10 Games similar to Until Dawn

Until Dawn Intel Dawn is one of the best PS4 exclusives that offers an innovative interactive horror experience, a branching story based on the butterfly effect, and an outstanding character performance.

The gameplay is a mixture of cinematic scenes and third-person exploration, where the player controls the characters in order to find clues and elements that help in understanding the events, while every decision you make will have a direct impact on everyone in your party.

And if you enjoyed Until Dawn when you first tried it, and are looking for similar games, here are 10 games we think you should try. Some of these games are based entirely on horror, while others are based on cinematic gameplay experiences with more focus on player actions and difficult choices that change the course of the story.


1. The Dark Pictures Anthology series

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

I initially chose this series because it comes from the studio behind Until Dawn, Supermassive Games. The first part of the game was released in 2019 as Man of Medan, while the second part was released in 2020 as Little Hope, and the third part, House of Ashes, is scheduled to be released in 2021, knowing that the developer plans to release eight parts of it.

The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of horror-themed games based on the decisions and choices made by the player, which will influence the course of the story and the relationships between the heroes. The game can be played multiple times, as there are multiple endings and multiple scenarios based on the decisions you make.

2. The Wolf Among Us

Platforms: Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PC

With the announcement of a new part of the game in development, now may be the best time to try the graphic adventure game The Wolf Among Us, in which the hero Bigby Wolf, with aim of investigating a series of mysterious murders.

The game consists of five episodes, and the player can explore different environments such as apartment buildings and bars, with the aim of collecting items that help him in investigations.

It is also possible to talk with NPCs and see conversations in the form of dialogue trees. The dialogue choices chosen during the conversations will have a positive or negative impact on how other characters view the hero, and their perceptions will affect future events in the story.

3. The Walking Dead

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

A graphic adventure game consisting of several seasons that started in 2012 and ended in 2019 with the fourth and final part The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

You play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the zombies, who must protect an orphan girl named Clementine who may be his only path to salvation.

The game mainly focuses on the development of the story and character, while the player’s actions and choices can lead to the death of certain characters or a negative change in the character’s behaviour towards the hero. The choices made by the player carry over to the next episodes.

4. Alien: Isolation

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

First-person survival horror and adventure game based on the sci-fi horror film series Alien and set 15 years after the events of the original 1979 film Alien.

The game follows engineer Amanda Ripley, daughter of protagonist Ellen Ripley, as she investigates her mother’s disappearance, drawing on stealth and survival horror. The player must explore a space station, complete various objectives and avoid or defeat enemies to advance in the game. The objectives range from activating computers to collecting certain items or accessing certain areas of the game.

The player can run, climb stairs, sneak into ventilation holes, bend behind objects, under tables, or inside cupboards to hide from enemies with the possibility of facing them with some weapons such as pistols.

5. Detroit: Become Human

Platforms: PS4, PC


Until Dawn
Living the life of a robot is what Detroit Become Human offers us, an emotional experience from start to finish, focusing on the journey of three humanoid robots in a poignant narrative experience.

The game takes place in Detroit in the year 2038, where technology has evolved to a point where robots like humans are everywhere. The game gives you the possibility to see the world around you through the eyes of these robotic robots, you will face moral dilemmas and decide who will live and who will die, while your decisions will change the development of the events of the story.

6. Heavy Rain

Platforms: PS4, PC

An interactive action-adventure and drama game in which the player controls four different characters from a third-person perspective. Each playable character may die depending on the player’s actions creating an interesting and branching storyline. The game is divided into several scenes, each of which revolves around a character.

You are required to prevent the killer known as The Origami Killer from inflicting a new victim by controlling each action of the four characters. The end of the story will depend on your decisions throughout the gameplay.

7. Soma

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

A first-person survival horror game set in an underwater research facility. After a major extinction event caused by a comet hitting the planet, the crew of the facility are the last people on Earth and must try to survive one day at a time.

The player encounters a number of creatures, each of which embodies an aspect of the game. The game mainly uses psychological horror elements rather than the traditional horror elements found in most video games within this genre, and I think you’ll like it if you like the horror elements of Until Dawn

The player must search through a wide range of clues such as notes and audio tapes, which help build the game’s plot. The player advances by solving puzzles, exploring, and using stealth.

8. Hidden Agenda

Platforms: PS4

It is a third-person psychological action-adventure game from the same developer as Until Dawn, so if you want to test more games from the developer, this might be the game for you.

The game is an innovative experience that opens new horizons in the world of interactive adventures, and although the overall experience is not perfect and does not rise to the level of other developer games due to many reasons, it remains a good choice as a short entertainment game.

The player controls homicide detective Becky Marney and attorney Felicity Graves, both of whom are involved in the case of the serial killer known as The Trapper. The game features quick time events that determine the outcome of the story including the death or survival of the character.

9. Oxenfree

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS

A fascinating narrative and exploratory experience that succeeds in developing an innovative way to incorporate dialogue into video games, and presents a short and interesting story about human interaction and how we choose to interact with one another.

The game focuses on coping with loss, destructive relationships, and teenage inflexibility with sudden changes, all while facing troubling paranormalities.

The player controls Alex, a teenager visiting a local island with a group of friends, and after accidentally unleashing a supernatural force on the island, the player and his companions must figure out what the force is and how to stop it. The entire gameplay is based on walking, talking and making decisions, which opens the door to having many endings to the story.

10. The Evil Within

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

A third-person survival horror game, the first of which was released in 2014, followed by a sequel in 2017. The game focuses on protagonist Sebastian Castellanos, who finds himself inside a distorted world filled with terrifying locations and creepy creatures while investigating the scene of a mass murder at Beacon Mental Hospital.

The player fights nightmare-like disfigurement enemies, including bosses, using guns and melee weapons, stealth, and making use of the environment and objects he may find in order to survive.


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