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45 Great Games Like Stray

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

Stray is a game about a cat lost in a futuristic city where robots live. You guide your feline friend in and out of buildings, across roads and generally poke your nose in to see what is going on.

Unfortunately, Stray is not available on Android, Mac, Switch, 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: 19/07/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Traversal

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: HK Dev Blog (@HKDevBlog)

Costs: Purchase cost

32 Hand Picked Video Games Like Stray

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Stray. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Stray, 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.
 

Vane

Release Date: 15/01/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Vane is an ethereal adventure in a ruined desert where strange golden dust transforms a free-spirited bird into a determined young child. The premise is not all that uncommon, but Vane stands out for how you soar over the dessert and climb your way...

Ico

Release Date: 24/09/2001, updated in 2011

Platforms: PS2 and PS3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Ico is a running, jumping and exploring game where you rescue a princess from her evil mother. You take her hand to help her escape, guiding her along the pathways and protecting her from the hordes of enemies. Together, you jump chasms and scale walls...

The Last Guardian

Release Date: 28/10/2016

Platforms: PS4

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

The Last Guardian is a running, jumping and exploring adventure about a boy who befriends a giant half-bird, half-mammal creature, Trico. You work together to navigate the world, solve puzzles and reach new heights. Unusually, you have to build trust...

Fe

Release Date: 16/02/2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

You play a fox in a magical fairy tale forest. The world extends in front of you in stylised form, with trees, mountains and streams glistening with sparkles of life. You run, jump, climb and dip your paws in every aspect of the world. But it’s the...

Planet of Lana

Release Date: Coming soon

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

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Planet of Lana is an adventure where you play a young girl Lana and her loyal animal friend Mui, on a rescue mission. Set on a planet under siege from cold machines and unfamiliar creatures. Rather than the war, though, this is a game about the vibrant...

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...

Sea of Solitude

Release Date: 05/07/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Sea of Solitude is an adventure where you play a young woman, Kay, with such strong loneliness that her feelings turn her into a monster. As you explore a flooded city you discover dark creatures that you must deal with -- by uncovering their underlying...

Never Alone

Release Date: 18/12/2014

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Never Alone is a running, jumping and exploring game based on the traditional Iñupiaq tale, "Kunuuksaayuka". You swap between controlling an Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her Arctic fox companion as you complete puzzles and move the story forwards.

Limbo

Release Date: 05/06/2013, updated in 2015

Platforms: Android, PS Vita, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Control a small boy as he runs, jumps and climbs through a dark, silhouetted forest that clanks and hums with foreboding. As the age-rating suggests, he is killed in all manner of gruesome ways. But this is not without reason. Rather than violent...

Webbed

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Webbed is a running and jumping game with a twist. You play a spider who can make webs, swing, climb and all the while create music as she goes. It follows the story of our happy little spider on an adventure to save her boyfriend from a big dumb...

Lost Ember

Release Date: 19/07/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Lost Ember is an animal exploration adventure game. While forward progress is relatively linear, it involves beguiling flying, swimming, digging and running to explore the mysterious world through the eyes of different animals.

Unravel (Series)

Release Date: 09/02/2016, updated in 2018

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

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Unravel and the two-player Unravel Two are a pair of jumping and swinging platform games where you control a character made out of wool. As well as making him look super cute, the wool is used to swing around and interact with objects.

Knack 2 (Series)

Release Date: 12/09/2017

Platforms: PS4

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Knack is a platform action series where you control a shape-shifting robot called Knack. Through beautiful arcade-style battles and worlds, you collect Relics that enable you to grow bigger and gain more powers.

The Last Campfire

Release Date: 27/08/2020

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

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

The Last Campfire, from the same developer as No Man's Sky, is an adventure about Ember who is trapped a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home. As you travel you take a flame with you to the world, lighting...

Tunic

Release Date: 16/03/2022, updated in 2022

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Tunic is an action adventure game where you play a small small fox who wakes with no memory of where he is. You push through trees, pick up weapons and learn new moves to discover an expanse of forests, caves and landscapes. You can do anything from the...

Inside

Release Date: 29/06/2016, updated in 2018

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

Inside is from the same developer as Limbo. As such, you play another boy in a dark dream-light and horrific world. Here though, it's more modern-day and realistic.

Concrete Genie

Release Date: 20/08/2019

Platforms: PS4

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Concrete Genie is a running and jumping game about a young boy, who is isolated and bullied, in this exploration platform game with a twist. Using motion controls and buttons you can draw beautiful graffiti on the buildings, which come to life. These...

Neo Cab

Release Date: 03/10/2019

Platforms: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

This is a narrative adventure from behind the wheel of a cab. You play as Lina, the last human driver-for-hire on the streets of Los Ojos. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, your only leads are the...

Raji: An Ancient Epic

Release Date: 15/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Raji: An Ancient Epic is a running and jumping puzzle game drawing on Hindu and Balinese history. Taking inspiration from tales like Mahabharata and Ramayana you play a young girl named Raji who is chosen by the gods to defend the human race.

Another World

Release Date: 30/11/2019

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Another World (Out of This World in North America) is a retro cinematic running, jumping and shooting game about a young scientist who, as a result of a failed experiment finds himself on a dangerous alien world where he is forced to fight for his...

Lost and Hound

Release Date: 17/08/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Lost and Hound is an adventure puzzle game where you play as a scent tracking rescue dogs, Corgi and Biscuit. You use your sense of smell to find things and solve mysteries. Your heightened hearing and senses enable you find your goals, eventually...

Ghost Of A Tale

Release Date: 13/03/2018, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Ghost of a Tale is a swashbuckling adventure where you, as plucky rat Tilo, take on a rich world of evil creatures. It’s another game full of lore and backstory, although here it is medieval darkness rather than technological apocalypse. The work of a...

Replaced

Release Date: Coming soon

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

Replaced is a platform game set in a grim dystopian alternate 1980s America. You play as an Artificial Intelligence trapped inside a human wanting to escape.

Pode

Release Date: 21/06/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Switch

Pode is a co-operative puzzle game, where two players on the same system can use different abilities to help each other unlock new areas of a beautiful world and advance a cute little story. It's a good game if you like combining abilities in clever...

Blanc

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Blanc is a black and white adventure for two players. You play a fawn and a wolf cub stranded in a vast, snowy wilderness. As you use each other's abilities to progress through the world, you form an unlikely partnership and hope to find both their...

Time Loader

Release Date: 03/11/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Time Loader is a rolling, climbing, jumping robot puzzle game where you have travelled back in time to prevent a tragic accident. With a Back To The Future 90s vibe, you control a rover-style robot and use various tools and features to navigate the...

Snaccoon

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Snaccoon is a stealth and traversal game where you are a racoon searching the city for food. You play by moving around the world, selecting where to jump and solving some light puzzles to find a the food-stuffs not only to eat but to trade up on the...

The Long Return

Release Date: 02/10/2019

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

The Long Return is a running and jumping game where you guide an orphaned cub on a journey to retrace the steps of the last adventure that he went on with his mother. Throughout the game, you solve puzzles to progress and learn more about the cub's story.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Release Date: Coming soon

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth traversal game set in Tolkien's Middle-Earth where you play Gollum after he escapes from Mordor. As you hunt for the One Ring, stolen by Bilbo Baggins, you ensure you remain hidden as you dash from one bit of...

11-11 Memories Retold

Release Date: 08/11/2018

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

11-11 Memories Retold is a narrative adventure about two young men caught up in the first world war. A young photographer who joins the western front in Europe to impress a woman, and a German technician who's signs up in search of his son who is...

Bramble

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Bramble The Mountain King is a grim fairy tale adventure where you lead Ollie, a young child, through the fantastical landscape filled with hideous creatures. You play by directing your young character through the world, running from dangers and...

