adventure games – Great Mum Adventure http://greatmumadventure.com/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 19:50:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://greatmumadventure.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/great.png adventure games – Great Mum Adventure http://greatmumadventure.com/ 32 32 Tunic review: A beautiful love letter to classic adventure games https://greatmumadventure.com/tunic-review-a-beautiful-love-letter-to-classic-adventure-games/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 17:00:10 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/tunic-review-a-beautiful-love-letter-to-classic-adventure-games/ At some point video games stopped including instruction manuals and we were worse off. Not only could they fill in the story gaps that consoles like the Snes megaplayer and Sega weren’t able to provide, but they also contained unique artwork and tips on how to defeat enemies. If you’re too young to remember, then […]]]>

At some point video games stopped including instruction manuals and we were worse off.

Not only could they fill in the story gaps that consoles like the Snes megaplayer and Sega weren’t able to provide, but they also contained unique artwork and tips on how to defeat enemies. If you’re too young to remember, then Nintendo has a excellent library of what they looked like, to give you a better idea.

It is a somewhat extinct art now. As function moved beyond form, they became more of an added bonus as games became more than capable of providing this information on screen rather than on paper, before being phased out altogether.

But having a physical companion to help you on your adventure is something modern games lack. Being able to scribble the margins and stitch together notes about areas to come back to is part of what makes games like Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid feel like great mysteries, despite their technical limitations, adding an extra layer of complexity outside the confines of a single cartridge.

If you are inclined to agree with this sentiment, then Tunic is the game for you.

How we tested

We played the PC version of Tunic for about 12 hours, which gave us time to complete the main storyline and explore some of the game’s many secrets.

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Rating: 9/10

  • Consoles: PC, Xbox Series X/S
  • Editor: Finji
  • Release date: March 16, 2022
  • Age class : 7+

Story

A young fox wakes up on a beach in a mysterious land. Disarmed and at the mercy of the hostile creatures that inhabit it, our hero must venture into this world, uncover its secrets and uncover its various treasures, some of which are locked away in hidden temples.

The various road signs that can be found in the immediate vicinity are in encrypted language, revealing very little. Occasionally one of these signs may show additional base text – such as “Hero’s Grave” – ​​but otherwise this world is a mystery and will remain so until the right pieces are put together.

It’s a simple premise that executes clearly, without revealing the full extent of its complexity, like a good magic trick. Once the secrets are revealed, it’s hard to imagine how they could have escaped your notice.

After waking up on a beach, it’s up to the player to decide where to go next

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Tunic gives nothing else as the player leaves their starting range. In true retro-RPG style, an in-game instruction booklet gives various clues and points of interest. The twist is that at the start of the game only a handful of these pages are available and more must be collected as the journey unfolds.

As each page is added to the book, what begins as indecipherable language slowly becomes comprehensible. The illustrations lovingly recreate the fictional world, with hand-drawn annotations hinting at other secrets such as the location of a hidden treasure chest or a quick note about a surprisingly powerful enemy ahead.

An in-game instruction booklet reveals more of the world through artwork as you collect its pages

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It’s not just a part of Tunic unique charm but also an integral part of how the game gradually reveals itself to the player. A page found early, describing a later dungeon in great detail, may not be of immediate interest, but will soon offer new information.

Something whose usefulness isn’t immediately obvious quickly becomes essential as its correct implementation is put into context with a simple half-page tutorial. Receiving these bits of information out of order also ensures there is room for discovery when re-entering older areas. It’s not until a page of content is discovered – halfway through the game – that what’s left to discover becomes apparent.

Gameplay

Even in Tunic exploration and combat, the mechanics are revealed little by little. The game starts out as a simple dungeon crawler to slowly grow into something much more elaborate.

The combat is deep and punishing despite its adorable presentation

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The fight starts out simple at first, with a stick used to fend off smaller enemies, before eventually finding a sword which, of course, is better than a stick, and so on. Enemies – even weak ones – can still provide a formidable challenge early on without the right gear, but they’re still possible to brutally force your way, even to a point where critical items could easily be missed.

A stamina meter also ensures enemies can be quickly dodged, but stamina depletion can make players more vulnerable, as can protective blocks. If the hero is defeated, a spirit marker is left behind. When hit, it can momentarily stun nearby enemies, allowing the player to dash and avoid damage.

While it might sound oddly familiar to other games following the action-RPG formula, Tunic still brings a lot of new ideas to the table. Enemy designs are varied enough that each area is a new challenge, but not so frequent that they feel like repeatedly hitting a brick wall.

Isometric level design hides the game’s many secrets

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Boss battles take the same approach, with a small but memorable gallery of rogues making each contest rewarding, with multiple solutions for each. Unlike the classic Zelda, the most recently acquired item isn’t necessarily the key to defeating every boss, and spending time finding the right combination of items before each fight makes everyone a test of ingenuity as well as reaction and skill.

The verdict: ‘Tunic’

Tunic is something really special. Above all else, it’s a clear love letter to old-school action-adventure games of the 80s and 90s. Beyond that, it’s an ingenious, brief, and at times difficult masterclass. about modern game design that feels so much greater than the sum of its parts.

Tunic can be completed in just 12 hours, but there are plenty of hidden secrets to uncover beyond that time. This is the type of Internet gaming forums that will flock to extract all the details. To say more would be to draw the curtain too far. You really have to experience it to appreciate it.

