Best Adventure Games Choose Your Own Games for Android 2021 – 80 Days Overboard Reigns: Her Majesty and more
There are many adventure game books on the play store, ranging from modern love stories to zombie-filled dice battles to the death. But which are the best?
That’s the question we’re trying to answer with this list. We probably didn’t answer it correctly, but we did our best. If you have your own suggestions for games that should have been included, let us know in the comments.
You can click on the game names below to rush and download them from the play store.
Tin Man Games is one of the developers who sparked the renaissance of the digital playbook. This app brings together a whole bunch of different digitized versions of the classic Fighting Fantasy games. It’s free with IAP, and you’ll get a playbook for downloading it.
Choice of Games has plenty of great gamebooks to choose from, and frankly, they’re all worth checking out. This one takes place in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe, so you can expect vampiric encounters, role-playing, and more.
Another from Tin Man Games. This is an adaptation of Ryan North’s version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s a less dark affair than the play, however, and it’ll make you laugh more than once.
Inkle took the shape of the playbook and then built upon it, creating something magical along the way. It’s a tale of Around the World in 80 Days from the perspective of Fogg’s valet Passepartout, and set in an alternate steampunk reality.
Along with its adaptations, Tin Man Games is also doing a great job on its own original titles. This app collects the first three Gamebook Adventures books. There are assassins, necromancers, and more dice rolls than you can roll.
Cubus Games has done a great job at the grittier end of the gamebook spectrum. Its sci-fi adventures are worth a look, but this mix of horror, action and time-sensitive Napoleonic-era objectives is the crème de la crème.
The second entry on this list from Inkle. This one sees you trying to get away with murder on a cruise ship. It has some really clever ideas, and although it’s short, you’ll be replaying it multiple times to find the different endings.
Reigns games bring interesting and quick changes to the playbook model, as well as nagging in a deep vein of replayability. You try to lead your country to prosperity, while trying not to die along the way. When you perish, it’s time to lead the next generation.
Florence may not be the longest play in the world, but it is a deeply touching exploration of modern love and loss. It looks more like an interactive comic than an actual CYOA game, but still worth checking out.
Another example of everything Inkle can do with the gamebook framework. This one is a little more traditional than the other Inkle games on the list, with swords, magic, and monsters, but it’s still absolutely brilliant.
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