A PC gaming lover with a specific interest in strategy-based gaming.
If you like your video games to come with a healthy blend of tension and deception, then you are almost certain to have lots of fun with Town of Salem. Developed by BlankMediaGames, Town of Salem offers a very interesting game that asks players from 7–15 in number to essentially find out the truth whilst lying, deceiving, and playing tricks. In the game, you are put into one group of three people—Town, Mafia, and Neutrals. The best part, though? Nobody who is playing knows who is who!
This can be very fun for you to play, offering accusations about the people in the game as the mafioso start to kill people en masse. You then get to play the role of trying to round up the real killers, or you might end up making a massive mistake and send the wrong person to the executioner.
If you enjoyed this game, though, you might be looking for other games like it. Well, this list gives you a series of ten games that we highly recommend you try out if you find the gameplay loop of Town of Salem addictive, tense, and enjoyable.
Our Top Ten Games Like Town of Salem
- Epic Mafia
- Camp Cadaver
- Detective Grimoire
- Unfortunate Spaceman
- The Ship
- Throne of Lies
- Among Us
As one of the first games of this particular style, EpicMafia offers a tremendous level of fun. This is an expansion add-on for the original Mafia game, and adds even more engagement to the game. In fact, the reason we put this first on our list is because Town of Salem is actively built on the same system and credentials.
With over 200 roles to pick from and all manner of setups, you can enjoy a mystery that is unlike anything else you will find in traditional video gaming. There is a reason why Mafia was such a huge hit when it was released, and why Town of Salem decided to build on its tried and tested, awesome, system.
2. Camp Cadaver
Similar to Town of Salem in many ways, Camp Cadaver is exceptionally enjoyable. You will either need to lie through your teeth to keep the secret of the camp, or you will need to be thorough in your search to find out the truth of what is going on here. You could be put on the team of the killers, or you could be one of the people in the town trying to survive and avoid becoming the victims of the next assault.
Everyone is suspected of being involved, though, and anyone can be a victim of the killers. It’s great fun for those who love investigations and mysteries with a nice dollop of added tension.
3. Detective Grimoire
If you would prefer to try out a game like Town of Salem that is single player only, you might enjoy Detective Grimoire. This awesome puts you into a horrible marshland where the owner was killed by a mystery monster. You need to find the clues that show you the truth about what happened, and you need to solve numerous puzzles whilst interrogating all of the suspects involved.
You also need to try and uncover the deep, dark secret that has left so many terrified. It’s a good experience, and one that comes with no shortage of tension as you work through its storyline. More than enough here to keep you engaged and thrilled with the adventure of it all, ensuring you have plenty of fun as you try and work out the story behind this disaster.
If you like a game that is all about deceiving others, then you will adore Mindnight. It’s the kind of thrilling experience that has you and up to 7 others enjoying a game of thrills, chances, and lies. You need to spend your time lying to others, working out who is lying to you, and determining the real story. It’s a ame that allows you to really challenge your skills as someone who can deceive, or to also see just how good you are seeing through the lies of others.
Definitely one to try out if you have played Town of Salem and want something else that allows you to see just how deceptive you can be when the time comes.
Also a board game, you can get digital versions of Cluedo that basically play the same kind of role. Someone is the killer, someone has committed murder within the mansion. It is your job to work out who has done the killing or to disguise yourself if it was you who ended up going through the murdering process.
As a classic board game, this has many fans who will be more than happy to try it out once they see for themselves what this is like. It’s a fun, engaging experience that is best played with others via live chat so that you can help to add to the madness and the suspense.
6. Unfortunate Spaceman
This game puts you in the middle of a stranded, dead space station – and you need to carry out the repairs to keep it still working before you can be rescued. It’s not easy, though, because someone in your team is an alien who is in disguise and is just waiting for the right moment to do some silent killing.
You might need to spend some time trying to handle normal repair tasks, only to wonder why that member of your team is following you around…you need to be vigilant, trust no-one, yet work together to help make sure that you can make the repairs so that everyone can survive until rescue appears.
A highly popular game, Deceit has built up a large collection of fans due to its terrifying scene and setting. In this game, you are placed into the hunting grounds along with five other people. Two of you are infected with a virus that makes you want to murder the other players – the only problem is that nobody knows who has the virus.
You need to work through the hunting grounds together, with those who are not infected working together in a bid to escape. However, the infected have to fight off their urge to mutate and murder. Can you stop yourself from giving in to those urges?
8. The Ship
One of the more intriguing games out there to utilise the Town of Salem formula is that of The Ship: Murder Party. This interesting game puts you in the role of both hunting others whilst being hunted on your own. Basically, you will join a series of players aboard the luxurious cruise liner ran by Mr. X – no, not the Resident Evil tyrant!
You will be given a target once you arrive on the ship and you need to kill them without being noticed. At the same time, though, another player will have you as their target. This means you need to be intelligent about how you kill, as well as making sure you are never left open.
9. Throne of Lies
Another game we highly recommend to any Town of Salem fan is Throne of Lies. The game comes with a huge number of classes that you can pick from, with everything from the King himself to the Court Jester. You get to enjoy a game that sees you engage with the factions, seen and unseen, as well as neutral parties.
You will be playing a game much like Town of Salem in that you need to learn how to trick and deceive the rest of the players without being caught. It’s an 8-16 player game and can be great fun as you try to keep the kingdom safe or bring it down from the inside.
10. Among Us
Saving the best til last, 2021 wonder Among Us is one of the best games to try out if you previously enjoyed playing Town of Salem. The space station has been damaged, and you need to carry out numerous repairs as a team to help get it back running properly. However, someone has been taken over by an alien imposter, and they will be expected to kill as many as they can before the end.
When bodies are found, you can bring everyone together and accuse other players, with them being ejected from the ship – but did you choose the right person?
It’s all about working together, avoiding trusting the wrong person, and putting yourself and the others at risk of being the next victim of the imposters.
What Will You Try Out First?
Each of the ten games above offers you a pretty engaging, entrancing experience that is hard to forget about. It provides you with a good range of games to try out that offer that same kind of mystery and intrigue. Most are based around a similar theme, so if you enjoyed Town of Salem then you should find more or less all of the over games on this list to be a lot of fun.
The only question, then, is what Town of Salem-alike will you try out first?
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© 2021 Bradley Morrison