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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.

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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.

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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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Titanic: Honor and Glory
Titanic: Honor and Glory

Adventure December 2021

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.

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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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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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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.

PCXONEPS4

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 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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Chernobyl VR Project
Chernobyl VR Project

Simulation 27 September 2016

Chernobyl VR Project is an extraordinary exploration game, which utilizes virtual reality to take the players into the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, as well as the city of Pripyat. Chernobyl VR Project has been developed by The Farm 51 – the studio known for such games as Get Even, Deadfall Adventures, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation or the NecroVision series.

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Call of the Sea
Call of the Sea

Adventure 08 December 2020

Call of the Sea is an adventure game in which we observe the action from the first person perspective. The game tells the story of a woman searching for a missing expedition, in which her husband took part. The game was developed by Raw Fury.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Windbound
Windbound

Adventure 28 August 2020

A survival game where we find ourselves in a deserted archipelago. Playing the role of a warrior named Kara, in Windbound we not only fight for survival but also travel between the islands on a self-constructed boat and explore their numerous secrets.

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Sky: Children of the Light
Sky: Children of the Light

Adventure 18 July 2019

Sky is an artistic social adventure game developed by the renowned studio thatgamecompany, the creators of such game as Journey and Flower. The game takes place in the remains of a sky realm. The place was once inhabited by a great civilization that had fallen for unknown reasons. The player is tasked with discovering the mysteries of specific locations. They can complete this task by joining forces with other users. The game was designed with multiplayer in mind.

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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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The Longing
The Longing

Adventure 06 March 2020

An experimental adventure that combines point-and-click game with idle games mechanics. In The Longing, as a faithful servant of a sleeping king we have to wait 400 days in real time. We can explore the vast system of caves and read full editions of real books.

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Among Trees
Among Trees

Simulation November 2021 (early access since 13 June 2020)

A sandbox survival FPP game. In Among Trees players try to survive alone in the wilderness. While having fun, we explore the vast forest, acquire resources and expand our own wooden cottage.

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Shape of the World
Shape of the World

Adventure 05 June 2018

An experimental, first-person adventure game created by Hollow Tree Games – an independent, Canadian developer. Shape of the World does not offer a plot as such; rather, it focuses on delivering a certain visual experience. The player takes on the role of a nameless traveler who introduces different changes to the world around along his way. The changes made are divided into two kinds: the passive (as the player follows the designated path) and the active.

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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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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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