Little Nightmares has built up quite the cult audience since its release, with both the original and Little Nightmares II providing a satisfying puzzle/platforming adventure completely drenched in horror at every turn. Luckily, there’s no shortage of great horror titles on Switch and mobile, with some seriously spooky titles out there for brave fans to experience.
This list has a few titles that are very much influenced by horror, while some are similar 2D platformers that carry across the gameplay more than the genre. Hopefully, you can find something you enjoy in this list of the best games like Little Nightmares.
The Switch is home to so many fantastic horror titles, both big-budget and some indie entries, so fans of the genre are spoilt for choice. Hopefully, you find something in this guide, but be sure to also check out our guides to the best mobile horror games, the best Halloween games, the best switch horror games, and the horror games we want to see on Switch.
Let’s get into our guide of the best games like Little Nightmares on Switch and mobile.
Games like Little Nightmares
Limbo – Switch + mobile
One of the nearest titles to Little Nightmares is Limbo, both in gameplay and vibe. This spooky 2D sidescroller starts with the player character waking up confused in the woods, before setting out on a puzzle platforming adventure that delves into some truly scary depths. Not quite as full of horror as Little Nightmares, or even its spiritual successor (which we’ll get onto next), but this is a fantastic title that any horror fan should play.
Inside – Switch + mobile
While not a sequel to Limbo, Inside does come from the same developer and works very much as a spiritual successor. It’s also arguably even better than Limbo, offering some in-depth puzzles, very memorable environments, and an extra dash of horror. If you’re scared of dogs, this one may not be for you, but there’s so much to enjoy in this creepy classic.
Undertale – Switch
So yeah, this isn’t a sidescroller, but Undertale is a modern classic with some seriously spooky vibes that anyone with a passing interest in the macabre should check out. An RPG inspired by titles like Earthbound, Undertale gives players the option to tackle enemies with sympathy and avoid fighting, or attack everyone in sight, though the game pays attention to your choices and can lead you down very different paths.
Mostly developed by Toby Fox, this title also features incredible music and a visual style that has become a huge hit with fans ever since. Once you finish this one, the developer’s next game is completely free! Deltarune is available to download and play, with two chapters released so far. Check out our list of games like Undertale if this title interests you.
GRIS – Switch + mobile
A serene 2D sidescroller that tells an emotional but wordless story, GRIS is an evocative experience that manages to pack a lot into a short title. It’s a simple puzzle-platformer similar to Little Nightmares, but with a lot less stress thankfully. It also sports an absolutely incredible hand-drawn art style that has to be seen to be believed, and an unforgettable soundtrack. This is somewhere around the 4-5 hour mark, but we were wiping away tears by the end.
Hello Neighbour – Switch + mobile
Alright, we’re back into spooky territory. Hello Neighbour is a little like if Alien Isolation was PG, as you explore your neighbour’s house only to be relentlessly stalked by them, and you watch the enemy AI learn from your choices and mistakes. With plenty of jump scares and a foe hellbent on catching you, this is a great one to play with a few pals and enjoy shrieking as you get caught. There are also so many different things to interact within the house and rooms to explore, so this is a great one to replay as well.
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Unravel Two – Switch
Another sidescroller focused on escaping, this adorable yarn-based platformer also features a two-player co-operative mode so you can share the fun with a friend. Run, jump, and swing through a colourful world as the pair of Yarny’s, and shed light on a world covered in shadow.
Work together to solve the many puzzles on the island, and if you’re up to it, take on the much more difficult challenge levels hidden around. There’s no online co-op so you’ll have to be in the same room, but this is a fantastic game to share with a friend or family member, as long as you can work together without falling out!
Bendy and the Ink Machine – Switch + mobile
A first-person puzzle horror game that pays homage to classic animation, Bendy and the Ink machine twists the familiar into the uncanny valley and creates a truly unique and unsettling tone along the way. Playing as Henry, you must revisit the demons of your past, and explore the abandoned workshop at Joey Drew Studios, can you escape with your life? This one is a little on the darker side so maybe not the best for younger players, but could be a great one to share with a brave teenager. Just be prepared for the odd jump-scare.
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Hollow Knight – Switch
Delving further away from the horror aspects and straight into merely spooky town, Hollow Knight is a tricky platformer with some brutal mechanics, but the world on offer here is one with incredible depth. The land of Hallownest is home to some fierce foes, with almost unstoppable Hollow Knight bosses, like The Mantis Lord, waiting to test your skills to their fullest.
The murky, underground vibe permeates everywhere and helps to give this world a real sense of life, however grim it may be. Certainly a step up in difficulty, but an unforgettable game awaits anyone up for the challenge.
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There you have it, our guide to the best games like Little Nightmares you can play on your Nintendo Switch or mobile device. If you need even more to play after this, be sure to check out our guide to the best games like Terraria as well.