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The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

Adventure 30 August 2019

Man of Medan is a horror adventure game opening The Dark Pictures Anthology. The game tells the story of the discovery of a sunken wreck from the Second World War. The game is very non-linear and it is up to us who will survive and how the whole story will end.

The Executioner
The Executioner

RPG 31 July 2019

An R-rated hybrid game combining elements of RPG and visual novels. The players assume the role of the executioner who handles torturing and killing people on a daily basis, and at the same time is trying to take care of his mental health.

Life is Strange
Life is Strange

Adventure 30 January 2015

An episodic adventure game created by the developers of Remember Me, a French studio DONTNOD. The game bears a resemblance to Telltale Games titles. Its protagonist is a 12th grade student named Max Caulfield, who returns to her home town in Oregon after years of absence. Together with her old friend she tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of her schoolmate, which prompts a series of strange events. The story is the essential part for the game, whereas gameplay mechanics are based on the well-proven formula employed by Telltale, which combines free exploration and difficult choices with non-obvious consequences. An interesting addition to the gameplay is the fact that Max possesses the power to manipulate time, allowing you to experience another version of events without having to restart an entire episode. On the technical side, the game is well-designed and well-executed, featuring expressive, slightly cartoonish graphics.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis

RPG 23 April 2019

The Fate of Atlantis is a second DLC to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The developers divided the story into several episodes. This expansion takes the players to a mythical city where they not only have to face divine beings, but also discover the secrets of the first civilization.

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season One
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season One

Adventure 24 April 2012

An episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The main theme of The Walking Dead: Season One revolves around a dramatic struggle for survival in a world infested by zombies. The player assumes the role of Lee Everett, one of the few survivors. The gameplay emphasizes exploration, dialogues, collecting items, and puzzle solving. The most significant feature are in-game moral choices the protagonist has to make, and whose consequences are often made visible only after some time. The developers created a highly interactive environment to give the players a good degree of freedom in puzzle solving. The Walking Dead: Season One catches the eye with its comic-like style, achieved with cel shading.

Life is Strange 2
Life is Strange 2

Adventure 27 September 2018

The second entry in the series of episodic adventure games developed by Dontnod Entertainment. Similarly to the previous entry in the series, the story in Life is Strange 2 is non-linear and its course is determined by the decisions made by the players during the game.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Adventure 31 August 2017

A prequel to Life is Strange – an episodic adventure game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment. The new title was developed by Deck Nine Games and it enables the player to assume the role of Chloe Price, a character well known from the original game. The story presents how the protagonist met Rachel Amber and how the strong bond between two teenagers was born. It is worth mentioning that Chloe has no special abilities – this means that the choices made during the game cannot be changed. Life is Strange: Before the Storm focuses on gradually revealing pieces of the story and making various decisions that impact the plot. All other aspects of the game, like exploration, interactions with NPC and riddle solving, are secondary to the above mentioned elements. Similarly to the first entry in the series, the game has expressive graphics that features pastel colors.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season
The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Adventure 14 August 2018

The final season of the adventure game franchise The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. This time the developers decided to focus again on Clementine and present her final adventures in the world filled by zombies.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade

RPG 04 December 2018

The first big expansion to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, divided into three episodes. Legacy of the First Blade allows the players to stand by the side of Darius, the first hero to use the series' iconic hidden blade.

Pathologic 2
Pathologic 2

Adventure 23 May 2019

Remake of a unique horror action adventure game from Ice-Pick Lodge, which originally launched in 2005 for PC. Its new version was created according to the developers’ first concept, which was previously impossible to realize in full, due to technological and financial limitations. Pathologic takes you to a small town, whose citizens suffer from a mysterious disease. In order to combat the epidemic the local authorities hire a group of independent individuals, whose task is to stop the spread of the virus before it is too late. All characters work independently from each other and conduct their own investigations. When compared with the original version, Pathologic Remake offers much better graphics, generated by the Unity engine. Emphasis was also put on new quests and plots, better gameplay balance, and improved AI of NPCs, as well as professional voiceover, the lack of which was the biggest fault of the original game.

