Top Adventure Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Adventure games of 2012, 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! VideoGamer.com 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.

  • 11.

    Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Review

    Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

    Dr Who and the Eternity Clock is a monumental disappointment. I realised something horrific when playing The Eternity Clock; that I was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 10.

    Anna Review

    Anna

    Anna has some great ideas, but it's the game's carelessness that'll stay with you. The idea: a horror game that reacts to your presence within the world. Anna... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Review

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

    Fans of the original will feel that the entire soul of the game has been ripped out and replaced with a cheerier but gormless imposter. Epic Mickey 2 is a big disappointment. While a lot of people weren't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,Wii U,PS Vita

  • 8.

    The Unfinished Swan Review

    The Unfinished Swan

    This short-lived, artistically-worthy slice of downloadable eccentricity fails on that most crucial of fundamentals – it's just not much fun to play. There's a danger in becoming enamoured with any game that eschews the grit... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4,PS Vita,PC,iOS

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  • 7.

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star Review

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star's vibrant, buoyant world marries so well with the script's deliciously wry take on Mario's classic tropes. It's just a real shame that the rest of the game feels paper thin. The latest Paper Mario game is designed around stickers, but it's certainly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 6.

    Ghost Trick Review

    Ghost Trick

    Ghost Trick is well worth the price of admission, but sadly the game lets itself down with its overall simplicity and the disappointment of its crucial final act. This review was originally published for the DS version of Ghost Trick,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,Nintendo DS

  • 5.

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Review

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

    Layton is a good distance removed from the hysteria that surrounded his debut title, then, but the fifth game in this stylised series is enough to keep you entertained. The biggest puzzle, of course, is how many Professor Layton games I'll be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 4.

    Botanicula Review

    Botanicula

    Utterly lovely, although certainly imperfect, Botanicula is a game filled with soul and bursting with imagination. As you click your way to victory, it'll be hard to stop grinning. Botanicula is a game about clicking on things. As much interactive painting... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 3.

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Review

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

    This is a trilogy that plays great, looks even better and gels together more seamlessly than any other HD collection I've played to date. The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is here to remind us the present is far more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita,PlayStation 3

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  • 2.

    Alan Wake Review

    Alan Wake

    Alan Wake is still a superbly scripted adventure on PC. This review was originally published for the Xbox 360 version of Alan Wake,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360

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    Journey Review

    Journey

    Journey is an immaculately constructed, expertly choreographed experience that tells a story in an intelligent way, exploring themes of faith and fate, death and rebirth with a rare delicacy of touch. Wonder: that's what we've been missing. This console generation has been... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3,PC