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Top 13 Games Like “Omori” Everyone Needs to Play

Games Like Omori

Omori is one of the best RPGs out there that combines a dark theme with some tasteful humor and brain-teasing puzzles which are always oh-so-satisfying to solve. That said, it’s not as long of a game as we’d all hope, and it all comes to an end eventually. If you’ve suddenly found yourself in a situation where you really need a game like Omori, then you’re in the right place! I’ve got thirteen games just like Omori right here, and I can guarantee you’ll find your next adventure somewhere on this list. So, let’s begin!

1. Deltarune 

Deltarune was super hyped for a long, long time because it just couldn’t escape development hell! Fans of Hollow Knight know what I’m talking about. Deltarune finally did release, though, and you guessed it, it was worth every second of the way!

As a fan of Omori, this game is right up your alley with its sweet little combination of RPG and indie-game elements. The gameplay here is exploration and puzzles, turn-based combat, and a story where you’ll create bonds with the characters that you won’t ever forget. The gameplay is fun, there’s no doubt about it, but I think the star of the show in Deltarune still has to be the emotional, dark, and deep approach to storytelling it has.

Exploring the themes of loneliness, trauma, and your identity creates for a journey that really hits deep at times and is part of what people love so much about this game. Plus, as a fan of Omori, you’re going to be expecting nothing less than the best in terms of story, which definitely holds up here! Deltarune is planned to have 7 chapters, but so far, only 2 of those have been released. If you’re of the patient variety, you can play the existing ones and wait for the next to be released, which are under the works at the time.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Mac operating systems.

2. Child of Light

Child of Light has one of the most satisfying and pretty art style of any game out there; it’s just a treat to look at! Good graphics can hardly carry a boring game, though – does the gameplay hold up under the light? What about the story? Well, I’m pleased to report that both of these things are indeed on par with Omori!

Child of Light has a unique way with words. By that, I mean you’ll find every dialogue and sentence rhyming with the one before it, making it sound kind of prehistoric and also sound more like a play than a game. If that’s not your thing, that’s perfectly fine, but if you’re willing to give it a shot, this game will be an amazing time for you.

The gameplay revolves around a core of turn-based mechanics that are really well thought out, and the game follows an RPG theme, which is pretty much a must for a game like Omori. Child of Light doesn’t shy away from trying new things, and coupling that with the fact that you’re broadening your horizons after finishing Omori, it makes for a fantastic combo of fun and new experiences.

Platforms:  Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U.

3. Little Nightmares

The name really gives it away the moment you start the game – it’s about a child trying to navigate a world of nightmares on its own and finding out the harrowing reality in the process. Little Nightmares is a puzzle game at heart, so you won’t get much RPG gameplay here like you’re used to from Omori.

That shouldn’t be a reason to not try this game, though, because what you will love here is the shared theme of dark and gloomy storytelling. As you progress through the game, solving puzzle after puzzle, you’ll note that these creative little puzzles are filled with details about the story of the game. Each level is a unique nightmare that the child has, and you have to help them out of it.

If the horror theme of Omori was what drew you in, this 3D puzzle game will absolutely keep you captivated by the way it incorporates nightmares into puzzles and storytelling. Instead of RPG, you’re given a story-driven narrative that you won’t soon forget, and if you’re looking to try new things, Little Nightmares has to be on the top of your list.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Microsoft Windows.

4. Little Misfortune

This is one of those games that look so unassuming and innocent on the surface. Definitely only on the surface, though, because when you look a little deeper, man, does it get dark. The premise of Little Misfortune is that you’re following along the journey of a little lady named Misfortune who’s going on this adventure with death.

What do I mean by death? Well, that’s Mr. Voice in this game, and he’s the one guiding her through everything here. If you can zone out the fact that death is literally right on your shoulder, this game is actually a pretty lighthearted one compared to Omori! It definitely puts RPG elements in the backseat, though, so you’re mostly here for the story experience, which defines your actions and everything else in this game.

While the dark themes are present, they’re a bit minimized and hidden behind the guise of a cutesy art style and bright colors in this game. But don’t mistake yourself by thinking this game is going to cheer you up – as an Omori fan, the emotional hit from this game will definitely be just as hard as Omorocat’s best creation delivers.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, Xbox One, Linux, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Mac operating systems.

5. Inside

Inside is a game made by Playdead, the creators of Limbo. Limbo was one of the most harrowing but creative puzzle games I’ve ever played, and I’m a huge fan of it. With Inside, Playdead has taken everything I loved so much in Limbo and made it even better!

