What are Adventure Games?

Adventure games are video games that have the player taking control of a protagonist in an interactive story, typically with exploration and puzzle or problem-solving elements as part of the gameplay.


The vast majority of adventure games are designed for single player, and encompass a wide variety of subgenres such as point-and-click adventures (The Secret of Monkey Island), episodic adventure games (The Walking Dead), and walking simulators (The Stanley Parable), with one of the most notable adventure games of all time being Zork, a text-based adventure game.

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Scorn release date image showing off a guy lying down and generally not having a good day.

News

The Scorn release date has changed, which means that you will now be able to play the atmospheric horror title a week earlier.

Mickey Mouse, the player, and Merlin looking out over an ornate castle in Disney Dreamlight Valley

News

The upcoming Disney Dreamlight Valley Scar update has been set for an October release, and there are plenty of other fixes coming as well.

Lego Bricktales Key Art showing off a bunch of buildings that can be built.

Game Page

Lego Bricktales will have you putting together interesting builds such as market stands and music boxes, as well as engaging with physics-based

Faith: The Unholy Trinity header image

Game Page

Faith: The Unholy Trinity is an 8-bit pixel horror title. It'll have you using your holy crucifix to perform exorcisms while fighting possessed

FAITH: The Unholy Trinity release date screenshot showing a character loading a shotgun.

News

Airdorf Games and New Blood Interactive are trying to get you to question your beliefs starting on the Faith: The Unholy Trinity release date.

A character in Core Keeper facing down a King Slime in key art for the Core Keeper Terraria crossover

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A Core Keeper Terraria crossover is on its way to both sandbox building games next week, so get ready to battle slimes and hang out with new pets.

The Black Razor Records gaming music label logo overlaid on a background of an arcade machine from Arcade Paradise

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Indie publisher Wired Productions has launched a new music label, Black Razor Records, and its debut EP is all about Arcade Paradise and Safe In Our

Disney Dreamlight Valley Relaxing

Opinions

Disney Dreamlight Valley gives you a space to breathe during a difficult day, especially if you're a fan of animation. It's also more calming than

The protagonist from Scorn on the start screen of the game. A gruesome man with scarred flesh and missing lips.

Preview

We had a chance to experience the opening hour of Scorn complete with creepy atmosphere, large puzzles, and a brief chance to test one of the weapons.

Key art for 1000xResist showing a stylish main character in a painterly art style

News

1000xResist is a brand new post-apocalyptic narrative adventure from first-time developer Sunset Visitor, and it's launching for PC and Switch in

Disney Dreamlight Valley screenshot showing the player, Mickey, and Merlin looking at a castle.

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The Disney Dreamlight Valley player count has just reached 1 million players in just 10 days of release, and players have plenty more to look forward

Lego Bricktales Key Art showing off a bunch of buildings that can be built.

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The Lego Bricktales release date has just been announced, which means that it'll be arriving on last-gen and current-gen consoles and PC soon.

Disney Dreamlight Valley 'A Friendly Exchange' Quest Walkthrough Guide - cover

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This guide will tell you how to solve the Disney Dreamlight Valley 'A Friendly Exchange' Quest and how to figure out WALL-E's "Hidden Requirement."

The cute orange cat protagonist from Stray with #StrayReactions next to them for the Stray Reactions initiative

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A new Stray Reactions initiative from PlayStation is asking for your pets' adorable reactions to Stray as part of a charity drive for the ASPCA.

A phone playing an audio clip with the caption "clearly you were paying attention on that conference call" in voice-controlled thriller Unknown Number

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Indie developer Godolphin Games has revealed the Unknown Number release date, with the voice-controlled techno-thriller launching later this month.

Scrooge McDuck standing out front of his shop, Disney Dreamlight Valley Scrooge McDuck Guide

Guide

In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Scrooge McDuck Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Scrooge and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Disney Dreamlight Valley Mickey Mouse Guide, Mikcey talking to the player inside of his house about the night thorns

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Mickey Mouse Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Mickey and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Goofy greeting the player inside of his house, Disney Dreamlight Valley Goofy Guide

Guide

In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Goofy Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Goofy and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Disney Dreamlight Valley 'With Great Power...' Quest Walkthrough Guide - cover

Guide

This walkthrough for the Disney Dreamlight Valley 'With Great Power...' Quest will tell you how to open up all of the Magic Gates in the Mystical

Disney Dreamlight Valley 'An Important Night at the Restaurant' Quest Guide - cover

Guide

Our Disney Dreamlight Valley 'An Important Night at the Restaurant' Quest Walkthrough Guide will tell you which recipes you should pick with Remy!

