Top Adventure Games of 2014

In 2014 Telltale Games was the studio to beat when it came to making hit adventure games. Not only did the episodic game specialist roll out the second season of its acclaimed The Walking Dead series, but it introduced The Wolf Among Us, proving it had more tricks up its sleeve than that single pony.

Elsewhere Tim Schafer's Double Fine launched part one of its Kickstarter funded Broken Age, with the second part to be funded by the sales of part one.

The year is also notable for the success of the remasters. First Fable Anniversary brought Molyneux's classic Xbox title back to life on Xbox 360, and then Naughty Dog released one of the PS4's best games by taking The Last of Us on PS3 and jazzing up its visuals for the new generation. It's a trend sure to continue throughout the life of Xbox One and PS4, but what game will be next.

  • 10.

    4PM Review

    4PM

    4PM has lofty ambitions that are never really met. I like 4PM. Or at least, I like the idea of it. A scaled back version of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    The LEGO Movie Videogame Review

    The LEGO Movie Videogame

    Fun, but it just doesn't have the same appeal as other entries in the series. I should have watched the movie first. The game has given me plenty of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS,PS Vita

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    Fable Anniversary Review

    Fable Anniversary

    While Anniversary may feel like Lionhead is doing a sloppy job in 2014, that isn’t the case; it’s a testament to what an excellent job it did in 2008 with Fable 2. Much like Albion's industrial transformation from medieval fantasy-land to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

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    Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    Valiant Hearts is a confused game, but also a brave one tackling difficult subject matter. Valiant Hearts is confused game, and one that seems to have two distinct... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Wii U,iOS,Nintendo Switch

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    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Review

    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    A confident reinvention, despite the obviously low budget. Playing at home in Selhurst, down the road from where Conan Doyle once... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

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    Broken Age: Act 1 Review

    Broken Age: Act 1

    Not the revival of the classic Lucasarts form some would hope, but a great first instalment all the same. After the huge whomp of cash we handed Double Fine to bring the point 'n'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Rogue Legacy Review

    Rogue Legacy

    Simple mechanics mix well with a deep levelling system to make for an excellent game that'll keep you coming back for hours. Rogue Legacy grants players control of an entire lineage of knights, and I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3,PS Vita,Nintendo Switch

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    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    Technical issues mean the PC version wins out, but this is still a memorable, inventive adventure. "This game is a narrative experience that will not hold your hand" states a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One

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    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode Two – A House Divided Review

    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode Two – A House Divided

    A superior episode, and one that bodes well for the rest of the season. You'll be especially thankful for the "Previously on..." introduction in... more

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

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    The Walking Dead: In Harm's Way Review

    The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 3: In Harm's Way

    Offers a proper bad guy for you to hate, but also asks how far you’ll go to escape. It's unsettling to look back at the choices I've made throughout my time in... more

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