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The top results based on the latest update are Proteus [Score: 1.6], NaissanceE [Score: 1.6] and Lord of the Click 2 [Score: 1.5]. The top rated games you can find here are Supraland [SteamPeek Rating: 8.5] ranked #4, The Witness [SteamPeek Rating: 8.0] ranked #15 and Sunless Sea [SteamPeek Rating: 7.4] ranked #7. Also don't forget to check the newest releases Lord of the Click 2 [Release date: 2021-09-10] ranked #3, Nemithia - Tale of the Legendary Saviors [Release date: 2021-07-29] ranked #18 and Dead Hospital [Release date: 2021-05-27] ranked #12.

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Proteus
ExplorationRelaxingWalking SimulatorIndieCasual

Proteus

5.81034 247

30 Jan, 2013

Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. Played in first-person, the primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.


Developer: Ed Key and David Kanaga, Publisher: Twisted Tree, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: 1.8GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space

ExplorationRelaxingWalking SimulatorIndieCasualProcedural GenerationExperimentalFirst-PersonBeautifulAdventureAtmosphericSingleplayerGreat SoundtrackPixel GraphicsOpen WorldMusicSurrealSandboxCuteShort

NaissanceE screenshot
NaissanceE
ExplorationIndieAtmosphericAbstractAdventure

NaissanceE

6.41972 410

13 Feb, 2014

NaissanceE is an obscure and magical first person exploration game, a philosophical trip and an artistic experience. The adventure takes place in a primitive mysterious structure and the game mainly consists to explore and feel the deep and strong ambiance of this atemporal world.


Developer: Limasse Five, Publisher: Limasse Five, Game website

Windows

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800 gts or similar graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

ExplorationIndieAtmosphericAbstractAdventureFirst-PersonWalking SimulatorSurrealPuzzlePlatformerPuzzle PlatformerHorrorFemale ProtagonistSingleplayerPsychedelicBeautifulGreat SoundtrackMinimalistFree to PlayParkour

Lord of the Click 2 screenshot
Lord of the Click 2
AdventureIndieExplorationRetroArcade

Lord of the Click 2

2.412 1

10 Sep, 2021

Orcs,goblins and other evil spirits are getting closer, and very soon they will get so close that it will simply be impossible to get out of the kingdom. The king himself is ready to stop the army of dishonor. It will be difficult to determine how this battle will end if you don't help him!


Developer: HugePixel, Publisher: HugePixel

Windows | Steam Achievements

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3+ or higher
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 or higher
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

AdventureIndieExplorationRetroArcadeStrategyAction2DSide ScrollerLocal Co-OpAtmosphericGreat SoundtrackTop-Down

Supraland screenshot
Supraland
PuzzleAdventureExplorationMetroidvaniaFirst-Person

Supraland

8.56576 239

5 Apr, 2019

Try the demo! A mix between Portal, Zelda and Metroid. Explore, solve puzzles, beat up monsters, find secret upgrades and new abilities that help you reach new places. Playtime 12-25h.


Developer: Supra Games, Publisher: Supra Games, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.66GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 780
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

PuzzleAdventureExplorationMetroidvaniaFirst-PersonPuzzle PlatformerSingleplayerActionOpen WorldCute3D PlatformerSandboxColorfulFunnyFPSCollectathonComedyPlatformerFamily FriendlyRPG

Rodina screenshot
Rodina
SpaceExplorationOpen WorldIndieSci-fi

Rodina

6.61097 77

28 Jul, 2014

A single-developer passion project. Seamless full scale solar system / balls-up action. Be part of the journey as a Universe is built from the ground up!


Developer: Elliptic Games, Publisher: Elliptic Games, Game website

Windows

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Vista, 7, or 8
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU with 512MB Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Some users have reported problems with Intel cards. Please try the demo before buying Rodina!

SpaceExplorationOpen WorldIndieSci-fiSandboxActionEarly AccessSingleplayerSpace SimAdventureGreat SoundtrackFirst-PersonAtmosphericSimulationProcedural GenerationAliensStory RichFast-PacedController

AER Memories of Old screenshot
AER Memories of Old
AdventureExplorationIndieRelaxingOpen World

AER Memories of Old

7.02508 338

25 Oct, 2017

Transform into a bird and fly to explore and experience a vibrant world of floating islands in the sky. Venture down into lost ancient ruins where each step leads you closer to the end of the world.


