Because humans are boring.
BlueTwelve Studio’s Stray is out in the wild, letting you live the glorious life of a cat. If you want even more ways to act like an animal (and who wouldn’t?), these games scratch that itch.
Aside from their cute little faces and toe beans, the one thing that defines cats most is chaos. Catlateral Damage is all about sweeping everything you can get your paws on onto the floor where it belongs.
In Tokyo Jungle, humans have disappeared from the city, leaving wild animals to battle for dominance in the streets. The bloody brawler has a story and multiplayer modes with 80 different animals to play.
Ecco the Dolphin starts with a cute dolphin echolocating through the ocean and takes a surprisingly horrific turn toward the end. Even if you never reach the terrifying later stages, spending a few hours doing undersea stunts is still a great time.
OK, enough with the cuddly animals. Maneater is a game with more teeth — rows of them, in fact. Playing as a shark, your goal is to chow down on unwary humans (which scientists want to remind you is totally not how sharks work).
KeyWe is a stylish co-op puzzle game starring two kiwi bird letter carriers. Players will type messages, launch packages, and protect their cargo at all costs in solo and multiplayer modes.
If you had to write a soundtrack for a wild animal causing carnage, jazz might be the last genre you tried. Somehow, Ape Out combines the two, putting you in control of a gorilla smashing up an office building with a dynamic jazz soundtrack that reacts to your path of destruction.
Shelter is unique in letting you feel the precarity of animals in the wild. As a mother badger (or lynx in the sequel), you have to protect your cubs from predators and teach them to survive.
Untitled Goose Game lets you do what geese do best — act like an absolute asshole. As you cause problems on purpose, you’ll work through a to-do list, turning your rampage into clever puzzles.