The Best Action-adventure Games - Page 2

Update : Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft added at rank #2.
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Nocturnal (2023)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Android Playstation 4

After years of traveling, Ardeshir finds his native island covered in a mysterious fog. Carve your way with fire and steel to find out what happened to your people in this action-platformer game. You’re the only one who can discover the secrets that lie beyond the Mist.


  • platform
  • scroller
  • soundtrack
  • 2d
  • linear
  • narration
  • action-adventure
  • mystery
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • puzzle
  • demons
  • exploration
  • combat
  • eroge

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The Gunk (2021)

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78
Review score
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Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

The Gunk is a story-driven, fully 3D action-adventure game that follows Rani and Becks, two scavengers exploring an alien planet to uncover its mysteries. With a captivating story and engaging gameplay loop of collecting resources and upgrading tools, The Gunk is an immersive experience full of surprises.


What we like:
  • Loveable characters
  • Captivating story
  • Engaging resource collecting loop
  • Transforming areas by freeing them from corruption
  • Smartly designed puzzles
  • Interconnecting paths in levels
  • Great art design
  • Excellent soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Movement can be cumbersome at times
  • Minor technical issues

  • platform
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • combat
  • narrative
  • third-person
  • crafting
  • relaxing
  • metroidvania
  • mystery
  • resource
  • 3d
  • sci-fi

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STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)

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89
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Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 stadia Xbox One

Jedi: Fallen Order is a third-person adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. You are a former Padawan who must hide from the Empire while learning to hone your connection to the Force and become a Jedi. The game features stunning graphics and sound design, an engaging story with unexpected twists, challenging Lightsaber combat that requires practice, and plenty of collectibles to discover across multiple worlds.


What we like:
  • Rich design and scale
  • Wonderful wildlife
  • Diverse cast of characters
  • Rewarding Lightsaber combat that improves with practice
  • Deep customisation options for your Lightsaber
  • Replayable due to hidden loot and hidden pathways opening up over time
  • Fantastic score and sound design
What could be improved:
  • Combat based on animation rather than reflexes can be difficult to master
  • Some areas may become repetitive or boring
  • Predictable moments in story

  • exploration
  • combat
  • souls
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • fight
  • third-person
  • platform
  • story
  • metroidvania
  • adventure
  • boss-fight
  • battle
  • boss
  • swordplay

14

Super Chicken Jumper (2021)

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90
Review score
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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Android PC Windows

Super Chicken Jumper is a hardcore retro platformer that offers an addictive and rage-inducing gaming experience. Play as a superhero chicken and help Mrs President take down huge bosses across 6 unique worlds, while avoiding an array of obstacles. Equip yourself with an array of tools and equipment to give you a fighting chance against the mutated bosses!


What we like:
  • Simple approach
  • Colourful aesthetics
  • Cute graphics
  • Cooperative gameplay
  • Flappy Bird-like gameplay
  • Endless option
  • Brutal and unfair challenges
  • Basic concept with power-ups to change the course of the game
What could be improved:
  • Brutal difficulty curve and unforgiving mechanics that will make you wince with failure repeatedly
  • Cinematic not for everyone
  • Basic button layout can be fiddly to master at times

  • anime
  • cute
  • action-adventure
  • colourful
  • cooperative
  • local
  • souls
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • funny
  • runner
  • multiplayer
  • arcade
  • difficult
  • procedural

15

fig. (2022)

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75
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Xbox One Android Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows

You do not know anything, yet you have to move forward. Wander through the corridors of a mysterious factory and recover your abilities. Fight patroling drones and break through to demanding boss battles. Seek a way out and find the meaning of the game's title.


  • 2d
  • platform
  • arcade
  • action-adventure
  • cyberpunk
  • hand-drawn
  • aliens
  • casual
  • robots
  • fight
  • dark
  • post-apocalyptic
  • pixel
  • sci-fi
  • shooter

16

STAR WARS Jedi: Survivora (2023)

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86
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PC Windows

The story of Cal Kestis continues in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™, a galaxy-spanning, third-person, action-adventure game.

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  • combat
  • fight
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • platform
  • narrative
  • battle
  • skill
  • puzzle
  • open-world
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • adventure
  • action
  • customization

17

Tribal Hunter (2022)

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88
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PC Windows

An action platformer with size-changing mechanics. Be quick and nimble or large and in-charge!


  • foreign
  • beat-em-up
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • scroller
  • nature
  • cartoony
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • cute
  • anime
  • hack-and-slash
  • colourful
  • funny
  • fantasy

18

Nuclear Blaze (2021)

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87
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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Nuclear Blaze is a unique 2D firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells, with all the devastating backdrafts, exploding walls and sprinklers you could expect. Fight your way through a mysterious facility and try to keep the blaze under control.

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  • platform
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • mystery
  • scroller
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • pixel
  • colourful
  • rogue-like
  • action
  • investigation
  • full-blown

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Priest Simulator (2022)

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90
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early access Android PC Windows

A mockumental action game. Go forth and rock in the absolute weirdest and most messed up simulator in the history of sandbox shooters. Fully unprofessional English language version. This dub will have you in stitches.


  • violent
  • mature
  • first-person
  • action-adventure
  • free-flowing
  • demons
  • action

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SkyIsland (2023)

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95
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PC Windows IOS iPhone

"SkyIsland" is made by a group of students in a college, quarter-view action-adventure game. Enjoy the wonderful world and beautiful environments as you help the protagonist, Pino, fix his broken plane and defeat monsters to return home safely.

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  • linear
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • lore
  • nature
  • third-person
  • single-player
  • 3d
  • top-down
  • combat
  • adventure
  • action
  • fantasy
  • atmospheric

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