Stay at Home & Play Polish Video Games
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A bit of time on your hands at home and looking to support Polish creatives? Here’s a selection of games made by Polish video game producers that are bound to keep you engaged and entertained.
A cheeky nod to post-apocalyptic future scenarios, this is a survival game with RPG elements. Available on PC, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PS4. Official site. (It also has a sequel set in space!)
Polish Game Developer Creates an Eerily Realistic Virtual Tour of Chornobyl
The adventures of Jack Kelly, a New York cop accused of murder. Live like Columbo, Magnum PI and Miami Vice all at once in a game for point-and-click lovers. Available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android. Official site.
Book of Demons
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An homage to Diablo, that classic of the hack’n’slash genre, with card game elements all wrapped up in a unique graphic style. Available on PC, iOS, Xbox One. Official site.
Slavic Daemons: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Search for your loved one in this first-person survival horror set in the Chornobyl disaster zone. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One. Official site.
Driftland: The Magic Revival
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This magic and fantasy strategy game mixes elements of real-time strategy, life simulators and classic 4X gameplay (ie. explore, expand, exploit, exterminate). Available for PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One. Official site.
8 Magical Depictions of Polish Legends
Making your way through the middle of the Amazon jungle, this survival game’s innovative mechanics will test both your character’s physical and psychological fitness. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch. Official site.
Here Be Dragons
Public Parks: An Oasis in the Concrete Jungle
This ode to H.P. Lovecraft is a strategy game in which you become the captain of a boat exploring the ocean, encountering the beasts hidden deep beneath the waves. Available for PC, Android, iOS. Official site.
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A one-of-a kind simulator that indulges all those with fantasies of investing in and fixing up a house but have lacked the funds. Buy property, renovate it, clean it up and sell it for a profit. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS. Official site.
Looking for a New Home: 2019 in Polish Architecture
Serving isometric RPG action with retro style, this game sees you awakened from cryogenic sleep as an immortal warrior looking for answers. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One. Official Steam page.
Sweet Dreams: 7 Polish Paintings About Sleep
This simple and charming cooking-themed logic game is ideal for people who love cats. Available for Android, iOS, Switch. Official site.
Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love
A Cat Map of Poland
This satirical point’n’click adventure places you in an alternate history where you play a journalist travelling to the titular town of Matryoshka during the Cold War. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch. Official site.
Layers of Fear
The Final Curtain: A Podcast Mini-Series about the Eastern Bloc's Collapse
Mixing 19th-century art and architecture with horror, this game is a first-person adventure for people with strong nerves. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One. Official site. (The sequel is also definitely one to try).
The Two Faces of Stańczyk: Surprising Aspects of 19th-Century Polish Painting
Can you avert a disaster within 20 seconds? Find out in this amusing point’n’click puzzler for MacGyver fans. Available for PC, iOS, Android. Official site.
Superheroes You Have Never Heard Of
This unexpected combination of the old-school classics Lemmings and Tetris also features a mad scientist cat. Available for PC, PS4, Switch. Official site.
How 1990s Polish Kids Discovered Nintendo Through Piracy
Drenched in cyberpunk style, this tactical top-down action game has you trying to save your brother from the hands of the Heaven mega-corporation. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch. Official site.
Avatars, Spacemen and Mad Scientists – Poland's Vintage Sci-Fi Treasures
This 2D survival game has a team of research scientists dealing with their crash landing onto an alien ice planet. Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Switch. Official site.
A Tale Out Of This World: Alien Abduction & The Communist Regime
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Based on the mechanics of the roguelike dungeon-crawler genre Darkest Dungeon, this game recreates the struggles of the Warsaw Uprising insurgents during their 1944 fight against the Third Reich. Available for PC, PS4, Switch. Official site.
For more Polish video games, check out our picks from 2016, 2017 and 2018. Plus let’s not forget The Witcher series, especially its card game!
Written by Dominik Dubiel with AZ, March 2020
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