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Definitely not the longest game on this list, but FunCom's psychological horror is an adventure you won't forget. Step inside the mind of Lorraine as she deals with depression and anxiety amidst the terrors of the Atlantic Island Theme Park. Though not an accurate portrayal of mental illness, The Park succeeds in bringing us into an eerie atm osphere in the span of a few hours. It has a PlayScore of 7.08.
24. Manual Samuel
If there's any game to make you hyperaware of your bodily functions, it's this one. After striking a deal with the skater boy named Death following a disastrous truck accident, the eponymous brat must accomplish his everyday tasks manually for the next 24 hours. Control blinking, breathing, standing, and watch him struggle through the simplest functions. It’s weird, tedious, and challenging, but it’s all worth the laughs. It has a PlayScore of 7.12.
23. Gone Home: Console Edition
Before the release of their cosmic drama, Tacoma, Fullbright was practicing the art of relationships and emotion with this compelling narrative experience. The story follows a young girl named Katie who comes home to an empty house after a long estrangement. Find out what happened to her family and th events that lead to its miserable state. Scour the house for clues, and uncover a moving story of love. It has a PlayScore of 7.21.
22. The Town of Light
This haunting psychological horror game investigates the other side of the mental health coin. Journey to 1940s Tuscany and step into the shoes of the institutionalized Renee. With their grimy rooms and traumatizing scenes, the game sheds light on mental health issues, and the abuses of supposed mental health institutions. Sign yourself up for a horrific and eye opening adventure, with a PlayScore of 7.32.
21. Grow Up
When his parental spaceship named MOM blew up in the atmosphere of a thriving alien planet, it's up to BUD to bring her back together again. Along with his companion, guide the red robot through various obstacles and help him collect all the space parts scattered around the lush world. Roll around two, fly over mountains, and exercise your green thumb, It's the perfect escape for any dedicated explorer and it has a PlayScore of 7.51.
20. Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Take on a different kind of Sherlock Holmes adventure with Frogware's unique adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary mysteries. Starring the classic literary detective, Sherlock, along with this right hand man, Watson. Draped in their victorian outfits, they confront the dark secrets of the Holmes lineage with the arrival of a mysterious client. Gather clues, explore crime scenes, and bring out your deductive skills. It has a PlayScore of 7.59.
19. Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut
Rearrange your brain cells in this definitive version of the critically acclaimed first person puzzler. Accompanied by a whole new storyline, put on your space suits and navigate through the colorful wonders of the Qube. With your high tech gloves, manipulate the environment to make your way through each trying stage. Though it lacks the h umor of Valve's Portal series, its engaging puzzles and smooth visuals makes it worthy of comparison. It has a PlayScore of 7.62.
18. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Access Games channels all their stylistic powers to create one of the most unique episodic tales on the Xbox One. Jump from memory to memory with the private investigator David Young who seeks vengeance for the murder of his late wife. It's a point and click adventure that defies time, and all expectations, with artistic, cel-shaded visuals, ominous soundtracks, and intense quick time events. Twisted, yet oddly entertaining, it has a PlayScore of 7.69.
This glorious hack and slash platformer awakens one of the ghosts of 90s past. Combining elements from the previous titles, Double Helix and Capcom presents us with a retelling of Strider Hiryu's dark story. Partake in satisfying executions with the legendary assassin hell-bent on eliminating the villainous Grandmaster Meio, one last time. Praised for its lightning fast combat and and smooth side scrolling ac tion, it receives a PlayScore of 7.76.
16. Skylanders: SuperChargers
Famous for breathing digital life into their plastic toys, Skylanders explores the joys of vehicular action in their fift installment. Make your return to the ever endangered Skylands and protect it once again from the perils of Kaos' evil plans. Unleasing his most powerful weapon yet, it's up to the Superchargers to stop him. Conquer land, sea, and sky with a collection of new and customizable vehicles. Explore the four corners of the world, join thrilling races, and meet new heroes. It has a PlayScore of 7.78.
15. Snake Pass
Far from the usual sidescrolling platformers, you'll have to think like a Snake in Sumo Digital's innovative puzzle platformer. With its cunning snake physics, traverse through the vibrant passages of Haven Tor and use your slithering skills to bring back peace to its colorful world. Along with your avian best buddy, Doodle, reunite the missing keystones and slide into every nook and cranny for some sneaky surprises. It has a PlayScore of 7.81.
14. Blackwood Crossing
Life is Strange fans, look out. PaperSeven's story-driven adventure just might be enough to fill the gaping hole in your heart. With the same magical realism as the indie hit, Blackwood Crossing explores the complexities of human emotions through a wondrous train ride with two orphaned siblings. Discover how tragedy shapes and molds relationships and people as you solve puzzles and investigate magical realm that you find yourself in. It's deep, emotional, and whimsical. It has a PlayScore of 7.82.
13. Human Fall Flat
No Brake's puzzle adventure game showcases the hilarious repercussion of cartoon man vs gravity. Step into the nonexistent shoes of Bob the builder as he explores the vast landscapes of his fully interactive world. Experiment with its advanced physics and rebuild each object in whatever way you wish. Play along, or much about with a friend with the couch co-op feature. Its simple ragdoll physics and playful soundtrack create the perfect formula of fun and hilarity. It has a PlayScore of 8.01.
12. Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
Brave the harsh climate of a nuclear wasteland in a turn-based RPG that tests the limits of survival. Set in an alternate timeline where the nuclear fallout took place, journey to the southern deserts of Arizona to join a group of Desert Rangers. Create your own team of survivors and optimize each of their skills for the wasteland environment. Revamped for the director's cut, it boasts new voiceover files, graphics makovers, and customizations. It has a PlayScore of 8.04.
11. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Before his cooperative action adventure, A Way Out, Josef Fares worked on this equally fraternal adventure game from StarBreeze Studios. This game lets you control two brothers as they embark on a quest to the mythical Tree of Life. Guide them through various obstacles with their respective thumb controls, and watch them weave through the challenges of their journey. Experience an award-winning tale of love and loss, with a PlayScore of 8.04.
10. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
In Telltale’s 3rd Walking Dead Season, Clementine isn’t the only one trying to live the life among the walkers. Adding a whole new character into the mix, take control of Javier as he goes on a self-discovery of morally gray choices and the fear of the unknown. This also marks Telltale's embrace of more cinematic visual style, letting you dive into the struggles of each character with varied camera angles and cuts. It has a PlayScore of 8.19.
9. Elite: Dangerous
The fourth Elite game of a series that spanned decades, roam around an astronomically accurate milky way and bask in the mesmerizing beauty of the cosmos. This open-ended exploration game combines the elements of trading, crafting, and exploration, letting you dive into uncharted star systems and partake in their deep trading mechanics. Upgrade starships, fend off enemies, and voyage through the great beyond. It has a PlayScore of 8.27.
8. Little Nightmares
Go on an eerie yet endlessly charming journey in Tarsier Studio's platforming horror adventure. Together with the young Six and her yellow raincoat, escape the terrifying halls of the Maw and avoid contact with their disfigured occupants. It's a dangerous and hauntingly exciting cat and mouse chase, as you decode puzzles of each stage while dealing with the rising tensions of discovery. The game lends it success to its detailed environments, backed by their ever ominous soundtrack. It has a PlayScore of 8.34.
7. Late Shift
Take a throwback to the full motion videogames of the 90s as you attempt to prove your innocence in this interactive movie. After taking part in a London auction heist, you play as Matt who attempts to uncoil himself from a web of lies. While its narrative has been bland overall, it has been praised for its interactivity, giving you the metaphorical wheel to drive through their branching storylines. It has a PlayScore of 8.35.
6. Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Before there was 11bit Studios' This War of Mine, there was Valiant Hearts. Ubisoft’s historical adventure veers away from the action of the battlefield to put a spotlight on the tragedies of human suffering in wartime. Dive into its 2D animated world, and see from the perspective of 4 strangers intertwined by destiny. It has a PlayScore of 8.37.
Making its debut on the PlayStation 4, the prodigal adventure game makes its way to the Xbox One with its gorgeous ghibli inspired visuals that could rival Nintendo's own Breath of the Wild. A third-person adventure puzzle game, play as a quiet boy who washes upon a strange and mysterious island. With a strong focus on exploration, it offers no combat whatsoever, letting you discover the secrets of the strange island with only a magical fox, and your ardent curiosity. It has a Playscore of 8.42.
Taking the best parts of a 1980’s supernatural thriller, Night School Studio’s takes you into a hair-raising adventure of teenagers trapped in an abandoned island after opening a mysterious rift. Unlock the riddles of the strange land by using his radio to pick up specific frequencies, and picking locks to open doors into its troubled past. It is a surreal game with a deep and layered narrative, and it has a PlayScore of 8.42.
3. Thimbleweed Park
A sequel to Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick takes us on a neo-noir mystery set in the 1987. Tag along with the detective pair, Ray and Reyes, as they investigate a murder in classic point and click fashion. Interview a town full of dysfunctional citizens in a story that's equal parts Twin Peaks and laugh out loud hilarity. Here's another graphic adventure success, with a PlayScore of 8.65.
2. Ori and the Blind Forest
Explore a magical, decaying forest and follow a tree spirit named Ori as he fights the very evils that haunt the land. In a gripping and emotional opening story, watch the essence of humanity crumble in the face of darkness. This adventure rekindles the dying flame of metroidvania games and it’s packed with visual splendor that sparkles from start to finish.It’s upcoming game, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is currently in development and we can’t wait for its surprises. Ori and the Blind Forest has a PlayScore of 9.04.
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LIMBO’s success inspired PlayDead to create another side-scrolling adventure with a resonating theme, control a young boy escaping from the clutches of an evil dystopian world. Escape from the deadly threats in its Orwellian-inspired city and solve puzzles. Use machines to control other humans, or press a button to control gravity. Filled with rich monochromatic atmosphere and an ending that leaves players traumatized, it won over hearts AND awards-giving bodies. A posterboy for videogames as art, it receives a PlayScore of 9.28.