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54 Great Games Like Ico Games Rated ESRB MATURE 17 and Younger

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

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 in your daring escape from the castle. Ico stands out not only for these unusual interactions but the fluid painterly visuals and emotive story.

If you enjoyed Ico, there are other games in the Team Ico franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Ico is not available on Android, Mac, PC, 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: 24/09/2001, updated in 2011

Out Now: PS2 and PS3

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 0 features Documented (Tweet Developer)

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Sony Japan Studio (@SonyJapanStudio)

Costs: Purchase cost

6 Similar Games Short List

Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Ico. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ico.
 

Vane

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

Out Now: PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

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...

After Us

Release Date: 23/05/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

After Us is an adventure game where you explore a surreal world as Gaia, who must salvage the souls of extinct animals. You play by traversing the world, dealing with hazards and reviving creatures to reveal their fate: the last whale harpooned, the...

The Milk Lake

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

The Milk Lake is a survival adventure where you traverse a dark forest, guided only by your light. To survive you must flee from arrows and unseen enemies and then face off against huge monsters in combat. It stands out for its horror depiction of being...

Lucky Luna

Release Date: 06/09/2022

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Lucky Luna is a running and jumping game without the jumping. You swipe the screen to dodge obstacles and use the environment to get around. As you explore the world you uncover secrets about the past like hidden temples, dungeons, and ancient...

Omno

Release Date: 29/07/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Omno is a running, jumping and surfing game where you explore an ancient fantastical world. As you explore you meet all manner of strange and wonderful lifeforms, from cute critters to enigmatic giants. It stands out for the approachable collectibility...

Stray

Release Date: 19/07/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Coming Soon: Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Stray is an adventure traversal 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.

 

33 Similar Games Long List

Here are our hand-picked long list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Ico. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ico.
 

Journey

Release Date: 14/03/2012, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Journey is an adventure game set in a desert. Exploring the eerie sandscape, you discover a world abandoned by the race that created it. The sense of space and scale evokes feelings of aloneness and being lost. But then the game pairs you with other...

New Super Lucky's Tale

Release Date: 08/11/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

New Super Lucky's Tale is a platform game where you play a fox on a quest to recover pages from a magical book that will save his world. It takes gameplay in a more action-oriented direction but the islands and characters are full of quirky characters...

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release Date: 14/05/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One

Coming Soon: Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

A Plague Tale: Innocence follows Amicia and her little brother Hugo as they use stealth to escape soldiers and swarms of rats. Against the stark threat and darkness of the world, the sibling relationship develops as the two learn to trust one another....

Planet of Lana

Release Date: 23/05/2023

Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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 by cold machines and unfamiliar creatures. Rather than the war, though, this is a game about the vibrant...

Psychonauts 2 (Series)

Release Date: 25/08/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS2, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Dice and Hand-Made

Psychonauts 2 is a running, jumping and puzzle solving game where you play Raz who has psychic abilities that let him delve into the minds of others. In the game, you control Raz as he enters their mental worlds and uses other Psi-Powers (telekinesis,...

Death Stranding

Release Date: 08/11/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Open World and Weather

Death Stranding is an exploration game where you deliver supplies across a vast shattered, post-apocalyptic America while protecting and caring for a baby. It's intentionally slow, sometimes excruciatingly so, which means you carefully consider your...

Lego (Series)

Release Date: 01/02/2005, updated in 2020

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, GameCube, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Coming Soon: Mac

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Cartoon and Open World

Lego, a popular film franchise and a video game is a rich recipe for gaming fun. The series of Lego games has been developed since the first release on Nintendo DS. Not only do these games offer a chance to explore, destroy and fight in a world made of...

Crash Bandicoot It's About Time (Series)

Release Date: 09/11/1996, updated in 2020

Out Now: DS, GBA, GameCube, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Coming Soon: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Crash Bandicoot It's About Time is the latest game in the Crash Bandicoot series, where you play a genetically enhanced bandicoot called Crash and run, jump and bash your way through levels while avoiding hazards.

Yoshi's Crafted World

Release Date: 29/05/2019

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Yoshi's Crafted World is a running and jumping game where you control a friendly dinosaur, Yoshi. You work through each level, eating or jumping on enemies while searching for hidden items and collectables.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019

Out Now: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

New Super Mario Bros. U is a platform game where you play with 4 main players (and an optional assistant player) to traverse from one side of the level to the other. Along with the usual running, jumping, stomping and collecting you are racing other...

Super Mario 3D World

Release Date: 21/11/2013, updated in 2013

Out Now: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Super Mario 3D World (known as Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on the Switch) is a platform game you can play with up to 4-players in the same place. While all Mario games are good for families, this cooperative and competitive play makes it great...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Release Date: 04/05/2018

Out Now: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a running, jumping and collecting game where you control Donkey Kong. A second player can control the Diddy Kong sidekick. The challenge is getting to the end of each level, but there are also letters and items to...

