18 Games Like Undertale

Games Like Undertale
Our selection of games like Undertale features unique RPG titles that focus on dark humour, story, puzzles and simple battle systems that are optional.

Spawning from the GameMaker engine, Undertale was released in late 2015. In this unique title players explore a fictional underground world as a human child. Within this strange underground area players encounter a vast array of different monsters. During your adventure to return to the surface you’ll have to make key decisions about killing or befriending those that you encounter which in turn affects the story outcome and dialogue.

Telling the story of Undertale through impressive writing and characters has allowed the title to receive countless praise. This writing is often sarcastic, ironic, dark and constantly breaks the fourth wall. A unique combat system is also present in the game which includes players attempting to use non-violent actions on the attacker and dodge bullet like attacks from enemies by moving their heart out of harm’s way.

The games like Undertale that you’ll find below offer similar experiences and mechanics to Undertale. These titles offer meta-fictional elements in both their story writing and gameplay, ensuring an ironic tale that use self-reflection to point out the relationship between fiction and reality. The collated options below also feature games with combat systems that are easy to learn, can be avoided entirely or do not require significant grinding.

Games Like Undertale

off

OFF

OFF is a free French title that was created with RPG Maker, the game has since been translated into multiple languages (including English). Focused on store, setting, atmosphere, music and character design. Players start there adventure in Zone 0 in control of a mysterious being known only as T... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(6 votes)
earthbound-beginnings

Earthbound Beginnings

Earthbound Beginnings brings the original Mother title to the Wii U with a localisation port allowing modern day English fans to get their hands on this classic game title. Following the strange story of Ninten, a young boy from the town of Podunk tasked with saving the entire planet from an ev... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(3 votes)
lisa

LISA

Set in a post apocalyptic world LISA is a quirky adventure that follows a depressing journey of one man and his search for his adopted daughter. For telling this story in a unique way (specifically dark humour) the title has received positive reviews. Your protagonist for this adventure is Brad... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(8 votes)
citizens-of-earth

Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth will definitely turn a few heads with its Earthbound like design, does it match up to the classic SNES title though? Available for a large range of platforms many gamers can get access to this humour orientated RPG adventure. Filled with pop culture references and many element... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(8 votes)
space-funeral

Space Funeral

Space Funeral sets a whole new standard in weird gaming with a surreal RPG that mixes horror and the strange into one. The game is free to play and made with RPG Maker. Follow the adventures of Phillip, a young boy who likes to wear pyjamas and cry who has recently been kicked out of home by hi... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(7 votes)
contact

Contact

Contact is a role playing title for the Nintendo DS handheld console. With an interesting story, good level mechanics and an enjoyable soundtrack it has the foundations of a quality adventure. The story of Contact starts with the Professor fleeing through space as he tries to lose a strange ene... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
why-am-i-dead-at-sea

Why Am I Dead At Sea

Imagine waking up to find yourself on a boat out at sea and subsequently discovering that you’re also dead? This is the scenario that Why Am I Dead At Sea explores with an intriguing murder mystery title that has you solving your own murder. As a ghost players abilities are limited to pos... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(3 votes)
paper-mario-sticker-star

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

With the release of Paper Mario: Sticker Star the Paper Mario franchise has reached its fourth game instalment and also marks the first on a handheld console. This classic fourth wall breaking franchise follows a similar formula to previous titles with a few small tweaks. Like the games that pr... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(6 votes)
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
9.0
(7 votes)
super-paper-mario

Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario is the third title in the Paper Mario series, available for the Nintendo Wii this Mario themed action adventure lets players switch between 2D and 3D perspectives at a moments notice. Your main objective in this Maria world is to find and collect eight Pure Hearts in the eight... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(5 votes)
the-stanley-parable

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable offers a meta-fictional interactive adventure, what the game lacks in combat it makes up for with mind messing narration that will have you guessing video games and even your own existence in the real world. First born in 2011 as a free Half Life 2 modification this self ref... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(9 votes)
shin-megami-tensei-iv

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Why fight demons when you can talk them down to joining your quest? This idea is one of the driving forces behind combat in Shin Megami Tensei IV with a number of refinements over the previous titles. Developed for Nintendo’s 3DS platform, Shin Megami Tensei IV (translated to True Goddess... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
pocket-mortys

Pocket Mortys

Mix Pokemon gameplay with the hilarious Adult Swim adventures of Rick & Morty and you’ll get Pocket Mortys a simple collect them all RPG that has you collecting and battling your own various Mortys. The game kicks off in the popular TV show garage with Rick working on a unique MortyPa... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 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)
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
9.6
(5 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)
anodyne

Anodyne

Anodyne is a fun adventure that will send you on a nostalgic trip back to the days of your Game Boy Colour. The game is a very Zelda style experience and features a unique world for players to explore. Anodyne was originally released at the start of 2013 on Windows and Mac with Android and iOS ... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(11 votes)
antichamber

Antichamber

Antichamber is a first person puzzle game that will mess with the way you perceive video games and in order to succeed you’ll have to rid yourself of preconceived notions relating to games that you have played. Antichamber takes place in a fairly simple game world which allows you to concentrat... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(12 votes)