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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Adventure, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
98% 191,976 votes
98% 118,274 votes
97% 138,583 votes
99% 22,075 votes
97% 126,637 votes
97% 99,959 votes
97% 56,352 votes
98% 14,718 votes
97% 47,383 votes
95% 113,267 votes
95% 199,581 votes
95% 83,451 votes
98% 9,136 votes
97% 15,792 votes
96% 30,643 votes
95% 36,697 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Adventure is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Adventure, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Indie 56%
  2. Singleplayer 46%
  3. Action 45%
  4. Casual 38%
  5. 2D 28%
  6. RPG 26%
  7. Atmospheric 24%
  8. Exploration 23%
  9. Story Rich 22%
  10. Puzzle 20%
  11. 3D 19%
  12. Action-Adventure 18%
  13. Fantasy 16%
  14. Simulation 16%
  15. Pixel Graphics 15%
  16. First-Person 15%

The Adventure tag refers to a wide-ranging genre of video games that often focus on exploration, puzzle-solving, and storytelling. Adventure games typically involve players taking on the role of a protagonist who embarks on a journey or quest in a fictional world.

One of the defining features of adventure games is their emphasis on narrative. These games often have intricate storylines and complex characters, with players unraveling the plot and making choices that can impact the outcome. Many adventure games offer branching paths or multiple endings, providing opportunities for player agency and decision-making.

Another important aspect of adventure games is their exploration mechanics. Players are encouraged to navigate through detailed environments, uncover hidden clues or items, and solve puzzles that often serve as gates to progress further in the game. This exploration element adds a sense of discovery and creates opportunities for immersive gameplay experiences.

The gameplay mechanics in adventure games can vary significantly depending on subgenres within the genre. To highlight some examples:

  • Point-and-Click Adventures These traditional adventure games rely heavily on mouse interaction, typically requiring players to click on objects or locations within the game world to interact with them. Examples include classics like The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and more recent titles like Telltale's The Walking Dead series.
  • Action-Adventure Games These titles merge elements from both action-based genres (such as combat) alongside exploratory aspects present in traditional adventures. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune are strong examples of action-adventure games.
  • Open World Adventures These games provide players with vast, open sandboxes to explore at their own pace and in any order they choose. They often offer a multitude of side quests and activities alongside the main storyline. Notable examples includeThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Narrative-Driven Experiences Certain adventure games prioritize story delivery, character development and player choices as central gameplay mechanics. These titles focus on emotional engagement and immersion rather than traditional puzzles or exploration. Games like Life is Strange, Firewatch, and Gone Home would fit into this category.

Adventure games offer players the opportunity to embark on immersive journeys, engage in rich storytelling experiences, and solve puzzles or explore worlds filled with mystery and intrigue.

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