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34 Great Games Like Vessels

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Vessels is a narrative adventure where you wake to find yourself quarantined inside an airlock with no memory of how you got there. You speak to the crew to work out who you are and try to convince them not to jettison you into space. If you fail you wake again and start over, each loop slowly gleaning and using more information.

Unfortunately, Vessels is not available on Android, Mac, PS4, PS5, 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: 08/12/2020

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Point-and-Click

Developer: Vessels Game (@VesselsGame)

Costs: Purchase cost

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8 Video Games Like Vessels Based on Genre

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