21 Games Like Until Dawn

Games Like Until Dawn
This collection of games like Until Dawn features more impressive interactive dramas with horror elements where you control the story.

Until Dawn is a PlayStation exclusive title that blends the interactive story genre with horror and even survival elements. At the heart of this adventure is player choice where you’ll make decisions that will ripple throughout the story reflecting the “Butterfly Effect”. This ensures that two players may have two completely different experiences despite being the same game.

Accordingly Until Dawn can be played multiple times which encourages players to take a different route to explore the different story paths based on key decision points. These decision points are rarely black or white decisions and with the auto-save feature of Until Dawn player choices are generally final.

Outside of making decisions gameplay is primarily exploration based with a number of quick-time events and clues which can provide additional information for decisions or add more depth to the story which follows the story of seven friends as the attend their annual winter holiday to the Blackwood Pines lodge.

The games like Until Dawn that you’ll find below offer more exploration based adventures across PlayStation, Xbox and PC to ensure you can experience them on your preferred platform.

Games Like Until Dawn

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Horror and adventure are blended together in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues. Released for Windows and PlayStation 4 the game follows investigator Paul Prospero who has a knack for the paranormal. Af... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(13 votes)
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Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour makes number 8 in this long running survival horror franchise, it’s a game that makes lots of steps to revive the series with some hitting the mark and a few missing. Starting on the outskirts of Silent Hill this all to familiar setting has been redone to offer a new... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assumi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(30 votes)
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Tales From The Borderlands

Tales From The Borderlands joins the ranks amongst Telltale Games other popular episodic point and click graphic adventures. Drawing from the Borderlands series and throwing in the same mix of light-hearted humour that the franchise is known for, it’s another winning combination. Set on t... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is one of Telltale Games popular episode interactive adventures. Drawing inspiration from Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book franchise the games availability on multiple platforms makes this one not to miss. Set in 1986 the magical creatures of myth, legend and folklore... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(19 votes)
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Mass Effect 3

If you follow the Mass Effect series you can’t miss Mass Effect 3 which ends the story arc of the trilogy and includes over an hour worth of cut scenes alone. The gameplay also features a few important refinements to the series, most notably in the area of combat. For players that haven’t playe... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(25 votes)
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013. Deadly Premonition is one of those game... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(18 votes)
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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 continues the story from the first Mass Effect and has all the same role playing features that made the first such a success with plenty of refinement. If you loved the original Mass Effect game you definitely don’t want to miss the second instalment. Just like the original player... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(23 votes)
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development. The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocal... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(63 votes)
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a role playing game that takes place across an entire galaxy and offers plenty of choice for players as to how they want to approach the game. Mass Effect is set in the distant future (year 2183) and has you steeping into the boots of an advanced human soldier by the name of Comm... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(17 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama on your PlayStation 3. Based on film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot. The game lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters. Each of them has a... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(19 votes)
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Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror experience developed for the Nintendo 3DS that has since been ported over to other popular platforms. It’s a game with plenty of horror that will also have you exploring a great atmosphere, tackling puzzles and generally just scrounging for items.... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(4 votes)
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Blacksoul

Blacksoul aims to revive the older style horror adventure games with a third person experience set in 1970 England. The dark atmosphere of the game combines with puzzles and a lengthy story to span into double digit gameplay hours. Blacksoul focuses on the story of Sean and their sister Ava as ... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(6 votes)
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Back to the Future: The Game

Telltale Games is no stranger to the graphical adventure genre and it’s take on the Back to the Future series will please both fans of the genre and the popular movie series. Taking place several months after the films you’ll get to continue the time travel adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Bro... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls is a PlayStation 3 exclusive which offers a very interactive story for players to participate in. The game launched in 2013 and features Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as the main protagonist. Jodie Holmes has had a strange power ever since her birth which has alienated h... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(35 votes)
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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside of North America) is a cinematic adventure with thriller and even paranormal elements. The game launched in 2005 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(17 votes)
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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an adventure game that lets players make key decisions to alter the direction of the story. The game was released in a series of episodes and has been released across a large range of platforms due to the success it has experienced. Fans of the comic or television series wil... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(38 votes)
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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is sure to send chills down your spine as you attempt to solve an eerie murder in this first person horror adventure. The game was released in late 2007 and is only available on the Windows platform. In the game you get to assume the role of Howard E.... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(7 votes)