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Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD

review Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD

Whoa! The enhanced remake of an already delightful comic pirate adventure is well worth forking over a few bucks to enjoy.

Read review Jul 15, 2019
The Sinking City

review The Sinking City

Frogwares' Lovecraftian action-adventure is somewhat dragged down by its own ambition, but ultimately emerges as an enjoyably atmospheric thriller.

Read review Jul 12, 2019
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain giveaway

contest The Mystery of Woolley Mountain giveaway

We're hosting a giveaway for six game keys to start your comic cartoon adventure on the mysterious island of Woolley Mountain.

Read contest Jul 9, 2019
The Land of the Seazogs

review The Land of the Seazogs

Delve beneath the minimalist pixel art and you'll catch a fun and surprisingly challenging little sci-fi indie adventure.

Read review Jul 8, 2019
Layers of Fear 2

review Layers of Fear 2

The horror sequel gets a slick new setting but feels like more of the same house of horrors experience with little story clarity and even less gameplay.

Read review Jul 5, 2019
Smile for Me

review Smile for Me

This delightfully surreal indie adventure tells a surprisingly bittersweet story but is sure to leave you feeling happy when you're done.

Read review Jul 3, 2019
A Month of Movies: July 2019 releases

video preview A Month of Movies: July 2019 releases

Lucky us, Gamewalker's latest trailer compilation shines the light on seven select new adventure titles coming this month so you don't lose track.

View video preview Jul 1, 2019

Adventure Game Announcements

It’s MADievals time on Steam Early Access

First full chapter of comedic 3D fantasy adventure available now on Windows PC.

Read more Jul 16, 2019

First look ahead at Back Then coming next year on PC

First details unveiled for first-person adventure starring wheelchair-bound Alzheimer's victim.

Read more Jul 14, 2019

Children of Lumera to be delivered in 2021

First art and details unveiled for fantasy 'storybook' adventure coming to PC, iOS and Switch.

Read more Jul 13, 2019

Adventures of Isabelle Fine rolls onto Steam

Debut of new murder mystery series, Murder on Rails, available now for download on Windows PC.

Read more Jul 9, 2019

Take a peek at the first details for Now You See

Hand-painted indie point-and-click horror adventure coming soon to PC.

Read more Jul 6, 2019

Everything you need to know about How Do You Know Mr. Blue?

Demo available for indie visual novel-style mystery about finding contradictions.

Read more Jun 30, 2019

First details arise from Our Secret Below

Escape-room style puzzle-adventure coming later this year to PC and Xbox One.

Read more Jun 27, 2019

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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

1

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

A hand-painted comedy cosmic horror, or Lovecraft by way of classic LucasArts.
Telling Lies

2

Telling Lies

An all-new narrative game that expands upon the unique format of Her Story.
Firmament

3

Firmament

A new steampunk adventure from the creators of Myst and Obduction.
Beyond a Steel Sky

4

Beyond a Steel Sky

A long-awaited sequel to the 1994 Revolution cyberpunk classic in full 3D.
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION

5

BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION

A post-apocalyptic adventure from the creators of STASIS.
Technobabylon: Birthright

6

Technobabylon: Birthright

A 3D sequel to Wadjet Eye's and James Dearden's acclaimed sci-fi adventure.
Creaks

7

Creaks

The first non-point-and-click adventure from Amanita Design.
Someday You’ll Return

8

Someday You’ll Return

A horror-driven story adventure from the creator of J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars.
BLACKSAD: Under the Skin

9

BLACKSAD: Under the Skin

A new mystery from Pendulo based on the Spanish comic of the same name.
The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure

10

The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure

A fan-made new installment of the Tex Murphy series.
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Recommended Adventure Games

Observation

Observation

Once you have mastered the interface and navigation challenges, Observation will sweep you up in a compelling story of human and machine interaction that offers a refreshing spin on a familiar sci-fi formula.

ZED

ZED

Although light on actual gameplay, ZED is a quirky, beguiling exploration of character where fragments of memory spawn an imaginative journey through the haunts and grottos of the mind.

Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank

Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank

Easy on both the eyes and ears, Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank uses its clever meta premise to provide a great time hanging out with an eclectic group of anthropomorphic friends – some alive, some not, but all of them delightfully fun.

Golem

Golem

Golem is fun little puzzle-platformer with a top-notch presentation both in sound and art direction. It’s not particularly challenging, but it’s an extremely well-made side-scrolling adventure about an unlikely but delightful friendship.

Journey

Journey

An ethereal, innovative, emotional cooperative experience, thatgamecompany’s Journey is one that any PlayStation 3 owner should take.

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Nupixo’s debut offering Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a brilliant introduction to one of ancient China’s most famous investigators that does just about everything right.

Lorelai

Lorelai

It’s a little rougher around the edges than Michalski’s previous masterpiece, but if you’re looking for a coming-of-age story with an edge that laces the banalities of a troubled life with pure elements of horror, then don’t be afraid to enter Lorelai’s nightmare.

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love

Chock-full of gorgeous, great-sounding set pieces and characters, the hilarious Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love presents a witty commentary on Cold War era politics within a story and gameplay that anyone can enjoy.

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is a heaping helping of quirky farce, whose occasional foibles are easily atoned for by the eccentric puzzles and general good humour.

Guard Duty

Guard Duty

Though it takes a while to find its own identity and the puzzles are all too simple, Guard Duty is a nostalgia-laden charmer that shows nothing but love and respect for the classic point-and-click titles it most resembles.

Heaven’s Vault

Heaven’s Vault

The detailed landscapes, engaging plot and intriguing premise of a completely fictional ancient language to decipher make Heaven’s Vault a game for which it’s worth getting lost in translation.

Whispers of a Machine

Whispers of a Machine

Clifftop Games and Faravid Interactive show no sign of a sophomore slump with Whispers of a Machine. This futuristic murder mystery with some innovative gameplay, flexible puzzles, and built-in replayability should be enough to pique any adventure gamer’s interest.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

If you’ve followed The Walking Dead all the way through, this tight and powerfully executed finale will be sure to satisfy. Get those tissues ready.

Trüberbrook

Trüberbrook

Reveling in its own eccentricity, Trüberbrook’s quirky characters, stunningly vivid backdrops and engaging dialogue for the most part make up for some flaws in its ambitious but rushed narrative.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright takes the best of classic adventures, wraps it up in an engaging package and delivers one great game. With its charming gameplay, excellent use of the Nintendo DS features, truly funny dialogue, intricate plot, and personable cast of characters, this "soon to be a classic" title offers plenty of gaming enjoyment.
Bury me, my Love

Bury me, my Love

Based on true events and inspired by actual refugees, Bury me, my Love is not just one outstandingly written story of hope and tears, it is many.

Eastshade

Eastshade

A polished, immersive trek through a world so alluring it’s a shame it doesn’t actually exist, Eastshade is a must-play for anyone with the heart and mind to devote to this art- and craft-themed adventure.

The Room Three

The Room Three

The best game yet in the series, The Room Three is the first to really qualify as a full-fledged puzzle-adventure game, with varied areas to explore, an assortment of new challenges to overcome, and a continuation of the intriguing storyline established in earlier games.

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind

Seeing (and hearing, and playing) is believing, so do yourself a favour and check out Illusion: A Tale of the Mind, a flawed but wonderfully immersive and inexplicably-unheralded little 3D platforming adventure.

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements

Mage’s Initiation is like a modern-day Sierra On-Line gem, an extraordinarily polished adventure game. If the battle sections were improved and the RPG elements better integrated, this would be a near-perfect experience, but it’s still a game that should cast a spell on any genre fan.

Gray Dawn

Gray Dawn

‘Tis the season to be seriously creeped out and yet equally enthralled by the religious themes and beautiful, imaginative world in Gray Dawn.

Iris.Fall

Iris.Fall

Iris.Fall emerges from the shadows with challenging puzzles and beautiful art direction. Its streamlined gameplay may not always match the impeccable quality of its presentation, but this is unquestionably an adventure that deserves to be undertaken by puzzle fanatics.

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin

A fantasy tale with charming artwork, music and a wide spectrum of adorable characters, NAIRI combines a visual novel and point-and-click puzzle elements into a heartwarming adventure that isn’t fully finished just yet.

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry

Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is an excellent addition to the Larry brand. Fans of the original games will not be disappointed, and newcomers will find a solid series introduction playing the lovable loser updated to present day.

TSIOQUE

TSIOQUE

TSIOQUE’s late game story machinations are a bit of a pill to swallow, but they aren’t enough to overshadow what is otherwise an enjoyable, gorgeous fairy tale adventure.

Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn

An intellectual and aesthetic delight, Return of the Obra Dinn is a morbidly fascinating logic puzzle disguised as a minimalist nautical adventure.

The Shapeshifting Detective

The Shapeshifting Detective

The Shapeshifting Detective is a unique game that provides a solid mystery with a creative twist on the usual means of information gathering.

Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu

Horror fans, heed the Call of Cthulhu and plunge yourself into an expertly produced Lovecraftian mystery in a finely paced, hybridized adventure/RPG package that, while mostly linear, delivers more depth than its contemporary genre rivals.

STONE

STONE

Although disappointingly short on actual gameplay, the funny yet surprisingly touching STONE is one of the most engaging and enjoyable bite-sized adventures of the year.