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Series)

Release Date: 31/10/2003, updated in 2020

Out Now: GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch and Xbox

Coming Soon: Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a running and jumping game based on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. It's an original story where you defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots.

We Kill Monsters

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

We Kill Monsters (in early development) is an adventure set in a land lost in a deep valley. You explore on foot through forests, mists and moors with the sole goal of reaching the bottom. The world is huge and labyrinthine and invites you to lose...

The Snowgardens (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/07/2020, updated in 2021

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead

The Snowgardens is a running, jumping and exploration game where you are a child stranded on a beautiful archipelago. Once the home to an ancient time-altering civilisation but now abandoned, leaving strange technology for you to operate to progress.

Beard Blade

Release Date: 20/07/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Beard Blade is a running and jumping game where you use your beard to climb, swing, glide and defeat enemies. It sounds like a silly concept, but along with the day-night cycle that completely changes levels, introduces fresh mechanics into this...

Selfloss

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Selfloss is a narrative adventure game about a kind old man in a myth-filled world. You explore the land using the light of your staff to defeat mythical creatures and help those you meet. It's unusual because of its basis in ancient Russian and...

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Release Date: 18/10/2022

Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X|S

Components: 3D Third-Person

A Plague Tale: Requiem is an action adventure where you play a pair of siblings Hugo and Amicia. The story continues from the first game's discovery of the plague of rats and Hugo's latent abilities. Standing out again for weaving the sibling...

Eidolon

Release Date: 01/08/2021

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Eidolon is a narrative game where you slowly explore a massive, post-human Western Washington. Unlike other action-oriented adventures, here you navigate an open world without threat. It's simply been reclaimed by nature, so your task is to discover...

Oddworld Soulstorm (Series)

Release Date: 19/09/1997, updated in 2022

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP, Switch, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Oddworld Soulstorm is a running and jumping game where you guide members of your species through labyrinthine levels to free them from brutal oppression. It's a remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and a sequel to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. Its...

Rog & Roll

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Rog and Roll is a running and jumping game where you fight enemies and avoid traps. Unusually, you play a former henchman on a quest to save his friends from re-emerging tyranny. It features retro-inspired graphics and a humorous story where characters...

Blanc

Release Date: 14/02/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

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...

Bramble

Release Date: 27/04/2023

Out Now: Switch

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

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...

Pattern

Release Date: 07/04/2020

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Pattern is a game about exploring different worlds. It's novel because of the lack of objective or direction. You are left to explore each world, with only the smokestack of a fire in the distance as a waypoint. When you reach the fire you can choose to...

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

Release Date: 31/01/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a whimsical running and jumping game based on the longstanding Nickelodeon cartoon. In a magical world of pirates and cowboys, you run, jump and glide through several different areas, fighting enemies and...

Innocence Island

Release Date: 10/12/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Innocence Island is an adventure game where find yourself in a strange land without even the memory of how to walk. You explore the world by observing and learning skills from the creatures around you. It stands out as a journey through a world where...

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Release Date: 25/05/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Coming Soon: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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...

Art's Dream (Dreams)

Release Date: 11/02/2020, updated in 2021

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

Art's Dream is an adventure game featuring different game styles, including running and jumping, combat and puzzle solving. It's particularly unusual as it has music threading through it like a musical. You play as Art, a depressed double bass player,...

Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara

Release Date: Coming soon

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

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara is a running, jumping and collecting game where you journey across whimsical islands in search of hidden pirate treasure. You explore ancient ruins, avoid dangerous traps, and defeat the pirates as you scour every inch...

Togges

Release Date: 07/12/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks

Togges is an exploring and collecting game where you traverse brightly coloured worlds. You use coloured cubes, called Togges, to reach new areas and overcome obstacles. This isn't block pushing work like other platform games. Because you can spawn...

Farewell North

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Farewell North is an adventure where you play a collie dog who restores colour to a desolate Scottish island. You explore with your owner who you help by uncovering hidden paths, evading monsters, and freeing wildlife. It stands out for the fluid canine...

Funky Bones IV (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/03/2020, updated in 2020

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Funky Bones IV is a running and jumping puzzle game. You play a cute skeleton in a cardboard Mexican Day of the Dead world. Jump and twist your way through various obstacles to defeat a final boss and complete the single level. It's a beguiling and...

Pip Gemwalker (Dreams)

Release Date: 06/11/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks

Pip Gemwalker is a running and jumping puzzle game where you control a small mole character who needs to escape a maze to find diamonds. It's similar to Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, where each level is small enough to fit on the screen and be...

 

9 Younger Content Rating than Ico

If Ico is not age appropriate for your child, here are similar games ordered by age rating so you can find an age-appropriate alternative that’s also a game they will love.
 

 

16 Video Games Like Ico Based on Genre

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

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