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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 old-fashioned point-and-click adventure games that still stand today https://greatmumadventure.com/10-old-fashioned-point-and-click-adventure-games-that-still-stand-today/ https://greatmumadventure.com/10-old-fashioned-point-and-click-adventure-games-that-still-stand-today/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/10-old-fashioned-point-and-click-adventure-games-that-still-stand-today/ During the 90s, PC gamers were blessed with the magic of point-and-click adventures. These games had simple mechanics and gameplay, but they were able to create unique works of art, creative puzzles, and tell rich, engaging stories that were often lacking in other genres during this era. RELATED: Best Point-and-Click Adventure Games on Nintendo Switch, […]]]>


During the 90s, PC gamers were blessed with the magic of point-and-click adventures. These games had simple mechanics and gameplay, but they were able to create unique works of art, creative puzzles, and tell rich, engaging stories that were often lacking in other genres during this era.

RELATED: Best Point-and-Click Adventure Games on Nintendo Switch, Ranked

Nowadays, with the growing popularity of indie games and the nostalgic experience of replaying classic video games, the point-and-click genre is experiencing a revival. As many new games are released in the genre, one wonders which of the classic titles can still stand out in today’s modern gaming scene.


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Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis

Cover of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, featuring portraits of Indiana Jones, a soldier and a woman

Indiana Jones was a pop culture phenomenon in the 1980s, and LucasArts Games took advantage of the rise in popularity of video games by releasing this popular title in 1992. A year later, the game was re-released with a full voiceover and sound effects and became one of the most iconic point-and-click adventure games of the time.

The game follows the story of everyone’s favorite archeology professor, as he investigates the mythical city of Atlantis. The puzzles in the game are very innovative and most of them have more than one solution, which makes the game highly replayable with different approaches and different outcomes. If you are a fan of the Indiana Jones franchise, you should give this game a try.

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Blade runner

Blade-Runner Cover Art, showing Detective Ray McCoy, in a futuristic background with flying cars and neon lights

Video game adaptations of popular movies have always been a controversial topic, but Westwood Studios’ point-and-click game Blade Runner from 1997 tells an original and intriguing story in the franchise universe.

The game follows the story of an original character, Ray McCoy, as he investigates a series of animal murders linked to suspected replicants. Blade Runner’s futuristic theme works great with point-and-click genre narrative and gameplay mechanics, making this game a memorable experience that you can always enjoy.

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King’s Quest 6: Heir today, gone tomorrow

Art from King's Quest VI, showing the entrance to a castle with two guards

If you’ve had nightmares of an old man repeatedly shouting “Old lamps for new …” then you’ve spent a lot of time enjoying and getting stuck in King’s Quest 6. But with all its weirdness , the sixth installment in Sierra On-Line’s King’s Quest series is still considered one of the best point-and-click games of the ’90s.

RELATED: Ways Sierra On-Line Changed Video Games Forever

While full of nostalgia for those who have played this 1992 title before, it still offers a gripping story, challenging puzzles, and gorgeous art style that will draw even new players to the genre.

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The Neverhood

Neverhood Claymation miniatures and environments

This 1996 title, The Neverhood, is such an iconic part of video game history, it’s often forgotten that it was another point-and-click adventure game in the Golden Age. of the kind. But instead, it’s remembered for its engaging and fun story, its unique world-view, innovative puzzles, and the fact that everything was created using plasticine.

If you played video games in the 90s, chances are you played this game, and for you, playing it today will be a wonderfully nostalgic experience. But if you’ve never played The Neverhood before, you have the chance to play a timeless masterpiece for the first time.

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Sam and Max hit the road

Sam & Max Hit The Road artworkwork of art showing an amusement park

Based on Steve Purcell’s comic book series, Sam & Max Hit the Road is another LucasArts game that has stood the test of time. The game was first released in 1993 and gained popularity with its cartoonish art style and funny characters.

The game is available on Steam, and you can uncover the stories of these two independent police officers as they attempt to uncover the mystery of the missing bigfoot. These days, HappyGiant Studios are keeping the Sam & Max franchise alive with remasters and even a new VR game.

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Loom

Screenshot of the loom showing the inside of a tent with the game's famous distaff at the bottom of the screen

By the mid-90s, LucasArts had pretty much solved the formula for blockbuster adventure games. Most of their point-and-click games released later in the decade felt very similar in their basic design. But previous versions, like the 1990 game Loom, had more innovative and unproven elements. This is why Loom is still an important part of the genre’s history.

RELATED: Best LucasArts Games – Ranked

In most point-and-click games, puzzles are solved by collecting random items from your inventory and using them in the right place. But Loom took a different approach to puzzles. Each puzzle in the game has been solved using the unique distaff and its magical abilities. This meant that the puzzles had more logical solutions and made the game easier to complete compared to other point-and-click games.

