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Monkey Island Is Coming Back - Here Are 5 Other Great Point-and-Click Adventures

May 19, 2022

Ron Gilbert had a good go at breaking the internet last month when he announced that Monkey Island is making a return in 2022.

Released in 1990, The Secret of Monkey Island was the definition of an instant classic, creating the blueprint for pretty much every adventure game since.

While we wait to get our hands on Return to Monkey Island we thought it might be a good time to reflect on five of the best point-and-click adventure games available right now.

You can get them all, by the way, on the, a fantastic reselling site where gamers can offload unwanted activation codes and other gamers can pick up games at bargain prices.

Here are some of the best adventure games you’ll find on, which has a mobile optimized site that recommend visiting on your smartphone right now.

The Walking Dead

Telltale Games has done more to revitalize the point-and-click adventure game than any other developer, introducing snap choices with moral, social, and tactical consequences. The Walking Dead showcased the potential of this mechanic to devastating effect.

Gone Home

Part of the (relatively) new breed of adventure games dubbed “walking simulators”, Gone Home is light on gameplay but heavy on story. It sees you exploring your creepy childhood home, uncovering your family’s secret stories.

Thimbleweed Park

Developed by Rob Gilbert, Thimbleweed Park is a leap back in time to the golden age of point-and-click adventures. This nostalgic adventure sees you visiting a forgotten town and meeting an eccentric cast of characters.

Grim Fandango Remastered

Is it the best adventure game in terms of puzzles? No. Are the controls the best they could be? Definitely not. But LucasArts’s noirish adventure set in the Mexican afterlife is a unique masterpiece when it comes to setting, characters, writing, and presentation.


Amanita Design has made a name for itself with a portfolio of distinctive, oddly haunting adventure games, and Machinarium is the studio’s masterpiece. It sees you helping to reunite a dweeby robot with his girlfriend by traversing a harsh metallic world full of tricky puzzles.