29 Games Like Monument Valley

Games Like Monument ValleyThis list of games like Monument Valley features other titles that focus on creating a unique experience with puzzles, illusions and wonderful game art.

Monument Valley launched on iOS devices in 2014 before making its way to other mobile platforms, reaching the highest ranks of the respective app stores soon after release. Taking control of Princess Ida players guide her through illusion filled levels that require basic puzzle solving to advance. These geometry based mazes in each game level aren’t intended to be overly difficult with the game opting to instead offer a visually pleasing experience that is more akin to a simple adventure game than a puzzle solving one.

Players interact with the environment of Monument Valley by moving around, altering platforms and creating bridges. The game oftens cue players to drive them in the right direction through things such as colour or using objects and people to block your paths. Each of the levels fits within a different theme and mechanic so that they each feel unique from each other.

The games like Monument Valley collected on this page offer a similar relaxing, puzzle filled and mystifying experience. In these similar video games you’ll enjoy surreal exploration and optical illusions in a beautiful game world.
hocus

hocus

Trimming down the puzzle experience to its most basic form hocus lets you play as a red cube as you attempt to traverse and manipulate all sorts of environments. It’s a game that ultimately blends optical illusions with platform game elements and with its simple design is ideal for the mobile gamer. hocus is a paid game with a free to play Android version supported by ads. Your objective in each game level is to guide your small red cube into a small red hole somewhere on the structure whi...[Read Review]

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braid

Braid

Braid mixes the puzzle and platform genre to create a unique experience that has been highly praised by critics since release. The game originally launched on the Xbox 360 platform and eventually made its way to Windows, Mac and PlayStation. In Braid players take control of Tim as he attempts to rescue the princess from a dark magical monster. The relationship between you and the princess is vague but players soon become aware that Tim has recently made some sort of error that he wishes he could...[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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Crossy Road

Crossy Road is a pixel based mobile game that has players crossing a busy street of traffic with their unique character and the equally unique pixel block world. Mixing in the classic gameplay of Frogger and adding an endless component to it has proved an addicting formula on both the iOS and Android platforms with eventual release on the Microsoft Store (Windows 10) and a web based version. With this simple formula and gameplay Crossy Road is accessible to all ages and spectrum on the gamer sca...[Read Review]

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Shadowmatic

Shadowmatic will change the way you look at the world requiring players to call on their abstract imagination to advance through this puzzling game that leverages shadows. Available for iOS and Android Shadowmatic focuses on players creating shadows of objects by using silhouettes of oddly shaped everyday and not so everyday items. While relaxing on one thanks to the beautifully high production values Shadowmatic can also offer an extreme level of puzzle difficultly that will have many scratchin...[Read Review]

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never-alone

Never Alone

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) takes an interesting idea and turns it into an even more interesting experience. With a strong atmosphere blending with puzzle and platform mechanics Never Alone tells an insightful story of Alaska Natives. During the adventure you play as a young Inupiat girl (Nuna) and an artic fox as they assist each other to make their way through the harsh artic environment to find the source of the eternal blizzard. This journey will take you across the frozen tundra, into p...[Read Review]

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machinarium

Machinarium

Machinarium offers a unique and addicting puzzle adventure game across a number of platforms. The game was originally released in 2009 for Windows and Mac with follow up releases for PlayStation 3, Android and iOS. Machinarium uses a point and click style of adventure along with a unique art style and no game dialogue. This no dialogue policy extends to spoken and written language so Machinarium definitely packs a unique experience that you no doubt haven’t seen before. The overall objective in ...[Read Review]

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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)
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The Tiny Bang Story

The Tiny Bang Story blends puzzle and hidden object games together with a beautiful hand drawn art style and delivers it to your computer or handheld device (iOS and Android). The game is set on Tiny Planet which was once a vibrant and calm environment. That was until the world was struck by a meteor which changed the world forever. Like most games the player is the only one with a solution with the fate of the world now resting solely in your capable hands. Saving the future of Tiny Planet has ...[Read Review]

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And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves offers a unique platform experience and was put together by the indie developer Broken Rules. The game was released in 2009 for Windows and Mac. The origins of the game start back as a science project which after receiving a large number of game award nominations grew into a full game experience. The game is as unique as it is fun with players controlling their character through a variety of puzzles and dangerous environments. The core element that players use to solve these puz...[Read Review]

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trine-2

Trine 2

Trine 2 is a side scrolling adventure that uses platform and puzzle elements to create an addictive mixture of genres. The game is available on numerous platforms including Windows, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox with a release in December of 2011. The game is very similar to the original game expanding on the story and game mechanics of the original popular game. Trine 2 takes place a few years after the original but the stories aren’t overly linked together so don’t feel compelled to start with t...[Read Review]

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hitman-go

Hitman GO

Launching on mobile devices in 2014, Windows Store in 2015 and PlayStation consoles in 2016 Hitman GO captures the stealthy essence of the franchise and sticks it into a simple turn based experience. In this portable Hitman experience players will control Agent 47, the main protagonist of the much loved stealth franchise. This control takes place on a large number of board game themed levels where you’ll need to escape a given scenario or take out a target. Movement of both Agent 47 and gu...[Read Review]

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interlocked

Interlocked

Interlocked offers up a challenging mobile and browser game based around interconnected wooden blocks. What looks simple on the surface is anything but as you attempt to unlock the 3D wooden block puzzles that lie before you. Originally released as a flash browser title the game was eventually brought over to both Android and iOS with 5 chapters of game content available for free (20 levels in the browser version alongside a challenge mode for puzzle veterans). The Interlocked mobile version is ...[Read Review]

