Some games don’t make you want to slash and shoot everything in your way. It’s not all of them, though. Some pay you for being good at analysis and making quick decisions instead.
In particular, there’s a type of game that has a lot of puzzles and stories that you can play. They are called point and click adventure games. Enchanted Scepters was released by Silicon Beach Software in 1984, and it marked the start of a long history of that genre. Legendary game development studios like Sierra Entertainment, LucasArts, and Telltale Games have made a lot of point and click games that are near the top of the mountain since then. These games are all point and click games. A good point and click adventure game has a captivating story, characters you’ll remember for a long time, big decisions to make, and a lot of puzzles that require a lot of thought to solve.
We’ve done the hard work of going through a lot of point and click adventure games to find the best. The 28 games we’ve chosen to include here are the best ways to enjoy one of the oldest types of games in the world today. These point and click adventure games will put your brain to the test.
1. ‘Grim Fandango Remastered’
The first adventure game made by LucasArts used 3D computer graphics that were put on top of pre-rendered static backgrounds. This game was released in 1998 and is known as a classic. New graphics make the strong visuals in Grim Fandango look better than ever before. The dark humor that made the game so popular in the first place also stays the same. It will be fun for you to go through the land of the dead with Manuel “Manny” Calavera. This adventure is a mix of film noir and Mexican Aztec folklore.
2. ‘Maniac Mansion’
It looks like Dr. Fred, a crazy scientist, took Sandy away from Sandy. It’s up to her boyfriend, Dave, and his friends, who are all teenagers, to free her from her prison. This LucasArts game is a throwback to the 80s era of point and click adventure games because of how it looks and how it solves puzzles. It still manages to be a great game because of how many different ways you can get there and how creative the characters are. As long as you like it the way it is, you can enjoy this classic any way you want.
3. ‘Day of the Tentacle Remastered’
Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is ready to rule the world! It’s up to you to help Bernard Bernoulli, Hoagie, and Laverne as they try to stop that smart creature from doing bad things. Day of the Tentacle Remastered makes LucasArts’ 1993 game even better with better art and new audio for the soundtrack and sound effects. When you play this modern version of a game that many people love, you can switch between the original and remastered graphics.
4. Full Throttle Remastered’
Even though this version is remastered, you can switch back and forth between the original animation of Full Throttle, as well as the new animation. Ben is the leader of a local biker gang, and he’s a badass brute who is also a badass brute. In this story, Ben is accused of killing a well-known motorcycle manufacturing mogul. He has to clear his name and the names of his gang members to do so. He will, of course, need your help.
5. ‘Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis’
George Lucas’ famous archaeologist isn’t just a movie star. He’s also a real person. He’s also known for going on big adventures in the video game world. At the beginning of “Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis,” the main character, Indiana Jones, is looking for the sunken city of Atlantis. In the movie, Nazi agents are looking for the weapon that supposedly killed Atlantis. Jones and Sophia Hapgood, who is a close friend, get into a lot of trouble because of it. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones movies, you’ll find all of the high-speed action, puzzling situations, and globetrotting parts here.
6. ‘The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition’
Guybrush Threepwood is a want tobe pirate who goes on a big adventure in this game. You play as Guybrush. That journey pushes him to look for the famed secret island of Monkey Island, which is hidden away. He’ll first have to go to the island of Mêlée and become friends with the pirates who live there. With the pirates are a mayor who tugs at Guybrush’s heart strings and a ghost pirate called LeChuck. Enjoy LucasArts’ pirate-themed heist game with remastered graphics and audio, a super helpful puzzle hint system, a cleaner user interface, and better controls.
7. ‘Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge’
After you finish Guybrush’s first swashbuckling journey, you should look for his next adventure in the Caribbean. It’s a special edition of Monkey Island 2. Guybrush is on a quest to find the treasure of Big Whoop. It stands in his way: Captain LeChuck has been turned into a zombie and he’s back. All of these things make this game even better than the first one. It has high-definition graphics and voice acting, a new music score, a better user interface, and the same puzzle hint system as the last special edition. Among other things, you can choose between point and click and direct character control, object highlighting, and a lot of behind the scenes content.
8. ‘The Curse of Monkey Island’
Make sure you spend a lot of time on the Curse of Monkey Island, even though it hasn’t had an HD remaster. Guybrush Threepwood comes back to try to get rid of the curse that has been on his love, Elaine. As you can imagine, this means that he’ll have to deal with all kinds of bad guys, a new rival in the form of a French buccaneer, and the return of Captain LeChuck. There are a lot of new insults for sword fights in this high-quality follow-up, so you’ll have a lot of fun with it.
9. Blade Runner
Many people think Blade Runner is one of the most important and important sci-fi movies ever made. It’s really a piece of art, and so a video game adaptation was always going to happen. It’s a little surprising that it took 15 years after the movie came out for the game to come out, but when it did, it did so with a big bang.
The game does a great job of capturing the movie’s cyberpunk look, and it still looks pretty good today, all things considered. The gameplay has also held up well, and though the movie’s plot isn’t as exciting as the anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus, it’s still a big improvement over that show.
You can think of ToonStruck as the opposite of Roger Rabbit, with a live-action hero in a magical world filled mostly with cartoons. There are still some good things about the art style and the voice performances from Christopher Lloyd and Dan Castellaneta, both of whom are well known.
Unfortunately, the game didn’t do very well when it first came out, even though it cost $8 million to make. It has since become a cult favorite, though, which makes sense because it’s so unique. As of now, ToonStruck can be found on both Steam and GOG. People who want to play it in 2022 can do so very easily.
11. King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
There are a lot of King’s Quest games made by Sierra. The first one came out more than 40 years ago. Since then, there have been a lot of great games to choose from. Many people think King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow is the best one.
A new King’s Quest game was released in 1992, and it improves on almost everything that made the previous games so fun. The voice acting is great, the animation is better than ever, and there’s a lot more emphasis on player choice than there was in previous games, so it’s a great game. More than a dozen different endings make it one of the most replayable point-and-click games of the era, making it a lot of fun to play again.