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PC Adventure Video Games

Adventure games. They include three fundamental elements: exploration, solving puzzles and strongly emphasized story. Controlled characters collect items and use them in puzzles in order to push the story further. Adventure games usually offer only single player mode and the point-and-click interface. This category includes also HOPAs (Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure games) which put emphasis on searching items hidden on the screen. more

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

Minecraft (PC)
Minecraft (PC)

Adventure 18 November 2011

A sandbox game that defies classification, developed by the independent Mojang AB studio. Minecraft has been developed with the intention of unleashing the creativity of players, who can freely change the game's virtual world made from voxels (cubic blocks). The gameplay concentrates on terrain transformations, building structures, crafting items, and creating your own adventures. The game consists of two modes: a classic one, which allows for unending experience, and survival, in which we have to prepare to fend off monster assaults at night. In addition to single player, Minecraft also offers online multiplayer. The game from Mojang AB is distinguished by its unique retro visuals.

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Stick It to The Man! (PC)
Stick It to The Man! (PC)

Adventure 13 December 2013

Full of absurd humour game Swedish studio Zoink! Games, combining platformer and adventure elements. The action takes place in the world of cardboard cut-outs. The main character accidentally becomes a vector of the tentacle, which allows him to read and transmit the thoughts of others. These skills turn out to be extremely helpful in escaping from agents and the mysterious jegomość, known as The Man.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PC)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PC)

Adventure 02 December 2003

An action adventure game which is a remake of the 1989's Prince of Persia, one of the most popular platformers of all time, originally developed Broberbund Software. The game was created by Ubisoft Motreal and Jordan Mechner – the father of the original game, who worked on The Sands of Time as consultant and lead designer. The game tells a story of the eponymous Prince who accidentally releases the legendary Sands of Time, a mystical artifact that poses a terrible threat to the world. With the help of the beautiful princess Farah, the protagonist has to make up for his mistake and bring back order to his land by facing various creatures and dangers. Gameplay of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is seen from the third-person perspective and features fully 3D graphics. During the course of the game, the hero makes use of the supernatural power to control the time. The creators emphasize their effort to recreate the characteristic elements of the original title, like realistic animations and combat system.

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Tell Me Why (PC)
Tell Me Why (PC)

Adventure 27 August 2020

An adventure game created by the Dontnod Entertainment studio, divided into three episodes. In Tell Me Why, players follow Alyson and her transgender brother Tyler as they return home to remember their difficult childhood. How the protagonists remember the key moments of their past will affect their future lives and their bond.

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York (PC)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York (PC)

Adventure 10 September 2020

A classic visual novel adventure game based on the fifth edition of Vampire: Masquerade. Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York is a standalone add-on to Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York, which was created by the Polish studio Drawn Distance.

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Lust from Beyond (PC)
Lust from Beyond (PC)

Adventure 2021

An erotic Polish adventure game in the convention of psychological horror in which we play Victor Holloway - a freshly baked member of the Cult of Ecstasy, trying to get to Lusst'ghaa, a gloomy land of pain and pleasure. The work of Movie Games Lunarium is a continuation of Lust for Darkness.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine (PC)
Where The Water Tastes Like Wine (PC)

Adventure 28 February 2018

A debut production of the independent studio Dim Bulb Games set up by Johnnemann Nordhagen – the gaming industry veteran who has worked on e.g. BioShock 2. The title is set in American folklore, and the plot focuses on traveling and the stories connected with it. During gameplay, you interact with other voyagers and diverse communities, like migrants from Europe, native Americans, and black slaves. The title depicts both the romantic picture of a drifter and the tragedy of people forced to leave their homes, which provokes to thinking about matters rarely brought up by games. The works of Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, and John Steinbeck served as the source of inspiration. The world you get to explore is open, surreal, and partially three dimensional. The characteristic style is provided by the artist named Kellan Jett.

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Life is Strange 2 (PC)
Life is Strange 2 (PC)

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.

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The Longing (PC)
The Longing (PC)

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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Detroit: Become Human (PC)
Detroit: Become Human (PC)

Adventure 12 December 2019

An action-adventure game set in a science-fiction world, created by developers from the French studio Quantic Dreams – creators of such games as Fahrenheit, Beyond: Two Souls and the bestselling Heavy Rain. Detroit: Become Human expands on ideas present in the 2012 year’s demo Kara, which depicted a female android developing human emotions. The game takes place in the futuristic version of Detroit, where humanoid robots are a common sight. But the main protagonist – the android Kara – is special, as she is the only one possessing real human feelings. Those emotions are what drives her to learn more about herself and other robots, and if it’s possible – to shape her own future. With the help of players, of course.

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Windbound (PC)
Windbound (PC)

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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The Invincible (PC)
The Invincible (PC)

Adventure 2021

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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PC)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PC)

Adventure 30 November 2004

Sequel to the 2003’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, rebooting the story of the hero from the classic 2D platformer from Broderbund Software studio. This time the prince has to deal with consequences of his reckless actions. He managed to turn back time and prevent releasing The Sands of Time, but he did not change his destiny, resulting in Guardian of Time chasing him to seal his fate. He travels to the mysterious island where, according to the legends, the Sands were made; the prince attempts to change the past and prevent their creation, thus saving himself from the fate. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within has a much darker atmosphere, but the gameplay is similar to its predecessor. Our hero must overcome many obstacles and traps, not to mention enemies. Game introduces a new, expanded fighting system, with prince himself becoming stronger and gaining new abilities.

