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64 Great Games Like Skylanders

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

Skylanders uses toy figures to unlock characters and save progress. It is no longer manufactured but can be found second-hand quite cheaply and is a lot of fun for young players, particularly when played in cooperative two-player mode.

Unfortunately, Skylanders is not available on Android, Mac or PC. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/10/2016

Price: 52% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Adventure, Fighting (Action, Race, Shooting and Traversal)

Developer: Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob)

Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

48 Similar Games Long List

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

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Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Starlink is a space exploration and battle game. But unlike Elite, or No Man's Sky the focus is on arcade fun and quirky characters and Pixar-style storytelling for younger players.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Release Date: 28/01/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest game in the longstanding Pokémon series of role-playing games where you collect and battle Pokémon. Like those previous games, you compete in turn-based battles and try and collect as many...

Legend Of The Skyfish (Series)

Release Date: 24/02/2017, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Legend of Skyfish is a puzzle exploration game where you head into a dangerous land, hopping from island to island, solving puzzles and battling enemies. Each arcade-style level is a chance to put your unusual weapon to use -- for fighting but also for...

Balan Wonderworld

Release Date: 26/03/2021

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

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

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A Hat in Time

Release Date: 05/10/2017, updated in 2019

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Open World

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Immortals Fenyx Rising

Release Date: 03/12/2020

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Open World

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a mythical adventure game where you play Fenyx, exploring the huge open world, solving puzzles and fighting evil fantasy creatures. Fenyx is a newly winged demigod, who was prophesied to be the one to save the Greek Gods' home...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Release Date: 05/04/2022

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

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the latest in a series of Star Wars themed Lego running, jumping and building games. You work your way through all 9 of the Star Wars films unlocking new locations and characters as you go.

Pokémon (Series)

Release Date: 27/02/1996, updated in 2019

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GBA, Game Boy and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing games where you explore a fictional world and collect different creatures called Pokémon. You progress through the game by exploring the world, talking to characters and winning turn-based battles with the...

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Release Date: 21/08/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an adventure about a young girl who travels to an abandoned village in the hope of finding a sacred mountain shrine. To get there she must find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their...

New Super Lucky's Tale

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

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

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 character...

Rainbow Billy

Release Date: 05/10/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Nintendo Labo

Release Date: 27/04/2018

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Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Nintendo Labo is a game themed around physical folding, colouring and cutting. You get a cardboard pack with the game that folds up to make objects into which you slot the screen and controllers. Whether it’s cardboard steering wheels, fishing rods,...

Biomutant

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

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

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Biomutant is an open world role-play adventure game where you play a Raccoon warrior in a large world filled with mutated animals. Exploring this living breathing ecosystem has the feel of Zelda Breath of the Wild, but in a broken down steampunk...

Blankos Block Party

Release Date: 17/11/2020

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Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

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Skyblock

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Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Okami

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Platforms: DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii and Xbox One

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Crash Bandicoot It's About Time (Series)

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

Platforms: DS, GBA, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Crash Bandicoot 4: 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.

Paper Mario: The Origami King (Series)

Release Date: 11/08/2000, updated in 2020

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Release Date: 03/09/2018

Platforms: DS, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch, Wii and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a running, jumping, bashing and exploring game. It’s a re-release of the classic platform games featuring the purple dragon, Spyro. The attraction is the well designed levels, collecting and exploration. It’s an amiable...

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Platforms: DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

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Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Release Date: 14/10/2022, updated in 2022

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

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

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Release Date: 30/11/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale is an action puzzle adventure. You play Scoria, a female orc, searching for a herb that will stop her Granny from snoring. However, the plant can only be found in a castle guarded by dragons. With your sword and shield and...

Beasts of Balance

Release Date: 01/11/2016

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Beasts of Balance comes with beautifully sculpted physical toys that interact with your iPad to create and nurture creatures in a magical land. You place a toy creature on the plinth provided and it appears in the game. Balance another creature on top...

GigaBash

Release Date: 05/08/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Release Date: 18/11/2016

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Release Date: 18/11/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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Diablo II is an action role-playing game, following events of the original game. Through 5 acts you must attempt to stop Diablo's return and related destruction. This takes you to different locations and settings to explore, battle and meet an extended...

Final Vendetta

Release Date: 16/06/2022

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

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

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Release Date: 30/04/2020

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Great Job Human (Dreams)

Release Date: 03/09/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Great Job Human is a running, jumping and puzzle game. You play as a robot with his companion searching for twelve ancient relics in a world made of microchips. It's an unusual mix of platforming and world manipulation. You must try not fall off the...

Mail Mole

Release Date: 04/03/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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Onirism

Release Date: 26/04/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Onirism is a whimsical narrative adventure where you fight monsters while traversing fantasy world to reclaim your stuffed animal, Bunbun. As you explore by foot, car, and boat, you discover a world full of creatures, some friendly, others not, and...

Shoulders of Giants

Release Date: 26/01/2023

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Mythwrecked: Ambrosia Island

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Day and Night and Open World

Mythwrecked: Ambrosia Island is a friend-making adventure game where you help the Greek gods remember their past and unravel a mysterious curse. As you explore the tropical island, you encounter rare treasures and interact with the gods, helping to...

From Space

Release Date: 03/11/2022

Platforms: PC, Stadia and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

From Space is a shooting game where squads of four players liberate the earth from an alien infestation. Play is in B-Movie style with over-the-top weaponry and a cartoony post-apocalyptic world. It stands out for combing the classic dungeon action of...

 

12 Younger Content Rating than Skylanders

If Skylanders 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.
 

 

3 Easier Skill Rating than Skylanders

If you like the sound of Skylanders but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

1 Board Game Alternative to Skylanders

This is our hand-picked alternative to Skylanders. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

16 Video Games Like Skylanders Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Skylanders. This includes games from the Fighting, Action, Adventure, Race, Shooting and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

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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 Skylanders in the following lists:

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