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49 Great Games Like Ni no Kuni

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Ni no Kuni and have found the following:

Ni no Kuni is a series of adventure video games where you play a young character with an important mission. The first games follow Oliver, and his journey to another world to save his mother. The sequel, Revenant Kingdom, follows Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a boy king who is usurped from his castle, and sets out to reclaim his kingdom.

Unfortunately, Ni no Kuni is not available on Android, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/12/2010, updated in 2018

Price: 86% off

Platforms: DS, PC, PS3, PS4 and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Play

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: LEVE L5 IA (@LEVEL5_IA)

Costs: Purchase cost

32 Hand Picked Video Games Like Ni no Kuni

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Ni no Kuni. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ni no Kuni, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 12 or ESRB EVERYONE 10+ games. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Cris Tales

Release Date: 20/07/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Cris Tales is a role-playing game where you see how your actions in the present affect the past and future. You play as Crisbell in a cartoon-looking adventure through four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of...

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Release Date: 28/01/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest game in the longstanding Pokémon series of role-playing games where you collect and battle Pokémon. Like those previous games, you compete in turn-based battles and try and collect as many...

Octopath Traveler II (Series)

Release Date: 13/07/2018, updated in 2023

Platforms: PC, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Octopath Traveler and Octopath Traveller II are combat-focused role-playing game where you follow eight characters on their personal quests. Like other role playing games, you explore the vast open world, interact with citizens and fight enemies as you...

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Release Date: 03/12/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a mythical adventure game where you play Fenyx, exploring the huge open world, solving puzzles and fighting evil fantasy creatures. Fenyx is a newly winged demigod, who was prophesied to be the one to save the Greek Gods' home...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Release Date: 03/03/2017

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

This game departs from the previous Zelda formula with the scale and depth of its world. You walk, fly, ride and climb your way through a landscape that varies in climate, terrain, inhabitants and vegetation. Weather and the passage of the sun and moon...

Forgotton Anne

Release Date: 15/05/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Forgotton Anne (Forgotten Anne) is a hand-animated adventure that combines cartoon (Ghibli-inspired) storytelling with running and jumping puzzles. You play as Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a...

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Release Date: 10/04/2020

Platforms: PS4

Final Fantasy VII Remake is an action role-playing game set in a decaying cyberpunk metropolis. It is the first in a series of games that remake the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII. You play the role of a mercenary named Cloud Strife who joins...

Hoa

Release Date: 24/08/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Hoa is an adventure game where you walk and jump through a hand-painted world as the mysterious main character. You solve environmental puzzles and meet magical creatures while trying to find your way back home. It's unusual because of its handcrafted...

Genshin Impact

Release Date: 27/09/2020

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4 and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Genshin Impact is a role-playing adventure set in a fantastical open world you explore by walking, climbing, swimming and gliding as necessary. Like the Zelda games, you can collect items, and craft new weapons. However, in this game to create a party...

Savior

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Savior is an action adventure game with hand-animated pixelated graphics. You play as Sam, a mysterious woman with hidden powers and innate acrobatic skills who has lost her memory and all possessions. Use diplomacy, parkour, and intricate combat to...

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Release Date: 18/07/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an adventure where you explore a world seeking out and collecting magical creatures, known as sprites, to banish an ominous shroud known as the Murk. As you do this, you make your way in the world, farming,...

Paper Mario: The Origami King (Series)

Release Date: 11/08/2000, updated in 2020

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Paper Mario is a role-play game featuring Mario and other Nintendo characters. Although cute and cartoon-like in appearance, these games are known for the quality of writing and the well balanced and enjoyable turn-based combat.

Cat Quest (Series)

Release Date: 13/09/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Cat Quest 2 is an adventure game, the sequel to Cat Quest, about a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. You explore and talk to characters who send you on quests to kill enemies in caves or retrieve hidden items. The addition of two player in the second game...

The Elder Scrolls (Series)

Release Date: 11/11/2011, updated in 2017

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing games that take you to detailed open worlds with free-form gameplay. The series has sold more than 58 million copies.

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (Series)

Release Date: 12/12/2014, updated in 2019

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, GBA, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a courtroom murder mystery series where you piece together clues to challenge testimonies and uncover the truth. It’s like a visual novel, although you must interact with characters and evidence to progress.

Persona

Release Date: 20/09/1996, updated in 2017

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Persona 5 (also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona) is the latest game in a series of role-playing games that focus on a group of students. You explore the world and take on enemies like other role play games. Here though, you manage relationships...

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Series)

Release Date: 30/09/2014, updated in 2017

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an adventure series set in Tolkein's fictional work, between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. You play Talion, a Ranger who sets out to avenge the deaths of his loved one. The...

Professor Layton (Series)

Release Date: 07/11/2008

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Professor Layton is a puzzle-game series. In different locations, you must solve brainteasers with maths, logic, maze-solving and lateral-thinking skills to move the story on.

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

Release Date: 21/09/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is a role-play game reminiscent of the Paper Mario games. You play three bugs, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they search for The Everlasting Sapling. Explore, level-up and take on fun battles in this lovable adventure.

Fantasian

Release Date: 02/04/2021

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Fantasian is a role-play adventure from the team behind Final Fantasy, Lost Odyssey and The Last Story games. The environments are crafted as real-world models to give it a hand made feel.

League Of Legends

Release Date: 27/10/2009

Platforms: Mac and PC

In League of Legends you battle enemies and other players in online arenas. You choose a champion with unique abilities and battle to destroy another human or computer-controlled team's base. Other modes vary the challenge with specific objectives,...

