Release Date: 29/07/2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: Open World
Omno is a running, jumping and surfing game where you explore an ancient fantastical world. As you explore you meet all manner of strange and wonderful lifeforms, from cute critters to enigmatic giants. It stands out for the approachable collectibility...
Release Date: 26/10/2017, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Bury Me My Love is a narrative adventure game where you play the husband of a Syrian woman, Nour, travelling to Europe. Play involves receiving and sending simple messages where Nout tells you how she is getting on and you influence her choices. It...
Release Date: 24/02/2017, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Legend of Skyfish is a puzzle exploration game where you head into a dangerous land, hopping from island to island, solving puzzles and battling enemies. Each arcade-style level is a chance to put your unusual weapon to use -- for fighting but also for...
Release Date: 14/02/2014
Platforms: PS3 and PS4
Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds
The Last of Us is a survival adventure game where you play Joel, a father figure, looking to protect a girl in his care, Ellie. The game creates a fimlic and emotional experience that extends beyond the usual zombie shooting to offer an interactive...
Release Date: 20/01/2021
Platforms: Apple TV, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: Day and Night
Nuts is an adventure game where you play a rookie field researcher. You use your camera, caravan, GPS and map to investigate the depths of the enigmatic Melmoth Forest. As you study the local squirrel population you uncover a strange mystery.
Release Date: 12/02/2009
Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4 and iOS
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: Open World and Weather
In Flower you control the breeze blowing across fields of grass and blow petals into other flowers to make them bloom. Flower is simple and single-purpose in evoking the feeling of the wind. What starts as an awkward struggle to control the breeze soon...
Release Date: 24/08/2021
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Hoa is an adventure game where you walk and jump through a hand-painted world as the mysterious main character. You solve environmental puzzles and meet magical creatures while trying to find your way back home. It's unusual because of its handcrafted...
Release Date: 21/03/2017, updated in 2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Everything is an unusual game that simulates a world where you can become any object. It sounds strange and not much fun, but the enjoyment is in discovering how small or how big a thing you can become. From tiny atoms to whole planets and everything in...
Release Date: 02/11/2016, updated in 2018
Abzu is an adventure in a lush underwater world. You descend into the heart of the ocean to find ancient secrets and encounter majestic creatures. This combines the beautiful weightlessness of diving with an ancient story of meaning and place in the world.
Release Date: 19/11/2020
Astro's Playroom is a running and jumping game that launched with the PlayStation 5. It not only showcases the PS5's new DualSense controller but offers a loveable adventure with novel interactions and considerable substance.
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: 14/03/2012, updated in 2019
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS
Journey is an adventure game set in a desert. Exploring the eerie sand-scape, you discover a world abandoned by the race that created it. The sense of space and scale evokes feelings of aloneness and being lost. But then the game pairs you with other...
Release Date: 08/05/2018, updated in 2021
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
In My Child Lebensborn, you nurture a Lebensborn child in Norway after World War II who faces a hostile community because they’ve been born to parents of both occupied and occupying forces. With meagre resources yourself, you must feed, clothe and...
Release Date: 25/02/2016, updated in 2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Web and Xbox One
Superhot is a shooting game with a twist. Time only moves forward (bullets, enemies, damage) when you move your character. This is still a violent game, in fact, in slow motion, it feels more violent.
Release Date: 18/04/2017, updated in 2022
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person
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: 06/10/2019
Platforms: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS
Gris is a platform game where you guide a young girl through a crumbling world. Through beautiful metaphoric landscapes and soaring music, the game touches on emotions of loss and longing but doesn’t resolve to a firm narrative. Although not hugely...
Release Date: 16/12/2021, updated in 2022
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is a survival-horror game where you explore a vast pizzeria and shopping centre while hunted by a murderer. In addition to continuing the intricate and multi-layered story of the previous games, this is the first...
Release Date: 06/11/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is a running, jumping and exploration game. It expands this platforming action towards a full 3D world, while keeping accessibility focused on younger players.
Release Date: 01/09/2020
Platforms: Android, Web and iOS
Penrose is a text adventure, where you don't only read the story and choose its next step, but can go back into the text to change it in all sorts of mind-bending ways. As the develop describes it, "Penrose is a non-linear narrative adventure game about...
Release Date: 10/10/2007, updated in 2011
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
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...
