Dear Esther is an Enjoyable, Adventure, Exploration, First-person Perspective, Casual, and Single-player video game developed and published by The Chinese Room. The game takes place on an uninhabited Hebridean Island and lets you explore it to unearth its secrets. You must solve various puzzles to earn points and interact with NPCs and objects.
In the game, you assume the role of the main protagonist, who is moving with his wife in a car, and his wife died due to a car accident, and the protagonist lost his memory. You must explore the land of the game and find the secrets of the Island. In another episode, you reach a strange Island and must find a way to return your home. The game features various fragments in each playthrough.
Dear Esther includes the most prominent features, such as Unique Experience, Randomly Generated Audio, Explore Incredible Environment, Open World, and much more. With the exciting story, beautiful visuals detail, addictive gameplay, and superb mechanics, Dear Esther is one of the best games as compared to other Exploration and First-person games.
Journey combines the elements of Exploration, Adventure, and Third-person Perspective. The game supports both Single and Multiplayer modes and takes place in the vast, ancient, and mysterious world. It casts you in the role of the robed figure character, and the ultimate task is to explore the large environment that contains mountains, jungles, and deserts.
You can play solo or with your friend to assist each other during the gameplay. Both players can communicate with each other via text or speech, but they can’t see names. In the beginning, you have to explore the endless desert and complete objectives to earn points that you can use to unlock other areas, features, and stuff.
In the game, your character can move in any direction, run, jump, and fly his way to complete the requirements of the level. It includes social elements through this, and you can share your videos or progress and immerse yourself in the exploration experience.
Thatgamecompany introduced a great Art game named Flower which is an Addictive Adventure-based and Single-player video game. In this game, the player can control the wind to blow flower petals in the air by using the movement of the game controller. The gameplay is divided into six amazing levels and each level is represented by the flower in the pot of the city areas, windowsill.
The game also offers a group of flowers that are present at each level. When the player can reach a certain flower or group, the changes are made in the game environment. These changes can unlock new areas, convert dead grass into bright green and make the game more enjoyable. The game features no enemies, text, dialogues, and weapons the player just explores the stunning environment. Flower also offers Ultra-HD visual details, fantastic game mechanics, easy to play, and amazing, enjoyable background music.
Cloud is a Relaxing, Puzzle, and Single-player video game developed by USC Interactive Media Division and published by Jenova Chen. The game’s story revolves around a young boy whose dream is flying high in the sky while asleep in the hospital. In this game, the player takes on the role of a sleeping boy character in a dream world, and the ultimate task of the player is to guide that boy to explore and gather a small group of clouds. There are three different kinds of clouds in the game white clouds (that follow the character), black clouds (combination of white clouds), and gray clouds (neutral clouds).
It is a fantastic game that offers a stunning environment specially made for those who feel relaxed while playing the game. It offers various missions. Every four missions have different objectives: eliminating the black clouds, forming patterns in a sky with clouds, and creating rain, addictive gameplay, a well-well-written storyline, easy controls, and brilliant visual details.
Gathering Sky is an Adventure-based, Puzzle, Exploration, and Single-player video game by A Stanger Gravity. The game allows the player to guide the flock of birds and explore the beauty of the sky. It is a fantastic playful game in which the player can use his mouse to guide the birds.
The player can move in any direction and create an emotional story without words. It features different colors of the sky to explore with various birds. The game doesn’t feature any specific task to complete as it lets you freely explore the world to discover the beauty of the world. With immersive and quite addictive gameplay, enjoyable background music, and smooth controls, Gathering Sky is the best exploration game to play.
Meadowland is a Fantasy-based, Single-player, and Exploration video game developed by Marten Jonsson published by AGM Playism. The story of the game is about dreams, magic, and places far away in which the player can assume the role of a faerie.
The player can freely explore the whole world and the sound and sights of it as the player do. The primary point of the game is to feel and enjoy the provided experience. There is no specific task, goal, the mission to complete, the player requires to navigate the world to immerse himself deep into the beautify of the world.
Entwined is a Music, Exploration, Fantasy-based, and Single-player video game developed by PixelOpus and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game is available to play on PlayStation platforms. According to the gameplay, two souls, a fish, and a bird love each other but can’t get together. But a magical stone transforms both souls into soaring dragons. In this game, the ultimate task of the player is to guide both souls simultaneously with each stick to carry over the sequence of many lifetimes.
