The Best Adventure point-and-click Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Hidden Through Time 2 added at rank #18.
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Return to Monkey Island (2022)

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Join Guybrush Threepwood on an adventure in the Monkey Island series with Return to Monkey Island. Experience an intuitive design with puzzles that are tricky yet solvable, self-referential humour, familiar music with a modern edge and voice acting from the original cast. Enjoy accessibility features like subtitles, level adjustments and post-credit sequences.


What we like:
  • Intuitive design
  • Puzzles are tricky yet solvable
  • Self-referential humour
  • Familiar music with a modern edge
  • Voice acting from original cast
  • Accessibility features available such as subtitles
  • Level adjustments and post-credit sequences
What could be improved:
  • Art style may be off-putting for some players
  • Colour blind players may not benefit from all of the accessibility features
  • No insult-based combat as in previous titles

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • pirates
  • inventory
  • classic
  • funny

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Syberia: The World Before (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Syberia: The World Before is a stunning point-and-click adventure game that will transport you to an alternate reality European city. You'll switch back and forth between two protagonists, solving challenging puzzles and uncovering a captivating story filled with themes of identity and reflection.


What we like:
  • Captivating storytelling with impressive graphics and audio
  • Engaging and challenging puzzles with a hint system
  • Stunning environments and music
  • Suitable for both newcomers and longtime fans
What could be improved:
  • The navigation system can be frustrating
  • Occasional low-resolution textures and grammatical errors in the subtitles
  • One of the main characters can be unlikable due to her actions and lack of responsibility

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • steampunk
  • mystery
  • cinematic
  • story
  • graphic
  • investigation
  • narration
  • narrative
  • third-person
  • emotional
  • detective
  • historical

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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Beyond a Steel Sky is a thrilling cyberpunk adventure game with engaging puzzles and a fast-paced narrative that will keep you hooked. Follow Robert Foster as he tries to rescue a kidnapped child in Union City, a futuristic utopia controlled by an altruistic AI. The game features a beautifully detailed comic-book style world and plenty of humor. Unravel dark conspiracies and defeat a terrifying antagonist in this innovative and exciting adventure!


What we like:
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Built-in hints system
  • Great setting and world design
  • Innovative puzzle mechanics
  • Plenty of humor and nostalgia nods
What could be improved:
  • Controlling the character is clunky
  • Hacking can be repetitive
  • Lack of puzzle diversity
  • Story can be simplistic with bad pace
  • Cutscenes are too long and boring

  • cyberpunk
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • dystopian
  • narrative
  • classic
  • sci-fi
  • thriller
  • futuristic
  • cult
  • third-person
  • hacking
  • political
  • inventory

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Norco (2022)

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Norco is a captivating point-and-click adventure game set in a dystopian Louisiana town which has been devastated by corporate exploitation. Follow Kay on her journey to uncover the truth behind her mother's death and find her missing brother while exploring eerie swamplands and oil refineries. With a compelling soundtrack, immersive visuals and a unique blend of technological terror and poverty, "Norco" is a must-play for adventure game fans.


What we like:
  • Compelling and thought-provoking story
  • Sharp, funny and poignant dialogue
  • Immersive visuals and soundtrack
  • Unique blend of gameplay elements
What could be improved:
  • Combat encounters can feel tonally inconsistent

  • point-and-click
  • dystopian
  • pixel
  • mystery
  • gothic
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • surreal
  • noir
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • investigation
  • cult
  • conspiracy
  • philosophical

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BROK the InvestiGator (2022)

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

BROK the InvestiGator is an adventure game set in a futuristic cyberpunk city where humans have been replaced by animals and robots. Join Brok, a former boxer turned private detective, as he attempts to uncover a sinister plot while struggling with parenthood and providing for his deceased wife's son. Experience the fusion of point-and-click adventure and beat 'em up gameplay styles as you explore your surroundings, talk to NPCs and solve puzzles.


What we like:
  • Fully voiced cast
  • Seamless fusion of point-and-click and beat 'em up genres
  • Relatable story with heartfelt moments
  • Sherlock Holmes­-esque interrogation sequences
  • Multiple endings for replayability
What could be improved:
  • Some puzzles are too simple to work out
  • Some sequences drag on too long serving little purpose outside of padding out the runtime

  • point-and-click
  • detective
  • beat-em-up
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • adventure
  • soundtrack
  • choices
  • investigation
  • futuristic
  • fight
  • mystery
  • cartoony
  • puzzle
  • post-apocalyptic

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Quest for Infamy (2014)

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

Quest for Infamy is a humorous and nostalgic point-and-click adventure game with a twist - you get to play the charming villain. Choose from three different characters, each with their own storylines, and become the bad guy who cheats, lies, and steals your way through multiple endings. With hand-drawn graphics and customizable spells, skills, and adventures, this game gives you the ultimate retro RPG experience that has never felt so good!


What we like:
  • Humorous dialogue with great writing and exploration
  • Modernized old school adventure games with good story, quests, and humor
  • End game achievements accessible to any character class
  • Huge open world with good animations and decent voice acting
  • Wonderful homage to Sierra On-Line games and perfect for fans of the point & click genre
What could be improved:
  • Frustrating design issues
  • Occasional offensive humor
  • Some puzzles require arbitrary actions to be triggered
  • Combat system is repetitive and lackluster with simple mechanics

  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • puzzle
  • classic
  • stealth
  • villain
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • inventory
  • fight
  • picaresque
  • retro
  • funny

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McPixel 3 (2022)

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McPixel 3 is a mind-blowing save-the-day adventure that sees the titular wanna-be hero avert one disaster after another at every turn using unconventional yet entertaining methods of mayhem.


  • point-and-click
  • funny
  • comedy
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • minigame
  • parody
  • puzzle
  • sport
  • fast-paced

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Unusual Findings (2022)

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

Three friends uncover mysteries in the 1980s. Follow their amazing adventures in a game where your decisions really matter. Be prepared to spin like a record on your incredible journey back to the era of synthesizers, VHS Rental stores, 8 bits games and evil alien conspiracies.


  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • pixel
  • multiple-endings
  • nonlinear
  • retro-graphic
  • conversation
  • america
  • mystery

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Lil' Guardsman (2024)

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

Imagine you're a 12 year old, suddenly in charge of the guard shed at the castle gate, where you decide if elves, goblins and 100+ other characters should be admitted. It's a wonderful combination of deduction, narrative and puzzle games.


  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • fantasy
  • political
  • funny
  • conversation
  • multiple-endings
  • adventure
  • family-friendly
  • colourful
  • choices
  • hand-drawn
  • linear
  • narrative
  • cute

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Twelve Minutes (2021)

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Twelve Minutes is a highly-anticipated, unique narrative adventure game. You play as the male protagonist who lives with his wife and control the cursor with the analogue stick to interact with the environment or other characters. Every bit of dialogue is voiced by stars like Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy and Willem Dafoe and you have a limited window of time to figure out how to get out of the time loop.


What we like:
  • Unique narrative adventure game
  • Fantastic voice acting
  • Graphically beautiful
  • Enjoyable point-and-click gameplay
  • Opportunity to complete multiple play-throughs for achievements
What could be improved:
  • Some graphical fuzziness when zooming in on objects
  • Tough final act that may leave players feeling angry

  • point-and-click
  • top-down
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • romantic
  • interactive
  • inventory
  • time
  • drama

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