Top Adventure Games of 2012

Welcome to'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! 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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  • 7.


    This is a game that'll stick in your brain by virtue of originality alone, then, but if Catherine can't take itself seriously then why should we? I've got a doozy for you: Does life begin or end at marriage? That's one of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 6.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 5.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 4.


    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.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 3.

    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 complicated... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 2.

    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, published by Microsoft in 2010. The PC version uses Steamworks and is being self-published... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3