Night in the Woods Alternatives and Similar Games

Below you will find the brief info about Night in the Woods, user reviews and the list of the most similar games.

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Games Like Night in the Woods

Games like Night in the Woods take you on a journey you may not forget. Just as Night in the Woods puts emphasis on story and character development while offering an interesting world to explore that is loaded with mystery, so too do these games down below!

Oxenfree game preview


If you’re into supernatural stuff, then you’re most likely going to enjoy Oxenfree, a 2D mystery adventure with a paranormal theme. In Oxenfree you play as a teenager named Alex who goes to party with her friends on an island with an old military base. Everything goes south when they unintentionally open a portal that brings the spooky ghosts in their area. Featuring multiple endings and an interesting dialogue system that allows you to move freely instead of locking you inside cutscenes, this game is definitely worth checking out.
Firewatch game preview


Just like Night in the Woods, Firewatch does an excellent job at giving you a beautiful world to explore while a captivating narrative develops. It also is centered on exploring the woods, which in Firewatch look absolutely stunning. But unlike Night in the Woods, Firewatch does it all in 3D and in first-person view. Throughout the adventure as a fire lookout you talk with your supervisor via a radio, choosing what to say back as you explore. If you like walking simulators, then you don’t want to miss out on Firewatch, one of the best games of its kind out there.
Kentucky Route Zero game preview

Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero is a 2D point & click adventure that has you meet a variety of different characters on the imaginary roads of Kentucky. Made in episodic nature, or ‘acts’, of which there are 5 in total, the game’s significant art style and amazing soundtrack help tons in immersing you. Don’t worry about puzzles slowing you down, as there are none, but choices in the dialogue are present.
Thimbleweed Park game preview

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park mixes ghosts and humor with classic point & click gameplay. Get ready to solve puzzles as you play with 5 different characters that you can switch between during the game. The area you explore during the crazy night is packed with a diverse cast of characters, at least one of which will surely make you laugh. Due to its puzzle-solving element, Thimbleweed Park does feature 2 different difficulty modes to choose from: Casual and Hard. If you want less puzzles and more focus on the story content, then you might want to choose casual. However, the latter difficulty may not be that hard as its name implies, and might be worth jumping into instead if you prefer more gameplay content and/or have played classic point & click titles such as Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion. Speaking of these two titles, Thimbleweed Park is actua
Life is Strange Series game preview

Life is Strange Series

Life is Strange is a 3rd-person episodic game that sticks out with its visuals and time-bending gameplay. The choices you make throughout the 5 episodes while on your quest to save your best friend matter a ton. Going back in time to alter what you otherwise couldn’t has a huge effect on everything that has happened, is happening and will happen. With multiple endings in store and the first episode free, Life is Strange might be the story-driven game you are looking for.
The Darkside Detective game preview

The Darkside Detective

Crazy supernatural cases are left for the best to solve. As detective Francis McQueen, you’ll solve 9 short different cases featuring a comedic tone, well-made pixel graphics and well-designed point & click puzzles. If you’re looking for a short and light-hearted 2D detective adventure, then The Darkside Detective is most likely the investigative title you’re looking for. With Season 2 set to come out in 2020, you may want to jump into this top-notch detective game soon and experience the world it has to offer.
What Remains of Edith Finch game preview

What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch is a game that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a unique and amazing take on walking simulators, in that it actually does feature little pieces of diverse gameplay that drive the captivating narrative forward. The 1st-person game actually features a collection of stories of the Finch family, one story for each member. As Edith Finch, you experience these stories through the eyes of a family member. Every story ends in death, yet contains different gameplay and sends a different message that might stick with you. Some of the stories might stay with you long after playing the game. With beautiful visuals and a detailed house and its surroundings to explore, What Remains of Edith Finch features superb atmospheric storytelling that is not to be missed. If you’d prefer to play it on a handheld device, then
Jenny LeClue - Detectivu game preview

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu

This 2D mystery game puts you in the shoes of young detective Jenny LeClue on her quest to clear her mother’s name by finding the real killer. Throughout the game you’ll make choices that not only affect your own experience, but can affect how the whole story continues to be written entirely. Not released as of writing, but it’s a title that sure looks promising and one that might come out in 2019.
Afterparty game preview


If you played Oxenfree, then the dialogue system present here will feel quite familiar. Afterparty utilizes an interesting dialogue system that allows you to choose what a character will say even while walking and interacting with other objects. With this non-restrictive system, Afterparty puts you in control of two best friends who are stuck in Hell and must beat Satan at his drinking game to be allowed back on Earth. As you explore the islands of Hell and play various mini-games you’ll make decisions that can affect everyone in it. While not available as of writing, Afterparty is a 2D adventure that might pique your interest.

Some Facts About Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods is a 2D story-rich adventure that has you explore an interesting world full of animal-like characters to interact with. As Mae Borowski you return to your hometown only to find that everything has changed. Make choices that affect the strong narrative in this Kickstarter-funded game.

About the Game

  • Released: February 21, 2017
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android
  • Developer: Infinite Fall
  • Publisher: Finji
  • Official Website:

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 8 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 8½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 23½ Hours
  • All Styles 10½ Hours
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