The best adventure games on Android in 2022

Adventure games are among the most popular titles on the Play Store. This genre lends itself quite well to touchscreen play, so it pairs well with our roundup of action games. There are, of course, a slew of point-and-click adventure games available on the platform, which leans into niche genres, like escape games. The genre only expands from here, encompassing a wide assortment of titles. So no matter your taste in adventure, there are tons of great titles to play, ranging from indie darlings to AAA juggernauts. So buckle up, because it’s time to begin our adventure with today’s adventure game roundup.

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Thimbweed Park

LucasArts was well known at the time for its outstanding point-and-click adventure games, like Maniac Mansion. Two of the people who worked on these classics created Thimbleweed Park. It lives up to the quality of LucasArts, which is precisely why it’s at the top of today’s roundup. It’s a new game that plays like the classics of yesteryear, offering an enjoyable sense of humor with a story that pays homage to The X-Files. Hands down, Thimbleweed Park is one of the best point-and-click adventure games out there, and it runs great on Android, making it well worth the $10 price tag.

Sky: Children of the Light

Thatgamecompany saw some success on consoles with games like Journey, Flower, and Flow, and it took those successes and created a free-to-play mobile game that actually stacks with Journey. In fact, Sky: Children of the Light plays similarly to Journey, providing a similar seamless online experience where you can play with friends, explore a strange world as you piece together the evolving story. Bordering on a live service game, featuring ongoing events and updates, Sky: Children of the Light is easily unique, and while it may seem directionless, that’s part of the fun of figuring this out. what is happening in the world.


80 days

An oldie but a goodie, 80 Days first landed on Android in 2014. It’s an adventure game where you take on the role of an assistant to a wealthy world traveler, so you’ll do all the plans to help your employer navigate the world in 80 days. It’s up to you to choose the destinations and where to shop; everything rests on your shoulders. That means you might not go around the world on the first, third or tenth try. But part of the fun is finding the best routes while watching the action unfold after each choice you make. The game is a delight, and despite its age, it holds up pretty well.

machinarium

In 2003, Amanita Design hit the scene with Samorost, an original browser-based adventure game that offered gorgeous vistas backed by brain-bending puzzles. But 2009 is when the developer really found success with Machinarium, dramatically improving its puzzle gameplay. Machinarium is still one of Amanita Design’s best games to this day, thanks to its wonderful art and challenging puzzles. It’s easily one of Android’s best adventure games, which is precisely why it’s on today’s list. Even better, if you’ve experienced Machinarium before, Amanita Design has a handful of similar adventure games on the Play Store, all of which are excellent experiences well worth their asking prices.


Layton: Curious Village in HD

The Professor Layton series debuted on the Nintendo DS in 2007, a series of adventures where you hunt down clues to solve mysteries by solving puzzles. The first title is called Professor Layton and the Curious Village, which was finally ported to HD for mobile in 2018. available now. Curious Village is the perfect starting point since it was the game that launched the series. And don’t forget this is a level 5 game, the same people behind the RPG Ni no Kuni series and a handful of Yo-kai Watch. Animation is an obvious strength of this studio, and Layton: Curious Village in HD displays this talent superbly.

Ace Attorney Trilogy

Since we’re already talking about the classic Nintendo DS ports with the Layton series, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Ace Attorney trilogy as well. This is a much more recent release, having only landed on Android in 2022, bringing together all three titles from the original trilogy, in HD, of course. Similar to Layton, you’ll investigate by solving puzzles, but you can also plead your case in a courthouse, where things get really interesting. After all, Phoenix Wright is a defense attorney, so you’ll need to present evidence to exonerate your client. This all takes place in a typical adventure game format, mostly through text and cutscenes, and the move to HD means the game looks great on phones and tablets. Sure, the collection is expensive, but it’s a full version from Capcom that offers three separate titles to play, which is actually a really good deal.​​​​​​​


Without beef

Night School Studio’s Oxenfree might not be the most recognizable game on today’s roundup, but it’s well-reviewed everywhere it’s sold, all thanks to its 80s adventure where a group of friends accidentally opens a ghostly crevasse. It will be your job to figure out how to shut down the unnatural phenomenon by traveling through a mysterious island while solving puzzles. The game is beautiful to look at, thanks to its moody graphics, but the story is also very good. The dialogue within the group is quite remarkable, especially since your choices influence the behavior of the group. This opens up replayability, ensuring that the 5 hour story will last much longer than a single game.

life is strange

Last but not least is Life is Strange, an episodic adventure game from Square Enix. This release features the complete five-part collection that makes up the first title. The game is free to try, and if you like what you see, you can buy each chapter individually or go all out and unlock all the content for $11 via an in-app purchase. Multiple endings are offered, so your choices matter. Being a game that has won multiple awards for its story, Life is Strange is easily one of the biggest hitters in today’s roundup. So if you haven’t played yet, this is definitely a game to check out if you’re looking for something a little more modern.


This marks the end of today’s adventure game roundup. Hope everyone was able to find some quality games, whether you like classic-inspired titles like Thimbleweed Park or prefer something open-ended like Sky: Children of the Light. Of course, like all AP summaries, this is a growing list, so if there’s anything you’d like to see added, let us know in the comments below. Until the next update, enjoy and have fun!

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