Our list of games like Journey includes experimental games that are highly unique. Find more games like Journey in our list below. 

About Journey 

Journey is one of the most original games of all time and the brain child of video game designer Jenova Chen and video game developer ThatGameCompany. Like most of ThatGameCompany’s work, Journey is an experimental and emotional gaming experience.

Journey tells an ambiguous story in a barren wasteland full of ruins. When you begin your adventure your character is in a dessert. They have no name, no backstory and no purpose. The purpose of Journey is for you yourself to discover. The only thing you can see is a mountain in the distance. Journey then proceeds to tell its story through mosaics and glyphs, with the occasional cutscene filling details in.

Journey plays from a third person perspective and has three main interactive modes. The first is that your character can shout or chirp. By pressing or holding circle you can create a bubble of influence with which you can communicate to other journeyers. If you shout near another journeyer you will replenish their jump ability. You can also fly and glide for however long your scarf will let you. Finally, you can run or slide.

With these basic controls you set out on a journey, solving puzzles to move on. The world of Journey is open and expansive but you will be kept on a certain path by the wind.

Journey is an experimental game with spiritual overtones. It is definitely a unique title, but we’ve listed some games like Journey that we think you will enjoy.

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Games Like Journey

In this list of games like Journey you’ll find many of the best spiritual adventure games on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, PS4, PS3 and XBox One.



The Last Guardian


Yes. It eventually came out and is absolutely amazing. Just like its spiritual predecessor Shadow Of The Colossus, The Last Guardian is one of the most artistic games of all time. It’s palpable sense of isolation and wonder carries you away to another world and leaves you breathless. In my opinions, one of the most beautiful games of all time.

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PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Entwined tells the tale of a bird and a fish who are in love but who cannot be together because of the laws of nature. Sadly, their story is not very well conveyed. It is washed in ambience and in ephemeral beauty. The graphics of Entwined might be beautiful and relaxing, but they completely interfere with the storytelling.

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Stranded is an indie game that nods towards the retro sci fi movies of the 70s and art games. It tells the story of an astronaut who has crash landed on a planet covered in desert. His fight is one of survival, but instead of focusing on gameplay, this experience is all about story. It begins when the protagonist exits his cryogenic stasis and steps out onto the desert planet to find his ship ruined and his oxygen steadily being depleted.         >> Read Review / Play Game

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Shadow of the Colossus 

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most influential games in the gaming canon. A solitary affair, you progress through the game in cycles, seeking out the colossi and defeating them. To fight the colossi you’ll reflect light off your sword onto them. It is very hard to define Shadow of the Colossus because it is such a unique game. Part puzzle, part adventure, all amazing. This is one game that simply has to be played.

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One Chance

One Chance is an indie interactive fiction game in which you have just one chance to save the day. Made by video game developer AwkwardSilenceGames’s, One Chance has you playing as a scientist whose team discovers a cure for cancer but unfortunately the cure that you have found is actually going to destory the entire world, unless you can save the day.

This game is not quite the same as Journey, but it has that same spiritual feel to it and is very artistic. Worth a look.

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Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows

Adventure Time Finn and Jake are two adventurous protagonists who love a bit of fun. But one prank that Jake plays on Finn turns into an adventure to save the Land of Ooo princesses. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a top down, action adventure RPG.

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Games Like Limbo 


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Limbo is an artistic 2D sidescrolling puzzle platform game that uses an integrated physics engine to allow for realistic movement of objects and of the player character. In the game you must guide an unnamed character over levels full of dangers and traps, eventually finding your sister. The game is difficult and players will die many times as they try to solve each puzzle. Obviously Limbo is a little different to Journey. But it creates a similar feelings. That’s why it’s in this list.



Zelda Zelda is one of the most popular series of games of all time and one of the reasons why Nintendo became as well respected and loved as they did. Games in the Zelda series include a combination of action adventure and puzzle gameplay, with role playing elements added on top. The gameplay has changed as the series has evolved but the basic premise of an action adventure in a fantasy realm has always remained the same. …

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