What are the best adventure games?

asked by Dejan Fortunoski
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    #1Grim Fandango Remastered

    Grim Fandango Remastered
    Grim Fandango Remastered is one of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time, with all the beautiful art and engaging story fans remember, with even better looks, sounds, and controls than the award-winning original release.

    Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Mac


    Aaron Berry
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Well even though it is well known that Grim Fandango is a great adventure game and it is highly accurate to refer to this game when someone asks about great adventure games it did not answer the question. The question stated GAMES as in more than one, a list of the best games like this http://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-adventure-games/ you will notice Grim is on this list too."
  2. 15

    #2The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open world game and the nineteenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series. It was developed for Wii U and the Nintendo Switch. 

    Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch

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    Brenda Green
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "The game is so good. it is creative and allows you to explore. i like it so much"
  3. 15

    #3Life is Strange

    Life is Strange

    Life Is Strange is an episodic interactive adventure game that follows the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers that she can rewind time and affect the past, present, and future.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Steven Mason
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "Amazing game with overwhelmingly(!!!) positive reviews on Steam. It reminds me of The Butterfly Effect (for obvious reasons). The first (out of 5) episode is free. Just try it! This game is truly special! "
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    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG


    Edward Scott
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "If you are looking for a excellent adventure game than look no further. This horror style game will have you on the edge of you seat the entire time you play it. Beautiful graphics make this game amazing to look at, and the controls are fluid and natural. A amazing game."
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    #5Day of the Tentacle Remastered

    Day of the Tentacle Remastered
    Originally released by LucasArts in 1993, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.

    Windows, Mac, iOS


    Brandon Lawrence
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "this is the best adventure game i haveseen so far. it is very intresting"
  3. 10

    #6Her Story

    Her Story

    Her Story is a mystery game where the player will have to assemble the story of a woman who is interviewed about her missing husband. Through this, you will explore the police's database to know everything you need.


    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Steven Nguyen
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "There are absolutely no words to justify just how great I find Her Story! If you are into crime mysteries, then please check this game out! You will have to put together a woman's story regarding the whereabouts of her missing husband. It will really put your mind to the test! I love going through the database of the police to come to conclusions. Piece together information from several interviews with the missing man's wife. Don't miss out on this game!"
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    Machinarium is an independent adventure game by Amanita Design. Players take the role of Josef the robot who was thrown away to the scrap yard. Josef has to return to the city and rescue his robot girlfriend Berta from the Black Cap Brotherhood.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Alexander Pierce
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "I am a big fan of Steam. I have been using this gaming platform for years. I especially like Samorost and action/adventure type games. I was snooping around steam one day and found Machinarium and was instantly hooked. It is a funky world of robots with a great story line and lots of puzzles to solve as you navigate the very impressive graphics and GUI."
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Peter Thompson
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "Minecraft is just a famous game. I would definitely agree that it is among the best of adventure games. The cool thing about minecraft is that you can play it on just about any platform. get ready to waste weeks of your life because this game is that fun and addicting."
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    #9The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead is an adventure horror game based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. It is delivered in a decision based, tale-tell gaming system wherein every decision you make would impact the story and how it unfolds.


    Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Gamefly


    Randy Flores
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "I usually don't like horror. Whether it's movies or games, I stay away from anything horror. I heard my friends raving about Alien: Isolation and reluctantly decided to give it a try and I have to say I really like it. Keeps my energy up and makes me feel like I'm exploring a whole new world."
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    #10Lara Croft GO

    Lara Croft GO

    Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. 


    Android, iOS, Windows


    Austin Morales
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "The beauty of the visuals and sound isn't enough to save this game from failure. Lara Croft GO should be ashamed to call itself a puzzle game when the only puzzle for me was finding out how to uninstall the game as soon as possible. It's almost as if they took the most simple concepts from each genre to make a pre-school level game that held your hand at every step. Nothing new to see here. "
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    #11The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game in The Legend of Zelda series, and the first and for the Super Nintendo. When an evil magician kidnaps young maidens in a quest to break the imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him.


    Nintendo 3DS, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii U


    Debra Simpson
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a pretty good game. It's back to basics and 2D with this old school Zelda quest. I really had fun with the nostalgia-inducing graphics and story."
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    #12Lara Croft: Relic Run

    Lara Croft: Relic Run

    Lara Croft: Relic Run is a free game for Android and iOS in which you are Lara Croft, the same adventurous intrepid as always, now in a new challenge in which she has to explore up to three scenarios.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Beverly Carpenter
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "I love this game, its so fun, and these new scenarios of the game are fantastic. I suggest everyone to try it."
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    #13Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. The plot follows Lara Croft that continues her late father's research, trekking across Siberia in search of the answers her father couldn't find, facing off against an ancient and ruthless shadow organization.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Rose Murray
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "This adventure game is one of my preferred. It has so much adventure and i play with it everyday. me and my friends are addicted to this game lately ."
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    #14Tomb Raider II

    Tomb Raider II

    Tomb Raider II is the second game in the famous saga, whose main character is still Lara Croft. You will have to accompany her in her quest for the Dagger of Xian, and conquer the power of the dragon.


    Windows, Android, iOS


    Ronald Cruz
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "If you are into adventure games, this one is a real classic. Play as Lara Croft, and quest through ruins to find the dagger of Xian."
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    #15What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch is an Indie adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow. In the role of Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One , Windows


    Ann Oliver
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "The art and animation style in this game is unique to say the least. It was really enjoyable to play, although the controls were a little hard to get used to, especially if you're coming from more polished titles. Not to suggest this game is anything but fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys an intriguing plot and adventure."
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    #16Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing game developed by Gameloft in 2013. It's suitable for fans of extreme arcade racing games, featuring luxury dream cars and phenomenal graphics that would even please racing simulation enthusiasts.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Melissa Nichols
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "I love Asphalt 8: Airborne because it allows me to choose to drive luxury cars in the game. I also love the exotic locales like Venice as game settings. It allows me to escape from reality for a bit!"
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    #17Joe Danger Infinity

    Joe Danger Infinity

    A platform game about Joe, a motorbike stuntman, who has been shrunk down into a small world. You will have to race and ride at hundreds of levels in order to escape.


    iOS, Android


    Lucy Liu
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Joe Danger is fun and a great physics type game. It is a great way to waste time and is interesting too. I have watched my kiddo play it and laugh for hours."
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    #18Monument Valley

    Monument Valley
    Monument Valley is a beautiful puzzle game. Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.

    Amazon, Android, iOS

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    Julia Brewer
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "This is a family friendly game for your Iphone, it is about a princess who wanders through her castle looking for adventures. Her discoveries are your discoveries. 3d Technology, and new chapters available to add to your story. "
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    Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo.


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux


    Ishan Dutta
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "A lot of fun to play and enjoyable all the time. It has an interesting concept and is engaging, makes you want to come back for more. IF you have not tried this game before, try it now!"
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    #20Gogi 2

    Gogi 2

    Gogi 2 is an online 3D adventure game wherein the player must avoid hazards and collect items to progress and continue to explore the land. If the player dies then he should start all over again. 




    Varun Riat
    Written on March 19, 2019
    "collect items to move ahead An amazing 3D adventure game of Gogi, collect gold as you progress in this wonder land."
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    #21Elite Dangerous

    Elite Dangerous

    Elite Dangerous is a space simulation game developed by Frontier Developments and first released in 2015. It lets players explore an open-world cutthroat galaxy where players battle it out to freedom and glory.


    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Eric Lawrence
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I love this game. Spaceships and galactic intrigue galore keep me locked in the space mode for hours on end. I must save the human race from the perils of dealing with those darn aliens. Warp speed!"
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    #22Garfield GO

    Garfield GO

    Garfield GO is an augmented reality game developed by Freeze Tag Games, featuring characters from the famous comic. In this scavenger hunt, players have the chance to win real prizes such as gift cards and merchandise. 


    Android, iOS


    Judy Torres
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Fun game for killing time, especially for mothers like me. My kids love this game and I love it too because it keeps them entertained and off my hair for a little while. They're still glued to their phones but atleast now they're getting exercise and some outdoor fun while they're at it."
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    #23The Sexy Brutale

    The Sexy Brutale

    The Sexy Brutale is an Indie 3D puzzle adventure game developed by Cavalier Game Studios and published by Tequila Works. A never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Rebecca Pena
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "The Sexy Brutale is an intriguing adventure puzzle game. You have to figure out the secrets of the Brutale and determine why the guests are being murdered."


Best What are the best adventure games
1Grim Fandango RemasteredGames 15 Free
2The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildGames 15 Paid
3Life is StrangeGames 15 Paid
4SOMAGames 12 Paid
5Day of the Tentacle RemasteredGames 12 Paid
6Her StoryGames 10 Paid
7Machinarium Games 8 Paid
8MinecraftGames 7 Paid
9The Walking DeadGames 6 Free
10Lara Croft GOGames 5 Paid

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