‘Tunic’

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Open-world adventure games Calico and Lake are coming soon to Stadia https://greatmumadventure.com/open-world-adventure-games-calico-and-lake-are-coming-soon-to-stadia/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 18:00:02 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/open-world-adventure-games-calico-and-lake-are-coming-soon-to-stadia/ What do you want to know Two open-world adventure games published by Whitethorn Games are coming to Stadia soon. Calico tasks players with rebuilding the town’s cat cafe by recruiting animals, meeting locals, and cooking food for them. Lake is a narrative adventure game where the player is free to explore a small town in […]]]>

What do you want to know

  • Two open-world adventure games published by Whitethorn Games are coming to Stadia soon.
  • Calico tasks players with rebuilding the town’s cat cafe by recruiting animals, meeting locals, and cooking food for them.
  • Lake is a narrative adventure game where the player is free to explore a small town in Oregon, build relationships, deliver mail, or just drive around.

Google announced today that two more games are “coming soon” to its Stadia platform. Both games revealed were published by Whitethorn Games, which specializes in easy-going and stress-free types of games.

The first game coming to Stadia is Calico, a community simulation game in which you’re tasked with rebuilding the town’s cat cafe. Players can explore the forest to befriend animals such as cats, deer, dogs and even red pandas alongside other townspeople including magical girls and witches. Animals can stay in your party and hang out with you or be sent to their new home at the cafe to greet customers. The cafe can also be decorated with different styles of furniture and there is a kitchen mini-game to sell the food the locals would like.

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Humble Myst and More Bundle Contains Eleven Adventure Games for $10 https://greatmumadventure.com/humble-myst-and-more-bundle-contains-eleven-adventure-games-for-10/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:02:45 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/humble-myst-and-more-bundle-contains-eleven-adventure-games-for-10/ Offers | January 28, 2022 If you like Myst, Humble Bundle has a new collection just for you. Humble Bundle has just released its new bundle which includes eleven different adventure games. With every purchase of this set, you will be supporting the charity of your choice. The games in the Humble Myst bundle and […]]]>

If you like Myst, Humble Bundle has a new collection just for you.

Humble Bundle has just released its new bundle which includes eleven different adventure games. With every purchase of this set, you will be supporting the charity of your choice.

The games in the Humble Myst bundle and more include:

  • Myst: Masterpiece Edition
  • Myst III: Exile
  • Myst IV: Revelation
  • Myst V: The End of Time
  • Uru: Complete Chronicles
  • The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition
  • Spelunx and the caves of Mr. Seudo
  • Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond Mackerel
  • obduction
  • RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition
  • Riven: the sequel to Myst

With just a $10 contribution, you can bring all these titles home. You also have options for just $1 or above the average (currently $9.98) to take home some games from this new bundle.

the Humble Myst bundle and more is live for the next two weeks.

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Mononoke-Inu: A community project inspired by adventure games https://greatmumadventure.com/mononoke-inu-a-community-project-inspired-by-adventure-games/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:01:09 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/mononoke-inu-a-community-project-inspired-by-adventure-games/ GameFi, a blockchain-powered union of gaming and finance, has changed the horizons of online gambling with the introduction of “Play-to-Earn (P2E)”. While conventional games have allowed participants to collect and trade digital assets for decades, they could lose their investment at any time if the gaming platform shut down the game. A “GameFi” compatible game, […]]]>

GameFi, a blockchain-powered union of gaming and finance, has changed the horizons of online gambling with the introduction of “Play-to-Earn (P2E)”. While conventional games have allowed participants to collect and trade digital assets for decades, they could lose their investment at any time if the gaming platform shut down the game. A “GameFi” compatible game, on the other hand , helps gamers keep their reserved assets on a distributed network. These assets operate independently of any single organization, reducing risk to digital assets.

Usually, a crypto-enabled GameFi project has a primary token and a secondary token. The primary token has a fixed supply with dynamic issuance, which makes them ideal for use as in-game currency. However, they do not serve an important and increasingly important function of interoperability. Interoperability is the key feature that will drive mass adoption in the metaverse.

In the real world, as we move to different places, our identity also moves with us. This continuity should also be present in the metaverse and projects like Mononoke-Inu solve the problem with secondary tokens. The presence of a secondary token helps a project’s primary token stay locked into the ecosystem. To withdraw game winnings and reap the benefits of staking rewards, a secondary token can be used. Additionally, different game titles from the same developer can use the same secondary token.

Mononoke-Inu is a community project inspired by adventure games. Their 2D scrolling adventure game has P2E functionality enabled to encourage participation, by giving financial incentives to players. Players can win in many ways, including completing levels, defeating bosses, and collecting in-game bonuses. Additionally, daily competitions will be held to motivate the best players in the ecosystem.

Mononoke Inu will be the primary token in this game while Fortune will act as the secondary token. This is similar to the popular P2E action role-playing game Project SEED where the SHILL token is the primary token and the Outland Odyssey (02) token acts as a secondary token. The O2 Token is the interoperability agent across Metaverse while having multiple use cases in-game. Similarly, the Fortune Token will also be used as a way to connect to other projects, redeem earnings real-money play, item upgrades, staking rewards, and more. Fortune Tokens will be distributed to players based on proof of play and upon game launch, based on the Mononoke-Inu staking mechanism. NFT typing can be performed by both primary and secondary project parts, as can item enhancements.

Fortune’s tokenomics differ from Mononoke-Inu’s because Fortune will have an uncapped supply. Tokenomics in Fortune includes a 2.5% tax on redemptions and LPs for Mononoke-Inu. As a result of this policy, the volume generated at Fortune will increase and stabilize the price of Mononoke-Inu. Thus, Mononoke-Inu will always be the main player, with Fortune playing a supporting but essential role, both for game funding and interoperability.

