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Articles on Adventure Games

Telling Lies

review Telling Lies

The new FMV database investigation from the creator of Her Story is bigger and bolder, though honestly it loses a little something in its over-reaching ambition.

Read review Aug 23, 2019
Transpose

review Transpose

This mind-bending VR physics puzzler swaps story for gameplay but cleverly ensures you'll keep coming back for more.

Read review Aug 22, 2019
Golden Treasure: The Great Green

review Golden Treasure: The Great Green

Its survival elements can clash with the leisurely visual novel-style adventuring, but this complex genre-blending dragon simulator really soars in its world-building and storytelling.

Read review Aug 21, 2019
Fran Bow fourth anniversary giveaway

contest Fran Bow fourth anniversary giveaway

Killmonday games is offering a deluxe physical edition of their acclaimed debut adventure with bonus goodies that only a true adventure game fan can win!

Read contest Aug 20, 2019
Gold Rush! 2

review Gold Rush! 2

Nearly three decades later, the indie sequel to Sierra's renowned historical adventure is seriously undermined by its weak production values and pan-worthy gameplay.

Read review Aug 19, 2019
Vane

review Vane

Though beautiful in flight, this open-world PS4 exclusive can't weather its intentionally obtuse design and a relative lack of gameplay.

Read review Aug 16, 2019
NITE Team 4

review NITE Team 4

Alice & Smith deliver a slick, substantial cyberwarfare spin-off in The Black Watchmen universe for those who can hack its complexities.

Read review Aug 14, 2019

Adventure Game Announcements

Ghost on the Shore to materialize next year

First details unveiled for choice-driven 'story exploration' game coming to Windows PC.

Read more Aug 25, 2019

TOHU angling towards March release on Windows and Mac

First details unveiled for beautiful hand-drawn point-and-click adventure.

Read more Aug 24, 2019

Nauticrawl set to emerge next month

Pilot an alien spacecraft in genre-defying sci-fi adventure coming to Windows and Mac.

Read more Aug 23, 2019

Nordlicht now shining on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android

Downloadable demo available for charming point-and-click German student project on itch.io.

Read more Aug 22, 2019

FRACTER coming together for release early next month

PC port of isometric black and white puzzler to launch September 5th on Steam.

Read more Aug 21, 2019

Little Nightmares return in upcoming sequel

New installment of Tarsier's side-scrolling horror adventure coming to PC and consoles.

Read more Aug 20, 2019

Reversion to return with series finale soon

Updated versions of first two chapters of Argentinean adventure available now on Steam.

Read more Aug 20, 2019

Popular Adventure Games

Hype-o-Meter™

Telling Lies

1

Telling Lies

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

2

Beautiful Desolation

A post-apocalyptic adventure from the creators of STASIS.
Creaks

3

Creaks

The first non-point-and-click adventure from Amanita Design.
Firmament

4

Firmament

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

5

Beyond a Steel Sky

A long-awaited sequel to the 1994 Revolution cyberpunk classic in full 3D.
Blacksad: Under the Skin

6

Blacksad: Under the Skin

A new mystery from Pendulo based on the Spanish comic of the same name.
Technobabylon: Birthright

7

Technobabylon: Birthright

A 3D sequel to Wadjet Eye's and James Dearden's acclaimed sci-fi adventure.
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.
The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure

9

The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure

A fan-made new installment of the Tex Murphy series.
Asylum

10

Asylum

A haunting new horror from the creator of Scratches.
Based on reader feedback and the staff's assessment of preview material and press demos. Hover titles for details.

Adventure Gamers Community

Community reviews  (randomly selected)

Review of The Mind of Marlo

Rating - 35

Rating by DrHermann posted on Dec 13, 2018


A short easy tale with a twist


Review of Puzzle Agent

Rating - 35

Rating by emric posted on Jun 9, 2012


a stylistically alternate take on the prof.layton gameplay model


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Adventure game scene... uh, game (continued)
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Fran Bow 4th Anniversary Giveaway
Last reply by mo54 on 25 Aug at 03:02 pm (51 replies)
The Secrets of Jesus
Last reply by Amir on 25 Aug at 09:06 am (25 replies)
Leprechaun Shadow
Last reply by hightreason on 24 Aug at 09:02 pm (9 replies)
Time for a new community playthrough
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Telling Lies
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