When I’m not copy editing high-tech research (yes, that’s about as exciting as it sounds) or relaxing with my wonderful family, I love whiling away a rainy afternoon playing adventure games (the spookier, the better). Now that my daughter is a toddler and possessed with an all-consuming desire to rearrange Tupperware and pots and pans, my life has essentially become one big adventure game. Let’s see, what combination of items will best soothe a crying baby? Hm…there’s a Curious George here, but he’s missing his hat. And, the logical place for that hat would be, ah ha, right here inside the sauce pot under the counter. Click hat on monkey, click monkey with hat on baby, and voila . . . happy baby!
Though falling short of a masterpiece, the sequel to Blue Brain's 2017 historical adventure offers multiple good times for puzzle lovers.
The cutesy packaging luckily belies a disturbingly dark undertone in this easy but engaging new adventure set in the Fran Bow universe.
The charming 2017 noir adventure comes out of hibernation with a short but charming DLC prequel episode.
The side-scrolling horror series begun in Downfall and The Cat Lady comes of age in another harrowing tale of tragedy both real and surreal.
Holy smokes, this heavily religious-themed, first-person horror adventure is equal parts gorgeous and disturbing.
There's no feeling indifferent about the beautiful watercolor art and music coming together in this short but relaxing, meditative experience.
The many rooms of Leonardo's workshop are filled with intricate and often challenging, if sometimes finicky, inventions to manipulate and puzzles to solve.
The three-part comic-noir mystery ends up stuffed full of gags, mature themes and old-fashioned adventuring goodness.
Though its ghostly presence warns you away, casual adventure fans should discover a mildly diverting experience filled with puzzles.
Its story and challenge are largely immaterial, but casual fans may want to take note of this ghostly sequel.
The Sleeping Beauty fairly tale is reawakened in this light but lovely stained glass adventure.
This easy, lighthearted casual sequel should leave you feeling satisfied while it lasts rather than happily ever after.
Reimagined in the style of The Cat Lady, Rem Michalski's first adventure is a brutally effective psychological horror with just a few reservations.
This '60s-era iOS spy puzzler is a fun little diversion but ends just when you're starting to bond with it.
This lovely watercolour journey demonstrates how beauty can still be in the eye of the beholder even when the beholder is blind.