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.
Apple II (1981)
A text adventure game based loosely on Alice in Wonderland. It contains some of the most popular characters from the...
Windows 3.x (1992)
In this adventure game the player directs the actions of Nightshade, a dragon of unusual coloration, as he escapes from...
The Palace Of Deceit: The Secret Of Castle Lockemoer is a single player text adventure that is the forerunner of...
Dreamcast version of Pandora no Yume is a PC port of Pandora no Yume which additionally includes new CG events...
Acorn 32-bit (1991)
The legendary Pandora's Box has been opened, causing an entire kingdom to be poisoned by the evil that is unleashed....
Based on the sci-fi horror movie of the same name released in 2009, you play as Corporal Bower who wakes...
Windows 3.x (1995)
Can Jamie, the beautiful heir to Skyview Park, keep her evil identical twin sister Janie from turning their father's dream...
A Christian text adventure in which you are charged with recovering the five pieces of the Armor of God. Obtaining...
A catalog of frilly underthings worn by babe-a-licious models has been delivered to the wrong address in the wrong galaxy....
A deadly virus is spreading rapidly, transforming the population into bloodthirsty monsters. The only person who can help your decaying...
In Paparazzo the player takes control of a young Japanese male journalist who works for an agency that primarily covers...
The Paper Menace is a mobile adventure comedy starring the clerk Miller, an employee at the Ministry of Administrative Administration....
A man named Shinichi encounters a mysterious young girl who tells him that she and her friends developed new technology...
Apple II (1984)
Paranoiak is a humorous French text adventure set inside a city. The game screen consists of a graphics area near...
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.