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14 Games Like ‘Undertale’ You Must Play

March 18, 2019
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If you are looking for games that provide a similar experience to ‘Undertale’, then you have come to the right place. We have the best selection of adventure video games here that are similar to or have been influenced by ‘Undertale’, so if you are looking for a game that is heavily story-driven and narrated with you having multiple options and each of them affecting the gameplay, then you better check out the games listed below. So, here is the list of video games similar to ‘Undertale’ that are our recommendations. You can play these games like ‘Undertale’ on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.

14. Always Sometimes Monsters (2014)

Canadian indie developers Justin Amirkhani and Jake Reardon created a fun little role playing game known as Always Sometimes Monsters which was developed by Vagabond Dog and published by Devolver Digital in the year 2014. The game starts with you choosing your character and then their love interest, at which point the narration begins. It is a pretty good story told through dialogues and narration that involves you making choices which affect the overall gameplay. You are free to walk around the world and interact with other non playable characters that allow you to earn money through the completion of various tasks. These can be low wage repetitive work or a job that pays big but challenges your morals. A sequel for the game has been announced called Sometimes Always Monsters but no release date has been confirmed as of yet.

13. Angels of Death (2015)

‘Angels of Death’ is an adventure video game developed by Japanese game developer Hoshikuzu KRNKRN and published by Den Fami Nico Game Magazine in the year 2015 for Windows PC systems and adapted for other devises in the following years. Don’t let the obscure names fool you though as this is one of the best horror adventures titles present on handheld devices. It is presently available on the Nintendo Switch, the Android, the iOS and the Steam playstores. The game has been adapted for two distinct manga series and has also received an anime adaptation. With mostly positive reviews on all playstores, this is one title you definitely do not want to miss out on.

12. Alicemare (2016)

‘Alicemare’ is a nice little adventure put together by indie developers Miwashiba and published by AGM PLAYISM for the Microsoft Windows platform. Containing just a tiny bit of horror elements wrapped together with fairytale elements, the game has managed to attain a somewhat cult status among gamers. You will find yourself right at home with this indie title if you like the gameplay style of Undertale and the fairytale ambience will ensure that you stay hooked for the larger part of the gameplay. You play the character of Allen, a boy who has lost his memory and now must travel through the world to recollect his thoughts and discover his identity. Devastated by the loss of his parents, Allen manages to find a shelter for himself where he discovers a secret. We really do not want to say anymore lest we spoil the story, so feel free to check out the game on the Steam playstore if you wish to know more.

11. Westerado: Double Barreled (2015)

I always get a feeling of rush whenever I see games set around the Wild West, but hey that’s just me! However, if you do feel like taking a trip to the wild lands and wreak havoc upon the locales, then perhaps Westerado is your best bet. The game features an extensive campaign where your family has been murdered by an outlaw and vengeance is all you seek. You must travel through the towns and interact with the people over there to find out more about the desperado and put him to his place. Where words won’t work, there’s always your trusty old rotator. Developed by Ostrich Banditos and published by Adult Swim Games, it has managed to generate a lot of fair reviews. We personally played through the entire campaign at one go and we believe you will have the same desire.

10. Superhot (2016)

‘Superhot’ is a game that initially originated in the 7 Day FPS Challenge where developers are tasked with developing a game from scratch in 7 Days. Superhot Team developed the game which turned into a browser game and then expanded on to modern consoles with VR support. It has been widely praised by game critics for its innovative gameplay style and for its unique approach to FPS shooters. The game functions in a manner where time only passes when the player chooses to move his character leading to strategic decisions that cannot be taken in other FPS shooters. ‘Superhot’ starts with your friend sending you a mail containing ‘superhot.exe’ and an invitation to play the game. As you start playing you face another conscious being within the game that refuses to let you play the game and does everything in his power to make you stop to the point that he forces you to quit superhot entirely. As you load up the game a second time, you are fueled by rage and go on a rampage through the entire world in an attempt to get to this higher being.

9. Oxenfree (2016)

‘Oxenfree’ is a beautiful adventure platformer set around a group of friends who accidentally released a paranormal force on an island and now must travel across the entire land interacting with various characters in order to find a way to curb the power. Interacting with the other characters and choosing the right dialogues is what this game is all about, so if you are familiar with the gameplay style of ‘Undertale’, then this game will be right up your sleeve. The world design is enchanting with bright colors that begs for long play sessions and owing to the variety in conversations, long sessions are a given. Think of this as ‘Undertale’ in a 2.5D platformer where 3D characters interact and travel around in a 2D world. Developed and published by Night School Studio in the year 2016, the game has been praised by critics highly for its compelling gameplay and intriguing story-line.

