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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

Samorost 3

Bursting with charm and vibrant life, the beautiful worlds of Samorost 3 are beguiling, so long as you don’t worry too much about logic or plot and just go with the flow.

Buy at:GOG



Heaven’s Hope

While it doesn’t quite reach the Promised Land, Heaven’s Hope offers a fun and humorous time that forsakes overtly religious themes in favor of good old-fashioned earthbound adventuring.




Deponia Doomsday

Series fans will definitely want to catch a ride on the Rufus Time Travel Express, as the countdown to disaster in Deponia Doomsday packs a grin-inducing, mind-boggling, oft-repeated wallop.



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Shardlight

Shardlight manages to build its quirky post-apocalyptic world into something that will leave a lasting impression, though the same can’t be said for the story it tells.

Buy at:GOG



Downfall (redux)

If you aren’t afraid of emotional darkness, terrifying images, and deep moral quandaries, you’ll want to check into the revamped Downfall’s Quiet Haven Hotel to explore the bloody landscape of the human psyche.




The Witness (Jonathan Blow’s)

The Witness is highly unconventional but will enchant players who come ready to surrender their imagination to its unusual charms and challenging puzzles.




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.




Life Is Strange

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




SOMA

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




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.

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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.

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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.

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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:GOGApple App Store

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