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Ico is a running, jumping and exploring game where you rescue a princess from her evil mother. You take her hand to help her escape, guiding her along the pathways and protecting her from the hordes of enemies. Together, you jump chasms and scale walls in your daring escape from the castle. Ico stands out not only for these unusual interactions but the fluid painterly visuals and emotive story.

If you enjoyed Ico, there are other games in the Team Ico franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Ico is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/09/2001, updated in 2011

Out Now: PS2 and PS3

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Sony Japan Studio (@SonyJapanStudio)

Costs: Purchase cost

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Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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The Milk Lake

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

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Jotun

Release Date: 29/09/2015, updated in 2018

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

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Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

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Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Dice and Hand-Made

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Release Date: 11/02/2020, updated in 2021

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

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7 Similar Games Long List

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A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release Date: 14/05/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

A Plague Tale: Innocence follows Amicia and her little brother Hugo as they use stealth to escape soldiers and swarms of rats. Against the stark threat and darkness of the world, the sibling relationship develops as the two learn to trust one another...

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Release Date: 08/11/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5 and iOS

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Oddworld Soulstorm (Series)

Release Date: 19/09/1997, updated in 2022

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

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3 Board Game Alternatives to Ico

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16 Video Games Like Ico Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Ico. This includes games from the Puzzle, Adventure, Platform, Narrative and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

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