Coming from Omori, you’re greeted by the same dark atmosphere that comes with the exploration of a child’s nightmares. In this case, you’re inside the nightmarish world, and as is the case in this genre, you have to solve puzzles to find an escape from this hell. There isn’t much in the way of RPG elements here, but that’s replaced by you guiding the child along its journey through these nightmares.

The best part of Inside comes at the end, where without spoiling anything, you’ll definitely be amazed by how things play out. It’s a game that gives you the chills from start to finish, and you’re constantly on the edge of your seat to find out what happens next, and I’m going to leave that up to you to find out when you try this game out!

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac operating systems.

6. Disco Elysium

In Disco Elysium’s hip-hop world, you step into the shoes of a grizzled, amnesiac detective who’s got a liking for the absurd things in life. The world around you is a beautifully crafted, neo-noir, and dystopian city, and within its desolation, you get to shape the story and your character’s personality through your choices and interactions.

This game is going to be really fun for you if you love the way Omori takes you through its story in an emotional, deep, and character-driven way. With Disco Elysium, I want you to imagine the most eccentric cast of characters you’ve ever encountered in a game, each with its own stories, secrets, and eccentricities. Right, now that you’ve met them, it’s time to interact. Each conversation and action can leave you laughing, confused, or confusing the literal fabric of reality, sometimes all at once!

Disco Elysium is also loved by everyone for its sharp, witty, and often darkly humorous writing. You’ll find yourself engrossed in conversations that explore deep philosophical questions one moment and absurd, borderline surreal humor the next. With a dash of RPG, dark themes, and humor, this game makes for a really interesting and fun alternative to Omori.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, macOS, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and S.

7. Undertale

Imagine a magical underground world filled with quirky monsters, and you, yes, you, are a human who’s fallen into their world. It’s a place where kindness and friendship mean everything. Undertale is a classic game that everybody loves for its cute art style and absolutely amazing gameplay experience.

In Undertale, you can choose to befriend or fight the lovable monsters I talked about. If you want to be the nicest person ever, you can spare them and make friends, but if you’re feeling a bit feisty, you can battle it out. Your choices shape the story and characters; remember what you do! Coming from Omori, this really is a bit of a heartwarming change of pace, if I’m being honest – which I’d say is definitely a good thing in this case.

Oh, and the game’s got humor for days! Puns, jokes, and unexpected surprises will keep you giggling throughout your adventure. And no RPG is complete without memorable characters – from the cheerful skeleton, Sans, to the determined and sweet goat, Toriel, you’ll develop bonds that we all wish we could carry over to real life. Add to that the game’s catchy soundtrack, and you’ve got an alternative to Omori that does pretty much the opposite thing in as similar a way as possible.

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS Vita, Linus, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and S, Mac operating systems.

8. Earthbound

Earthbound is often called the pioneer of the whole genre that Omori resides in. Yup, everything from the humor, the turn-based combat, and even the dark themes overlayed by a seemingly cute art style – all of it is a mainstay of Earthbound! And you know what that means? You’re in for an absolute treat now that you’ve finished Omori and need your next fix.

There’s a lot in common between these games – you get awesome characters you’ll fall in love with as you go on an adventure with them, and it’s all about the bonds they build with you. Plus, that game is full of jokes and goofy stuff that will keep you smiling. If you like the humor in Omori (who doesn’t?), you’ll dig this too.

Underneath the silliness, EarthBound also talks about stuff like friendship and growing up. There are a lot of touching moments to find on your journey that’ll really make things emotional and heartfelt. Coupled with its unique art style, which is different but still super cool (and colorful), Earthbound is anything but down to earth in everything it does. If you love Omori, which I’m guessing you do, then there’s just no way this game doesn’t make it to your top 5 list too.

Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Switch, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS.

9. Mother 3

This game tells a touching story about a boy named Lucas who sets out on an important journey to save his world. Along the way, as you’re playing from the perspective of Lucas, you’ll meet lots of interesting characters and face exciting challenges at every turn.

One cool thing that I absolutely love about the game is its battle system, where you can tap to fight to the beat of the music! It makes battles super fun and strategic, and that’s not all, the characters you meet all have their special abilities too, making battles even more varied and unpredictable. Oh, and all of this is in a turn-based format, so you’ll be right at home with all the strategizing you’ve learned from your playthrough(s) of Omori.

As is a bit of a trend in this list, the game looks super cute with its old-school graphics, and the music is appropriately catchy to go along with the whole vibe. If you enjoy games with deep emotions and fun storytelling, Mother 3 is a must-play game that might introduce you to a few things you haven’t seen before.

Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Wii U.

