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.
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Originally released as an adult romance visual novel for PC (Windows) under Dear my Friend title, the PlayStation 2 version...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
In the near future, a UFO crash in Tokyo reveals the existence of aliens to the world. The stranded aliens,...
Atari ST (1989)
Death Camp is a text adventure created with STAC. The year is 1944 and the player is a major in...
Two thousand years ago, an advanced race known as Sartan split the world into five realms. The mensch races -...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Decay: Part 1 is a dark and atmospheric point and click adventure that places you in the role of a...
Decontrologic is a very short adventure game. You play as an unnamed man who just started the first day at...
When learning that his father has disinherited him in favor of his psychotic sister, Arran Bruce decides to return to...
Phil Nihilist, a brainwashed clerk of Yahtzeebrand general store, has gained superpowers after rehabilitation from events depicted in Melt &...
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 by as rated by our users:
- 4.79 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.60 Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? (2001)
- 4.06 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1993)
- 3.75 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1991)
- 4.67 3-D Animated Adventure Games Starter Pack (1987)
- 3.94 Myst III: Exile (2001)
- 3.91 Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)
- 4.62 The Longest Journey (Special Edition) (2006)
- 4.62 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (2005)
- 3.93 Neuromancer (1988)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.