8. Beholder (2016)

Inspired by the likes of George Orwell, Ray Bradbury and Alduos Huxley, ‘Beholder’ is a haunting tale of human downfall in a totalitarian state. You take on the character of Carl, a menacing landlord employed by the state to unleash peril upon its residents. You have a variety of options available to you such as eavesdropping on conversations, tapping their home phone lines and also breaking into their apartments and search for illegal stuff that could be reported to the government. The intriguing part is you have every right to do so as you are employed by the state and their word is gospel. It was developed by Warm Lamp Games and published by Alawar Entertainment in the year 2016 to overall positive reviews.

7. West of Loathing (2017)

‘West of Loathing’ is a hilarious role playing game developed and published by Asymmetric Publications in the year 2017 for the Linux, macOS, Windows PC and the Nintendo Switch with an adaptation for the iOS coming soon. The game is a spinoff to ‘Kingdom of Loathing’, a browser based multiplayer role playing game and is set in a whacky western setting. The game has received a lot of positive reviews for its art design with Rolling Stones magazine calling it one of the best games of the year. The gameplay contains real time exploration with turn based combat with emphasis on role playing elements that is complemented with stick style graphics that allows more intensive control over your characters abilities. This character is seeking its way into another city called Frisco during which he comes across various interesting entities.

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6. To The Moon (2011)

‘To The Moon’ is one of the best indie adventures out there. Although lacking in gameplay mechanics, the story is extremely well written and depends on your puzzle solving skills in order to progress effectively. The narration is to the point and helps the player immerse into the game. It has no inventory management systems or any party systems, something that are a staple in role playing games but allows you to interact with other characters so that you learn about the world more. There is no combat system either except for one right that the beginning that does not really qualify as a battle in the first place setting the mood for the rest of the game. It really stresses on a story-driven experience so if you are looking for a laid back chilled out game, then perhaps ‘To The Moon’ is the one for you. The game has been developed and published by Freebird games in the year 2011 for the Windows, Linux, Android, iOS and the Nintendo Switch gaming system. This is a must for fans of the game ‘Undertale’ and we highly recommend you give it a shot.

5. One Shot (2016)

‘One Shot’ is truly a different experience from other games in this list where the game makes it obvious that it is aware of your presence. Since the game is aware of your presence, the choices you make affect the ‘higher intelligence’ and in return, your gameplay. Niko, the protagonist of the story is an entirely different entity and is on a whimsical quest to replace the sun from the top of a tower. The narration of the story adds to the experience and various critics have praised the game for the same. When you find yourself waking in an unfamiliar environment, the adventure starts unfolding through a computer present at the location. The objective is to find your location through completing puzzles and questing and obtaining items that help you progress further in the game. The game was developed by Little Cat Feet and published by Degica for the Windows PC and macOS systems in the year 2016.

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4. Earthbound (1995)

‘Earthbound’, also known as Mother 2 in Japan, is a turn based strategic role playing game that was released way back in 1995 though the Japanese version was released an year earlier. The game has widely been regarded as one of the best role playing games of the era. It is evident from the gameplay style and mechanics that Earthbount was a heavy influence on the game developers of ‘Undertale’, so if you did happen to like ‘Undertale’ then you will surely want to check out the game that heavily influenced it.

3. Lisa (2014)

‘Lisa’ is a popular role playing video game set in a post apocalyptic setting that allows the player to witness the story of Brad Armstrong. Brad is a lost man who is in search of Buddy, his adopted daughter with whom he has been separated. During the course of gameplay, you will get to interact with a number of characters and depending on your choices, the gameplay will change accordingly. The story might get affected along with the condition of your party members so make your choices count. It has been praised for its grim ambiance and dark comedic dialogues that add to the experience of the game. It was developed and published by Dingaling Productions in the year 2014 for the Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS.

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2. Rakuen (2017)

‘Rakuen‘ is a beautiful role playing adventure video game developed and published by indie developer Laura Shigihara in the year 2017 for the Windows, Linux and OS X systems. Rakuen literally means paradise in Japanese and the art style of the game is a true depiction of the title. The story follows a sick boy who is stranded on a hotel bed with his mother visiting him every day to recite bedtime stories. The book that his mother carries is called Rakuen and hence the title of the game. The boy wants to visit the land of dreams depicted in the storybook in order to ask for one wish from the Forest Guardian; however, he must complete a set of challenges before he is able to do is.

1. The Stanley Parable (2013)

The game that started out as an interactive storyteller and a mod to the legendary game ‘Half Life’ is now a fully functional standalone release for the Windows PC, OS X and Linux devices. The game allows you to walk around the whole map and interact with certain objects but there is no combat involved. You are only able to change switches and other small objects in order to progress through the game. ‘The Stanley Parable’ is a game that you should really experience on your own if you are a fan of games like Undertale, so we won’t delve much further into the story-line.

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