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Adventure games are different from other genres of games. For example, in a typical first-person shooter game, you’re the protagonist that is always on screen and you can see an entire map of where your character is at all times. However, in an adventure game, you often have to explore the environment to find the next objective. This can take the form of a linear story or branching paths, which makes these games much more difficult than others. It’s also important to note that most adventure games offer multiple endings with different outcomes depending on how you play through them. Here are some of the best adventure games out right now that are available for PC gamers.

The History of Adventure Games​

The first adventure games were developed in the 1970s and started out as text-based games, but then later transitioned to graphic adventures.

These early adventure games were hard to see. They were not until the Nintendo Entertainment System that adventure games became mainstream with a defined genre. Games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which was released in 1991, helped popularize this genre.

Adventure games have since become very diverse and have a lot of different subgenres including point-and-click adventure games, visual novels/dating sims, exploration-driven puzzle/adventure titles, and more. Today there is an abundance of new releases that are being created for PC gamers every day.

What makes an adventure game?​

An adventure game is defined as a game where players interact with the environment and solve puzzles to progress through the story. Adventure games are also commonly known as point-and-click games which require players to manipulate an onscreen cursor to interact with the world.

Adventure games typically have more complex plots than other genres of games, but many adventure games also offer non-linear gameplay. The player can choose which path they want to take in the game and how they want their character to develop. This gives them much more control over the game and allows players to make their own decisions about where they want their character to go or what will happen next.

Another defining feature of an adventure game is that it often has multiple endings, depending on how you play through it. Most adventure games have at least one major ending, but some offer multiple endings depending on your choices throughout the game. These different endings give players a reason to replay these games because there's always a way for them to get a different outcome in each playthrough!

How to make a good adventure game?​

It’s important to make sure that the game has a lot of replay value. The more you can change the outcome of the story, the longer people will want to play it. This is why games like The Walking Dead have such high replay value in today’s market. Another way to make a game with high replay value is by creating different endings depending on which choices you make. This is how games like Fireboy and Watergirl offer multiple endings that are unique to each player. It’s also important to note that games like these often are not linear, which makes it difficult for players who aren't familiar with the genre to enjoy them as much as those who are.

In terms of gameplay, it’s important to ensure that your adventure game has a lot of exploration and puzzle-solving elements so players feel rewarded when they finish playing through them. From there, you should focus on making sure that your puzzles are challenging but doable and don't take away from the experience in any way.

What are the best adventure games on PC?​

Some of the most popular and top selling games for PC include: "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," "Rime," "Life is Strange," and "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter."

Top 10 Best Adventure Games for PC​

2. Life is Strange

3. Dark Souls 3

4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

5. Bloodborne

6. Fireboy and Watergirl

7. Until Dawn

8. Mark of the Ninja

9. Assassin's Creed Syndicate

10. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
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