22 Games Like Undertale

Games Like UndertaleOur 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.
nepenthe

Nepenthe

Step into the strange and hand drawn world of Nepenthe, a game that pushes the fourth wall aside with inspiration from the likes of Earthbound and Undertale. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly simple graphics though as Nepenthe is anything but a straightforward game, hiding multiple layers of choice and endings. One of these choices is presented from the moment you press ‘Z’ to start your first of many Nepenthe journeys with the option of adventure and story modes. Adventure mode...[Read Review]

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9.8 User Avg (12 votes)
stikir

stikir

stikir is a game about making video games and the struggle for coffee to fuel that development cycle. Along the roughly one hour journey you’ll also gain valuable insight into the plight of this cycle and how so many game ideas are left on the cutting room floor and do not make a final video game release or don’t even result in a video game at all. stikir also promises a number of strange boss fights, a skew towards platforming levels, a simple control scheme and some seemingly inten...[Read Review]

PC
9.6 User Avg (14 votes)
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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 to have only a single attempt at the game (players can only quit the game at predefined points). Waking up alone in a dark house players are quickly introduced to the sort of inventory and exploration bas...[Read Review]

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9.4 User Avg (13 votes)
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OFF

OFF is a free French title that was created with RPG Maker with the intention to create a surreal adventure focused on story, setting, atmosphere, music and alternative character design. Following the quirky adventure of the “Batter” a human like entity on a quest to purify the world as part of his sacred mission players will slowly uncover the secrets of the bizarre game world. OFF saw the majority of it’s game success after an English translation version. Players start there ...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (6 votes)
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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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9.2 User Avg (12 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 concentrate on the experience rather than being bogged down by textures. To beat the game you must acquire four different guns which are used in different ways. In the game you’ll start in a single room which gives ...[Read Review]

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9.1 User Avg (15 votes)
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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 possessing other people on the boat which allows you to temporarily take control of their body and investigate the boat in more detail. Assisted by Paulo, a young boy who has used his strange psychic powers t...[Read Review]

MacPC
9 User Avg (4 votes)
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Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble

Returning for a second adventure Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble serves as a prequel to the original popular (and free to play) Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt. Not finished with her learning at the Saturnian healing school players will need to rely on their healing abilities once again to defeat the large Boss Tower that has emerged from the ground. Building on the original game with a number of new mechanics Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble is an enjoyable new adventure in th...[Read Review]

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9 User Avg (18 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 across a side scrolling landscape. Separating itself from the usual storytelling methods LISA opts for a dark humour approach to the journey that allows it to stand out and also comes through with the core game mechanics that require sacrifice and permanent lasting decisions. Your protagonist for this adventure is Brad Armstrong, a middle age drug addict...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (8 votes)
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Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario is the third title in the Paper Mario series, available for the Nintendo Wii and Wii U this Mario themed action adventure lets players switch between 2D and 3D perspectives at a moments notice and serves as the primary puzzle game mechanic. Departing somewhat from the Super Paper Mario franchise formula there is no turn based element and instead opts for platforming more akin to the core Mario franchise with light touches of RPG mechanics. Your main objective in this Mario worl...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (5 votes)
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Shin Megami Tensei IV

Growing the franchise further Shin Megami Tensei IV for the Nintendo 3DS allows players to explore an alternative path to demon slaying with ample options to talk with and even have demons join you on your quest rather than fighting them. This mechanic amongst other refinements to the previous titles is the focus of Shin Megami Tensei IV which once again delivers a potent RPG experience in a post apocalyptic Japan. Shin Megami Tensei IV (translated to True Goddess Reincarnation IV) is actually t...[Read Review]

3DS
8.5 User Avg (6 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 enemy known as the CosmoNOTs. Crash landing on a strange planet and losing the power cells to power his ship he becomes stranded and in turn calling upon the help of Terry, a young boy. Terry helps the Profes...[Read Review]

DS
8.5 User Avg (6 votes)
pocket-mortys

Pocket Mortys

Mix Pokémon 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 from hundreds of possibilities. While simplifying the combat loop to a basic rock-paper-scissors formula the world design and Morty design of your Pocket Mortys adventure is truly fantastic for the die hard fan or new fan to the franchise. The game kicks off in the popular TV show garage with Rick...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (7 votes)
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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 focuses on Viola, a young girl who suddenly finds herself waking up in the middle of a dark forest, with her only escape blocked by a thick row of roses. With no alternative you’ll venture into your only r...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (10 votes)
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To the Moon

To the Moon is an adventure game released in 2011 by Freebird Games and explores the story of two doctors on a mission to fulfil a dying man’s last wish. Having released several other games in this story driven RPG Maker niche players can expect to find a refined story telling process with To the Moon being one of the most well received of Freebird Game releases and containing dozens of hours of content. To the Moon uses a unique story premise that revolves around a technology that can cre...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (14 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 follows a reclusive teen named Madotsuki as they travel through her strange dreams that are filled with all sorts of horrific and surreal scenes, from large monsters to strange alien looking the game definitel...[Read Review]

FreePC
8.2 User Avg (6 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 releases coming sometime after. The games best experience is definitely on a computer though so if you have the option to play on a computer don’t pass it up. In Anodyne players will explore a quirky and s...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (11 votes)
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Space Funeral

Space Funeral sets a whole new standard in weird gaming with a surreal RPG that mixes horror and the strange into one. Mixing ghouls, ghosts, dark caves, freakish monsters, lions and even Dracula himself the mixture of content in Space Funeral is as vast as it is crazy. The game is free to play and made with RPG Maker. Space Funeral follows the adventures of Phillip, a young boy who likes to wear pyjamas and cry. Having been recently kicked out of home by his parents he now has to face the darkn...[Read Review]

FreePC
8 User Avg (7 votes)

Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt

Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt sees players stepping into the shoes of Remedy, a recent graduate from the healing school who now possesses the knowledge and powers of healing. With the appropriately named setting for the story of Hurtland your studied powers will be vital in saving those that call Hurtland home. With dozens of townsfolk to find, converse with and ultimately heal your adventure takes Remedy far across the lands in order to reach your final patient, the Prince Hingst. Original...[Read Review]

FreePC
8 User Avg (18 votes)
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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 elements lifted right from the original Earthbound makes for quite the combination. Set in a current era world players step in the shoes of the Vice President of the world as they try to overcome the madness and ...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (8 votes)
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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 evil race of aliens with psychic powers, able to mind control anyone at will. This journey will take Ninten across America to collect eight melodies and save the world. This isn’t a solo journey either...[Read Review]

Wii U
7.3 User Avg (13 votes)
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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 with the title released for the 3DS. This classic fourth wall breaking franchise follows a similar formula to previous titles with a few small tweaks to continue the spin-off franchise legacy. Like the games that precede it Paper Mario: Sticker Star has a distinct paper craft appearance for visual design which sees all the familiar characte...[Read Review]

3DS
7.3 User Avg (6 votes)