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Point and click adventure games are a great way to unwind and explore new worlds without having to worry about things like combat or platforming. In this article, we'll go over some of the best point and click adventure games that you can play on your PC! 


What are Point and Click adventure games


Point and click adventure games are a type of video game that typically involve the player solving puzzles and interacting with characters in order to progress through the story. These games often have a strong focus on narrative, and can be some of the most immersive and engaging gaming experiences around.


Some of the best point and click adventure games ever made include classics like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, King's Quest and Grim Fandango, as well as more modern hits such as Telltale's The Walking Dead series. If you're looking for a truly unique and rewarding gaming experience, then be sure to check out some of the best point and click adventure games out there.


What are legendary point and click adventure games


There are a few point and click adventure games that have gone down in history as being the best of the best. If you’re looking for a challenge, and a truly engaging gaming experience, then you can’t go wrong with any of these titles.


The first on our list is The Secret of Monkey Island. This classic was released in 1990 by Lucasfilm Games, and follows the story of young pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he sets out to become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. Along the way, he must solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and discover the truth behind the legendary Monkey Island.


Next up is another Lucasfilm Games classic, Day of the Tentacle. Released in 1993, this game follows Bernard Bernoulli and his friends as they try to stop an evil tentacle from taking over the world. With mind-bending puzzles and a truly unique art style, Day of the Tentacle is a must-play for any adventure game fan.


Last but not least is Grim Fandango. This 1998 title from LucasArts tells the story of Manny Calavera, a travel agent for the dead who finds himself caught up in a conspiracy involving the Land of the Dead and the Land of the Living. With its unique mix of film noir and Mexican folklore, Grim Fandango is a truly original adventure game that should not be missed.


These are just a few of the many legendary point and click adventure games out there. If you’re looking for more, be sure to check out our list of the best adventure games.


The Best Point and Click Adventure Games


There are many great point and click adventure games out there, and it can be hard to decide which ones are worth your time. That's why we've put together a list of the best point and click adventure games available, so you can pick and choose according to your own preferences.


If you're a fan of classic point and click adventures, then you'll definitely want to check out Grim Fandango. This game is a true masterpiece, with a complex and engaging story that will keep you hooked from start to finish. The puzzles are also very well designed, and will challenge even the most experienced gamers.


Another great option is The Walking Dead: Season One. This game is based on the popular TV show, and does an excellent job of capturing the feeling of the show. You'll need to use your wits to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, and the decisions you make will have a huge impact on the story.


Finally, if you're looking for something a bit different, then you should give Machinarium a try. This unique game takes place in a steampunk world, and has some of the most beautiful graphics you'll ever see in a video game. The puzzle-solving gameplay is also very enjoyable, and you'll definitely want to check this one out.


How do you play point and click adventure games on modern systems


With the release of remastered point and click adventure games, there has been a resurgence in popularity for the genre. But how do you play these games on modern systems?


There are a few different ways to play point and click adventure games on modern systems. The first is to find a physical copy of the game. These can be found at game stores or online retailers. Using ScummVM is a popular option, which is a program that allows you to play certain types of adventure games on modern systems. 


The second way is to buy the game digitally. This can be done through online stores such as Steam or GOG.com.


Finally, you can also play some of these games for free online. Websites like Archive.org offer a selection of point and click adventure games that can be played in your browser.


Where can I buy Point and Click adventure games?


There are many great places to buy point and click adventure games. Here are a few of our favorites:


  • GOG.com - GOG.com is a great place to buy point and click adventure games. They have a wide selection of games, and they offer a money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied with your purchase.
  • Steam - Steam is another great place to buy point and click adventure games. They also have a wide selection of games, and they offer discounts on many of their titles.
  • Amazon - Amazon is a great place to buy point and click adventure games because they have a huge selection of titles, and you can usually find good deals on the games you're interested in.


What Makes a Good Point and Click Adventure Game?


There are a lot of elements that go into making a good point and click adventure game. The puzzles need to be challenging but not too difficult, the story should be engaging, and the game should have a good sense of humor.


Some of the best point and click adventure games out there are The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango. These games all have great puzzles, interesting stories, and are really funny. If you're looking for a good point and click adventure game to play, you can't go wrong with any of these classics.


Whether you're a fan of the classics or you're looking for something more modern, there's definitely a game on this list for you. So grab your mouse and get ready to solve some puzzles!

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Best Point and Click Adventure Games

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Box Cover

Not for the faint of heart, this gothic horror adventure is a relentlessly intense and terrifying experience from start to finish.

Bad Mojo Redux (2004)

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Bad Mojo Redux revives a true classic, and optimizes it for performance. An absolute must-play for any adventure fan with even a passing tolerance of insects. If you can't beat 'em... join 'em!

The Blackwell Epiphany (2014)

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The Blackwell Epiphany is very polished and at times packs a real emotional punch, sending the series out on a high.

Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)

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Beneath a Steel Sky is an adventure classic, often unfairly overshadowed by the Broken Sword series.

