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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. Even Telltale Games episodic video games are mostly point and click in nature.

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
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
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
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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The Curse of Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Day of the Tentacle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Broken Sword: The Shadow of th... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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
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
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 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
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 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 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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Thimbleweed Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
andemon added Thimbleweed Park

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Machinarium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Full Throttle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
binaryg added 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) 18 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Sanitarium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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The Dig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
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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Loom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
damián-ochoa added 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 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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Deponia is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Tales of Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
AlexanderRay added Tales of Monkey Island is a 2009 graphic adventure video game developed by Telltale Games under license from LucasArts. Players assume the role of pirate Guybrush Threepwood, who—while ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Point and Click Adventure Games of All Time
Worf added 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.