Until Dawn is a choice-driven game, where your actions matter and have direct consequences both in the short term, like keeping characters alive in a dangerous situation, and in the long term. This game follows a group of young adults who travel up to a lone cabin on the side of a snowy mountain, expecting to have a good time on vacation. Instead, they discover that they are not truly alone there, and that their presence is not welcomed on that mountain. If you enjoyed this thriller, and want more games like Until Dawn, take a look at these narrative-driven games that can scratch your itch.
9 Best Games Similar To Until Dawn
In this film-noir style game, you will spend your time cycling between four of the main characters, each uniquely involved in a mysterious way with the Origami Killer, a serial killer that is responsible for the deaths of many innocent people, and who still remains at large. Seemingly innocent choices made by one character can impact another in a way you may not be able to anticipate, and this serves to really add a sense of gravity to the choices you make, similar to how you felt in Until Dawn. If you enjoy murder mysteries, this is a must-try.
Life is Strange
Another narrative-drive, choice-based game, this one revolves around a young girl named Chole. Through mysterious events, the nature of which is uncertain, she has gained the ability to travel relatively short distances back in time, just enough to reverse her decisions and let her try a different approach to a situation. She has also been given a vision of a grave, supernatural disaster that will destroy her town in the near future, and she is the one who must take steps to save it. This game is filled to the brim with drama, high emotions, and anticipation. If this game sounds good, check out a few more games like Life is Strange!
Beyond: Two Souls
In this Playstation exclusive game, a young woman named Jodie Holmes was born being guarded over by a strange entity, the nature of whom is unclear. This entity is committed to protecting Jodie at all costs and will go to great lengths to do what he feels is best for her. Jodie lovingly gave this entity the name “Aiden”. Together, they travel all around the United States, fending off attacks from monsters, both human and supernatural, as Jodie simply tries to survive and find her way in the world, with no one but Aiden at her side to help her.
With a tagline like “The Espionage RPG”, it is impossible not to at least glance at Alpha Protocol. The game centers around Michael Thorton, an agent who has been disavowed by his own government, who alone has the information necessary to halt an impending global disaster. The actions you take in this stealth-RPG with influence Thorton and transform who he is, both as a person and as an agent. Whatever choices you make, Thorton will bear the consequences of them for as long as he lives, and so will the rest of the planet. This game heavily invokes tones of old Splinter Cell games, but with a much more fleshed-out RPG system.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy
In this classic paranormal thriller, New York City is suddenly struck by a rash of murders that no sane person could understand: normal, average people on the street are suddenly consumed in a ravenous bloodlust and murder complete strangers in broad daylight. You take the roles of multiple characters over the course of the game, all of whom will have their own part to play in uncovering the great mystery behind these killings: who, or what is responsible? This game is loaded with suspense and will make you laugh as often as it makes you sad.
The Walking Dead
In this episodic game, based on the post-apocalyptic world from the critically acclaimed television show, you first take on the role of Lee, a man accused of killing a US senator. On the drive to prison, everything seems completely normal, until the police car you are in swerves off the road. Suddenly, you are launched into a world crammed full of the undead, where every decision you make will be the difference between life and death for somebody. This game tells a story of love, loss, sacrifice, and you will soon find yourself developing a caring bond with Clementine, the small girl that Lee takes under his wing to protect.
Do you believe Artificial Intelligence can ever truly become sentient? Well, Soma certainly has a theory. In this game, you explore a secret, underwater research facility that shows no signs of life. The only thing that seems to be lifelike around the facility is the machinery, which has begun to take on human characteristics, in all the worst ways possible. You play as a man named Simon, who has unwillingly entered the facility under unknown circumstances, and his only hope of escape lies in solving what happened to the station.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
In this game, you play as a wandering detective, hired to find a young boy named Ethan Carter, who was reported kidnapped some time ago and still remains missing. This game will take you through vast, beautiful landscapes and dark, eerie towns as you follow the faint trail of clues that tell you the story of where Ethan could have gone. This game is a first-person mystery and allows you to take your time as you scour every landscape for hints. If you enjoy unraveling wide-reaching and complicated mysteries, this is certainly the game for you.
The Evil Within
In this game, you are a police detective, sent with your partner to investigate a disturbance at an abandoned medical institution. However, when you arrive on the scene, you quickly find much, much more than you bargained for. Before you can even realize what is going on, our main character is launched into a hostile, unfamiliar world filled with nightmarish creatures that seem to be sewn together from human flesh. If you enjoy stealthy, RPG-horror games, this is the title for you.