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.
Rusty Lake Hotel started the really weird idea with a hotel filled with anthropomorphic characters, and shocking scenes. Rusty Lake Roots went back to the 1800s to provide backstory for the Lake, and now Rusty Lake Paradise is a pre prequel going back to the 1700s to give us more about the inhabitants of the hotel. The continuing story is the most compelling aspect of the series, and yet there are still some great point and click adventures to partake in. Paradise gives you the ten plagues of Egypt to face on Paradise Island, which sits at the center of Rusty Lake. You get to play through the same location ten times, but each one has a different set of puzzles with subtle changes to the environment. For example, the plague of locusts has the island shrouded in fog, and the plague of hail covers the island in snow.
Why we love it
Paradise maintains the classic point and click adventure elements as you try to find items through the environment to add to your inventory that you can then combine or use to interact elsewhere. The third installment of the Rusty Lake series amps up the number of, and complexity of logic puzzles scattered throughout the island. There’s a lot more thinking involved to make it through all ten plagues, and yet the game delivers a brilliant balance of accessibility and difficulty, so that you’re not overwhelmed, nor bored. It’s great to see each puzzle combine to fill in this all new storyline that still maintains the weird setting, and builds the mystery even more. There are classic Twin Peaks elements mixed with Rusty Lake’s own sense of odd characters and the creepy tasks each one needs.
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.
Immersive 3-D puzzle adventure
Lumino City continues where we left Lume. As Lumi welcomes Grandad back at the end of Lume, she is swiftly catapulted into a new epic journey and a hunt for Grandad after his dramatic kidnapping. Explore the unusual dwellings beyond the city gates and find out more about her Grandad's...
Navigate a series of puzzling trials devised by the mysterious Craftsman
The Room Three
Welcome to The Room Three, a physical puzzle game within a beautifully tactile world. Lured to a remote island, you must draw upon all your puzzle-solving ability to navigate a series of trials devised by a mysterious figure known only as “The Craftsman.” The game features a chilling atmosphere, mind-bending...
The tactile 3D puzzle adventure returns with all new puzzles to interact with.
The Room: Old Sins
The fourth installment in The Room series revolves around a disappearance, a strange artifact, and peculiar dollhouse. The gameplay style returns as you interact with ornate 3D objects, and uncover the mysteries within the transforming dollhouse.
Secret agent puzzle action
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
In Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, you will embark on a journey to locate, apprehend, or neutralize your target Ruby La Rouge. As a secret agent you will solve puzzles to complete missions with 15 rooms to discover. Investigate secretive locations, look deeply into futuristic gadgets, and collect useful...
A game inspired by The Room that delivers an all new storyline.
The House of Da Vinci
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.