Black Mirror Bandersnatch
Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB
Release Date: 28/12/2018
Platforms: Web Browser
Genres: Action, Narrative and Role-Playing
Players: This is a single player game
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix) takes the interactive mystery genre a step further towards a traditional TV series. You watch it on your television but make decisions for the characters which then branches the narrative. With 150 minutes to watch...
Release Date: 12/04/2018
Genres: Action, Puzzle, Shooting and Strategy
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room
Spy Party is a one-versus-one game about observing behaviour. One player is a spy at a party among many computer-controlled guests, with a list of missions. The other player is a sniper who must spot the human-controlled spy by watching the way they are...
Before I Forget
Release Date: 01/07/2020
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Adventure and Narrative
Before I Forget is an exploration adventure, where you play Sunita, a woman alone in a house with early-onset dementia. As you wander from room to room, you discover mysterious objects, each holding a fleeting, fragmented memory. Examine faded...
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle
Stray is a game about a cat lost in a futuristic city where robots live. YOu guide your feline friend in and out of buildings, across roads and generally poke your nose in to see what is going on.
Genres: Puzzle and Simulation
Maquette is a puzzle game played in a series of nested identical worlds. What you do in the larger world effects things in the smaller one, and so on. Every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Role-Playing
Eastward is a adventure game about a miner who meets a young girl in a secret facility. Together you explore the decaying cities and discover the truth about her origins and what’s behind the creatures who are destroying everything. The narrative is...
Release Date: 30/07/2020
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation
Thousand Threads is an open world game of consequences. You are free to interact with the world, animals and people however you like, give, take, save, kill, inform, hide, befriend, betray. But how you do this will have ongoing and unavoidable...
As Dusk Falls
Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Adventure and Narrative
As Dusk Falls is an interactive Drama following two families that intertwine with each other over thirty years, set in Arizona.
Release Date: 21/05/2020
Genres: Puzzle and Turn-Based
Timelie is a stealth puzzle game played in a surreal world where a girl and a mysterious cat work together to escape a series of room patrolled by enemy robots. The novelty is that you can control and rewind time to help you solve each puzzle. This not...
Love - A Puzzle Box Filled with Stories
Release Date: 21/10/2020
Genres: Narrative and Puzzle
Love - A Puzzle Box Filled with Stories is a puzzle game about regret. You interact with and explore a single apartment building. As you do you learn about the lives of the people that live there. You can manipulate the building to move floors between...
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Open World and Puzzle
The Witness combines maze puzzles in an abandoned world with its own mythology, secrets, themes and story. It’s a game with puzzles at the core, but the real mystery is solving what has happened in the world you find yourself in.
Release Date: 13/04/2012
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and iOS
Genres: Platform and Puzzle
Fez is a dimension based puzzle game where you, as a small character called Gomez, can rotate between four 2D views of the 3D world (as four sides around a cube-like space). This sounds confusing but actually develops into a mind-stretching and...
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 07/11/2018
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Action, Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Playing
This is a point and click adventure. You play young radio reporter Patricia who has just started her first job at a radio station. However, strange things are happening. Richard, her friend who got her the job has vanished and someone is tampering with...
Release Date: 28/08/2018
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Puzzle
Minit is retro puzzle game where you complete small tasks in within a 60 second time frame. You must dodge or fight foes, cut through the undergrowth, explore your world and find keys and swords. You start from the same place for each of your 60 second...
Luna The Shadow Dust
Release Date: 13/10/2020, updated in 2020
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC
Luna The Shadow Dust is an adventure game where you play two companions drawn together in a hand-animated world. Each part of the game is beautifully realised and presents a puzzle to solve.
Release Date: 21/11/2019, updated in 2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Adventure, Open World, Platform and Puzzle
The Touryst is a puzzle based adventure, where you seek to unlock the mysteries of an archipelago of sun-drenched islands. That's if you want to of course, because the adventure can wait if you'd rather soak up the sun and make the most of your time...
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 16/04/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4
In Heaven’s Vault you play an archaeologist translating an ancient alien language whose decrypting weaves through an unfolding drama. While doing real linguistic work you interact with companions and locals. Your choices can open or close vast swathes...
