Cat, dog, shark, bee, goat: the best video games where you play an animal

By Cécile D. Posted on July 19, 2022 at 7:44 p.m.

Have you ever thought it would be easier to be a cat or dog, to live with games and sleep? Video games allow you to live this life of the pasha, thanks to the many titles to try on the console or PC.

Human life is not always fun. And yet the video games You are allowed to experiment with different lives and scenarios, sometimes you want to live a new experience, something unusual and unexpected. You don’t have to practice magic or have futuristic technologies to completely change our view of the world: you have to know the right games!

Leave, for a few hours, your human reality, and play like an animal. Dog, cat, mosquito, bee, goat or goose, shark, dolphin, monkey, rat, horse, crocodile, fox … All passengers in Noah’s Ark are not represented in this selection, but there are enough titles for enjoy long moment.

Of course we can talk about the classics of the genre: playing with my ass the monkey, sonic the Hedgehog, yoshi the little dinosaur, or take care of the dogs Nintendogs and horses thousands of horseback riding games are available … But this little guide is meant to make you live the (almost) real life of animals. Like Professor McGonagall in Harry Potterleave your human form and dive into the mysterious world of animals.

The news is obligatory, we started this selection with a lot of promise Saag, just came out PC, PS4 and PS5. Play as a cat in a cyberpunk society, where humans disappear, leaving lone robots and cats. Explore the city from the height of a cat, and allow yourself to be carried away in this beautiful simulation game.

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Are you more of a dog than a cat? Don’t worry, we protect you. Free at Home released in 2016 at PS4. You play as a lost dog in a town. In this large setting (randomly generated, to allow you to replay without breaking), you need to find your way home. But before that, we need to eat and make new friends who can help us in our quest! If the graphics are new, this little adventure has the merit of having fun for a few hours.

You already know this. This game knows how to combine simplicity and fun in one recipe that works every time: sow terror by playing as an angry goose! Untitled Goose Game is in PC, Mac, PS4, Nintendo Switch and XBox One, and it’s probably the best goose simulator on the market (it could also be the only one). A much more fun and entertaining game, that will come out with every drop of morale or anger, to get rid of the steam!

In the same way, we will also see Goat simulator (playable on Nintendo Switch, mobile, PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and XBos One). Play as an irresistible goat and join your quest for chaos. The goal? Destroy the universe around you, rebuild it by moving objects everywhere, sowing and terrorizing people …

Not too wacky, but more engaging: discovery Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. This game was released in 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, takes us far into the past, before the appearance of the People of the Earth. You play as a monkey, and have to fight for your survival, to grow your tribe, and maybe change the course of history …

We changed the size of Ghost of a Tale. In this cunning game, you have to make yourself as small as a rat to escape from the prison guarded by evil rats. A great story of the Middle Ages to try Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Insects also have a right to their simulation game. You may remember Mr Moskeetothe game of PS2 where there is a mosquito. Our mission is to torture the Yamada family as much as possible, poor victims of our eternal thirst. However, only a few of us own a PS2. So we suggest you give it a try Bee Simulatorand survive the adventures of a bee on pc.

Let’s look at mobile gamesand let our inner shark, with Hungry Shark World. This free game is easy to replay, but it has the advantage of being simple, relaxing, and fun. So you have to travel the ocean to eat fish and be vacationers to survive. By growing up, you can move on, and explore the many treasures swallowed by the sea. But watch out for the biggest sharks, which are also very hungry …

Still mobile, we found out The Cormorant, a little game where you play as … A cormorant. Swim, fly and explore the world with this little bird.

Finally, test your survival skills using Forest in Tokyoa game released in 2012 by PS3 and PSVita. In this futuristic world, humanity is lost, allowing animals to reclaim the Earth. You have to live in this world where the law of the strongest reigns, while looking for different memory cards. In these cards, we discover little by little how Mankind is lost … In each chapter, we are composed of a different beast, with its own strengths and weaknesses. You have the best use of your resources.

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