When most people talk about 2D Adult games, they usually refer to games that have 2D art CGs. These are usually games with drawn art rather than rendered 3D graphics. Much of the appeal of 2D games comes from the stylised look that the artists of these games provide. Although the art style of these games can range from realistic to cartoonish, I’m pretty sure we can all enjoy a great 2D game now and then.
Price for Freedom: Avarice
Price for Freedom: Avarice is a game set in the same universe as the Price for Freedom web comic. All the artwork for the game is hand drawn 2D and looks incredible. The game itself is a cRPG with turn-based combat, and much of the gameplay is quite enjoyable. The scenes themselves feel like a worthy reward for completing quests. Overall a fantastic companion to a fantastic web comic.
Witch Trainer: Silver
Witch Trainer: Silver is a rework of the original Witch Trainer by Akabur. Currently, it is being developed by Silver Studios Games. This rework expands the original by adding new features, events and artwork. You’ll see a lot of trainer elements from the trainer genre, but it’s all well paced and fun.
I’m a big fan of adult survival games, but sadly, there’s not a lot of them out there. Tame it! is great game in the genre but with an interesting twist. There is no dialogue in the game. All information is conveyed through the use of emojis. This might initially be off-putting, but you’ll soon get used to it if you stick with it. The gameplay involves keeping you hunger and thirst down while keeping your health up. It’s a great entry into an unfortunately overlooked genre.
Crimson Keep is an adventure RPG made by Introspurt. The story follows a young princely incubus named Soriel as he delves deep into the volcano he calls home to solve a mystery that concerns his entire kingdom. The game is split into chapters, with each chapter exploring a different level of the volcano. Gameplay is RPG-like in how there is XP gain, equipment, skills and grinding. Still, the art is great and combat is enjoyable.
Knightly Passions—like a few other games on this list—is a turn-based RPG. However, don’t let that turn you off. What we have here is a title with a solid gameplay loop and an emphasis on story. You play as a hunter in search of his missing sister, and along the way will meet a great cast of characters. The art on display here is amazing and is one of the best aspects of Knightly Passions.
Here we have a parody game based on the Warhammer 40K universe. Developed by Adeptus Celeng, it’s the only game in this list to feature a female protagonist. Personally, I’m not a big fan of female protags, but I can’t ignore how good the rest of the game is. It features combat, an inventory system and some very hot scenes. A great game if you want to see the sexier side of 40K.
And there you go! Six games with excellent 2D aesthetics. All of them come recommended by yours truly. Try one out, or maybe two, or maybe all of them! They’re bound to give you a bit of “fun.” Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments!