Top 15 Point & Click Adventure Games (Classic & New) -

Top 15 Point & Click Adventure Games (Classic & New)

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Sorry for the volume, the first few entries I totally messed up the mic but I fixed it for the last 7 entries (at 6:39) (also got a new mic since then)–

–UPDATE (12/30/12)–
Some have asked about certain games, most of you have inquired about games I never got the chance to play (Gabriel Knight, Discworld, Toonstruck, etc.) I apologize for not including them, but if I didn’t play it I couldn’t rate it.

A few other games worth saying something about:

– The Dig – Great setting and characters, tough puzzles 6/10
– A Whispered World – Beautiful animation, annoying voices 5/10
– Deponia – Beautiful Animation, again, annoying voices, terrible characters 5.5/10
– Full Throttle – Classic Lucas, but much too short 6.5/10
– Hugo’s Trilogy – Classic but unforgiving, esp. in the wake of Lucas’ games 4/10
– King Quest games – Great animation (for the time), unforgiving puzzles 5.5/10
– Yesterday – Creepy and satisfying, over before I knew it – 7/10
– Tales of Monkey Island – Crafty, but not as classy – 5.5/10

–ORIGINAL Description–
I take a gander at my top 15 favorite video game adventures on the computer.

Some of the most popular and respected games of our time are the classic adventure games of the 90’s. Companies likes Sierra and Lucas Arts were the pioneers to develop point and click games like Monkey Island and King’s Quest. Other companies took notice and turned the adventure genre into the most profitable for the pc. However, the advent of the next gen consoles saw a great decrease in adventure games, and a gradual recession occurred. Recently, however, German publishers have helped bring back the genre. Daedilic Entertainment, Wadjet Eye Games, and Tell Tale (along with Double Fine) have helped usher in a “second coming” of classic computer adventure games. This list commemorates point and click games both new and old. I hope you enjoy this list.

All soundtracks, box arts, screen captures, and video gameplay are copyrighted by their respective owners.


  1. Hey guys! I'm looking for an old point and click PC game i used to play when i was 9 years old, so around 2007-2009 maybe even 2010. It was about a man and he was looking for his wife. The genres are Puzzle, point and click, adventure, mystery and hidden object. The graphics were really nice and realistic not cartoony. One of the things i remember about it is at the start you're locked in a room and you have to find items to help you get out, i'm pretty sure you like start a fire or something and that helps you get out, sorry its been about 10 years so my memory is bad lol. I've been searching the internet for days and went through hundreds probably even thousands of games and i still have no luck. Sadly i don't remember any character names or publisher names. Let me know if you know a game like the one i described! Thanks and sorry for long comment. 🙂

  2. Stupid people, he said MY TOP 15. If you like one that is not in this top, it's not your top, it's zach's top. Stop bothering with your personal tastes.

  3. I am a big Fan of Monkey Island Games. I wish it would continue.

  4. Discworld Noir is easily one of the most underrated adventure games of all time.

  5. Machinarium is definitely a top 3, and probably the most stylish and artistic of them all.

  6. MAAAAAAAAN, how the fuck is The Dig not on this list?

  7. What about discworld games and Simon the sorcerer,amazing games all

  8. Machinarium, Larry Love for Sail! and The Neverhood? too many old school lucas arts games for my taste, you might aswell could have included Maniac Mansion and called the video top old school Lucas Arts point and click adventure games…

  9. i need help if anyone sees this comment, i've been searching for the whole internet for a flash point and click game i played in my childhood , it was early 2010 if im not mistaken. i have very few memories of the game itself but it was in 2d style kinda cartoonish , i remember vividly about a scene you need to apply chalk on a horse , a scenario with a deck , and a scenario at night with a mill. It was in medieval setting but i cant remember the name or find any clue abt it! If anyone helps i'll be glad (p.s pardon for my english this is not my first language )

  10. What about the greatest point-and-click adventure game of all time? Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders?

  11. Missing: bud tucker in double trouble!, Sherlock holmes case of the rose tattoo…top games..

  12. The fact that Discworld 1 and 2 were left off of this list blows me away. Makes me think that the creator of this video has not played them or if he did he does not have an appreciation for Monty Python-esque humor.

  13. I had this game when I was a kid and got not very far in it but think about it a lot 20 years later. All I remember was a koala bear and walking around lost with occasional humor. Possibly outside on some tall wooden ledge? I’m not much help. Any ideas on what game this is?

  14. I would definitely add the simon the sorcerer, loom, legends of kyrandia, mysts, the amerzone, discworlds, king's quests, gobliins and so…damn that was the golden age of games!!! Miss them all!

  15. lol, "stranger things" use the same font as "5 days a stranger", didn't know that

  16. Excellent list!
    I love Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword too!

  17. You should definitly try Harvay's new Eyes! It's one of my all time favourits when it comes to P&C games!

  18. Monkey Island II and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis are both in my top 10 video games of all time.
    For the other Monkey Islands, I love Secret and Curse , but I prefer Tales overall.
    Likewise, I prefer the Telltale Sam and Max games (especially The Devil’s Playhouse) to Hit the Road.
    I also really love Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People.

  19. Great list but Discworld Noir is a serious omission

  20. Hey Zach Anderson, can you bring back Name That Tune – Motown & Soul please.

  21. Did you know that one of the pirates in Uncharted 4 is actually highly inspired of the protagonist of monkey island? 🤩 Uncharted is one of my favorite game! And i LOOOVE Broken sword. I should definetly give monkey island a try!

  22. Syberia (not the 3) The Book of Unwritten Tales, Deponia, Broken Sword, The Secret Of Monkey Island, Sherlock Holmes and more (-:

  23. "There's this one game I'm trying to remember from when I was a little kid (early 90's). Literally, the only things I can remember about it is this…It's a pc game. These 2 chicks (might have been princesses) who look exactly alike are fighting each other in one of those cartoony cloud fights (all you see is a cloud with fists and stuff). You're supposed to click on the right one (I think), or you lose…
    The game might have been medieval themed. I have a hard time remembering any details about the game itself. I was extremely little. Just remember me and my sister taking turns playing it. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd be greatful."

  24. How can you miss The Dig or Space Quest??

  25. I totally agree with your number one choice but no love for Discworld 1 or 2?!

  26. My friend had a game in the late 90s it involved in searching for a kid or bandit on a pirate ship with adult humor you would click and search clues to find him can anyone name that game ? It also had Victorian like era graphics

  27. Atlantis the Lost tales is my first and favorite game in the universe, but the Curse of Monkey Island is inches away of being 1.1 favorite. Some games are just classics and I can't stop replaying them.

  28. If you didn't play the Blackwell series (Legacy – Unbound – Convergence – Deception – Epiphany) you should definitely give it a try , you won't regret it, and I'm a little bit shocked that it wasn't on this list ^_^

  29. Glad to see Sam&Max is, after so many years, still one of the best Clik&Move games.

  30. It's funny how videos like that aren't getting older because there are no longer games like that except some indie titles.

  31. The Curse was the first game I ever got, and I didn’t enjoy and laugh at any other games ever since. The art, the ART, the curly clouds, the dialogue—even with my beginner English, the story, and amazing characters, all of them!
    But, my man, where is Neverhood??

  32. Great list, but would have liked to see Secret Files here… among top 5… 🙂

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