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Adventure games with a strong emphasis on puzzles sorted by release date

Puzzle adventures are adventure games that put a strong emphasis on logic puzzles. They often lack the inventory and the story is usually less important than other adventure games. One of the most popular puzzle adventure series is Myst.

Most popular puzzle adventure games

Myst
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
Murder_on_The_Zinderneuf-03

Murder on the Zinderneuf

DOS19843.3/5 Free Fall Associates
carmen-sandiego-world-01

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19854.2/5 Broderbund
castle-dr-brain-01

Castle of Dr. Brain

DOS19914/5 Sierra On-Line
follow-the-reader-02

Follow the Reader

DOS19924/5 Disney Software
islanddrbrain-1

The Island of Dr. Brain

DOS19923.7/5 Sierra On-Line
7th-guest-10

The 7th Guest

Windows XP/98/951993protected3.9/5 Trilobyte
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Myst

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac OS1995protecteddemo4.1/5 Cyan Worlds
Myst is a classic puzzle-adventure video game that was first released in 1993. It was developed by Cyan, a small independent game development studio. The game was initially released for the Macintosh platform and later ported to other systems, including Windows, PlayStation, and more.Myst is a first-person point-and-click adventure game. Players ex...
11th-hour-07

The 11th Hour

Windows XP/98/951995protected4.1/5 Trilobyte
journeyman-project-2-03

The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1995protecteddemo4/5 Presto Studios
The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Presto Studios, released in 1995 as a sequel to The Journeyman Project. The Journeyman Project series is set in a future where time travel has been discovered and is regulated by a temporal security agency called the Temporal Security Annex (TSA). Players...
zork-nemesis-01

Zork Nemesis

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected4.1/5 Zombie Studios
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Riven: The Sequel to Myst

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1997protecteddemo4/5 Cyan Worlds
Riven is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed adventure game, Myst. Developed by Cyan Worlds, Riven was released in 1997 and continues the narrative established in Myst. Just like its predecessor, Riven is a first-person point-and-click adventure game with a focus on exploration and puzzle-solving.The plot revolves around At...
journeyman-project-3-02

The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1998protected4.2/5 Presto Studios
The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time is the third chapter in The Journeyman Project series. It's a science fiction adventure game developed by Presto Studios, designed by Phil Saunders and published by Red Orb Entertainment in 1998 for Windows and Macintosh.
amerzone-02

Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1999protected4/5 Virtual Studio
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy is a fantasy/steampunk adventure video game developed by Virtual Studio and released by Microids in 1999 for Windows, Mac and Playstation platforms. Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy is an adventure video game developed by Microïds and released in 1999. The game was created by Benoît Sokal, a Belgi...
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