15 Best Adventure Games for Android
Adventure games are some of the most unique of all game genres. It has no specific mechanics. The game just has to take you on some adventure. So you have adventure games with platformer, puzzle, RPG, shooter and tons of other mechanics. This made this list extremely difficult to choose from, as most games fulfill the qualification of an adventure game to some degree. We’ve been listening to reader feedback for years after writing this one, so hopefully we’ve found some decent games that will take you on a fictional adventure. If you’re ready for a list of games that will do just that, here are our picks for the best adventure games on Android!
80 Days is one of the best adventure games for Android. You play as Phileas Fogg’s assistant, Passepartout, and you attempt to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. You can take airships, submarines, trains and even mechanical camels. Players must manage Phileas’ vitals when traveling the world or risk losing the game. The game plays at a fast pace and you literally venture around the world. Plus, you also race against other players to see who gets there first. It’s a one-of-a-kind type of game and well worth the price. It’s also free through Google Play Pass if you have it.
Crashland is already one of the best adventure games of 2016. You play as a space trucker named Flux. The game begins with your crash on an alien planet. Your job is to collect your cargo, build yourself a base, fight the bad guys and save the world. It has a lot of gameplay elements including crafting, combat, RPG-style character leveling, and you can even tame creatures to fight alongside you. It is a deep game with a ton of content that you can play on both mobile and PC. Its 4.8 rating on Google Play is accurate. This one is also available on Google Play Pass if you use it.
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Evoland 2 is easily one of the best adventure games in recent memory. It transcends genres by including a whole bunch of them. This includes 2D RPG, 3D fighter, collectible card, hack-and-slash and many more. The game basically progresses through the different eras of the game and each new mechanic also brings a new graphical style. Its unique gameplay keeps you guessing and it’s an overall enjoyable experience. However, we recommend playing with a physical controller for best results. The game is also perpetually on sale, so you can probably pick it up for less than its asking price of $7.99.
Price: free to play
Genshin Impact is one of the newer adventure games on the list. It’s kind of like Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Players have a large open world to explore with a bunch of quests and missions to do. Players even get a glider to cover greater distances. There’s also a gacha RPG element to this one, but you get most of the characters through quests rather than random summons, which adds a bit of flavor to the game. controls are excellent and you will venture into this one for a long time.
Great mountain adventure
Price: Free / $5.49
Grand Mountain Adventure is one of the newer adventure games on the list. This is a skiing game with racing and exploration elements. Players ride the elevator to different tracks. You then ski down the slopes and try to beat the time limit. However, you can also just ski and see the sights. There are also hidden areas, five mountains (in the premium version), online leaderboards, and you can even do tricks when hitting the great outdoors. The game’s controls and perspective are a little weird at first, but not too difficult. The graphics are also beautiful and the gameplay is smooth. You get the first mountain for free and you can purchase the premium version to unlock the rest.
Price: free to play
Guardian Tales is a retro-styled adventure game with hack-and-slash game mechanics and decent controls. Players travel through a world while solving puzzles and uncovering the mysteries of the game. There are boss fights, a decent story, and a few fun little things you can do. It’s reminiscent of an older Zelda game, but with some added town-building mechanics. There are also social mechanics like guilds so you can chat with friends as well. The game relies on some gacha mechanics though, and that can be a bit irritating for free-to-play players.
Monument Valley 1 and 2
Price: $3.99 to $4.99 each + $1.99 for DLC
Monument Valley 1 and 2 are two of the most popular puzzle-adventure games available. You move the levels because each level is the puzzle. Players are treated to optical illusions, a vague but fun story, and a cohesive experience across two games. The first game includes the standard story with a DLC ($1.99). The second game is currently $4.99. The only complaint we have is the length of the game. These games are a bit short. They’re still great games, but those who don’t like short games may get frustrated with these. They are also free through Google Play Pass.
