Top 7 Unique Game Settings You’ll Remember for Years

9 February, 2023

When you play a lot of video games, you may find many game worlds repetitive. Medieval Europe? Technologically-advanced spaceships? Post-apo deserts or sandy planets? We’ve all been there at some point. It’s hard to fish out games with unique settings when so many new titles are released every year, but we tried nevertheless. Check our list for peculiar game worlds that you won’t easily forget.


Backfirewall_ is a first-person tragicomic narrative adventure set inside a smartphone. Your task is to save the old system from being wiped by an update, navigating through different parts of the phone, solving puzzles, and meeting all kinds of applications on your humorous escapade.

The Artful Escape

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The Artful Escape takes you on a psychedelic journey as a teenage guitar prodigy searching for inspiration and self-discovery. Accompanied by progressive rock, you’ll navigate through the Cosmic Extraordinary to the Cosmic Lung spaceship and other surreal locations.


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Superliminal is a mind-bending puzzler set inside a surreal dream, a therapy program. Explore the world which subverts your expectations and learn what happened to you.


Ghostrunner screenshot
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Dharma Tower is a grim, cyberpunk megastructure—and humanity’s last shelter after a world-ending cataclysm. Your role as a cyber-warrior is to climb it at a lightning-fast speed and face the tyrannical Keymaster, who rules this city.

Manifold Garden

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Manifold Garden presents a world of impossible architecture, also known as Escher-esque. Solve physics-defying puzzles and bring life to the barren area.


Arboria contest
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Arboria is set in a curious Yotunz village and ever-changing, creepy dungeons of Durnar. Called a “trollz-like 3D roguelite”, the game sets you against bizarre monsters on your mission to save your tribe—if you die in battle, another Yotun will take your place.

The Unfinished Swan

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The Unfinished Swan, advertised as a “first-person painter”, takes you to a mysterious, surreal kingdom. Splatter paint on white landscapes to reveal your surroundings and learn the story of the place.

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