The right stick controls the bird-soul, and the left stick controls the fish soul. During the gameplay, the player must collect all the objects that create a sweet soundtrack and earn an experience to unlock more locations. Entwined offers quite engaging gameplay, smooth controls, fantastic game mechanics, and brilliant visual details.
Shu’s Garden is an exciting, Fantasy-based, Exploration, and Single-player video game by Jason RT Bond. In this game, the player takes on the role of a cute little character named Shu, who moves from planet to planet, explores plant life, and makes new friends. The player has some unique abilities which allow him to create a forest, play with a honey bee and enjoy a splash in a pond.
It is an open-world playground video game without any hard goals or missions. The player explores the Space garden and makes new friends enjoy the game with them. Shu’s Garden includes core features such as various planets to explore, different creatures, interaction with objects, enjoyable background music, easy controls, fantastic game mechanics, and brilliant visual details.
Hohokum is an Art video game developed by Honeyslug and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was released on August 12, 2014, on PlayStation platforms such as PS Vita, PS4, and PS3. In this competition, the player aims to guide snake-like creatures to explore more than seven stunning worlds without any set of objectives. The player can move in any direction in the game, interact with the object and enjoy exciting music tracks.
There are a total of seventeen worlds to explore, and each world of the game offers different looks with different creatures, a single main task, and secondary activities. In Lamp Lighting, the player’s aim is activities lights while flying past silhouettes, and each light in the game provides a new layer of music. To reach the next world, the player flies through the circle to change the colors. It is an amazing game that immerses himself deep into the beautiful game world. Hohokum features quite immersive gameplay, easy controls, a stunning environment, and fantastic game mechanics.
Nephise is a First-person Exploration, Adventure-based, Relaxing, and Single-player video game developed and published by Tonguc Bodur. The gameplay of the game is a bit different from the game of Flower. It is an atmospheric puzzle game with a mysterious and relaxing experience. The player uses the first-person view and freely explores nature with the help of several hints.
The game offers different locations to explore, such as silver caves and forests to collect orbs. During the gameplay, the player can freely interact with different objects such as a special tree, stone, and bell, etc. Nephise includes core features such as a stunning environment, easy controls, different kinds of puzzles, various wild creatures, beautiful graphics details, fantastic game mechanics, and enjoyable soundtracks.
Drizzlepath: Genie is an Action-Adventure, Exploration Puzzle, Fantasy-based, and Single-player video game introduced by Tonguc Bodur. In this game, the player can take on a female protagonist named Lula, who lives happily in her village. Until a night, when a mysterious wizard tells her in a dream to find a relic called Genie.
Genie is a key to unlock the truth about life. In the morning, Lula decides that she discovers Genie’s meaning and tries to complete her destiny. In this game, the player can freely move in the stunning fate world, interact with the environment, take an object, and try to solve all the puzzles. The game offers impressive graphics with a rich story, calming, and a fantasy-based natural environment to explore.
Flow is a Puzzle, Strategy, Single-player, and Multiplayer Simulation created by Thatgamecompany. The game takes place in the aquatic environment and lets the player control a small worm or snake-like creature to explore the massive world from an isometric view.
The game is about piloting an organism through the surreal world where the player consumes others to get into the abyss. It consists of different levels and lets the player complete each one to gain experience.
There are five different creatures, and each will available in a different environment. While playing the game, the player can select one of five beings to play. It allows the player to loses himself in the deep blue sea and explore the world. Flow includes the most prominent features such as Multiple Mode, Dynamically Adjustment, Vibrant environment, and more.
Samorost 3 is a Point and Click, Adventure-based, Puzzle and Single-player video game developed by Amanita Design. It is the third title in the series and the first game that introduces full-length and HD visuals. The story takes place across five different planets and four moons. The game features similar gameplay to the previous ones and contains no comprehensible dialogue but animated through gibberish and bubbles.
In this game, the player can control Gnome to explore the environment and complete tasks. During the gameplay, the player can explore the different areas of the game, gather several items, and solve the puzzles. The game also offers a communication option to interact with other creatures during the journey. It includes core features such as mini-games, different kinds of new puzzles, ghosts, hints, massive inventory systems, etc. Samorost 3 offers enhanced game mechanics, immersive gameplay, and beautiful visual details.
