10 Games like Omori you must play

June 15, 2023
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10 Games like Omori you must play

We discuss 10 games like Omori you must play. Add these well-recommended and top-rated games to your gaming library.

Developed and published by Omocat, Omori is a 2020 game that follows Sunny as he falls into a surreal dream world with his alter-ego Omori. Players explore the real world and the dream world, either overcoming or suppressing Sunny’s fears and secrets. The game has several different endings based on the choices made.

The game is one that prominently shows themes of anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, and suicide, and features a strong sense of psychological horror. If you’re looking for other games that feature mental health as a strong theme or other role-playing games (RPGs), here are ten games like Omori you must play.

10 Games like Omori

Dredge (2023)

Dredge is a game that somehow combines relaxing fishing and inventory management with Lovecraftian horror. Players are tasked with catching fish and selling them to upgrade their boat but go out at night and they’ll see monsters all because of the hallucinations of a picking shipmaster.

Spiritfarer (2020)

A game about dying, Spiritfarer sees players become a ferrymaster whose job it is to take the spirits of the dead to the afterlife. Build a ship to explore the world, all while encountering themes of hospice care, death, and what happens to us after we die.

LISA: The Painful RPG (2014)

A side-scrolling RPG set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, players take control of Brad Armstrong, in search of his adoptive daughter Buddy. Players will have to make extremely painful choices when deciding whether they want to save a party member from death.

The only way this can be done is by permanently sacrificing the strength of their character, either by taking a beating, hacking off their own limbs, or in some other inhumane way.

The Cat Lady (2012)

A horror game following Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year-old on the verge of suicide. She’s got no family, no friends, and no hope for the future, but one day five strangers come along and change everything.

Dealing with mature themes like depression, suicide, murder, and cancer, this game will have players solving puzzles to complete the story.

Undertale (2015)

Undertale is an RPG that has players find monsters just under the surface of the Earth, and has them fight those monsters on their journey back home, with the combat seeing players navigating through mini-bullet hell gauntlet attacks by the opponent.

Players can attempt to spare monsters in a pacifist run. Similar to many other RPGs, choices affect gameplay, with the dialogue, characters, and story changing to reflect this.

Oxenfree (2016)

A supernatural thriller, players take control of Alex, where she, her stepbrother, and a group of friends accidentally open a ghostly rift during an overnight party. Navigating a 2D space and engaging in dialogue with her friends, Alex must find a way to stop this paranormal problem she and her friends have created.

The Binding of Isaac (2011)

A randomly generated roguelike RPG, players control young boy Isaac after he is locked in a basement. He’s in this basement as he’s hoping to avoid his mother when she tries to sacrifice him to prove her faith in God.

He must face hordes of deranged enemies, long-lost brothers and sisters, and his biggest fear of all, his mother.

Night in the Woods (2017)

A single-player adventure game, Night in the Woods follows college dropout Mae Borowski as she returns home to the crumbling town of Possum Springs, hoping to reconnect with friends and fix her aimless life.

But as players explore her home and talk to friends, they realize things are different than before, and strange things happen when the light fades.

Celeste (2018)

While Celeste might seem like an out-there pick, this platformer follows similar themes to Omori with its focus on mental health. Players control Madeline, a girl attempting to climb a mountain, hoping to conquer her depression and anxiety along the way.

During the treacherous climb, they’ll be several secrets to uncover along the way.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (2013)

Another game that might seem like an out-there pick, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons follows two brothers as they attempt to find a cure for their ill father. Players control both brothers at once, completing puzzles and combat challenges. Where it’s similar to Omori is its heavy themes of loss, perseverance after grief and tragedy, and familial bond.

Do you have any other recommendations for Games like Omori? Let us know in the comments below!

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