17 Amazing Video Games About Cats (With Trailers)

Last updated on: November 27, 2023 by Crystal Uys

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If you are a cat lover and video game enthusiast, you may be wondering what games are available to fulfill your love of cats and games. We’ve compiled a list of the 17 best cat video games for various platforms, including PC, consoles, and, yes, even smartphone apps. Read on to learn more about these games and find your next obsession.


Our 17 favorite video games about cats

1. Wandering

Developer: BlueTwelve Studio
Release: 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, macOS

Wander is a third-person cat adventure game set in a decaying cybercity. Not only does this clever game allow you to participate in classic cat activities, like pushing objects off ledges, but underneath is a great story.


2. Mushroom Cats

Developer: Anatoly Loginovskikh
Release: 2019
Platform: the Windows

Mushroom Cats is a point-and-click game available on Steam. This adorable game is about cats living on a magic mushroom. The name of the game is literally putting hats on cats. While Mushroom Cats probably won’t win any awards, it’s a nice, quick game for people looking to relax for a few minutes without having to play at high stakes.


3. Cat and ghostly road

Developer: BOV
Release: 2020
Platform: the Windows

Cat and ghostly road is an adventure game that follows a cat in search of his master’s soul, which a demon stole from him. This atmospheric indie point-and-click game may seem high-stakes, but it has a laid-back vibe and a rather meditative soundtrack. The scenery is beautiful and doesn’t take itself too seriously, making it a relaxing experience.


4. Catlateral damage

Developer: Manekoware, fire hose games
Release: 2015
Platform: Windows, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Catlateral damage is a destruction-focused first-person cat simulator where you play as a rampaging house cat. Your goal is to knock over as many things and destroy as many collectibles as possible. It’s a fun game, but it’s even more fun if you have the option to play in virtual reality for a truly immersive experience.


5. The cat goes fishing

Developer: Cat5Games
Release: 2015
Platform: the Windows

The cat goes fishing That’s pretty much what you’d expect from the title: a game centered around a cat who spends his day catching fish. This charming and cozy game focuses on developing your cat’s skills as a “fishing cat” so he can unlock better rods and catch valuable fish.


6. Copier

Developer: Spoon of wonder
Release: Not yet published
Platform: Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, macOS

If you want to add a narrative-driven indie game to your list of games to play, do it Copycat. Although this game hasn’t been released yet, it’s worth considering thanks to its fantastic storyline and beautiful scenery. This wholesome game is about rejection, belonging, and learning the true meaning of “home.”


7. Kitt.io

Developer: Ammonite Design Studios Ltd.
Release: 2020
Platform: Windows, Android

Kitt.io is a game for cat collectors. The goal is to collect kittens on different maps, steal followers from other cats and get the highest number of followers. This game is available for PC players, as well as those with Android smartphones.


8. The story of a street cat

Developer: feesmodev
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, iOS, macOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch

The story of a street cat follows a baby kitten whose mother is taken away from him. It’s up to you, the player, to help the kitten survive so he can be reunited with his family. This pixelated style game is very reminiscent of popular ones from the 80s, so don’t expect as much here in terms of beautiful scenery or gameplay.


9. The Purring Quest

Developer: Valhalla Cats
Release: 2015
Platform: the Windows

The purring quest allows players to take on the role of Kimchi, a cat whose adventures lead him to meet a variety of famous cats. This hand-drawn game has a beautiful orchestral soundtrack and great graphics, making it very engaging. Plus, a percentage of profits from game sales are donated to animal protection organizations so you can feel proud of your contribution to a worthy cause.


10. Robot Cat

Developer: Doinksoft
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, Nintendo Switch

Robot Cat is a retro-style side-scrolling game that combines pixel art with an armored robot, allowing players to embark on a dangerous trek through an alien world as a robot cat. The goal of the game is to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship.


11. Neko Atsume: Cat Collector

Developer: Hit Point Co.
Release: 2014
Platform: Android, iOS

Neko Atsume: Cat Collector is a single-player mobile game that gives players a customizable backyard space for stray cats to come visit. Your feline visitors will leave fish in their wake, which you can spend on improvements for your garden and toys for your garden guests.


12. Night in the woods

Developer: Infinite Fall
Release: 2017
Platform: Windows, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, iOS

Night in the woods is an adventure game with deeply touching themes about coming home one day and discovering that everything has changed forever. You’ll play as a college dropout cat named Mae Borowski as she realizes that her old life and the friends she left behind are no longer as she left them.


13. Cattails

Developer: Development of the falcon
Release: 2017
Platform: Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch

Cattails is a role-playing game that allows players to play as a cat in the mysterious colony of Wildwood. You’ll need to hunt prey, harvest herbs, and collect treasure while defending your home from intruders. You can even fall in love with one of the non-playable cats and raise a family of kittens. This adorable and cozy RPG is for people looking for a casual and relaxing cat-centric game.


14. Cat Quest

Developer: The Gentlebros
Release: 2017
Platform: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, PS4

Cat Quest is a top-down action role-playing game reminiscent of the game it’s based on: Dragon Quest. The setting takes place in Felingard, an open-world kingdom, where you will take control of your adventurous cat on a mission to save his sister.


15. Play with Gilbert – Remake

Developer: Jouré Visser
Release: 2017
Platform: the Windows

Play with Gilbert is a third-person sandbox game for young children that encourages role-play and curiosity. This game’s simplified control system is perfect for introducing young players to video games because it allows them to take your cat around the world it’s clear.


16. Magic Cat

Developer: Kucing Rembes
Release: 2017
Platform: Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch

Magic Cat is a side-scrolling game inspired by retro games from the 16-bit era. It includes a magic cat and dozens of levels with their own unique end boss battle. This visually appealing game has a good level of challenge and has tons of replayability and story to keep you interested.


17. World of Rain

Developer: Video Cult
Release: 2017
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch

Rain World is a survival platform game in which players take control of the main character, a “slugcat” who is a nomadic feline-like creature, both prey and predator in a broken ecosystem. You must brave other predators to find food to survive before the rain starts falling, and you must hide to hide.


Types of video games for cats

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If you’ve been gaming for a while, you already know that there are countless types of video games. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles you’ll find in the cat-centric gaming sphere:

  • Adventure games This is where players assume the role of a protagonist in an interactive story (e.g. Wander)
  • Role games This is where players assume the role of a character in a fictional setting and must play roles in a narrative (e.g. Cattails)
  • Action-adventure games are a hybrid genre combining elements of action and adventure. They typically present situational problems that the player must explore and resolve (e.g., Cat Quest)
  • Sandbox Games are typically associated with player choice and open environments. There is often non-linear gameplay (e.g. Play with Gilbert)
  • Survival games take place in hostile, intense and often open environments. Players start with minimal equipment and must collect resources like tools or weapons (e.g. Rain world)

Conclusion

Whether you’re a PC gamer, a console gamer, or prefer to play with apps on your phone, or if you’re an RPG player or enjoy a good side-scrolling, there are video games centered around cats that will appeal to your game style.


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