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Full throttle

Full Throttle Cover Art, showing the main character and his bike in front of a Wild West themed salon

Looking at the best point-and-click games from LucasArts, most of them have one name in common; Tim Schafer. Full Throttle was one of this designer’s most memorable games released in 1995, with an intricate storyline and global design that many believe to be years ahead of its time.

Full Throttle still has a lot to offer new and old players of the genre. A unique dystopian future, well-written characters, a captivating plot and a high-quality voice played by stars such as Mark Hamil, make this game a work of art that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango's cover art, showing ghostly characters from the game in an old photo

Another LucasArts game designed by Tim Schafer, Grim Fandango, was released in 1998. With its unique 3D art style and surreal and fun take on the afterlife, it has managed to become one of the best video games in the world. late 90s.

With a recent remaster from Tim Schafer’s studio Double Fine Productions, Grim Fandango looks better than ever. Whether you want to replay an old classic or want to experience it for the first time, Grim Fandango won’t disappoint.

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

Monkey Island 2 art, characters sitting around a campfire

Whenever the topic is’ 90s point-and-click adventure games, LucasArts and Tim Schafer will be mentioned a lot. But the highlight of that time and collaboration is the 1991 game, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.

The game follows the story of Guybrush Threepwood, the thrill-seeking pirate, after the events of the first game. Unraveling the mysteries of Monkey Island throughout the series is the pinnacle of point-and-click games, and the second game is by far the best of them.

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Myst

Myst, a small island in the middle of the clouds

The indie game scene was not as mainstream and popular in the 90s as it is today. But while LucasArts predominantly dominated the point-and-click genre, there was an indie game that surpassed the competition and revolutionized the genre forever.

In 1993, Cyan Inc released Myst – An Adventure Game filled with mysterious locations, breathtaking scenes and innovative puzzles. The success of the original Myst paved the way for several sequels and other original titles such as Riven. Myst has been completely remastered for modern systems with Unreal Engine and is even available on VR.

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Top 25 best point-and-click adventure games https://greatmumadventure.com/top-25-best-point-and-click-adventure-games/ https://greatmumadventure.com/top-25-best-point-and-click-adventure-games/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/top-25-best-point-and-click-adventure-games/ Updated 04 October 2021: new entries added Since the late 90s, gamers have lamented that they no longer create point-and-click adventure games. The golden age of LucasArts games such as Monkey Island was over and gamers moved on to a simpler, less cerebral fare. Thankfully, the boom in smartphone gaming has seen, if not a […]]]>


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Since the late 90s, gamers have lamented that they no longer create point-and-click adventure games. The golden age of LucasArts games such as Monkey Island was over and gamers moved on to a simpler, less cerebral fare.

Thankfully, the boom in smartphone gaming has seen, if not a full-scale resurgence, then certainly a rekindled niche in the humble point-and-click adventure market. They’re often associated with other genres, such as storytelling games and puzzles, but the DNA is there for everyone to see.

What are point and click adventure games?

If you’ve never played a point-and-click adventure game before, typical ingredients include an emphasis on puzzles and dialogue rather than action. Such games tend to present to the heart an elaborate chain of cause and effect puzzles involving the unlikely interaction and combination of several elements.

Relaxing with a point-and-click fortune-telling is sort of the video game equivalent of curling up with a good book. You sit down, tune your brain to another frequency, and step into another world.

These 25 point-and-click adventure games on iPhone and iPad should be a great place to start.

Jon Munday’s original list, updated by Cristina Mesesan


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What are adventure games and how have they evolved? https://greatmumadventure.com/what-are-adventure-games-and-how-have-they-evolved/ https://greatmumadventure.com/what-are-adventure-games-and-how-have-they-evolved/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/what-are-adventure-games-and-how-have-they-evolved/ If you hear the term “adventure games,” you might think of video games like Tomb Raider and Uncharted; but these do not fit into the genre of adventure games. Or maybe it’s reminiscent of the pixelated point-and-clicks of oldies like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle; they are certainly adventure games, but the genre […]]]>


If you hear the term “adventure games,” you might think of video games like Tomb Raider and Uncharted; but these do not fit into the genre of adventure games. Or maybe it’s reminiscent of the pixelated point-and-clicks of oldies like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle; they are certainly adventure games, but the genre is much broader.

So what exactly are adventure games? How has the genre developed over the years and what is its future? We are going to tell you everything you need to know about adventure games.

The definition of adventure games

In a way, it’s hard to define a definition of an adventure game. You might get something different from everyone you ask for.

As such, it helps to first understand what an adventure game is not.

The adventure genre means something different in other mediums, something captivating and thrilling. Peter Pan is an adventure book and Indiana Jones is an adventure movie, but the elements that make up those stories don’t necessarily make up an adventure game.

