Best Games Like Stray

Stray is a story-mode adventure game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive that takes place in a post-apocalyptic dystopian cybercity inhabited by humanoid robots. What makes this game really stand out from others, is its feline perspective. 

The protagonist is a cat separated from its clowder in the beginning, and later finds itself in an outlandish cyberpunk city devoid of any humans. The gameplay, however linear, involves aspects of puzzle solving and a semi-open world experience accompanied by serene music and intricate and sophisticated environments. 

There are multiple games out there that imitate the experience of Stray. In this article, we will cover games similar to Stray. This game is available for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 and other platforms. 

Spirit of the North is a puzzle platforming game where you play as a fox led by a spirit in a mystical realm based on Nordic folklore. The game is set in a picturesque terrain consisting of niveous mountains, luxuriant meadows, rocky valleys, lush green forests, angelic lakes and much more. 

It is a third-person perspective linear journey that gets more puzzle-based as it progresses. The game contains little to no dialogue sequences which adds more realism given the fact that we are playing as a fox. 

Spirit of the North is developed by Infuse Studios and published by Merge Games. 

The game is available on multiple platforms that include Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S.

Endling brings a new perspective to the survival adventure game genre. As we take on the role of a mother fox, the last of its species, trying to watch over her pups while the world is slowly decaying and natural resources are depleted. 

In the beginning, one of the pups is taken away by the scavenger, leading you to the main quest line of finding your lost pup by roaming this dire landscape. While the game has a limited side scroll perspective, the alluring 3D environment fulfills your experience.

Endling is developed by Herobeat Studios and published by HandyGames . The game is supported on platforms like Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

Cattails is an Indie RPG game in which we take on the role of a cat abandoned by its previous owners. 

We start as an inexperienced feline out in the wild learning to hunt and defend itself as the game progresses. The game’s ambience matches that of Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing to some extent when it comes to basic functionality. 

Cattails is developed and published by Falcon Development and is available to play on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, Linux and Mac OS. 

Kisima Inŋitchuŋa or Never Alone is a puzzle platforming adventure game in which we take on a role of a native Alaskan girl who finds herself caught up in a heavy blizzard along with her pet fox.

What makes it really unique is the fact that we have to play both as the girl and the fox to complete the different levels. Set in snowy tundra, we have to traverse dangerous platforming sections in order to save the village and locate the source of the blizzard. 

Never alone adopts a side scroll approach presenting you with several bridge-crossing obstacles along the way. The game allows you to switch between the Fox and the girl freely in solo mode but if playing via Couch Co-op players can play one character each. 

The game is developed by E-Line Media and published by Upper One Games and can be played on Windows PC, Linux, macOS Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Xbox One and Wii U.

Next up on the list is Fe, a 3D puzzle platforming game set in a mystical world filled with mysterious creatures and an endearing landscape. We play as a “Fe” a fox-like creature in a forest that is ambushed by robot-like creatures called the Silent Ones.

The directions feel vague since we communicate through singing and matching wavelengths with these strange yet charming creatures unraveling the secrets of the forest. The quest line is partially linear and has more of an abstract and ambiguous touch to it with a clearer story. 

Fe is developed by Zoink Games and published by none other than Electronic Arts, one of the world’s leading game publishers. Fe is available on multiple platforms including Windows PC, Mac OS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods is one of the more eminent games from the adventure genre, which due to its earnest writing won the BAFTA Game Award for Narrative in 2018.

The game revolves around a cat called Mae that returns to her hometown after dropping out of college to reunite with her old friends. 

Night in the Woods involves a strong sense of character development as Mae rediscovers herself throughout the game making it more relatable to real-life experiences. Set in Midwest Suburbia, the game is mainly a side-scrolling platformer that has a lot more to it than just puzzle solving. 

The game is developed and published by Infinite Fall and Secret Labs and is supported on Windows PC, Linux, Mac OS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iOS and Nintendo Switch.

Cloudpunk

Set in a cyberpunk mega-city, Cloudpunk is an Indie RPG where we play as Rania, a woman working for a shady delivery company called Cloudpunk delivering dubious packages all across the city. 

The game revolves around concepts of class warfare and corporate greed instead of the personal characterization of the protagonist. Developers of Cloud Punk really outdid themselves when it came to its intricately designed environment and meticulous level of detail. 

