1Our favourite ‘walking simulators’ – or narrative adventures

The term “walking simulator” has started springing up in the last few years.

I don’t particularly like the phrase myself, but “walking simulator” is useful in describing a particular genre of games that seems to have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s the kind of game that’s somewhere between a point and click adventure and a narrative experience; a game that requires some input from you – usually some light puzzle solving – but mostly, you’ll spend your time travelling through environments while the story unfolds around you.

These are our favourite games on Nintendo Switch that we’d describe as walking simulators – but you might prefer to refer to them as narrative-driven adventure games. If you’re a fan of this genre, then these titles really need to be in your games library.