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Top list of Best Adventure Games on PC (2024)Best Adventure Games

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New to the adventure game genre or returning after a hiatus and wondering what fantastic new PC adventure games await you? You're in the right place! Adventure games have a special place in gamers' hearts for their immersive, thrilling experiences that transport players away from reality. If you're eager to dive into the best adventure games of 2023 on your PC and ready to stop playing solitaire, look no further than our carefully curated list! 


With countless amazing adventure games to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to begin. That's why our team of experts has compiled a list of the top adventure games available right now. From the gripping narratives to the challenging puzzles reminiscent of popular games like bubble shooter, each game promises a unique and captivating experience. Ranging from classic point-and-click adventures to modern action-adventure titles, our list caters to every taste and preference. Whether you're after challenging puzzles or immersive story-driven experiences, you'll find your next gaming obsession right here. Let us guide you toward the best PC adventure games you can't afford to miss in 2023!


In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the finest adventure games of 2023 for PC that promise hours of captivating entertainment. For each title, we'll provide information on where to purchase these must-play games. Our selections are based on thorough reviews and the experiences of fellow gamers, ensuring that each game is truly worth your time and investment.


Where to Buy the Best Adventure Games?


There are numerous online and offline retailers where you can purchase top-notch adventure games for PC. Online options include AmazonGOGHumble Bundle or Steam, while brick-and-mortar stores like GameStop are also excellent choices.


For DRM-free games, we recommend purchasing from GOG. Humble Bundle is the way to go if you prefer Steam keys and wish to contribute to a good cause. With Humble Bundle, a portion of your purchase price goes to a charity of your choice, all while getting great deals on games.


Amazon is another valuable resource for adventure games, particularly classic titles. You can also find related products such as strategy guides, art books, and gaming gear for an enhanced gaming experience.


What are some of the Best Classic Point-and-Click Adventure Games?


Here's a taste of the best point-and-click adventure games for PC:


  • The Secret of Monkey Island (1990): A timeless classic with an engaging story, beautiful graphics, and creative puzzles.
  • Grim Fandango (1998): A unique, film noir-styled cult classic with an enthralling story and innovative gameplay mechanics.
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (2003): The third installment in the popular series, featuring stunning visuals, a globe-trotting story, and clever puzzles.
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993): A must-play for fans, with wacky humor, interesting characters, and engaging puzzles.
  • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991): The equally exceptional sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island, with a captivating story, excellent graphics, and challenging puzzles.


For an extensive list of top point-and-click classics or our selection of the top 100 adventure games of all time, check out our dedicated sections featuring iconic titles like Monkey Island and more. 


Experience the Thrill of the Best Action-Adventure Games


Dive into the exhilarating world of action-adventure games, which combine heart-pounding excitement and immersive exploration with engaging storylines. These games captivate players with breathtaking visuals, exceptional production values, and abundant side content that entertain you for hours. Ready to embark on an unforgettable gaming adventure? Check out our top picks below!


Discover the Finest Adventure Games for PS5, Xbox, and iPhone


With countless exceptional adventure games available across various platforms, choosing the perfect one can be challenging. Fret not! We've got you covered with our handpicked lists of the best adventure games for iPhone and iPad, Xbox Series, PS4 and PS5, Nintendo Switch, and even new Adventure Indie Games for PC!


These lists feature outstanding adventure games from renowned studios like Telltale Games, creators of Tales of Monkey Island, The Walking Dead series, Minecraft: Story Mode and Dontnod Entertainment with their critically-acclaimed Life is Strange series. Immerse yourself in the rich world of adventure gaming!


Explore the Best Sources for Adventure Game (Art) Books


Adventure game art books are a treasure trove of stunning visuals and captivating stories. To get your hands on these gems, browse online retailers like Amazon and eBay or visit used bookstores. Game conventions are another excellent source, where you can often find vendors selling new and used books at discounted prices.


For exclusive deals on adventure game art books, consider subscribing to adventure game magazines, which often feature subscriber-only offers and discounts. Bitmap Books is another noteworthy destination for gaming books, including the spectacular collection found in The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games.


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Top list of Best Adventure Games on PC (2024)

A Night at the Watermill (2024)

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A Night at the Watermill is an enticing, concise interactive fiction game that blends enigmas, moral choices, and multiple narratives into a rewarding one-hour adventure.

The Night is Grey (2024)

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An engrossing tale rooted in superb writing, The Night is Grey brings thrills and chills to life with plausible, well-integrated puzzles, evocative music and ominously compelling visuals.

Dead Drop – A Carol Reed Mystery Box Cover

Dead Drop – A Carol Reed Mystery is equal parts a very satisfying way to experience an emotional - if sometimes unevenly told - story, and a photographic visual feast that is a work of art in itself.

The Talos Principle 2 (2023)

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The Talos Principle 2 is a complex puzzle game with an equally multifaceted but engaging narrative featuring rational and religious undertones. There are a couple of control issues, and the unorthodoxy of certain puzzles may be too challenging for some players. This point may also be compounded by the game’s length, which can take 35 hours if only dealing with the main content, with side content adding several additional hours. Still, this is a gorgeous game well worth experiencing and an invigorating treat for puzzle game enthusiasts or philosophy majors.

