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.
The Experiment (eXperience112) is a third-person adventure game played from an unusual angle. The game is set aboard a grounded...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Explore is a simple text-based exploration game. It uses a simple text parser with which the player can move around....
In this Swedish text adventure, you are Indiana Jones, and it is up to you to recover King Arthur's sword,...
Extrasolar is a web based real-time single-player alternate reality game designed to give players a realistic space exploration experience.The eXoplanetary...
Extrication is a free 2D click-and-point adventure game. The interface consists of a portrait of the protagonist on the left...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The Eye of Bain is the sixth in Artic's Adventure Series. The player represents a warrior who is in search...
This point-and-click graphic adventure game is filled with original jokes and slapstick comedy.The original storyline begins aboard a sailing vessel...
Published from 1995-96, the Fabled Lands series of gamebooks offered something previously unknown; an enormous, modular fantasy gamebook system offering...
An entrepreneur receives an inheritance from a Great Aunt, a house at Carmel, California. The place is in need of...
Commodore 64 (1983)
You're just cruising along one day in your space ship when you are contacted by some security guy who demands...
A disillusioned private eye named Jack Maria Del Nero has accepted an ordinary request to find a twenty year old...
TurboGrafx CD (1990)
In Meikyū no Elfeane, the player takes the role of a real person - the Japanese singer and actress Tomomi...
This is a sequel to Legend of Fairies. The Shikigami sisters, Kumi and Koukaku, have to return to the Fairy...
Fairy Tale about Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya is a point-and-click adventure game with 2D graphics. The game tells the...
In a world that never quite got over the 80s, Delarion Yar dispenses quarters for the local arcade... badly. Trapped...
The player controls the actions, and more to the point, the hotspot-filled environment, of a whimsical little moonman who has...
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.