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 11/12/2018, updated in 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Open World and Simulation
Outer Wilds is an exploration space mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time-loop. After 20 minutes of game time, you must start again – but each time brings a new opportunity to learn how you ended up on the planet and solve the...
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 19/10/2018, updated in 2019
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS|3DS and Nintendo Switch
Genres: Action, Adventure and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online
The three Luigis Mansion (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Gamecube or Nintendo Switch) games each challenge you to investigate a haunted mansion. As longstanding Nintendo character Luigi, you play a ghostbuster to capture various mischievous ghouls. The puzzles...
Release Date: 19/09/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS Apple Arcade
Tangle Tower is a murder mystery game, from the same developer as Snipperclips, where you explore a grand old house and it’s intertwining families to solve a mysterious murder. You are given the events of the murder, each...
Release Date: 12/11/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Open World and Puzzle
Superliminal is a puzzle game incorporating optical illusions and forced perspective. As you play and explore you can manipulate objects so that when put down their perspective, scale and size has changed. This enables you to progress through areas...
The Simpsons Hit and Run
Release Date: 16/11/2003
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Racing
The Simpsons: Hit & Run is adventure game based on the American animated sitcom The Simpsons.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Release Date: 21/11/1991
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Puzzle
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adventure game in a long "Zelda" series. Like the other games, you play Link, who must defeat an evil force in the land of Hyrule. You do this by exploring the world, killing spawning enemies and finding a...
Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise
Release Date: 28/10/2015, updated in 2019
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Adventure and Puzzle
Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise is a puzzle game where you infiltrate a spy hideaway to stop an evil plan. Each location is full of retro futuristic contraptions, hidden gizmos, gadgets and clever logic based puzzles.
Release Date: 08/04/2020, updated in 2020
Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting
Dreamscaper is an adventure where you control a woman's subconscious whilst she dreams. In the dreams you battle enemies with different surrealist abilities and weapons: finger guns, move the earth, control time, warp landscapes, many melee weapons and...
Release Date: 16/11/2018
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Genres: Action, Role-Playing and Strategy
Players: You can play with 10 players in the same room and up to 10 players online
Among Us is a strategy game where crew-mates prepare their space ship for launch by completing tasks. However, one of the players is an impostor intent on sabotaging the ship and killing the crew. As the game progresses in real time the impostor...
I Am Dead
Release Date: 07/10/2020
I Am Dead is a puzzle game from the creators of Wilmot's Warehouse. You play a recently-deceased museum curator trying to avert a disaster from his home town of Shelmerston.
Genres: Narrative, Role-Playing, Strategy and Turn-Based
Reigns: Beyond is the next game in the Reigns series that puts you in charge of making important decisions. Rather than running a kingdom, this time you are in an intergalactic indie rockband trying to gain stardom and fame.
Lost and Hound
Lost and Hound is an adventure puzzle game where you play as a scent tracking rescue dogs, Corgi and Biscuit. You use your sense of smell to find things and solve mysteries. Your heightened hearing and senses enable you find your goals, eventually...
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 19/06/2010
Platforms: Nintendo DS and iOS
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a game where you play a ghost that can stop time to solve crimes and save lives. You can inhabit and control objects and possess corpses to alter what happens. His ultimate aim is to use his memories to find out how he...
Night in the Woods
Release Date: 10/01/2017, updated in 2017
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Night in the Woods follows college dropout Mae Borowski returning home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs. But the place is different now her friends have grown and changed. There’s something suspicious happening in the nearby...
Release Date: 22/12/2015, updated in 2020
A courtroom drama set in nineteenth-century Paris, populated with beautifully drawn animals. Guiding JayJay Falcon, defence attorney, you help investigate each case before each of the four court dates; combing crime scenes, interrogating suspects and...
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
Release Date: 12/12/2014, updated in 2019
Platforms: Android, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Role-Playing
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a courtroom murder mystery series where you piece together clues to challenge testimonies and uncover the truth. It’s like a visual novel, although you must interact with characters and evidence to progress.
The Secret of Monkey Island
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 01/10/1990
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS
Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Playing
The Secret of Monkey Island is a classic tongue-in-cheek pirate adventure game. You click or tap the screen to explore locations, find items and complete puzzles. Playing a young man, Guybrush Threepwood, with a dream of being a pirate, you become...
Release Date: 14/02/2012
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Open World
In Dear Esther you explore an uninhabited Hebridean island while an old man reads a series of letters to his eponymous deceased wife. Themes of love, loss, guilt and redemption intertwine with the bleak geography and orchestral music. As you explore the...
Release Date: 10/10/2007, updated in 2011
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Web Browser, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation
You are in a science laboratory where you seem to be being tested. Watched by the artificial intelligence GLaDOS, you have a gun that can create a pair of magic portals on any surface: one is an entrance and the other is an exit. Through a series of...
Rhythm Thief and The Emperor's Treasure
Release Date: 05/04/2012
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Rhythm
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is a more substantial story told with cartoons interwoven with rhythm-action challenges. You play an 18-year-old boy with a secret identity as an art-thief. He’s searching for his father and, in order to find...
Release Date: 26/08/2016, updated in 2016
Platforms: PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Shooting
Recore is an adventure platform game where you control Joule Adams, one of the first volunteers for the utopian colony of Far Eden, who wakes after centuries in cryo-sleep to find that nothing has gone according to plan. With her three robotic machines...
Release Date: 15/05/2018
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Strategy
Omensight is a brawling adventure game where you play the role of Harbinger, a mythical warrior who only appears in times of crisis. As night falls, you witness this destruction of the world at the hands of a dark God but can relive this final day to...
Murder by Numbers
Release Date: 05/03/2020
Murder by Numbers is a detective game where you find clues by solving math-square nonogram-style logic puzzles. A little like Phoenix Wright games where you have a murder to solve, but here you have to use...
Over The Alps
Expected Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 31/03/2020
Platforms: PC and iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based
Over The Alps is an adventure with intrigue and espionage set in 1939 Switzerland. Designed to look like retro photographs. The story unfolds as you select stamps to indicate how your character should approach interactions. Discover a secret history in...
Release Date: 23/07/2020
Röki is a Scandinavian folklore point-and-click style adventure game where you play Tove on a journey to save her family. As you help her to come to terms with loss, you explore deep into a snowy fairytale landscape with strange locations and creatures.
Release Date: 16/05/2019
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Alt-Frequencies is an adventure game played by listen to a series of radio shows. It's a story about people stuck in a time loop without realising it and what you can do to save them.
Release Date: 24/09/2020
Embracelet is an adventure game, where you use a magical bracelet to interact with objects and solve puzzles. As you explore the fishing community, make friends and solve puzzles, you subtlety affect the outcome of the story.
South of the Circle
Platforms: iOS Apple Arcade
South of the Circle is a narrative adventure game about, Peter, a Cambridge academic who finds himself fighting for survival in Antarctica during the 1960’s Cold War. You must cross desolate terrain to reach British, Norwegian and Soviet Antarctic...
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Release Date: 03/12/2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Open World
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a mythical adventure game where you play Fenyx, exploring the huge open world, solving puzzles and fighting evil fantasy creatures. Fenyx is a newly winged demigod, who was prophesied to be the one to save the Greek Gods' home...
Expected Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 21/08/2020
Genres: Action, Open World, Strategy and Turn-Based
Tenderfoot Tactics is a role play adventure game where you play a young adventurer in a vast open world. The visuals and the Final Fantasy Tactics-style battles look simple but offer depth that requires you to learn the deterministic combat system and...
Release Date: 21/09/2020
Rivals is a puzzle game where you piece together the story of Josh and Luke and the breakup of their band. Playing detective, similarly to Return of the Obra Dinn, but rather than murder it's musical betrayal you are sleuthing here. You inspect sources,...
Return of the Obra Dinn
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 18/10/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
You play a shipping company agent assessing what happened on board a fictional East India Company ship where all the passengers have all mysteriously died. Exploring the ship, you can revisit the moment of death for each body in order to identify each...
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 12/08/2015, updated in 2016
Platforms: Mac, PC and PlayStation 4
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture lands you in a fictional deserted English village in 1984. As you walk the streets of another era you discover bright human forms who re-enact events like a radio play. Through their eyes, you see a web of fear,...
