Top PC Adventure Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PC 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.

    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

  • 29.

    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

  • 28.

    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. A critical darling following its release last year on PC, The Astronauts'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 27.

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Review

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

    Beautiful and intriguing, frustrating and flawed, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is nevertheless still worthy of your time. The countryside, contrary to whatever you may have seen in anodyne BBC... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 26.

    Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Review

    Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Episode 1: The Order of the Stone

    If Minecraft was around 25 years ago, this would be the Saturday-morning cartoon tie-in. And that's a good thing. The union of Mojang and Telltale is the kind of marriage that Auntie Maureen... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Oxenfree Review

    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 out of nowhere, and is a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    That Dragon, Cancer Review

    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 Dragon, Cancer (see, that works on two... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 23.

    Firewatch Review

    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 it to be. Firewatch is a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 22.

    Quadrilateral Cowboy Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 21.

    ABZU Review

    ABZU

    Abzu is a testament to where we are with video game development and shows how diverse the medium can and should be, even if it's not quite as emotionally resonant as it perhaps could have been. I went snorkeling in a mexican lake about 4 years ago. In that lake, hiding... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 20.

    Virginia Review

    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Batman: Arkham VR Review

    Batman: Arkham VR

    A short but stunning 90-minute experience that truly lets you 'Be the Batman'. Batman: Arkham VR is an incredible experience, but it’s over far too soon... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 18.

    Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review

    Milkmaid of the Milky Way

    A short but sweet point and click puzzle adventure that takes you from dairy farming in Norway out to the stars and beyond. Godspeed, Ruth, you were a joy. For more detailed thoughts on Milkmaid of the Milky Way check out the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 17.

    Night in the Woods Review

    Night in the Woods

    While the main narrative drags a little, wonderfully crafted characters that deal with real-life issues, fill this beautiful Saturday morning cartoon show where the mundanity of life is the backdrop for some wonderful exchanges between Mae and her friends For more detailed thoughts on Night in the Woods check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 16.

    Thimbleweed Park Review

    Thimbleweed Park

    A point and click adventure for the now, Thimbleweed Park takes everything great about classic Lucasfilm games and leaves out the flaws. You might not love all the central characters, but this is as  weird and compelling a town as Twin Peaks. One of the most joyful things about point and click adventures is that you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 15.

    Tacoma review

    Tacoma

    Tacoma is a quiet, lovely, yet slightly melancholy exploration of humanity struggling in a corporate vacuum, and one that proves Fullbright still has an eye for detail. I really liked Tacoma, but in the spirit of making this review as useful as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Reigns: Her Majesty review

    Reigns: Her Majesty

    Reigns: Her Majesty manages to defy a lot of your expectations, and will keep adding more surprising cards into its deck as you play. When Reigns: Her Majesty – sequel to the Game of Thrones meets Tinder... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 13.

    The Red Strings Club review

    The Red Strings Club

    A cyberpunk exploration of humanity, manipulation and getting tanked, The Red Strings club is lovely and melancholy and well worth a look. My anticipation for The Red Strings Club went from being aware it was coming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 12.

    Observation review

    Observation

    An exquisite atmosphere and fresh premise make up for some slightly obtuse puzzles. Observation brims with ideas and images that fill your head. An astronaut, features furrowed, caged by monitors and splashed with light.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 11.

    Untitled Goose Game review

    Untitled Goose Game

    Untitled Goose Game encapsulates the pleasure in poking fun without ever turning nasty. And you're a goose, which is great. Kids love the absurd. A railway train with eyebrows; a labourer with a love... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Neo Cab review

    Neo Cab

    Neo Cab is a captivating exploration of a cyberpunk city, not including the pretty visuals and ambient synth soundtrack. However, its satellite stories gripped me and the core narrative feels like a detour. Lina is driving to Automation City in Los Ojos, California. She’s... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    The Bradwell Conspiracy review

    The Bradwell Conspiracy

    The Bradwell Conspiracy is a quiet exploration of resistance under capitalism, and the repercussions of a 'better' world. The environments are extravagantly detailed and the puzzles become increasingly intricate, towards a denouement that's shocking yet grounded in our own experiences. The Bradwell family is best known for developing home appliances and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 8.

    Shenmue III review

    Shenmue III

    With Shenmue III, we are offered a glimpse into a gifted mind, constantly turning the everyday into play. When I first started Shenmue III, I saw an option on the main menu called... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    Kentucky Route Zero review

    Kentucky Route Zero

    Those intoxicated by the game’s dreamy brew may argue that there are no detours—that, like the Zero, you’re either on it or you’re not. If you’re anything like me and Conway, however, you’ll be somewhere in-between. If you want to get your game off the ground, Kickstarter is all well and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 6.

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut Review

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

    If you've finished Professor Layton and you're looking for something that combines decent puzzles with a ripping yarn, this is well worth a gander. "Paris in the fall. The last months of the year, and the end of the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 5.

    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,PC

  • 4.

    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: PC

  • 3.

    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: PC

  • 2.

    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: PC

  • 1.

    Necrobarista review

    Necrobarista

    The story of Necrobarista isn't lost in its bold anime-inspired style and maximalist presentation. These elements mix and swirl together like a cup of damned good coffee. The Terminal is a higgledy-piggledy, formerly-industrial coffee shop... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC