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The best point and click adventure games immerse you in a interactive world rich with backstory and excitement. Unlike action-adventure games such as Bioshock, point n click games don't rush you forward. They let you work through the story at your own pace and the good ones have cerebral puzzles aplenty. So which adventure games are the best? Well, adventure gamers have voted for their favorites below.

While many people unfamiliar with the genre may dismiss it as being dead, there are in fact plenty of new releases every year. For example, one of the best point and click adventure games ever, Gemini Rue, was released 2011.

These highly rated point and click adventure games games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest point and click adventure games games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these point and click adventure games games are considered the best in the genre.

This list includes all challenging graphical adventure games games that have ever hit the shelves ( either physically or digitally), so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new point and click adventure games games. The list you're viewing is made up of games like Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best point and click adventure games games?" and "What is the greatest point and click adventure games game of all time?"

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Rev... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is an adventure game developed and published by LucasArts in 1991. It was the second game of the Monkey Island series, following The Secret of Monkey Island, ...more

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The Secret of Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
The Secret of Monkey Island 1990 The Secret of Monkey Island is a 1990 point-and-click graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games. It takes place in a fantastic version of the Caribbean during the age of ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a point-and-click adventure game by LucasArts originally released in 1992. Almost a year later, it was reissued on CD-ROM as an enhanced ...more

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Day of the Tentacle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Day of the Tentacle 1993 Day of the Tentacle, also known as Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle, is a 1993 graphic adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It is the sequel to the 1987 game Maniac ...more

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The Curse of Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
The Curse of Monkey Island 1997 The Curse of Monkey Island is an adventure game developed and published by LucasArts, and the third game in the Monkey Island series. It was released in 1997 and followed the successful games ...more

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of th... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars 1996 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is a 1996 point-and-click adventure game developed by Revolution Software. The player assumes the role of George Stobbart, an American tourist in Paris, ...more

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Grim Fandango is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Grim Fandango 1998 Grim Fandango is a dark comedy neo-noir adventure game released by LucasArts in 1998 for Windows, with Tim Schafer as the game's project leader. It is the first adventure game by LucasArts to ...more

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Broken Sword II: The Smoking M... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror 1997 Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror is a point-and-click adventure video game originally released on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation in 1997. It was re-released on Microsoft Windows, OS X and ...more

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The Longest Journey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Duffadash added The Longest Journey 2000 The Longest Journey is a point-and-click adventure video game developed by Norwegian studio Funcom for Microsoft Windows. An iOS version was released on October 28, 2014.

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Sam & Max Hit the Road is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Sam & Max Hit the Road 1993 Sam & Max Hit the Road is a graphic adventure video game released by LucasArts during the company's adventure games era. The game was originally released for MS-DOS in 1993 and for Mac OS in ...more

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Beneath a Steel Sky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
binaryg added Beneath a Steel Sky 1994 Beneath a Steel Sky is a 1994 cyberpunk science-fiction point-and-click adventure game developed by Revolution Software and published by Virgin Interactive for MS-DOS and Amiga home computers. ...more

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Syberia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
lalispeter added Syberia 2003 Syberia is a 2002 computer adventure game designed by Benoît Sokal, developed by Microïds, and published through The Adventure Company. It follows Kate Walker, the protagonist, as she ...more

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Machinarium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Machinarium 2009 Machinarium is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design. It was released on 16 October 2009 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, on 8 September 2011 for iPad 2 on the ...more

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Thimbleweed Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
andemon added Thimbleweed Park

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Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Maniac Mansion 1987 Maniac Mansion is a 1987 graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games. Initially released for the Commodore 64 and Apple II, it was Lucasfilm's foray into video game ...more

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Full Throttle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Full Throttle 1995 Full Throttle is a computer adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was designed by Tim Schafer, who would later go on to design Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brütal ...more

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The Dig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
The Dig 1995 The Dig is a graphical point-and-click adventure game developed by LucasArts and released in 1995 as a CD-ROM for PC and Macintosh computers. Like other LucasArts adventure games, it uses the ...more

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Sanitarium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Sanitarium 1998 Sanitarium is a psychological horror point-and-click adventure game that was released for Microsoft Windows, developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by ASC Games.

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
binaryg added Blade Runner 1997 Blade Runner is a 1997 point-and-click adventure game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows. Rather than re-tell the 1982 Blade ...more

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fa... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 1993 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a 1993 point-and-click adventure game written, designed and directed by Jane Jensen and published by Sierra On-Line. It is the first game of the Gabriel ...more

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Loom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
damián-ochoa added Loom 1990 Loom is a graphical adventure game originally released in 1990. It was both developed and published by Lucasfilm Games and was the fourth game to use the SCUMM adventure game engine. The project ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
schuechen added The Walking Dead 2012 The Walking Dead is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games. Based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic book series, the game ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Worf added Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure is a graphic adventure game, originally released in 1989, published by Lucasfilm Games. It was the third game to use the SCUMM engine.