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8 NEW adventure games of 2022 https://greatmumadventure.com/8-new-adventure-games-of-2022/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 20:28:20 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/8-new-adventure-games-of-2022/ Contents[Hide][Show] After a thrilling new adventure game? 2022 is filled with amazing video game releases this year. In this list, we’re going to highlight a few adventure games that we think you might want to check out this year. This is just a list of new games, so don’t pay too much attention to the […]]]>
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After a thrilling new adventure game? 2022 is filled with amazing video game releases this year. In this list, we’re going to highlight a few adventure games that we think you might want to check out this year. This is just a list of new games, so don’t pay too much attention to the rankings just yet. We won’t know how well these games will rank until they are officially released in the market. This list could therefore change radically by the end of 2022.

#8 Misplaced

  • Developer: BlueTwelve Studio
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platform: PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release: 2022

Stray is a game that puts players in the role of being a cat. Set in a dystopian cyberpunk future, the world consists mostly of androids. Overall, the game is about a cat trying to get home to its family. However, you will need to navigate this world carefully. You’ll come across several different environmental puzzles to progress further in the game. Luckily, you’ll also get a companion drone to help you interact with various androids. As you progress through the game, you will slowly uncover a mystery in this world full of androids. The game was originally slated for release last year, but has since been pushed back to a 2022 launch window.

#7 Hazel Sky

  • Developer: Coffee Addict Studio
  • Publisher: Another Indie, Neon Doctrine
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2022

Hazel Sky is an upcoming indie title that places players in the role of a young man sent to an abandoned island. It’s a tradition he must follow to show off his engineering skills. While on the island, you must explore the open world and find the parts needed to build a safe escape. However, although this is a traditional test for our protagonist, Shane, it is his fate in which the story will tell of the ambition of a young man who uncovers hidden truths.

#6 Chia

  • Developer: Awaceb
  • Publisher: Awaceb
  • Platform: PS4, PC, PS5
  • Release: 2022

Tchia puts players in control of a young girl as she explores her home island. There are secrets to uncover, NPCs to meet, and a grand journey for players to embark on when this game launches. What makes Tchia a bit unique is the fact that players can transform into more than 30 different animals and over a hundred different objects. Transforming into something like a dog, players will dig holes in the ground or fly high in the sky like a bird. At the moment, the game doesn’t yet have a launch date attached to the project, but hopefully we’ll get the chance to dive into this indie game before the end of 2022.

#5 Little Devil Inside

  • Developer: Neostream Interactive
  • Publisher: Neostream Interactive
  • Platform: PS4, PC, XBO, PS5, NS
  • Release: 2022

Little Devil Inside is an action-adventure game where we are immersed in an unusual world of the 19th century. Players step into the role of a swordsman who takes it upon himself to find all the paranormal and supernatural items scattered across the world. We know that this game emphasizes exploration, combat and survival elements. Visually, the game will likely grab your attention, and the combat is a bit of a hack and slash. For some, this might be a game to dive into for a few hours at the start of your campaign.

#4 Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: PC, PS5, X/S
  • Release: 2022

The Avatar franchise is huge, and we’re getting an IP-based video game. This game is developed by Massive Entertainment, whose work you may know from The Division series. Not much information has been released regarding the premise of this game. So far we know that players will take on the role of the Na’vi as they are forced to cross the western border and push back the RDA which begins to threaten Pandora.

#3 Replaced

  • Developer: Sad Cat Studios
  • Publisher: Coatsink
  • Platform: X/S, XBO, PC
  • Release: 2022

Replaced is set in a futuristic alternate version of 1980s America. Players step into an AI that is unwittingly thrown into a human body in-game. Our AI protagonist fights an uphill battle in a world where the elite preys on the weak to get money and useful resources like their precious organs. The AI ​​protagonist adapts to his new human life where you fight crime and the greed filled society in the game. You will find that Replaced is set up as a pixel side-scrolling adventure, and the camera visuals definitely give a cinematic feel. Unfortunately, this title doesn’t have a specific release date yet, but we should be getting Replaced at some point later this year.

#2 A Plague Tale: Requiem

  • Developer: Asobo Studio
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Platform: X/S, PC, NS, PS5
  • Release: 2022

A Plague Tale: Innocence was released in 2019, where players followed a young girl named Amicia with her younger brother Hugo. Set in 1348, the siblings find they are being hunted. You soon realize that Hugo’s blood is cursed and will allow players to control the Black Death by unleashing a flood of rats. But the game ends with our group still struggling to find a new home after their property is looted. While ridding the group that was initially tracking them, the siblings learn that they must find a cure for Hugo’s blood. Otherwise, the siblings may never have a peaceful life. With the sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, players will attempt to reach a mysterious island that may hold the key to curing Hugo and completely ridding the Black Death.

#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: NS
  • Release: 2022

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a huge hit and instantly became a franchise classic. Players received an exciting new adventure with a new open-world map to explore freely. Just like with previous installments, players will have a host of dungeons to clear, bosses to defeat, and puzzles to solve. However, it looks like Nintendo isn’t done with that Breath of the Wild setting that was just set. Nintendo revealed that a sequel is coming but hasn’t revealed what players can expect in this new version yet. We might see the world map change drastically, and it will be interesting to see some of the NPCs we’ve encountered along the way. There are plenty of unanswered questions, but we should get some info on what the Breath of the Wild sequel will entail over the next few months.

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Best adventure games according to Metacritic https://greatmumadventure.com/best-adventure-games-according-to-metacritic/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/best-adventure-games-according-to-metacritic/ Each video game is, in its own way, an adventure. But there are only a few games that can truly capture what it means to be an adventure game. These games tend to be exploration heavy and most of the time also rely on a deep story. RELATED: Best First-Person Adventure Games Of All Time, […]]]>

Each video game is, in its own way, an adventure. But there are only a few games that can truly capture what it means to be an adventure game. These games tend to be exploration heavy and most of the time also rely on a deep story.

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There are other elements, like combat and puzzles, that are part of the journey as well. But generally, adventure games are broad and can take different forms. Some of the best games ever made are considered adventure games, but each of these games is very different from the other. These are the best and worst adventure games ever made, thanks to Metacritic’s rating system.

Updated January 16, 2022 by Chris Birsner: Adventure games are meant to be celebrated, so this article has been expanded to focus only on the classics that shaped what the genre is today. This includes games that changed the way players view Adventure Mode gameplay, improved storytelling to make audiences feel more comfortable with characters, and introduced new ways to interact with puzzles. From walking simulators to deep experiences that require a lot of skill and patience, the best adventure games can paint a wide brush and have had a huge impact on what the industry releases today.

ten What Remains of Edith Finch (Metacritical score: 89)


The Finch house in What remains of Edith Finch

Walking simulators have become a unique subgenre of adventure games, with many big hits released over the past decade. However, no walking simulator has been as unique and imaginative as What Remains of Edith Finch.

Developed by Giant Sparrow, What Remains of Edith Finch begins with Edith revisiting an old house she used to live in. The house is really weird, but it gives the player a glimpse into each of the family members, all of whom are no longer alive due to strange circumstances. The player learns each of these stories through creative storytelling mechanics.

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A corpse lying on the bridge in Return of the Obra Dinn

It’s weird to call something an adventure game when it’s all in one place, but The return of the Obra Dinn takes players on a journey of a different kind. The game revolves around an inspector tasked with examining a ship that has come ashore after being lost at sea.

The inspector’s job is to examine the dead bodies on board, identify who they were on the ship’s list, and give them an official cause of death. The return of the Obra Dinn gives players a device that allows them to return to the time of each passenger’s disappearance to help them make decisions while weaving an interesting narrative of a wild journey.



Cole Phelps gets out of his car in LA Noire

Rockstar Games has had plenty of adventures in breaking the law, but how about a game where players rule the roost? Set in 1947 in Los Angeles, The black has players who take on the role of Cole Phelps as he progresses from patrol cop to homicide and through various other divisions of the department.

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The open world setting allows players to tackle various cases on the streets. However, the essential part of The black investigates cases and interviews witnesses and suspects. Plus, the story unfolds in a way that lets Phelps know there’s more going on in the town than he thought.



The chicory handler's house: a colorful tale

Adventure games can sometimes be incredibly brutal with the way the setting is set and the story unfolds. With Chicory: a colorful storyeven some rough dives into the darker parts of the characters don’t detract from an overall wholesome experience.

The players are a small, anthropomorphic dog who worked as a janitor for the Wielder, a person who possesses a paintbrush that brings color to the world. After the current wielder hands over the brush to the player, it’s up to them to paint the world again. There are many puzzle and adventure elements in this game, but the strength of the game lies in the story and the characters.



April Ryan in The Longest Journey

While there are plenty of big names in the adventure genre these days, sometimes older games slip out of public conversation. A good example of this is The longest journeya classic point-and-click adventure released in 2000 and published by Funcom.

The story revolves around an art student named April Ryan, known as Shifter. This is because she can switch between the dimensions of Stark, which is the most “scientific” universe, and Arcadia, the most “magical” universe. The object of the game is to restore the balance between these two.



The greatest games ever made are often indie games, and Journey is a perfect example. Players assume the role of a robed individual in the middle of a desert. The object of the game is to get to a nearby mountain.

Along the way, players could encounter other players who could only communicate with musical chimes. It was all about allowing players to make emotional connections in a simple way. The story is told through visual cut scenes without dialogue. Despite its short length, Journey is considered one of the best Playstation 3 games.


The highest-grossing game of all time, Minecraft can be played in so many ways that it fits into different genres. Adventure is one of the most important elements of Minecraft as the main gameplay is to explore a randomly generated open world.

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Minecraft is iconic for the ability it gives players to explore and create in these beautiful worlds. Despite its less than stellar graphics, the game has attracted so many gamers across the world due to this built-in flexibility. Not only is an adventure pre-generated for the player, but players themselves can create their own adventure for others.



Although he’s gone, Telltale Games’ impact on the industry will not be forgotten. This is well demonstrated by their greatest success, The Walking Dead. The game is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman and features unique animation similar to the series.

Lee Everett is the main protagonist and a convicted criminal who was freed during a global zombie apocalypse. Lee spends The Walking Dead trying to survive while protecting an orphan girl named Clementine.


by Tim Schafer sinister fandango is over 20 years old. To this day, it’s still near the top of the greatest adventure games ever made. The game takes place in the Land of the Dead. This world is the hub between life and the afterlife.

The players are Manuel “Manny” Calavera, a travel agent who tries to rescue Mercedes “Meche” Colomar on her cross-country trip. Gameplay includes puzzle solving throughout the journey, with clues provided through conversation trees. sinister fandango was praised for its story, gameplay, art direction, and soundtrack.


The last of us is not only the best adventure game according to Metacritic. It is arguably one of the greatest games ever made. The game is set twenty years after the start of a pandemic that has turned many members of civilization into infected monsters.

The last of us follows Joel as he attempts to bring a teenage girl, Ellie, across the United States. Ellie is immune to disease and could help save others. The game was praised for its writing and storytelling, as well as its excellent gameplay.

