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Top 7 games like Firewatch

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Firewatch, released in 2016 and developed by Campo Santo, captivated players with its unique blend of storytelling, exploration, and stunning visuals. Taking place in the wilds of Wyoming, the game plunged players into an adventure focused on narrative, making them feel deeply involved in a compelling mystery.

If you have completed the Firewatch and are searching for similar games, here are the top seven games like Firewatch to keep you hooked up.

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What Remains of Edith Finch

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch

What Remains Of Edith Finch was released just one year after Firewatch, and the two are very similar in that they are both first-person adventure games. You play as Edith Finch, the protagonist, as you wander through a wilderness, a room, and other environments. The gameplay is very similar to that of Firewatch, but the story is quite different. You’ll learn how Edith’s relatives died, and how they died in different ways. Just like Firewatch, this game won a bunch of awards, including Excellence in Storytelling, Best Game & Best Gameplay.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch

If you’re a fan of Firewatch and enjoy horror, you’ll definitely want to check out this game. It’s about a detective who’s investigating the mysterious disappearance of a young boy, 12, and the appearance of some kind of supernatural phenomenon. In fact, the game was partially inspired by a short story called An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. The game has some puzzles and stealth elements, and it’s set in an open world.

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Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture

Platforms: PC, PS4

The game is set in a small English village in the 1980s, and it’s up to you to figure out what happened to everyone who disappeared. Much like Firewatch, it’s a walking simulator, with a lot of artistry injected into the atmosphere. The game was released in 2015 and has since won a number of awards in Music, Dialogue, Writing, and Audio. At first glance, the game doesn’t seem very interesting. But the story behind it is beautiful. It’s perfect for players who are looking for a game like Firewatch.

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Tacoma

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Tacoma is another first-person exploration game developed by Fullbright, the same developers behind Gone Home. However, this game takes place on a spaceship that appears to be empty. The players have access to augmented reality which allows them to see past events on the ship. Tacoma was released in 2017 and although the game received positive reviews, it sold less copies than Gone Home.

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The Long Dark

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Imagine that you’re playing Firewatch and instead of being in a national forest you’re in a frozen country fighting for your life. You’ve got to survive the freezing temperatures and the various threats Mother Nature throws at you. The Long Dark is an adventure game that combines survival and exploration. It’s got an interesting story as well as a Survival Mode that’s perfect for gamers who want to challenge themselves. If you’re looking for a game that’s just like Firewatch, The Long Dark might be the one for you.

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Gone Home

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Gone Home is another first-person exploration game that came out in 2013. The game doesn’t have any specific objectives, but as you explore the house, more and more areas become open to exploration. It has all of the elements of mystery, exploration and an engaging story just like the Firewatch.

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Life is Strange

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Life is Strange is a time-travelling adventure with strong character performances. It’s one of those games that you can’t get enough of, it’s so engrossing that you won’t be able to put it down. That’s because of the stellar writing of this game, which will keep you engaged until the very end. The game’s unique time-reversal mechanics combined with engaging story beats make it an easy-to-play game.

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