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Deponia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
FWZ90 added Deponia 2012 Deponia is a point-and-click adventure game following the misadventures of Rufus, a guy with wild dreams of escaping his village Kuvaq, located on a junk covered world called Deponia. Developed ...more

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Syberia II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
lalispeter added Syberia II 2004 Syberia II is a 2004 adventure game conceived by Benoît Sokal and developed by MC2-Microïds, and a continuation to Syberia. It is a third-person puzzle-solving game. Stylistically ...more

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Gemini Rue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Gemini Rue 2011

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Tales of Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
AlexanderRay added Tales of Monkey Island

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The Beast Within: A Gabriel Kn... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery 1995 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game released by Sierra On-Line in 1995. Unlike the first Gabriel Knight game, released in 1993, The ...more

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The Neverhood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
The Neverhood 1996 The Neverhood is a 1996 point-and-click adventure game developed by The Neverhood, Inc. and published by DreamWorks Interactive.

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King's Quest V: Absence Makes ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Lee Kirby added King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! 1990 King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! is a 1990 adventure game released by Sierra Entertainment. Released in November 1990, it featured a significant improvement in graphics. It was ...more

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I Have No Mouth, and I Must Sc... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream 1995 I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream is a point-and-click adventure game based upon Harlan Ellison's short story of the same title, developed by The Dreamers Guild, co-designed by Ellison and ...more

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Discworld Noir is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
andemon added Discworld Noir 1999 Discworld Noir is a computer game based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. The game was ...more

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Discworld is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Discworld 1995 Discworld, also known as Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons during its development, is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid-1995. It ...more

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The Book of Unwritten Tales is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Rami added The Book of Unwritten Tales 2011

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The Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
lalispeter added The Black Mirror 2003 The Black Mirror is a third-person point-and-click horror adventure game developed in 2003 by Future Games, a Czech company. Its original name is Posel Smrti. The game features 150 locations and ...more

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Leisure Suit Larry: Love for S... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
legitshanediesel69 added Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! 1996 Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! is a video game, part of the Leisure Suit Larry series. It was the last LSL game written by series creator Al Lowe, and the last to feature original ...more

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Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned 1999 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned is the third game in the Gabriel Knight series of point-and-click adventure games by Sierra Online. The game was designed by Jane ...more

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
legitshanediesel69 added Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987 Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is a graphic adventure game originally released in 1987 as the first part of the Leisure Suit Larry series. Originally developed for the PC ...more

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Runaway: A Road Adventure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
lalispeter added Runaway: A Road Adventure 2001 Runaway: A Road Adventure is a point and click adventure game developed by Péndulo Studios, S.L. in 2001. The game follows the long tradition of two-dimensional adventure games like the ...more

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Flight of the Amazon Queen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
schuechen added Flight of the Amazon Queen 1995 Flight of the Amazon Queen is a graphical point-and-click adventure game by Interactive Binary Illusions originally released in 1995 for Amiga and MS-DOS and re-released as free software in 2004 ...more

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Edna & Harvey: the Breakou... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
FWZ90 added Edna & Harvey: the Breakout 2008

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Real Myst is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Real Myst 2000 realMyst: Interactive 3D Edition was a remake of Myst released in November 2000 for Windows PCs, and in January 2002 for Mac. Unlike Myst and the Masterpiece Edition, realMyst featured ...more

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The Wolf Among Us is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
lalispeter added The Wolf Among Us The Wolf Among Us is an ongoing episodic graphic adventure video game based on Bill Willingham's Fables comic book series. It is developed and published by Telltale Games and distributed by ...more

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The Legend of Kyrandia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
andemon added The Legend of Kyrandia 1992 The Legend of Kyrandia is a point-and-click graphic adventure game series, developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive. It primarily takes place in the fantasy land of ...more

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Escape from Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Escape from Monkey Island 2000 Escape from Monkey Island is a computer adventure game developed and released by LucasArts in 2000. It is the fourth game in the Monkey Island series and the first one to use 3D graphics. The ...more

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Sam & Max Save the World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Sam & Max Save the World 2006 Sam & Max Save the World is a graphic adventure video game developed by Telltale Games. The game was originally released as Sam & Max: Season One before being renamed in early 2009. Save ...more

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Star Trek 25th Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time

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Discworld II: Missing Presumed... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? 1996 Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? is the second point-and-click adventure game based on Terry Pratchett's series of fantasy novels set on the mythical Discworld. The game was developed and ...more

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Zork Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
honitsten added Zork Nemesis 1996 Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands is a 1996 graphical adventure game developed by Zombie LLC and published/edited by Activision. It is the eleventh game in the Zork series, and the first such ...more

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Sam & Max Beyond Time and Spac... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space 2007 Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, originally released as Sam & Max: Season Two, is an episodic graphic adventure by Telltale Games based around the characters of the Sam & Max comic ...more