Your main duty is to watch out for any smoke or odd events which could cause harm to the natural Wilderness. The man you will play is called Henry, and he is always in touch with his supervisor Delilah through a radio.
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
|Publish time||9 Feb, 2016|
Background: After finding a new job as a Fire Watcher, you’re responsible for keeping the Wilderness safe, alongside its animals and beautiful creatures.
Mode: Firewatch is a single-player adventure game that takes place in the year 1989. Most of the time, you will have to follow the guidance of Delilah. But as you explore more of the Wilderness you’re supposed to protect, situations will appear that forces you to make a choice. Based on your choices throughout the playthrough, the fate of the Wilderness will be in your hands.
Price: USD 19.99
Number of players: Single-player
- Beautiful Vibrant Textures and Graphics.
- Talented voice actors that will bring life to the characters.
- Thrilling storytelling and a brilliant script.
- Many secrets and mysterious things for the player to discover.
- Although it might be considered a Walking Simulator, choices do matter, and the player will not be allowed to take things ‘easy’ all the time.
|Opener||Crows Crows Crows, Galactic Cafe|
|Gaming Platform||Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows|
|Publish Time||27 April, 2022|
Stanly is an ordinary employee who worked for a certain company. All he had to do was stay in his office and press buttons. However, one day all of his coworkers disappeared. No one was there to give him tasks or instructions; what would Stanley do? The Stanley Parable is a super unique and fun first-person game.
Trying to uncover the mystery of Stanley’s coworkers’ disappearance, you will have to follow the instructions of the narrative… Or will you? What would happen if you decide to enter the door on the right even though the narrative said, “Stanley entered the door on his left”?
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S|
|Publish Time||25 April, 2017|
What Remains of Edith Finch is a beautiful and sad story-driven game about a girl named Edith. The game begins with Edith reading from a book; then it transitions into a different location in the Finch mansion, where you play in First-Person. As you walk and progress through the game, Edith will speak about her family history.
Trying to understand why Edith was alone and she was the last survivor, you will have to complete the game and visit all locations to get the clues. Everything about this game is great. Graphics, Sounds, Voice-Acting, and the Story, are all magnificent features that were done brilliantly.
3. Outer Wilds
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S|
|Publish Time||28 May, 2019|
Outer Wilds is a beautiful open-world game that left many players speechless upon completing it. It all starts with the Space Program and you, as a pilot, seeking to explore the solar system to uncover mysteries and look for answers. You will be able to drive a spaceship and explore other planets.
In space, your eyes will look upon the moon, the sun, and meteors! You will meet characters from an alien race, each having their own story and dialogue. To progress through the game, you must explore and solve puzzles. However, the game isn’t as peaceful as you think. Natural catastrophes can put your life in danger, especially when visiting unfamiliar inhabitants.
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5|
|Publish Time||8 November, 2019|
Your eyes will not believe the greatness of Death Stranding and its graphics. Playing the game will almost feel like watching a movie. The main character of this game is called Sam Bridges, played by the real-life actor Norman Reedus.
There isn’t much told the players at the story’s beginning except for this mysterious bang, an explosion that gave birth to time and space, making the planet spin and float in that space. As Sam, you will have to uncover the mystery of this event and hopefully bring this planet back to how it used to be.
|Gaming Platform||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Publish Time||19 October, 2021|
Escape Simulator is a first-person puzzle game that can be played in single-player or Co-op mode. When playing this game, it is recommended to invite your friends; although the rooms may look small, you will need the help of another brain.
The game is about you being stuck in a room with many secrets and puzzles. Taking things step by step, you must find a means to escape within a limited time. Play through various levels with different puzzles, creating dynamic gameplay that requires the brain’s effort.
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch Stadia|
|Publish Time||4 October, 2015|
If you’re a history fan, then you have come across a wonderful journey to begin. The Forgotten City is a story-driven game about ancient Rome where you will travel back 2000 years to explore the open world of this ancient empire. Living in the Roman city will help you understand more about its laws, but the real purpose of your journey is to find a way to stop the curse of this city. “If one person sins, every last one of us dies” In this satisfying adventure, you will find yourself able to achieve things in various ways.