The Book of Unwritten Tales (2011)

The Book of Unwritten Tales Box Cover

It took a while to be told, but The Book of Unwritten Tales holds an epic adventure between its pages, bringing to life a gorgeous, multi-dimensional, quest-laden world of glittering seas and fiery mountains, and filling it with some of the most endearing game characters of all time.

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Botanicula (2012)

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A creation of obvious love and care, Botanicula is a must-play for those seeking a truly imaginative and entertaining adventure game.

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director’s Cut Box Cover

Not quite perfect, this Broken Sword: Director’s Cut is still the best port of an adventure game on the DS to date. Whether experiencing the game for the first time or reliving old memories, there is much for everyone to enjoy in this game.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (2013)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Box Cover

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an exquisitely told story set in a world overflowing with personality. It’s an immersive, emotional gem that’s not to be missed.

The Cat Lady (2012)

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The Cat Lady uses the framework of a horror story to set up a truly mature and moving portrait of a woman attempting to claw her way out of pain and sadness.

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Day of the Tentacle Remastered (2016)

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A masterly remastering of the LucasArts classic. If you haven’t yet contended with Earth’s vilest extremity, it’s time to finally embrace the Day of the Tentacle.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006)

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Box Cover

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.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered (2015)

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Box Cover

Indigo Prophecy brings a unique vision to the genre, combining high quality production and innovative features with generally solid gameplay. Though the inclusion of repetitive mini-games is anything but evolutionary, this game is well worth a look for those who can handle some reflex action in their adventures.

Full Throttle Remastered (2017)

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Full Throttle is another cherished page from the annals of genre history restored for a brand new audience. Though the remake will have limited appeal to those familiar with the highly polished original, the game belongs in the library of every adventure gamer, and it’s as enjoyable now as it was two decades ago.

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – 20th Anniversary Edition Box Cover

Now with crisp, modern-day graphics and sound, the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers remake is a provocative story experience whose aim is to challenge, enlighten, horrify and enthrall. And it succeeds, apart from a few questionable gameplay decisions and a lack of final polish.

Gemini Rue (2011)

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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 (2013)

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Gone Home does only one thing but does it superbly, telling a touching story solely through exploration that makes it well worth experiencing.

Grim Fandango Remastered (2015)

Grim Fandango Remastered Box Cover

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.

Her Story (2015)

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Her Story’s searchable video database is a unique and compelling way of telling its interactive story, making it worth the fairly short trip to the police station.

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (1995)

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream Box Cover

May not necessarily be 'fun', but an intriguing game if you can handle it.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Box Cover

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.

King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)

King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow Box Cover

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.

L.A. Noire (2011)

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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.

The Last Express (1997)

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With a long playing time, and loads of intrigue, this game is a sure bet for history buffs and casual fans.

Leisure Suit Larry – Reloaded (2013)

Leisure Suit Larry – Reloaded Box Cover

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.

Life Is Strange (2015)

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Sometimes awkward but sometimes brilliant, Life Is Strange brings a fresh new perspective to episodic, choice-driven storytelling.

Loom (1990)

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A rewarding and enjoyable gaming experience. While it lasts, that is.

Machinarium (2009)

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As imaginative as it is polished, Machinarium is refreshing, unique, and highly recommended. Just buy it. In fact, buy a copy for a friend.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (2009)

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Box Cover

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?

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance (1988)

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Box Cover

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.

Portal 2 (2011)

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Improved in almost every way, Portal 2 is an incredible follow-up to what was already an amazing game.

Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (1993)

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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 (2012)

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Resonance took a long time to arrive, but this meaty, challenging sci-fi thriller has unquestionably been worth the wait.

Return to Mysterious Island (2004)

Return to Mysterious Island Box Cover

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.

Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997)

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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.

Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993)

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It's a must for adventure games; the humor still keeps surprising me. Highest recommendation.

Samorost 2 (2005)

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A fantastic follow up to the original that is enchanting every step of the way.

Sanitarium (1998)

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Despite the weaknesses, the powerful story and graphics make it an essential part of any adventure gamer's collection.

Shadowgate (2014) (2014)

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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.

Simon the Sorcerer (1993)

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A fantastic first jaunt for the Sorcerer you love to hate and an instant classic. You won’t regret playing it.

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers Box Cover

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 (2011)

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Stacking mixes inventive gameplay with a charming visual style to produce an outstanding puzzle-adventure.

STASIS (2015)

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STASIS is a memorable slice of sci-fi horror, making up for its somewhat derivative plot with detailed worldbuilding, stellar graphics and immersive sound.

Still Life (2005)

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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.

Syberia (2002)

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Sign me up for the sequel!

Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive (1996)

Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive Box Cover

A brilliant game, one of the true classic adventures, and one of the few detective games deserving to be immortalized.

To the Moon (2011)

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To the Moon is a special, emotionally charged story game that will be enjoyed by players who don’t mind a “lite” gameplay experience.

Toonstruck (1996)

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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.

The Walking Dead (2012)

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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.

The Whispered World (2010)

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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...

Zork: Grand Inquisitor (1997)

Zork: Grand Inquisitor Box Cover

Stop reading this and go play Zork Grand Inquisitor. Now. One of the all-time greats in the adventure genre.

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