The Best Werewolf Video Games of All Time

Over 400 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Werewolf Video Games of All Time

This list of werewolf games will have you howling at the moon. Werewolves are awesome but they are also scary. They've been both protagonists and villains in media for as long as there was media to put them in. Why would video games be any different? Games about werewolves are more common than silver bullets, but this list isn't just running through them, this list aims to determine the best werewolf games ever developed.

No werewolf games list would be complete without the super popular The Wolf Among Us, which lets you play Bigby Wolf (a riff on the Big Bad Wolf), the sheriff of a town of fairy tale characters. Going back to the '90s, there's Werewolf: The Apocalypse from White Wolf's role-playing series. This werewolf game allows you to play as a lupine hero while dealing with vampires, mages, and other strange entities. And, of course, werewolves show up in Diablo II, and it's up to you to hack them down into little pieces before they tear you a new one. 

Which werewolf game is your all-time favorite? Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest is one of the newest releases to feature werewolves, but there are plenty of classic games that still lycan lovers howling. Vote it to the top of the list so that it will be crowned the best werewolf video game. Vote up all your favorite werewolf games and vote down the ones that don't make you feel the call of the wild. Played them all? Then rerank the entire list and share your version!

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  • The Wolf Among Us
    154 votes
    • Developer: Telltale Games
    • Genres (Video game): Graphic adventure
    • Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

    Combining the gritty atmosphere of film noir with the fantasy world of Fables comics, The Wolf Among Us tells the dark and gripping tale of Bigby Wolf, a former evil-doer turned sheriff who is responsible for keeping his fellow fairytale characters safe in modern-day New York City. This standout game blends choice-based gameplay with intense decision-making, forcing players to unravel the mystery of a series of brutal murders while balancing their own moral dilemmas and relationships with other iconic characters. Episodic in nature, each chapter delves deeper into the twisted underbelly of Fabletown while shedding light on Bigby's own troubled past and his path towards redemption. With its stellar voice acting, engrossing narrative, and impactful choices, The Wolf Among Us remains a breathtaking and unforgettable experience in the realm of interactive storytelling.

    • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, fantasy
    • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

    Diving headfirst into the rich and expansive world of Tamriel, Skyrim's story unfolds in a time of great turmoil, with civil war tearing apart its people while dragons rise from the dead to wreak havoc on the world above. What sets this game apart is its incorporation of the Werewolf Bloodline questline, where players are propelled into the world of the Companions and given the opportunity to become a lycanthrope themselves. As a powerful werewolf, players can transform at will, utilizing their newfound abilities to tear through enemies as they navigate the game's extensive questlines and discover the true meaning behind their Dragonborn heritage. Meticulously detailed and boasting a seemingly endless amount of content, Skyrim's captivating world, memorable characters, and thrilling gameplay make it a truly legendary RPG experience.

    • Developer: Mark Rein·Hagen
    • Genres (Video game): Savage horror
    • Platform: Storyteller System

    Set in the shadowy and fantastical universe of the World of Darkness, Werewolf: The Apocalypse puts players in the shoes of the Garou, a tribe of werewolves tasked with protecting the Earth from the corrupting influence of a supernatural force known as the Wyrm. This game differs from the norm by offering multiple forms to shift into - from a fierce, wolf-like Crinos, to a more human-looking Homid - all while engaging in tactical combat and stealth mechanics that allow for a variety of methods to complete missions. Players navigate a complex web of relationships and alliances, making critical decisions that will shape the balance of power within the Garou society and ultimately determine the world's fate. With a captivating story, rich lore, and deep strategic gameplay, Werewolf: The Apocalypse solidifies its place as a standout title within the action RPG genre.

  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest

    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest

    45 votes
    • Developer: Different Tales
    • Genres (Video game): Visual novel, role-playing
    • Platform: Linux, MacOS, Microsoft Windows

    Exploring personal identity, familial bonds, and environmental activism, Heart of the Forest invites players to uncover the dark secrets of Bialowieza Forest, the last primeval woodland in Europe, as Maia, a young woman in search for her roots. What sets this game apart is its impeccable blend of visual novel and interactive fiction elements, wrapped around a gripping narrative inspired by real-life events and the classic tabletop role-playing game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse. As Maia begins to uncover the truth behind her family's history and embrace her werewolf heritage, players are faced with pivotal choices that determine her personality, alliances and ultimately, the path she'll walk to shape her world's fate. Hauntingly beautiful in both its visual artistry and storytelling, Heart of the Forest proves itself an unforgettable journey through the darkest corners of our own history and the primal depths of our untamed selves.

    • Developer: Bethesda Softworks
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, Role-playing video game
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows

    Straying from the sunlit shores and lush forests of Vvardenfell, The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon expansion introduces players to the frosty landscape of Solstheim, where a sinister prophecy threatens to doom the very fabric of society. Offering a fresh and chillingly atmospheric experience, players are tasked with investigating strange occurrences, including the appearance of werewolves, and must eventually decide whether to join the ranks of these ferocious creatures or fight against their spread. Bloodmoon enhances the already deep and engaging gameplay of Morrowind with new weapons, armor, and magical items, as well as providing an intriguing glimpse into the mysterious Skaal tribe. It may be an older title, but its challenging quests, rich lore, and memorable journey into lycanthropy remain vital aspects of The Elder Scrolls series' legacy.

    • Developer: Nintendo EAD
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure
    • Platform: GameCube, Wii

    Venturing into a darker and more mature realm than its predecessors, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess immerses players in a tale of courage, friendship, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. In a quest to save the land of Hyrule from being swallowed by the mysterious Twilight Realm, our beloved hero Link gains the ability to transform into a wolf - a unique mechanic that significantly enriches the game's puzzle-solving, exploration, and combat elements. With a charming cast of characters, including the enigmatic imp Midna as Link's unlikely ally, Twilight Princess effortlessly captivates players with its blend of memorable moments and heartwarming bonds. A true masterpiece in every sense, this game delivers a highly polished and unforgettable adventure that stands among the best in the iconic franchise.