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Wccftech’s Most Anticipated Adventure Games of 2022 https://greatmumadventure.com/wccftechs-most-anticipated-adventure-games-of-2022/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/wccftechs-most-anticipated-adventure-games-of-2022/ It’s hard to describe what makes an upcoming adventure game so exciting. The boundaries between genres are often vague, and the explosive, interactive action typical of video games often plays second fiddle. But each of the adventure games on this list has something about it, a spark of something engaging that’s worth keeping an eye […]]]>

It’s hard to describe what makes an upcoming adventure game so exciting. The boundaries between genres are often vague, and the explosive, interactive action typical of video games often plays second fiddle. But each of the adventure games on this list has something about it, a spark of something engaging that’s worth keeping an eye on this year. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the poll below!

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Martha is Dead is a dark, uncomfortable and intriguing story. Set against the backdrop of World War II, this game puts you in the role of a young woman posing as her dead twin. There are so many things that make this game exciting, and in our preview a few months ago, we saw that one of those things is the photography element that lets you play with a simplified darkroom and less smelly.

But the story itself is what captivates us, navigating the moral and emotional tightrope of pretending to be your dead sister, watching your family mourn your death, while World War II rages in the background should be enough to intrigue you, but the game also offers elements of psychological and supernatural horror. Martha is Dead will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X.

Wander

Cyberpunk is a setting that games have explored before, with some extremely public success and failure. Stray attempts to recreate a futuristic neon-soaked city from a new and fascinating angle. Rather than playing some level of Matrix cosplayer in leather and latex, you’re instead covered in fur because you’re a kitty cat.

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Stray promises to explore the detailed city and its seedy underbelly filled with decaying technology. Exactly how you get to navigate this world has yet to be fully explained, but even the concept alone is enough to add it to the list. Stray will be released on PC, PS4 and PS5.

Oxenfree 2

Oxenfree was an amazing game that had you exploring a ghost story that touched on everything from heartbreak to time loops and number stations. It looked fantastic, with superb acting to really engage the player in the world.

It was only natural to add its sequel to our list of most anticipated adventure games for 2022. Oxenfree 2 introduces new characters but seems to keep the same vibe, with meta stories, radio ghosts, and warped classic ghost locations. by archaic technology. On the surface, it looks a lot scarier than the first, but hopefully the characters and dialogue will feel just as solid and heartwarming even when the weird and weird start to happen. Oxenfree 2 will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Open roads

Developer Fulbright has more than earned its place among the top independent developers with Gone Home and Tacoma. They return in 2022 with Open Roads, a game that consists of a road trip featuring sixteen-year-old protagonist Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, voiced by none other than Keri Russell (The Americans, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker).

According to the developers, however, we can expect a decent amount of mystery and thriller vibes. At the same time, a “unique and engaging interactive dialogue system pushes the narrative forward, exposing character flaws, secrets, and buried truths.” The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X.

Somerville

It would have been impossible to write this list of most anticipated adventure games without mentioning Somerville, the highly anticipated debut title from Jumpship Studio. After all, the producer is Dino Patti, the man behind Inside and Limbo. Somerville is much like those games in that it will tell its narrative without any dialogue, relying entirely on environmental storytelling instead.

The setting is quite different, however. Here, a family of three with their pet dog navigate a post-apocalyptic Earth in an effort to find more human survivors while avoiding being killed by alien artifacts. The developers also stated that unlike Inside and Limbo, Somerville will not feature puzzle or platforming elements, nor is it limited to 2D movement.

The game will be released on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X.

Honorable mentions

Vote for your most anticipated adventure game of 2022!

Most anticipated adventure game of 2022

  • Wander 58%, 91 vote

    91 vote
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    91 votes – 58% of all votes

  • Somerville 14%, 22 voice

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    22 votes – 14% of all votes

  • Oxenfree II: Lost Signals 13%, 20 voice

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    20 votes – 13% of all votes

  • Martha is dead 11%, 17 voice

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    17 votes – 11% of all votes

  • Open roads 5%, 8 voice

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    8 votes – 5% of all votes

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TOP 5 PC ADVENTURE GAMES IN 2022! https://greatmumadventure.com/top-5-pc-adventure-games-in-2022/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:32:53 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/top-5-pc-adventure-games-in-2022/ What rock adventure games? Few genres have lasted as long as adventure games, from the text-adventure of 1976 to the early point-and-click of the 1990s and beyond. It’s hard to narrow down a list of adventure games since the genre has produced so many excellent titles. Due to the emphasis on characters and story, adventure […]]]>

What rock adventure games? Few genres have lasted as long as adventure games, from the text-adventure of 1976 to the early point-and-click of the 1990s and beyond. It’s hard to narrow down a list of adventure games since the genre has produced so many excellent titles. Due to the emphasis on characters and story, adventure games flourished. This, along with some difficult mental obstacles, distinguishes the genre from violence. Characters usually get away with talking or thinking instead of fighting, although Ben, the protagonist of Full Throttle, might disagree.

Our top 5 picks for the best adventure games are as follows

DARK FANDANGO

Grim Fandango’s language, characters, setting, and creativity make it a great adventure game. The recently deceased must atone for their misdeeds before embarking on the difficult four-year journey to the Ninth Underworld, based in the Mexican Land of the Dead. Well crafted world with undertones of film noir, brutality and corruption. Manny Calavera, the game’s protagonist, must save Mercedes Colomar, who he thinks has wronged. Manny is one of the most wonderful and lovable characters in all of adventure games. Conquering and connecting with this wondrous cosmos more than makes up for these small inconveniences. Tim Schafer’s journey through Mexican mythology is still the pinnacle of video game storytelling – don’t mention the monstrous beavers.

