Ori and the Blind Forest is a single player platforming game that was designed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was originally released in March of 2016, where it came out for PC and Xbox One. The game centers on a character named Ori, who is a spirit, and Sein who is the eyes of the Forest’s Spirit Tree. Ori and the Blind Forest is known for its platforming mechanics, as well as the puzzles that the game features. The game progresses linearly and follows a nice storyline for players to follow. The game is unlike many other platforming games, as you can save at any moment in the game, and upgrade your main characters strengths and abilities at any given moment. According to the developers, the game’s story was inspired by a mix of The Lion King and The Iron Giant, where the gameplay was inspired by Rayman and Metroid.
When making this list, I wanted games that were similar to Ori and the Blind Forest in terms of gameplay and story. The platforming elements were extremely important to me as well as having a nice soundtrack and gameplay to go along with it. I also wanted games that were easily accessible to anyone whether it be through Steam or through a console. Ori and the Blind Forest has a very unique atmosphere to it, and although no game will perfectly compare to the game’s design, there are a handful that do something similar that I think fans of this game will enjoy. The main thing that people think about when they think of Ori and the Blind Forest is the 2D platforming puzzle elements that the game had, so that was without a doubt my most focused on point when selecting other games for this list. So without further ado, here are what I consider to be the top 5 games like Ori and the Blind Forest.
Trine 2 is a side scrolling game that consists of nonstop action, puzzles, and platforming. The game centers on a Wizard, a Knight, and a Thief as they go on their adventure through a magical world in order to complete their quest. Without spoiling anything, Trine 2 is very similar in terms of how the game operates to Ori and the Blind Forest. There are currently 20 different levels in Trine 2, all of which have their own themes, puzzles, and gameplay elements. There are 3 playable characters, each of which have their own set of unique skills and attributes. The game was designed to be played as a cooperative game where a different player is controlling a different character. You can, however, control each one at a time if you do not have someone to play with.
Trine 2 takes the number 5 spot on our list for being another great action platforming game that consists of many of the same elements as Ori and the Blind Forest. Trine 2 is without a doubt a hilariously fun game, and takes a less serious tone than Ori and the Blind Forest. There are still constant patches for Trine 2, so the developers are still interested in keeping their fans attention and updating the game. I would definitely recommend Trine 2 as a game that is very similar to Ori and the Blind Forest, but isn’t a complete copy.
Okami is an action adventure game that was developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. Okami is an action adventure game that involves a ton of puzzle solving and platforming. The game was originally released in 2006 for the Play Station 2, but has since been remastered and recently rereleased on all current platforms. Okami is centered around a great wolf spirit who is tasked with saving the region in which he overlooks as it has been overrun by demons and bad spirits. Okami is often seen as one of the greatest games ever to have been published, and for good reason.
Fans of Ori and the Blind Forest will definitely enjoy Okami as it has a great story and a ton of platforming and puzzles to solve. Okami is very artistically centered just like Ori and the Blind Forest is, so fans will most definitely appreciate the artistic aspect of the game. Okami has just recently been remastered and turned into a beautiful game that every gamer should experience.
Originally released in 2010, Limbo is an incredibly unique experience in terms of how the game runs and how the game looks. Limbo is a 2D side scrolling style of game, which heavily centers on puzzles and platforming mechanics. Limbo is a very dark themed game which isn’t quite the same atmosphere that Ori and the Blind Forest has, but it is an extremely atmospheric game.
Limbo takes the number three spot on our list for being an extremely atmospheric game that is centered on the platforming and puzzles in the game. I definitely think that all fans of Ori and the Blind Forest will most definitely enjoy this game, if they are looking for a game that is similar to Ori. The game has significantly different themes, but how the game runs, and the environment that the game sets are extremely similar.
Child of Light
Child of Light is a platforming game as well as a role playing game that was developed and published by Ubisoft. The game takes place in a fictional land and centers of the character of Aurora, a child who wakes up after almost facing death. It is this child who is tasked with bringing back the sun and moon, which have been held captive.
Child of Light is an amazing game that will definitely bring you the feels that Ori and the Blind Forest did, but in a slightly different manner. The gameplay elements of Child of Light and Ori are extremely similar, so that is why it takes the number two spot on our list with ease.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
A widely acclaimed game, Dust: An Elysian Tail is an action role playing game that is published by Microsoft. Fans of Ori and the Blind Forest will definitely notice a ton of similarities between the two games, mainly because they are published by the same group of people.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is without a doubt the best game to play after finishing Ori and the Blind Forest because it does so many things similarly like the gameplay, story elements, and the atmosphere that the game tries to set. Dust was originally released in 2012, but has since been adopted to almost every system available, so there is almost no excuse to not pick up this amazing game!