Release Date: 15/12/2020
Platforms: PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Freddy Spaghetti is a running and jumping game. But you play a piece of spaghetti rather than a person. The game simulates the pasta’s physics as you use two trigger-buttons and a joystick to steer the main character across a wide variety of levels,...
Release Date: 24/01/2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One
Pikuniku is an adventure where you play a red creature, Piku, on a mission to harvest the colourful world's resources. You interact with different objects to trigger switches and open doors. You can also lasso your legs to swing from hooks or curl into...
Release Date: 12/11/2019, updated in 2020
Bee Simulator is a strategy game you play as a honey bee, flying on expeditions from the beehive to collect pollen, fight wasps and perform missions ordered by the Queen, as well as participating in races and dancing rituals. Along the way you'll learn...
Release Date: 25/04/2019, updated in 2021
Platforms: PS4 and PS5
Splatty’s Adventure is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a small (4-year-old) hero who must escape an oversized bedroom and get on your way to save the world from destruction. Like stepping into a Toy Story film, but here you wield a...
Release Date: 29/01/2020
Coffee Talk is an interactive story about a barista working in a coffee shop in Seattle. You listen to customers' concerns about life and love, in a retro-pixilated world backed with lo-fi chilled hip-hop music.
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: PC and Switch
The Gecko Gods is a puzzle game where you control a small lizard reptile exploring a world and solving puzzles. You interact with the flora and fauna, catch insects and visit other animals. Because you have sticky feet you can climb any surface.
Release Date: 05/08/2021
Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch
Haven Park is a strategy game where you build camping spots in a national park. You play Flint, who is repairing his grandma's park to attract new campers. It's an intricate open island that packs in plenty to discover. As a game made by one person,...
Release Date: 15/08/2018, updated in 2018
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Donut County offers a simple style of play. You drag a hole around the screen; the more things you can make fall in, the bigger the hole gets. You start with bricks, road cones and bushes, but eventually you’re swallowing whole houses.
Release Date: 13/05/2021
Platforms: Android, PC, Stadia, Switch and iOS
Hundred Days is a strategy game about making wine. You control every aspect of a new Winery, choose vines, learn how to grow them and when to harvest. You make decisions about the process with a simple interface that takes you through each day. It's a...
Release Date: 19/07/2019, updated in 2019
Lost Ember is an animal exploration adventure game. While forward progress is relatively linear, it involves beguiling flying, swimming, digging and running to explore the mysterious world through the eyes of different animals.
Release Date: 22/10/2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
My Friend Peppa Pig is a narrative role-play game. It recreates the TV show Peppa Pig and features a few of the voice actors from the programme. Unlike the show, you are in the cartoon, controlling a character you create. You play with Peppa and her...
Release Date: 29/08/2019
Heave Ho is a game where up to four players try and swing themselves across a level. But you can only hang on to certain points and must dangle and swing with both arms to progress. The twist is that you can also hold hands with other players and make...
Release Date: 08/05/2019, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Descenders is a downhill mountain biking game with a focus on skill. In each downhill run, your goal is to score as many points as possible by completing skill based challenges and executing as many tricks and flips as you can, all while you try to...
Forever Ago is a narrative adventure where you embark on a road trip through beautiful places, capturing memories with your camera and making new friends. You explore forest lakes, dusty barrens and sweltering deserts, interacting with objects you find...
Release Date: 16/04/2015, updated in 2016
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Lifeline is a narrative adventure where you interact with an astronaut, Taylor via text messages. You help him return home after crashing his aircraft on a foreign planet.
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...
Release Date: 18/11/2019
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Little Misfortune is a dark adventure where you play a small girl called, Misfortune, who, guided by a voice in her head, seeks the prize of eternal happiness for her mother. It's played side-on and unfolds a narrative about the girl's family as you...
Release Date: 17/05/2017
Platforms: Android, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Old Man’s Journey is a game about memory and old age. You help a grandfather-figure traverse the countryside by raising and lowering the landscape. Along the way he visits places that evoke the story of his life: a wife, a child and a love of the sea.
Release Date: 13/08/2020
Kill It With Fire is a fighting game where you kill spiders. Lifting objects, looking under things and generally exploring the houses means you find spiders. The challenge is then to kill them with increasingly ridiculous weapons.
Release Date: 12/08/2020
Metamorphosis is a surrealist adventure game about a man turned into a small insect. It's inspired by Franz Kafka books. From a first-person view you run, jump and climb around in unusual ways on your insect legs, meet bizarre characters and solve...