MONKEY ISLAND 2: LECHUCK’S REVENGE

Monkey Island Mysteries Monkey Island 2 is a huge step forward for the adventure game genre and for LucasArts. Guybrush Threepwood, the loser in love, is an amusing video game character. His desire to be a swashbuckling pirate and win the heart of Governor Elaine Marley is admirable. It’s just that it is very useless, tends to destroy people’s lives. The ghost of the undead pirate, LeChuck, is looking for him. Elaine is determined to avoid dealing with him. The result is a game full of memorable locations (such as the spitting contest, skeleton dance, and Mardi Gras fish feast) and puzzles that are both challenging and fun. Monkey Island 2 is one of the best PC adventure games ever made. The Special Edition adds to the excitement with impeccable voice acting, hand-painted sets and a restored soundtrack.

BROKEN SWORD

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars is like Uncharted without the jumping and shooting and with a floor that hints at an interesting book by Dan Brown. While it’s hard to choose between the first two games in the Monkey Island series, the first game tops it here. A clown bomber disrupts George Stobbart’s vacation in Paris, luring him into the secret world of the Templars. The story is great, and the creators of Revolution keep it light. The series is anchored by George’s friendship with French photographer Nico Collard. A great plot and voice acting make Broken Sword one of the best style games on PC. It does, however, feature the infamous “goat puzzle,” as well as all four Broken Sword sequels. Awareness is half the fight.

DAY OF THE TENTACLE

Day of the Tentacle is a great adventure game full of puzzles. In a game where the player is supposed to manage three people in three different periods, it’s never obtuse or harsh. It’s a testament to Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman and crew that it never feels overwhelming. Day of the Tentacle features an Easter egg that contains the entirety of LucasArts’ previous adventure, Maniac Mansion, of which it is a sequel. Despite the excellence of several other point-and-click games on our list, we suggest this one for a traditional adventure.

UNDER A SKY OF STEEL

You can’t go wrong with a wonderful original story, the UK’s top adventure game studio and artwork by Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons. Fortunately, Beneath a Steel Sky is already one of the best PC games available. We’re glad Revolution inventor Charles Cecil couldn’t rework Watchmen alongside Gibbons. Instead, they collaborated on a traditional point-and-click game. Hand-drawn cutscenes, stunning pixel art, and Robert Foster’s Union City escape story. With references to films like Blade Runner, Judge Dredd and Mad Max, the immersive setting investigates social oppression and corruption. Thanks to Revolution, a depressing grind becomes a delicious point-and-click experience. One of the best adventure games ever made, with great storylines, characters, puzzles and stunning scenery. Oh, plus it’s free on GOG, so why not? If you liked it, you should check out the sequel, Beyond Steel Skies.

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10 great obscure adventure games https://greatmumadventure.com/10-great-obscure-adventure-games/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/10-great-obscure-adventure-games/ Adventure is one of the oldest and largest genres in video games, which includes any game that primarily focuses on telling a story by asking the player to explore and solve puzzles. Since these games are story-driven, the gameplay is often simply a tool to help the player immerse themselves in the story and progress […]]]>

Adventure is one of the oldest and largest genres in video games, which includes any game that primarily focuses on telling a story by asking the player to explore and solve puzzles. Since these games are story-driven, the gameplay is often simply a tool to help the player immerse themselves in the story and progress through the plot.

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With the breadth of this genre, there are plenty of adventure games that have been overlooked and lost in the sea of ​​new releases, but many of these obscure games have interesting aspects worth checking out.

1,000 heads among the trees


Show a photo to one of the townspeople in the obscure adventure game 1000 Heads Among The Trees

While there are plenty of great indie horror games on Itch.io, none of them are as mysterious and challenging as 2015’s experimental game, 1,000 heads among the trees. Based on the developer’s experience living in Cachiche, Peru, the player controls a photographer who explores a virtual recreation of this real-life desert town at night.

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In order to find the answers the player is looking for, the player will need to take pictures and show those pictures to the townspeople, who will all react differently. It quickly becomes clear that mysterious things are happening in the town. Although the main character is a tourist, this game teaches the player that there is no such thing as a passive observer.

off peak


A screenshot from the adventure game Off-peak.

One of the many cool free experiences available on Itch.io and Steam is off peak, which is a surreal exploration game that seems inspired by 90s 3D adventure games. In the future, the player gets stuck in a big train station and needs to find a ticket to be able to travel out of town.


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In this station, the player can encounter various strange characters, hidden rooms and intriguing secrets. Instead of being driven, the player can choose where they want to go and how they react to the world around them.

The shadow of memories


A screenshot from the game Shadow of Memories

Known as shadow of fate in North America, The shadow of memories is a mystery game originally released for the PS2 in 2001, but it was also later ported to Xbox, PC, and PSP. Set in the fictional German town of Lebensbaun, the player controls a 22-year-old man named Eike Kusch, who gains the ability to time travel.


After Eike is stabbed in the present by an unknown murder, a supernatural being known as Homunculus resurrects Eike and gives him a time travel device. Using this device, Eike travels back in time in an attempt to prevent his own murder. As he explores the different time periods, he encounters different characters and solves various puzzles that change the course of history. But, he eventually discovers that there is more to his journey than he originally thought.

Rain


A screenshot of the PS3 game Rain

Similar to previous eras, the seventh generation of video game consoles had their own aesthetic. In an attempt to look more futuristic and mature, colors were dull, textures looked oddly damp, and screens were filled with tons of different video effects to mask the fact that programming still needed more time to create 3D environments. realistic. Even though visuals from this era tend to be looked down upon, some games were able to use this style to their advantage, notably the PS3 game Rain.


