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32 Great Games Like Penrose Games Rated Mature (M) and Older

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Penrose is a text adventure, where you don't only read the story and choose its next step, but can go back into the text to change it in all sorts of mind-bending ways. As the develop describes it, "Penrose is a non-linear narrative adventure game about time, choice, and the nature of obsession."

Unfortunately, Penrose is not available on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/09/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative (Adventure and Creative)

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Double Speak Game (@DoubleSpeakGame)

Costs: Free

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Release Date: 22/07/2021

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Release Date: 24/06/2015

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16 Video Games Like Penrose Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Penrose. This includes games from the Adventure, Creative, Narrative and Brain Game genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

6 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Penrose

If you like the sound of Penrose but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Penrose Accessibility Report.
 

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