11 Games Like Mad Father

Games Like Mad Father
Our list of games like Mad Father offers other mysterious and horror filled puzzle games where you’ll collect clues and solve a mystery with minimal combat.

Mad Father is an indie horror adventure made by Sen in the Wolf RPG Editor, Sen had previously created a similar game that was equally popular called Misao. In Mad Father players take on the role of young Aya a girl who lives alone with her father after her mother died of sickness some time ago. On the eve of your mother’s death though the stroke of midnight brings a terrifying scream from your father’s laboratory where he conducts his work.

Corpses now wander the manor you all home and it lies on Aya to survive and find her father. During the course of these events you’ll discover more about your family and ultimately explore several different endings. Mad Father uses similar gameplay to other popular indie horror RPGs and most notably does not feature game combat. Instead the game focuses on Aya’s exploration and problem solving as you sneak from room to room uncovering clues.

The games like Mad Father collected here offer a similar adventure to Mad Father, you’ll have to explore a mysterious setting, enjoy multiple endings and avoid combat. Many of the games featured here offer short storylines like Mad Father but a number of longer and more complex options have been included for those seeking a little bit extra. This list is also applicable if you are searching for games like Corpse Party, another popular horror RPG with similar themes.

Games Like Mad Father

oneshot

OneShot

OneShot is a simple free RPG Maker title that guarantees to mess with your head as you explore a dark game world as Niko. With emphasis on puzzles, exploration, permanent decisions and discovery can you lead the lost child Niko through a surreal journey? As the name implies players are intended... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(8 votes)
ib

Ib

Ib is psychological horror game released in 2012 by the Japanese artist kouri (and subsequently translated by vgperson). The game features a top-down perspective and is set in an eerie art museum with the main goal being escape. The game is named after the main protagonist Ib, a nine-year old g... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(6 votes)
the-witchs-house

The Witch’s House

The Witch’s House is one of the many free to play horror games from a Japanese creator that was made using RPG Maker. Released in 2012 and brought to English thanks to vgperson the game is one of the highly praised game in this unique sub-genre. The plot for The Witch’s House focuse... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(10 votes)
ao-oni

Ao Oni

Ao Oni is a freeware horror game from Japan that has also been translated into English, centred around a large blue coloured monster the game has a number of different version releases that build on the original game release. Taking on the role of a young teen named Hiroshi players explore a ha... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(11 votes)
yume-nikki

Yume Nikki

Yume Nikki comes from the Japanese developer Kikiyama thanks to RPG Maker 2003, while it has few actual RPG elements in the game it more than makes up for it with an intriguing surrealistic adventure. Since its original release a number of updated versions have also been released. The game foll... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(6 votes)
palette

Palette

Palette is one of the classic games in the freeware Japanese horror genre and was released in 1998 with the help of RPG Maker 95. The game was also awarded as part of the ASCII Entertainment Software Contest which led to a PlayStation version entitled Forget me not – Palette- (not covered... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(5 votes)
corpse-party

Corpse Party

Corpse Party was first released in 1996 with a number of re-releases and sequels since. Like all classics though the original is the most acclaimed and also the best place to start. Drawing from a unique alternate history where an elementary school (Heavenly Host Elementary School) had to be to... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(6 votes)
misao

Misao

Misao was created in 2011 with the Wolf RPG Editor by Sen and gives players a free to play horror experience with Japanese origins. For those seeking to play in English you’ll find vgperson’s translation available. Centred around Aki, a high school student who hears the voices of Mi... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(4 votes)
to-the-moon

To the Moon

To the Moon is an adventure game released in 2011 by Freebird Games who have developed a number of games in this niche (To the Moon being one of the most well received). Made with RPG Maker XP the game spans half a dozen hours. To the Moon uses a unique story premise that revolves around a tech... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria is a game with an interesting mix of point and click adventure, horror and interactive movie. The game was released back in 1995 and its success led to a controversial sequel that was so horrifying it was banned in many countries. The game was one of many interactive movie style ... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(12 votes)
claire

Claire

Claire, produced by Hailstorm Games, is a 2D horror indie adventure game. While Hailstorm Games was only founded in 2013, Claire proves to be a very impressive first game, boasting countless positive reviews. The game starts with you, Claire. You’re a little girl in bed, in the middle of the ni... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(9 votes)