Developed by ION Lands and published by Maple Whispering this adventure game is available on platforms like Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 

PlayStation 5 and Xbox One.

Untitled Goose Game

This game takes simulation to another level as we play as a Waterfowl that has ridiculously mischievous objectives. 

Untitled Goose game is a Puzzle Stealth video game that employs a minimalist approach to its gameplay as we set out to annoy the whole neighborhood with our gooselike shenanigans. The game involves moderate puzzle solving and stealthy movement at times to complete certain objectives. 

Untitled Goose Game is developed and published by House House and Panic Inc respectively. You can play this game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac OS, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Cat Quest

Cat Quest is an RPG Adventure game set on a fictional continent of Felingard that is Purr-fect for all the cat lovers out there. The story begins when your cat sister is abducted by evil forces and you set yourself on a journey to liberate her.

Cat Quest is more of a classical RPG than anything as you roam across mystical overworld maps and raid monster-filled dungeons. 

Published and developed by The Gentlebros this game is supported on Windows PC, Xbox One, Android, iOS, macOS, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4..

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

If you want to take platforming up a notch you can always try Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It is 2D Metroidvania with one of the most scenic environments the platform-adventure genre has to offer. 

You play as a cute spirit creature and as you journey through a realm of mysticism to rescue your owl friend, you stumble across a diverse terrain from vibrant forests stretching far and wide to dark and dank burrows. 

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is developed by Moon Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios. This game supports platforms such as Xbox One, Xbox X/S series, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

Okami HD

Based on ancient Japanese folklore, Okami is one of the few action-adventure games that employ an ink and watercolor graphical presentation. Originally released in 2006 and later remastered as Okami HD, it is a Third-person perspective that somewhat resembles the Legend of Zelda in several aspects.

We take the form of a Wolf and traverse through the aesthetic environment while solving puzzles and engaging in exciting duels.

Okami HD is developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. The remastered version extends the supported platforms further including Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and Windows PC.

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered

Just like our mischievous goose, this game takes the feline perspective to a next level by employing a first-person perspective wreaking havoc everywhere you go. The goal is to knock over as many things as possible taking a ridiculous yet realistic approach as a cat.

Our character is quite literally a Cat-astrophe for the owner of the house as you progress by causing maximum destruction possible.

This game is developed and published by Manekoware and Fire Hose Games respectively and can be played on Windows PC, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox X/S and Nintendo Switch

Submerged: Hidden Depths

A platform-adventure game that revolves around the exploration of an unknown and quiet world filled with ethereal creatures and mysterious locales. We take on the role of a brother and sister who stumble across this mysterious realm trying to survive on these islets with manmade structures reclaimed by nature.

As we progress through the game puzzle-solving becomes a dominant aspect along with discovering new landmasses and solving the mysteries that we find there.

Developed and published by Uppercut Games and Stadia Games and entertainment, this game can be played on platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia and PlayStation 5.

Sable

Sable is more of an open-world experience that has no rigid linear gameplay instead you are free to explore and take quests along the way. Sable is set in a deserted terrain with Sci-fi tech as our masked protagonist takes on a journey to discover herself in this odd yet enthralling world with ruins of ancient technology scattered all over the locale.

Puzzle-solving while exploring new fronts guarantees that you will have an experience so unique and unforgettable.

Sable is developed by Shedworks and published by Raw Fury and is available on Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Windows PC and Xbox Series X/S.

The Last Guardian

Last off we have The Last Guardian, an action-adventure game that puts us in the perspective of a young boy along with his giant Half-Bird Half-Dog companion known as Trico. Well, we can’t play as Trico but we can instruct our affable companion to assist us throughout our expedition.

The game consists of light platforming and moderate puzzle solving along with a spellbinding terrain that makes your experience truly an unforgettable one.

The Last Guardian is developed by Japan Studio and GenDesign and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment originally for PlayStation 4.

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Syed Saad Kamran
Syed Saad Kamran

Syed Saad Kamran is a PC enthusiast, gamer and critic who fancies classical game genres, including RPGs, Survival and Sandbox. Genres like Objective-Based FPS appeal to him in addition to Real-Time Strategy. Moreover, he covers all the latest updates and leaks regarding the gaming industry.

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