Mario & Luigi (Series)

Release Date: 17/11/2003, updated in 2017

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS and Wii U

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Mario and Luigi adventure games feature Mario and Luigi as the heros, accompanied by playable characters from the Nintendo pantheon. Each adventure pits you to defeat Bowser in different ways. Progress is through talking to characters, exploring,...

Baldo: The Guardian Owls

Release Date: 27/08/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Baldo: The Guardian Owls is an adventure into a magical world. As you explore the overworld and solve the intricately puzzling dungeons you discover new towns, fight ferocious foes, locate hidden temples, and collect magical objects and weapons.

Ikenfell

Release Date: 08/10/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Ikenfell is a turn based role play game where you use timing to power spells and block attacks. You explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, a bit like Harry Potter, fight monsters and uncover hidden treasure and dark secrets.

MoonLite

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Platforms: Android and iOS

Moonlite is a narrative experience for small children. It combines traditional storybooks with your smartphone light to create projected pictures with sounds and interactions.

Neo: The World Ends with You (The World Ends With You)

Release Date: 27/07/2007, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android, DS, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

The World Ends with You is a role-playing game set in the modern-day Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo. The place is a ghost town where the dead are forced to battle to try and gain their lives back. With stylized art and a fantasy story it stands out...

Divinity: Original Sin II (Series)

Release Date: 14/09/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-play adventure series. You head out with up to three other characters, each with backstories and personalities.

Takeshi and Hiroshi

Release Date: 18/08/2020

Platforms: Mac, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Takeshi & Hiroshi is a role-play adventure game about two brothers. Its unusual animation and light touch battles, where you chose your enemies rather than how to fight them, make it an ideal game to introduce the genre and for younger players.
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Triangle Strategy

Release Date: 04/03/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Triangle Strategy is an action role-playing game that combines a complex branching plot with grid-based battles like Fire Emblem or Advance Wars. It stands out not only for its unusual diorama visuals, but by creating an intertwining story of many...

Anno: Mutationem

Release Date: 13/07/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

ANNO: Mutationem is an action-adventure in a dark and bizarre cyberpunk world. You play a combat-trained young women on a personal mission to find out the truth of her missing brother with the help of her digital sidekick. It's a familiar setting and...

Foretales

Release Date: 15/09/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Foretales is a narrative role-playing adventure where every action, choice, item and character is represented by a card. By choosing cards you not only decide your fate but shape your story. Fight or avoid violence, kindness or play it safe, these...

Paper Animal RPG

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Paper Animal RPG is a simple adventure game in a colourful world. You create a band of animal heroes to fight enemies and collect equipment and power-ups.

2 Board Game Alternatives to Ni no Kuni

These are our hand-picked alternatives to Ni no Kuni. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

16 Video Games Like Ni no Kuni Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Ni no Kuni. This includes games from the Role-Play, Fighting, Action, Adventure and Narrative genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

Ni no Kuni is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Ni no Kuni in the following lists:

Inhabit Another World

Whether it’s a simple puzzle grid, a battlefield or a universe of planets to visit, all games create virtual spaces in which to play. Some of these are simply the background to a campaign - the game’s unfolding drama, missions or challenge. But others invite you to invest in the worlds they create, move in, tend to and inhabit in fantastical ways.

The games in this section invite you to spend time in spaces that have a sense of place, life and character. Worlds that hold history and lore in their landscapes, flora, fauna and inhabitants; environments that respond to your presence and invite you to restore them to their former glory.
 

Gaming 101: Adventure Games

In this series, we are learning how different aspects of video games work by playing games that offer an easy introduction to this one concept. This is designed for people new to gaming, and aims to identify games with the least barriers. In this entry we are looking at Adventure games.

Adventure video games invite you to attempt dangerous or mountainous experiences. This is the hero's journey where you play a protagonist who must take on daring deeds to reclaim a precious item, get to the top of the mountain or go there and back again and survive the ordeal.

While Shooting games offer exuberance and adrenaline, they focus on the mechanics of the fight rather than the narrative of the journey. Some combine the two with a campaign mode adventure and online pure shooting modes. Some adventure games also include Fighting, Role Playing and Strategy. But to stay in the Adventure genre, the arc of the quest needs to be the main focus rather than play in arenas or rounds.

Adventure games that double down on the Narrative of the characters and world expand the experience to include wider reflection, consequences and tensions as you would find in a novel.
 

Gaming 101: Role Playing Games

In this series, we are learning how different aspects of video games work by playing games that offer an easy introduction to this one concept. This is designed for people new to gaming, and aims to identify games with the least barriers. In this entry we are looking at Role Playing games.

A role-playing video game, sometimes called role-playing or RPG for short, places the player in control of a character living in a deep fantasy or futuristic world. Like the table-top role-playing (Dungeons & Dragons) games they grew from, the focus is on creating an experience from the perspective of another person.

Role-Playing games form a strong backbone for other genres like Adventure and Narrative games. The strong sense of character is created by allowing the player control of the appearance, decisions and direction in the game. Some games create this with tight Fighting mechanics, or intricate dungeon Puzzles while others focus more at offering wider expansive choices with Open-Worlds and Strategic decisions.
 

Empowering The Young

It's easy to assume video games are a disempowering experience for young players, drawing them away from more edifying activities. However there are a lot of games where young players find empowerment.

By becoming the hero of the story, or taking charge of their own bodies and destinies, these video game adventures offer a unique way for children to step forward into life.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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