Release Date: 21/05/2019
Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Action, Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation
Observation puts you on a space station to solve a power outage and find missing crew. However, here you play the role of the SAM, the System Administration Maintenance artificial intelligence software, rather than human protagonist. Your limited view,...
Release Date: 24/06/2015
Solve the 1994 mystery of a murdered man by searching an old police computer archive of interview videos of his wife. The game presents a retro computer interface but the interviews themselves are short films with real actors. Although there are only...
Another Lost Phone
Release Date: 21/09/2017
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based
Another Lost Phone places a stranger’s smartphone in your hands. As you use the phone interface to explore the social life of its young woman owner, Laura, you piece together messages, pictures and profiles to solve her disappearance. Although it...
Release Date: 31/07/2019
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Telling Lies is from the same developer as Her Story. It's named as an investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling by the developer.
Release Date: 20/09/2016
Firewatch is an explorative adventure where you play a fire lookout in America’s Shoshone National Forest. It has a relational and conspiracy undertone similar to the podcast/radio drama and Netflix show [link to...
Release Date: 15/08/2013, updated in 2016
Gone Home places you in the role of Katie, returning from overseas to her family home. But the house is deserted and by exploring the rooms you piece together what happened to her sister, Sam. It’s a mystery to solve, but a common one of family...
What Remains of Edith Finch
Release Date: 18/04/2017, updated in 2017
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Playing
Edith Finch is the surviving member of the Finch family, who seem to have died from a curse. In first-person perspective, you return to the family’s coastal home to learn about each relative’s final hours by exploring their rooms in turn.
Release Date: 24/04/2018
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Role-Playing
Tacoma is set aboard a space station in the year 2088. As you explore you can discover how the station’s crew lived and worked, using an AR device that lets you review past actions and conversations, you discover clues that unravel a plot of trust,...
Release Date: 14/05/2010
Platforms: Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Shooting
Bright Falls is the sleepy Midwest setting for this Twilight Zone-style horror game. The action focuses on surviving attacks from possessed ‘Taken’ locals. You use flashlights to burn away the possession before dispatching them with firearms. It’s...
Release Date: 28/08/2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Narrative and Shooting
This game is an outlandish paranormal fantasy where you are swept into a role as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Control agency of the ‘paranatural’. With impressive cinematic visuals and storytelling, your interactions involve exploring,...
Release Date: 29/04/2020
Platforms: Android and PC
Fire Escape is a murder mystery styled on Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. You sit on a fire escape and can see into the apartments opposite as well as hear the intimate conversations of your neighbours across the alleyway. You peer into the lives of the...
Release Date: 11/12/2013
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Physically Active
The Walk is an adventure you play by walking in the real world. A device detonates in Inverness station, and you have a package that could save the world. To stay alive, you’ll need to walk the length of the UK.
Tell Me Why
Release Date: 27/08/2020
Tell Me Why is a narrative game following the story of twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan, as they unravel the truth about their childhood and why they were separated.
Release Date: 16/04/2015, updated in 2016
Lifeline is a narrative adventure where you interact with am astronaut, Taylor via text messages. You help him return home after crashing his aircraft on a foreign planet.
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 10/12/2009, updated in 2016
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and iOS
Zero Escape, is a series of adventure games that follows a group of nine individuals, who are kidnapped and held captive by a person who goes by the name "Zero", and are forced to play a game of life and death in order to escape.
Release Date: 01/02/2019
Rainswept is an adventure game where you investigate a murder with the themes of love, relationships and unresolved trauma.
Release Date: 23/02/2017, updated in 2018
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting
Nier: Automata is a role-playing game, that span off from the Drakengard series. It's set in an alternate future where there is a war between alien machines and human androids. But this isn't a game about winning the war. It's more focused on the plight...
Twelve Minutes is an adventure thriller game about a single apartment building. You view things from above and can interact with a simple click and drag interface. What starts as a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police...
Watch Dogs 2
Release Date: 15/11/2016
Genres: Action, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing
Players: You can play this with 4 players online
Watch Dogs 2 is a futuristic adventure game where you explore a city and use technology to foil your enemies. It's the second game in the series and set in a fictionalised San Francisco Bay Area. You explore the city on foot or in vehicles that you can...
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