Adventure games are one of the earliest known game genres. Originally mainly on PC with text based adventures such as The Hobbit (1982) released by Melbourne House and Lords of Midnight by Beyond Software which also offered Graphics as well as text. Despite lacking many of todays graphics and huge worlds these adventure games had the ability to engorss you into another world. Adventure games can sometimes also be categorisedas an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Games).
Considering how much RAM was available in those days sometiimes just 48K! The developers worked miracles to get these fantasy worlds in such a small amount of memory. Granted the graphics were simple but in those days gamplay mattered most in adventure games. Other notable mentions for ealy adventure games that we played back in the day include The Secret of Monkey Island, Original Tomb Raider Series, Dragon's Lair
With the power of today's Consoles and PC's we are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting an adventure games. Not only can you play the adventure offline but a lot of todays games have options to play with millions of other real players in an online world which is not static, is online 24 hours a day , 365 days a year! You can play as teams or against other players. Still Single player adventures are still very popular. Some classic examples include The Last of Us for PS4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of War amongst some of our favourites. Click here for a huge playlist of adventure games on our channel.
The Witcher Wild Hunt - a game which has won many awards and is now also shortly being shown as a TV Series on Netflix. The witcher is the winner of many awards. A score of 9.4 on Metacritic for the PC version shows how good this game is. Magic powers and an array of weapons are at your disposal to fight evil on your many missions.
Arguably one of the best ever PS4 games of all time. A sequel is due for release. The Last of Us is set in a similar environemnt as the walking dead TV series where Zombies are not only your enemeies but other human beings. You have to fight your way across many envrionements to ensure that the cure for the disease reaches the destination
Uncharted 4 has a great story line, 2 brothers attempt to find a pirate tresure and encounter many obstacles on the way.
Set in many diverse locations including, Italy, Scotland, USA, Jungles and more. A variety of weapons and tools at your disposal as well abilty to drive vehicles. The environments are stunning and the game keeps you coming back for more
Tomb Raider has been around since the early days of home computing. Rise of the Tomb Raider has a user metascore of 8/10.
We enjoy this adventures as there are many locations to explore, the graphics and animation are top class. As well as shooting enemies you need to solve puzzles to progress and also have the abilty to craft weapons and tools