The Best Adventure Games

Update : Deep Sleep added at rank #17.
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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is an action-adventure game set in an epic globe-trotting journey. You will control Nathan Drake, a thief, and his brother Sam as they search for the legendary pirate treasure. Join Chole Frazer on her quest to track down the jeweled tusk of Shiva's son and enjoy the same quality of story, characters, action, and general intrigue that the series is known for delivering.

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What we like:
  • Epic adventure with real emotions
  • Fun melee
  • Stealth
  • And heavy action combat
  • Excellent narrative driven gameplay
  • Great puzzle-solving mechanics
  • Beautiful visuals with ultra settings
What could be improved:
  • Hardware intensive
  • Aim assist or manual aiming required for shooting
  • Puzzles can be challenging

  • stealth
  • adventure
  • shooter
  • cover
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • story
  • action
  • combat
  • narrative
  • fps
  • third-person
  • tps
  • controller-support

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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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95
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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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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

5

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.

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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

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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

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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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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

9

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

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Sumire (2021)

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PC Windows Android Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

In Sumire, you'll embark on a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village, meeting charming creatures and making choices that shape your reality. Experience a beautiful and touching story with multiple outcomes, and learn valuable life lessons in this enchanting indie narrative adventure game.


What we like:
  • Beautiful and touching story
  • Multiple possible outcomes
  • Gorgeous art style
  • Character growth
  • Valuable life lessons
What could be improved:
  • Some symbolic figures not explored
  • Grinding for achievements

  • narrative
  • choices
  • adventure
  • visual-novel
  • card
  • fiction
  • anime
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • collectathon
  • cute
  • interactive
  • well-paced

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