Dredge is a highly praised, unconventional indie RPG where players embody a novice fisherman. However, our hero quickly had to face not only large fish and storms… Just a few months after its release, the game received high ratings and recognition among players.

Have you had the chance to play Dredge and are you looking for similar games? Or perhaps you’ve heard about this title and would like to explore a few alternatives before deciding to purchase Dredge? It’s perfect timing because we’ve prepared a list of 15 games like Dredge for you!

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Dredge was released on March 30th, 2023, and simultaneously made its debut on PC, PS4, XONE, Switch, PS5, and XSX. This title was developed by Black Salt Games and published by Team17. The game offers only a single-player mode.

What’s Dredge about? Here, we embody a young, novice fisherman who navigates the waters of the Marrow archipelago on his small boat, catching fish and crabs on commission. With the earned money, he can upgrade his boat, venture deeper into the ocean, catch better specimens… and also fish for various artifacts hidden on the seabed. However, it quickly turns out that the oceanic waters conceal much more, namely various dangerous sea monsters that we will have to face. Our activity, in turn, will attract the attention of a mysterious cult.

The game offers a combination of mechanics known from RPGs, fishing simulators, exploration games, and… horrors. An interesting combination, isn’t it? Its simple yet eye-catching graphics encourage exploration of the farthest corners of the world, and the mysterious creatures we encounter bring to mind the works of Lovecraft.

This explosive mixture is something we won’t experience in such concentration in any other game, but there are a few titles that may appeal to the Dredge fans. Here’s a list of games where you’ll find a similar atmosphere and gameplay mechanics, nautical elements, and a good dose of horror and mystery!

Sunless Sea Game Image

Sunless Sea

Release Date: February 6, 2015

Genres: Adventure, Exploration

The Flame in the Flood Game Image

The Flame in the Flood

Release Date: February 24, 2016

Genres: Survival, Adventure

Subnautica Game Image


Release Date: January 23, 2018

Genres: Adventure, Survival

Fishing: Barents Sea Game Image

Fishing: Barents Sea

Release Date: February 7, 2018

Genres: Simulation

Stranded Deep Game Image

Stranded Deep

Release Date: January 23, 2015

Genres: Survival

Sea of Thieves Game Image

Sea of Thieves

Release Date: March 20, 2018

Genres: Action-Adventure

Moonglow Bay Game Image

Moonglow Bay

Release Date: October 7, 2021

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Don't Starve Game Image

Don’t Starve

Release Date: April 23, 2013

Genres: Survival, Adventure

Salt Game Image


Release Date: February 6, 2014

Genres: Adventure, Exploration

Below Game Image


Release Date: December 14, 2018

Genres: Adventure, Survival

Ankora Game Image


Release Date: November 7, 2017

Genres: Adventure, Survival

Raft Game Image


Release Date: May 23, 2018

Genres: Survival, Adventure

Outward Game Image


Release Date: March 26, 2019

Genres: RPG, Adventure

The Long Dark Game Image

The Long Dark

Release Date: August 1, 2017

Genres: Survival, Adventure

Night in the Woods Game Image

Night in the Woods

Release Date: February 21, 2017

Genres: Adventure, Indie