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Original title lost in the rain, the game follows a young boy who tries to find a young girl in a big city inspired by Paris. The catch, however, is that the young boy, young girl, and weird enemies in the game are all invisible unless they’re standing in the rain.

The longest journey


Zoë Castillo with the wind blowing across her face

Developed by Norwegian studio Funcom, The longest journey is a series of adventure games that focus on two parallel universes and the protagonists who can travel between them. Our universe is called “Stark” and is dominated by science and technology, but there is also a parallel universe called “Arcadia”, which is dominated by magic and has a medieval setting.


The main protagonists must travel between the two worlds to help maintain the balance, while various antagonists attempt to upset it. While the first game follows a young woman named April Ryan and is a point-and-click game, the sequels focus more on Zoë Castillo and are third-person exploration games.

tex murphy


A screenshot from the 1998 game Tex Murphy: Overseer

From the 1989 game wicked streets, the tex murphy franchise is a series of detective games that had a total of six entries with the latest installment, Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventurereleased in 2014. Similar to other mystery games where the player can solve cases, the player controls the titular character, Tex Murphy, as he solves mysteries as a private investigator in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco .

The series combines the film noir aesthetic of well-known stories like The Maltese Falcon and The big sleep with cyberpunk decor. Besides the intriguing plot, the games are notable for being generally ahead of their time in terms of graphics, sound design, and gameplay elements.

Still life


A screenshot from the 2005 game Still Life

From the 2002 murder mystery game Post mortem, the Still life The trilogy follows several different characters as they attempt to solve gruesome murders. In Post mortem, the player controls former New York detective Gus McPherson as he accidentally stumbles upon another mystery in Paris.

The following, Still life, swings the player between Gus in 1920s Prague and his granddaughter Victoria, who is an FBI agent, in 2004 Chicago. They both attempt to track down a serial killer, and the two cases seem connected even though they occur several years apart. Then, Still life 2 continues this aspect of the gameplay by having the player switch between Victoria and a reporter named Paloma Hernandez as they uncover the truth about the previous game’s killer.

Flower, sun and rain


A screenshot of the DS version of the game Flower, Sun, and Rain

Freely connected to the 1999 PS1 game The silver case, the 2001 game Flower, sun and rain is one of the more obscure titles from famed video game creator Goichi Suda. While the original PS2 version remains one of many Japanese games that were never officially translated, the Nintendo DS port was released internationally. In this game, the player controls Sumio Mondo, who is a “seeker” or a person who makes a living by finding things that people have lost.

At the start of the game, Mondo has been hired by the manager of a hotel called “Flower, Sun, and Rain” on the Micronesian island of Lospass to defuse a bomb. But Mondo fails in this mission and finds himself in a groundhog day situation where he continues to relive that same day. While in this time loop, Mondo must use his skills to help local residents and eventually stop the bomb.

Calming


A screenshot from the game Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Strongly inspired by The Legend of Zelda influential horror series and game Yume Nikki, the Calming the duology makes the player explore Zelda-like dungeons in a surreal world. Released in 2013, the original Calming is an action-adventure inspired by the 16-bit era where the player controls the protagonist named Young as he explores Young’s dream world, solving puzzles, defeating enemies and collecting cards.

In 2019, the sequel Anodyne 2: back to dust was released, which allows the player to explore PS1-style 3D environments as well as 16-bit dungeon sections. For this episode, the player controls a young woman named Nova, tasked with saving the island of New Theland from a substance known as Dust.


428: Shibuya Scramble


The character selection screen in 428: Shibuya Scramble

Originally released exclusively in Japan in 2008 for the Wii, but later released internationally in 2018 for the PS4 and PC, 428: Shibuya Scramble is a visual novel adventure game that combines text, live stills, and video footage. Set in Shibuya, Tokyo, the game follows five main characters who must each work together to solve a mystery in 10 hours. But the problem is that these characters each act separately without knowing each other.

While the main characters each follow their own side stories, their actions directly affect the other characters. This means the player will have to switch between characters and figure out how each choice will affect the others. Since each character has their own plot and choices, there are hundreds of different paths and 87 possible endings.

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Point and click adventure games from the 90s that still hold up today https://greatmumadventure.com/point-and-click-adventure-games-from-the-90s-that-still-hold-up-today/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/point-and-click-adventure-games-from-the-90s-that-still-hold-up-today/ Point-and-click games have come a long way since the days of lunar logic and confusing puzzles that only the most dedicated gamers could solve. However, while some of the older titles certainly deserve the reviews they receive, there are still many amazing point-and-click games from the past decades. RELATED: Fantastic Point & Click Horror Games […]]]>

Point-and-click games have come a long way since the days of lunar logic and confusing puzzles that only the most dedicated gamers could solve. However, while some of the older titles certainly deserve the reviews they receive, there are still many amazing point-and-click games from the past decades.

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However, perhaps one of the best decades for point-and-click games was the 90s. Classics such as Full Throttle and Grim Fandango came out during those golden years and paved the way for future games in the genre. However, while there were certainly a plethora of amazing point-and-click games in the 90s, there are a few that stood out and still hold up today.

9 Full Throttle (1995)


90s point and click full throttle wide shot of Ben riding a motorcycle on a highway with the desert on either side of him

Full Throttle is a legendary point-and-click game from Tim Schafer that is still considered one of the best. Featuring an all-star cast including Mark Hamill and Roy Conrad, this LucasArts extravaganza featured a gripping narrative, innovative and polished gameplay, and an incredibly memorable protagonist.

While many point-and-click games at the time tended to have convoluted puzzles that detracted from the narrative, Full Throttle still manages to be a mostly accessible game. Luckily, with dedicated support from fans and guides, anyone who gets stuck just has to search for it online. However, even without guides, Full Throttle is still an amazing point-and-click game that’s still worth playing today.