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According to LiteraryTerms.net, adventures are defined as “a remarkable or unexpected trip, experience or event in which a person participates by chance”.

“Additionally, adventures generally include dangerous situations, short escapes, problems to be solved with intelligence and skill, exotic people and places, and courageous deeds.”

Many adventure games are about unexpected trips that happen by chance, but that’s not the heart of what makes them so. Additionally, while problem solving is central, the pace is often slow. As such, while the literary definition of adventure is subject-based, the definition of play is based on game mechanics.

A strong definition of adventure games comes from Adventure Gamers, which boils down to games that “focus on solving puzzles in a narrative setting, usually with little or no action elements.”

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This means that games like Tomb Raider and Uncharted are not adventure games. Although they contain puzzle solving, they are mostly action experiences. Likewise, games like Tetris and Candy Crush are very confusing, but they lack a narrative frame.

As defined by Adventure Gamers, an adventure game always contains some degree of storytelling, puzzles, and exploration.

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With this definition, it means that games like The Secret of Monkey Island, Broken Sword, Gabriel Knight, Machinarium, The Walking Dead, Life is Strange, Oxenfree, and Firewatch are all adventure games.

The history of adventure games

The first adventure game ever to be released was Colossal Cave Adventure in 1976. In fact, it is considered the first example of interactive fiction.

The game was developed by Will Crowther, who combined his caving hobby with his love of fantasy.

The screenshot of the colossal cave

This is where the textual adventure was born, followed by Adventureland and Zork. The story was told only through onscreen text, which the player could interact with by typing in simple commands like “go north” and “get the key”.

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In the 1980s, visual adventures were born. The first was Sierra On-Line’s Mystery House, which still required text entry but featured vector graphics.

As technology evolved, it allowed the introduction of bitmap graphics and animations. King’s Quest from 1984 is a perfect example.

maniac mansion screenshot

As the decade progressed with the advent of computer mice, point-and-click adventures like 1987’s Maniac Mansion came along. This game had no seizure. Instead, you click on the screen to move your character and select verbs (like “pick up”, “open” and “use”) at the bottom of the screen.

Some of the most influential and popular games in the genre appeared around this time and in the early 90s; primarily, but not exclusively, from developers like LucasArts and Sierra. The Secret of Monkey Island, Leisure Suit Larry, Broken Sword, Sam & Max: Hit the Road, and Full Throttle are all examples of games that are adored by many to this day.

In fact, this point-and-click style continues to be the backbone of many modern adventure games. Although the interface has been refined, often removing the verb picker in favor of a single click, Broken Age in 2014 and Thimbleweed Park in 2017 both found large audiences.

But let’s go back. As the ’90s progressed and technology continued to improve, adventure games saw the addition of luxuries like voice acting, while others experimented with interactive video (called FMV). .

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Some have ventured into 3D gameplay. Released in 1993, Myst has grown into one of the biggest and best-selling video games of all time. The game had a looser narrative and favored first-person exploration and puzzle solving, which 2016’s The Witness was heavily inspired by.

As the 90s progressed, the popularity of adventure games waned. One of the main reasons for this was that personal computers were able to handle more advanced gameplay, which led to blockbuster action titles like Doom.

During the 2000s, adventure games lost their popularity. This is perhaps best seen through the cancellation of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, an adventure game abandoned halfway into production by LucasArts, once the pioneers of the genre.

While adventure games were still being created, mostly by European and independent developers, their audiences were not what they once were.

What are modern adventure games?

In 2012, Double Fine, a studio run by adventure game veteran Tim Schafer, turned to Kickstarter to fund a classic point-and-click adventure game. The project raised $ 3.4 million and became the largest Kickstarter campaign so far.

The game was released in two parts and featured high profile actors like Elijah Wood and Jack Black. He has been the catalyst for many other game developers seeking independent funding through Kickstarter.

While the game was well received, it hasn’t really led to a much-publicized point-and-click revival (other than a few like Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse). Instead, the genre of adventure gaming was evolving.

The genre has grown to encompass choice-based narratives and walk simulators. The main promoter of this was Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, a five-part episodic series based on the comic book universe of the same name.

As a developer, Telltale had been instrumental in spreading the digital episodic cast through more mainstream adventure games like Sam & Max: Save the World, but The Walking Dead put the focus on puzzles for a more cinematic experience. Players are forced to make tough choices in dialogue and action, which has a ripple effect on the rest of the story.

This has led to a boom in choice-based games that have sold very well, like Life is Strange and Detroit: Become Human.

Walking simulators, as they are sometimes pejoratively called, were also born out of the traditional adventure. It’s games like Gone Home and Firewatch, often presented from a first-person perspective, that promote a strong storytelling experience without puzzles or challenges.

