Loading up a tension-gripping walking simulator can be a brilliant way to make your Twitch channel pop with excitement!
Sure, watching a live streamer play their favorite games can be fun and all, but having the chance to influence their in-game decisions can create a wildly different environment.
This is especially the case for “small” streamers, who will find it even easier to acknowledge the hilarious comments coming out of their chat -- where everybody is able to voice their own suggestions.
Walking simulator games focus on gradual discovery through exploration and decision-making. This can affect the character’s outcome in the story further down the line.
Try streaming one of these award-winning titles to send your audience on an unforgettable voyage.
What are the best walking simulator games to live stream?
16. Layers of Fear 2
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Layers of Fear 2 is a surreal psychological horror that comes with an emphasis on puzzles and exploration. The second installment of the series follows the same formula as the terrifying original, but features an abundance of improved gameplay aspects such as chase scenes and trap gauntlets!
The plot follows a Hollywood actor who has been contracted to play the lead role in a film aboard a cruise ship. When unfortunate events occur during the shoot, you must piece together exactly what has happened, after being left standing in the spotlight.
There are many thought-provoking collectables to uncover in the game such as scattered notes, audio canisters, and special film posters. As the narrator proceeds to read out the enigmatic findings, your Twitch audience will be able to share your fears and make suggestions.
15. Life is Strange : Before the Storm
Release Date: August 31, 2017
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Life is Strange is a graphic episodic adventure that is set three years prior to the BAFTA award-winning main game’s events. Much like the original it comes with a gorgeous narrative structure based on honesty, loss, and loyalty.
The plot revolves around sixteen-year old Chloe Price, a quiet girl who forms an unlikely friendship with popular and beautiful Rachel Amber. However, when Rachel uncovers a grave secret about Chloe’s family, the girls must confront their demons together to find the strength to carry on through difficult times.
The game is filled with choice and consequence due to Chloe having the ability to “Backtalk” through the precarious course of events. As time becomes fluid, there are multiple endings depending on your audiences main decisions in the game.
14. Man of Medan
Release Date: August 30, 2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Man of Medan is a story focused horror game. It follows a group of young adults that encounter a mysterious ghost ship while on a deep sea diving vacation. The gameplay is dependent upon consequence and choice. As the player, you will control one of the five characters in each scene.
There are many different conversational action scenes in the game that require you to make prompt and attentive answers whenever your character is in danger. This may include options such as run, hide, fight, or perform quick-time events, etc.
Much like “Until Dawn”, the game is fully interactive making it perfect for Twitch. It can be played with up to five players’ offline, or one other online. All playable characters can live all die so the choices you make in your stream will ultimately decide their fate!
13. Fear Equation
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Fear Equation is a turn-based horror simulation that requires strategic thinking and tactical responses. You will take the role of a modified freight train conductor as it moves through unknown areas of a deadly supernatural fog.
Your character is tasked with both rescuing people from the fog and keeping all of the passengers safe until they arrive at the final stop. The trick is finding the right way to defeat every nightmare manifestation created by the fog while keeping the passengers safe from harm.
The game features Twitch integration, meaning the passengers you control are generated from chat. The input and suggestions you will get from your audience will make this a brilliant game for Twitch streaming!
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Tacoma is a narrative adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. In this game you will play as the main character, Amy, who is responsible for retrieving the space station’s AI core after a catastrophic meteor impact.
The station’s 3D recording technology is your main hope for finding out what has happened to your crew. Using this you will be able to explore the captured moments that surround you by rewinding and fast-forwarding the complex interwoven scenes.
There are clues to be found, secrets to uncover, and dangers to avoid. Important decisions are needed to be made throughout the game to determine what exactly happened (to the crew) and why Amy’s employers want the AI core back so badly.
11. The Painscreek Killings
Release Date: September 27, 2017
The Painscreek Killings is a challenging murder-mystery that is able to make you feel like a real investigator. It borrows the mechanics from a walking simulator but goes far beyond that as you work to solve detective-like puzzles and complex clues for investigations.
The story revolves around Janet, a young and upcoming journalist tasked with investigating the mysterious abandonment of a once lively town. Based on the information released by the media about the deaths of the townspeople, you are tasked with exposing what really happened, only to uncover something far more sinister.
The game mimics real world investigation as you take notes and photographs to record important clues. Your Twitch audience will be able to help you to decipher any letters, newspaper front pages and diaries you might find in this semi-open world environment.
10. Heavy Rain
Release Date: February 18, 2010
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 (2016)
Heavy Rain is a psychological thriller that has won fourteen awards including Innovation in Gameplay and the Best Original Adventure in 2011. It follows a desperate father, Ethan Mars, whose son, Shaun, was kidnapped by a serial killer.
Norman Jayden, an FBI agent, Scott Shelby, a private eye, and Madison Paige, a photojournalist are then tasked to identify the “Origami Killer”. Together, they have only four days remaining to look for clues and decide which residents can be trusted to figure out this complex mystery.
Heavy Rain is a masterpiece for its unique storytelling and likeable characters. The game features a mind-blowing 17 multiple endings based on the evidence and decisions that you decide. This makes it perfect for interacting with on your live stream.
9. Beyond Two Souls
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Switch, PlayStation 4 (2015)
Beyond Two Souls is a gripping and unpredictable psychological action thriller. The game has won a respectable fourteen awards, which include the 2014 “Original Adventure Game” from the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers.
In Beyond Two Souls, the player will travel around the globe with main character Jodie Holmes and a secondary playable character -- Aiden, an incorporeal being tethered to Jodie. Jodie has an inexplicable psychic link to a mysterious entity and possesses limited supernatural abilities.
The storyline leads the characters in search of clues that will finally reveal who and what Jodie Holmes is, and why she has these abilities. Your Twitch followers will enjoy giving suggestions for the many narrative choices presented throughout the game.