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The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam 

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Updated February 14, 2020 826 votes 213 voters 9.1k views 35 items

There are so many good PC adventure games on Steam, but which of them are worth playing? If you love getting lost on a journey, you'll definitely like the Steam adventure games that are featured on this list. Browsing Steam can be a little confusing, because their tag system is rather wonky and often mislabels games. That's why we created this ranked list of PC adventure games you can play on Steam, so you can skip their store page and search for the games directly.

This list features a wide variety of adventure games on PC, from point and click titles like Thimbleweed Park to more action-oriented adventure games like Batman: Arkham City. If you want something relaxing that is a more narrative adventure, you should check out What Remains of Edith Finch or Firewatch.

These are among some of the most cultivated, cinematic, and exhilarating adventure games for PC, so go ahead and vote up whichever ones you feel had the most impact on you as a gamer. You can downvote these Steam adventure games as well, but only do so if you've actually played the game.

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Life Is Strange 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam

Genres (Video game): Graphic adventure

Life Is Strange 2 is a graphic adventure played from a third-person view. The player takes control of Sean Diaz, a Latino-American teenager. Sean can interact with the environment, obtain ...more

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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Role-playing video game, Fantasy

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more

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Rise of the Tomb Raider ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2015 (Crystal Dynamics)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game and the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider. The game is developed by Crystal Dynamics, and published by Microsoft

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Abzû is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Abzû is an adventure video game developed by Giant Squid Studios and published by 505 Games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Initially released as a digital title in ...more

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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2017 (Tarsier Studios)
Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and ...more

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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Tomb Raider Released: 2013 (Crystal Dynamics)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action role-playing game, Survival horror, Action game, + more

Tomb Raider is a 2013 action-adventure video game published by Square Enix. Tomb Raider is the fourth title developed by Crystal Dynamics in the Tomb Raider franchise.

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What Remains of Edith Fi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
What Remains of Edith Finch is a 2017 first-person narrative adventure video game developed by Giant Sparrow and published by Annapurna Interactive. As Edith Finch, Jr., the youngest child of ...more

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2011 (Rocksteady Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Beat 'em up, Stealth game

Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game ...more

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Assassin's Creed IV: Bla... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2013 (Ubisoft Ukraine)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Stealth game

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth major ...more
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The Secret of Monkey Isl... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Seferin added Released: 1990 (LucasArts)

Genres (Video game): Adventure, Graphic adventure game

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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Middle-earth: Shadow of ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2014 (Monolith Productions)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for ...more

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Metro: Last Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Metro: Last Light Released: 2013 (4A Games)

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter

Metro: Last Light is a single-player first-person shooter and horror video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 3 ...more

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Thimbleweed Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2017 (Terrible Toybox)
Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. The game is played similarly to early graphic adventure games; it is seen from a third person ...more
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Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2012 (Vigil Games)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Hack and slash

Darksiders II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. It is the sequel to Darksiders and was released in August 2012 for Microsoft ...more

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Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2010 (4A Games)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter

Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2033 was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine, and was ...more

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Dying Light is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Dying Light Released: 2014 (Techland)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror, First-person Shooter

Dying Light is an open-world survival horror video game developed by Polish video game developer Techland and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released in January 2015 ...more

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The Wolf Among Us is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
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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Valiant Hearts: The Grea... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2014 (Ubisoft Montpellier)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a puzzle adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. The game is inspired by letters written during World War I and has four ...more
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Lego Star Wars: The Comp... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Released: 2007 (Traveller's Tales)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a video game based on the Star Wars-themed toy line by the Lego Group. It is a combination of the game Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and its sequel Lego ...more

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Remember Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Remember Me is an action-adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Capcom. It was released in June 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The ...more
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The Stanley Parable is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam

Genres (Video game): Adventure

The Stanley Parable is an interactive story modification built on the Source game engine, developed by Davey Wreden and released in July 2011. A high-definition remastered stand-alone version, ...more

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Firewatch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2016 (Campo Santo)
Firewatch is an adventure game developed by Campo Santo and published by Campo Santo in partnership with Panic. Firewatch is an adventure game played from a first-person view that takes place in ...more
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Gone Home is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Gone Home is a first-person interactive story adventure video game developed and published by Fullbright. Set in the year 1995, the plot focuses on exploration of a mansion in Portland, Oregon, ...more
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Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Released: 2012 (Ubisoft Red Storm)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, First-person Shooter

Far Cry 3 is an open world, action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed mainly by Ubisoft Montreal in conjunction with Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Shanghai, and ...more

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Prey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best PC Adventure Games on Steam
Prey

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter

Prey is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. In Prey, the player controls Morgan Yu while exploring the space station Talos I, ...more

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