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Best Adventure Games

Recommendations from the Adventure Gamers staff


New to the genre, or been away for a while and wondering what to play? We’re here to help! Here you'll find all the latest and greatest releases from recent months on PC (you can view other platforms here). Welcome (back), adventurers, and enjoy!


Top Picks



King’s Quest (2015/2016)

An enjoyable 3D romp filled with witty dialog, superb voice-overs, twisty conundrums, and entertaining choices that affect its outlandish characters.




Minecraft: Story Mode

A fabulously popular open-world construction game has just made contact with the talented writers at Telltale Games, and the result is Minecraft: Story Mode.

Buy at:Apple App Store



Life Is Strange

Sometimes awkward but sometimes brilliant, Life Is Strange brings a fresh new perspective to episodic, choice-driven storytelling.



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SOMA

SOMA is both great horror and great science fiction that stands above the competition in a crowded genre.




Tales from the Borderlands

For those who want to invest time in a manic world, get to know a cast of hilarious misfits, and guide your own course on an epic ride through a gorgeous animated world, Tales from the Borderlands is guaranteed to entertain.

Buy at:Apple App Store



STASIS

STASIS is a memorable slice of sci-fi horror, making up for its somewhat derivative plot with detailed worldbuilding, stellar graphics and immersive sound.




Prominence

Thanks to Prominence’s flair for deft narrative and savvy interactivity, this is a mission with which science fiction buffs and fans of first-person exploratory adventures will want to engage.




Fran Bow

Fran Bow is a wonderfully dark and surreal adventure that is definitely worth the price of voluntary admission.




The Black Watchmen: Season 1

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, The Black Watchmen is an excellent introduction to alternate reality games, successfully merging an engaging fictional world with real-world activities and challenging puzzles that are best solved collaboratively with other players.




Her Story

Her Story’s searchable video database is a unique and compelling way of telling its interactive story, making it worth the fairly short trip to the police station.

Buy at:Apple App Store



Armikrog.

Those who appreciate outrageous locales will be thrilled with Armikrog’s out-of-this-world visuals, and puzzle lovers will find plenty to entertain, but anyone looking for a smooth gameplay experience will find themselves sometimes stuck in the mud.





Technobabylon

Technobabylon is a beautiful, compelling game that fans of the cyberpunk genre will devour, as long as you don’t mind a bit of story confusion along the way.




Anna’s Quest

Anna’s Quest is an enchanting mélange of superb production quality, engaging gameplay, and a poignant saga of heart and heartbreak that will linger with you long after the adventure is over.




Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today

Even with a few rough edges, Dead Synchronicity stands as a modern adventure classic, telling a dark, sad and brutal tale that will leave you wanting more, but equally satisfied.

Buy at:Apple App Store



Broken Age

With Broken Age’s release the Double Fine Adventure comes to an end, and the result is a standout game that delivers on its promises. Play it.

Buy at:GOGApple App Store



The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

An epic tale that reunites some much-loved characters and recreates the magic of good, old-fashioned point-and-click adventuring in a hyper-attractive world, the Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a must-play for fans of the genre.

Buy at:GOG



The Talos Principle

Bursting at the seams with challenging puzzles and thought-provoking science fiction, The Talos Principle is a philosophically-minded first-person puzzler that’s well worth your time.




The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Though it poses little in the way of challenge, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter delivers a gripping, gradually unfolding tragedy set in a beautiful open woodland environment that you are free to explore at will.

Buy at:GOGAmazon



Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Sherlock has never looked better, and Crimes & Punishments is an enjoyable anthology that should bring in new fans, but there’s little challenge for a seasoned adventurer.




Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

Though he has lost his memory, Tex hasn’t lost any of his charm or humor, and Tesla Effect is a beautifully crafted love letter to a bygone era, made specifically with series fans in mind.

Buy at:GOGAmazon



The Blackwell Epiphany

The Blackwell Epiphany is very polished and at times packs a real emotional punch, sending the series out on a high.

Buy at:GOG



J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars

More a slick refinement than a radically different game, J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars largely took what it got right in the already enjoyable original version and improved upon it, then added some welcome new content on top.




Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Although far from a traditional adventure, Valiant Hearts has a strong setting and story that exposes the worst aspects of war and the best of human relationships.

Buy at:AmazonApple App Store



Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse

Eminently playable, cheekily characterised and delectably artistic, The Serpent’s Curse rekindles the romance of the much-loved Broken Sword series.

Buy at:GOGAmazonApple App Store



The Wolf Among Us

Hats off to Telltale for not resting on their laurels with The Wolf Among Us, but stepping out and creating a new adventure series that is shaping up to be brilliantly bleak and gritty but joyously fun.

Buy at:Amazon

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