Developer: Forgotten Key, Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Win 7, 8, 10, 64bit
  • Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560, AMD HD 6870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

AdventureExplorationIndieRelaxingOpen WorldAtmosphericFemale ProtagonistFlightSingleplayerGreat SoundtrackThird PersonExperiencePuzzleNatureStory RichColorfulNarrationCasual3D PlatformerWalking Simulator

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Sunless Sea
ExplorationLovecraftianSurvivalStory RichDark

Sunless Sea

7.45382 991

6 Feb, 2015

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.


Developer: Failbetter Games, Publisher: Failbetter Games, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: 2Ghz or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 700 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

ExplorationLovecraftianSurvivalStory RichDarkAdventureAtmosphericSingleplayerRPGIndieRoguelikeSteampunkHorrorGreat SoundtrackOpen WorldRoguelite2DTop-DownKickstarterGothic

Dream screenshot
Dream
IndieAdventureExplorationWalking SimulatorAtmospheric

Dream

3.8491 374

31 Jul, 2015

Dream is an exploration game that takes place within the subconscious mind of Howard Phillips, a young man whose waking hours are tedious and dull, but whose dreams are lucid and powerful.


Developer: HyperSloth, Publisher: HyperSloth, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce GT 520/Radeon HD 3850 and above)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit

IndieAdventureExplorationWalking SimulatorAtmosphericVRFirst-PersonCasualPuzzleHorrorEarly AccessBeautifulGreat SoundtrackStory RichSingleplayerSurrealFantasySimulationOpen WorldFPS

RiME screenshot
RiME
AdventurePuzzleExplorationAtmosphericGreat Soundtrack

RiME

7.22533 261

26 May, 2017

A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful, rugged world of RiME. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.


Developer: Tequila Works, QLOC, Publisher: Grey Box, Six Foot, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2310 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 550 Ti 1GB/ Radeon 6950 1GB or better
  • Storage: 7700 MB available space

AdventurePuzzleExplorationAtmosphericGreat SoundtrackSingleplayerColorfulFantasyIndie3D PlatformerRelaxingOpen WorldStory RichWalking SimulatorActionThird PersonPlatformerFamily FriendlyCasualController

Tree Trunk Brook screenshot
Tree Trunk Brook
AdventurePoint & ClickRelaxingExplorationAtmospheric

Tree Trunk Brook

3.559 12

23 Oct, 2020

Tree Trunk Brook is a tiny adventure game about hiking during the pandemic. Follow trail blazes, take photos, make friends, and find lost items. The visitor center is closed, but the trail is open. Social distancing is in effect, and masks are required.


Developer: The Sheep's Meow, Publisher: The Sheep's Meow, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Steam Leaderboards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core (2.0 GHZ)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card and Webgl enabled
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

AdventurePoint & ClickRelaxingExplorationAtmosphericNatureFree to PlaySingleplayerFemale ProtagonistCuteGreat SoundtrackFamily FriendlyWalking SimulatorFunnyBeautiful

Eastshade screenshot
Eastshade
ExplorationRelaxingOpen WorldBeautifulAtmospheric

Eastshade

7.33136 375

13 Feb, 2019

You are a traveling painter, exploring the island of Eastshade. Capture the world on canvas using your artist’s easel. Talk to the inhabitants to learn about their lives. Make friends and help those in need. Visit cities, scale summits, unearth mysteries, and discover forgotten places!


Developer: Eastshade Studios, Publisher: Eastshade Studios, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti/Radeon HD 6950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

ExplorationRelaxingOpen WorldBeautifulAtmosphericAdventureWalking SimulatorFirst-PersonSingleplayerIndieColorfulNatureCasualInteractive FictionRPGStory RichFantasyGreat SoundtrackSurvival

Dead Hospital screenshot
Dead Hospital
Action-AdventureExploration3DFirst-PersonRealistic

Dead Hospital

0.73 8

27 May, 2021

Horror. The action takes place in a hospital where people are dying. You're the only survivor... in addition... you need to solve the mystery of the hospital, but be careful, because something unimaginable and very scary may be hiding around the corner.


