Gemini Rue is the best Wadjet Eye title to date, and within its bleak story, it points the way to a bright future for indie adventures.
Gone Home does only one thing but does it superbly, telling a touching story solely through exploration that makes it well worth experiencing.
In Grim Fandango Remastered, one of the best games of all time has been resurrected for modern audiences. It’s still a classic, and it absolutely belongs on every gamer’s (digital) shelf.
Fate of Atlantis is a true classic, worthy of every adventure gamer’s collection. The epic plot is involving and suspenseful, putting you in the shoes of the world's most famous archaeologist as he single-handedly wards off the forces of evil.
The jewel in the Journeyman trilogy crown. By far the most accessible of the three, and easily recommended as a standalone title to any adventure gamer, rather than just science-fiction fans.
If you only play one King’s Quest game, make it this one. It’s the only game in the series where story and gameplay come together in perfect balance, and after a decade of working to get it right, it’s one of the best games Sierra gave us.
A rewarding adventure, a richly detailed world, an intriguing mystery, and a fascinating character study all in one—L.A. Noire is truly something special.
With a long playing time, and loads of intrigue, this game is a sure bet for history buffs and casual fans.
It doesn’t last long and its humour certainly won’t be for everyone, but Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is an almost perfect remake that is short, sweet and loads of fun.
Dreamfall is a triumph of (unfinished) storytelling that deserves to be in every gamer's collection, despite sacrificing a little too much gameplay for its own good.
As imaginative as it is polished, Machinarium is refreshing, unique, and highly recommended. Just buy it. In fact, buy a copy for a friend.
If you’re a long-time Monkey Island fan, it’s worth replaying the Special Edition for the addition of the voice cast alone. If you’ve never played the game before, it’s an affordable and even more rewarding way to experience one of the greatest adventure games of all time. Isn’t it time you learn what all the fuss is about?
The Vengeance is an entertaining and intense retro adventure that is not only the best of its series, but one of the very best of Sierra’s Golden Age.
Improved in almost every way, Portal 2 is an incredible follow-up to what was already an amazing game.
As a character-driven mystery game, Shadows of Darkness is unique in the Quest for Glory series and arguably its most accomplished title. It is still an RPG as much as its predecessors, but the increased focus on drama, characters and puzzles make it a much more complete adventure game.
Resonance took a long time to arrive, but this meaty, challenging sci-fi thriller has unquestionably been worth the wait.
Tailor-made for inventory lovers, but plenty here for every adventure gamer to enjoy. It's simple and modest, but offers great value for your gaming dollar.
Dare I say better than the original? You bet! A worthy successor to Myst. Riven will keep you at your computer for hours and up all night.
Despite the weaknesses, the powerful story and graphics make it an essential part of any adventure gamer's collection.
This game has to be experienced to be believed. It’s definitely for the seasoned gamer only, but it’s a fine reward for those who’ve been looking for a challenging adventure game to sink their teeth into.
Zojoi’s Shadowgate remake is everything you loved – and maybe everything you hated – about old-school adventuring. It offers a captivating journey into a fantasy dungeon, but it’s inhabited by puzzles so artificially challenging that this quest is one not everyone will want to undertake.
A fantastic first jaunt for the Sorcerer you love to hate and an instant classic. You won’t regret playing it.
Space Quest IV represents a technological leap forward that is sadly burdened with a stand-still game design. Often frustrating and overly difficult, it still contains enough humor and charm to keep players from too easily tearing themselves away.
Stacking mixes inventive gameplay with a charming visual style to produce an outstanding puzzle-adventure.
Still Life tells a story that is a masterful blend of challenge, characters and story. It is a definite game of the year candidate, and will likely earn a spot on many gamers' list of favorites. Highly recommended to fans of content-driven adventures.
A brilliant game, one of the true classic adventures, and one of the few detective games deserving to be immortalized.
To the Moon is a special, emotionally charged story game that will be enjoyed by players who don’t mind a “lite” gameplay experience.
Initially launched in 1996, Toonstruck remains a boldly original, side-splittingly funny classic that should be experienced by all lovers of adventure games and cartoons.
Set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead stars Lee Everett, a convicted criminal who has been given a chance for redemption in a world devastated by the undead.
Sadwick is a young clown, travelling a fairy tale world with his family’s circus. But he is in no laughing mood on a disappointing search for meaning in his life. One night, a mysterious form speaks to him in a dream and sends him on perilous journey. Many challenges await Sadwick, for the world he knows so well is doomed...
Stop reading this and go play Zork Grand Inquisitor. Now. One of the all-time greats in the adventure genre.