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The best abandonware adventure games

Adventure games focus on cracking enigmas and exploring and contemplating the game world in a narrative-driven scenario. In order to progress within the story arc, the player has to interact with different items, the environment itself, and other non-playing characters (NPC in short).

Recently added and trending adventure games

James Clavell's Shogun
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The Secret of Monkey Island

DOS1990protecteddemo4.3/5 point and click adventure
The Secret of Monkey Island is perhaps the most popular point and click adventure game developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by the trio Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer. In Monkey Island you're the would-be pirate Guybrush Threepwood on a quest to become a fearsome pirate in the Caribbean. Monkey Island uses one of the most friendlie...
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King's Quest 1: Quest for the Crown

DOS19844.3/5 graphic adventure with text parser
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is the first game in the popular series of King's Quest. Developed by Sierra On-line, King's Quest is an early adventure game (one of the first animated adventures), a step up from the classic graphical interactive fiction of the time. The player can use the keyword both to move the character around the game world ...
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Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

DOS1987NSFW4.3/5 graphic adventure with text parser
Leisure Suit Larry: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first adventure of the Leisure Suit Larry series, created by Al Lowe and published by Sierra On-Line. As a virgin male in his forties, your goal is to, well, find the woman of your dreams. In 1991 Sierra released a VGA remake.
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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

DOS1991protecteddemo4.3/5 point and click adventure
Monkey Island 2 is the second game of the Monkey Island series, a point and click adventure game set in a world of pirates and mysterious treasures. Monkey Island 2 utilizes a command-based SCUMM interface and a branching dialogue system.
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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

DOS19834.3/5 interactive fiction
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Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter

DOSMac19864.3/5 graphic adventure with text parser
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line, released in 1986. It was created by the duo of Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, who later became known as the "Two Guys from Andromeda". The game is renowned for its humor and engaging story set in a science fiction universe.In Space Quest I playe...
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Maupiti Island

DOS19914.3/5 point and click adventure
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WaxWorks

DOSMac1992protecteddemo4.3/5 dungeon crawl
Waxworks was a horror-themed first-person role-playing game developed by Horror Soft, a subsidiary of Adventure Soft, published in 1992. The game is set in a wax museum where players must travel through different historical periods, each represented by a wax exhibit. Each exhibit serves as a portal to a different time and place, featuring vari...
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Police Quest 1: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

DOS19874.2/5 graphic adventure with text parser
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is an adventure game released in 1987 by Sierra On-Line, designed by former police officer Jim Walls. It's the first installment in the Police Quest series and is known for its realistic portrayal of police procedures.In the game, you play as Sonny Bonds, a police officer in the fictional city of Lytton, ...
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Police Quest: Open Season

DOSWindows 3.x1993protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
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Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero

DOS19894.2/5 point and click adventure
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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

DOSMac1992protecteddemo4.2/5 point and click adventure
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a graphical point and click adventure game created by LucasArts and published in 1992, based on the popular movie character. As the famous archaeologist Indiana Jones, you will travel the world searching for the mythical land of Atlantis. Fate of Atlantis is the sequel to the acclaimed Indiana Jones and the...
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Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
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Loom

DOSLinuxMac1990protecteddemo4.2/5 point and click adventure
Loom is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games (now LucasArts). It was designed by Brian Moriarty and is known for its unique gameplay mechanics and emphasis on storytelling. Loom is distinctive for its interface, which revolves around musical notes and spells. The protagonist, Bobbin Threadbare, is a young weaver ...
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Fable

DOS19964.2/5 point and click adventure
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Maniac Mansion

DOSLinuxMac1987protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
Maniac Mansion is one of the most famous point and click adventure games developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by Ron Gilbert (who later created Monkey Island) and Gary Winnick. The story is a blend of old sci-fi and horror B movie. You can choose between many characters, each one with a peculiar ability useful to solve some of the puzzles. Man...
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Gobliiins

DOSMac1991protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
Gobliiins is a peculiar adventure game designed by Pierre Gilhodes, developed by French company Coktel Vision and released by Sierra On-Line in 1991 for DOS, Mac, Amiga and Atari ST. In Gobliiins, you control multiple goblins and you must find a way to progress to the next area by solving typical adventure puzzles. The story is almost non-exis...
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Phantasmagoria

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac1995protected4.2/5 point and click adventure, interactive movie
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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac2009protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
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James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.2/5 interactive fiction
James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes invol...
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The Twilight Zone

DOS19884.2/5 graphic adventure with text parser
The Twilight Zone is an abandoned sci-fi themed adventure game based on the popular TV series of the same name. The Twilight zone released in 1988 by First Row Software Publishing for DOS and Amiga. At it's core, The Twilight Zone is a text adventure, so you have to type in commands, but it's supported by the graphics.
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Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19914.2/5 trivia / quiz
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

DOS1989protecteddemo4.2/5 point and click adventure
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure is a point-and-click adventure game released in 1989 by Lucasfilm Games. The game was designed by Ron Gilbert, David Fox, and Noah Falstein. It is based on the 1989 film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", directed by Steven Spielberg.The game follows the plot of the movie closely and incl...
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Dream Zone

DOS19884.2/5 interactive fiction
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The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time

Windows XP/98/95Mac1998protected4.2/5 puzzle adventure
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.
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King's Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

DOSWindows 3.x1992protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
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Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate

DOSMac1993protecteddemo4.2/5 point and click adventure
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Legend of Kyrandia point and click adventure game series developed by Westwood Studios. It was released in 1993 as a sequel to The Legend of Kyrandia.The game's story revolves around Zanthia, a young alchemist who resides in the land of Kyrandia. The villainous jester, Malcolm, r...
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Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 interactive fiction
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Blade Runner

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1997protected4.2/5 point and click adventure
Blade Runner is one of those point & click adventure games that somewhat manages to fully capture the spirit of a cult movie without copying the original plot. Fans of the Blade Runner movie will enjoy this game, even without Harrison Ford. Blade Runner was developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1997 by Virgin.