Top 10 adventure games to play right now
Other than describing a game with adventure in it (which can include a lot of games!), the adventure genre is loosely defined as one that emphasizes narrative and exploration rather than action, can also be based on light puzzle mechanics. In other words, a game doesn’t have enough simulation to be a simulation, action to be an action title, puzzle solving to be a puzzle game, and… you get the idea. Despite the confusing categorization, games of this genre are clearly amazing experiences, often exploring new and intriguing concepts. Shooting games are revolving around zeitgeist right now, some of the towering giants of the genre are not listed here. However, for anyone looking to explore today’s great experiences, feel free to peruse our list of the best adventure games to play right now.
Lost and lonely, you find yourself wandering the streets of a neon-lit, robot-filled city. Oh, and you’re a cat. Cat protagonist Stray first caught the attention of players in 2020 during Sony’s Future Games Expo. Now, the creature’s lovable antics have earned rave reviews from critics as well as fans. The game’s story revolves around a typical stray who just wants to reunite with his family after being trapped in a mysterious metropolis devoid of human life. Luckily, you won’t be alone in this quest, as you’ll soon stumble across a friendly drone called the B12 that can help you navigate around and communicate with the city’s inhabitants. city. Stray offers only a handful of hours of gameplay, but its complex language, clever background, and lovable protagonist have earned it a spot on this list. | Our review
Norco tells a gripping, sometimes disturbing, and often somber humorous story set against the backdrop of a Louisiana surrealist. You play as Kay, a young woman who returns home after years away to deal with the passing of her estranged mother. Things take a strange turn when your brother goes missing and Kay stumbles upon a supernatural mystery and industrial conspiracy that is plaguing the small town. Norco sports top-notch writing, memorable characters and a gripping world that embodies its Deep South aesthetic with sci-fi elements. Best of all, the point-and-click puzzles are fun without becoming confusing, and the game offers plenty of tutorials to help players keep track of what to do and what’s happening. Norco is an unforgettable Southern Gothic adventure that adventure game fans shouldn’t miss. | Our review
Before your eyes
Try not to blink. This truly unique title hit the headlines earlier this year and wowed us with its creative and evocative storytelling. The game takes advantage of the player’s webcam and progresses by blinking your eyes. This particular mechanic isn’t just there for its own good, but really supports the story in which you, as the recently deceased Benjamin Brynn, look back on the events of your life as you were transported over. Kingdom Come. You force the game to skim through the protagonist’s personal history by blinking, even if you didn’t mean to. This creates an immersive feeling, unlike other titles where you’re going through these flashbacks the way the protagonist really wants and sometimes wishes it didn’t go by so quickly. | Our review
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus
An updated version of Team Salvato’s 2017 release, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus brings players the story of school boy love and literature with enhanced visuals, new side story quests, even more music and over 100 pictures to unlock. While the game has a cute dating sim cover, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus isn’t all bubbles and rainbows as you might believe. It’s easy to screw up for the inexperienced, but if you know you’re sensitive to certain situations, please check here for more information on accessing in-game content warnings. Anyone willing to participate can look forward to writing some poems, meeting lovable drawn characters, and surprising unexpected revelations.
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
Bizarre, dreamlike, and all too real, Kentucky Route Zero will stick with you for a long time after you put the controller down. It examines the broken promise of the American dream as the delivery man, Conway, follows a typical, mysterious path. Just trying to complete his last mission of the day, Kentucky native Conway stumbles on Route Zero, encountering tough strangers battling tough issues, including substance abuse. , poverty and corporate expansion. All these problems are wrapped up in a surreal point-and-click package where you are likely to encounter the unbelievable as the mundane. The game unfolds through a series of choices – like where to go, what to say or what to believe – which lead to the story and sometimes change aspects of the journey, if not the final destination of the game. it. | Our review
Life is Strange: True Colors
Looking through the eyes of empath Alex Chen, you can see the emotions of the people around you. Represented by various colorful auras, the superpowered protagonist can help others overcome their most difficult stumbling blocks and, in some cases, eliminate emotions altogether. difficult touch. However, Alex doesn’t call himself a hero. After battling the foster care system for years, she’s confident her gift is actually a curse that marks her as a broken monstrosity. Only when she reunites with her long-lost brother does her perception begin to change. Following in the footsteps of previous Life is Strange titles, True Colors is a touching exploration of humanity, with supernatural elements highlighting the character-focused story. Its gameplay primarily consists of walking around, interacting with objects and people in the world, and making decisions that define personality and plot. | Our review
Night in the forest
Night in the Woods was recently released on iOS, allowing a new group of players to uncover the dark secret hidden in the seemingly cozy story. First released in 2017, our review calls it a game “about mistakes, recklessness, and friendship, all wrapped up in a colorful adventure”. Cartoon-like character designs, vibrant color palettes, and simple mechanics can fool players into thinking the game’s story will be on the lighter side, but Night in the Woods touches on many themes. difficult. The story begins when Mae, a college dropout, reluctantly returns to her hometown. While facing her failure, she reconnects with old friends, community members, and her own family before accidentally uncovering an undercurrent mystery. | Our review
The first and last DLC for Outer Wilds, called Echo of the eye, which launched just a few days ago, puts the game back on many gamers’ ‘must-play’ lists during this busy release season. Developer Mobius Digital insists that the new content, revealed at the first showcase produced by publisher Annapurna Interactive, matches the story of the original game perfectly while providing complete mysteries. All new to look for in Dark Bramble. The base game is a time loop experience built around space exploration and the quest to stop the destruction of the universe. It will be a tough task even if you don’t have only 20 minutes to complete it. Death is an event and will come to you in many amazing ways, such as sucking all the oxygen out of your lungs, hitting a planet, or an old-fashioned somersault of a cliff. The experience can therefore be a bit unpleasant even for all its cosmic beauty. | Our review
A great experience with player-driven exploration, Sable was only released last week. You play as Sable, a young girl living in the desert world of Midden who is about to embark on her coming-of-age mission called Gliding. While there are multiple goals to this journey – essentially collecting as many masks as possible – Sable really encourages you to venture out into the world to see what you can discover. And you find some great things. The stylish and vibrant design of the world brings the arid landscape to life, while a diverse number of NPCs always give you a reason to explore. Even without any specific quests to complete, the environment beckons you to climb, glide, and ride your motorbike while investigating all the mysteries you might find on the road. horizon. | Our review
The Remains of Edith Finch
Although originally launched in 2017, What Remains of Edith Finch has maintained a steady stream of release across new platforms and devices. It launched on Switch in 2019, joined Game Pass in January, found a slot in publisher Annapurna Interactive’s PS4 Box set in February, and even on iOS in August. So here it is. very hard to miss. A brief, contemplative stroll through an unusual family home, What Remains of Edith Finch brings together a number of disparate details of design and mechanics to slowly reveal an overwhelming story. sadness, nostalgia and family legacy. Each part of the story reveals how members of the Finch family have died – from horrifying to fanciful – due to a family curse. In his review, Joe Juba called it “the next big step” in adventure games, where the plot unravels as the player examines its surroundings and puts it alongside some Best game of this genre. | Our review
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