The Best Action-adventure Games

Update : Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft added at rank #32.
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Han'yo (2022)

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PC Windows

After witnessing her village being destroyed and slaughtered by the Oni demon, Hiroko has only one goal: revenge. Join this young samurai in this 2D side-scrolling platformer.

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  • scroller
  • linear
  • action-adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • stylized
  • 2d
  • short
  • atmospheric
  • fantasy

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Apewar (2023)

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early access PC Windows

Apewar is an online tactical and action FPS/TPS monkey war game adapted from real life. Build your monkey team and fight against your enemies. By playing in a coordinated way, you can have fun and win with a good strategy. Monkeys are strong together!

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  • 3d
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • action-adventure
  • fps
  • casual
  • tps
  • action
  • stylized
  • nature
  • third-person
  • driving
  • pvp
  • platform
  • strategy

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SkyIsland (2023)

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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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The Genesis Project (2022)

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early access PC Windows Linux Mac OS

The Genesis Project is an attempt to replicate Sburb from the popular webcomic Homestuck, made by Andrew Hussie.

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  • rpg
  • party
  • memes
  • base-building
  • building
  • dungeon-crawler
  • action-adventure
  • character
  • 3d
  • tag
  • exploration
  • customization
  • crafting
  • management
  • fantasy

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The Vale (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows

CLOSE YOUR EYES. BECOME A WARRIOR: Feel your enemy’s rasping breath; a foot shifts on swampy ground; the crack of steel on wooden shield. The Vale is an audio based action adventure that sets out to breathe new life into medieval combat and fantasy narrative.

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  • swordplay
  • action-adventure
  • hunting
  • medieval
  • rpg
  • magic
  • story
  • immersive
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • experimental
  • first-person
  • cube
  • 3d
  • audio

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Happy's Humble Burger Barn (2021)

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PC Windows

Have you ever DREAMED of working at the best burger place ever? Your dream is about to become a reality as you just landed a brand new job at Happy's Humble Burger Barn! Welcome to Happy Humble's Burger Barn, home of the chilled beef burger, can we take your order?

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  • capitalism
  • cooking
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • first-person
  • 1990s
  • time-management
  • action-adventure
  • stylized
  • dystopian
  • lore
  • 3d
  • dark
  • comedy
  • fps

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Alien Invasion: RPG Idle Space (2022)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Ancient aliens: Idle RPG offline survival game. Spider evolution in alien games!


  • collector
  • creature
  • survival
  • 3d
  • rpg
  • action-adventure
  • dystopian
  • casual
  • third-person
  • arcade
  • colourful
  • exploration
  • aliens
  • cute
  • adventure

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Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (2017)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Explore a huge open game world in classic action-adventure fashion! Prove your worth by fighting through monster-infested dungeons to save the Kingdom of Blossom!


  • action-adventure
  • dungeon
  • retro
  • bride
  • adjective-abusing
  • puzzle
  • pixel
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • narration
  • top-down
  • boss
  • snes
  • pixel-perfect
  • fantasy

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Death's Door (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

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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Super Chicken Jumper (2021)

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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

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