21 Games Like Ori and the Blind Forest

Games Like Ori and the Blind ForestOur collection of games like Ori and the Blind Forest has other single player platform based adventures with unique settings, themes and atmospheres.

Ori and the Blind Forest is a highly praised game in the platform adventure genre. With a very unique setting, powerful atmosphere and platform elements the game captivated an audience and was able to achieve an Overwhelmingly Positive rating on Steam along with equally impressive Metacritic scores.

In this adventure players take on the role of Ori, a spirit guardian with a number of abilities that will serve you in different ways during your adventure which requires both platforming and puzzle solving. These abilities can also be enhanced throughout the game adding in some small customisation elements to the story ahead of you. Joining players in this adventure is Sein, the eyes of the Spirit Tree who will help you restore the forest.

On the surface the game is a breathtaking experience with impressive character design, writing and environments all rolled into one. Underneath this though the game is also a solid platform adventure incorporating a variety of skills into puzzles and the use of limited resources to prevent over saving.

The games similar to Ori and the Blind Forest collected here will test you through puzzles and platforming sequences in unique environments. With their strong stories and offering of something a little different you’ll be instantly hooked on these adventures.
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INSIDE

Following the impressively popular Limbo is INSIDE a similar themed puzzle platform adventure that sees the player guiding a young boy through a darkly theme world. Along the way you’ll uncover the mysteries of this world while completing environmental puzzles in the 2.5D side scrolling environments. For plot the game opens up with your nameless dark haired boy (with a striking red shirt) sliding down a steep rock face. Opening up into a forest you’ll run, stumble and balance your wa...[Read Review]

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Journey

Journey is a PlayStation exclusive title that is mysterious, moving and impressive. Playing as a robed figure in the vast desert sands you’ll strive to reach the mountain far off in the distance while encountering other players without a single piece of dialogue. The game is all about the journey with a reasonable amount of story woven into this adventure which is all told without the use of words, instead relying on the things you discover through gameplay and a number of cutscenes. Playe...[Read Review]

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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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8.9 User Avg (9 votes)
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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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8.5 User Avg (15 votes)
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Oscura: Lost Light

After accidentally destroying the Aurora Stone, Oscura finds himself needing to track down the shards which are now scattered around the Driftlands with many dark creatures between you and these fragments. As this stone was the power behind the lighthouse that lit up these lands it’s an extremely important adventure that holds the fate of many on the line. This accident wasn’t all bad though as it bestowed the power of fire within your hand which will serve as your main weapon in thi...[Read Review]

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Wings of Vi

If you prefer your platform games to offer plenty of challenge then Wings of Vi is the heaven based 2D game for you. As you save the world from demon lord Jeh’Oul you’ll have to master many combat and jumping techniques that will see you through this adventure. Primarily a platform game in Wings of Vi lets you take control of an angel named Vi as you battle various demon themed enemies that have been released after the escape of Jeh’Oul, a powerful demon lord that was imprisone...[Read Review]

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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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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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8 User Avg (8 votes)
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Aquaria

Explore a world under the sea in Aquaria a video game that draws from the Metroid series for mechanic inspiration while adding in various story elements, crafting and plenty of hidden treasures littered across the underwater game map. In Aquaria players will follow the mermaid woman known as Naija and her exploration of the vast underwater world which sees her discover things about herself and the history of the underwater domain. Uncovering these details is vitally important to Naija as she has...[Read Review]

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Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! offers platforming and action in a Mexican themed game world for a large list of paltforms. Originally released in early 2013 the game has two versions available; Guacamelee! Gold Edition and an enhanced Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition with availability depending on your platform. Set in a small village in the heart of Mexico the game follows Juan Aguacate a humble fighter who falls in love with El Presidente’s daughter. Right off the bat though she is kidnapped by...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (8 votes)
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Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra blends puzzles and platforming gameplay to deliver a very interesting and dark game for PC and iOS devices. Entering the game world as Born, a creature that comes from the nothingness that is the Void you’ll adventure out into the foreign land. The Void wants you back though and chases you relentlessly around the world, refusing to stop until you rejoin the nothingness that created you. In a cruel twist of fate all the amazing places that you explore in the game world will be co...[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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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 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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Dust: An Elysian Tail

Imagine an offline version of MapleStory, and you’ve got Dust: An Elysian Tail that employs 2D side scrolling mechanics and crisp action role playing to tell the story of Dust. As a warrior without memories who awakes to the darkness of a strange forest Dust begins an adventure to recover his past. Joining you on this journey to discover your origin is the sentient mythical Blade of Ahrah and its guardian, a Nimbat (similar to a fairy creature) named Fidget. Your journey starts at the town of Au...[Read Review]

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Outland

Outland is a downloadable platform title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 which available through their respective online portals amongst a Steam release version for computer based gamers. Marketing itself as a Metroidvania Outland sticks to the formula set by predecessors in this genre with a few additions and exclusions to make it a unique journey. One such refinement is the faster paced experience that plays out through the puzzle and platform level blend alongside consistent combat. Behind...[Read Review]

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Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Valdis Story: Abyssal City combines exploration, platforming and action into it’s Kickstarter funded adventure that smashed through it’s ow value goal of $8,000 to complete development. With the extra money invested into the game the result is a quality little game package that only has a few issues holding it back. Set deep within the war between angels and demons players may take on the role of Wyatt as they find themselves surrounded by mythical angelic beings and dark demons but ...[Read Review]

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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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Limbo

Limbo is a 2D puzzle platform title that takes the genre into a darker setting than usual. Leveraging this dark setting to create an emotional tale of a young boy while also adding challenge and puzzle like elements to the otherwise basic platforming Limbo features fantastic and unique game design that you won’t soon forget. Creating this atmosphere primarily through visual presentation Limbo takes place entirely in a black and white game world. It’s similar to film noir style with the way...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (19 votes)
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Selma And The Wisp

Offering up control over a colourful wisp as you lead the innocent Selma through various environmental obstacles is Selma And The Wisp a game with basic platform elements, adventure and discovery around each map screen. Opening with Selma alone in her room with a monster under the bed the player guides the bright wisp to Selma, giving her hope amongst the darkness and a way to safety from the unknown monsters that stalk her. This is where your bond with each other begins with Selma following you...[Read Review]

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Waking Mars

Launching on the iOS platform Waking Mars is an interesting exploration of Mars that takes you through the depths of the red planet with a trusty jetpack and unique ecosystems. While the graphics are a little rough the unique interactions you’ll have ensures this adventure is unlike other you’ve had before. Set deep into current century players find themselves in 2097 on the first contact mission to Mars. Your objective in Waking Mars is to escape the large cave system that you find ...[Read Review]

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