17 Games Like Until Dawn

Games Like Until DawnThis collection of games like Until Dawn features other impressive interactive drama games with horror elements where you control the story by making key plot choices.

Until Dawn is a PlayStation exclusive title that blends the interactive story genre with horror and even survival elements as players follow a group of 8 young adults trying to survive in the Blackwood Mountain area . At the heart of this adventure is player choice where you'll make decisions that will ripple throughout the story which create a butterfly effect. This results in two players having two completely different experiences in Until Dawn due to the major and minor decisions they make that impact the immediate and long term story path.

To add further weight to your decisions Until Dawn automatically saves after decisions so each is final. These decision points include basic interactions with the environment or broader moral choices that directly or indirectly impact on the fate of the main characters. Outside of making decisions gameplay of Until Dawn 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 before concluding with one of the hundreds of possible endings.

The games like Until Dawn that you'll find below offer more exploration based adventures across PlayStation, Xbox and PC where you'll make decisions that impact the story and characters.
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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 paranormal elements originally launched in 2005 and later remastered for modern platforms in 2016. Controlling a number of characters during the story players will be able to guide the pathway of this interactive story. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken place and currently under investigation by the police force. With all of these...[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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Oxenfree

Expanding out into the world of the supernatural Oxenfree offers a unique mystery for players to uncover across a large number of game platforms which slowly expanded following the initial release success. Marking the first game from Night School Studio’s their creation attempts to deliver a highly story driven game with paranormal elements without the use of cutscenes in a 2.5D game world. In Oxenfree players take on the role of Alex who is a teenager on a visit to the local island with h...[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 with a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues while you investigate the disappearance of Ethan following a brutal murder. Originally for Windows the Redux game version expanded the list of available platforms alongside graphic enhancements and some minor gameplay tweaks. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter follows the adventure of Paul Prospero who specialises in paranorma...[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 a point and click video gamer released in 2007 exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform which lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel that is said to be able to grant wishes to those that stay in a particular room. The bulk of this story adventure takes place in a fictional hotel located located deep in the heart of Los Angeles in the United States and is known Hotel Dusk. Playing as former experienced detective Kyle Hyde who has has left his New Yo...[Read Review]

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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire delivers a detective themed open world action title with fantastic realism and world design which gives players the sense of being a real detective throughout the story. Inspired by historical films the game also features an era appropriate soundtrack and the option to play in black and white to simulate a film noir adventure. Originally released on 2011 for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 L.A. Noire was revived with an enhanced edition for modern platforms in 2017. Set in the cit...[Read Review]

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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama that draws inspiration from film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot that you jump into. Originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive title released in 2010 the game was subsequently released on PlayStation 4 in 2016 and Windows in 2019. Heavy Rain lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters with each of them having a deep background story and their own mot...[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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Quantum Break

Based around the idea of time travel and control of time, Quantum Break employs a unique story telling landscape aiming to combine a TV like show design with a video game experience. The result is a dramatic science fiction story filled with action and adventure while players command Jack Joyce through an array of gunfights and story plot points in third person view. In addition Jack Joyce grants players the ability to manipulate time right from the start of your adventure after a failed experim...[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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