Deus Ex (Series)

Release Date: 23/06/2000, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, Oculus, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

The Deus Ex is a series of narrative-driven role-playing games where you use stealth, shoot enemies, and upgrade your character with body modifications to progress. In the latest main game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, you explore a dystopian future on a...

16 Video Games Like Stray Based on Genre

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

9 Easier Video Games than Stray

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

4 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Stray

If you like the sound of Stray 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 Stray Accessibility Report.
 

Stray 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 Stray in the following lists:

Top 10 Cat Games That Won't Lead You Astray

Are you a dog person or a cat person? If you're the latter there are loads of amazing video games featuring your feline friends. (If you're the former, there's also lots of dog games too, but that's another list).

Whether it's the super realism of games like Stray, a passing visitor in a game like Gravity Rush, or a whole community of anthropomorphized puss-in-clothing from Night in the Woods, cats get everywhere in the games we play.
 

Great Guidance From PlayStation 5 Activity Cards

PlayStation 5 Activity Cards are a part of the operating system that provide a quick and easy way to see your progress, and get helping progressing (or finding what you’ve missed) in games. It’s a really neat part of the system that you can pop-up while playing by pressing the PlayStation button on the controller.

They are like your very own guide, tailored to your current play through, providing information on progress, tips on things you've missed, more things to do (and how long they will take) and short videos of how to complete objectives (that you can pin to the side of the screen while you are playing).

However, as with the use of PS5 Dual Sense features, different games do this in different ways. Some just include Activity Cards to load and save your game or access a game mode (which saves time but isn't a game changer) while others go to town on tips, hints and other helpful ways to get more from their game.

As one player put it, "Honestly, I'm just really enjoying them in Control where they tell me where to go when I'm lost in the wonderfully convoluted building. Then in Maquette it's extremely useful to just get a step solved for me when otherwise I'd switch to another game. These are the kind of frustrations that generally stop me from beating games. It's like having a Prima guide on my PS button."

The games in this list are those we think do a great job with Activity Cards. This not only provides quick travel, fast loading, how long main- and side-quests will take, tips and video guides but is a real reason to consider buying the PlayStation 5 version over the Xbox Series X|S.
 

MCM Comic Con

We are running the Family Gaming Area at MCM Comic Con (October 18th-30th 2022) with AskAboutGames and the VSC Ratings Board. We'll be there to answer questions on console settings, PEGI ratings, keeping costs sensible, and helping you find amazing games.

Come and find us in the Sidequest area and try out some of the great family games we'll have to play. You can also use the database Game Finder to search for games that are the perfect match for your family. We can also help you find games that match your families particular accessibility requirements and cognitive needs.
 

DualSense Haptics PlayStation 5 Games

The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller added new features over the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller. It added a higher-quality microphone, a larger more sensitive touchpad, longer battery and more robust USB C charger cable. That last one is a welcome addition as DualShock controllers charge cables often wore out over time.

In addition to these improvements it added two new features:
  • Haptic Feedback - Detailed vibration and movement from within the controller to extend immersion of the game to your hands: the pattering of rain or a blast of energy.
  • Adaptive Triggers - The triggers on the controller can be made harder or softer to press by the game. This offers a nuanced way to feel more in the game, while also to provide more information about aiming.

The games in this list all use these Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers functionality.
 

Unusual Locomotion

These games offer worlds you explore in unusual ways. Maybe it’s hard to put one foot in front of the other, or maybe you get a chance to climb and jump athletically. These games put you in touch what it’s like to move more easily or more difficulty than real life.
 

Solve a Mystery

Like a good crime drama or whodunnit novel, solving mysteries and puzzles is a good way to engage in a story. However, rather than just watching these mysteries while someone else does the heavy lifting, these video games place you firmly in the role of the detective. Gathering statements, sifting evidence and making intelligent leaps of deduction requires care and attention. These investigations makes these games slower than others, but it’s worth the effort each time you find the correct conclusion and move the story on.

These games present you with a mysterious scenario to be solved. Whether with direct puzzles, locations to investigate or crime scenarios to deduce, they offer a unique, first-hand sleuthing challenge.
 
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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