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5 Best Games Like On Your Tail



A cat lady standing against a wall in mystery puzzle game On Your Tail.

In the recently announced detective life-sim On Your Tail, you play a detective in a cozy and colorful world. That said, many titles both incorporate mystery and a distinct sense of visual style into their design. This is great, as it not only gives the player plenty of options to choose from. But it also adds a level of flair and remarkable style to the mystery-puzzle genre. So, without further ado, to highlight some of the best of the best. Enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Games Like On Your Tail.

5. Tangle Tower

Tangle Tower - release trailer - SFB Games

We begin today's list of the best games like On Your Tail with Tangle Tower. Despite being in a different format than other titles on this list, this title has a detective game at its core. For those unaware, Tnagle Tower is a visual novel title that brings a sense of mystery to the forefront. It manages to do this in a couple of ways, including in-depth character writing and clues, but also its emphasis on exploration. This exploration ultimately leads the player to piece the pieces of the puzzle together, making for a great sense of reward.

Along the way, players can interrogate suspects, utilizing fully-voiced cutscenes and dialogue options. This not only increases the sense of immersion in the game but also helps the high amount of information in the game become more digestible. This makes it a great title to pick up for those who are just jumping into the mystery puzzle genre, which is fantastic. All in all, Tangle Tower combines its unique aesthetic style with a great sense of mystery to be one of the best games like On Your Tail.

4. Little Witch in the Woods

Little Witch in the Woods - Game Preview Launch Trailer

Next up on our list of the best games like On Your Tail. Here we have Little Witch in the Woods. For players who are looking for a game that strays a bit from the mystery aspect and focuses more on life-sim aspects of On Your Tail, this game is for you. In Little Witch in the Woods, you are placed in the shoes of Elle, a witch apprentice who is still very much learning along her journey. In doing so, players will encounter a number of charming and memorable characters as they progress through the game.

The game itself is full of beautiful characters to meet and aid along the way. You can do this in a number of ways, primarily through creating potions. Creating potions for the townspeople feels really rewarding and is also a fantastic gameplay loop. This makes it great for players who enjoy this type of feedback loop when playing. That said, not all of the player's time will be spent working, as you can simply relax. Little Witch in the Woods is one of the best games like On Your Tail.

3. The Witness

The Witness - Xbox One Release Trailer

We are switching things up quite a bit with our next entry. For players who more so enjoy the puzzle aspects of these great titles, The Witness is an excellent recommendation. The game features a world that feels alive and puzzles that are as much a part of the journey through the game as the environments around you. In fact, the world of The Witness plays a significant role in the player experience, as well as what they learn about the game's world as well.

In terms of the sheer amount of puzzles there are to solve, this title is, by far, our most expansive. The Witness features well over five hundred puzzles for the player to complete. These puzzles range in their difficulty, making them great for a number of different players. One of the most significant aspects of the game is its puzzle variety. New ideas are presented to the player in a way that feels intuitive and fresh. In short, The Witness is simply stellar and one of the best games like On Your Tail on the market.

2. Little Goody Two Shoes

Little Goody Two Shoes - Story Reveal Trailer

We are taking quite a turn with our next entry. Next for our next entry on our list of the best games like On Your Tail. Here, we have Little Goody Two Shoes. The game is notably inspired by the fairy tale aesthetics of stories like Little Red Riding Hood; this game's sense of style flourishes. In Little Goody Two Shoes, players will traverse a horrific world. This makes it quite different from other titles on our list today, which, for the most part, have been relatively tame by comparison. One of the aspects of the game that really stands out is its emphasis on time management.

Players must traverse the woods in order to discover more about their world. But in doing so, they can only reach this place at night. This gives the gameplay a sense of balance as you learn more about the village during the day and its dark secrets at night. This makes for an immensely enjoyable gameplay loop. Despite being a dating sim, the game features tons of adventure elements for players to enjoy. So, if you enjoy adventure games, check out Little Goody Two Shoes, as it is one of the best games like On Your Tail.

1. Strange Horticulture

Strange Horticulture - Xbox Launch Trailer

For our final entry on today's list of the best games like On Your Tail, here we have Strange Horticulture. Described as an occult puzzle game, this game has many occult & unique elements that make it stand out. Players are cast in the role of a plant store owner, where they must research and learn more about the various flora found in the game. This makes for an experience that not only rewards the player for seeking out information but makes it fun to do so. That said, the game certainly doesn't have the most cheery aesthetic.

The world of Undermere is one that isn't exactly friendly to the player. This makes circumnavigating the game's challenges all the more exciting. One of the unique mechanics of the game that certainly stands out is how you use your knowledge of horticulture. Players can create different potions and items to shape their experience ultimately. This makes  Strange Horticulture a game that can be replayed and enjoyed differently every time. In conclusion, Strange Horticulture is one of the best games like On Your Tail.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.