50 Best Walking-simulator games

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The best 50 Walking-simulator games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. 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 Walking-simulator 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 Maize released the 12 September 2017

1# What Remains of Edith Finch - 2017

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What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member's death. Ultimately, it's a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.

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walking-simulatorstoryatmosphericinteractivefirst-person
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2# Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - 2017

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From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.

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mythologydarkwalking-simulatorstoryfantasy
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5# The Beginner's Guide - 2015

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The Beginner's Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.

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7# Fragments of Him - 2016

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More akin to a theatre play than traditional game, in Fragments of Him you explore the world in a first-person view and gently guide Will, Mary, Sarah, and Harry along their journeys. It is a compelling emotional drama deliberately designed without puzzles or difficulty, and created for players seeking a thought-provoking and artistic experience. As the threads of Wills life combine, they create a single story of love, memories, and hope.

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9# Maize - 2017

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Explore an abandoned farm and a not-so-abandoned underground research facility as you uncover the mysteries around Maize, and possibly learn a bit about yourself along the way. With a colourful cast of characters and an absolutely absurd world, Maize offers up a unique experience that keeps the surprises coming. Solve environmental puzzles that get more and more absurd the further you delve into the adventure Uncover the secrets of Maizes world, as you try and figure out what it is the corn really want, aside from a very good nap Meet some friends and enemies along the way, which include a very small grumpy Russian robot bear and an unhinged albino corn stalk with an underbite

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11# Scanner Sombre - 2017

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Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.

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12# Firewatch - 2016

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You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, youll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have. Featuring Living, breathing characters brought to life by Cissy Jones (The Walking Dead: Season 1) and Rich Sommer (Mad Men) A spectacular wilderness environment by Olly Moss (Illustrator) and Jane Ng (The Cave, Brutal Legend) A thrilling story and script by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin (The Walking Dead: Season 1, Poker Night at the Inventory) A stirring original soundtrack by Chris Remo (Gone Home, Spacebase DF-9) Fluid first-person animation by James Benson (Ori & the Blind Forest) Gameplay scripting and design work by Patrick Ewing (Twitter) and Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja) Programming by Will Armstrong (Bioshock II) and Ben Burbank (Costume Quest 2, Spacebase DF-9)

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13# Tacoma - 2017

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As you go about your mission, you'll explore every detail of how the station's crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster. A Richly Layered Story Experience: Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together. Unlock doors and drawers to find meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while simultaneously exploring extensive records of the crew's digital communications and personal thoughts.

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14# Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist - 2015

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A 15 minute heist game by Crows Crows Crows & Directed by William Pugh (The Stanley Parable). Slip into the soft-soled shoes of the mastermind responsible for the greatest heist- oh god I can’t do this any more, i’m joining the strike. good luck writing the steam description.

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heistcomedywalking-simulatorfree-to-playshort
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15# Sunset - 2015

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It's 1972 and a military coup has rocked Anchuria. You, Angela Burnes, are trapped in the metropolitan capital of San Bavón. Your paradise has turned into a warzone. You take up a job as a housekeeper. Every week, an hour before sunset, you clean the swanky bachelor pad of the wealthy Gabriel Ortega.

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16# The Fidelio Incident - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game The Fidelio Incident
Screenshot of the video game The Fidelio Incident
Screenshot of the video game The Fidelio Incident

The Fidelio Incident is a single-player, first-person thriller set off the coast of Iceland. Inspired by Beethoven's only opera Fidelio. After a violent plane crash, Stanley must search a desolate frozen island in search of his wife Leonore while covering up any traces of their identity.

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18# Gone Home - 2013

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June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AMYou arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator.

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19# ADR1FT - 2016

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ADR1FT is the story of an astronaut who wakes up floating silently in space amongst the debris of destroyed space station…the only survivor of a catastrophic event, left with no memory, a critically damaged EVA suit leaking oxygen and no way home.

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21# Steppy Pants - 2016

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Steppy Pants, the most realistic walking simulator you'll play this year! Keep your cool when faced with insurmountable odds, like reckless drivers and an inexplicable inability to step on sidewalk cracks. We've been playing this game non-stop for months and it still makes us chortle!

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22# N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure - 2016

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N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is a first person adventure game based on puzzle solving and exploration. NERO is a wonderful journey in an magic world where a kid is the key to all locks and the nights is not as frightening as you could think. Play the role of this kid, followed by a mysterious black cloathed companion, discovering the truth behind this epic journey. Use the Sphere of Light to interact with the environment, explore and experience emotions and feelings that are uncommon in videogames, with a brand new next-generation visual novel reshaping the genre. The downloadable version of this game supports English.

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visual-novelwalking-simulatorpuzzlestorynarrative
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