There are also visual novels, which are very popular in Japan, although their belonging to the adventure genre is questionable. Successful localized examples include the Phoenix Wright and Zero Escape series.

As for those more traditional point-and-click adventures? Many of them have found new audiences through remasters and re-releases (often on mobile platforms), like Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island, and Grim Fandango. In addition, you can still play the old ones on your modern system thanks to the ScummVM virtual machine.

Adventure games continue to thrive

Adventure games have been around since the dawn of video games. While the genre has evolved from text to full-fledged 3D experiences, it’s unlikely to go away for good.

People crave a good story; you can’t beat a well-told story. And if there’s one thing adventure games do best, it’s immerse you in their fictional worlds and let your imagination run wild.


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The rise and fall (and the rise) of point-and-click adventure games https://greatmumadventure.com/the-rise-and-fall-and-the-rise-of-point-and-click-adventure-games/ https://greatmumadventure.com/the-rise-and-fall-and-the-rise-of-point-and-click-adventure-games/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/the-rise-and-fall-and-the-rise-of-point-and-click-adventure-games/ Point-and-click adventure games occupy a unique space in the video game industry, combining gameplay focused on exploration and puzzle solving with gripping tales of adventure, mystery and discovery. Adventure games such Myst Where The secret of the monkey island, which gained popularity during the 1990s, seemed to be on the verge of fading away as […]]]>


Point-and-click adventure games occupy a unique space in the video game industry, combining gameplay focused on exploration and puzzle solving with gripping tales of adventure, mystery and discovery. Adventure games such Myst Where The secret of the monkey island, which gained popularity during the 1990s, seemed to be on the verge of fading away as advanced 3D computer graphics became the norm. In recent years, however, the point-and-click adventure genre has seen a revival, thanks to studios like Double Fine Productions, Telltale Games, Wadjet Eye Games, and other indie developers pushing the boundaries of storytelling, art direction, and puzzle design within this unique game medium.


As with many other narrative video games, point-and-click adventures owe a lot to textual / interactive fiction adventures, codified by 1970s games such as Adventure in the colossal cave and Zork I: The Underground Empire. In these games, players read descriptions for different areas, then interact with the objects and features they contain by typing text commands such as “Go North”, “Pick Up Lantern” or “Check Inventory”.

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Variants of interactive fiction such as The pawn, The Hobbit, and The Prisoner II introduced illustrations to complement their textual narratives, while the The King’s Quest The games released by Sierra Entertainment introduced real graphic environments in which a player could move their character using the arrows on the keyboard. These titles, however, lacked the iconic point-and-click interface of the entire genre. This particular leap forward in gaming became possible in 1984 when the first Apple Macintosh introduced the concept of an icon-based desktop computer controlled by both keyboard and mouse.

The first point-and-click adventure games in the 1980s


Point'n'Click Adventures Maniac Mansion

According to this article on Adventure Gamers.com, one of the first true point-and-click adventures was an Apple Macintosh game called Enchanted Scepters, a fantastic title where players could interact with objects in the game visuals by clicking on them. Successive games have added more versatile and complex ways for players to “point” and “click”, introducing visual inventories and buttons with verbal commands such as “open” and “speak”.

It was the B-Movie adventure game Manic mansion, released in 1987 by Lucasfilm Games, which really took point-and-click adventure game to its modern form. Manic mansion let players click on a selection of verbs in the command interface to “prime” their mouse icon. Then they could click on parts of the game’s graphics to interact with the environments and solve puzzles.

LucasArts and the Golden Age of Point-and-Click Adventure Games in the 90s


Lucasfilm Games, eventually rebranded as LucasArts, quickly dominated the adventure game market with titles such as The secret of monkey island, Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis, and Sam and Max hit the road. These were mostly lightweight games built around a design philosophy where players were free to experiment with different puzzle solutions without worrying about killing their characters or breaking their ability to progress. Non-LucasArts games such as Revolution Under a sky of steel (with the art of illustrator Daniel Gibbons), the Broken sword franchise and the adaptation of I have no mouth and I have to scream (chaired by Harlan Ellison himself) added darker, more mature themes to the point-and-click adventure genre, along with great 2D visuals and animations.

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As LucasArts, Revolution and other game studios refined the gameplay model established by Manic mansion, other developers were taking advantage of the new graphics capabilities of CD-ROMs to create different paradigms of point-and-click adventures. The 7th guest, a horror and mystery game from Trilobyte Games, and Myst, a fantasy science adventure created by Rand and Robyn Miller, both used pre-rendered 3D imagery, Full Motion video clips, and live actor footage to create stunning environments for players to click in in first person . These two games launched a whole sub-genre of first-person puzzle adventures such as that of Douglas Adam. Titanic spaceship and inspired old-school adventure game developers like LucasArts to experiment with 3D resources in games such as Grim Fandango.

Fall and the continuing renewal of point-and-click adventures


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As video games with real-time 3D graphics became more and more sophisticated, the popularity of 2D third-person puzzle adventures and pre-rendered 3D games like those of the Myst series has shrunk, to the point that some commentators at the start of the 21st century have argued that point-and-click adventure games are doomed to disappear. Instead, the point-and-click adventure genre ended up surviving and even being reborn in the 2010s thanks to the efforts of adventure game fans and developers always interested in exploring the medium.

As LucasArts moved away from point-and-click adventures, former company alumni formed independent studios that kept the genre alive. Double Fine, founded by Tim Schafer, has released remastered versions of LucasArt classics like Tentacle day, as well as original adventure games such as Broken age. Telltale Games has created sequels at Monkey island and Sam and Max franchises, while preparing entire libraries of branching storytelling sets adapted from franchises such as The walking dead, Borders, and Minecraft. Other modern adventure game developers include Wadjet Eye Games, the creators of the Blackwell series and the theme of urban fantasy Unacknowledged, and Tequila Works, creators of the murder mystery masquerade game The brutal sexy.

The future of point-and-click adventure games looks bright


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The rise in popularity of the point-and-click adventure genre can be attributed to several factors. First, gamers nostalgic for the adventures they played in the 1980s and 1990s eagerly engulfed sequels, remasters, and remakes of classics such as the Monkey island Games. Second, Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms have made it easier for point-and-click adventure developers to fund their niche titles. Third, modern smartphones and tablets with touch screens are gaming platforms well suited to point-and-click adventure interfaces, allowing players to literally touch in-game objects and characters.

Far from disappearing, point-and-click adventure games are now a solid mainstay of the gaming industry, a genre for gamers who are interested in tales of mystery and challenges overcome by intelligence and logic rather than by violence and reflexes. Indeed, as virtual reality headsets become more accessible, the genre could even undergo a further evolution, like the latest VR remake of Myst seems to foreshadow.

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It was about time, adventure games all looked pretty much the same. There were text adventures, then a new generation of text adventures with better graphics, then point-and-click adventures like Monkey Island and Broken Sword.

But the genre has exploded since the invention of the smartphone, going in so many different directions that we don’t even know what an adventure game is anymore. This list covers everything from cutting edge storytelling experiences to spooky political allegories.

A mix of traditional and more modern ideas, The Frostrune tells a story of Nordic magic and bizarre events. There are puzzles, a gripping tale, and so much more in this one.

A modern take on the adventure genre with a story that will captivate you from the start. The best adventure games make you think in different ways, and Life is Strange certainly does.

A magnificent story of lonely robots in a strange and wordless future. You’ve probably played Machinarium before, but if you haven’t, you should definitely pick it up again. Otherwise, try one of Amanita Design’s other games.

Love oozes from every pore of Forager. At least it oozes the pixelart portrait of developer Mariano Cavallero who greets you when you start the game. A labor of love, Forager is an ultra-rational crafting game that lets you explore an island by collecting resources, by building structures, leveling up, crafting tools, etc. He reduces the genre to its very essence, then refines that essence until it is irresistible.

FMV games have made an unlikely comeback lately, and The Complex is one of the finest and most star-studded examples. Not only does it offer decent production values, with brilliant sets and compelling makeup, but it features actors you can recognize on shows like Grantchester, Letterkenny and even – gasp – Game of Thrones. There is also a Telltale style relationship tracker and several endings to discover.

Far: Lone Sails is a fascinating game. Set in a barren desert, he sees you piloting a strange land vessel of your own design and construction. Your virtual life in this empty dusty landscape is all about making repairs, finding fuel, protecting yourself from the elements, and avoiding obstacles. It’s a simple life, made so touching that it would have made streamer Limmy cry.

Originally designed for virtual reality – and therefore arguably not ideal without it – EQQO is a unique puzzle adventure game that takes you to Ethiopia. You play as Eqqo, a blind boy trying to protect an egg as he navigates a magical world of mysterious rooms and ancient temple mechanics. You may struggle with the non-VR interface, but it’s worth sticking with EQQO to experience its music and narration.

Nobody likes high school, but Hope’s Peak is in a league of its own, when it comes to bullshit. It is ruled by an evil teddy bear principal who forces the students to kill each other. You play as a normal teenager going through the trials of moving to a new school and building a network of friendships while trying to survive the massacre and identify the culprits in your ranks.

The most conventional adventure game on this list, Truberbrook is a classic LucasArts-style point-and-click affair set in a parallel 1960s universe. You are a scientist, summoned by a lottery win to a rural village. isolated in Germany and involved in a Cold War plot. The gameplay is solid, but what really sets Truberbrook apart is its beautiful, handcrafted and technologically enhanced stop motion graphics.

Much like Jaws is not a shark movie, despite appearances to the contrary, The First Tree is not a game about a fox in search of its young. The fox thing is a metaphor, for a son trying to reconnect with his sick father in the Alaskan wilderness. From a gameplay point of view, The First Tree presents you with simple puzzles that you will overcome quickly, because that is not the challenge. This is the journey of life, man.

Samsara Room is a prequel to the stunning Rusty Lake horror adventure games from Rusty Lake and a total remake of its first title. He drops you off in a spooky room and challenges you to escape using the items you find there. The puzzles are well designed, but the real joy of Samsara Room is how spooky it is. Rusty Lake has a knack for mobile horror, and this lovingly restored adventure will disturb and entertain you to the same extent.

My God, they can do some smart things these days. Pitch Black: A Detective’s Demise is a black detective adventure game built entirely around sound. You’ll explore Dystopian District 5, avoiding deadly creatures and other dangers, while trying to hunt down “her” – all with your ears, of course, your imagination. It’s not the first audio adventure game we’ve come across, but we’re always happy when a new one arrives.

Like The First Tree, GRIS is an adventure game that is completely free of challenge and danger. Instead, he wants you to focus on the story that unfolds, about a young woman going through a painful experience. Her regret is manifested in her outfit, which acquires new abilities as the story unfolds. While there are puzzles and platform sections here, GRIS is all about admiring the magnificent artwork and absorbing the history.

Some adventure games are more equal than others. Orwell’s Animal Farm is a slightly odd proposition – an adventure game where you play as the animals rising up and taking over Manor Farm in George Orwell’s classic allegory of Soviet communism. But it’s handled with such intelligence and sensitivity that it somehow works. Few developers would have the cajones to turn a literary classic into a game, but it paid off for The Dairymen.

Less is more. The less instructions a game gives you, visual cues, illustrations, etc., the more you have to create for yourself in your brain. In the end, you will be happier for it. That’s the guiding principle of Ord., An ultra-streamlined text adventure that is limited to simple one-word prompts and subtle visual effects, like lines crisscrossing the screen to indicate rain. It’s totally unique and an absolute gem.

Lineweight, from ultra-hip developer Cipher Prime, is an innovative multimedia storytelling company that explores different facets of the human experience through five chapters. There’s no actual gameplay – you just need to swipe across the screen to reveal new text and visual effects. You might like. You might hate him. But Lineweight is totally original and a great example of the impact of technology on the ancient art of storytelling.

Developer Joe Richardson describes The Procession to Calvary as Pythonesque in his Google Play Store blurb, and there’s no other word. Assembled from Renaissance paintings, accompanied by rousing classical music and full of sheer paper beheadings, this singular point-and-click adventure game is like a Terry Gilliam cartoon that you can play. Fortunately, this is also a solid adventure game.


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Top 25 Best Point And Click Adventure Games | Articles https://greatmumadventure.com/top-25-best-point-and-click-adventure-games-articles/ https://greatmumadventure.com/top-25-best-point-and-click-adventure-games-articles/#respond Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/top-25-best-point-and-click-adventure-games-articles/ Updated July 27, 2021: new entries added Since the late 90s, gamers have lamented that they no longer create point-and-click adventure games. The golden age of LucasArts games like Monkey Island was over and gamers moved on to a simpler, less cerebral fare. Thankfully, the boom in smartphone gaming has seen, if not a full-scale […]]]>


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Since the late 90s, gamers have lamented that they no longer create point-and-click adventure games. The golden age of LucasArts games like Monkey Island was over and gamers moved on to a simpler, less cerebral fare.

Thankfully, the boom in smartphone gaming has seen, if not a full-scale resurgence, then certainly a rekindled niche in the humble point-and-click adventure market. They’re often associated with other genres, such as storytelling games and puzzles, but the DNA is there for everyone to see.

What are point and click adventure games?

If you’ve never played a point-and-click adventure game before, typical ingredients include the emphasis on puzzles and dialogue over action. Such games tend to have at their heart an elaborate chain of cause and effect puzzles involving the unlikely interaction and combination of several elements.

Relaxing with a point-and-click fortune-telling is sort of the video game equivalent of curling up with a good book. You sit down, tune your brain to another frequency, and step into another world.

These 25 point-and-click adventure games on iPhone and iPad should be a great place to start.

Jon Munday’s original list, updated by Cristina Mesesan

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Best point-and-click adventure games on Nintendo Switch, ranked https://greatmumadventure.com/best-point-and-click-adventure-games-on-nintendo-switch-ranked/ https://greatmumadventure.com/best-point-and-click-adventure-games-on-nintendo-switch-ranked/#respond Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/best-point-and-click-adventure-games-on-nintendo-switch-ranked/ The point-and-click adventure game genre is loved and not just because it’s been around since the early days of PC gaming. The genre also offers variety and has an easy to grasp and play nature. Of course, not all point-and-click adventure games are created equal. For every fantastic release, there is definitely a title that […]]]>


The point-and-click adventure game genre is loved and not just because it’s been around since the early days of PC gaming. The genre also offers variety and has an easy to grasp and play nature. Of course, not all point-and-click adventure games are created equal. For every fantastic release, there is definitely a title that is best to avoid.

RELATED: How Mass Effect Was Made Into A Monkey Island-Style Point-And-Click Game

Fortunately, for Nintendo Switch fans, the point-and-click genre thrives on the platform with new games being added all the time. The Nintendo Switch is perhaps the best place to play these styles of games, as they often provide a more relaxed experience with simpler controls. While there is a plethora of point-and-click games to choose from, the following ten are some of the best the Switch has to offer.


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Lair of the Mechanical God

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Lair of the Clockwork God is one of the most interesting and unique point-and-click adventure games, because it is also a platform game. In this game, you play as Ben and Dan, alternating between them as the story unfolds. Ben and Dan must prevent every apocalypse from happening at the same time.

In terms of gameplay, you play the point-and-click adventure sections as Ben, which will help create things Dan can use during the platform sections.

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Darkestville Castle

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Darkestville Castle is a fantastic point-and-click adventure game that draws on many titles and inspirations from early genre titles such as The Curse of Monkey Island. Darkestville Castle introduces you as Cid, a skeleton-like demon who enjoys wreaking havoc in the town of Darkestville every night, but all with a jovial demeanor.

However, Cid’s longtime rival Dan Teapot has other plans and won’t make it easy for him. Darkestville Castle shines with its challenging puzzles, playful sense of humor, and dose of Gothic sensibility.

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Willy Morgan and the Bone Town Curse

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Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town is a highly stylized and dynamic point-and-click game set in a pirate-themed fantasy world. However, there are a few modern touches in Willy Morgan’s world that provide a nice contrast of periods. This game features equal portions of humorous moments and thoughtful puzzle gameplay.

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Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town can be quite a difficult experience due to its non-linear gameplay and devious puzzles. Fortunately, the game offers many different items and solutions to keep the gameplay fresh from moment to moment.

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Nine Witches: Family Disruption

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Nine Witches: Family Disruption is an occult-tinged point-and-click game set in Norway, where a German division in WWII mistakenly unleashed a supernatural curse on the world. In this dark and comedic adventure, you will play as Alexei Krakovitz and Akiro Kagasawa as they work to stop this heinous event from spreading.

What really sets Nine Witches apart is the ability to roam freely through different environments, explore clues, and solve tricky puzzles. There are quite a few challenges in this game as the items that the characters collect are not always used as initially thought, instead requiring problem solving.

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Detective Gallo

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Detective Gallo is an original, charming and hilarious point-and-click adventure game that features lush hand-painted and animated graphics. Detective Gallo is charged with a crazy case, a case that tests all his abilities. Unfortunately, for everyone, Detective Gallo is also a cranky chicken.

The crazy story concerns the killing of various plants for no apparent reason. No one seems to really care except for a billionaire who is willing to pay for answers. This game contains downright tricky puzzle sections mixed with traditional adventure-style gameplay.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is another lovingly crafted entry in the KING art series and the obvious sequel to the Book of Unwritten Tales. This new entry features multiple characters to play as and a silly story that parodies many popular franchises such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is unique in that it contains hundreds of puzzles, most of which are based on logic and deduction. Since you can play multiple characters in the fantasy realm of Aventasia, you will have to explore and try out different combinations and interactions of objects.

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The last door

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The Last Door is a unique and mysterious horror-themed point-and-click adventure game that features muted pixel art style and moody Gothic-inspired music. The final gate is set in Victorian England, and players take on the role of Jeremiah Devitt, who, after receiving a cryptic message, returns to an old friend’s property to uncover the mystery.

The Last Door sets itself apart from its counterparts with some truly edgy gameplay moments and devious puzzle sections. The key to being successful against otherworldly forces in this game is to fully explore every nook and cranny to find hidden objects and pieces of lore.

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Broken age

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Broken Age is a colorful, family-friendly point-and-click adventure game created by the lovely people of Double Fine Productions, the creators of Psychonauts. Broken Age stars Vella and Shay, two teenagers who look a lot alike but with one major difference: They live in completely different parallel timelines.

The most unique aspect of Broken Age is that you can freely switch between Vella and Shay in order to solve puzzles, find items, and complete quests or story loops that only exist in each of their respective worlds.

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Grim Fandango Remastered

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The original PC version of Grim Fandango is a timeless classic, period. So it’s no surprise that the remastered version for the Nintendo Switch is still as appealing as ever, especially for newcomers to the series. Set in the land of the dead, you play as Manny Calavera, a travel agent who works for the Department of Death.

