25 Tim Burton Style Videogames For Your Playing Pleasure

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This week we are talking about all things Tim Burton Style Videogames related.

For those of you who don’t know who Tim Burton is, or his art style Burtonesque, what on Earth is wrong with you? Just kidding (giving you a serious side eye though) here’s a little backstory for you.  Tim Burton Style games are a subgenre term used to describe gameplay that entails art and or stories that remind us of our beloved creative genius Tim Burton. You can expect things such as macabre, Tim Burton Style, underworld, paranormal, suspense, thriller, ghosts, gothic, and or amateur scientists.

So without further ado, let’s get into these Tim Burton Style Videogames!  And if you need more horror-themed entertainment choices. Go check out-

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1. Spooktacular Psychological Horror

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If you’ve been looking for a Tim Burton style videogame, you can’t go wrong with FranBow by Killmonday games. FranBow is the next game on my list once I finish up Lost In Random, and after the joy of Little Misfortune I can’t wait to see what this one will bring,

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2015

After witnessing the gruesome and mysterious loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home, Fran rushes into the woods, together with her only friend, Mr. Midnight, a black cat that Fran had previously received as a present from her parents.

In the forest, Fran goes into shock over the loss of her parents and when she recovers, she’s at Oswald Asylum, an oppressive mental institution for children, and Mr. Midnight is nowhere to be found.

After having a dream about her beloved cat, Fran decides to escape from the mental institution to find him and go back home to Aunt Grace, her only living relative.

2. Best Tim Burton Style Indie Adventure 

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This indie adventure game may be six years old, but it’s still a must-play for any Tim Burton fan. The art style of this game is beautiful and chock full of Burtonesque characters. If you’ve played Little Misfortune and loved it, you need to add Pinstripe to your list.


Developer: Atmos Games

Publisher: Armor Games

Release date: 2018-02-14

Play as Teddy, an estranged ex-minister forced to venture through the frozen afterlife in search of Bo, his three-year-old daughter, and her perverse kidnapper. Discover the dark secrets of Teddy’s past, and confront his sleazy, demonic nemesis, Mr. Pinstripe. Take part in an emotional adventure through the afterlife that blends humor with horror for a memorable experience.

3. Epic Tim Burton Style Dark Fantasy 

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Death has a 9-5 and he’s over it. Ha Ha! The story and art of Deaths Door is epic and something every Tim Burton fan will adore. Besides who doesn’t want to be a crow?

RELEASE DATE: Jul 20, 2021
PUBLISHER: Devolver Digital

Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry.

4. Cute Hand Drawn Tim Burton Style Game 

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So I haven’t gotten to play this one yet, it’s on my list. But if I had to describe Hollow Knight from the gameplay I’ve seen, I’d say. It’s Tim Burton, meets Alice In Wonderland-Salvic addition. Overall everyone seems to love this adventure game, and I can’t wait to get to it.

RELEASE DATE: Feb 24, 2017
DEVELOPER: Team Cherry
PUBLISHER: Team Cherry

Forge your path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, and battle-tainted creatures, and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

5. Challenging Tim Burton Style Videogame 

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Who wants to be a plague doctor? Thymesia is like Sweeny Todd meets Bloodborne. When I came across the gameplay, I was instantly intrigued. This is more Tim Burton battle RPG than most of the others on this list, but hey, we have to work our frustration out on something right.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 18, 2022

Thymesia is a grueling action RPG with fast-paced combat and an intricate plague weapon system. In a kingdom where death spreads, play as a mysterious character known by the code name “Corvus”. Prey upon your enemies, wield the power of disease and find the truth in your memories.


6. Creepy & Cute Tim Burton Story Game 

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I’ve never played Stardew Valley, but I’d lay money down that Cult Of The Lamb is the demonic version, and I’m here for it. This story has Tim Burton all over it and I love it. Farming, cult recruitment, battle, and building, yes, please.


Developer: Massive Monster

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Release date: 2022-08-11

In Cult of the Lamb, you’ll take on the role of a possessed lamb, saved from slaughter by a mysterious stranger. Unfortunately, nothing comes for free, so you must repay your life debt by building a cult centered around your ominous rescuer. To find new worshipers, you’ll explore a randomly generated world and convert its inhabitants to your cause.

7. Gothic Tim Burton Style Combat Game

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I am just finishing this lost gem up on Xbox One, and I have to admit. It’s one of the best games I’ve played this year. Lost In Random hits Tim Burton’s art style out of the park. I will say give yourself time to understand and adapt to the battle system before giving up, as it is a little, well, random.


RELEASE DATE: Sep 10, 2021
DEVELOPER: Zoink, Thunderful
PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts

Lost in Random, invites you to a gothic, magical world of a tabletop fairytale. This action-adventure game takes place across the kingdom of Random, where every citizen’s future is determined by the roll of a die. Now it’s your turn to discover to which of the six shadowy realms you belong.

