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Death Stranding
Death Stranding

Action 08 November 2019

An action adventure game to be available on PlayStation 4 and later on also PC. The title was designed by the industry legend and co-creator of the Metal Gear series, Hideo Kojima. The story of Death Stranding focuses on the evolution of human race and on the “connection” motive which redefines the role of failure and death in videogames. American actor Norman Reedus who is well known for his role in The Walking Dead TV series plays the role of the main protagonist of the title.

PCPS4

Subnautica
Subnautica

Adventure 23 January 2018

A sandbox game by Unknown Worlds that combines elements of action-adventure productions and RPGs. As the game’s universe draws inspiration from such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, at the bottom of the ocean you can find bizarre sea monsters, as well as remnants of futuristic buildings and ships. The player assumes the role of a captain of an advanced submarine, and explores the depths of the ocean.

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No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky

Action 09 August 2016

A science-fiction, sandbox action game with a focus on multiplayer mode. It was created by Hello Games, company known for the colorful arcade production Joe Danger. The game is set in the distant future in the yet uncharted parts of the cosmos, and the gameplay is presented in two forms. We explore the successive corners of the universe piloting a spacecraft, like we do in typical space-sim productions. Upon landing on a newly discovered planet, the game switches to first-person view.

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The Long Dark
The Long Dark

Adventure 01 August 2017

A first person survival sandbox game, developed by independent Canadian studio Hinterland. The team includes veteran game developers, who previously worked for Relic Entertainment, Volition, and BioWare. The game takes you into a post-apocalyptic world after a massive geomagnetic storm. With all electronic devices disabled and water and food supplies running low, the player has to struggle to survive the incoming winter.

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Martha Is Dead
Martha Is Dead

Adventure 24 February 2022

First-person adventure game maintained in the genre of a dark psychological thriller. Martha is Dead transfers us to Tuscany in 1944. The production is the responsibility of an independent studio LKA, the creator of The Town of Light.

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Astroneer
Astroneer

Adventure 06 February 2019

A sandbox game by System Era Softworks. Astroneer is set in the 25th century, when the civilization on Earth has developed enough for interstellar travel to become an everyday occurrence. It resulted in a certain kind of gold fever — people started to explore other planets on their own, driven by the desire of getting rich quick. The open world of the game is procedurally generated, and the surfaces of planets and moons are made of voxels.

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Death Stranding: Director's Cut
Death Stranding: Director's Cut

Action 24 September 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut is the enhanced version of the 2019 action adventure game set in post-apocalyptic North America after Death Stranding. The main designer of the game is Hideo Kojima, an game industry legend.

PCPS5

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Adventure 25 September 2014

A dark, first-person adventure game developed by The Astronauts - a Polish team led by Adrian Chmielarz, the co-founder of People Can Fly. The player is put in the shoes of Paul Prospero - a detective who has developed certain paranormal abilities. The protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind the vanishing of a young boy. The player traverses an extensive, open world - the game is non-linear and the player is free to explore and look for subsequent clues.

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Titanic: Honor and Glory
Titanic: Honor and Glory

Adventure February 2023

A first-person adventure game from ORM Entertainment, which was initially supposed to be nothing more than modification to the popular shooter Crysis 2. Its story revolves around the disaster of the famous ocean liner, which sunk in 1912 with hundreds of people on board. We play as a man named Robert Morgan, who, due to false accusations, has to hide aboard the liner from the police.

PCXONEPS4

Subnautica: Below Zero
Subnautica: Below Zero

Adventure 14 May 2021

An expansion for Subnautica, in which we explore the ice-bound areas of the planet 4546B. As we play, we explore the game world and reveal its secrets.

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Sable
Sable

Adventure 23 September 2021

Three-dimensional exploratory adventure game in which we play the role of a young girl named Sable crossing the desert filled with ancient ruins and forgotten wrecks of spacecraft. The production has a large open map, the structure of which encourages players to explore the fictional world by themselves.

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Journey
Journey

Adventure 13 March 2012

Developed by the thatgamecompany studio, Journey is a remarkably unique exploration game, in which we embark on a journey through the desert sands. Our goal is to reach the summit of a great mountain, constantly visible on the horizon.

