If you’ve been hooked on the Palworld craze, fear not! We’ve got you covered with a list of 10 games that share the same creature-comfort charm—all for under $30.

Minecraft: A Blocky Adventure Awaits!

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Price: $19.99 at PlayStation Store, $19.99 at Xbox Games Store, $29.99 at Nintendo eShop

Minecraft, a virtual playground with limitless creativity, offers randomly generated worlds and player-created masterpieces. With crafting, exploration, and battling monsters, it shares common ground with Palworld, making it a must-play for fans.

Craftopia: Pocketpair’s Predecessor

Platform(s): Steam, Xbox
Price: $24.99 at Xbox Games Store, $24.99 at Steam

Craftopia, from the same developer as Palworld, offers a multiplayer survival experience with hunting, farming, crafting, and hack-and-slash combat. Customize your character, build factories, and delve into multiplayer action—ideal for extending your Palworld adventure.

Valheim: Explore the Tenth World

Platform(s): Steam, Xbox
Price: $11.99 at Steam, $19.99 at Xbox Games Store

Designed for 1-10 players, Valheim takes you on an exploration and survival journey infused with Viking culture. With crafting mechanics akin to Palworld, Valheim offers visually striking landscapes and impressive survival avenues.

Ark: Survival Evolved: Primeval Creatures and Cracking Musical Themes

Platform(s): Steam, Various Consoles
Price: $14.99 at Steam, $14.99 at PlayStation Store, $14.99 at Xbox Games Store, $19.99 at Nintendo eShop

Survive mysterious islands filled with primeval creatures in Ark: Survival Evolved. With beast domestication, scavenging, and crafting, it shares essential mechanics with Palworld, making it a dirt-cheap alternative across major platforms.

Raft: Nautical Adventures Await!

Platform(s): Steam
Price: $19.99 at Steam

Embark on a nautical adventure with Raft, where you build your own floating haven and navigate the sea. Defend against predators, explore colorful locations, and enjoy multiplayer modes—similar to Palworld’s defense strategy and thrilling multiplayer action.

Cult of the Lamb: Cute Yet Terrifying Action-Roguelike

Platform(s): Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Price: $14.99 at PlayStation Store, $14.99 at Nintendo eShop, $24.99 at Steam, $24.99 at Xbox Games Store

In Cult of the Lamb, embark on an action-roguelike adventure with cute but terrifying creatures. Recruit minions, perform dark rituals, and spread the word of your cult. Despite differences in art style, both games share a sinister undertone and minion-driven gameplay.

Cassette Beasts: Open-World JRPG Adventures

Platform(s): Steam, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Price: $14.99 at Nintendo eShop, $19.99 at Steam, $19.99 at Xbox Games Store

In this open-world JRPG-styled game, collect monsters for turn-based combat and enjoy couch co-op with friends. Cassette Beasts offers a unique fusion system and a similar premise of collecting creatures, making it a fantastic RPG alternative.

Digimon: Survive: 90s Nostalgia with a Thrilling Narrative

Platform(s): PS4
Price: $19.78 at PlayStation Store

Experience 90s nostalgia with Digimon: Survive, a visual novel meets tactical RPG. Fight your way through a Digimon-filled world with a thrilling narrative and turn-based combat, offering a different but equally engaging experience.

Ooblets: Casual Farming-Sim Fun

Platform(s): Steam, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Price: $19.99 at Nintendo eShop, $29.99 at Steam, $29.99 at Xbox Games Store

For a break from combat, Ooblets is the go-to casual farming-sim. Manage your farm, grow Ooblets, and engage in relaxing activities. With a unique style, Ooblets provides a cozy alternative to Palworld’s action-packed gameplay.

Temtem: Crema’s Cute Creature Collector

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Price: $22.49 at Nintendo eShop

Before Palworld, there was Temtem—a cute MMORPG creature collector. Explore the Airborne Archipelago with adorable monsters, battle other tamers, and enjoy multiplayer adventures. With a 50% discount on Nintendo Switch, it’s an affordable option for fans of Palworld.