The Best Games Like Facade. Have You Played Them All?

Facade is one of the most original games of all time. So naturally, it is not easy to write a list of games like Facade simply because they are so few and far between. But I’ve gone ahead and saved you the hassle. I’ve created a long list of games like Facade, including games on your browser, on iOS and Android, PS3, PS4, XBox One, Windows, Mac… the lot.

When it came to choosing which games to include in the list I went by several criteria.

For starters, I looked for interactive fiction games.

Facade is essentially an interactive fiction game. In some ways, that sells it short, because Facade did a heck of a lot in terms of redefining video game design (like natural language processing, for instance). However, in terms of gameplay, it does fall within the Interactive Fiction genre. And there are lots of games with similar themes also in the interactive fiction genre. They range from the very simple type of fiction game, like Episode Choose Your Story  to more complex fiction games like Cypher Text Adventure.

Also, because you like Facade, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you like drama-style games that use dialogue in inventive ways. And you probably like games about people, right? In that case you really do have to check out the sublime Her Story. It’s a game in which you’re solving a police mystery. You watch film evidence that surrounds the crime and have to piece it together to decide whether the character in the game is guilty or innocent. Her Story is not precisely the same as Facade, it’s different in a lot of ways actually, but it’s got a similar feel and if you like Facade I’m pretty confident you’ll have a lot of respect for Her Story, so give it a shot.

Getting back onto the subject of interactive fiction games like Facade. They tend to fall into two different categories. There are more comic-style games like My Candy Love. And there are serious games like Gone Home, which tells a fantastic story with brilliant dialogue and is one game that you absolutely must check out if you like Facade.

So, that’s an overview of Facade-type games. But which game are you going to play next? Let’s take a look at some specific games like Facade.



Let’s take a closer look at some specific games like Facade.

In this list of game like Facade you’ll find the best interactive story games. There are games like Facade online for free with no download. There are apps for Android and iOS phones. And of course there are your typical Windows / Mac / PS4 / XBox One games too. Let’s take a look.



Knee Deep


When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis.
The series concludes March 8 when Act 3 opens on the backwater swamps of Florida. Our heroes must take a stand against the corruption and conspiracy of Cypress Knee and attempt to bring the machine to its knees.
Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit. Knee Deep is about characters, storytelling, and the melodrama of swampland Florida.

Paul M Harrison

Professional esports commentator and freelance games journalist. Basically, gaming is my life. And I love it.

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