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!
This charmingly offbeat fairytale trilogy kicks off with plenty to wrap your mind around.
Despite its paper-thin story, it's worth booking passage to Azada for its beautiful worlds and plethora of puzzles,
You may not want to check into the abandoned titular motel, but you'll definitely want to check out this haunting (and hidden object-free) lite adventure.
Nancy's 26th adventure unearths plenty of ancient Egyptian intrigue, but it starts to unravel due to its increasingly aged presentation.
The eighth Carol Reed mystery has a modest presentation, but spins a bloody good yarn full of twists and turns.
This Samorost-style lite adventure sometimes twinkles with surreal charm, but it falls short of shining in its perpetual darkness.
It's easy to be drawn into this creative cardboard fantasy world, but its flimsy story and repetitive puzzles aren't all they're cut out to be.
Nancy's 25th PC adventure should spark plenty of interest, as her dreams of a welcome homecoming disappear in an entertaining puff of smoke.
Plenty of highlights shine in this artsy, shadowy prequel, as the third Drawn installment is another short but sweet casual excursion.
The latest Enter the Story adaptation tackles Alexandre Dumas's classic with a vengeance, but ultimately falls victim to a lack of gameplay.
This entertaining lite adventure rises above its haunted house premise with a wide array of ghostly past lives to explore.
Monster folklore and puzzles abound in a remote Bavarian castle, but the hopes for a compelling mystery are rather grim.
The fifth casual adventure installment looks as beautiful as ever, but the well of creativity and substance has run dry.
This supernatural lite adventure seeks the perfect blend of puzzles and art, but some serious blemishes destroy the fun.
The final Black Mirror is the fairest of them all, as the dark mystery series concludes with an impressive finale.