However, each has its consequences. But you should not worry because The Forgotten City has implemented a Time Loop mechanic, allowing you to discover secrets you would have never come across if this was a one-time journey.
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 5, Windows|
|Publish Time||25 March, 2022|
Ghostwire: Tokyo is one of the newest games on the list, being released in March of this year. Ghostwire: Tokyo is a single-player, first-person, supernatural, and horror video game. After the sudden disappearance of all the population in Tokyo, the city has begun to be invaded by supernatural forces.
Your goal is to discover how all of the population disappeared while also making an oath to take vengeance on the person that caused this event. This game features many supernatural abilities and ghost-hunting skills that you will need to defend yourself and achieve your goal. Face the unknown and save the haunted city of Tokyo.
|Opener||CD Projekt Red|
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S|
|Publish Time||10 December, 2020|
Perhaps it was one of the most anticipated games of 2020. Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world first-person RPG with many similarities to Grand Theft Auto. However, Cyberpunk remained a unique game with its own special experience to deliver. Start the game by making your own Cyberpunk character. Customize them, change their appearance, and enter the world of Night City.
In Cyberpunk, you must do everything you can to survive. Relationships with others are important; whether it’s a good relationship or a bad one, your decisions affect the story you are creating. Equip yourself with powerful weapons. Take on dangerous jobs and build a reputation for yourself.
9. The Witness
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Nvidia Shield, macOS, iOS|
|Publish Time||26 January, 2016|
Who are you, and what is your name? Where are you right now, and how did you get here? Perhaps all of these are questions you will ask yourself when you play The Witness, a First-Person Open-World single-player game. The game begins with you waking up isolated on an unfamiliar island.
You don’t remember anything. You don’t know anything either. The only thing you can do is explore the island and hope that you will receive some answers. This is your story in The Witness. Will you prove intelligent enough to solve all the unique puzzles on the island?
10. Life is Strange
|Opener||Dontnod Entertainment, Deck Nine|
|Gaming Platform||Android, iOS, Google, Stadia, Linux, Microsoft, Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
|Publish Time||30 January, 2015|
Every player must have heard about Life is Strange. They must have seen its success when it became a trending game. All content creators have played it, and perhaps all have felt emotional playing it. It is an award-winning game that deserves to be respected.
The story of the game is about a girl named Max Caulfield. When she thought her life was just an ordinary one, Max was caught off-guard when she discovered a way to rewind time. Using this power to save her friend, she later comes across many more events that will require Max to take action. Unravel the mystery of Rachel Amber’s disappearance, and uncover many hidden stories.
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows|
|Publish Time||19 July, 2022|
Stray is the most recent game on the list. Everyone is talking about it, and everyone loves it; dog lovers enjoy playing Stray. Created by BlueTwelve Studio in Stray, you will play as a lost cat in a forgotten city filled with androids, robots, and other dangerous elements.
You must try to find a safe route to escape this city, but you don’t have to do it alone! B-12 is a drone you will meet along the way, becoming your companion. In Stray, you will experience a journey through the perspective of a cat. You will be able to hear it purr and see the playful ways it interacts with the environment.
12. Gone Home
|Opener||The Fullbright Company|
|Gaming Platform||Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS|
|Publish Time||15 August, 2013|
After living abroad for almost a year, you finally return to your sweet home. Expecting your whole family to be there, you’re surprised to be welcomed by no one. What has happened to the Mother? Father? And your sister Sam? There is a note on the door, but it is too ambiguous to understand what is going on. Gone Home is a first-person story game with many secrets and mysteries.
However, this isn’t a puzzle game, nor a horror one; even if being alone in a large house during a thunderstorm is unsettling, it is not supposed to be a scary game. You must explore everything in the house, listen to recorded messages, and attempt to find answers to what has happened while you were gone.
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
|Publish Time||26 September, 2014|
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and What Remains of Edith Finch are two popular games that often get mixed up. Although many have recommended the second game over the first one, it is worth noting that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was released in 2014. Playing as a detective, your goal is to uncover hidden secrets after receiving a disturbing message from Ethan Carter.
