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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!

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Life Is Strange

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


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


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.

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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.

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

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 Walking Dead: Season Two

Telltale start the new Walking Dead season with a bang, delivering a tense and gripping episode that thrusts a familiar face into new desperation and dangers.

Buy at:AmazonApple App Store

Journey of a Roach

It’s rather short in length and lacks much story substance, but Journey of a Roach is a charming, original adventure that genre fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.

Buy at:Adventure Gamers StoreGOGAmazon

Goodbye Deponia

The Deponia trilogy turns out to be very good at goodbyes. If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series – and especially the final game – will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.

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Secret Files: Sam Peters

Sassy journalist Sam Peters makes the most of her moment in the sun in this neat little Secret Files spin-off, reclaiming some of the series’ former glory by demystifying an ancient African legend.

Buy at:Amazon

Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy

No need to break out the gadgets; if you’re looking for a surprisingly personal story and a wealth of codebreaking puzzles, you’ll find them front and center in Nancy’s case of The Silent Spy.

Buy at:Big Fish GamesAmazon

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

The Inner World

While The Inner World certainly doesn’t push the envelope, neither does it cut any corners in delivering top-notch fun for the family.

Buy at:Big Fish GamesGOGAmazonApple App Store


Memoria offers players a second trip into the striking but unsettling, gloomy world of Aventuria. Like The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav before it, the sequel falls a little short of greatness, but within the strange yet stunning fantastical settings, another dark story filled with personal sacrifice unfolds. And this time around the use of new magic spells imparts a unique flavour on the experience.

Buy at:Adventure Gamers StoreGOGAmazon

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