Top PC Adventure Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top adventure games of all-time, 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.

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  • 30.

    Asemblance

    At the moment Asemblance is an interesting diversion, but it promises to be much more. Whether it fulfils that promise will depend on what mysteries can be solved. Asemblance is the latest game to rely on the community to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PC

  • 29.

    RiME signature RiME is a beautiful, minimalist painting come to life. Spoken words are thrown out the window in favour of whistles and hums, and the story remains ambiguous up until its final chapter. While we’ve seen the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

  • 28.

    Fun for all the family, as long as you have one. We've got to the point that several successive gaming generations have grown up and started spawning, and for many sharing their favourite hobby with said spawn presents a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4

  • 27.

    How far would you go? You'll be able to gauge your likely response to The Last Day of June based on your response to the opening montage of Up. The one with the couple growing old together and experiencing loss together and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4

  • 26.

    Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit raises the bar as far as 'interactive movies' go. It won't engage you on a traditional gameplay front, but will tell a story in a way that very few games have been able to in the past. The interactive movie has... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC

  • 25.

    Ankh

    You'll be hard pressed to find any game that combines such a strong storyline with the same whimsical and irreverent charm found in Ankh. Today children, I shall perform a simple three into one trick. So, I shall take the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

    Tomb Raider: Legend might not be an epic or set new standards like the original game did ten years ago, but it's thoroughly entertaining for its duration and is an impressive package on every system. For one of the industry's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, PC

  • 23.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    If you're looking for a game heavy on exploration instead of gun-play and don't mind looking at a finely toned arse for 12 or more hours, Underworld comes highly recommended. Lara Croft is one of a dying breed of video game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    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

  • 21.

    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge is more of an average 2-disc edition than a deluxe Criterion version. Monkey Island 2 is one of the greatest games of all time: if there were a canon for video games, it... more

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

  • 20.

    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.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    The Cave

    Ron Gilbert's latest might have been on his mind for the last 30 years, but The Cave is a deft combination of old and new, classic and modern. Ron Gilbert claims to have had the idea for The Cave bouncing around his skull... more

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

  • 18.

    Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends isn't perfect, but it's still a cracking game. After shunting the recent efforts of Mario into a lurid green U-bend, Rayman Origins proved a tough act to follow. As a sequel Rayman Legends initially disappoints... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, PS Vita

  • 17.

    The Wolf Among Us - Episode 1

    Far better than most of Telltale's output, but time will tell if it can be as good as The Walking Dead. Following The Walking Dead is a tricky proposition, but Telltale seem to have learnt the right lessons. Stepping away... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 16.

    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' click adventure back from the dead, it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 15.

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    A beautiful, if somewhat frustrating, adventure game. "This game is a narrative experience that will not hold your hand" states a title card at the beginning of Ethan Carter, and it's not fucking kidding. After arriving at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Oxenfree

    I can't think of many games like Oxenfree. It's simple if judged purely on gameplay mechanics but wonderfully accomplished in terms of storytelling, characters and dialogue. It's nice when something comes along, seemingly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC

  • 13.

    That Dragon, Cancer

    The representation of a familly dealing with the protracted illness of a child is well done, but wasn't as interesting to me as the exploration of faith that was inextricably woven into it. It's an odd sort of beast, That... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 12.

    Firewatch

    Firewatch feels like a natural and smart evolution of the adventure game, offering choices without as many constraints, but at the same time expertly funneling players down a path. Firewatch isn't any of the things I expected... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PC

  • 11.

    Quadrilateral Cowboy

    A smart, engaging puzzler with a great central mechanic. Hands up if you've ever 'hacked' anything in real life. I haven't. I bet you haven't either, you poser. If you have, answer this question: is it fun? Or is it one of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Virginia

    As a whole Virginia is wonderfully cinematic, and a fantastic story to inhabit as it unfolds. With Virginia there's a handy litmus test that we can get out of the way, right off the bat. You will probably not like Virginia... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • 9.

    Point and click pixel puzzles from Norway. For more detailed thoughts on Milkmaid of the Milky Way check out the features listed below. Our picks for January indie games Milkmaid of the Milky Way is one of our featured... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, iOS

  • 8.

    Night in the Woods

    A series of unfurtunate events For more detailed thoughts on Night in the Woods check out the video and feature below Growing up is hard to do in Night in the Woods Twenty-year old Mae Borowski is back in Possum Springs... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4

  • 7.

    Use money on Thimbleweed Park One of the most joyful things about point and click adventures is that you can construct the most wonderfully ridiculous sentences around them. Like: 'I can't figure out how to turn off the radio.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox One

  • 6.

    In space, no one can hear you going through their stuff. I really liked Tacoma, but in the spirit of making this review as useful as possible to the largest potential number of people, I'll start by saying that if you didn't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox One

  • 5.

    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

  • 4.

    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 this second episode, as it's been bloody ages (read: three months) since Telltale... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.

    The Walking Dead: 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 The Walking Dead. Over the course of the two seasons thus far... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 2.

    Scattered memories Most families have untold stories that are kept secret from younger members. It’s understandable, because certain memories can cripple the innocence of those whose main worry is whether or not George and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4

  • 1.

    Inside

    Inside delights from start to finish. Don't miss out on what will surely be one of the best games of this generation. Playdead's Inside, the studio's follow-up to indie darling Limbo, is very much in the mould of its predecessor:... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC