Top 10 Best Point-and-Click Adventure Games

With the announcement of a new Monkey Island game, we’ve been thinking about the great point-and-click era. Exquisite gameplay and stunning visuals were not required in these games. All they needed was a decent tale and a pleasant ambiance.

This is our Top 10 Best Point & Click Adventure Games of All Time, ranging from classic titles that have widespread acclaim to newer titles that are certainly worth playing.

10. The Wolf Among Us

Credit: Telltale Games

Telltale Games is well-known for its story-driven titles as well as their successful franchise games. They’ve got their hands full with blockbuster series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The Wolf Among Us is a game that did not gain as much attention, despite the fact that it is without a doubt their greatest.

Its five episodes, based on the award-winning Fables comic books, depict an extraordinary noir story that surpasses those of films or literature. While it’s debatable whether Telltale’s games qualify as point-and-click adventures, The Wolf Among Us is an experience that everyone should try.

9. Goodbye Deponia

edit: Daedalic Entertainment

Goodbye Deponia is the final installment in the Deponia trilogy, and it’s a fantastic point-and-click adventure game that stays loyal to the classics. It’s a lovely end to a brilliant trilogy of games, from the nice art style to the witty humor. The unique environment of Deponia, as well as its cast of amusing characters, make this one of the funniest point-and-click adventure games ever created.

8. Broken Age

Credit: Double Fine Productions

One of the most stunning point-and-click adventures in recent years comes from Tim Schafer’s brilliant mind. Broken Age is a fantastic adventure game that stays faithful to the spirit of the classics. It’s a must-play for lovers of the genre, with a beautiful art style and a compelling story. Simply told, Broken Age is a superb homage to a bygone period when games like this were the standard.

7. Myst

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One of the classics of adventure games, Myst has received a remake last year that reinforces its position as an all-time great. The challenging puzzles, alongside the eerie atmosphere of the game make it a memorable experience, even after almost 30 years from its initial launch. Myst has paved the way for games such as The Witness or RiME, and as such it gains the number seven spot on our list.

6. Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is a magnificent experience that is perhaps a must-have for fans of point & click adventures. The game gained a large fanbase after its first release in 2002 for the Nintendo GBA, and the series is now well-established in this genre. The first game in the series is still one of the best, with stunning animations and locations, as well as a captivating and mysterious story that makes it one of the best of all time.

5. Twelve Minutes

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Twelve Minutes is a brilliant spin on the time-loop trope and one of the most delightful surprises of 2021. The thriller is a wonderful experience that will keep you on your toes the entire time, with a great cast of voice actors such as James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe. Because everything takes place in a small flat, the game’s adventure mechanics are spot on. Twelve Minutes is a terrific game that point-and-click enthusiasts must play, with creative puzzles and suspenseful moments.

4. Sam & Max Hit the Road

Credit: LucasArts

Another classic, Sam & Max: Hit the Road was the first point-and-click adventure game to have voice recorded dialogue. Hit the Road is the finest adventure yet from the two humorous characters who have continued to receive games even after more than 25 years. It’s a fantastically witty experience, from Sam and Max’s smart and dark comedy to the riddles and locations.

3. Day of the Tentacle Remastered

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Day of the Tentacle is a must-play game with a compelling cast of characters and one of the most unique tales in video game history. The dark comedy and odd relationships create one of the most distinct environments in an adventure game. The puzzles are also great and creative, demonstrating how brilliant games were in the 1990s. The remaster does the game credit by bringing the bright graphic style to current technology while keeping the essence of the original.

2. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge

Credit: LucasArts

Would a list of point-and-click adventures be complete without a Monkey Island game? We don’t think so, because we believe Monkey Island 2 is one of the best adventure games ever made. Guybrush Threepwood’s famous escapades with his arch-nemesis LeChuck are a must-play for any lover of the genre. If you’re looking for one of the finest point and click adventure games ever made, this is it. Only one game raises above it to claim our number one spot.

1. Grim Fandango

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With its irreplaceable art style and its original and humorous story, Grim Fandango is without a doubt the finest point & click adventure game ever produced. The varied cast of characters and locations is unforgettable and the jokes are as memorable as can be. After all, we still joke in the office from time to time singing the bee chant.

Grim Fandango is a testament to the genre, since it can be enjoyed by virtually everyone. It’s an amazing experience for fans of point-and-click games, from the brilliant puzzles to the fantastic plot.

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