Player standing in the dark grove, being led to donald duck's location via a magic imbued feather,  Disney Dreamlight Valley Donald Duck Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Donald Duck Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Donald and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Mother Gothel stuck in her home in the cursed tree, Disney Dreamlight Valley Mother Gothel Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Mother Gothel Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Mother Gothel and what benefits she brings to you and your

Close up of Kristoffs stall, Disney Dreamlight Valley Kristoff Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Kristoff Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Kristoff from Frozen and what benefits he brings to you and your

Elsa from the Frozen Realm telling the player she will be sure to visit his village very soon. Disney Dreamlight Valley Elsa Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Elsa Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Elsa from Frozen and what benefits she brings to you and your village.

Image of Anna, standing in the plaza after being brought to the Valley, Disney Dreamlight Valley Anna Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Anna Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Anna from Frozen and what benefits she brings to you and your village.

Image of the Prince Eric face statue, Disney Dreamlight Valley Prince Eric Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Prince Eric Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Eric the Human and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Merlin in Disney Dreamlight Valley, standing in the Plaza stroking his long fluffy white beard, Disney Dreamlight Valley Merlin Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Merlin Guide, we discuss how Merlin ties into the story in Dreamlight Valley and what he brings to you and your

Ariel's hidden island accessed via the raft, Disney Dreamlight Valley Ariel Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Ariel Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Ariel the Mermaid and what benefits she brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Wall-E in his own realm, Disney Dreamlight Valley Wall-E Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Wall-E Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Wall-E and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Minnie mouse in Disney Dreamlight Valley standing in the Plaza after being saved from the nightmare realm she has been stuck in, Disney Dreamlight Valley Minnie Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Minnie Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Minnie Mouse and what benefits she brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Ursula in Disney Dreamlight Valley, where she has been trapped in a cave and is talking to the player to strike up a deal to break her out

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Ursula Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Ursula and what benefits she brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Maui in Disney Dreamlight Valley, where he quizzes you on his most favorite topic, himself, Disney Dreamlight Valley Maui Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Maui Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Maui and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Moana in Disney Dreamlight Valley, standing on Dazzle beach telling you to fix the boat so she can fish, Disney Dreamlight Valley Moana Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Moana Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Moana and what benefits she brings to you and your village.

Screenshot of Remy's kitchen from the movie in game, while cooking a hearty salad recipe, Disney Dreamlight Valley Remy Guide

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In this Disney Dreamlight Valley Remy Guide, we will discuss how to unlock Remy and what benefits he brings to you and your village.

Sucker for Love: Date to Die For Header image, Sucker for Love Sequel

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If you didn't get your fill of love and rituals in the first game, you definitely will in the upcoming Sucker for Love Sequel announced at PAX West

The player raising a servant from a coffin in V Rising

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A new V Rising dev diary has detailed all the plans Stunlock has for its game in the future, including a new biome and much more.

Core Keeper screenshot showing four characters on two tracks.

News

The November Core Keeper update will have players playing through "The Desert of Beginnings", bringing a new sub-biome and much more.

Sam and Max Save the World PlayStation screenshot of sam and max standing in what looks to be a tattoo shop glowing orange with pictures of cats on the wall and a sign that says relax behind them.

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The Sam and Max Save the World PlayStation port is underway, where players can finally join the dynamic duo in their shenanigans while fighting crime

Outbound Ghost Key Art showing off some floating ghosts and the game's title.

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The Outbound Ghost release date means that players will soon have the opportunity to help ghosts ascend into the afterlife in the adventure RPG.

A bear stands looking at a statue which sits on a bench amongst a run-down forest area, and he's probably contemplating the Bear and Breakfast Switch release date

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The Bear and Breakfast Switch release date has been revealed, with the cottagecore management sim coming to Switch next month.

The main character thinking about how to solve a puzzle in a spaceship's cargo hold in the Space Quest spiritual successor SpaceVenture

News

Space Quest spiritual successor SpaceVenture finally has a backer release date after spending ten years in Kickstarter hell.

A Space for the Unbound logo that's very understated and 8-bit.

News

The developer and PC publisher for A Space For The Unbound have accused PQube of misappropriating diversity funds for their indie game.

In game decision making from Andreas the main character of Pentiment

Game Page

Take a trip into the past with Pentiment as you take on the role of Andreas Maler, an artist who happens to get wrapped up in a series of murders.

The Key Art for Pentiment with main character Andreas hunched over an easle

Feature

We had a chance to hear from Josh Sawyer and Hannah Kennedy about Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming historical adventure game Pentiment.

Medieval Dynasty Console Release Date key art includes a man with a bow, a woman with a basket, and a medieval village covered in snow.

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The Medieval Dynasty console release date has been announced, and we now know exactly when it'll be available on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation

The main character being tempted to pick up a key by villain Dr. Krull in Restless Soul

Review

In our Restless Soul review, we take a look at Fuz Games' comedy bullet hell adventure. Will its routine land or will it die a death on stage?

Slime Rancher 2 Gameplay Screenshot of the main character attempting to catch slimes with her Vacuum gun

News

The Slime Rancher 2 release date has been announced, and early access will be available to players as soon as next month via Steam.

disney dreamlight valley logo

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We take a spin in Disney Dreamlight Valley, the new life sim from the media giant.