The Best Discovery Games for PC Windows

Update : Flock added at rank #1.
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Flock (2024)

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PC Windows j Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X Xbox 360

Flock is a multiplayer co-op game about the joy of flight and collecting adorable flying creatures with your friends. Soar through beautiful landscapes, seeking out rare and elusive creatures to add to your flock.


  • flight
  • discovery
  • cooperative
  • collector
  • creature
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • cute
  • controller-support
  • multiplayer
  • exploration
  • sandbox
  • bare-bones
  • adventure
  • stylized

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Outer Wilds (2019)

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

Unravel the mysteries of the universe in Outer Wilds, an award-winning open world game. Explore an ever-evolving solar system, uncover alien secrets, and enjoy a thought-provoking narrative. With no enemies to fight, you're free to discover at your own pace. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in space!

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What we like:
  • Unique and immersive gameplay experience
  • Beautiful and intricate world-building
  • Thought-provoking narrative
  • Encourages fearless discovery
  • Captures the mysteries of the universe
What could be improved:
  • May cause motion sickness
  • Game's physics can lead to unexpected deaths

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

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In Other Waters (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS

In Other Waters is a captivating adventure game where you guide an underwater explorer to uncover the secrets of a mysterious alien planet. With a unique AI to guide you and a malfunctioning diving suit to navigate the alien landscape, you will be captivated by the game's narrative that asks deep questions about the nature of life. Unlock upgrades and explore the ocean depths, discovering strange creatures and environments. With intuitive controls and a beautiful UI, In Other Waters is a must-play for any adventure game enthusiast.


What we like:
  • Interesting exploration and unique framing
  • Slow rhythm of exploration creates a cool vibe
  • Fascinating ecosystems and scientific writing
  • Great for a chill and read experience
  • Exceptionally well-done concept and world-building with thoughtful gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Underutilized potential and disappointing story direction
  • Lack of map tools and predictable story
  • Tedious mechanics and hard-to-read text boxes

  • underwater
  • exploration
  • discovery
  • minimalist
  • mystery
  • sci-fi
  • inventory
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • text
  • story
  • point-and-click
  • relaxing
  • aliens

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The Falconeer: Warrior Edition (2021)

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

The Falconeer: Warrior Edition includes the fully updated game, plus 'The Hunter' DLC, adding a new player class with a flyable Ormir dragon and a set of pyro pot guided rockets, and the new 'Edge of the World' DLC, containing 3 additional side quests and new boss encounters. Experience the free-flying escapism of flying a giant warbird across a stunning open world. Discover a vast oceanic world filled with lost myths and breathtaking landscapes. Soar above the clouds and engage in spectacular aerial dogfights. Join and support your faction, taking on missions that may change the fate of your comrades as well as your own.


  • combat
  • pirates
  • discovery
  • flight
  • open-world
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • narrative
  • boss
  • fight
  • shooter

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The Aquarians (2024)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

A point-and-click playable short where you take the role of an artifact collector, navigating the Aquarian Temple's enigmatic architecture and locating its prized relics.

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  • point-and-click
  • stylized
  • discovery
  • puzzle
  • linear
  • 3d
  • local
  • mystery
  • casual
  • first-person
  • exploration

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Veritas (2020)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

Uncover the lies. Free your mind. Veritas is a compact narrative puzzle game that asks: what is truth, and does it even matter?

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  • mystery
  • point-and-click
  • science
  • discovery
  • first-person
  • sci-fi
  • puzzle
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • dark
  • rpg
  • spin-off
  • story
  • narrative

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Curious Cases (2019)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One HTC Vive Oculus Rift

3 ChaptersThe game consists of 3 chapters, each chapter unlocks at the end of the previous one. Once a chapter is unlocked, players can jump to it, to continue where they left off.StoryA scientist has gone missing, after claiming they made a groundbreaking discovery! Vanished from a locked office with only one exit this extraordinary case immediately grabs Detective Moore’s attention. A modern day legend, Detective Thomas Moore has solved more cases than one can count, where others hit dead-ends, he gets to work. Some cases are more difficult than others, but he always comes through, but this time is different... Something seems off about this case, it is almost as if greater forces are in play...


  • investigation
  • horror
  • noir
  • pvp
  • linear
  • discovery
  • hidden-object
  • mystery
  • vr
  • psychological
  • narration
  • detective
  • competitive
  • 3d
  • exploration

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