10. Psychonauts

In Psychonauts, you’ll step into the shoes of Raz, a young psychic who joins a summer camp for kids with psychic powers. Hey, if I knew this was a possibility, maybe I’d have gone for summer camp a bit more often. The game’s story takes you into the minds of various characters, and each mind is a unique, crazy world with its own challenges and puzzles. Think of it as the games about exploring the nightmares of children from earlier, except it’s replaced by psychotic games here.

Psychonauts also make sure to add some top-notch humor, a lot like Omori. You’ll find this humor culminating in all of the encounters you have with bizarre characters, quirky dialogues, and just overall hilarious situations that keep things lighthearted throughout.

With imaginative level design and creative platforming elements, Psychonauts is a pretty unique game. There’s excitement, action, and it’s all rounded off with a heartwarming message about friendship and facing your fears. As an Omori fan, I think this game will be as lovable as can be but with a ‘happier’ theme rather than darkness and gloom.

Platforms:  PlayStation 4, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PlayStation 3, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, MacOS, PlayStation 2, Xbox.

11. Contact

With this game, you’re no longer yourself. No, sir/madam, from now on, you’re The Cosmic Kid, a character with a cosmic destiny! Your mission? To help out an alien professor whose spaceship crash-landed on Earth. Sounds like a blast (I’ll see myself out) already, doesn’t it?

Having played Omori, you’ll love that this game isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill RPG. When you start, you’ll be doing a lot of things that include exploring, solving puzzles, and fighting with all the baddies you can find. You can even interact with the game’s characters in ways you’d never expect from a game like this – it lets you use your DS touchscreen to chat and even receive messages from the professor himself!

The only con I can think of with Contact is that, although it’s got a ton of quirkiness and unique gameplay to match Omori, it might not be the emotional rollercoaster you’ve gotten a bit used to. Instead, this one’s more about having a fun, out-of-this-world time. So, if you’re up for a gaming adventure that’s a tad unconventional yet tons of fun, you’ve stumbled upon a diamond in the rough!

Platforms: Nintendo DS.

12. OneShot

Meet Niko, your new in-game BFF. Forget about your IRL BFF; this is who you’ll be hanging out with from now on! You’ll get super attached to them, just like you do with the gang in Omori, and there’s a twist in the mix. The twist is that everything you choose or don’t choose decides how your story plays out, which means you’re not just playing the game; you’re recreating your own destiny.

Narrative and decision-driven games are always an absolute blast, but that’s not all that you’ll get here. Comparing it to Omori, you’ll love that both games are like a cozy chat with friends, all about the characters and their wild stories. Well, apart from the part where Omori is super depressing. You’ll help Niko solve puzzles, just like in Omori, and OneShot also has a knack for breaking the fourth wall every once in a while, talking to you like a buddy. For those with a keen memory, you might also remember that this is just like when Omori throws you a wink from the screen!

With its pixel art style and multiple endings, OneShot is like a fun rollercoaster that you’ll want to ride more than once. If games that make you feel all the feels and think deep thoughts sound like just what you need after Omori, OneShot is the perfect pick for a lighthearted and heartwarming adventure.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Classic Mac OS, Xbox One, Mac operating systems.

13. Lisa: The Painful

LISA: The Painful RPG might have painful in its name, but don’t let that fool you – it’s actually a pretty fun ride! And painful, yes, definitely that too. You’re Brad, a dad on a mission to find his adopted daughter, Buddy, in a world that’s gone completely bonkers. Now that you’re in this post-apocalyptic carnival filled with all sorts of crazy stuff, it’s time for you to figure out what you’re going to do to make it out alive.

What you’ll love about this game coming from Omori is that it’s also got a pretty emotional touch to things, which makes the story that much more engaging and memorable. Seriously, some moments will literally have you questioning things and life in general. Along with the deep story, you’ll meet a bunch of characters along the way that’ll become a part of your heart. With everything framed, you’re now going to be making the decisions and doing the quests that drive the story to your ending – a lot like the multiple endings from Omori

Having just played Omori, you might find that the combat here can be pretty challenging, but it’s nothing insurmountable, and it adds to the satisfaction of finally beating that one boss! The world in this game is also a bit rough around the edges, but it all honestly adds to the experience and makes for an amazing game overall – especially for fans of Omori.

Platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.

With that one done, we’re all done with this list of games like Omori! As far as RPGs go, Omori is a really unique entry, and not many studios out there experiment with the genre as it does. Having gone through this list, though, I hope you’ve added a bunch of games on your shortlist that really hit the same spot as Omori. On that note, let me know which one(s) you’ve got your eye on, and I’ll see you in the next one!

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