17 Amazing Video Games About Cats (with Trailers)

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Last Updated on: November 27, 2023 by Crystal Uys

If you’re a cat lover and video game enthusiast, you might wonder what games are available to bridge your love of both cats and gaming. We’ve compiled a list of the 17 best video games about cats for various platforms, including PCs, consoles, and, yes, even smartphone apps. Read on to learn more about these games to find your next obsession.


Our 17 Favorite Video Games About Cats

1. Stray

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

Stray is a third-person cat adventure game that takes place in a decaying cybercity. Not only does this clever game allow you to partake in classic cat activities like pushing things off of ledges, but underneath it all is a beautiful storyline.


2. Mushroom Cats

Developer: Anatoliy Loginovskikh
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows

Mushroom Cats is a point-and-click game available on Steam. This sweet game is all about cats living on a magical toadstool. The name of the game is quite literally just putting hats on cats. While Mushroom Cats probably won’t win any awards, it’s a cozy, quick game for people looking to relax for a few minutes without any high-stakes gameplay.


3. Cat and Ghostly Road

Developer: BOV
Release: 2020
Platform: Windows

Cat and Ghostly Road is an adventure game that follows a cat searching for his master’s soul, which a demon has stolen. This atmosphere, indie point-and-click game may sound high stakes, but it has a chill vibe and rather meditative soundtrack. The scenery is beautiful and doesn’t take itself too seriously, making for a relaxing experience.


4. Catlateral Damage

Developer: Manekoware, Fire Hose Games
Release: 2015
Platform: Windows, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Catlateral Damage is a first-person destruction-focused cat simulator where you play as a domestic cat on a rampage. You aim to tip over as much stuff and destroy as many collectibles as possible. This is a fun game, but it’s even more fun if you have the option of playing in virtual reality for a truly immersive experience.


5. Cat Goes Fishing

Developer: Cat5Games
Release: 2015
Platform: Windows

Cat Goes Fishing is pretty much what you would expect from the title: a game focused on a cat that spends its day catching fish. This charming and cozy game focuses on progressing your cat’s skills as a “fisher cat” so they can unlock better rods and catch valuable fish.


6. Copycat

Developer: Spoonful Of Wonder
Release: Not yet released
Platform: Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, macOS

If you want to add a narrative-driven indie game to your ‘to be played’ list, make it Copycat. Though this game has not yet been released, 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 point is to collect kittens from different maps, steal followers from other cats, and get your biggest following. This game is available for PC players, as well as those with Android smartphones.


8. A Street Cat’s Tale

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

A Street Cat’s Tale follows a baby kitten whose mother is taken away from it. It’s up to you, the player, to help the kitten survive so it can be reunited with its family. This pixelated-style game reminds us a lot of those popular in 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: Windows

The Purring Quest allows players to take on the role of Kimchi, a cat whose adventures take him to meet a variety of famous cats. This hand-drawn game has a lovely orchestral soundtrack and beautiful graphics, making it highly engaging. Additionally, a percentage of the profits from the sale of the game go towards animal welfare organizations so that you can feel good about your contributions to a worthwhile cause.


10. Gato Roboto

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

Gato Roboto is a retro-style side scroller that pairs pixel art with armored mech, allowing players to go on a dangerous trek through an alien world as a robot cat. The game’s goal is to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship.


11. Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector

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

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector is a single-player mobile phone game that provides players with a customizable backyard area for stray cats to come and visit. Your feline visitors will leave fish in their wake, which you can spend on upgrades for your yard and toys for your backyard 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 to discover it’s changed forever. You’ll play as a college dropout cat named Mae Borowski as she comes to terms with how her former life and friends she left behind are no longer as she left them.


13. Cattails

Developer: Falcon Development
Release: 2017
Platform: Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch

Cattails is a role-playing game that allows players to play as a cat in the mysterious Wildwood colony. You’ll need to hunt prey, harvest herbs, and collect treasures while also 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 laidback and relaxing cat-centric game.


14. Cat Quest

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

Cat Quest is an action, top-down perspective, role-playing game not unlike the game it is based upon: Dragon Quest. The setting takes place in Felingard, an open-world kingdom, where you’ll take control of your adventurous cat on a mission to rescue his sister.


15. Play With Gilbert – Remake

Developer: Joure Visser
Release: 2017
Platform: Windows

Play With Gilbert is a third-person sandbox game for young children that encourages role-playing and curiosity. This game’s simplified control scheme is perfect for introducing young gamers to video games as it allows them to navigate their cat around the world seamlessly.


16. MagiCat

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

MagiCat is a side-scrolling game inspired by retro games from the 16-bit era. It features a magical cat and dozens of levels with their own unique boss end battle. This visually attractive game has a good level of challenge and has tons of replay value and lore to keep you interested.


17. Rain World

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

Rain World is a survival platform game where players assume control of the main character, a “slugcat” who is a feline-like nomadic creature that is both prey and predator in a broken ecosystem. You need to brave the other predators to find food for survival before the rain starts falling, and you have to hunker down to hide.


Types of Cat Video Games

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Image Credit: Ingus Kruklitis, Shutterstock

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

  • Adventure games are where players assume the role of a protagonist in an interactive story (e.g., Stray)
  • Role-playing games are where players assume the role of a character in a fictional setting and must act out roles within a narrative (e.g., Cattails)
  • Action-adventure games are a hybrid genre combining action and adventure elements. They typically present situational problems for the player to explore and solve (e.g., Cat Quest)
  • Sandbox games are typically associated with player choice and open environments. There is often a non-linear gameplay (e.g., Play With Gilbert)
  • Survival games are set in hostile, intense, and often open-world environments. Players begin with minimal equipment and must collect resources like tools or weapons (e.g., Rain World)

Conclusion

Whether you’re a PC gamer, a console player, or prefer fiddling with apps on your phone, or if you’re an RPG’er or enjoy a good side scroller, there are cat-centric video games that will appeal to your gaming style.


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