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 (1991)
You can't take it much longer locked up in this cell on Her Majesties Pleasure and you have vowed to...
Prison Break: Lockdown is an escape room game set inside a prison. The game consists of nine prison cells, unlocked...
Apple II (1980)
Text-based adventure game inspired by the cult classic British television show about a former spy who is abducted and sent...
TurboGrafx CD (1995)
Some day in the near future, the crew of an "idol" (a popular culture star) takes a ride on the...
Private Eye: Greatest Unsolved Mysteries is a hidden object game from the same developers of Paparazzi. It has a very...
Hiroki has suffered for years from an unknown illness. Due to his weak constitution, he is unable to live like...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Private Nurse Maria is the PlayStation 2 port of the Windows hentai visual novel Private Nurse. Aside from adding the...
Process is a game project in the adventure genre; its story takes place in several subway train cars. In 20...
Professor Brösl is a free 2D click-and-point adventure game. It features an inventory. The game can be controlled via mouse...
Nintendo 3DS (2014)
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the sixth game in Professor Layton series, and the third game in the...
Nintendo DS (2007)
After hearing about a strange inheritance dispute in the town of St. Mystere, Professor Layton and his young apprentice, Luke,...
Nintendo DS (2007)
When Professor Layton and his assistant, Luke, receive a letter from the Professor's mentor, Dr. Andrew Schrader, Layton feels uneasy....
Nintendo DS (2009)
Three years before the events in the first game, Professor Layton receives a letter from his old schoolmate Clark Triton....
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Professor Layton and Luke head to the town of miracles, Montdol, in search of the Mask of Miracle. The mask...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Professor Layton and his assistant Luke attend the unveiling of a new invention called a time machine. The Prime Minister...
Nintendo 3DS (2014)
Level 5 and Capcom join their forces by combining their two independent franchises into a new game. Capcom's top defense...
Profezia is set sometime during the Middle Ages, in a mountain area between the two Italian regions of Abruzzo and...
In Project Albatross, the player takes control of a janitorial robot tasked with cleaning a radioactive spill aboard an abandoned...
This game is a demonstration of the author's proprietary "Node-X" Choose-Your-Own-Adventure authoring system. This is achieved through a couple of...
Wii U (2015)
This Special Edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water Steel Book Art Book...
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.