Adventure games

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Season review – atmospheric road trip game with a muddled message
A girl is trying to record her world at the end of an era, but what promises to be an emotional experience can often feel artificial

Malindy Hetfeld

26, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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A Space for the Unbound review – Indonesian school adventure has a fantastical twist
The story of Atma and his reality-warping girlfriend Raya demonstrates a flair for the dramatic and will keep you guessing right up to the end

Lewis Packwood

18, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Street Fighter returns, Link is back and vampires run amok: 15 video games to anticipate in 2023
From space exploration and eerie late night fishing to dungeon-delving and confronting your exes, there’s lots to be excited about – including some long-awaited sequels

Keza MacDonald

29, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The 20 best video games of 2022
From robot-dinosaurs and hypersexual witches to epic clashes with mythological Gods and exquisite fantasies of supernatural wars, 2022 had it all – including a certain word game. Our critics pick the best

Keza MacDonald

21, Dec, 2022 @3:33 PM

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The Case of the Golden Idol review – delicious Sherlockian murder mystery
A treasure inspires murder, and your job as detective is to piece together the crime in this addictive 18th-century whodunnit

Simon Parkin

12, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A Plague Tale: Requiem review – rat-infested sequel raises stakes and spectacle
Asobo’s medieval adventure sequel is bigger, bleaker and more battle-scarred, but suffers from uneven storytelling

Rick Lane

17, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Norco review – dour, compelling Louisiana adventure
This award-winning single-person adventure, set in a run-down refinery town, is full of compelling mysteries

Simon Parkin

08, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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From satanic panic to billion-dollar business: how Dungeons & Dragons conquered the world
A role-playing game born half a century ago in a Wisconsin basement has spawned an empire spanning film, TV and YouTube. How did it leave its mark on Stranger Things, ET and everyone from Stephen King to Elon Musk?

Stuart Jeffries

29, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Pushing Buttons: Autumn’s gaming gems
From a creeping horror to a funny alien shooter, here are unexpected finds to play before the onslaught of big-name titles

Keza MacDonald

13, Sep, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Immortality review – an irresistible plunge into a Hollywood mystery
Her Story creator Sam Barlow surpasses himself with this stunning interactive movie thriller in which you play detective, film editor and eavesdropper

Simon Parkin

10, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Naiad: a game about wild swimming that’s to dive for
Spanish developer Elwin Gorman’s upcoming video game Naiad brings us all the serenity and joy of wild swimming without a Dryrobe in sight

Lewis Gordon

09, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Stray review – cats get the cream in slinky, post-apocalyptic fantasy
Moggies are on a mission alongside abandoned robot servants in this adventure game full of delicate details and intrigues

Simon Parkin

06, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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