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The Best Adventure Games On Steam

Updated October 6, 2020 1.2k votes 238 voters 11.2k views35 items

There are so many good 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, which is 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 fun 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 vote up whichever ones you feel had the most impact on you as a gamer.

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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim1

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, fantasy

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  • Life Is Strange2

    DeveloperDontnod Entertainment, Feral Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

    Life Is Strange 2 is a graphic adventure played from a third-person view. The player takes... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider3

    DeveloperCrystal 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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Abzu4
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    Abzû is an adventure video game developed by Giant Squid Studios and published by 505 Games... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Little Nightmares5

    DeveloperTarsier Studios

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer, survival horror

    Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • What Remains of Edith Finch6

    DeveloperGiant Sparrow

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    What Remains of Edith Finch is a 2017 first-person narrative adventure video game developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag7

    DeveloperUbisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Montpellier

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

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical fiction action-adventure open world... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tomb Raider8
    30
    18

    Tomb Raider

    2013

    DeveloperCrystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Tomb Raider is a 2013 action-adventure video game published by Square Enix. Tomb Raider is the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Secret of Monkey Island9

    DeveloperLucasArts

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Graphic adventure game

    The Secret of Monkey Island is a 1990 point-and-click graphic adventure game developed and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor10

    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action-adventure video game developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    21
    9

    Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    2007

    DeveloperTraveller's Tales

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

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  • Metro: Last Light12
    18
    10

    Metro: Last Light

    2013

    Developer4A Games

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    Metro: Last Light is a single-player first-person shooter and horror video game developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Thimbleweed Park13

    DeveloperTerrible Toybox

    Genres (Video game)Point-and-click adventure

    Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Gary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Batman: Arkham City14

    DeveloperRocksteady 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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Stanley Parable15

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    The Stanley Parable is an interactive story modification built on the Source game engine,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Metro 203316
    16
    8

    Developer4A Games

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter, Survival horror

    Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Darksiders II17

    DeveloperVigil 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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Firewatch18
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    14

    DeveloperCampo Santo

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    Firewatch is an adventure game developed by Campo Santo and published by Campo Santo in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Mass Effect 219

    DeveloperBioWare

    Genres (Video game)Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game

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  • Mass Effect20
    15
    10

    DeveloperEdge of Reality, BioWare, Demiurge Studios

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    Mass Effect is a 2007 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Dying Light21
    4
    0

    Dying Light

    2014

    DeveloperTechland

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

    Dying Light is an open-world survival horror video game developed by Polish video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tacoma22
    17
    14
    Tacoma is a 2017 adventure video game by Fullbright released for Linux, Microsoft Windows,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Wolf Among Us23

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

    The Wolf Among Us is an ongoing episodic graphic adventure video game based on Bill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War24

    DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, adventure

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  • Far Cry 325
    14
    12

    DeveloperUbisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai

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

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