The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between is a lovely time with a neat puzzle mechanic that takes place in a breathtaking world, packing an impressive amount of effort, creativity, and TLC into an experience that sadly won’t last more than a couple of hours.

Lake Ridden

Lake Ridden

Lake Ridden‘s spookiness is slightly undone by its attempts to appeal to horror, puzzle, and drama fans alike, but the end result is still worth the trip.

Unavowed

Unavowed

With a great cast of characters, Unavowed is a stylish urban supernatural fantasy that is touching, funny, endearing, replayable and above all, fun.

FAR: Lone Sails

FAR: Lone Sails

A side-scrolling vehicle adventure with a platformer’s stylish detailing, FAR: Lone Sails is a simple but charming little ride that gradually builds up momentum and never loses its way.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

The founding family of Quest for Glory has returned with an all-new unofficial entry that proves worthy of its predecessors’ legacy yet still manages to distinguish itself entirely on its own. Existing fans will be thrilled to see all the classic design staples make a return in Hero-U, while newcomers can enjoy a witty, substantial (if somewhat bloated) adventure-RPG experience.

Forgotton Anne

Forgotton Anne

The adventure gamer’s platformer, Forgotton Anne’s endearing exploration of lost objects come to life is sure to please all but the most dexterously challenged.

The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett’s)

The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett’s)

The 20-plus hour commitment to The Pillars of the Earth is well worth it to enjoy this interactive towering tale, faithfully adapted to near-perfection by Daedalic. For patient gamers, this is not a narrative adventure that should be missed.

Detective Gallo

Detective Gallo

Detective Gallo is a comic-noir point-and-click adventure starring a grumpy, sarcastic rooster as he tries to solve a case of plant destruction. What’s not to like? Except maybe that there’s not more of it.

Unforeseen Incidents

Unforeseen Incidents

With a great voice cast, distinctive visual style, and intricate puzzle design, Unforeseen Incidents delivers a solid if well-worn story of a nobody from nowhere saving the world.

The Painscreek Killings

The Painscreek Killings

The Painscreek Killings is an engrossing, complex, challenging murder mystery that makes you feel like a real investigator. Dig out your notepad; it’s time to uncover the secrets this sleepy, abandoned town is hiding.

CHUCHEL

CHUCHEL

Slighter than other Amanita offerings, CHUCHEL whizzes you through an assortment of easy but highly comical sketches, succeeding in its primary aim of making you laugh.

Gorogoa

Gorogoa

Gorogoa is a clever, well-balanced tile-based puzzler that shines through its visual illusions. If you’re seeking an innovative game with unique brain-teasers and gorgeous graphics, this game is for you.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Newcomers need not apply, but fans of the Danganronpa series are in for a treat, as the story and characters are among the best we’ve seen, while the gameplay introduces just enough tweaks to keep things interesting.

Last Day of June

Last Day of June

As a game it’s fairly simple and repetitive, but if the idea of a well-crafted, emotional story gives you shivers, Last Day of June is an interactive experience you need to play.

>observer_

>observer_

Bloober Team’s >observer_ marries cyberpunk and body horror tropes into an intense, disturbing sensory feast, for the most part successfully.

XING: The Land Beyond

XING: The Land Beyond

Breathtakingly beautiful and fiendishly logical, XING: The Land Beyond will spark your ingenuity and kindle a keen delight as you trek its entrancing pathways.

What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch

Although it will leave you wanting more, with its elegant storytelling and ability to generate emotion, What Remains of Edith Finch stands as one of the best interactive stories on the market.

The Journey Down

The Journey Down

Though only teasing the series’ larger story arc for now, The Journey Down‘s HD remake is a short but vibrant indie adventure that far exceeds the quality of many full-blown retail games.

Tacoma

Tacoma

What mysteries await you, 200,000 miles from Earth? Explore the abandoned Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma and gain control of its augmented reality systems to discover the truth behind what happened to its crew, and the powerful artificial intelligence that you’ve been sent to recover.
The Sexy Brutale

The Sexy Brutale

Beautiful but deadly, this entertaining time-looping murder mystery doesn’t pose much challenge but is well worth the gamble for its unique style and charm.

Paradigm

Paradigm

Paradigm is a uniquely creative blend of art, music and consistently humorous gameplay. It’s an absurdist adventure like no other, and one that’s earned its place among the classics.

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What are (point and click) adventure games?

Adventure games are all about stories, exploring worlds and solving puzzles. Adventure games focus on puzzle solving within a narrative framework, generally with few or no action elements. Other popular names for this genre are “graphic adventure” or “point and click adventure”, but these represent only part of a much broader, diverse range of games.

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