Game News Stray: 6 games to play if you liked the adventure of the cat!
Impossible to have missed it: Stray (aka the cute game with the little cat) has finally arrived on PC, PS4 and PS5. The player controls a feline lost in a cyber-city and trying to find its way back. Between adorable protagonist and futuristic atmosphere, there is something for everyone. So if you’re looking for another tom adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Our proposals!
To embody a cat:
Blink the Time Sweeper
If Stray takes us into a futuristic universe – there is another cat that takes us downright in time: Blinx The Time Sweeper. It is an action-platform game released in 2002 exclusively on Xbox (a machine that also arrived in Europe the same year). For the occasion, he is even presented as the first title in 4D, with of course a 3D engine but above all the use of another dimension: time. With the help of a vacuum cleaner, the cat can thus slow down the course of things, speed it up, reverse it, stop it completely and even record a precise moment. The idea will therefore be to use this precious power intelligently to complete platform challenges, solve puzzles and then recover collectables. A hero who has a cat.
- Release date : 8 Nov 2022
- Platform(s): Xbox
Super Mario 3D World
You have to believe that Mario and the cats are felines for each other! Yes, in Super Mario 3D World – originally released in 2013 on Wii U, recently adapted for Nintendo Switch – the famous mustachioed plumber and his friends could change to cat. A feat of the mushroom kingdom made possible thanks to the Super Clochette object and which marks the great novelty of this opus. The player then obtains several abilities: climbing walls, scratching his enemies but also hovering in a dive for a few moments before falling with a crash. Something to give a new flavor to the platform phases, against a background of jazzy music. Note that even Mario’s sworn adversary, Bowser, tries his hand at transformation for a fight that will be remembered.
- Release date : Nov 29, 2013 | 12 Feb 2022
- Platform(s): Wii U, Nintendo Switch
CatQuest | CatQuest 2
Want a great and beautiful adventure with a cat? Then the two episodes Cat Quest and Cat Quest 2 are made for you. These are two Open world RPG which take place in the lands of Féligard where dangers and real-time battles await you. The first part sends you in pursuit of the terrible Drakoth and your kidnapped sister. While the second adds the Hounds of the Lupus Empire to reclaim their throne. But imagine that canines are the best friends, of men, but especially of cats. Cat Quest 2 can indeed be discovered entirely in cooperation. Obviously, this sequel goes further overall with “more explosive spells, weapon options, fabulous new heroes” says Steam.
- Release date : August 08, 2017 | Sep 24, 2019
- Platform(s): PC, PS4, One, Switch, iOS, Android
Blacksad Under the Skin
So there, we are attacking a big cat since it is Blacksad, feline detective from the famous eponymous license. After a success that is no longer to be proven in comics, he therefore has the right to his adaptation in video game Blacksad Under the Skin. But no need to look for noon to 2 p.m. for the concept: it’s a mystery game in the underworld of New York. “In the early 1950s, Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, was found dead. Since then, star Robert Yale, (…) has mysteriously disappeared” can we read on the Steam page. As you will have understood, we will therefore have to lift the veil on this affair. The game claims the importance of choices, “30 new and already known characters” as well as a mixture of investigations, puzzles and dialogues with multiple answers!
- Release date : 05 Nov 2019
- Platform(s): PC, PS4, One, Switch
To care for a cat:
Cat Cafe Manager
With all these feline experiences that we have just offered you, you may want a calm and relaxing game. In this case, you should put your paw on Cat Cafe Manager: a game of cat cafe management. Of course, here you will have to start from the beginning, namely the creation of your workplace, renovate, decorate, expand, but also hire a team worthy of the name and distribute the tasks effectively. The goal is to create a cozy setting for your visitors as well as the cats themselves. In parallel with the evolution of the business, you will also be required to create places with the inhabitants of the village. A corner that also hides “mystical secrets”, according to the Steam page. A benevolent and adorable parenthesis!
- Release date : Apr 14, 2022
- Platform(s): PC, Switch
For the futuristic vibe:
So yes, for once in Cloudpunk, there is no cat to embody or caress. But if you like cities in the rain and neon lights galore, like in Stray, you might have your new favorite game! Here you are a delivery person for the company Cloudpunk, responsible for depositing more or less legal packages in the sprawling city of Nivalis. “You will explore the entire city, from the Moelle slums to the high towers that pierce the gray clouds to reach the limits of the troposphere. No mission is too perilous – because no one is as fast as a Cloudpunk delivery man” can we read on Steam. All this will lead you to discover the entrails of Nivalis as well as many characters. The title was very well received (16/20 on JV).
- Release date : Apr 23, 2020
- Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, One, Switch