TOP 91 ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES

Ah, alternate reality games - the genre that blurs the lines between reality and fiction, leaving players questioning what's real and what's not. It's like stepping into a mad scientist's lab, where you never know what weird and wonderful experiments you're going to encounter. But that's the fun of it, right? Players love the thrill of immersion, of feeling like they've been transported to a parallel universe where they can be someone else entirely. And let's not forget the sense of community that comes with participating in these games - bonding with fellow players over solving tricky puzzles and decoding cryptic messages. And if you're in search of the top alternate reality games to sink your teeth into, you've come to the right place. Our expertly curated list of the best games in this mind-bending genre will have you questioning reality in no time. So what are you waiting for? Strap on your VR headset or fire up your computer and get ready for a wild ride through an alternate universe that's as absurd and entertaining as it is unpredictable. Let the games begin!

#01
Games like Enigma

Enigma

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, Browser, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#02
Games like Final Fantasy (Series)

Final Fantasy (Series)

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Console, Browser, iPhone / iPad, Android, PS3
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.4/10

#03
Games like Journey

Journey

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3, PS4, PC, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9/10

#04
Games like Word Ace

Word Ace

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 9/10

#05
Games like Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and Clank

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS3, PS4
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9/10

#06
Games like Paper Mario

Paper Mario

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, Wii U, Wii, Switch
  • Release: 2000
  • Rating: 8.8/10

#07
Games like Halo 2

Halo 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 8.7/10

#08
Games like Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, PS2
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 8.6/10

#09
Games like DEFCON

DEFCON

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 8.6/10

#10
Games like World in Conflict

World in Conflict

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 8.6/10

#11
Games like Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#12
Games like Glyder

Glyder

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#13
Games like Final Fantasy XII

Final Fantasy XII

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS4, PC, Switch
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#14
Games like Pikmin

Pikmin

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Wii, Switch, Wii U
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#15
Games like Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Console
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#16
Games like Killzone 2

Killzone 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#17
Games like Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android, DS, PC, Switch, PS4, PS3, Wii, Wii U
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#18
Games like Resistance 2

Resistance 2

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: Console, PS3
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#19
Games like Wolfenstein RPG

Wolfenstein RPG

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#20
Games like Starsiege Tribes

Starsiege Tribes

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#21
Games like Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, Wii, Wii U
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#22
Games like Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Console
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#23
Games like Resistance 3

Resistance 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#24
Games like Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3, PC, PS4, Switch
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#25
Games like Warfare Incorporated

Warfare Incorporated

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 8.1/10

#26
Games like Pokemon Sapphire Version

Pokemon Sapphire Version

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 8/10

#27
Games like Rayman Raving Rabbids

Rayman Raving Rabbids

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, Wii, Mac, PS2, Xbox 360, DS, Wii U
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 8/10

#28
Games like Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2

Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 8/10

#29
Games like Final Fantasy V Advance

Final Fantasy V Advance

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android, PC, Wii U
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 8/10

#30
Games like Star Wars - The old Republic

Star Wars - The old Republic

  • License: Free
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 8/10

#31
Games like Homeworld 2

Homeworld 2

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7.9/10

#32
Games like Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#33
Games like Tribes 2

Tribes 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#34
Games like Silent Bomber

Silent Bomber

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3
  • Release: 1999
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#35
Games like The Red Star

The Red Star

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, iPhone / iPad, Wii, PS3
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#36
Games like Lunar Knights

Lunar Knights

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: DS
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#37
Games like Pac-Man World 2

Pac-Man World 2

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Console
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#38
Games like Mega Man Legends 2

Mega Man Legends 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Console, PS3
  • Release: 2000
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#39
Games like Impossible Creatures

Impossible Creatures

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#40
Games like Ring of Red

Ring of Red

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS3
  • Release: 2000
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#41
Games like Rayman 3

Rayman 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Mac, Console, Wii U
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7.4/10

#42
Games like Spore

Spore

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#43
Games like PlanetSide

PlanetSide

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#44
Games like Borderlands

Borderlands

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Console, PS3, Mac, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#45
Games like Brute Force

Brute Force

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, Console
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#46
Games like Gothic 3

Gothic 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#47
Games like Quake III Revolution

Quake III Revolution

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#48
Games like Grandia III

Grandia III

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, Browser, PS3
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#49
Games like Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: 7.1/10

#50
Games like OpenArena

OpenArena

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Android, Mac
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 7/10

#51
Games like Pokemon Ruby Version

Pokemon Ruby Version

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 7/10

#52
Games like Waking Mars

Waking Mars

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android, Mac
  • Release: 2012
  • Rating: 7/10

#53
Games like The Darkness

The Darkness

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Console, PS3, Xbox One
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 7/10

#54
Games like Killzone

Killzone

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS2
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 7/10

#55
Games like Serious Sam II

Serious Sam II

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 6.8/10

#56
Games like UFO: Afterlight

UFO: Afterlight

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 6.8/10

#57
Games like Darkspore

Darkspore

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 6.8/10

#58
Games like Star Ocean

Star Ocean

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4
  • Release: 1996
  • Rating: 6.5/10

#59
Games like The Last Remnant

The Last Remnant

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Console, PS3, PS4, Switch, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 6.2/10

#60
Games like The Terminator

The Terminator

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 1991
  • Rating: 6/10

#61
Games like Grid Runner

Grid Runner

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1996
  • Rating: 6/10

#62
Games like Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 6/10

#63
Games like FireFall

FireFall

  • License: Freemium
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 5.5/10

#64
Games like Asherons Call 2

Asherons Call 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: n/a

#65
Games like Gothic (series)

Gothic (series)

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: n/a

#66
Games like Killzone (Series)

Killzone (Series)

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, Console, PS3, PS2
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: n/a

#67
Games like Dominions 3

Dominions 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: n/a

#68
Games like Joint Operations

Joint Operations

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: n/a

#69
Games like Baten Kaitos

Baten Kaitos

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: n/a

#70
Games like Metroid Prime 2

Metroid Prime 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: n/a

#71
Games like LEGO Star Wars II

LEGO Star Wars II

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Mac, Console
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: n/a

#72
Games like Dungeon Scroll

Dungeon Scroll

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: n/a

#73
Games like Tribes

Tribes

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: n/a

#74
Games like Schizm

Schizm

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: n/a

#75
Games like Super Mario Advance 4

Super Mario Advance 4

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: n/a

#76
Games like Final Fantasy VI Advance

Final Fantasy VI Advance

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: n/a

#77
Games like X-COM

X-COM

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Console
  • Release: 1993
  • Rating: n/a

#78
Games like MindRover

MindRover

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1999
  • Rating: n/a

#79
Games like Halo

Halo

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Mac, Console
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: n/a

#80
Games like Yggdra Union

Yggdra Union

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: n/a

#81
Games like Unreal II

Unreal II

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: n/a

#82
Games like Phantasy Star Online Episode I and II

Phantasy Star Online Episode I and II

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: n/a

#83
Games like Spore Galactic Adventures

Spore Galactic Adventures

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: n/a

#84
Games like Xenosaga Episode III

Xenosaga Episode III

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PS2, Console
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: n/a

#85
Games like Pandoras Box

Pandoras Box

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1982
  • Rating: n/a

#86
Games like Quake II Mission Pack

Quake II Mission Pack

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: n/a

#87
Games like Warhammer 40,000

Warhammer 40,000

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: n/a
  • Rating: n/a

#88
Games like Mr. Legs

Mr. Legs

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: Android
  • Release: 2012
  • Rating: n/a

#89
Games like Lost Planet

Lost Planet

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Console, PS3
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: n/a

#90
Games like Battle Group

Battle Group

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android, Mac
  • Release: 1986
  • Rating: n/a

#91
Games like The Things that Go Bump in the Night

The Things that Go Bump in the Night

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: Browser, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: n/a