RELATED: Grim Fandango Designer Tim Schafer Thanks Fan Wikis for Helping Devs Check the Facts

Unfortunately for Manny, a conspiracy threatens not only his livelihood but also his eternal salvation. Grim Fandango is a staple of the genre that every point-and-click adventure fan should try at least once. This remastered version includes better lighting, music and graphics.

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Anthropodes Park

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Thimbleweed Park is a modern take on the point-and-click genre that also happens to be a love letter to the genre, created by veterans Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. Thimbleweed Park is all about weird and disturbing events in the titular city. This story centers on five playable characters who were drawn to the city for a single purpose, but none of them know it.

Thimbleweed Park, like the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion that inspired it, is full of witty jokes, goofy lines, and endless puzzle play, all wrapped up in a crazy narrative.

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3 of LucasArts’ best point-and-click adventure games are free at Amazon Prime Gaming https://greatmumadventure.com/3-of-lucasarts-best-point-and-click-adventure-games-are-free-at-amazon-prime-gaming/ https://greatmumadventure.com/3-of-lucasarts-best-point-and-click-adventure-games-are-free-at-amazon-prime-gaming/#respond Sun, 04 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/3-of-lucasarts-best-point-and-click-adventure-games-are-free-at-amazon-prime-gaming/ In case you didn’t know yet, Amazon Prime Gaming rewards members with monthly free PC games at a single $ 2.99 per month. and if you’re a kid of the ’90s, you’ll remember the good old days of point-and-click adventure games from Sierra and LucasArts. This month, Prime Gaming began offering the first of three […]]]>


In case you didn’t know yet, Amazon Prime Gaming rewards members with monthly free PC games at a single $ 2.99 per month. and if you’re a kid of the ’90s, you’ll remember the good old days of point-and-click adventure games from Sierra and LucasArts.

This month, Prime Gaming began offering the first of three of its greatest point-and-click adventure classics, starting with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (1st of July), Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis (August 1) and Sam & Max: Hit the road (September 1st).

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If you don’t know what the games are all about, check out their respective full videos below. But of course, nothing beats playing them for yourselves.

Besides the three LucasArts classics, there are several other games to claim for free this month, such as Telltale Games’ Batman – The Enemy Within and several other independent titles. Check out the full slate via the trailer below.

Now is a great time to explore an Amazon Prime membership, as the free perks mean users won’t have to worry about wasting money on an unpleasant and bland gaming experience, so this is a situation. Win-Win: More games at zero cost, combined with other perks like access to Amazon Prime Video, super-fast delivery on Amazon Fresh, fast delivery and more. If you are a new user, the Prime membership is free for the first month, then only S $ 2.99 for each subsequent month.

And should you decide to upgrade your playstation? Amazon has a dedicated one-stop-shop game store that caters to all of your needs, from console and PC peripherals to a host of other video game titles.


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Prime Gaming Brings Three Classic LucasArts Adventure Games This Summer https://greatmumadventure.com/prime-gaming-brings-three-classic-lucasarts-adventure-games-this-summer/ https://greatmumadventure.com/prime-gaming-brings-three-classic-lucasarts-adventure-games-this-summer/#respond Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/prime-gaming-brings-three-classic-lucasarts-adventure-games-this-summer/ Amazon today announced that it will offer a series of classic LucasArts games to its Prime users throughout the summer. In total, Amazon will be offering three games to Prime users: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on July 1, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on August 1, and Sam & Max: […]]]>


Amazon today announced that it will offer a series of classic LucasArts games to its Prime users throughout the summer. In total, Amazon will be offering three games to Prime users: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on July 1, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on August 1, and Sam & Max: Hit the Road on September 1.

All three games are adventure games with the classic point-and-click style of play. Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is an updated version of the title with a new score and a new artistic design. Fate of Atlantis should hold us back until we get this Indiana Jones Bethesda game that’s in the works. This is Sam & Max’s second title to release this summer, as the duo’s This Time It’s Virtual VR game is set to launch very soon.

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In case you didn’t already know, one of the perks of Prime Gaming is that you get free games every month, along with various other in-game perks. Amazon typically advertises the games on a monthly basis. Therefore, staggering the games over several months is a special event.

These games will be offered in addition to the free games that will be available to Prime members throughout the month of July. Amazon has announced that its July Prime Gaming line will include Batman: The Enemy Within, Rad, The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Curse, Tales of the Neon Sea, Automachef, and Portal Dogs.

Classic LucasArts titles have made a comeback on various game subscription services, including Prime Gaming. Last October, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer announced that remastered versions of several classic LucasArts games – Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Full Throttle Remastered – will be coming to Xbox Game Pass.


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