The Best Adventure exploration Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Aurora Hills: Chapter 1 added at rank #45.
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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure takes you to a beautiful Mediterranean island to save endangered animals and clean up litter. With over 60 species to document, using your phone app, you'll go on an adventure to make a difference in the world around us. Enjoy a relaxing and feel-good experience with a great soundtrack and stunning visuals. Join Alba and her friend Ines and help them on their mission to save the island and the world!


What we like:
  • Cute and wholesome with calming music and nice art
  • Addictive gameplay focused on exploring and photographing wildlife
  • Strong sub-theme of photography
  • Fun story with a good message
  • Bug-free and runs smoothly
What could be improved:
  • Limited achievements
  • Traversal can be boring towards the end of the game
  • Game could have been longer with more content

  • exploration
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • cartoony
  • nature
  • collector
  • creature
  • cute
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • construction
  • economy
  • 3d
  • table

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Mutazione (2019)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Playstation 4

Get lost in the magical world of Mutazione, a narrative-driven adventure game where you explore an island filled with quirky mutant characters and their secrets. Grow musical gardens, attend BBQs, and embark on a spiritual journey to save the community from a looming darkness. With beautiful hand-illustrated art and unpredictable twists, Mutazione is a mutant soap opera that you won't want to miss.


What we like:
  • Unique and beautiful art style
  • Relaxing music
  • Story-focused gameplay
  • Quirky and interesting characters
  • Encourages the player to slow down and relax
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay, mostly a visual novel
  • No voice acting
  • Slow parts may be boring for some players
  • Contains adult themes that may not be suitable for younger children

  • drama
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • walking-simulator
  • point-and-click
  • nature
  • exploration
  • fiction
  • music
  • story
  • scroller
  • bird
  • procedural

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Stray (2022)

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Xbox Series X IOS iPhone Android Mac OS Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One

You play as a realistic-looking kitty that goes by the name Little Furball. As you explore the dystopian world you find yourself in, you make friends with robots and discover secrets that have been hidden away for many years. You must use your parkour skills to traverse the environment, evade monsters and help your robotic friends achieve their goals.


What we like:
  • Realistic kitty movements
  • Variety of meows when pressing the dedicated meow button
  • Interesting characters with great backstory
  • Rewarding exploration and puzzles to solve
  • Forgiving platforming mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Scary jumps that may require multiple attempts to perfect
  • Separated from other kitties at one point in the story
  • No humans at all in this futuristic world

  • robots
  • cyberpunk
  • platform
  • puzzle
  • stealth
  • dystopian
  • cat
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • cute
  • narrative
  • third-person

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OPUS: Echo of Starsong (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Take a thrilling journey through the Thousand Peaks galaxy in OPUS: Echo of Starsong. You'll embark on a narrative-driven adventure, solve engaging puzzles, and form deep connections with well-developed characters. Manage your ship's resources, face unpredictable events, and immerse yourself in the game's emotionally gripping story. Experience a heart-wrenching tale beautifully crafted with stunning visuals and magnificent music.


What we like:
  • Immersive and detailed world-building
  • Richly developed characters
  • Engaging puzzles and exploration mechanics
  • Beautiful art style and music
  • Unpredictable gameplay due to random events
What could be improved:
  • First few chapters can feel stiff
  • Resource management can be frustrating
  • Random elements require high player involvement
  • Generic anime character designs

  • visual-novel
  • exploration
  • emotional
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • anime
  • pirates
  • narrative
  • soundtrack
  • sci-fi
  • japanese
  • story
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • 2.5d

5

The Pathless (2020)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5

Embark on an epic adventure on a mystical island to dispel the curse of darkness in The Pathless. With your eagle companion, explore breathtaking landscapes and engage in unique boss battles against giant corrupted spirits. The emotionally resonant story, fast-paced gameplay, and stunning visuals and music make for an immersive experience that you won't forget.


What we like:
  • Well-written characters and story
  • Satisfying movement mechanics and puzzles
  • Stunning visuals and music
  • Unique boss fights
  • Relaxing gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Lack of tutorial and map system
  • Potential overpricing
  • Inconsistent performance
  • Tedious exploration

  • open-world
  • boss-fight
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • boss
  • stealth
  • archery
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • battle
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • stylized
  • story
  • narrative

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The Wild Case (2021)

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Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Embark on a journey to an eerie village shrouded in mystery in The Wild Case. Solve puzzles, negotiate with inhabitants, and uncover supernatural occurrences in this atmospheric adventure. With stunning hand-drawn graphics and haunting sound effects, immerse yourself in an open world that will keep you on edge. Unravel the secrets of the forgotten village if you dare.


What we like:
  • Short but well-rounded gameplay
  • Intriguing mystery with satisfying ending
  • Beautiful hand-drawn artwork
  • Atmospheric music and sound effects
  • Adequate price point
What could be improved:
  • Lack of motivation for replayability
  • Rough English translation
  • Story not frightening for adults

  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • atmospheric
  • 2d
  • adventure
  • text
  • supernatural
  • exploration
  • first-person
  • investigation
  • linear
  • narration

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Valiant Hearts: Coming Home (2023)

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Android PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Valiant Hearts: Coming Home continues the story started with the award-winning Valiant Hearts: The Great War. This sequel continues and concludes the story of these ordinary people thrust into the extraordinary circumstances of World War I.


  • graphic
  • puzzle
  • novel
  • naval
  • historical
  • war
  • adventure
  • platform
  • interactive
  • 2d
  • battle
  • exploration
  • i
  • puzzling-solving
  • scene

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Disney Dreamlight Valley (2022)

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IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Disney Dreamlight Valley. Restore the memories of beloved Disney and Pixar characters, and rebuild a vibrant neighborhood in your unique style. Experience thrilling adventures, solve captivating puzzles, and enjoy the endless customization options. With new content continuously added, there's always a fresh adventure waiting for you!


What we like:
  • Immersive magical world with beloved Disney characters
  • Nonlinear gameplay with a variety of quests
  • Extensive customization options for character and town
  • Engaging storyline with mysteries to uncover
  • Regular updates with fresh content
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay can be repetitive over time
  • Limited space for town customization
  • High time investment needed for progression
  • Occasional technical glitches and crashes

  • simulation
  • farming
  • crafting
  • life-sim
  • life
  • cooking
  • fishing
  • sandbox
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • immersive
  • character
  • customization
  • exploration

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Reventure (2019)

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IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The one and only non-linear adventure with 100 different endings. Don't just wishlist me. I'm not that expensive... also, look at those reviews!


  • comedy
  • dark
  • choices
  • multiple-endings
  • humor
  • pixel
  • resource
  • farming
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • nonlinear
  • adventure
  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • exploration

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Meridian 157: Chapter 3 (2021)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS

You have ventured this far, now there is no turning back. Uncover the island’s dark history by travelling through crumbling caverns and mysterious laboratories, but be warned, some may not be too welcoming of your presence…


  • exploration
  • cinematic
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • lovecraftian
  • hidden-object
  • investigation
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • casual
  • detective
  • realistic
  • survival-horror
  • challenging
  • sci-fi

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