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Season One
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Season One

Adventure 02 December 2014

A game by Telltale Games, the studio behind many others similar productions, designed as an episodic adventure game based on the HBO’s popular TV show Game of Thrones - an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. The game features an original story overlapping with the events presented in the seasons 3-5 of the TV series. This six-part episodic story focuses on the House Forrester, whose members, although missing from the TV show, appeared in the fifth book of the saga. Known for ironwood trade, the Forresters are trying to survive the War of the Five Kings, while competing with House Whitehill. Gameplay employs the classic point-and-click mechanics. The game lets you visit many well-known locations from across both the Westeros and Essos continents, and observe the events from the perspective of several characters whose actions have direct impact on the fate of the two families.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier

Adventure 20 December 2016

The third full-fledged season of the popular series of episodic adventure games developed by Telltale Games based on the cult comics and TV series, The Walking Dead. The mechanics of the game are similar as in previous installments of the series and they concentrate on exploration and conversations with non-playable characters. In difference to classic adventure games, The Walking Dead: Season Three lacks typical puzzles and the focus is on making various moral choices which are the main factor that shapes the story of the game. A new feature in the game is a special system that allows moving saved games between various platforms. It is possible to import saves from Season Two and continue the plots started there with all consequences of the choices previously made.

The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 1
The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 1

Adventure 11 October 2013

An episodic adventure game based on the popular Fables comic book series. The Wolf Among Us was developed by Telltale Games, studio that used the same mechanics as in its previous title, The Walking Dead. The protagonists are fairy creatures that were forced to look for a safe haven in the human world where they must hide their true nature. During the game the player can encounter many characters known from the comic books – including the Big Bad Wolf, Snow White or Ichabod Crane. The gameplay is focused mostly on visiting locations, conversing with NPCs, solving riddles and making hard decisions. The Wolf Among Us employs comic book-like visuals and, as usual, cel-shading.

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season Two
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season Two

Adventure 17 December 2013

A sequel to the repeatedly awarded adventure game The Walking Dead: Season One by American studio Telltale Games. The plot of The Walking Dead: Season Two is a continuation of the story from the first installment. This time you play as the 11-years-old Clementine, who, like the other characters, is trying to survive in the world infested by a zombie epidemic. The game mechanics remain the same, focusing on exploration, talking to NPCs, searching for items, and solving puzzles. The decisions you make affect the story even much later in the game. Like the first installment from 2012, The Walking Dead: Season Two was released as a series of episodes.

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - Season 1
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - Season 1

Adventure 13 October 2015

An episodic adventure game created by Telltale Games, the experts of the genre, in cooperation with Mojang Ab, The game is set in the cult universe of Minecraft, whose world stands on the brink of destruction, and the only chance of saving it is a legendary brotherhood, known as the Order of the Stone. You play as a character named Jesse, who, together with his friends, sets off on a perilous journey to find the Order and save the world. The title is modeled after other productions from the studio, consisting of 5 separate episodes, throughout which you have to make tough choices that shape the story. What puts this game apart from other Telltale Games titles is the graphics, far from their traditional comic stylistics. Instead, the game features distinctive voxel-art graphics, which means both the environment and characters look like made of big square blocks.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Action 10 October 2007

The second official expansion pack to Half-Life 2 that shows the following adventures of the two characters known from the previous installments – Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance. This time the action focuses on the secret data which the two protagonists obtained while escaping from alien citadel. In this episode the player visits much more varied locations (forests, a military base and an abandoned mine). The developers introduced a new 2-person vehicle and a completely new weapon. Additionally, the distinctive Gravity Gun received some completely new abilities. It can be used for example against Hunters, the new type of small but quite troublesome enemies. As for the technical and gameplay matters, Episode Two doesn’t change anything, instead employing the well received solutions known from previous installments. It is worth mentioning that the in-game riddles have become much harder.

Dreamfall Chapters
Dreamfall Chapters

Adventure 21 October 2014

The third installment in the series of adventure games started in 1999 with Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Dreamfall: Chapters was developed by Red Thread Games led by Ragnar Tornquist. The story of the game presents further adventures of the young protagonist, Zoe Castillo, who thanks to her highly unusual powers is able to travel between three worlds: the magical Arcadia, the technologically advanced Stark and the mysterious Storytime. Since it is a traditional adventure game, the gameplay focuses on such features like item gathering, conversations with non-playable characters and riddle solving. Despite the rather small budget of the game, developers of Dreamfall: Chapters have created attractive visuals generated by using the popular Unity Engine.

