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27 Great Games Like Kentucky Route Zero

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Kentucky Route Zero. We also offer games selected by matching genre and age rating.
 

Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game in five acts. This means that you explore a deep and rich world backed by haunting electronic music and hymns to unfold a story of unpayable debts, abandoned futures, and the human drive to find community.

Unfortunately, Kentucky Route Zero is not available on Android, Mac, PS5, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 07/01/2013, updated in 2019

Price: 40% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: @Cardboardcompy

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

Hand Picked Games Like Kentucky Route Zero

These are our hand-picked games similar to Kentucky Route Zero. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we identify games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Kentucky Route Zero, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 12+ or ESRB TEEN games. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Penrose

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 01/09/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Web Browser and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Creative and Narrative

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: @DoubleSpeakGame

Players: This is a single player game

Penrose is a text adventure, where you don't only read the story and choose its next step, but can go back into the text to change it in all sorts of mind-bending ways. As the develop describes it, "Penrose is a non-linear narrative adventure game about...

Call of the Sea

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 12/08/2020

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

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: @OutBlueGames

Players: This is a single player game

Call of the Sea is a narrative adventure set in the 1930s. You explore an island in the Southern Pacific to find your missing husband. As you do you discover what happened and revisit memories of being there before.

Firewatch

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 20/09/2016

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Open World

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: @Camposanto

Players: This is a single player game

Firewatch is an explorative adventure where you play a fire lookout in America’s Shoshone National Forest. It has a relational and conspiracy undertone similar to the podcast/radio drama and Netflix show [link to...

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 12/08/2015, updated in 2016

Platforms: Mac, PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Open World

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: @ChineseRoom

Players: This is a single player game

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture lands you in a fictional deserted English village in 1984. As you walk the streets of another era you discover bright human forms who re-enact events like a radio play. Through their eyes, you see a web of fear,...

What Remains of Edith Finch

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 18/04/2017, updated in 2017

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Playing

Developer: @GiantSparrow

Players: This is a single player game

Edith Finch is the surviving member of the Finch family, who seem to have died from a curse. In first-person perspective, you return to the family’s coastal home to learn about each relative’s final hours by exploring their rooms in turn.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 22/08/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: @MachineboyCom

Players: This is a single player game

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a puzzle game where you play a milkmaid Ruth in a remote farm, who is kidnapped by a spaceship. It sounds strange, but what unfolds is a story about boredom, parental expectation and the desire for change.

Cloudpunk

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 23/04/2020

Price: 40% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: @Ionlands

Players: This is a single player game

Cloudpunk is a cyberpunk adventure where you play Rania, a delivery driver for the illegal company Cloudpunk. You navigate the city in a flying car to get to your destination in time. Sometimes you are transporting people and sometimes it's a package....

Yi and the Thousand Moons

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 24/11/2017

Platforms: Mac and PlayStation 2

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @UsDivad

Players: This is a single player game

Yi and the Thousand Moons is an adventure game in the form of a musical. You follow Yi who is told by the gods to bring down the moons, but then has to try and save the people of her village from the unforeseen results.

Somerville

Expected Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform

Developer: @JumpshipStudio

Players: This is a single player game

Somerville is an atmospheric platform game about a family in a warzone. A man, a woman, their child and their dog work to survive and progress through the landscape.

Games Like Kentucky Route Zero Based on Genre

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

Kentucky Route Zero 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 Kentucky Route Zero in the following lists:

Be A Good Neighbour

In this list, provided by the LTN (Love Thy Nerd) editors, we bring together video games that have the potential to offer more than entertainment. It starts with 12 with a challenge us to be a good neighbour, and follows with others added over time. LTN exists to be the love of Jesus to nerds and nerd culture, you can read more about them on their website.

"What if video games have more to offer than just an exciting diversion into a digital battlefield, fantasy war, or alien invasion? While these types of games are certainly the loudest and most financially successful, there are a growing number of games asking important questions about life, the human condition, and even God."

"Our list is not 'Christian' games, but rather a list of games that pose important spiritual questions to those who play them. These are games that provide us with the opportunity to consider what a truly 'spiritual' life looks like by encouraging us to have empathy for the suffering, love for our neighbours and our enemies, and an imagination vivid enough to contemplate a better world."

Journey's understated yet deep mythology, lack of guidance and mysterious ways it brings players together will have players thinking about the course of their own lives. Dropsy is, on the surface, a silly point-and-click adventure game about a creepy but misunderstood clown, dig deeper and you’ll see this a game that challenges players to love everyone, even their enemies. Kentucky Route Zero is at its core, about rediscovery, of adventure-game mechanics and modernist aesthetics, of a more spiritual outlook on the physical world.

Gris is a platformer about the stages of grief that highlights the indelible impact of our most sacred relationships. That Dragon, Cancer is a game where Ryan and Amy Green share their grief and their hope by drawing us not only into their lives but into the common grace of the Christian faith. Myst, one of the best selling titles of all time, is a puzzle game about the beauty and mystery of creation. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a game about the spiritual impact our most precious relationships have on us. Wandersong is a game about transforming the world with music. Heroism isn’t measured in bulk or recognition but in the melodic tones of compassion and kindness. The Last Guardian confronts us with our own self-centeredness and challenges us to give rather than merely take.

Pyre is a game about mercy that deconstructs player’s perceptions of winning and losing, encouraging them to see and meet the needs of those who are oppressed. My Child Lebensborn is a game that challenges players to care for a child born into a fascist regime--this is a game about the power of empathy. Celeste strikes at the centre of what it means to be a person in all of our messy humanity a wonderful reminder that even when we fall, we are lifted up again through redemptive love, forgiveness, and grace—both for ourselves and for one another.
 

Ico

PEGI Rating 7+ for Ico

Pode

PEGI Rating 3+ for Pode

Pyre

PEGI Rating 7+ for Pyre

Fe

PEGI Rating 7+ for Fe

BAFTA Nominated Games

The British Academy Games Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding creative achievement in Games. The awards categories reflect the wealth and diversity of the games sector.

The awards started in 2004 and are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). For parents, they are a great way of discovering brilliant games to play in their family. The games included here are from the:
  • The Family Games award highlights games that will work really well for parents and children. These often include multiplayer features and feature a cast of family-friendly characters.
  • The Games Beyond Entertainment award is also of interest as this highlights more unusual games with an emphasis on storytelling that addresses topics that parents may find appealing themselves.

 

Roki

PEGI Rating 12+ for Roki


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