The Invincible (2023)

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The Invincible is a successful experiment in bringing a novel to life via the medium of gaming. With compelling dialogue and meaningful narrative, it’s an adventure in every sense of the word, as you trek across a beautiful planet to uncover its mysteries.

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DREDGE (2023)

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DREDGE is a one-of-a-kind fishing game with an interesting premise that keeps players engaged throughout. Though its ending leaves something to be desired, DREDGE shines in its ability to create an enveloping atmosphere through its appealing art, well-composed music, and entertaining gameplay.

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A masterfully crafted adventure, Murder Is Game Over: Streaming Death offers a rich narrative and engaging gameplay that immerses players in a suspenseful, ghostly mystery without the gore.

Hollow Cocoon (2023)

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Hollow Cocoon takes inspiration from other horror stealth games in all the right ways, with an effectively scary monster and beautiful environments that encourage roaming and lingering.

Enypnion Redreamed (2023)

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Enypnion Redreamed, a brainteasing adventure, uses creative, surreal visuals and sound to bring dreams to life.

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Baker Street Breakouts: A Sherlockian Escape Adventure Box Cover

Baker Street Breakouts: A Sherlockian Escape Adventure is logically invigorating, where every escape room provides unique challenges and subtly tells the game’s story alongside the text boxes. There could have been more focus on characters outside of Holmes and Moriarty, and the visual presentation is somewhat standard, yet each room is strikingly varied. The developer’s creative energies are readily apparent, and any Sherlock Holmes fan or puzzle gamer will enthusiastically savor this title.

Universe For Sale (2023)

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For a story told out of order, Universe for Sale is easy to follow and even easier to love.

The Will of Arthur Flabbington (2023)

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The Will of Arthur Flabbington features vivid pixel-art graphics, skillful voice acting, and a witty tale that players will love.

This Bed We Made (2023)

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This Bed We Made is an enthralling mystery with an unusual protagonist, brought to life by convincingly detailed graphics and excellent voice acting.

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Incubus - A ghost-hunters tale Box Cover

While it’s bogged down by repetitive gameplay and an uninteresting narrative, Incubus puts you in the shoes of a real-life ghost hunter with a chilling environment and compelling puzzles in its second half.

Three Minutes To Eight (2023)

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The gripping science-fiction narrative in Three Minutes To Eight features an ingenious use of random elements that, combined with well-executed pixel art graphics and accomplished voice acting, ensure that each experience is unique.

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Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express is a shockingly superb reimagining of a beloved book, with a few twists that even veteran Poirot fans will want to stick to by the end of the 15 hours of play. The experience gets somewhat bogged down by challenging puzzles at the end, and the mind map and profiling would have benefited from a few additions and clarifications. Still, this is an easy recommendation if you are a mystery enthusiast or an Agatha Christie fan.

Jusant (2023)

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Jusant is a thoughtful climbing puzzler with exceptional storytelling that makes for an understated triumph in a year full of high-profile game releases.

Midnight Girl (2023)

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Midnight Girl is a one-of-a-kind interactive crime caper enhanced by colorful, stylized visuals. An inadequate save system is the game’s only downside.

Monolith (2023)

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This is a beautifully presented adventure in the classic style that tries to set itself apart with a character-focused, twisty narrative, though it falls prey to some narrative clichés and frustrating puzzles. Overall, Monolith will likely win fans with its high overall production value but isn’t distinctive enough to leave a lasting impression.

Torn Away (2023)

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Torn Away is the harrowing story of a child’s journey home from a labor camp during World War II, and every aspect of the game combines to present a bold and affecting narrative.

The Isle Tide Hotel (2023)

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Wales Interactive has crafted a cleverly told tale within The Isle Tide Hotel. The mystery and choice-based scenarios blend deftly and promote multiple playthroughs, with the full-motion cinematography and performances adding to the experience.

Underground Blossom (2023)

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For Rusty Lake fans, Underground Blossom hits all the right notes, and it can easily serve as a good introduction for those who are new to the series.

Blue Wednesday (2023)

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Blue Wednesday’s sturdy interface ties together beguiling graphics, outstanding jazz, and challenges that will realistically ground adventure gamers within an intimate, relatable narrative.

Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case Box Cover

Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case is an engrossing mystery brought to life by realistic graphics, well-executed music, and stellar voice acting.

Verne: The Shape of Fantasy (2023)

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Verne: The Shape of Fantasy is an incredible tribute to Jules Verne, crafting an enriching narrative with creative nods to the author’s work, set in a unique and visually appealing version of our world. While the gameplay can be somewhat elementary, and the story is occasionally too concise, it deftly entices you to keep going and discover how the plot will unfold.

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A clever game with beautiful graphics and well-animated characters, The Adventures of Bluke Bifton: Chapter One reveals a hilarious slant on the classic Hero’s Journey tale—though the arcade sequences can be aggravating for those who don’t care to twitch their thumbs.

