Top PC Adventure Games of All Time

Welcome to'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.

    Wild Earth

    Wild Earth is fun, accessible, full of educational info and should keep young'ns happy for a good while. It also doubles as a way for kids to learn the ways of WASD and mouse controls. Wild Earth Africa, despite its obvious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 29.

    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

  • 28.

    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

  • 27.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    If you miss the classic 3D platformer and like games with a heavy dose of surrealism, you could do a lot worse than give Alice: Madness Returns a shot. I'm not sure I should like Alice: Madness Returns as much as I do. Spicy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 26.

    The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors

    Huffs and puffs, but doesn’t blow us away. As a first introduction to the world of Fables, the first episode of The Wolf Among Us was a fascinating beast. Moving away from the knee-jerk intensity of The Walking Dead to focus... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 25.

    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 ideas as to what the Great War was about. On one hand, it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 24.

    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 lived, I can almost feel his spectral moustache twitching with exasperation. Despite its obvious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 23.

    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

    A decent adventure game with lots of ropey bits. Just like the last one, and the one before it. Frogwares have been on a bit of a roll with its Sherlock Holmes games in recent years. The series started off shite, got better,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 22.


    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

  • 21.


    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

  • 20.


    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

  • 19.

    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

  • 18.

    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

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    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

  • 15.


    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

  • 14.

    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

  • 13.

    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

  • 12.

    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

  • 11.

    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

  • 10.

    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

  • 9.


    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

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.


    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

  • 6.

    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

  • 5.


    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

  • 4.

    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

  • 3.

    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

  • 2.

    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

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    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