50 Best Surreal games

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The best 50 Surreal games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Surreal games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Above: The Fallen released the 19 September 2017

1# Rusty Lake Hotel - 2015

Review82Score

Rusty Lake Hotel is a mysterious point and click game developed by the creators of the Cube Escape series. Features: - Pick-up-and-play: easy to start, but it will be hard to put down - Tons of puzzles: a total of 6 rooms full of unique and various brain teasers - Thrilling and engaging story: there will be 5 dinners with intriguing guests and staff - Full of suspense and atmosphere: Rusty Lake Hotel is a surreal place, where anything can happen - Impressive soundtrack: every room has its own designed theme song - Achievements: an all-time gallery you never seen before Tap on the arrows to navigate inside the rooms and lobby.

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2# Evo Explores - 2016

Review83Score

Manipulate impossible surreal structures, explore optical illusions and solve mind blowing puzzles. Evo Explores was inspired by a beautiful game Monument Valley. We are big fans of original game but we love Evo Explores even more!

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3# Icycle: On Thin Ice - 2013

Review81Score

Game Details: A thrilling platforming adventure from award-winning studio Damp Gnat Breathtaking worlds that are as beautiful as they are dangerous Stunning soundtrack and unique surrealist visual design Unlock a wardrobe full of garments to dress and humiliate Dennis Upgrade vacuum cleaners and umbrellas to reach hidden items Complete 80 missions to unlock bonus features including the original Icycle game! Visit the Chillingo room on the App Store to see more of our great games: appstore.

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4# Plug & Play - 2015

Review75Score

Explore the universe of Plug & Play, an interactive animation drawn by Michael Frei and coded by Mario von Rickenbach. Play time between 10 15 minutes Nominated for the Nuovo Award at the Independent Games Festival 2015

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5# Monument Valley 2 - 2017

Review91Score

Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry. Enjoy beautiful levels filled with illusory, meditative puzzles, using brand new interactions to explore the changing dynamics between characters. Artwork inspired by an eclectic mixture of architectural styles, artistic movements and personal influences, each translated into stunning geometric structures.

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6# TRI: Of Friendship and Madness - 2014

Review80Score

Find a way through the towers and dungeons of TRI by solving puzzles, climbing impossible ascents and reflecting light-rays. The mystical TRI will let you create your own paths in this strange world – just try not to lose your mind when you're falling upside down!

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9# Smash Hit - 2014

Review77Score

This experience requires focus, concentration, and timing to not only travel as far as you can, but also break the beautiful glass objects that stand in your way. An optional premium upgrade is available through a one-time in-app purchase that will enable new game modes, cloud save across multiple devices, detailed statistics and the ability to continue from checkpoints.

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11# Monument Valley - 2014

Review88Score

In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People. "Monument Valley stuns with its serenity... each screen is a work of art" - Huffington Post

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12# Anodyne - 2013

Review74Score

In this unique Zelda-lite game, explore and fight your way through surreal and creepy, nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.

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13# Back to Bed - 2016

Review61Score

The pair travels through a surreal and painting-like dream world, filled with objects used to guide Bob towards the Bed, but also dangers that must be avoided! Back to Bed manages to simultaneously be predictable and surprising, sleepy and lively, scary and comfortingjust like any good piece of Surrealist art. Back to Bed is what happens when you let Dali, Escher, and Magritte develop a game.

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16# DEVICE 6 - 2013

Review88Score

DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience. "In using its text both as narrative and as geography and through its impressively restrained use of illustration and sound it generates an almost unrivalled sense of place. With a compelling story that keeps you guessing, and a pin-point utilisation of the platform, Device 6 is an accomplishment in games design, mobile or otherwise" God is a Geek - 9/10

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18# ISLANDS: Non-Places - 2016

Review72Score

A surreal trip through the mundane. Reveal the hidden ecosystems of ten unusual environments. Unlock an atmospheric experience while exploring strange yet familiar scenes. Carl Burton's other work has been featured in the New York Times, Serial, Colossal, and Medium.

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19# Spate - 2014

Review81Score

Spate is a surreal experience set in a world that seeks to draw the player into its reality. Spate is a dark, brooding, and beautifully crafted emotional journey that is seen through the eyes of a struggling addict.

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20# Rusty Lake: Roots - 2016

Review89Score

James Vanderboom's life drastically changes when he plants a special seed in the garden of the house he has inherited. For all players who experience a small glitch, please try the Reset level option in settings first, if this doesn't work, let us know so we can fix it in an update!

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22# Samorost 3 - 2016

Review83Score

Samorost 3 follows a curious space gnome who uses the powers of a magic flute to travel across the cosmos in search of its mysterious origins. Visit nine unique and alien worlds teeming with colorful challenges, creatures and surprises to discover, brought to life with beautiful artwork, sound and music.

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24# Obduction - 2017

Review75Score

A new sci-fi adventure from Cyan, the creators of Myst. Abducted far across the universe, you find yourself on a broken alien landscape with odd pieces of Earth. Explore, uncover, solve, and find a way to make it home.

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25# Paradigm - 2017

Review95Score

Paradigm is a surreal adventure game set in the strange and post apocalyptic Eastern European country of Krusz. Play as the handsome mutant, Paradigm, who's past comes back to haunt him in the form of a genetically engineered sloth that vomits candy.

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