Actual, “traditional” walking sims. No goal, no or few machanics, just exploration.

Screenshot of The Zium Museum

The Zium MuseumRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Awesomeness from The Zium Society artists. A grab bag of digital art and interactive vignettes. Recommended. The 2018 release is [The Zium Garden]().Read more...

Date posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018

Screenshot of The Zium Garden

The Zium GardenRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
The Zium Garden bills itself as “a Museum Exploration Game filled with artwork and installations from artists around the world, working in various mediums and styles.” And it’s filled to the brim with awesome stuff, from psychadelic environments, to installations, models from existing games (including some from on the site), to photography. Even the input instructions are credited to the artist. Very highly recommended. See also The Zium Museum from 2017.Read more...

Date posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018

Screenshot of Hotel Paradise

Hotel ParadiseRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
You wander the seemingly endless corridors of a hotel, looking for your room. The layout is confusing and it seems like you’ll never find the room. Then maybe you do. Weird and recommendable.Read more...

Date posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018

Screenshot of Mundo Lixo

Mundo LixoRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Mundo Lixo is a really awesome little walking sim that lets you explore a wasteland garbage heap. There are plenty of cool things to see and the environment is really well done. I especially love the animals you encounter. It reminds me of Borderlands or Mad Max, but obviously not violent. The developer of this game, Terri Vellman, also made several great action games with Devolver - Heavy Bullets and High Hell.Read more...

Date posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018

Screenshot of Hel

Hel

Category: Walking Simulators
Hel is a cool idea: a procedurally generated Norse afterlife where you wander through ominous ruins in the dark night. In practice it’s really nicely done graphically, but super easy to get lost and turned around, and the options are unpolished (it froze for me a couple times). There’s a way to complete the game but I haven’t done it yet…I’ll have to come back to this one.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Silent Forest

The Silent Forest

Category: Walking Simulators
The Silent Forest takes place in the notorious “suicide forest” outside of Tokyo. You are tasked with searching out and bearing witness to four lost spirits. This is a heavy game and not for kids, but it’s beautifully presented and has good sound design as well. Made by the same developer as Bonbon and Hel.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Fugue in Void

Fugue in VoidRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Absolutely awesome walking sim/ambient weirdness. A series of vignettes, some of which you control and some that are guided. Great visuals and haunting atmosphere. Be warned, though - the whole experience takes 30-60 minutes and has no save system (intentionally, per the developer), so strap in.Read more...

Date posted: Mon May 21, 2018