The Best Adventure exploration Games for PC Windows

Update, : The Spirit and the Mouse added at rank #28.
1

A Short Hike (2019)

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PC Windows Linux Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.


  • park
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • cute
  • adventure
  • flight
  • open-world
  • walking-simulator
  • inventory
  • parkour
  • funny
  • nature
  • platform
  • vertical
  • short

2

Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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

Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.


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

3

Mutazione (2019)

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

A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Explore the Mutazione community as Kai as she cares for her ailing grandfather. Discover magical gardens, new friends & old secrets. They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama?


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

4

Tomb Raider (2014)

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Xbox One Playstation 3 Mac OS PC Windows Xbox 360 Android stadia Playstation 4

Tomb Raider explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor.


  • puzzle
  • stealth
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • cover
  • combat
  • platform
  • action
  • shooter
  • narrative
  • survival
  • multiplayer
  • fight
  • underwater

5

TOEM (2021)

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90
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Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Mac OS PC Windows

Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!


  • hand-drawn
  • relaxing
  • cozy
  • editing
  • photo
  • wholesome
  • adventure
  • photography
  • puzzle
  • cute
  • funny
  • exploration
  • soundtrack
  • music
  • nature

6

Outer Wilds (2020)

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

Named Game of the Year 2019 by Giant Bomb, Polygon, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, Outer Wilds is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop.

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  • exploration
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • discovery
  • sci-fi
  • space
  • open-world
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • story

7

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

Save whimsical creatures with the power of kindness in order to recolor a black-and-white world in Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, a wholesome 2.5D Adventure-RPG!

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  • platform
  • battle
  • exploration
  • turn-based
  • puzzle
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • combat
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • cartoony
  • waker
  • taming
  • rhythm
  • narrative

8

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X stadia Linux Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4

As Lara Croft races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, she must become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.


  • stealth
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • underwater
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • narrative
  • action
  • platform
  • crafting
  • survival
  • cover
  • skill
  • shooter

9

The Gunk (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

The Gunk is an action-adventure game in which you play as Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers. As they’re struggling to bring in funds, they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot…


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

10

Sable (2021)

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

Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.


  • exploration
  • open-world
  • self-discovery
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • sci-fi
  • relaxing
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • stylized
  • comic
  • lore
  • discovery
  • book
  • combat

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