8. Gothic Dream Burton Style Game 

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Hands down this is one of the best, if not the best Tim Burton style videogame I’ve played all year. This is an older game, 2011, but it does not disappoint you, and the art throughout is amazing. I will say the timed jump challenges in this game had me pulling my hair out more than once, but in the end, it was an awesome Burtonesque-style game.

RELEASE DATE: Jun 17, 2011
PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts

Alice: Madness Returns is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure platformer. Visit the grim reality of Victorian London and travel to the beautiful yet ghastly Wonderland to uncover the root of Alice’s madness.

9. Cute & Sassy Burton Style Game 

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If you haven’t watched any gameplay for Little Misfortune, your mouth will pop open in shock multiple times. This is a dark yet cute as hell Tim Burton-style videogame that offers multiple endings and will run you the entire track of emotions.


RELEASE DATE: Sep 18, 2019

Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez is an eight-year-old girl who sets out on an adventure to win Eternal Happiness for her Mommy. However, she won’t go alone! Mr. Voice is leading her all the way, and she’ll meet many characters during her journey. Like adorable animals that you can pet, from a doggy to fishy, a wolfie, the Kraken, the kitty, and even the Little Misfortune Benjamin, a friendly fox! Let the mysteries unfold, spiced with a bit of bad luck and a pinch of dark humor. 

10. Creeptastic 2D Burton Style Game 

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Corpse Bride meets a sassy substitute grim reaper. The art style is so Burtonesque it makes my heart hurt and the story is amazing. Throw in it’s a point and click mixed with sickle action on Switch, my heart is full to bursting.


RELEASE DATE: Aug 7, 2018
DEVELOPER: Zoink Games
PUBLISHER: Zoink Games

Possess the living, aid the dead, and flip between the worlds of Flipping Death – a puzzling adventure platformer where you find yourself filling in for Death. Maybe your new powers will help you solve the mystery of your demise.

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11. Lovely Burton Style Game 

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If you love plants and puzzles, you have to give Strange Horticulture a go. You get to be a bit of an herbalist, alchemist, and sleuth while enjoying a relaxing backdrop of your greenhouse and petting your sassy cat. This is hands down a Tim Burton-style game that will give you hours of relaxing entertainment.


RELEASE DATE: Jan 21, 2022

Welcome to Undermere, a quaint town surrounded by hag-infested forests and rugged mountains. You are the Horticulturist, owner of local plant store Strange Horticulture. As a cast of colorful customers come by your shop, you are quickly thrust into an occult mystery stretching back hundreds of years.

12. Iconic Burton Story Style Game 

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I played this ages ago, and it’s so Tim Burton. Medievil has you running around as a Skelton knight trying to save the kingdom, more or less. It’s goofy and spooky and a wonderful colorful play.



RELEASE DATE:  10/25/2019

DEVELOPER: Sony Interactive Entertainment

PUBLISHER: Sony Interactive Entertainment

With the kingdom of Gallowmere under threat by Zarok’s demon hordes, only the skeletal Sir Dan stands in his way. A second chance for the toothy grinned, undead adventurer is at hand – can you defeat Zarok and grant Sir Dan the honor he lost in the flesh?  

13. Beautiful Story Rich Puzzle Game 

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While the art style in Edith Finch isn’t Tim Burton so much, the storyline is 100% something I could see coming out of that wonderful brain of his. Full of whimsy and mystery, What Remains of Edith Finch is an amazing story-rich puzzle game that delivers.


RELEASE DATE: Apr 25, 2017
DEVELOPER: Giant Sparrow

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.

14. Spellbinding Burton Style Game 

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Witches, cursed necklaces, spells to break, puzzles to solve, Whatever Land gives it all to us. The artwork and story here flow with the influence of Tim Burton and it’s a must-have to any fan of the style.


Developer: Caligari Games

Publisher: Caligari Games, WhisperGames

Release date: 2022-09-15

Vincent is a skilled thief who decides to steal a precious necklace from the mansion of a lonely old woman named Beatrice. His plan would have gone perfectly well, but when she catches him red-handed, she turns out to be an ancient, powerful witch.

As a punishment, Beatrice sends him to the parallel world she has created, where the witch traps those she considers her enemies. The first inhabitants of this bizarre world called it Whateverland, and since then it kind of stuck.

Vincent teams up with a charming, yet a little annoying ghost named Nick, and together they have to find their way out.

15. Fantastic Cult Classic Horror Game 

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This cult classic is the type of story that we Tim Burton fans fall in love with. Little Nightmares takes all those childhood fears we have and puts them in a video game for us. Sounds like an epic time, right?


Developer: Tarsier Studios

Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Release date: 2017-04-28

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!

16. Lovely Story-Rich Sailing Horror Game 

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If you asked Tim Burton to make a cannery fisherman story, I suspect Dredge would be pretty similar. The art style isn’t a full Burtonesque style, but it might squeak by if we squint. Either way, this Lovecraft/Burtonesque video game is relaxing, while still being challenging and giving ample hours of gameplay.


RELEASE DATE: Mar 30, 2023
DEVELOPER: Black Salt Games

DREDGE is a single-player fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your boat, and dredge the depths for long-buried secrets. Explore a mysterious archipelago and discover why some things are best left forgotten.

