DescriptionAdventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
Commodore 64 (1984)
You are on holiday in the Herefordshire countryside for a week, staying in a farm cottage, sightseeing around the local...
Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Browser (2002), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
You awaken in a sealed wing of the Count's Transylvanian castle, seemingly restrictive but yielding further avenues of secret passages...
Coup de Cup is a point-and-click adventure with classic game elements. It is a short game made for the May...
Windows 3.x (1992)
A guest in your Uncle Willy's farmhouse, your relation leaves a note for you asking for you to go to...
An old friend sends you a mysterious package and pleads for your help in uncovering a massive conspiracy that could...
Commodore 64 (1983)
The Dark Lord controls and spreads evil over your land and so it is your quest to destroy him for...
Not only mainstream games are parodied, even indie games cannot escape the vile claws. The Crackwell Legacy takes a few...
Atari 8-bit (1984)
The player controls a crewman on the USS Sea Moss, a nuclear submarine patrolling the icy waters of the North...
Crater Raider is a multi-screen action game. The object of the game is to destroy a giant asteroid that is...
Moorhuhn's first daring leap into the Adventure genre. The game's story leads Scottish archaeologist and adventurer Moorhuhn (in Indiana Jones-style...
TurboGrafx CD (1997)
Crazy Hospital is a short unlicensed adult visual novel. The player controls a young man who feels sick and visits...
Creature Crunch is an animated point-and-click comedy adventure. The plot is about a boy named Wesley turned into a monster...
Cerberus City is not the place to be - all about "Murder, Death, Carnage" is what it is. But after...
Crescendo is the sentimental tale of Ryo Sasaki, and the last few days of his high school life before graduation....
Commodore 64 (1988)
The secluded Caribbean island of St. Malcolm is getting a visit from a cricket team from the UK to play...
This rudimentary (single-word command) text adventure takes a frequent game convention -- plunder and carnage -- and places it in...
Nintendo DS (2010)
An entry in the Art of Murder adventure game series focused on DS and its features. Player once again takes...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 94 Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
- 93 Shadowfire
- 93 The Pawn
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 92 Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
- 92 Shenmue II
- 92 Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare
- 92 Ollo in the Sunny Valley Fair
- 92 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition
- 92 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.85 Life Is Strange: Season Pass - Episodes 2-5 (2015)
- 4.79 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.67 Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis (2015)
- 4.61 Museum Madness (1994)
- 4.60 Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? (2001)
- 4.56 Life Is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room (2015)
- 4.52 The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles (2011)
- 4.51 Biosys (1999)
- 4.49 Life Is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory (2015)
- 4.48 Lost Horizon (2010)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.