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Outer Wilds
Outer Wilds

Adventure 30 May 2019

An exploration adventure game, in which you play as a recruit of the new space program called Outer Wilds Ventures. Your task is to study a mysterious solar system functioning in a time loop.

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Visage
Visage

Adventure 30 October 2020

A psychological horror game and the debut work from SadSquare - an independent studio. The story is non-linear and focuses on a gloomy household that has seen many frightening events throughout the years - it has a history of driving entire families insane, leading to numerous killings and suicides. The protagonist is trapped inside the house, and apart from getting out of there, their goal is to solve the mystery behind the place.

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Observer
Observer

Adventure 15 August 2017

A psychological first-person horror from the Polish developer studio Bloober Team, known best for another horror game, entitled Layers of Fear. Observer is set in a cyberpunk universe, in Cracow of 2048. In the game you play as Daniel Lazarski (starred by Rutger Hauer, known from the film Blade Runner), a detective able to hack into people’s minds.

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The Touryst
The Touryst

Adventure 21 November 2019

The Tourist is a retro-style adventure game. During the game, the player takes on the role of the title tourist, who visits the corners of the tropical island.

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What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch

Adventure 25 April 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a unique adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow, which focuses on the evanescence of life. The game tells a set of short stories about the fate of the members of a certain American family that has been cursed. The history told in those episodes takes place over a span of one hundred years in Washington state, a place filled with forests and mountains, a location that resembles a little the cult TV show Twin Peaks.

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Obduction
Obduction

Adventure 24 August 2016

A first-person perspective adventure game with logic elements, developed by Cyan - the creators of the cult adventure game series, Myst. Obduction, created as a Myst’s spiritual successor, tells a story of a man who finds a bizarre organic artifact that fell from the sky and is taken by it into a strange world. In the game, our task is to figure out where are we, and then find a way back home.

PCXONEPS4

The Witness
The Witness

Puzzle 26 January 2016

A first-person adventure game with logic puzzles, developed by the creator of Braid – Jonathan Blow and his independent studio Number None. The game takes you to a large, mysterious island, whose all inhabitants vanished without a trace. Gameplay has you explore this vast world, solve logic puzzles, and search for clues that will help you solve the mysteries of this place. Game mechanics resemble the cult Myst series.

PCXONEPS4X360PS3ANDiOS

Silent Hills
Silent Hills

Adventure canceled

Another fully-fledged installment of the cult survival cycle of Silent Hill horrors. Norman Reedus and Guillermo del Toro, led by Hideo Kojima, were involved in the production. As a result of a conflict with the publisher Konami, the project was cancelled shortly after the release of its famous demo version, called P.T.

PS4

Deliver Us the Moon
Deliver Us the Moon

Adventure 10 October 2019

A science-fiction action-adventure game featuring survival elements. It is the first major project of KeokeN – an independent Dutch developer. The player is taken to the year 2069, when humanity has to face total depletion of natural resources. Established by governments of world powers, the Worldwide Space Agency decides to resume the exploration of the Moon's surface and the player is cast in the role of an astronaut sent there among others.

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The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable

Adventure 17 October 2013

Original adventure game, which is an improved commercial version of Half-Life 2 modification released in 2011. Responsible for its creation is Galactic Cafe independent studio, founded by the creators of the original mod. We play as title Stanley - employee of big corporation whose task is to execute commands that appear on the computer screen.

PC

Die Young
Die Young

Action 12 September 2019

An independent exploration game with survival elements from an in-house team of the Indie Gala company. We play as a heroine who found herself on a Mediterranean island, not knowing how, why, and by whom she was kidnapped. She must uncover the truth behind this event and escape. Die Young employs first-person perspective and focuses on exploration. Aside from that, the protagonist must fight for survival, gathering food, water and useful equipment.

PCXONEPS4

Aka
Aka

Adventure 15 December 2022

A small adventure game with peaceful gameplay. In Aka we play as a red panda who comes to the picturesque archipelago to regain inner peace. During the game we explore the world and interact with its inhabitants.

PCSwitch