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STARDROP

review STARDROP

This slick little indie spacecraft exploration fumbles away much of its gameplay potential, but manages to tell a stellar story in its place.

Read review Jun 19, 2019
Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank

review Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank

The spindly cat and ghost chicken's first commercial outing is a delightfully charming, pirate-themed comic indie treasure.

Read review Jun 17, 2019
Irony Curtain giveaway!

contest Irony Curtain giveaway!

We're teaming up with ArtifexMundi to provide you with some great prizes, including physical gadgets!

Read contest Jun 15, 2019
Why you shouldn’t wait: A mid-season reflection on Life Is Strange 2

feature Why you shouldn’t wait: A mid-season reflection on Life Is Strange 2

With three of five episodes now complete, we've taken the unusual approach of exploring why it's worth catching up now instead of waiting until the end.

Read more Jun 14, 2019
Golem

review Golem

This beautiful side-scrolling adventure towers over much of its puzzle-platforming contemporaries with a charming tale of unlikely friendship.

Read review Jun 12, 2019
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi

review Sumatra: Fate of Yandi

It may be a jungle out there, but within this tropical island adventure is a fun, nostalgia-filled experience that is destined to be compared to early '90s Sierra.

Read review Jun 10, 2019
Draugen

review Draugen

Red Thread's "fjord noir" adventure is a gorgeous yet haunting exploratory mystery that's undermined by disappointingly few answers.

Read review Jun 7, 2019

Adventure Game Announcements

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets to be unleashed this year

New adventure involving manipulation of miniature worlds coming exclusively to VR devices.

Read more Jun 20, 2019

Read all about Read Only Memories sequel

New installment in anime-inspired cyberpunk series coming to Windows and Mac in 2020.

Read more Jun 18, 2019

Keep watch for Dark Fall: Ghost Vigil coming soon

First details unveiled for slideshow-style ghosthunting adventure in development for Windows PC.

Read more Jun 15, 2019

Blair Witch development almost out of the woods

New psychological horror from the creators of Layers of Fear and >observer_ coming August 30th.

Read more Jun 13, 2019

First details exposed for Privacy

Narrative adventure set in Dutch countryside villa coming to Windows and Mac in 2020.

Read more Jun 11, 2019

Countdown is on until Lair of the Clockwork God is released

New Ben and Dan comic adventure blends traditional adventuring and puzzle-platforming gameplay.

Read more Jun 9, 2019

Lightmatter taking shape for late 2019 release

Alpha demo available for Portal-style, shadow-based puzzler coming to PC.

Read more Jun 8, 2019

Adventure Games - Latest Screenshots

Hype-o-Meter™

Firmament

1

Firmament

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

2

Beyond a Steel Sky

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

3

BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION

A post-apocalyptic adventure from the creators of STASIS.
Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

4

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

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

5

Telling Lies

An all-new narrative game that expands upon the unique format of Her Story.
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.
Based on reader feedback and the staff's assessment of preview material and press demos. Hover titles for details.

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Recommended Adventure Games

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.

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.

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.

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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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