Are There Any Games on Netflix Worth Playing?

August 19, 2022 • Shannon Flynn


Netflix is well-known as one of the most popular movie and TV show streaming services worldwide. Most people don’t know that the platform has also produced several mobile games subscribers can play completely ad-free. Some of the games are based on titles that Netflix has released, such as “Stranger Things: 1984,” but others, like “Knittens” or “Dragon Up,” are unique creations that you can enjoy for what they are without having to watch something ahead of time. 

Here are a few of Netflix’s games that you should try, all different from the last.

1. “Exploding Kittens”

This game isn’t as graphic as the title would have you believe. The mobile game is based on a card game you can play with friends. In the game, God and the devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of lovable pet cats. The aim of the game is to be the last to draw an “exploding kitten” card. 

This game features an array of cards, including a few new ones added to the mobile game. You can play solo or with your loved ones, and it’s a great option for people who may not want to invest in the card game just yet.

2. “Stranger Things 3: The Game”

This mobile game is the second of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” games and is available on multiple platforms. It follows the events of the third season of the Netflix original series. It’s more of an action-oriented game than anything else, so some players may find themselves trying to keep up with the fights. Still, with 12 different playable characters, any “Stranger Things” fan would love to chug through this game. 

One of the reasons “Stranger Things” draws in so many fans is its unique blend of horror and nostalgia, which can leave people wanting to watch more and consume additional content. This game’s clean look calls old games to mind, making fans feel even more at home. You can also find this game on other platforms.

3. “Moonlighter”

The classic RPG takes a unique turn with “Moonlighter.” You manage a store in a small village during the day, but at night, you’re an adventurer who slays monsters to keep the world safe. The game has quality art and graphics and was a hit on every platform, from PC to Nintendo Switch. 

It originally had a mobile release in 2020 but was pulled from the shop shortly afterward. It wasn’t originally a Netflix game, but it was released in mobile stores again once Netflix acquired it. A clean art style allows people to fully immerse themselves in the game and experience an adventure they won’t soon forget.

4. “This Is a True Story”

This game is a fun narrative story with plenty of puzzles to keep you entertained, but it’s also educational. It aims to educate people about the real-world issue of water scarcity by having them play in the shoes of someone who has to avoid all sorts of threats just to reach clean water. It uses real-world interviews and stories to educate its player base. While it is a bit different from the other games on this list, it’s poignant enough to leave a lasting impression on any player.

5. “Before Your Eyes”

In this first-person game, you can change the story’s outcome and control your character by blinking. You follow a deceased man’s journey to the afterlife and watch him relive his memories every time you blink your eyes. This game is set to mimic the concept of “life flashing before your eyes,” which undoubtedly leads to an emotional story. 

Humans blink around 12 times per minute, meaning you might have to slow yourself down if you want to experience everything in this game’s story. It’s an emotional game worth a few plays to see if you can pick up on something you missed before.

Pick up a New Game

While it might not be the first thing you go to Netflix for, the platform’s games can provide you with hours of fun while you turn on your favorite comfort show in the background. Your progress is saved to your Netflix profile, so you never need to worry about doing so manually. The only downside of Netflix’s games is a device limit, just like the number of screens you can watch the platform on at any given time. 

Still, if you want to experience the wonder of these games, you must check them out from your Netflix app.