Gretel and Hansel is an Action-Adventure, Puzzle, Fantasy-based, Point and Click, and Single-player video game. In this game, the player can take on the role of a female protagonist who can explore the hand draw environment and collect all the hidden items to progress in the game. The gameplay consists of a series of levels, and each level lets the player solve a unique puzzle to gather objects.
The game offers a hint system that will help the player during the gameplay. Gretel and Hansel introduce attractive features such as background music, simple controls, a well-written storyline, and beautiful visual details.
Beyond Eyes is a Fantasy-based, Adventure, Exploration, and Single-player video game developed by Tiger and Squid and published by Team 17. According to the game’s story, a ten-year-old girl named Rae has lost her sight after the fireworks accident. Rae can touch and feel all the objects to explore the environment to reach her home. The game allows the player to take on the role of Rae and a complete number of objectives for progress.
The game sound is the most important part of it that gives the player an idea of where the objects are located. It offers lots of objectives to complete, such as safely cross the road by listening to the sound of the car, etc. Each progress of level offers more challenging gameplay than the last one. Beyond Eyes includes core features such as different areas to explore, interact with the objects, lots of upgrades, impressive game mechanics, simple controls, and beautiful visual details.
Samorost is an Adventure-based, Puzzle, Point and Click, Art, and Single-player video game developed by Jakub Dvorsky and published by Amanita Design. It is the very first game in the series of Samorost in which the player aims to interact with the beautiful game world use a simple point and click interface and try to solve the puzzles.
The game offers a series of mind-twisting puzzles, and each puzzle offers more challenging gameplay than the last one. These puzzles are serially linked, forming an adventure story. As compared to the other point and click games, it offers completely different gameplay with no dialogues and no inventory system. The player just needs to click on the screen to solve the puzzle.
Samorost features surrealistic and organic scenarios that mix original and advanced technological concepts, an enjoyable musical atmosphere, a unique design character, and much more. The game offers excellent game mechanics, smooth controls, and stunning graphics.
B is a free-to-play, Casual, and Single-player Simulation developed and published by U and I. It is a quite addictive video game in which the player can take on the role of a Bee, who can explore the vast environment to enjoy the game. Navigate the world freely without any limitation, engage yourself in profound nature, and reveal the secrets about Bee.
There is no mission available in the game; the player can freely explore the game world to enjoy the exciting flight experience. The game offers multiple seasons for both day and night cycles. B is one of the best games for those players who want to explore the beauty of nature. The game offers fantastic game mechanics and stunning visual details.
Luxuria Superbia is an Action, Casual, Fantasy and Single-player Simulation developed and published by Tale of Tales. It is a relaxing, colorful, and musical journey made to fill the player with joy. There are more than twelve different flower-like tunnels and the garden with the temple. In the garden, the player must select one of the multiple flowers by turning the dial.
The task of the player is to touch the flower glide to enjoy the exciting experience. Each flower always starts colorless, but the color automatically fills the petal when the player touches it. When the player completes the flower, the next one is unlocked. Luxuria Superbia is an enjoyable game specially made for that player who wants to relax his mind, with smooth control controls and beautiful visual details.
Captain Tsubasa Vol. II: Super Striker is a Sports, Role-playing, and Single-player video game developed by Tecmo for Family Computer. The storyline revolves around a cast of characters three years after the domination of the France World Cup in Japan.
Next to that, the protagonist moves to Brazil alongside his professional coach to win the Brazilian National Tournament. At the start, the player controls a character who watches Tsubasa as he plays. After improving the skills, the player can participate in different leagues to show off his talent for incredible rewards.
The game increases the difficulty level as you reach the high stages where you confront powerful teams, which may be hard to defeat. Rather than introducing a simple soccer simulation, the game prefers to display your animated cut scenes over the match, leaving you to make strategic decisions to determine the outcome. Captain Tsubasa Vol. II: Super Striker includes prominent features such as a cast of Characters, Strategic Gameplay, Point-and-click Interface, and more.
Xing: The Land Beyond is a Puzzle, Adventure, and Single-player video game developed by John Torkington for Multiple Platforms. The game features Virtual Reality support of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It revolves around the protagonist, who recently got dead and waked up in otherworldly environments where he embarks on a journey through a series of mysterious lands to reveal secrets.