Batman: The Telltale Series
Batman: The Telltale Series

Adventure 02 August 2016

Another episodic adventure game developed by the experienced American studio Telltale Games, who had produced many highly acclaimed video games based on famous films, books, and comic books, such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Batman: A Telltale Game Series takes you into the grim city of Gotham, however, unlike Rocksteady’s popular action game series, Telltale Games’ production focuses on Bruce Wayne himself, showing his moral dilemmas and the burden imposed on him by the constant fight against corruption and crime. In terms of gameplay the title does not stray far from the studio’s previous productions. As always, the key element of gameplay is making tough choices that influence the way the story unfolds – and not just within one chapter but across the entire season.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series

Adventure 10 September 2019

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is the complete edition of all The Walking Dead branded adventures created by Telltale studio. In addition to the games themselves, the collection also includes behind the scenes materials.

The Grand Tour Game
The Grand Tour Game

Racing 15 January 2019

A racing game based on the eponymous Amazon Prime show. In The Grand Tour Game, you play as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, and face various challenges straight from the show.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

Adventure 04 December 2013

The fifth installment of a classic series of point and click adventure games whose origins can be traced back to 1996. The player travels around the planet while leading a pair of heroes that solve the puzzles of old. The game was developed thanks to a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter.

Elea
Elea

Adventure 06 September 2018

A science fiction adventure game developed by Kyodai. The developers were inspired by the works of Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and Stanis³aw Lem. The player assumes the role of Catherine Jones; the heroine is on a space journey aboard the Pilgrimage II ship when she unexpectedly loses consciousness. Having awakened, she discovers that the vessels is abandoned, while Kazumi, the on-board artificial intelligence, is damaged and trying to take complete control of the ship. The protagonist has to face not only the aggressive program by thwarting its authoritarian inclinations, but also her own weaknesses and tragic memories. The gameplay of Project Elea is based on exploring futuristic locations and solving various environmental puzzles that involve primarily manipulating the ship's systems. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 which provides high-quality three-dimensional graphics. The title supports VR headsets as an option.

The Council
The Council

Adventure 13 March 2018

The Council is an adventure game comprising of five separate episodes. The action of the game is set on an island, on which members of a secret society of influential people from the second half of 18th century arrive to hold their meetings. During their adventure, the players have to explore various locations, talk to NPCs, make difficult decisions, and solve puzzles using the system of fifteen skills that can be developed throughout the game.

Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode One

Action 01 June 2006

The first expansion to Half-Life 2. Its action takes place directly after the events shown in the predecessor and expands the storyline with new plots. Once more the player becomes the main protagonist of the series: Gordon Freeman, accompanied, once again, by Alyx Vance. The two characters are tasked with escaping from an alien citadel – the place where the basic version of the game ended. During the game, the player meets many characters known from previous installments of the series and has to face not only the soldiers of the Combine, but new types of enemies as well. As for the game mechanics, the game is filled with all the elements thanks to which Half-Life 2 was successful – including a large dose of action, hard puzzles, and narrative cutscenes. The Source Engine was improved with a set of new effects that improved the game's visuals. In contrast to the original game, the expansion is focused mostly on single player experience.

Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within
Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within

Adventure 08 August 2017

The second season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which debuted in 2016. In this adventure game by Telltale Games (the developers of such titles as The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series) the player follows the dark story of Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego. This time Batman has to challenge both Joker and Riddler as well as a merciless federal agent who has just came to the city of Gotham. The story is split into five episodes, the first one of which launched in August 2017. In the game you get to explore small locations, talk to characters met there, play through QTE sequences and, of course, make difficult moral decisions that determine how the story unfolds. Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within features actors that made the appearance in the first game. Batman is starred by Troy Baker, while his arch-nemesis Joker by Anthony Ingruber.

Bear With Me
Bear With Me

Adventure 08 August 2016

A point-and-click adventure game in which players play Amber - a girl looking for her missing brother. However, the protagonist is not alone, as she is accompanied by the grumpy Ted E. Bear, a plush teddy bear that is a retired detective. Characteristic feature of Bear With Me is monochromatic graphics maintained in cartoon style.