Developer: Phantom Studio, Publisher: Phantom Studio

Windows

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 750/Radeon R7 250
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Action-AdventureExploration3DFirst-PersonRealisticHorrorSurvival HorrorPerma DeathSingleplayerAtmosphericPost-apocalypticMultiplayerCo-opAdventureIndieActionLocal Co-OpMassively MultiplayerSurvivalZombies

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Aquaria screenshot
Aquaria
MetroidvaniaIndieExplorationFemale ProtagonistGreat Soundtrack

Aquaria

5.8549 54

15 Dec, 2008

Aquaria is an award-winning action-adventure game set in a massive underwater world teeming with life and filled with ancient secrets. Join Naija, a lone underwater adventurer, as she travels from hidden caves shrouded in darkness, to beautiful, sunlit oases in search of her past.


Developer: Bit Blot, LLC, Publisher: Bit Blot, LLC, Game website

Windows |   Linux | Steam Achievements

Sytem requirements

  • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Graphics: OpenGL Compatible Graphics Card
  • Hard Drive: 225MB

MetroidvaniaIndieExplorationFemale ProtagonistGreat SoundtrackAdventureUnderwater2DSingleplayerBeautifulActionFantasyAtmosphericImmersiveOpen WorldSide ScrollerPhilosophicalStory RichPlatformerPuzzle

Gander National Park screenshot
Gander National Park
ExplorationRelaxingWalking SimulatorChoices MatterMultiple Endings

Gander National Park

0.00 0

27 Jul, 2022

Get lost in the vast wilderness of Gander National Park. In this hiking simulator you can explore and unravel the park's mysteries, or just enjoy a relaxing hike. Make friends and help other hikers while earning karma points to determine your hike's ending.


Developer: Crafty Game Lab, Publisher: Crafty Game Lab, Game website

Windows

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit versions) Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400, AMD FX-8320
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

ExplorationRelaxingWalking SimulatorChoices MatterMultiple EndingsSimulationCasualAdventureIndie

The Witness screenshot
The Witness
PuzzleExplorationFirst-PersonOpen WorldSingleplayer

The Witness

8.08624 1364

26 Jan, 2016

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.


Developer: Thekla, Inc., Publisher: Thekla, Inc., Game website

Windows |   Mac | Steam Achievements

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.8GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 series
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

PuzzleExplorationFirst-PersonOpen WorldSingleplayerColorfulIndieAtmosphericAdventureWalking SimulatorDifficultPhilosophicalMysteryNonlinearRelaxingCasualSurrealGreat SoundtrackStory RichSandbox

Asteroid 5 screenshot
Asteroid 5
ExplorationSci-fiSpaceAliensCasual

Asteroid 5

0.00 0

4 Feb, 2022

A first person space exploration game where you investigate the inner caves of an asteroid passing by your planet. Dive into the deeps of the asteroid aboard your ship, collecting information and samples of many beautiful minerals and lifeforms while searching for more complex and intelligent beings


Developer: Deep Dive Project, Publisher: Deep Dive Project

Windows

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750
  • DirectX: Version 11

ExplorationSci-fiSpaceAliensCasualShortFlightInvestigationSingleplayerUnderground3DIndieLinearFirst-PersonMysteryAdventureAction-Adventure

The Unfinished Swan screenshot
The Unfinished Swan
AdventurePuzzleIndieExplorationPuzzle Platformer

The Unfinished Swan

5.3456 86

10 Sep, 2020

From the creators of What Remains of Edith Finch. Enter the surreal world of The Unfinished Swan and explore a mysterious, hidden kingdom by splatting paint to reveal the world around you.


Developer: Giant Sparrow, Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 | FX-4350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, 1 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7770, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

AdventurePuzzleIndieExplorationPuzzle PlatformerSurrealCasualMinimalistMysteryFirst-PersonSingleplayerStory RichWalking SimulatorBeautifulAtmospheric3DMusicGreat SoundtrackNarrativeStylized

Nemithia - Tale of the Legendary Saviors screenshot
Nemithia - Tale of the Legendary Saviors
ExplorationTactical RPGParty-Based RPGAction RPGJRPG

Nemithia - Tale of the Legendary Saviors

0.00 0

29 Jul, 2021

Leo and his brothers, Max and Fred, one day discover they are from a faraway planet called Nemithia that is currently at war with Drakia, a planet filled with corrupted beings from several planets whose only purpose is to conquer the whole galaxy,


Developer: Nuno "Omega Leo" Diogo, Publisher: Nuno "Omega Leo" Diogo, Game website

Windows |   Linux | Steam Achievements

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or newer
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

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