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Amnesia: Rebirth (PC)
Amnesia: Rebirth (PC)

Adventure 20 October 2020

The third part of the popular first-person survival horror series. In Amnesia: Rebirth we play as Tasi Trianon, who is trying to discover her past in the Algerian desert. The game was developed by the creators of the original - Frictional Games studio.

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Subnautica (PC)
Subnautica (PC)

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. The game’s characteristic feature is the ability to design vessels and determine such things as performance, layout, on-board mechanisms, and materials used for the construction. You begin with rather primitive ships, but as you progress you will be able to construct more advanced vessels, and explore previously unavailable parts of the ocean. While playing, you can freely walk around your ship, and even go outside to explore the marine world on your own.

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Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (PC)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (PC)

Adventure 01 December 2005

Another installment in the highly-rated action adventure game franchise following on the eponymous Prince, who in the past carelessly unsealed the mythical sands of time. After events of the previous part of the game, the protagonist return to his home – Babylon – plunged in the chaos of war. Soon it turns out that the previous actions of the hero led to the birth of his dark alter ego, whose spirit gradually takes over control over the protagonist's will. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones expands the mechanics implemented in the two previous installments and introduces new improvements to the combat system, as well as some innovative uses for the dagger of time and skills unavailable before, like sneaking. The biggest novelty offered by the game is the possibility of controlling two characters different with personalities, fighting styles, and abilities.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence (PC)
A Plague Tale: Innocence (PC)

Adventure 14 May 2019

An action-adventure stealth game that takes place in the 14th-century France, consumed by the Black Death. The main protagonists, Amicia and her five years old brother, are trying to find their mother. They must travel through the ruined city while avoiding the members of Inquisition and the groups of hungry rats lurking in the shadows.

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Call of Cthulhu (PC)
Call of Cthulhu (PC)

Adventure 30 October 2018

Call of Cthulhu is a dark adventure game in a horror setting, based on the works of an American writer, H.P. Lovecraft. The game’s story is based on Lovecraft's fictional universe, first popularized by the, written in 1926 and published 2 years later, short story “Call of Cthulhu”. According to it, aside from well-known and common creatures, the Earth is home to an unimaginably powerful cosmic entity that remains in hibernation but will be eventually revived when the stars align in a certain position.

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PC)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PC)

Adventure 08 June 2010

Another major installment in the famous action adventure game series. In terms of story, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is set between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and focuses on the events that caused the drastic, dark change within the Prince. Upon reaching his brother’s realm, the Prince finds the capital city about to fall, besieged by an enemy army. In an attempt to protect the citizens from a massacre, the city’s ruler resorts to using a powerful, yet dangerous magic that eventually turns against him. The game itself is based on the core mechanics of the series. Therefore, we can expect multiple platforming sequences, environmental puzzles, and battles against powerful enemies. An interesting addition is the ability to control the forces of natures, which comes in handy both in combat and when traversing subsequent locations. Of course the series’ landmark feature — the ability to reverse and slow down time — is back. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is powered by the Anvil engine, the technology previously used in the two first Assassin’s Creed games.

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The Henry Stickmin Collection (PC)
The Henry Stickmin Collection (PC)

Adventure 07 August 2020

The Henry Stickmin Collection is a collection of humorous adventure games from the Newgrounds platform. PuffballsUnited Studio refreshed the five adventures of Henry and added a huge chapter that closes the story, full of references to iconic games and movies.

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Twin Mirror (PC)
Twin Mirror (PC)

Adventure December 2020

Twin Mirror is a non-linear adventure game set in a mysterious American town. The game’s protagonist loses his memories after brutal events of a single night and tries to learn what happened. This requires an investigation both in a real world and the character’s own mind.

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Myst (PC)
Myst (PC)

Adventure 15 February 1995

One of the most recognized classic adventure games, in which we move to the surreal world of the Myst islands, ruled by different laws, which we must learn to solve its secrets.

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Pathologic 2 (PC)
Pathologic 2 (PC)

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.

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Alan Wake (PC)
Alan Wake (PC)

Adventure 16 February 2012

A psychological horror third-person action game inspired by the works of Stephen King. It was developed by Remedy Entertainment, the creators of the Max Payne series. The game’s protagonist is an author of widely-read novels who decides to go on vacation to the remote town of Bright Falls in hope of overcoming his writer’s block. After just a few days, Alan’s wife goes missing in unexplained circumstances and the writer sets out to find her. It quickly turns out that the picturesque town hides many secrets, similarly to the location of his latest novel. To save his beloved, Alan has to seek out fragments of his own work by exploring Bright Falls, talking to the people he encounters, and facing evil forces that lurk in the dark. In combat, not only firearms will come in handy but also a torchlight and other light sources which deter and weaken the ghosts. The dark atmosphere is intensified by an atmospheric soundtrack.

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L.A. Noire (PC)
L.A. Noire (PC)

Adventure 08 November 2011

A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.

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The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (PC)
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (PC)

Adventure 30 October 2020

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is an adventure horror by Supermassive Games. The game tells the story of several characters trying to survive the confrontation with the forces of evil, and the game is mainly about exploration and decision making.

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