10 Best Games like Stray to Play on PC

In this article, you can check the best alternative games to Stray that you can play on your PC.

Stray is a game that lets you play as a cat setup in a cyberpunk-themed universe. Now, this is a game that has gained a lot of attention for all the right reasons. Whether you want to talk about the graphics, the story, or the gameplay – it’s got everything right. It’s even to a level where there are fun mods for you to try out. You can check out some of the mods over here. If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea about this game, it’s recommended you check the game out. And if you’ve completed Stray, you might feel the urge to play more games where you play as an animal, right? Here’s the list of best games like Stary.

There have been a good number of fun animal games out there, even before Stray was announced. However, knowing the amount of fun one gets from playing such games, it only makes more sense for people to look out for games similar to Stray. Well, the good news is that there are a number of games where you play as an animal. So, let’s get started.

Games like Stary

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game – Yes, that is the title of the game. So, what’s this game about? You play as a goose and a silly one at that. You are in a village and your goal is to create as much havoc as possible. Your goal is to go around the town, annoy people, steal different items and have fun. Oh, and you can honk at the people by using the special button to honk around. The game gets more fun if you have a friend as it lets you play the shared or split-screen mode.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: House House
  • Release Date: 23rd September 2020
  • Platform: Steam

Spirit of the North

Want to have some adventure and fun? Spirit of the North has got you covered. You play as a little red fox in the game. Just like how Stray has no narration, Spirit of the North has no narration as well as no dialogues. You have to make your way towards the guardian of the Northern Lights. The visuals in this game are outstanding You could call it a  fox walking simulator that has puzzles for you to solve.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: Infuse Studio
  • Release Date: 7th May 2020
  • Platform: Steam

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstared

What’s more fun than playing as a cat?  You get to do all of the cat nonsense in-game. Catlateral Damage lets you do exactly that. You can knock things off, scratch various things, empty the toilet paper roll, and best of all, feel good with the catnip that you consume in-game. Apart from all this, there are various other tasks that you need to complete. The reviews for the game talk highly positive about it. Do give it a try as and when you can.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: Manekoware, Fire Hose Games
  • Release Date: 15th September 2021
  • Platform: Steam

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

Get to play as a Gibbon who swings around from place to place. The game has lovely pastel-colored hand-drawn backgrounds that are very pleasing to the eye. In fact, everything in the game world is pastel colored- including the Gibbon. You get to swing around through various locations in the game. The game talks about the various challenges all animals face such as deforestation, climate change, and poaching. The game is quite new, and a must-play if you want to know more about how environmental changes make things rough for animals.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: Broken Rules
  • Release Date: 18th May 2022
  • Platform: Steam

Endling: Extinction is Forever

Here is a 3D side scroller game that focuses on real-world environmental issues and how animals struggle to feed themselves and survive. You play the role of a mother fox who has to take care of her cubs. You need to protect the cubs from other animals and human beings as well as ensure that they are fed and don’t die of hunger. You will also teach them new skills and most important of all the skills to survive in this harsh and cruel world.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: Herobeat Studios
  • Release Date: 19 July 2022
  • Platform: Steam

Ghost of a Tale

Want to play an Action RPG game as a Mouse? Ghost of a tale has your back. You will be playing as Tilo the mouse who is out on a wild adventure. The main goal of this game is to find your one true love- Merra. On your journeys, you will come across various enemies and meet new people. You can interact with various other characters who will provide you with some type of information.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: SeithCG
  • Release Date: 13th March 2018
  • Platform: Steam

Gato Roboto

Fancy some Metroidvania-styled games? How about playing as a cat in a black and white maze filled with various obstacles and aliens? This is a fast-paced game where you the kitten will be attacking and fighting against various enemies. Just like how in Stray you have B12 the robot, there are various robots in this game as well. The game scores 79 on Metacritic.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: doinksoft
  • Release Date: 30th May 2019
  • Platform: Steam

Night in the Woods

Want to go on an adventure like Stray? Night in the Woods is what you need to be playing. You play the role of  Mae Borowski who comes back home but finds that things are no longer the same. While you try to reconnect with long-lost friends, there has been something lurking in the woods. It is your job to investigate and go on an adventure o see what’s hiding in the woods.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: Infinite Fall
  • Release Date: 21st February 2017
  • Platform: Steam

Cat Quest II

Want to play a game where cats and dogs are at war with each other? In this game, the cats from Ferlingard are at war with Dogs from Lupas Town. While the game’s title has the word cat in it, you can also choose to play as a dog. The game lets you explore the kingdom and also lets you play with your friends via the screen share co-oop mode. The game also has different weapons and spells for your o use against your enemies. If you haven’t heard of this game at all, you can start out by playing Cat Quest I and then move on to the second part of the game.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: The Gentlebros
  • Release Date: 24th September 2019
  • Platform: Steam

The First Tree

Want to play a short story game along the lines of Stray? The First Tree is is the game where you will be playing as a Fox who is looking for her missing family. There is also another story within the game where you will be trying to reconnect with your father. As you progress through the game, you will be finding new artifacts and find out different tires of what actually happened earlier. Thie game has a few emotional elements, so get ready for a few tears while playing through the game.

Games like Stray
  • Developer: David Wehle
  • Release Date: 14th September 2017
  • Platform: Steam

Conclusion

And this concludes the list of 10 games like Stary you need to play on PC. All of these games are worth the money spent and a great collection of games for those who love animal-related games like these. Now, there’s another fun game called Goat Simulator that is yet to be released. If you have any other games that might belong to this list, feel free to mention them in the comments section below.

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