Top Adventure Games of 2009

Welcome to's top adventure games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 14.

    Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir

    A more taxing challenge that required real thought and detective work would have been preferable, but MillionHeir does what it sets out to do very well. Not too long ago we reviewed Xbox LIVE Arcade title Interpol, a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 13.

    Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Fright of the Bumblebees

    It's a brief, slow paced, quintessentially British experience that won't be everyone's cup of tea, but Telltale has absolutely nailed the atmosphere and feeling of the TV shows on which it's based. Wallace & Gromit's Grand... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 12.

    Overlord: Dark Legend

    While Codemasters' Overlord II will be the evil doing choice for many, Dark Legend on Wii manages to be an extremely competent third-party offering. Overlord might seem like an ideal fit for the Wii, with its cutesy graphics... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 11.

    LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

    While it's not quite up there with the best in the Lego series, The Adventure Continues is still a fun romp, especially if you plan to play with some younger family members. It's another Lego game! Wooo! That isn't the reaction... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC

  • 10.

    Blue Toad Murder Files

    While Blue Toad's first two episodes won't keep you entertained for long, they're both good fun for all the family. Have you got a PS3 Slim sitting under the Christmas tree? Is it teasing you... taunting you? "I'm here",... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 9.

    The Maw

    Unless you've got a brick for a heart and enjoy the sound of babies crying, you're guaranteed to fall for The Maw's irresistible charm. What a weird and wonderful game The Maw is. It's a cute 3D puzzle/platformer with a disturbing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 8.

    Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry

    Fans of Animal Crossing may feel that this is a little too similar for its own good, but other young gamers should have plenty of fun with their magical studies. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 7.

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

    This Director's Cut deserved to be spared from patchy audio and shonky cutscenes, but it wasn't. Regardless of this fact, the brilliance of the Templars remains largely undiminished. "Paris in the fall. The last months of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 6.

    Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

    Publisher EA should be praised for creating such a unique game - the fusion of hardcore platforming and block-based puzzling isn't something we've ever seen before. What a spiffing mad game this is. Half Mega Man, half Bejeweled,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 5.

    Jules Verne's Return to Mysterious Island

    Overall RTMI is an impressive package indeed. The narrative is deep and engaging and there isn’t anything currently in the App store (bar maybe Myst) with a story as intelligently delivered. Long before J.J. Abrams' grandmother... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 4.

    Overlord II

    If you’ve always wanted to command a group of ugly creatures that can sing Ring a Ring o' Roses, Overlord II comes highly recommended. Overlord offered something a little different on its release in 2007. While it didn't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.

    Rabbids Go Home

    Rabbids Go Home won't be held up alongside true genre classics, but it's one of the best Wii games released this year and is sure to put a smile on your face. Clearly the Rabbids never got the memo about behaving well in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

    If you've finished Professor Layton and you're looking for something that combines decent puzzles with a ripping yarn, this is well worth a gander. "Paris in the fall. The last months of the year, and the end of the millennium.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 1.

    Beneath A Steel Sky – Remastered

    Whether you're an established fan of puzzle adventures or just a newcomer to the genre, Beneath a Steel Sky is an absolute delight. Earlier this year Revolution released a Director's Cut for the highly-acclaimed Broken Sword:... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone