Games Like Doki Doki Literature Club
The Zero Escape series is more of a sci-fi thriller than a horror game, but if you’re really into the fourth wall breaking antics of Doki Doki Literature Club, no other series does it better.
The series features locked room puzzles, where you’ll have to scour the environments for clues that will allow you to find a way out. In between these puzzles, you’ll sit through visual novel segments that flesh out the story. The first game in the series features nine people who have been kidnapped and put on a sinking ship. The sci-fi elements come in a little later, as new gameplay mechanics are introduced to help you (and the characters) learn about clues and information they shouldn’t be aware of in order to get past an obstacle.
Without delving into too many spoilers, just know that Zero Escape enjoys playing mind games with the player. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, the games throw another twist your way to shake things up.