The classic style of point and click adventure games of the past like Secret of Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, and others are on full display in Thimbleweed Park. You get to play as two FBI Agents who are faced with a small town murder to solve. There are numerous quirky characters to interact with as you play through a storyline that is about a dozen hours.
For those who like crazy storylines and the classic point and click adventure style.
Rusty Lake is a crazy place that has been slowly developed across multiple games. The Roots edition goes back to the 1800s, and lets you play through the family tree of one of the craziest families you will ever encounter. The classic point and click adventure style is sliced up into 33 focused challenges with each one detailing a milestone of a family member across multiple generations. The story offers a macabre chilling entry that is full of intrigue to keep you compelled through great puzzles.
For fans of point and click adventure games, and humor.
The game offers classic point and click adventure style with a ton of puzzle elements. There's modern flair in the use of interconnected puzzle elements within flowing scenes. The game also features an excellent storyline revolving around time travel that is packed with humor.
For anyone who likes point-and-click exploration adventure puzzle games.
A game that lets you guide a space gnome through the galaxy, and use a magical flute to interact with the native creatures of alien worlds. There are nine different planets to journey to in this puzzle adventure game from the makers of Botanicula and Machinarium. Samorost 3 has a similar point and click adventure style as well as design aesthetic, especially in comparison to Botanicula. Samorost 3 emphasizes exploration above all else, as you’re traveling to strange new worlds. The game does a great job of having each individual scene connect to the others, so you may need to pick up something in one area to use in the solution to another area.
Why we love it
The game is beautiful with some of the most realistic environments we've seen in a game. The music and sounds are also top notch, the puzzles are challenging, and it's rather relaxing overall.
A point and click adventure game with two distinct storylines. The game begins with a male teenager who is all alone on a spaceship. You can then switch to a female teenager who is on a strange planet destined for a strange annual event. The game lets you switch between stories at will, and their worlds may just collide.
For anyone who likes a stylized point-and-click adventure game
The game offers a relatively familiar point, and click adventure style as you need to search different rooms to gather items that you then need to use to advance. What really changes it up is the time travel inclusion allowing you to flip time to see the same room, but in a different time with new potential items. There’s a whole new layer of puzzle intrigue thanks to having a second time period in the same setting.
Why we love it
Stylized games are always fun and unique, and The Silent Age is no different. The game has flashy visuals but still provides the right amount of challenge in the puzzles. Plus it is fun to travel between two different time periods and see what a future is like where mankind is extinct.
For those who like interacting with mini worlds filled with interconnected mechanisms.
Lumino City s arguably the best game of the year in 2015. The game is beautiful, the music is outstanding, controls are simple to learn, the puzzles are terrific, and the story is rather captivating and immersive. This is a puzzle adventure that is worth every penny and highly recommended if you are a fan of the genre.
Why we love it
The graphics in Lumino City are stunning. A big reason behind this is the fact that everything that you see in the game was created by hand out of real-world materials. The entire game is based off of a real life model city that the developers created from scratch, and the results have paid off.
Visually, The Witness is gorgeous. The graphics are fully rendered in 3D, and the environments are lush and realistic. The colors range from bright and vibrant hues to muted earth tones to soft pastels and even dark and gloomy shades. The combination of this wide range of colors results in an incredible world that is truly eye candy and rather immersive. Animations are buttery smooth on my iPhone 8 Plus, and I experienced no lag whatsoever during play. Usually, video games have soundtracks that add to the overall feel of the game that they're in. With The Witness, it's different. In fact, there is almost no music in the game at all. This is done on purpose, according to the developers. The Witness is a game about being perceptive, so you want to pay attention to the subtleties in puzzles as well as details in the game world. However, the sound effects in The Witness are important, because it fully immerses the player in the island, adding depth and texture. In The Witness, players will find themselves waking up on a remote island, and that's pretty much it. The island itself is full of puzzles (over 500), and there are many different types of puzzles to solve. Some are simple enough to solve, but things do get tricky as you progress. Solving the puzzles are a critical part of the game, as they will help you discover your identity (it's unknown in the beginning) and how you got on the island in the first place. Controls in The Witness are simple and intuitive, with the game teaching you the ropes as you go in the start. To move, just tap on where you want to go, and you'll walk over there. Swiping horizontally on the screen lets you move the camera around so you can check what's surrounding you. Tapping on puzzle screens takes you into the puzzle. If you double-tap where you want to go, it makes your character run instead of walk. A tap with two fingers stops you in your tracks. As mentioned earlier, there's a large variety of puzzles to be found in The Witness, and the controls may not always be the same. In the beginning, at least, the puzzles involve finding the right path from the large circle area to the end point, which is indicated by a pulsating circle. Players must drag their finger from the starting circle to the end, but they'll have to navigate a labyrinth, and can't cross over their own path. Sometimes you'll even need to separate the white and black squares before getting to the end. The game introduces new puzzle mechanics at a gradual pace, and one can pretty much figure it out after a few attempts. Fortunately, The Witness is fairly relaxing, as there aren't any penalties nailed on players for being wrong, nor are there any move restrictions or time limits.
For those that enjoy challenging puzzles presented through immersive 3D design.
The story of The Room continues with trials set by a creepy new nemesis, The Craftsman. As you explore huge areas and tiny ones, the challenges feel increasingly epic, and a better-than-ever hint system ensures that finding solutions is super-rewarding. Can you unravel the secrets of the remote island you've found yourself on?
Why we love it
The Room Three is beautifully crafted with a chilling atmosphere, mind-bending puzzles, and a collection of gorgeous visuals. It will bend your mind as you try to unravel the puzzles behind the island and the mysterious Craftsman. Enjoy the puzzlings trials and keep your wits about you.
For those who like classic point and click adventure games, and spy movies.
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise provides challenging puzzles encased in an immersive story. With retro-style imagery and a classic tale of cat and mouse, you must use your secret agent puzzle-solving skills to locate and capture Ruby La Rouge.
Why we love it
For a challenging game full of logic-based puzzles and riddles, Agent A: A puzzle in disguise is an entertaining adventure. The interesting secret agent story, ingenious gadgets and devices, and enjoyable, casual gameplay make this puzzler a winner.
Play as Leonardo Da Vinci's apprentice, and try to solve the intricate puzzles he has left behind. The game is heavily inspired by The Room to give you tactile 3D puzzles to solve with detailed and interconnected mechanics in play. There's an ornate world to explore with so many intricate mechanisms to unlock and unfold as you try to solve the mysteries that Leonardo left behind.