Games Like Undertale

Games like Undertale
Undertale is a game about how your actions have consequences in a broader context, and shows you how you treat people or what you do can have either great or disastrous repercussions, like another much-loved game, Life is Strange. With so many different ways to play and different endings to the game’s unique and captivating story, it’s no wonder why you can find millions of people all saying how fantastic the storyline is. So, if you’ve finished Undertale and loved it the entire way through, here are some games like Undertale to help you keep that feeling alive!

9 Best Games Similar To Undertale

LISA

Also called ‘Lisa: The Painful’, this ominous 2D RPG puts you in control of Brad Armstrong, a drug-addled father who must traverse the dangerous wasteland of Olathe to find his adoptive daughter, Buddy. Along the way, Brad will recruit people to his party to help him combat the horrors he faces, and Brad will make decisions that impact not only his fate, by the fate of his entire party. The combat in this game functions much more like an older final fantasy game, with you fighting against enemies as a group instead of on your own, like in Undertale.

LISA preview

Metacritic Rating: 78

OneShot

In Oneshot, you guide a small child through a series of top-down adventures and puzzles as they explore an obscure world filled to the brim with mysterious, on a mission to restore a sun that has long since died out. But the events that occur during your quest seem to take strange turns, and it begins to seem as if the world itself knows you’re there. This game is incredibly similar to Undertale, while there is no combat, it still has that beautiful top-down, 2D graphics and focuses on puzzles you will have grown to know and love.

OneShot preview

Metacritic Rating: 84

Hyper Light Drifter

In this thrilling 2D RPG, you will immediately start to have flashbacks to some of the older Zelda games, and maybe even the original Diablo, as you play. And that’s no coincidence! The creator of this game intended to style it after those timeless classics. In this, you play as the Drifter, a mysterious character with access to technology that has been long since lost to the world this game takes place is, and is suffering from a horrible illness. With incredible music and a stunning visual landscape, this game will take you on a journey without having to use a single word of dialogue.

Hyper Light Drifter preview

Metacritic Rating: 84

EarthBound

Released in Japan as ‘Mother 2’, This top-down adventure game starts with the main character, Ness, going to visit a nearby meteorite crash with his friend and neighbor, Pokey. They discover that their world has changed for the worse and must embark on a quest to save it from the horrors that have consumed it. Unlike Undertale, this game does not use a random encounter system, showing you physical enemies that you must make contact with to fight instead. After years of being hailed as a classic, it was re-released in 2015 for the Wii-U after massive fan lobbying efforts, so now you can play an updated version of it!

EarthBound preview

Metacritic Rating: n/a

Why Am I Dead At Sea

Hard to break this news to you… but you’re dead. Murdered, in fact. This is the situation you find yourself in at the start of the 2015 2D indie title ‘Why Am I Dead At Sea’. You are responsible for solving your own murder, using your newfound ghostly abilities to go through objects, possess people, and investigate your surroundings until you manage to solve puzzles and unravel the mystery of your murder. Nothing can be trusted on this ship, and it seems as though every person you come across has their own secrets.

Why Am I Dead At Sea preview

Metacritic Rating: n/a

Stardew Valley

When your grandfather dies, he leaves you behind the deed to some land he owns in a small town out in the country. At first, it lays unused, but as you slowly find that your office job is wearing you down more and more, the deed begins to look less like an impossible dream and more like an opportunity. So, you pack up, and get on the first bus to Stardew Valley, to pick up on the farm your grandfather left. In this 2D RPG, you get to tend to your farm, go dungeon diving, and create strong bonds with others in the community as you make decisions that will change Stardew Valley forever.

Stardew Valley preview

Metacritic Rating: 89

To the Moon

In this narrative-driven, top-down style game, you explore the efforts of two doctors who have incredible abilities: They can go into a patient’s mind a create new memories where there were none before. They can take fragments of existing memories and weave them together into something new. An old man comes to them, at the end of his life, and asks them to help him fulfill one final wish: to go to the moon, so he can draw his last breath happily. The two doctors must solve puzzles and work their way through his memories in order to give the man his wish, and in the process, find out why this wish was so important.

To the Moon preview

Metacritic Rating: 81

Alicemare

In this retro-style horror-adventure game, you play as a young man named Allen, who has been sent to a special facility following the mysterious loss of his memories. The very night he is sent there, however, he chooses to investigate some strange occurrences he overhears and finds himself teleported into the ‘hearts’ of the other patients at the facility. He must solve puzzles and slowly work his way through these landscapes in order to put together exactly what is going on, and how he fits into it.

Alicemare preview

Metacritic Rating: n/a

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

Based on the much-loved and hilarious ‘Angry Video Game Nerd’ series, you play as James Rolf, trapped in a poorly-made game, and you are tasked with finding your friends. You must play your way through this 2D Platformer, which was specifically created to be as unfair and difficult as possible. As you make your way through, gathering things to help you along your journey, you will probably die quite often, and there will be times you want to throw down the controller, just like the Nerd does in countless episodes.

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures preview

Metacritic Rating: 77

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