This is a list of the best action-adventure games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated action-adventure games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest action-adventure games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these action-adventure games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging action-adventure games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new action-adventure games.
This list contains games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and BioShock.This list answers the questions, "What are the best action-adventure games?" and "What is the greatest action-adventure game of all time?"