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28 Great Games Like Universal Paperclips

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Universal Paperclips and have found the following:

Universal Paperclips is an adventure game about making paperclips. It sounds simple, but behind the incremental process of clicking a button to create these paperclips is a story about how the desire to make paperclips (or anything) if fully realised and unrestrained will take over the entire world.

Unfortunately, Universal Paperclips 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: 09/10/2017

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Strategy (Adventure and Point-and-Click)

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Flantz (@Flantz)

Costs: Purchase cost

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Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

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Release Date: 01/04/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Release Date: 30/03/2021

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Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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Forager

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Trios

Release Date: 30/09/2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

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7 Easier Skill Rating than Universal Paperclips

If you like the sound of Universal Paperclips but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

16 Video Games Like Universal Paperclips Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Universal Paperclips. This includes games from the Simulation, Adventure, Strategy and Point-and-Click genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

7 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Universal Paperclips

If you like the sound of Universal Paperclips 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 Universal Paperclips Accessibility Report.
 

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