Price: Free / $4.49
Oddmar is a charming adventure platformer from the same developers at Leo’s Fortune. You play as a struggling Viking who wants to restore his honor. You venture through the game world to do just that. The game has smooth gameplay, excellent controls, and excellent level design. Plus, it hits all the extras with hardware controller support, Google Play Games cloud saves, and it works offline once you download all the data. The game is a bit short with only 24 levels, but each level has a 3-star rating system to encourage replayability. You get a bit of the game for free before you have to unlock the rest with a single in-app purchase of $4.49
Price: Free / Varies
The Opus games are a series of three adventure games that tell a dark but touching story. The first is Opus: The Day We Found Earth where you play as a robot trying to save humanity by returning to Earth. Next is Rocket of Whispers: Prologue which leads into Opus: Rocket of Whispers. The final game tells the story of two people who survived a plague and want to build a rocket to perform a space burial. The whole series is really good and the execution is among the best we’ve seen. The games can be a bit pricey, but you can start the games for free as a kind of demo before purchasing the full title.
Price: free to play
Pokemon Go is one of the most ambitious adventure games. In fact, you go out into the real world and catch Pokémon, battle in Gyms, loot Poke Stops, and more. The element of adventure is a bit more literal in this game than others. This requires you to go on your own and play the game in these places. Players roam the open world and catch Pokémon, battle in Gyms, compete against each other, trade Pokémon, collect various items, and do all sorts of other things. The genre is also growing, and you can play similar games with Minecraft: Earth, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Jurassic World Alive.
The bedroom: old sins
Most The Room games are not adventure games. The same cannot be said for the latest game in the series. The Room: Old Sins incorporates elements of exploration along with its signature puzzle structure. This gives it an extra dimension that previous games don’t have. For the uninitiated, The Room is a series of games with gorgeous graphics, intricate puzzles, and mysterious themes. The latest, One Sins, also supports Google Play Games achievements, cloud save, and more. It will definitely be one of the best puzzle and adventure games of 2018.
Rusty Lake Series (Cube Escape)
Price: Free / Varies
Cube Escape is a series of mystery adventure games where you have to solve puzzles to find out what’s really going on. It is also known as “The Story of Rusty Lake” and it is also playable online as a web game. The mechanics are quite simple and each game has you solve a variety of puzzles in order to progress through the story. It’s technically they’re escape games, which means most of the time you’ll be solving puzzles. Still, it’s a great series of games. We’re including it in this list because the Cube Escape series is almost completely free, with no in-app purchases, making it one of the best at this price point. There are also premium games by the developers which are really good.
Sky: Children of the Light
Price: free to play
Sky: Children of Light is a delightful adventure game with decent graphics and a fun story. There are seven worlds to explore and there’s even a social element where you can talk to other players. Other game features include cooperative play, various character customizations, various trials to keep things fresh, and an above-average soundtrack. The social element is the main attraction here and being able to explore the world with people is a nice touch.
Price: Free / Varies
Square Enix can write one hell of a narrative and its storytelling is among the best in any game. As such, most of their mobile games are great adventure games. Some examples include Adventures of Mana, Secret of Mana, Life is Strange, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, various Dragon Quest games, The World Ends With You, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, and many more. The aforementioned games span multiple genres, including RPG, puzzle, slice-of-life, and hack-and-slash. For some reason, half of Square Enix’s library is under a different developer name than everything else. We have the one tied to all Final Fantasy games and mobile ports of old RPGs. You may need to search for Tomb Raider and Life is Strange content on Google Play. Either way, Square Enix’s catalog doesn’t really have any short games, so be prepared to strap in and play for a while.
WitchSpring is an adventure game that should probably be more popular than it is. You play as a witch who is also the ruler of an entire continent. Players explore the world, meet various characters, and do various things. It’s a surprisingly charming RPG from a much bigger developer in Korea than in other parts of the world. There are actually four games in the series. The first two tell the same story but from different angles while the third and fourth games are standalone participants that you can play without having to play the others. The games range from $1.99 to $4.99 each and they are all very good.
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