The primary gameplay focuses on the world’s navigation, and the player intends to navigate the world from a first-person perspective. There are different types of stages available, and each one advances the storyline. The world is beautiful where the player presents, containing different environment types and a series of tricky puzzles to complete.
At the start, the game begins with basic difficulty, which gradually increases as the player reaches advanced stages. Xing: The Land Beyond includes prominent features such as Innovative New Motion Controller, Analog-stick based Movement System, Thematic Score, Weather Control, Day-and-Night Cycle, Storyline Told through Poetry, and more.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is an Adventure, First-person Shooter, and Single-player Art video game developed by The Chinese Room and published by SCE for Multiple Platforms. The game presents storyline-based gameplay that takes place in a small village whose citizens have vanished mysteriously. However, the game considers as the successor to the Dear Esther video game released by the same developer.
In the game, the player has to navigate the world of a small village to discover what is happening here. During the gameplay, the player can interact with floating lights over the world’s course, most of which can unravel parts of the plot. There is a series of objectives whom the player can make interactions, such as phones, radios, doors, and more. It takes place back in 1984, where something suspicious has been reporting in a village in England. The player’s ultimate goal is to navigate the world to find out how and why everyone in the village has disappeared.
Gardenarium is a Casual and Single-player Psychedelic video game released by Paloma Dawkins for Pc and other Platforms. The game presents several adventures full of chill, taking place on a cloud. As the storyline starts, you find yourself standing in a strange land where your goal is to gain access to the mysterious depot by merely searching the trash and making the land grow at any cost. There are several playable stages available, and the game rewards you points against the completion of puzzles.
Start navigating the world from a first-person viewpoint, interact with objects to unravel the truth behind the scene, and unlock additional content to become the master. The game offers a cartoonish world for navigation, which seems similar to ‘80s cartoon shows. The difficulty level increases as you reach high stages where the completion of adventures become quite tough. Gardenarium includes prominent features such as a 3D Environment, Detailed Graphics, Smooth Controls, and Exquisite Music Tracks to keep you engaged for endless hours of fun.
Dinner Date is a Casual, Adventure, and Single-player Puzzle video game that emphasizes exploration game components. The game requires minimal interaction, and a few small choices the player makes are of no consequences of the storyline, like other indie games such as The Graveyard and Dear Esther. However, the game provides the player with an opportunity to eat, drink, and smoke whenever he wants to as long as the time isn’t up.
The game features a 25-minute long storyline involving you navigating the world by controlling the protagonist as he sits by his table set for two persons; he seems he is waiting for someone to arrive. As the night progresses, the player’s thought starts to unfold, and he falls into worries that trouble him. The player’s ultimate task is to navigate the world from a first-person, solve challenging puzzles, and reach the end of the storyline to reveal what happens to his partner. With stunning graphics, good music, and smooth controls, Dinner Date is a brilliant game to play.
Gravity Bone is an Adventure, Point-and-Click, and Single-player video game developed by Blendo Games for PC. It employs an altered gaming engine version, known as id Tech 2, originally built for Quake 2. The game presents first-person adventure gameplay that lasts around twenty minutes and takes place in the fictional city of Nuevos Aires.
In the game, the player commands an unnamed spy, who is tasked with completing a series of challenging missions across the two stages of the game at any cost. As the game reaches the end, the spy gets killed by an unknown woman after a long chase of the last half of the second level.
The game’s ultimate mission is to leave the player without accurate information on how the game’s storyline evolves. During the challenging missions, guidance and objectives are offered through the player’s interactions with objects and environments. The tutorial system is featured to demonstrate familiar gameplay elements, including the object interaction and more.
The Graveyard is an Adventure, Atmosphere, and Single-player Walking Simulation developed and published by Tale of Tales. The game takes you to a black-and-white world and leaves you over there to experience short gameplay. In the game, you take on the role of an old lady who recently visits a graveyard. Your ultimate goal is to walk around, sit on a bench, and listen to your favorite songs.
The game seems similar to other exploration games; however, it’s not more than a painting. It serves as an experiment with storytelling and poetry elements, but with no words. The game has two versions, such as Free and Paid. Purchasing the paid version will include only one feature, which is the possibility of death. However, the paid version is similar to the trial version, except that she may die every time you play.