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22 Great Games Like Backbone Games Rated Parental Guidance (PG) and Younger

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

Backbone is an adventure game inspired by film noir where you role-play as a human-like raccoon detective. As a detective, you search for clues and evidence, talk to witnesses, and choose which leads to follow.

Unfortunately, Backbone is not available on Android or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/04/2019

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

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Role-Play and Stealth

Developer: Egg Nut Games (@EggNutGames)

Costs: Purchase cost

6 Hand Picked Video Games Like Backbone

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Backbone. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Backbone, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 16 or ESRB MATURE 17+ games. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Tangle Tower

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Platforms: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Tangle Tower is a murder mystery game, from the same developer as Snipperclips, where you explore a grand old house and its intertwining families to solve a mysterious murder. You are given the events of the murder, each...

Argument Wars

Release Date: 16/09/2016, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Argument Wars is an adventure game where you play a lawyer in a U.S. Supreme Court. It's a card game that recreates constitutional arguments behind some important historical cases.

Pitch Black: A Detective's Demise

Release Date: 26/10/2020

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Pitch Black: A Detective's Demise is an adventure game set in a technological noir-detective world. You play using sound alone which offers voice acting and environmental sound effects to enable you to navigate.

MP For A Week

Release Date: 11/04/2016

Platforms: Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

MP For A Week is a puzzle game where you play an MP for a week. That might sound sedate and a little boring, but things soon kick off as you try and survive a week in politics. Like Reigns, you need to balance keeping your party, your voters and the...

Gunpoint

Release Date: 03/06/2013

Platforms: Mac and PC

Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle game where you play freelance spy Richard Conway, tasked with infiltrating buildings. To succeed you must avoid guards and bypass security, using various high-tech gadgets. Through these missions you seek to clear your name...

Harold Halibut

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Harold Halibut is a narrative adventure set on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean, after fleeing the Earth 2050 years ago. It's beautifully created with real puppetry and fully voice-acted. The result is a filmic adventure where you...

16 Video Games Like Backbone Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Backbone. This includes games from the Role-Play, Puzzle, Adventure, Point-and-Click and Stealth genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

Backbone 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 Backbone in the following lists:

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.
 

Branching Stories With Multiple Endings

All games offer you agency. You can win or lose. You can complete them or stop at any time. But there are some games that offer a story that genuinely branches. Where you end up will be different from other players. This not only makes your actions really matter but also gives you a reason to play them again.

Setting aside games that evolve through simulation, or games where once you die it's game over, these branching narrative games tell a story that ends in a certain way because of the choices you made.
 
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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