The 5 Best Android Adventure Games
If you happen to be playing games in the early 90s, most likely you have stumbled upon a number of adventure games as it once ruled the gaming world. Its popularity, however, has dwindled since then. In recent times, we see it making a comeback with the help of developers like Telltale Games. Even though The Walking Dead is not available on Android, we still scour Google Play with the 5 best Android adventure games. Get ready to embark on an amazing experience with these games on your smartphones and tablets.
Yesterday is the 1st thriller developed by Pendulo Studios, an indie studio known for its Runaway series. Published by Bulkypix, this Android game follows a storyline of a psycho killing some beggars on the streets of New York. Players will take control of a young volunteer together with his friend to investigate the gruesome crimes and solve puzzles. You’ll also be able to play the character of John Yesterday, who has lost his memory. Find out who John Yesterday is in this high-quality adventure with full of sudden twists and turns. This stimulating yet mysterious game has a dark humor with subtle references and state-of-the-art visuals that will leave you engaged up to the end. You may feel that the length of this adventure is a bit short. I’m just hoping that a sequel will be in the pipeline.
4. Hero of Many
Developed by Trickster Arts, Hero of Many brings you to a journey like no other, controlling a little hero in a deep underwater setting. Good thing you’re not on your own as you lead a school of water creatures through intense encounters in search of their quest for freedom. The visuals are wonderfully made (unique environment) and the original soundtrack is meditative and immersive, making the exploration of strange places a relaxing experience. Even though there are minimal battles and puzzle solving, this Android game is still a quality game to be played. It is a surreal adventure game that has a fascinating story where you have to guide the little ones to safety. My colleague, Paul Huxley, reviewed this great adventure game and gave it a perfect score of 5 Woofs. Read his Hero of Many review here where he mentioned that it’s one of the best Android games he has played and dubbed it as a future classic.
Machinarium is an award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, an indie game developer. Originally released in 2009 on PC and Mac, this delightful game follows the journey of a tiny robot that was thrown out of a city. In the same year, Gamasutra named it as the best indie game of the year. Your goal in this Android game is to help him find his way back home by solving very clever puzzles. The brain teasers are connected to a point and click adventure story. The game stands out as it doesn’t have any dialogue and players must analyze the animated thought bubbles giving it plenty of charm. One downside I see is the going back and forth between screens take some time. Other than that, Amanita Design’s splendid take on the traditional point-and-click format combined with excellent visuals (hand-drawn graphics) and presentation (soothing music) makes it an absolute must-have. The challenges are unique and the difficulty is hard which is sure to stimulate your brain cells for hours.
House on Fire has a charming yet mysterious game with The Silent Age. Its stunning graphics and soundtrack compensates for its short duration. Nevertheless, this Android game is still an excellent adventure game that you must install thanks to its unique gameplay. By adding time hopping, it offers something fresh in the traditional point-and-click setup. Again, my fellow writer, Paul, reviewed this 2D point-and-click adventure from House on Fire and rated it 4 out of 5 Woofs. Check his review of The Silent Age here where he thought that the developer has crafted a great modern twist on the classic genre, offering wit, style and substance. The game is free and the indie team from Denmark is working on the 2nd episode. They created a donation page on their website with a goal of $25,000. Currently, they are able to reach more than half of their budget. If you liked The Silent Age: Episode One, you could donate for as little as $3 and receive the copy of the sequel once it’s released.
This is a re-mastered version of the classic point-and-click adventure game from Revolution Software, Ltd. which won numerous awards since it was released in 1996. Broken Sword: Director’s Cut is a murder mystery adventure which includes a new narrative and has improved greatly its visuals and presentation while maintaining the intriguing story intact. The game has a ton of likable characters, quirky puzzles and a remarkable script. The experience you’ll have may be compared to reading a good book where you can’t wait to turn the next page. Adventure fans have a dedicated and loyal fan base, if you haven’t tried this masterpiece, now’s a good time. The Broken Sword franchise is one of the most adored adventure franchises, finishing 4th on Adventure Gamers Top 100 list. This remake is a must-buy as it will bring back nostalgic memories and for sure it wouldn’t disappoint.