9 Games Like Town of Salem

Games Like Town of Salem This assortment of games like Town of Salem features other unique multiplayer games about deceiving other players, alliances and lying.

Town of Salem was released in late 2014 and is based on the long popular party games of Werewolf and Mafia that require players to outsmart each other through deceiving tactics. Set during the Salem Witch trials Town of Salem is designed for up to 15 players. Each player is given a random role which broadly falls into the three primary alignments of Town, Mafia and Neutral that each have their own goal to achieve.

Within these three alignments Town of Salem also offers 33 unique roles that have different objectives and abilities. Given the large number of roles not every role will appear in each game, ensuring a large replay value (hosts can also limit the available pool of roles). Roles include things like the bodyguard that can protect a town member to the mafia forger that can rewrite persons will which is dropped upon death.

Gameplay is split into a series of phases which revolve around discussions with other players, voting, judgements and a night phase where the main action (attacks and skills) are mainly utilised.

The games like Town of Salem below have a similar focus on multiplayer games about deception. In these titles you’ll have to either uncover the truth or hide the truth from other players depending on the role you draw. This list is also a good starting point for people seeking games like Mafia and games like Werewolf which are the original party games that featured this style of gameplay.

Games Like Town of Salem


Throne of Lies: The Online Game of Deceit

Joining the ranks of social games that revolve around deduction Throne of Lies offers a 3D experience for up to 16 players. Inspiration is taken from the popular games of Werewolf and Mafia that fans of the genre will be familiar with but the level of depth (and enjoyment) offered far exceeds t... Read More »

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Exploring the more silent and devious side of being a spy is SpyParty. Developed by Chris Hecker SpyParty is a unique game that sees players attempting to fool an opponent into thinking that they are just another AI controlled character amongst the crowd. The game features two roles for players... Read More »

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The Ship: Murder Party

The Ship: Murder Party (and its HD remake The Ship: Remasted) are first person shooters orientated around the art of deception. Set in the late 1920s on a fancy cruise ship each player is given a mark that they’ll have to hunt down and take out while defending themselves from the one hunt... Read More »

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is a mixture of visual novel and crime fighting. Coming in as the fifth main adventure in the Ace Attorney series it also marked the first game for Nintendo 3DS which was eventually ported over to iOS devices. Dual Destinies takes the game int... Read More »

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Detective Grimoire

Detective Grimoire is a high quality murder mystery that utilises point and click gameplay and combines it with a wealth of impressive characters. It’s an amazing game of mystery, dialogue, detective work and lovable characters. The game serves as a reboot/sequel of a game with the same n... Read More »

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The Jackbox Party Pack 3

Marking the third box of party games, The Jackbox Party Pack 3 was released in late 2016. Featuring enhanced games, new games and more functionality than previous packs you’ll be able to experience the game locally on Xbox, PlayStation and Windows/Mac as you attempt to outscore your frien... Read More »

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Garry’s Mod

Garry’s Mod (GMod) is the ultimate sandbox that lets you create your own experience, whatever you want that to be. Launching back in 2006 the game has seen steady success in that time selling millions of copies through the Steam platform. Popular modes include those that support role playing, c... Read More »

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Velvet Sundown

Velvet Sundown plays out as a free social role playing game set out on the waters of a fictitious Caribbean location. With a luxury yacht and 11 base characters to play as Velvet Sundown is a game of role playing where each player has their own agenda to achieve. The game offers multiple scenar... Read More »

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Building on the Mafia party game formula and bringing it online is EpicMafia. With a large community and millions of games played fans of the original Mafia can continue the fun in the online world. With the ease of access, range of game types and deep stat tracking any intermediate or pro Mafi... Read More »

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