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10 Great Games Like Shadow Puppeteer

These are hand-picked games similar to Shadow Puppeteer. Our experts have spent time searching for great games like Shadow Puppeteer. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we identify games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Shadow Puppeteer. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

In Shadow Puppeteer one player controls a shadow and the other player controls the main character. Their task is to help each other progress through a series of platform levels to recover stolen shadows from their hometown.

Unfortunately, Shadow Puppeteer 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

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 29/09/2014, updated in 2016

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U and PC

Genres: Adventure and Platform

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @SareptaStudio

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Costs: Purchase cost

Little Nightmares (Series)

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 10/02/2021

Price: 75% off

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

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 1

Developer: @TarsierStudios

Players: This is a single player game

Little Nightmares II is a running and jumping game wrapped in a horror theme. You play a little boy named Mono who explores a dark and disturbing world. On your journey, you meet a little girl called Six and together you try to survive and uncover the...

Koloro

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 22/12/2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Platform

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @QubicGames

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Koloro is a sliding and jumping game you play with a single button. You time jumps and dodge blades to move your square character through complex maze-levels and take on enemies.

A Dark Room

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 10/06/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Continuities

Players: This is a single player game

A Dark Room is an adventure where you try and survive in the wild. It has a similarly simple start – a single option to stoke a fire – but also evolves into an incrementally complex system of resource management as a larger story unfolds.

A Juggler's Tale

Expected Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 27/08/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @kaleidoscube

Players: This is a single player game

A Juggler's Tale is a running and jumping game where you guide Abby, a string puppet through a dangerous world where you need to solve puzzles and avoid traps. You move crates, pull levers, jump over hazards and try to outrun chasers.

Limbo

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 05/06/2013, updated in 2015

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 16

Developer: @Playdead

Players: This is a single player game

Control a small boy as he runs, jumps and climbs through a dark, silhouetted forest that clanks and hums with foreboding. As the age-rating suggests, he is killed in all manner of gruesome ways. But this is not without reason. Rather than violent...

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 07/08/2013

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @StarbreezeAB

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an action-adventure game where you control two brothers at the same time with a single controller. After their mother passes away, they must find some water from the Tree of Life to save their father. The controls weave...

The Pedestrian

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 29/01/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 17

Developer: @SkookumArts

Players: This is a single player game

The Pedestrian is a puzzle game where you control a stick man navigating a series of road signs around a virtual city. It sounds a little odd and quite simple, but by layering its interconnected sign-based puzzles it creates an experience that is both...

Degrees of Separation

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 14/02/2019

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

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @DofsGame

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online

Degrees of Separation is a running and jumping game where you control two characters from different seasons, Ember and Rime. Each has different abilities to change the environment and help you to progress: freezing water, melting ice and the like.

A Fold Apart

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 11/04/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Platform

Accessibilty Features: 20

Developer: @LRGthunder

Players: This is a single player game

A puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship — in a world of folding paper. After career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect vow to make their long-distance relationship work at...

Fru

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 29/06/2016

Platforms: Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Physically Active and Platform

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Aparaitre

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

This is a platform game with a twist. One player uses a controller to run and jump around the level; a second player stands in front of the Xbox Kinect camera and appears on the screen in silhouette. This person must use the outline of their body to...

Shadow Puppeteer is in This List

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 Shadow Puppeteer in the following list:

Work Together to Thrive

Play is more fun when it’s shared. This is as true about video games as it is when building a massive sandcastle on the beach or playing hopscotch in the playground. Finding brilliant team games is a great way to involve more people in the fun and share the experience together as a family. More experienced players naturally help novices contribute to the team.
Along with teamwork, the games I’ve selected here use the fact that players are all sitting next to each other.

These are games where players take on different roles in order to complete unusual tasks. The fun is often as much about the conversations (and arguments) that happen in the room as what’s happening on the screen.
 
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PixArk

27
PEGI Rating 12+ for PixArk
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Ink

4
PEGI Rating 3+ for Ink
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Pode

2
PEGI Rating 3+ for Pode
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Haven

14
PEGI Rating 12+ for Haven


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