THE BEST Adventures

Stray (Teaser)

Stray (Teaser)

Among the many new games announced during the Sony PS5 reveal, Stray was one of the most intriguing to us. Set in the distant future, you take on the roll of a stray cat who must find its way home from a mysterious cyberpunk world filled with robots. Coming to both PS5 and PC in 2021.

Beyond a Steel Sky (Trailer)

Beyond a Steel Sky (Trailer)

The 1994 point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky is a cult classic. Now, a sequel is in the works, picking up the story of Robert Foster and his quest to discover the dark secrets of Union City. Naturally, the game’s environments are dramatically richer thanks to modern graphics tech. Coming to Steam and Apple Arcade.

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Oil Platform Fly-through

Oil Platform Fly-through

With the help of Tac Gas, drone pilot NURK FPV had the rare opportunity to visit an abandoned gas and oil platform. There, he zigged and zagged his aerial camera through the rusted out facility, capturing some fascinating and truly unique visuals. The over-water footage had us hanging on for dear life.

The Last Campfire (Trailer)

The Last Campfire (Trailer)

This indie title from Hello Games (No Man’s Sky) follows the story of lost ember who finds itself lost in a mysterious place. It’s up to players to guide the poor little guy through a series of challenging puzzles on its quest for home. Due Summer 2020 on multiple platforms.

Sawanobori

Sawanobori

A team of expert climbers from The North Face traveled into the wilds of Japan to experience Sawanobori – an extreme activity that involves climbing up the slippery walls around waterfalls. As they scaled progressively taller falls, it’s clear that these conditions would challenge even the most skilled climbers.

Labyrinth: The Adventure Game

Labyrinth: The Adventure Game

River Horse and writer Ben “Questing Beast” Milton present an adventure game inspired by Jim Henson’s classic fantasy movie, Labyrinth. The game book plays out over 100+ scenes, and includes both a basic rule set for beginners, or can be played with your favorite RPG rules. Ben has an in-depth look at the game here.

Full Throttle 2020

Full Throttle 2020

’90s kids might remember a little video game called Full Throttle. Directors Rick & Mario and animation studio Red Knuckles created this awesome re-imagining of Tim Schafer’s classic point-and-click adventure – or at least a very small piece of it. This makes us crave a movie version of Ben and Maureen’s wild motorcycle journey.

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, Outer Wilds is a first-person adventure-mystery game set in an alien solar system. You will figure out why you and your fellow space crew are stuck not only in the remote location, but on a time loop. Coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2019.

Vane (Trailer)

Vane (Trailer)

Developed by members of the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus teams, this beautifully-stylized adventure game puts you in the shoes (and wings) of character who can transform from a lost child into a bird, as you explore strange and wondrous lands. Coming to PS4 on 1/15/19.

Firmament (Teaser)

Firmament (Teaser)

An all new game from the makers of puzzle adventure games Myst, Riven, and Obduction. Firmament is set to bring Cyan’s trademark puzzle challenges to virtual reality headsets, enveloping players in rich steampunk environments.

Boomba: Peking to Paris

Boomba: Peking to Paris

Two drivers set off on an amazing adventure in a wonderful classic car. Their route? A 13,000 kilometer ride in the Peking to Paris Rally in a 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe, nicknamed “Boomba.” Plus, they did it for a good cause, raising money for young womens’ education.

Harold Halibut

Harold Halibut

In The Slow Bros’ humorous adventure game, you play a janitor who was born in a colossal spaceship launched in the ’70s to colonize other worlds, but instead got stuck in a planet filled with water. The game’s unique visuals are scanned from handmade puppets and props.

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A Way Out (Trailer)

A Way Out (Trailer)

From the makers of the excellent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons comes a two-player coop adventure. In A Way Out, you play as two prisoners who try to escape and reunite with their families. Coming to Windows, Xbox One and PS4. Gameplay here.

Dead Cells

Dead Cells

Currently on Early Access, Dead Cells is a 16-bit-style action-adventure game with fast gameplay, fluid controls, rogue-like elements andĀ pattern-based bosses a la the Souls genre. On PC now, Mac and Linux later.

Paradigm (Launch Trailer)

Paradigm (Launch Trailer)

Paradigm is a hilarious point-and-click adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mutants, including a pug with a mullet, a giant sloth, a human duck, and whatever its eponymous protagonist is supposed to be. PC & Mac demos available here. Drops 4/5/17.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Trailer)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Trailer)

The trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s dark kid’s book series introduces us to the Baudelaire orphans as they have their first encounter with their loathsome new guardian Count Olaf. We’re getting an Addams Family movie vibe, and that’s a good thing.

We Happy Few (Gameplay)

We Happy Few (Gameplay)

A first-person adventure that takes place in an alternate universe 1960’s England, in which citizens are forced to take a drug called “Joy” which obscures the reality of their horrific existence. Think The Matrix meets The Man in the High Castle meets Austin Powers.

Desert Skiing

Desert Skiing

While traveling countless miles in search of the world’s best ski slopes, pro skier Fabian Lentsch and his Snowmads teammates found themselves driving through the Iranian desert, and didn’t let something like the complete lack of snow stop them from skiing.

Obduction (Teaser)

Obduction (Teaser)

It’s been a long time since we banged out heads against the wall trying to solve the puzzles in Myst. Now, its creators are back with a new game, in which you are abducted to a strange place, and must figure out WTF is going on to find your way home.

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Firewatch (Gameplay)

Firewatch (Gameplay)

17 minutes of footage of this visually compelling new first-person adventure. Firewatch is a mystery about a fire lookout in the isolation of the Wyoming wilderness who leaves his post to investigate who ransacked his tower. Coming to PS4, Windows, Linux and Mac in 2016.

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