After visiting his town, you come upon a murder that happened with no signs of Ethan Carter. The game is not puzzle-focused, nor is it trying to be time-consuming as you figure things out. It focuses on the atmosphere instead. It tries to set a mood that will make you question your decisions.
14. The Long Dark
|Gaming Platform||Linux, macOS, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
|Publish Time||August 1, 2017|
Survival games are often mixed with combat and supernatural events. Zombies, monsters, ghosts, cannibals, and other players make the surviving games challenging. However, this is not the case in The Long Dark. Your only enemy is the cold. The world has changed since the catastrophe started, and most of the wilderness has been covered in freezing temperatures.
The game has four different episodes. Each tells a different tale, yet it is a continuation of the previous one. This game will genuinely put your surviving skills to the test. How will you deal with hunger? Thirst? Cold? And the lack of electricity?
|Opener||The Chinese Room|
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows|
|Publish Time||11 August, 2015|
Have you ever wondered what will happen at the end of times? Perhaps other apocalyptic games didn’t exactly show you the vision in your head. Rapture captures what would happen if all of mankind disappeared right after it happened. You will live the apocalypse from the very early stages in the village of Yaughton.
Rapture is a walking simulator and story-deep game about the world’s end. You will find yourself alone in the village, trying to trace the events of everyone’s disappearance and perhaps capture their final memories.
|Gaming Platform||Linux, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Android, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Stadia|
|Publish Time||17 March, 2017|
Parabole has done a wonderful job putting realistic detective work, realistic blizzard elements, and realistic survival conditions into the game. Kona is a story-driven game that takes place in 1970 after a blizzard has reached Atampiek Lake.
As you play the private detective hired by a hunting manor owner in Canada, you end up getting trapped in a sudden snowstorm. Unable to find anyone in the area, you must do everything you can to survive on your own. However, as you progress through the game, you will come across this snowstorm event as quite a mysterious and unnatural occurrence.
17. Dear Esther
|Opener||The Chinese Room|
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One|
|Publish Time||14 February, 2012|
The Chinese Room created another game in 2012 that deserves to be on this list. Dear Esther is a haunting yet beautiful game that completely focuses on the environment and atmosphere rather than the game mechanics. Dear Esther is a story-driven game led by an unknown narrator.
It starts with you being on a mysterious island without informing you how or why you’re there. The purpose of the game is to leave you questioning so many things. Things are intended to be unknown. Things are intended to make almost no sense. It is up to the player to interpret things on their own.
18. Layers Of Fear
|Gaming Platform||Linux, Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
|Publish Time||16 February, 2016|
Are you a fan of horror games? Do you quickly get scared to death? Do you hate being alone? Perfect! Then this game is just for you! Layers of Fear is a Psychological horror game that is played in First-Person.
You play from the eyes of a talented painter who had spent countless hours trying to complete his masterpiece work of art. However, you soon discover that this painter is insane. Things he sees, voices he hears, the horrors he creates, are all of them from his mind? Or is it happening in the real world?
|Opener||Thatgamecompany, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Santa Monica Studio|
|Gaming Platform||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, iOS|
|Publish Time||March 13, 2012|
The journey is a third-person game that takes place in the hot desert. There isn’t much told at the beginning of the game. You’re in a large desert and then see a sparkly trail falling from the sky. You don’t know much about yourself, your abilities, or your people.
All you know is that you must explore to discover the secrets of this game. The journey is a beautiful and immersive game in a large sandy world. The game is generous enough to allow the player to invite one more friend into their world. Exploring together is now more fun.
|Opener||Night School Studio|
|Gaming Platform||Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Linux, iOS, Android|
|Publish Time||15 January, 2016|
Perhaps a group of teens camping together on an island isn’t the safest thing, but what could go wrong? Oxenfree is a beautiful, award-winning game that takes place on mysterious islands that are filled with secrets and unnatural events. The story revolves around a group of teenagers; each has its name and tale.
During their time on the island, they interact with a device that puts their world at a time-breaking point, connecting to other dimensions and creating a ghostly rift. The biggest part about this game is your choices. You will find the game asking you to choose from different dialogues that will shape the story differently than it is supposed to be.