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8 Under a Steel Sky (1994)


Point and click 90s wide shot of Robert Foster's Beneath A Steel Sky in a bar talking to a woman who has text above her head

Beneath A Steel Sky is a legendary cyberpunk adventure considered one of the best point-and-click games by fans of the genre. Its story and characters are memorable and endearing and its setting is so rich in detail that it immerses you from the start.

Beneath A Steel Sky also features art direction from truly iconic comic book artist Dave Gibbons, who is best known for his work on the Watchmen graphic novel. Its place in the history of the genre won’t go unnoticed, and given that it’s free on Steam, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t play it now.

seven Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon (1994)


90s point and click mid shot of Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon by Tex Murphy stood lighting a cigarette on the balcony of a red brick building

The Tex Murphy games are a renowned noir detective point-and-click series that blends the best stories told through FMVs with engaging and innovative gameplay. Under A Killing Moon is the third entry in the series and brought a number of changes including the ability to move freely in certain 3D environments.

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However, while the puzzles in Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon are consistent and fun, it’s his sci-fi crime story that steals the show. This is absolutely a game worth checking out, if only to immerse yourself in a really fun and intriguing mystery story.

6 Blade Runner (1997)


90s Point & Click wide shot of Ray McCoy's Blade Runner stood next to a neon lit outdoor bar with a few customers seated in seats

The original Blade Runner film from 1982 is widely considered one of the best cyberpunk media. It has been referenced and used as an influence for future cyberpunk-themed media for decades since its release and despite its modest success upon release, it has become a cult classic. However, what’s perhaps equally engrossing and immersive, but significantly less well-known, is 1997’s point-and-click pseudo-sequel Blade Runner.

This point-and-click adventure is absolutely breathtaking, and its visuals no doubt hold up even today. Impressive lighting and beautiful 3D locations really bring the world imagined by Phillip K. Dick and later Ridley Scott to life. Its story is as captivating as the original film and its gameplay mechanics were innovative and fresh for the time. Its memorable cyberpunk world, narrative and characters have paved the way for dozens of incredible point-and-click titles such as the heartfelt Encodya.

5 The Longest Journey (1999)


Point and click 90s extreme wide shot of April Ryan's longest voyage descending a stone pier towards a large wooden boat as more impressive ships loom in the distance

The Longest Journey was launched at the dawn of the 21st century and yet it still looks as revolutionary today as it did then. Its beautiful blend of fantasy and sci-fi has led to the creation of one of the most unique worlds in gaming. Its captivating story and fascinating characters combined with its large number of locations have made it a long experience worth watching. worth playing.

While there’s certainly some level of lunar logic involved in a number of its puzzles, for the majority of your experience, The Longest Journey makes sense. However, despite this, it’s still a game worth playing for the worlds and story alone, although you must have a guide ready and waiting.

4 Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark (1996)


Point and click 90s mid-shot of Pajama Sam: no need to hide when it's dark outside Pajama Sam stood with his back to the squirming player as a torch shone him from at the top

Pajama Sam and other Humungous Entertainment properties served as kid-friendly and educational point-and-click games of the 90s and early 2000s. perhaps one of Humungous Entertainment’s best games was Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When Its Dark. This point and click adventure game for kids was an incredibly fun and memorable experience and it still manages to hold its own today.

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Although not as long as other point-and-click games, and its puzzles and themes are geared more towards children, its stunning art, wonderful soundtrack, bubbly characters and overall charm make it a title worth revisiting.

3 Grim Fandango (1998)


Point and click 90s wide shot of Manny Calavera's Grim Fandango stood in the men's bathroom as Don Copal opened the door

There’s not much to say about the quality of the classic 1998 point-and-click adventure game Grim Fandango. Its fantastical setting, colorful cast of quirky and memorable characters, and incredible protagonist have made it one of the greatest – if not the greatest – point-and-click game ever made.

It’s easily one of the most replayable point-and-click games of the 90s, thanks in part to the remasters, but also to its phenomenal gameplay. Suffice it to say, there’s a reason it’s widely regarded as one of the best point-and-click games ever made.

2 The Day of the Tentacle (1993)


Point and click 90s wide shot from Day of the Tentacle of a group of prisoners playing cards while a purple tentacle wearing a policeman's hat watches from a chair

Day of the Tentacle is one of the best point-and-click games from LucasArts. Made as a sequel to 1983’s beloved Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is as breathtaking as it sounds. Its central cast of characters and delightfully brilliant villain are what ultimately bring this magnificent point-and-click game to life.

As with most point and click games from LucasArts, the majority of the puzzles still hold up today. While there are definitely some weird bits of logic you’ll need to get here and there, for the most part this is absolutely a game that holds its own today. Thanks to the remasters, the game looks better than ever, so there’s really no excuse not to give it a try.

1 Sam and Max Hit the Road (1993)


Point & Click 90s mid shot of Sam & Max Hit The Road of Sam and Max standing in a tent surrounded by large jars talking to two men in green with text appearing above them

Sam & Max Hit the Road is an incredibly enjoyable point-and-click game full of humor and fun mini-games that’s widely considered one of the best of its kind. Its story, much like the rest of the Sam & Max games, is as brilliantly quirky as it is fun to watch, and its gameplay was certainly innovative for its time. It introduced many new features that would later be used in later point-and-click games.

Sam & Max Hit the Road is still a lot of fun to play today due to its endearing characters and well-paced story. Its gameplay is never too convoluted and its impact on the point and click genre, and video games in general, is undeniable.. There’s a reason this series remains so beloved to this day.

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