22 Games Like Undertale

Games Like UndertaleOur selection of games like Undertale features unique RPG titles that provide dark humour, story, puzzles and simple core battle systems that are sometimes optional.

Released in 2015 Undertale is a unique title where players explore a fictional underground world as a human child which is full of strange encounters and 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 dialogue and outcomes. Supporting this story of Undertale with impressive writing and unique characters players can each approach this adventure in their own way.

This writing in the Undertale universe is often sarcastic, ironic, dark and constantly breaks the fourth wall. A unique combat system is also present in the game which includes options for players attempting to use non-violent actions on the attacker and dodge bullet like attacks from enemies by moving their soul heart out of harm’s way. During this adventure players will also solve a number environmental puzzles where you'll move blocks, find hidden paths and activate switches.

The games like Undertale below offer similar unique experiences that have meta-fictional elements in their story, writing and gameplay that ensure an ironic tale based on your decisions.


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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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]

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OneShot is a dark and mysterious adventure which started as a simple free RPG Maker title and later expanded into a deeper paid journey for a range of computer and console platforms. Following the adventures of Niko OneShot guarantees to mess with your head as you explore a dark game world to explore with various challenges. With an 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 inten...[Read Review]

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The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable offers a meta-fictional interactive adventure that will mess with your mind as it takes you through a series of increasingly strange and wonderful events. While the game lacks traditional video game gameplay it more than 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 which in turn adde...[Read Review]

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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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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]

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Antichamber is a first person puzzle game that will mess with the way you perceive video games with its equally weird and wonderful game world that seeks to encourage players into thinking outside of the box to solve its challenges. In order to succeed in Antichamber you’ll have to rid yourself of preconceived notions relating to video games that you have played in the past. This Antichamber first person adventure challenge takes place in a fairly simple game world framework with this minimalist...[Read Review]

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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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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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Yume Nikki

Yume Nikki comes from the Japanese developer Kikiyama and is a horror adventure developed with RPG Maker 2003. While it has few actual RPG elements this software has long been a popular option for this indie genre with Yume Nikki offering a similar intriguing surrealistic adventure to others in the niche. 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 l...[Read Review]

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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]

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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]

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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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The Witch’s House

Offering a free to play horror adventure The Witch’s House released in 2012 and like similar Japanese horror creations was made in RPG Maker with an eventual English release. In 2018 a paid Windows version of the game was released (The Witch’s House MV) that significantly enhanced the graphical experience and was subsequently offered on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2022. Regardless of which version you play you’ll find the same core story experience with t...[Read Review]

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Anodyne is an adventure that seeks to send you on a nostalgic trip back to the days of your Game Boy Colour with a title that draws inspiration from the early Zelda games and pairs it with a unique world for players to explore. Marketing itself as a unique Zelda-lite game Anodyne features a familiar story structure, 16 bit era visuals, dreamy soundtrack and a diverse range of locations to fight through. Anodyne was originally released at the start of 2013 on Windows and Mac with mobile and conso...[Read Review]

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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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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]

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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]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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