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32 Great Games Like Backbone Games Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10 and Older

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: Brain Game, Role-Play (Adventure, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Stealth and Traversal)

Developer: Egg Nut Games (@EggNutGames)

Costs: Purchase cost

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Hotel Dusk

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Platforms: 3DS and 2DS and DS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a point-and-click adventure game about detective Kyle Hyde staying in a Twin-Peaks-like, rundown motel near 1979 Los Angeles. You move around the hotel to find clues, talk to other guests and ultimately solve what happened to his...

 

15 Similar Games Long List

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Framed (Series)

Release Date: 12/11/2014, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

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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...

Disco Elysium

Release Date: 15/10/2019, updated in 2021

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

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Release Date: 22/12/2015, updated in 2020

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Persona (Series)

Release Date: 20/09/1996, updated in 2022

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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...

Beholder (Series)

Release Date: 09/11/2016

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

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Beat Cop

Release Date: 27/11/2018, updated in 2019

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

Components: Day and Night

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Rivals

Release Date: 21/09/2020

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Pitch Black: A Detective's Demise

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Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

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A Case of Distrust

Release Date: 08/02/2018

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Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

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Sunday Gold

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8 Younger Content Rating than Backbone

If Backbone 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 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, Stealth, Brain Game and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

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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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