Games Like Until Dawn

Games like Until Dawn
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 Like Until Dawn

Heavy Rain
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.

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain preview

In this film noir thriller game, you will take control of four different characters, who are all tied in some way to the mysterious Origami killer. The lives of these four individuals are in your hands, and your actions as one can lead to fatal consequences for the others.

About the game:
Released: (PS3) 18 Feb, 2010 / (PS4) 1 Mar, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PS4, PS3
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: 87

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 22 Hours
  • All Styles 10 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Drama, Multiple Endings, Mystery, Quick-Time Events

 

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!

Life is Strange

Life is Strange preview

In Life is Strange, you play as your average teen who was picked by unknown forces to have an extraordinary gift. The main character in Life is Strange can turn back time, allowing her to reverse her decisions as she navigates highschool life, and attempts to save her town from an impending disaster.

About the game:
Released: 30 Jan, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
  • Storage: 5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 14 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 16 Hours
  • Completionist 18 Hours
  • All Styles 16 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Casual, Choices Matter, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Indie, Multiple Endings, Mystery, Point & Click, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person, Time Travel

 

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.

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls preview

In Beyond: Two souls, you play as a woman who has been guarded by a supernatural entity for as long as she can remember – whom she affectionately calls ‘Aiden’. Together, you and Aiden travel the United States, danger seeming to follow your every move as you try to navigate being gifted with also just trying to survive in day-to-day life.

About the game:
Released: (PS3) 8 Oct, 2013 / (PS4) 24 Nov, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PS4, PS3
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 26 Hours
  • All Styles 12 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Drama, Interactive, Multiplayer, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Stealth

 

Alpha Protocol
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.

Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol preview

Alpha Protocol is a legendary First-person RPG. You play as Agent Thorton, a talented and ambitious young agent who has been cast out by your government. However, you are the only one with both the knowledge and the ability required to stop a global catastrophe, and thus you go to war.

About the game:
Released: 28 May, 2010
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: SEGA
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2.4+ GHZ Intel or 2.0+ GHZ AMD
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) 2 GB RAM (Windows Vista)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series (6800GT or better,) ATI 1300XT series or greater (X1550, X1600 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
  • Storage: 12 GB

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 13 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 17 Hours
  • Completionist 25 Hours
  • All Styles 16 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Choices Matter, Multiple Endings, RPG, Shooter, Singleplayer, Stealth, Story Rich, Third Person

 

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.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy preview

Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit, is hailed by many as a breakthrough in interactive storytelling, and it is easy to see why. IN this amazing game, you take control of one of several characters at time, and every single choice you make has the potential to impact one or all of them further on in the story.

About the game:
Released: 16 Sep, 2005
Genre: Adventure, RPG
Platforms: iOS, Xbox 360, Xbox, PS4, PS2, PC, MacOS, Linux, Android
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Atari Inc.
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB ATI HD4450 | 512 MB nVidia 8800 GT | Intel HD 4400
  • Storage: 15 GB

Metacritic Rating: 61

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 8 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 9 Hours
  • Completionist 9 Hours
  • All Styles 8 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Cinematic, Detective, Female Protagonist, Horror, Mystery, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Supernatural

 

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.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead preview

In this amazing episodic telltale game that has left gamers wanting more and more, you will, at first, take the roll of Lee as he struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse while protecting Clementine, a small girl Lee took under his wing. This story about hope and tragedy will keep you hooked until the final moments.

About the game:
Released: 24 Apr, 2012
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Ouya, MacOS, Linux, Kindle Fire HDX, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows  XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 12 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 13 Hours
  • Completionist 24 Hours
  • All Styles 13 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Comic Book, Drama, Episodic, Horror, Mature, Point & Click, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Third Person, Zombies

The Walking Dead: Season 2

The Walking Dead: Season 2 preview

After Lee saved Clementine through the cost of his live, Clementine continue her survival on her own. The whole world is in the hell and Clementine needs to seek for the survivors and bring tough decisions.

About the game:
Released: 17 Dec, 2013
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Ouya, MacOS, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 9 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 10 Hours
  • Completionist 10 Hours
  • All Styles 9 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Choose your own Adventure, Cinematic, Comic Book, Drama, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Horror, Mature, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Zombies

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier preview

A new Frontier version of the Walking Dead game is a new adventure with two main characters Clementine and Javier. The heroes can progress in the story by collecting objects and entering in the conversations with other players. During the story, you will need to make the choice and avoid being killed.

About the game:
Released: 20 Dec, 2016
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT)
  • Storage: 8 GB

Metacritic Rating: 71

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 7 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 7 Hours
  • Completionist 8 Hours
  • All Styles 8 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Casual, Choices Matter, Choose your own Adventure, Comic Book, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Horror, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Violent, Zombies

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries preview

The Walking Dead: Michonne is a spin-off of the original series. It tells the story of Mochonne, blade-wielding woman from Robert Kirkman’s comic books. Haunted by her past Michonne is doing what she can to survive.

About the game:
Released: 23 Feb, 2016
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA card w/512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 3 GB

Metacritic Rating: 67

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 4 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 4 Hours
  • Completionist 4 Hours
  • All Styles 4 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Choose your own Adventure, Comic Book, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Horror, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Third Person, Walking Simulator, Zombies

 

SOMA
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.

SOMA

SOMA preview

From the same people who created the masterpiece that was Amnesia: The Dark Descent, we get SOMA. This sci-fi horror game takes place far under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, where a rouge AI has taken over an underwater research station, and you must solve the mystery of what happened in order to escape.

About the game:
Released: 22 Sep, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Platforms: PS4, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Frictional Games
Publisher: Frictional Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows Vista
  • Processor: Core i3 / AMD A6 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / AMD Radeon HD 5750. OpenGL 3.3
  • Storage: 25 GB

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 9 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 11 Hours
  • Completionist 12 Hours
  • All Styles 10 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Horror, Indie, Moddable, Psychological Horror, Puzzle, Robots, Sci-fi, Story Rich, Survival, Underwater

 

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 Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter preview

In this stunning and beautiful game, you play as a Private detective hired to investigate the case of a missing boy named Ethan Carter, who has proven to be incredibly hard to track down. You will track Ethan through eerie towns and dense forests, but what will you discover when you finally catch up to him?

About the game:
Released: 26 Sep, 2014
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Platforms: PS4, PC
Developer: The Astronauts
Publisher: The Astronauts
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 compliant card with 1GB of VRAM
  • Storage: 9 GB

Metacritic Rating: 82

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 4 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 5 Hours
  • Completionist 5 Hours
  • All Styles 4 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Adventure, Atmospheric, Detective, Exploration, First Person, Horror, Indie, Mystery, Open World, Point & Click, Puzzle, Singleplayer, Story Rich

 

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.

The Evil Within

The Evil Within preview

In this intense horror game published by Bethesda, you play as a detective who gets a call to visit an abandoned insane asylum. When you arrive on the scene, you discover it is not entirely abandoned, and your world as you know it becomes a dark place, inhabited by terrifying creatures.

About the game:
Released: 13 Oct, 2014
Genre: Action, Horror, Survival
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1
  • Processor: i7 or an equivalent with four plus core processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 460 or equivalent 1 GB VRAM card
  • Storage: 50 GB

Metacritic Rating: 75

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 16 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 20 Hours
  • Completionist 42 Hours
  • All Styles 18 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Cinematic, Dark, Horror, Open World, Psychological Horror, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Third Person, Zombies

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