The Best Action-adventure Games for PC Windows

Update : Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft added at rank #16.
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Unleash the force in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor! Join Cal Kestis on an unforgettable, galaxy-spanning adventure packed with stunning visuals, satisfying gameplay, and a captivating storyline. Face thrilling boss battles and explore vast worlds. Are you ready to protect the Jedi Order?

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What we like:
  • Gripping narrative
  • Visually stunning
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Improved character development
  • Exciting boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Technical performance issues
  • Lackluster exploration
  • Some animations lack polish

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

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Shadow Man Remastered (2021)

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80
Review score
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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

Shadow Man Remastered is an action-adventure game set in a grimey, industrial hellscape. Play as Michael LeRoi, a supernatural superhero brought back to life by voodoo priestess Mama Nettie who implanted the Mask of Shadows into his chest. Explore labyrinthine worlds and battle enemies using your Shadow Gun and Voodoo magic.


What we like:
  • Unique control system allows player to use a distinct item in each hand
  • Restored content not found in any original releases
  • Great voice acting
  • Terrifying soundtrack
  • Labyrinthine world
What could be improved:
  • No map system to help with navigation
  • Platforming can be hit or miss due to camera angle

  • platform
  • tps
  • action-adventure
  • metroidvania
  • 3d
  • horror
  • exploration
  • third-person
  • old-school
  • retro
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • demons
  • dark

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Strayed Lights (2023)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

Dive into Strayed Lights, an immersive action adventure where you battle emotion-deformed creatures in a dreamlike world. With a vibrant color palette, stunning visuals, and a strong soundtrack, you'll be captivated. Master the innovative combat mechanics, face memorable bosses, and explore beautifully crafted levels. Will you restore light and face your inner demons?


What we like:
  • Vibrant, wild color palette
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Innovative and challenging combat mechanics
  • Memorable boss encounters
  • Beautifully crafted world
What could be improved:
  • Minimal and confusing story
  • Some upgrades feel less helpful
  • Lack of enemy variation

  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • boss
  • soundtrack
  • atmospheric
  • souls
  • boss-fight
  • story
  • fantasy
  • cinematic
  • philosophical
  • dark
  • emotional
  • fight
  • stylized

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Figment 2: Creed Valley (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Figment 2: Creed Valley invites you on a captivating musical journey through the human mind. As Dusty, you'll tackle inventive puzzles, engage in unique boss fights, and explore a world filled with creativity and emotion. With its compelling story and surreal landscapes, this game promises an unforgettable experience.


What we like:
  • Intriguing puzzles and boss fights
  • Engaging storytelling
  • Unique and creative world design
  • Improved controls and mechanics
  • Memorable music and sound effects
What could be improved:
  • Less engaging than the first game
  • Occasional bugs and visual glitches
  • Simplistic combat

  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • soundtrack
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • mind-bending
  • isometric
  • boss-fight
  • hand-drawn
  • story
  • exploration
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • controller-support
  • cute

5

Death's Door (2021)

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90
Review score
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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Death's Door is an action-adventure game that follows a crow reaping souls. You must explore the world of doors, find each one and battle enemies while unlocking new skills and magic powers. The game features smooth controls, great aesthetics and an in-depth story that will keep you engaged for hours.


What we like:
  • Challenging boss battles
  • Meaningful dialogue about life and death
  • Excellent exploration and hidden areas
  • Fluid and accessible combat
  • Beautiful art style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Lack of a map can be frustrating
  • Can rely too much on obnoxious enemy waves
  • Linear

  • dungeon
  • boss
  • isometric
  • zelda
  • action-adventure
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • exploration
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • platform
  • battle
  • challenging
  • fight

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy casts you as Star-Lord, and tasks you with traipsing around the galaxy with Rocket, Groot, Drax, and Gamora. Developer Crystal Dynamics captures the spirit and fun of the true Guardians team while also exploring untapped quadrants of Marvel lore. The game features a strong story that keeps you playing as Peter Quill for the entire game and promises electric moments with thoughtful junctures.


What we like:
  • Strong story
  • Explore untapped quadrants of Marvel lore
  • Electric moments and thoughtful junctures
  • Control Peter in every battle & feel like leader of Guardians
What could be improved:
  • No multiplayer or cooperative action options

  • superhero
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • battle
  • narrative
  • fight
  • exploration
  • story
  • shooter
  • single-player
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • action
  • tps
  • third-person

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is an action-adventure game set in an epic globe-trotting journey. You will control Nathan Drake, a thief, and his brother Sam as they search for the legendary pirate treasure. Join Chole Frazer on her quest to track down the jeweled tusk of Shiva's son and enjoy the same quality of story, characters, action, and general intrigue that the series is known for delivering.

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What we like:
  • Epic adventure with real emotions
  • Fun melee
  • Stealth
  • And heavy action combat
  • Excellent narrative driven gameplay
  • Great puzzle-solving mechanics
  • Beautiful visuals with ultra settings
What could be improved:
  • Hardware intensive
  • Aim assist or manual aiming required for shooting
  • Puzzles can be challenging

  • stealth
  • adventure
  • shooter
  • cover
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • story
  • action
  • combat
  • narrative
  • fps
  • third-person
  • tps
  • controller-support

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The Wild at Heart (2021)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

The Wild at Heart is a beautiful and joyous tale of discovery, full of quirky characters, exploration and puzzles. You play as Wake, a young scallywag searching for excitement who stumbles upon an adventure to save the world and reunite the Greenshields. With its hand-drawn art style, mysterious creatures and day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay, you'll be sure to have some exciting escapades!


What we like:
  • Quirky characters with unique traits
  • Beautiful artstyle
  • Light combat & puzzles that increase in difficulty
  • Day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay
What could be improved:
  • The standard loop:go here - do that
  • Parts of the narrative are well-honed

  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • crafting
  • story
  • action-adventure
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • time-management
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • exploration
  • adventure

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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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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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