13 Games Like Antichamber

Games Like Antichamber This assortment of games like Antichamber features a range of other experiences that will challenge your mind with puzzles, exploration and psychology.

Antichamber challenges players in a single player environment with bending psychological puzzles that will alter your perception of the game world and video games in general. This challenging adventure while brutal quickly captivated gamers for resetting their perceived notion of video game norms.

In the game players assume control of an unnamed character using a first person perspective as you advance from your starting location to the exit (not an easy task). From this starting room players can utilise the map to transport themselves to areas they have previously visited.

The puzzle orientated games like Antichamber that are found here will challenge your brain with a range of different mechanics to master. With a focus on first person games that also involve plenty of self-driven exploration these experiences are at the peak of the puzzle genre, providing endless hours of brain teasing scenarios.
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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 reflecting experience saw a full release in 2013, in turn adding a number of new scenarios and paths. Actual gameplay though changed little between the versions with both giving players control over Stanley a...[Read Review]

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Tag: The Power of Paint

Tag: The Power of Paint is a free to play adventure that embraces the power of colour and combines it with a first person perspective and shooter based elements. Originally designed as a school project in a similar manner to Narbacular Drop the students behind the game contributed some of their puzzle concepts into the popular puzzle adventure, Portal 2 where they were transformed into the Gel mechanic of Portal 2. Made with a team of 7 students in the game was originally created over a decade a...[Read Review]

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fez

Fez

Released in April 2012 Fez is a puzzle experience like no other with its focus on game world manipulation (rotation) to solve puzzles rather than direct interaction from your avatar. With this unique premise combining with a fantastic art style and story Fez is a puzzle game that is more about the experience and overall design than delivering extreme brain teasing puzzles. For those that do consider themselves hardcore puzzle gamers that desire insanely difficult puzzles the anti-cube system mor...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (11 votes)
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Quantum Conundrum

Quantum Conundrum is a first person game that blends puzzles and platforming with the ability to shift between dimensions. At the head of the game was Kim Swift who previously worked on Valve’s Portal game while John De Lancie voices the character that oversees your progression. Quantum Conundrum originally launched on Windows but was released soon after on the respective online stores for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Players assume the role of a silent character, a young boy who is sent to s...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (16 votes)
the-swapper

The Swapper

The Swapper is a puzzle game that is all about cloning yourself in an endless cycle in order to explore the eerie abandoned space station that you find yourself trapped within. With this dark atmosphere of The Swapper the visuals and atmospheric elements are just as strong as the unique core puzzle mechanics and adventure experience. In The Swapper players get the chance to explore a futuristic research facility and space station known as Theseus without much initial context and who, what, where...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (10 votes)
the-ball

The Ball

The Ball is a puzzle game that is played in a first person perspective. The game uses the Unreal Engine and originally started as a mod but after having lots of success was made into a fully-fledged game. In The Ball players will play as an archaeologist who is working on a dormant volcano in the country of Mexico. As you explore the slopes players find themselves stuck in a strange cavern which is full of ancient ruins that have never been discovered before. These ruins aren’t a walk in the par...[Read Review]

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magrunner

Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a puzzle game with many similarities to the popular Portal series. The game was released in 2013 for Windows and made its way to consoles later that year. The plot in Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a bit all over the place and you’ll have to stop and pause to get your head around the game. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing and is more to do with the insanity of the storyline rather than poor story telling. Players control Dax Ward through their adventure who lost his parents ...[Read Review]

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A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and His Blob for the Nintendo Wii revisits the 1989 NES adventure game with a refreshed look and refined gameplay which once again allows players to own a blob pet who loves to eat jellybeans. While fundamentally similar to the original the leap in hardware allows the Nintendo Wii edition to be a vastly superior re-imagining. Not content with limiting this experience to the Nintendo Wii the game was eventually ported to additional modern day consoles and computer platforms. Focusing on a s...[Read Review]

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qube

QUBE

QUBE (Q.U.B.E.) is a puzzle game based around physics and platforming and combines them both in a unique and challenging gameplay framework. With similarities to other first person puzzle games such as Portal QUBE builds on the fundamentals established in these titles with its own variation of mechanics. QUBE was developed as an indie game and a finalist in the 2011 Indie Game Challenge. QUBE stands for Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion places the player into a strange mostly white environm...[Read Review]

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Echochrome

Echochrome is a PlayStation exclusive title with unique puzzle elements that uses a rotatable world and physics to alter your perception of each level. Launched in Japan in early 2008 and the North American shores a few months later the game is only available on the PlayStation Network, for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. In Echochrome players will direct a character that is reminiscent of an artist’s wooden mannequin through simple black and white coloured game levels. Players won’t dir...[Read Review]

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The Beginner’s Guide

Following up the unique experience of The Stanley Parable is The Beginner’s Guide, a game with similar ideas around abstraction and game creation. Narrated by Davey Wreden in a similar fashion to his past game players are taken through a number of areas that feature incomplete games by a person called Coda. These creations are then used as reflection points to understand who Coda is with a number of tie ins to real life and the relationship between game creators and their players. This sto...[Read Review]

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vessel

Vessel

Vessel is a puzzle game with steampunk elements that focuses on physic puzzles based around liquid. The game was released in 2012 and has proven to be popular among puzzle fans and the media for its unique mechanics and simulation of fluids. In Vessel players will be jumping into the shoes of M. Arkwright who is an inventor of Fluro, one of the core mechanics in your puzzle adventure. This Fluro was created in order to create liquid beings to perform labour tasks as it was shown to be more effic...[Read Review]

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narbacular-drop

Narbacular Drop

Narbacular Drop might look like a Portal predecessor at first glance and that’s because it is. Originally a student project of game development the popularity of this unique idea led to students from the development team being invited by Valve to work on the Portal series which adopts similar mechanics. Narbacular Drop is available for free through the official website with several dozen user created puzzle maps for the game also available online to extend the gameplay beyond the original ...[Read Review]

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