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

LISA preview

The game LISA follows the dark, gritty journey of a broken man as he attempts to reconcile himself with his dark past. You will bear witness to things you wish you had never seen, and the story will leave you wrestling with your own inner demons as much as the protagonist of this story wrestles with his.

About the game:
Released: 15 Dec, 2014
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Dingaling
Publisher: Dingaling Productions, LLC
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
  • Storage: 800 MB

Metacritic Rating: 78

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 11 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 15 Hours
  • Completionist 23 Hours
  • All Styles 14 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Dark, Dark Humor, Horror, Indie, Pixel Graphics, Platformer, Post-apocalyptic, Psychological Horror, RPG, Side Scroller, Singleplayer, Story Rich

 

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

OneShot preview

In Oneshot, a quirky and interesting top-down adventure, you take on the role of a small child exploring a cold, unforgiving world, on a mission to bring life back to the planet’s long-dead sun. In order to do this, you must solve puzzles, make friends, and unravel the mysteries of the planet itself.

About the game:
Released: 9 Dec, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie
Platforms: PC
Developer: Little Cat Feet
Publisher: Degica
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or later
  • Processor: /
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible
  • Storage: /

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 5 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 6 Hours
  • Completionist 10 Hours
  • All Styles 6 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Adventure, Anime, Atmospheric, Casual, Choices Matter, Exploration, Indie, Multiple Endings, Pixel Graphics, Puzzle, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich

 

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

Hyper Light Drifter preview

In Hyper Light Drifter, you play as a character you initially know only as The Drifter, a visitor to a torn and broken world who possesses ancient technologies that have been lost for centuries. On a quest to cure a mysterious illness you have contracted, you must explore this world, and hope it is not too late for you.

About the game:
Released: 31 Mar, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Heart Machine
Publisher: Heart Machine
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 and above
  • Processor: 1.2 ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 7½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 11½ Hours
  • Completionist 29 Hours
  • All Styles 9½ Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Action, Action RPG, Adventure, Atmospheric, Colorful, Difficult, Exploration, Fantasy, Hack and Slash, Indie, Metroidvania, Pixel Graphics, Post-apocalyptic, RPG, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Top-Down

 

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

EarthBound preview

Also known as Mother 2 in Japan, EarthBound is a classic game that will see players travelling through a 2D world, exploring towns, villages and caves, meeting people who are sometimes hostile and sometimes friendly. However, you will always be making great memories and forging a legend along the way.

About the game:
Released: 27 Aug, 1994
Genre: RPG
Platforms: SNES, Game Boy Advance
Developer: Ape, HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Official Website: starmen.net/mother2
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

Tags: 2D, Action, Adventure, Dungeons, RPG, Singleplayer, Traditional

 

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

Why Am I Dead At Sea preview

In this strange, uncommon and sometimes morbid adventure game, players are tasked with solving their own mysterious murder aboard a cruise ship. As a ghost, players can influence characters supernaturally, possess bodies, and manipulate objects in the 2D environment in order to figure out who is responsible for their death.

About the game:
Released: 11 May, 2015
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Developer: Peltast Software
Publisher: Peltast Software
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz, single core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: /
  • Storage: 150 MB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 5 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 6 Hours
  • Completionist 7 Hours
  • All Styles 6 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Adventure, Indie, Mystery, Pixel Graphics, RPG, Singleplayer

 

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

Stardew Valley preview

Upon your grandfather’s passing, he left you the deed to a plot of land with a farm in a small remote town. You do not intend to use the deed, but as the nine to five drudgery of everyday life in the city begins to get to you, you board a bus and head out to start your new life in Stardew Valley.

About the game:
Released: 26 Feb, 2016
Genre: Indie, RPG, Simulation
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, MacOS, Linux
Developer: ConcernedApe
Publisher: Chucklefish
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or greater
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, Shader Model 3.0+
  • Storage: 500 MB

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 51 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 80 Hours
  • Completionist 145 Hours
  • All Styles 73 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Agriculture, Atmospheric, Building, Casual, Crafting, Fishing, Indie, Multiplayer, Open World, Pixel Graphics, RPG, Relaxing, Retro, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer

 

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

To the Moon preview

In To The Moon, you take the roll of two scientists who have perfected a new technology that allows them to go into someone’s mind and give them new, legitimate memories of things that never happened. So, when an old, dying man comes to them and asks them to make him believe he went to the moon, they must bear witness to a tragic tale of love and loss, and a promise that could not be kept.

About the game:
Released: 1 Nov, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: iOS, PC, MacOS, Linux, Android
Developer: Freebird Games
Publisher: Freebird Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024×768 High Color +
  • Storage: 100 MB

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 4 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 4 Hours
  • Completionist 4 Hours
  • All Styles 4 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Adventure, Casual, Female Protagonist, Indie, Pixel Graphics, Psychological, RPG, Retro, Romance, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Walking Simulator

 

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

Alicemare preview

Alicemare is a unique and fun horror survival game made in RPG maker. Do not let this game’s simplistic 2D fool you, however. This game will push you to the brink, make you see things you wish you hadn’t saw, and force you to come to terms with some very uncomfortable questions.

About the game:
Released: 22 Nov, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Platforms: PC
Developer: Miwashiba
Publisher: AGM PLAYISM
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 or greater
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 1.06Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics
  • Storage: 80 MB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 2 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 2 Hours
  • Completionist 4 Hours
  • All Styles 3 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Adventure, Anime, Atmospheric, Casual, Fantasy, Horror, Indie, Multiple Endings, Pixel Graphics, Psychological Horror, Puzzle, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich

 

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

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures preview

A video game inspired by the popular and hilarious Angry Video Game Nerd online series, Angry Video Game Nerd adventures follows The Nerd when he gets trapped in a shitty game, exactly the kind of game he would hate. He needs to stick it out in order to find his friends and escape this terrible piece of garbage!

About the game:
Released: 20 Sep, 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Platforms: Wii U, PC, Nintendo 3DS
Developer: FreakZone Games
Publisher: ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or higher
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB or higher
  • Storage: 40 MB

Metacritic Rating: 77

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 3 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 4 Hours
  • Completionist 5 Hours
  • All Styles 3 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Action, Adventure, Difficult, Indie, Nudity, Pixel Graphics, Platformer, Retro, Satire, Side Scroller, Singleplayer

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