GYLT (2023)

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GYLT is an atmospheric, beginner-friendly horror experience that channels classic tropes of the genre, but experienced players might need more to sink their teeth into.



STASIS: BONE TOTEM is a frightfully entertaining adventure with a story that carefully blends sacred elements with a dreadful atmosphere while drawing the player into challenges that are not overly difficult. If you are a horror fan or an open-minded gamer curious about the game’s unusual themes, this is an easy recommendation.

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My Friendly Neighborhood is an old-school survival horror throwback with a delightfully refreshing premise and plenty of fun to be had.

Dordogne (2023)

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Dordogne has a heartwarming story and stunning visuals. However, the mini-games may pose a challenge for players with tardy reflexes.

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Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is another spooky island adventure, and while there are aspects to be enjoyed, it ends up feeling a bit too much like its predecessor.

Repella Fella (2023)

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Repella Fella is entertaining, with well-designed graphics, music, and voice acting that create an exciting storyline. Casual players will find it provides an amusing experience, but hardcore players may find the limited interactivity unsatisfying.

The Tartarus Key (2023)

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Vertical Reach’s foray into horror is a successful merging of PS1-era classics and its own unique DNA, with engaging puzzles and a lovely cast of characters.

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Marlon’s Mystery: The Dark Side of Crime is a captivating cozy mystery that delves into the aftermath of injustice and exploitation.

Firmament (2023)

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As you wander Firmament’s splendid landscapes, the narrative builds to a heartening finale—but be prepared to strenuously exercise your brain along the way.

Star Trek: Resurgence (2023)

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Star Trek: Resurgence is a brilliant game that successfully recaptures the spirit of the classic shows. The former Telltale developers, Dramatic Labs, effectively update the formula to bring variety and ensure that adventurers are consistently engrossed. If you are a Trekkie or have enjoyed games made by Telltale, definitely put this on your gaming to-do list.

Amnesia: The Bunker (2023)

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Amnesia: The Bunker is another Frictional Games classic, pitting players against a truly terrifying foe while providing immersive elements that are constantly engaging. While the AI can leave a bit to be desired, the atmosphere and story will keep players on their toes.

Superfluous Returnz (2023)

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Superfluous Returnz is a game that combines stunning graphics and immersive sound to present a hilarious and captivating parody of the superhero genre.

Paws of Coal (2023)

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Paws of Coal is a delight, with charming visuals and an accessible interface that takes only a few hours to complete. The different endings invite playing again. For some gamers, the absence of voice acting and sparse animation may diminish the overall experience.

Last Christmas (2023)

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Last Christmas boasts well-crafted graphics, music, and voice acting that enhance its bite-sized story. Casual players will have fun, but hardcore players may not feel completely fulfilled.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (2023) (2023)

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Sherlock Holmes The Awakened (2023) is a phenomenal remake and addition to Frogwares’ long list of adventures, leaning more towards the supernatural but still fitting snuggly into the Arthur Conan Doyle-style of the mystery genre. While there are minor issues with presentation and gameplay, those who are Sherlock Holmes fans (or H.P. Lovecraft fans) should definitely experience this—even those who have played the 2006 original or the 2008 remaster.

The Safe Place (2023)

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The Safe Place is a compelling, expressive interactive tragedy. It contains an engrossing story brought to life by well-executed writing, graphics, music, and puzzles that will arouse the emotions of its players.

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Tails: The Backbone Preludes is a riveting adventure with characters that encounter relatable, sympathetic scenarios while also presenting an intriguing and unique world. The choice system and well-written dialogue serve to elevate these elements, as does the overall presentation. With no voice-overs, however, reading lengthy text may eventually become tedious to some, with the game taking over seven hours to complete. Nevertheless, this is an adventure worth playing, especially for those who have enjoyed choice-driven games in the past.

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Stellar Mess: The Princess Conundrum (Chapter 1) is a delightful and nostalgic adventure game that successfully blends an exciting story with visually appealing graphics, captivating music, a user-friendly interface, and mostly well-constructed puzzles.

Figment 2: Creed Valley (2023)

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Figment 2: Creed Valley is a wonderfully designed game, combining plot and music in such a harmonious way and featuring creative puzzle-solving and combat. It is an absolute gem that every action-adventure gamer should try.

Loretta (2023)

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Despite some maddening mini-games and a finicky autosave feature, Loretta delivers a gripping tale and chilling atmosphere with stunning graphics and music. Horror fans should check it out, but be prepared for some frustration along the way.

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Dreams in the Witch House is an engrossing experience. It uses well-executed visuals, music, and writing to seamlessly place the player in the center of H.P. Lovecraft’s story. The role-playing elements work seamlessly with the narrative to heighten empathy for the protagonist.

Children of Silentown (2023)

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If you’re looking for a creepy mystery adventure game with less emphasis on traditional point-and-click mechanics, Children of Silentown could be for you. However, some bland characters hinder it, and most of the storyline is confined too long in one play area.

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