21 Games Like Until Dawn

Games Like Until DawnThis collection of games like Until Dawn features more impressive interactive dramas with horror elements where you control the story.

Until Dawn is a PlayStation exclusive title that blends the interactive story genre with horror and even survival elements. At the heart of this adventure is player choice where you'll make decisions that will ripple throughout the story reflecting the "Butterfly Effect". This ensures that two players may have two completely different experiences despite being the same game.

Accordingly Until Dawn can be played multiple times which encourages players to take a different route to explore the alternative story paths based on key decision points. These decision points are rarely black or white decisions and with the auto-save feature of Until Dawn player choices are generally final.

Outside of making decisions gameplay is primarily exploration based with a number of quick-time events and clues which can provide additional information for decisions or add more depth to the story which follows the story of seven friends as the attend their annual winter holiday to the Blackwood Pines lodge.

The games like Until Dawn that you'll find below offer more exploration based adventures across PlayStation, Xbox and PC to ensure you can experience them on your preferred platform.
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development. The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocalyptic America with a young girl named Ellie who grew up in the new world. Joel’s’ mission is to bring her to a resistance movement known as the Fireflies who hope to synthesis a cure from Ellie. The game i...[Read Review]

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Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange is a graphical adventure based around a series of episodes, following the adventures of Max Caulfield an 18 year old student of photography who discovers her unique ability to rewind time. Slowly releasing the episodes over the span of 2015 the first episode is now available for free across a number of platforms allowing players to get a small taste of Max’s life before committing to the full game. Focusing heavily on the butterfly effect that Max’s ability causes pla...[Read Review]

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Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside of North America) is a cinematic adventure with thriller and even paranormal elements. The game launched in 2005 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken place. All of these murders have involved people becoming possessed and then brutally hurting stangers. In the game players play as a victim (Lucas Kane) of one of these possessions with players taking con...[Read Review]

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Oxenfree

Expanding out into the world of the supernatural Oxenfree offers a unique mystery across a large breadth of platforms. It was also the first game produced by Night School Studio’s who envisioned a a highly story driven game without the use of cutscenes. In Oxenfree players take on the role of Alex a teenager on a weekend visit to the local island. After your arrival though all sense of reason and logic is lost after a series of supernatural events leave Alex and friends unravelling the sec...[Read Review]

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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective for the police as he is haunted by a cloaked figure with a variety of powers. As the story unfolds you’ll experience a psychological thriller that deals primarily with the human psyche. While weapons are a...[Read Review]

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an adventure game that lets players make key decisions to alter the direction of the story. The game was released in a series of episodes and has been released across a large range of platforms due to the success it has experienced. Fans of the comic or television series will recognise the world which the game is set in. Players join this world soon after the zombie apocalypse and step into the shoes of Lee Everett, a convicted murderer. Early on in this adventure players hel...[Read Review]

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Horror and adventure are blended together in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues. Released for Windows and PlayStation 4 the game follows investigator Paul Prospero who has a knack for the paranormal. After reaching a fan letter from a pre-teen Ethan Carter he decides to visit his small town of Red Creek Valley, finding it has been abandoned for years and the Carter family house recently burned down with ...[Read Review]

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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls explores the potential that an interactive drama blended with action and adventure can achieve. Originally as a PlayStation 3 exclusive and now available on PlayStation 4 and Windows the story follows Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as one of the main playable protagonists alongside the unique incorporeal entity known only as Aiden who has been connected to Jodie since birth. This strange power quickly alienated Jodie from her foster family and in turn ended up being raised...[Read Review]

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The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is one of Telltale Games popular episode interactive adventures split across 5 episodes. While not quite as popular as the larger franchise interactive adventure adaptations like Back To The Future, Borderlands and Walking Dead it’s still one of the fan favourite productions from the studio. Unfortunately, due to the shutdown of Telltale the planned sequel was never completed leaving The Wolf Among Us as the sole edition in the series. Drawing inspiration from Bill Willin...[Read Review]

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Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour makes number 8 in this long running survival horror franchise, it’s a game that makes lots of steps to revive the series with some hitting the mark and a few missing. Starting on the outskirts of Silent Hill this all to familiar setting has been redone to offer a new level of atmospheric experience. You’ll find less fog than usual, better use of weather effects and plenty of monsters waiting for you as the standard exploration and puzzle elements of the game tak...[Read Review]

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called Hotel Dusk. The adventure follows Kyle Hyde a former officer of the law who has gone hunting for his partner. Kyle has stopped at Hotel Dusk on the chance of a lead that might finally solve the case beyon...[Read Review]

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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assuming the role of police officer and his attempts to solve a series of cases. The game draws heavy inspiration from the crime films of the era and even includes the option for players to experience the game e...[Read Review]

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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 continues the story from the first Mass Effect and has all the same role playing features that made the first such a success with plenty of refinement. If you loved the original Mass Effect game you definitely don’t want to miss the second instalment. Just like the original players will be taking control of Commander Shepard and creating their own team to quest across the galaxy in order to stop a threat of galactic importance. Players will again be exploring the galaxy through the...[Read Review]

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Mass Effect 3

If you follow the Mass Effect series you can’t miss Mass Effect 3 which ends the story arc of the trilogy and includes over an hour worth of cut scenes alone. The gameplay also features a few important refinements to the series, most notably in the area of combat. For players that haven’t played the previous games in the Mass Effect series it is strongly recommend to not start on the third game as the plot and story evolution are important aspects of the series and you will be completely lost wi...[Read Review]

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Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a role playing game that takes place across an entire galaxy and offers plenty of choice for players as to how they want to approach the game. Mass Effect is set in the distant future (year 2183) and has you steeping into the boots of an advanced human soldier by the name of Commander Shephard with his trusty ship the SSV Normandy. In the game the human race has just recently (in the past few decades) become one of the space races which puts them at the bottom of the totem pole an...[Read Review]

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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama on your PlayStation 3. Based on film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot. The game lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters. Each of them has a very deep background story and are modelled after the voice actors behind them to create very believable characters. In addition to the characters that the player controls you’ll find some well-designed n...[Read Review]

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Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Marking the second game in the Zero Escape franchise Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward once again combines the likes of visual novel with player choice and escape the room style situations. The blend of genres this time is available on Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita, allowing more players to experience the 24 different game endings. For story Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward hones in on nine main characters who have all been kidnapped by the unknown pe...[Read Review]

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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a hope to cure his writer’s block. Just like a book or television series the game is split into episodes that each contain a cliff hanger. Things take a dramatic turn for the worse when his wife goes missing a...[Read Review]

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Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror experience developed for the Nintendo 3DS that has since been ported over to other popular platforms. It’s a game with plenty of horror that will also have you exploring a great atmosphere, tackling puzzles and generally just scrounging for items. It’s a Resident Evil game that returns to the roots of the franchise with a mixture of puzzles, action and exploration not seen since the early games. Story wise the game is set after Resident Evil 4 and ...[Read Review]

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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting to create an adventure that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013 after the game attracted a cult following online creating demand for the game to be delivered on alternative platforms. This same following was likely the reason behind the games port to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Part of th...[Read Review]

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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is sure to send chills down your spine as you attempt to solve an eerie murder in this first person horror adventure. The game was released in late 2007 and is only available on the Windows platform. In the game you get to assume the role of Howard E. Loreid, a police detective who has recently been passed an interesting and peculiar case. The case involves the murder of Clark Field, a well off man who was deeply involved in the supernatural powers of ...[Read Review]

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