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edge

Edge

Mixing retro design with basic platform elements Edge by Mobigame is a title with dozens upon dozens of cube based levels to explore. Your objective is simple, to move your coloured cube throughout the game levels by ensuring you don’t fall off the edges of the game world. Originally designed for iOS the game has been reproduced on a number of platforms with the same core gameplay although some differences in levels and controls. on mobile devices players can use a mixture of onscreen keys...[Read Review]

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nightsky

Nightsky

NightSky brings you a puzzle adventure game mixed with some action elements to deliver a well paced game. The game focuses on creating on a visually intriguing experience through a unique world. NightSky was first released on the Windows platform in early 2011 and since its success has expanded to the Nintendo 3DS and eventually iOS. The game has received nominations for several awards and uses an experimental soundtrack with jazz foundations from musician Chris Schlarb. The game offers very sim...[Read Review]

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Lost in Shadow

Lost in Shadow is a unique 2D platform game that has you trapped as your own shadow, limiting you to interaction with only the shadows of objects. The game was released in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii. In Lost Shadow you’ll be spending your time in the background of some impressive game environments as you only have control of the main character’s shadow. In your adventure you’ll attempt to climb the mysterious shadow tower while completing unique puzzles and fighting off other shadow beings. Playe...[Read Review]

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lume

Lume

Lume is an interesting take on the puzzle adventure genre and is set in a strange cardboard filled world that stands out like nothing before it. If you are up for a unique experience that you can enjoy on either your computer or handheld device then read on to discover what this paper world has in store. The story of Lume is simple enough but the setting is unlike anything that has been done before. In the game players will find themselves at their grandad’s house, except that the power has rece...[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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closure

Closure

Closure is a puzzle and platform game which revolves around the concepts of light and darkness for its puzzle designs throughout the story. This light and dark focus also extends to the atmosphere with a mysterious world underpinning your adventure across an abandoned carnival, run down factory and the swampy forest. The mystery of these locations is significantly enhanced with a world that is entirely black and white and even more so when you come to terms with the primary puzzle mechanic of re...[Read Review]

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windosill

Windosill

Windosill is a strange atmospheric puzzle game for your iOS device, browser or PC. Players can access the first half of the game for free from the official website. Launched online in 2011 and eventually transferred to iOS devices in 2011 Windosill is a short puzzle game where players will have to guide your small wooden toy train through a number of surreal environments. While this might sound like a simple idea on the surface players will find that they’ll have to use a very out of the b...[Read Review]

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mekorama

Mekorama

The cute robot style of Martin Magni (creator of Odd Bot Out) returns with his latest mobile game, Mekorama. This time around you’ll find yourself in an impressive 3D game world though with equally brain teasing puzzles. At a basic level this robot title is about guiding your little robot (B) from his start point to an end point on each level. This is achieved by guiding your robot with the press of a finger and some interaction with the environment such as moving blocks or obstructions ou...[Read Review]

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Odd Bot Out

From the brain that brought you Blocksworld comes a new adventure focused on blocks, Odd Bot Out. This puzzling mobile journey will take you across a minimalist game world as you help Odd after he fails the standardised robot test. Right from the start you’ll feel attached to your little robot friend after guiding him through the basic tutorial and watching him fail the robot test. While Odd might not have a face to show his emotions you’ll definitely feel his robotic heart break as ...[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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Axel & Pixel

Axel & Pixel is a point and click adventure game that is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game offers a very surreal and bizarre adventure and there simply aren’t many games out there like it. The game follows two main characters, Axel the painter and his dog Pixel as they explore Axel’s dream world which is full of mysteries. They enter this dream world after being hypnotised by a lullaby one day inside their house. Ultimately your goal is to escape by defeating the Evil Rat and ...[Read Review]

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blek

Blek

Blek will test your brain with a unique gameplay premise that involves drawing lines, dodging obstacles and collecting coloured circles. The game was designed by two brothers and promises to be an interesting experience. The game is as minimalist as it gets with players advancing across 80 levels of Blek goodness. Within each level you’ll be presented with a game screen with various dots. Some of these will be coloured while others will be a dark black. Your objective in each level is to c...[Read Review]

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botanicula

Botanicula

From the same studio that brought you Machinarium comes Botanicula, a point-and-click game that boasts intricate, captivating graphics and calming background music. Botanicula is centred on five adorable “tree creatures” that resemble a big walnut, an onion, a lanky mushroom, a twig and a hovering feather. The aim of the game is to save their tree from evil parasites. As you explore the world of Botanicula, you will encounter eccentric characters that you have to help in order to adv...[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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The Whispered World

The Whispered World plays like the classic point and click adventure games of previous decades and has an impressive and unique vibe to its gameplay. The game world is highly based on fantasy and features a young clown as its hero. During the game players will explore the dram like world of Silentia as a young and sad clown known as Sadwick. Players will join Sadwick after he wakes up from a horrible nightmare that has been a recurring experience for the past few weeks. This nightmare shows the ...[Read Review]

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voi

VOI

Imagine a world in front of you where 1 plus 1 equals 0. This is exactly the equation that the world of VOI is built upon and one in turn you’ll have to master in order to overcome the puzzling game levels. From the same creators that brought you hocus players are in for a similar relaxing and minimalist brain teasing title on multiple platforms including a playable browser version (although this requires Adobe Flash player). Important to note that the price tag varies between with these p...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (19 votes)