The Best Adventure Games for Xbox One

Update : Harold Halibut added at rank #10.
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Sam & Max Save the World (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox 360

Get ready to laugh and solve crimes with Sam and Max, the Freelance Police. This point-and-click adventure game has six hilarious episodes that will keep you engaged for hours. Follow the duo as they save the world from child stars who have been hypnotized and encounter weird and funny situations along the way. With clever puzzles and witty dialogue, Sam & Max Save the World is a must-play for fans of comedy and adventure games.


What we like:
  • Humorous and lovable characters
  • Clever puzzles
  • Great value for the price
What could be improved:
  • Some jokes have lost their relevance

  • episodic
  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • comedy
  • funny
  • detective
  • inventory
  • satire

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Chicory: A Colorful Tale (2021)

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

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a whimsical adventure game that lets you color your way through a black-and-white world as a plucky dog-character. With simple controls, fun puzzles, and no enemies in the main game, Chicory encourages exploration and creativity. Its beautiful art style and emotionally resonant story about self-discovery and overcoming self-doubt make it a work of art that everyone should experience.


What we like:
  • Fun puzzles
  • Simple controls
  • Beautiful art style
  • Emotionally resonant story
  • Encourages creative exploration
What could be improved:
  • Boss battles can be challenging

  • puzzle
  • zelda
  • boss-fight
  • adventure
  • top-down
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • boss
  • combat
  • cute
  • battle
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • dungeon
  • narrative

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Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Embark on a hilarious adventure with Sam & Max, the quirky crime-fighting duo, in this remastered version of Telltale's second season. Solve challenging puzzles, explore unexpected places, and interact with eccentric characters. With updated graphics and enhanced audio, this interactive story promises hours of laughter and fun.


What we like:
  • Engaging point & click gameplay
  • Stimulates your brain
  • Exciting and relevant story
  • Enhanced graphics and audio
  • Optional driving mini-games
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Over-the-top absurdity
  • Mediocre soundtrack

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • episodic
  • puzzle
  • comedy
  • zombies
  • vampire
  • boxing
  • inventory
  • detective
  • funny
  • conundrum
  • classic
  • bogart

4

Return to Monkey Island (2022)

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

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

5

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

6

Lil Gator Game (2022)

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

Embark on a joyful journey with Lil Gator in a vibrant, open-world island filled with quests, friends, and fun. Swing your stick sword, glide through mountains, and bop cardboard baddies. With no health bar, it's a no-pressure adventure that captures the essence of childhood playtime. Experience a heartwarming story, delightful dialogue, and a relaxing gameplay that leaves you with a meaningful message.


What we like:
  • Humorous and touching story
  • Fantastic art and good tunes
  • Relaxing and fun gameplay
  • Includes a speedrun mode
  • Carries a meaningful message
What could be improved:
  • Short playtime
  • High price for the content
  • Some bugs and performance stutters
  • Some in-game tasks lack clear direction

  • cozy
  • wholesome
  • short
  • adventure
  • lgbtq
  • funny
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • open-world
  • family-friendly
  • 3d
  • platform
  • colourful
  • park
  • pretend

7

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (2022)

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

Two best friends, one wild adventure. Join best friends Nunu and Willump on an adventure across the frozen wilds of the Freljord. Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is a single-player story adventure developed by Tequila Works.


  • puzzle
  • story
  • adventure
  • platform
  • narrative
  • fight
  • exploration
  • combat
  • rpg
  • single-player
  • action
  • battle
  • boss-fight
  • moba
  • -combat

8

OneShot (2016)

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PC Windows Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Xbox 360 IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.


  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • story
  • cute
  • pixel
  • inventory
  • choices
  • narrative
  • surreal
  • rpgmaker
  • rpg
  • robots
  • multiple-endings
  • sprite
  • atmospheric

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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

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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Harold Halibut (2024)

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

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean. Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’.


  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • cinematic
  • interactive
  • lore
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • well-written
  • platform
  • mystery
  • third-person
  • city-sized
  • retro-future

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