17. Colorful Lore-Rich Puzzle Horror Game 

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The ultimate Tim Burton puzzle game. Tandem gives us a shadow-walking teddy bear that helps a young girl find a missing friend. The story and art look wonderful and I’m sure it to be a great time for all of us Burtonesque lovers.


RELEASE DATE: Oct 20, 2021
DEVELOPER: Monochrome Paris

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows redefines the puzzle platformer genre with unique gameplay and exceptional aesthetics. Help Emma and the teddy bear Fenton solve the mystery of the disappearance of the famous magician Thomas Kane.

18. Fun Tim Burton Style Videogame 

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Not only does It Takes Two tug at your heartstrings but it’s also jam-packed with adult humor and voodoo dolls. While I won’t get to enjoy this Tim Burton style videogame until I can find a second, I can continue to watch the gameplay.


Developer: Hazelight

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release date: 2021-03-26

Meet May and Cody, a couple that plans to divorce but instead embark on a crazy journey that will renew their feelings in the most extraordinary ways. After being turned into puppets, they must flounder through their own house!

19. Wonderful Burton Style Video Game 

James and the Giant Peach

Who wants to be a weird little yarn creature on a big adventure? James and the Giant Peach anyone? I just downloaded Unravel and I’m eager to see what kind of Tim Burton adventures I can get into.

Developer: Electronic Arts

Publisher: Coldwood Interactive

Release date: 2016-02-09

Unravel introduces Yarny, a character made from a single thread of yarn. Inspired by the environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a physics-based puzzle platformer. Yarny is a representation of the ties that bind loved ones together. Embark with Yarny on a grand adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family.

20. Colorful Nordic Style Game  

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I’m very torn over Fe, it looks amazing, and who doesn’t want to be a mythical Salvic wolf in a creepy Tim Burton-style world? I currently, because the moment a member of my pack of animal friends kicks the bucket I’m gonna be ugly crying all over my controller. If I work up my courage I’ll venture past the trailer.


RELEASE DATE: Feb 16, 2018
PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts

Run, climb, and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest and explore its living, breathing ecosystem filled with secrets and mystical creatures. Become Fe and discover a world that you will never want to leave.

21. Classic 90s Horror Game 


This goodie is coming out soon, and Alone In The Dark gives me Coraline story vibes. The art we’ve seen in previews looks amazing and I can’t wait to see how deep into the Tim Burton creepy we get to go with Alone.


RELEASE DATE: Oct 25, 2023

Return to Derceto Manor in this reimagination of Alone in the Dark, a love letter to the 90’s cult classic horror game.

22. Creepy Fun Nordic Burton Style Game 

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If you love cats, Tim Burton style videogames, and rain that kills, look no further. Rainworld has you covered. This action adventure-style game is older, but if you like the grungey worlds and art, Rainworld is a perfect choice.


RELEASE DATE: Mar 28, 2017
DEVELOPER: Videocult
PUBLISHER: Akupara Games

You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan… and slug cats look delicious.

23. Epic Burtonesque Style Game 

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Lost In Random meets Draculas Castle and Burtonesque aesthetic, We Were Here Forever looks like an amazing game and one I will be adding to my ever-growing list of games I need to play.


RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2022

You both awaken imprisoned inside the sinister Castle Rock – were you betrayed, or simply not that clever? Find out in the newest co-op puzzle adventure in the We Were Here Series! Do you and your partner have what it takes to face the dark forces of this realm or will you be trapped… forever?

24. Tear Inducing Horror Videogame 

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So, if you love Night in the Woods, Pinstripe, or Hollow Knight, you have to play Neversong. Not only does the story reek of Tim Burton in a good way, but the artwork and music hit the nail on the head too. It’s as beautiful as it is scary. Thomas Brush is someone you most definitely need to keep an eye on as a Burtonesque lover.


RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2020
PUBLISHER: Serenity Forge

Upon waking from a coma, Peet’s girlfriend is nowhere to be found. Thomas Brush, creator of Pinstripe, invites you to investigate the screams coming from the heart of Blackfork Asylum, the increasingly violent behavior of the grown-ups, and the strange truth about Peet’s past in this hauntingly dreamlike fable. Discover what’s lurking beyond the doorbell in this strange tale that started almost a decade ago.

25. Hold My Wallet Must-Play Burton Style Game 


Beetlejuice meets dark humor cartoons. Have A Nice Death looks amazing and I can’t wait to play this Tim Burton-style videogame. Who doesn’t want to play as a new hire death Pumpkin agent?


Developer: Magic Design Studios

Publisher: Gearbox Publishing

Release date: 2022-03-08

Have you ever wondered how souls are collected by Death? Well, it’s not an easy job, especially when your employees go crazy and overflood your company, Death Inc., with too many souls. Join Death and show the insubordinate workers who are the bosses in Have a Nice Death, an action platformer. Have a Nice Death release date was March 8, 2022. 

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