Take the Weekend Off With These Awesome Android Adventures
Time out for some adventure games that are worth checking out over the weekend.
If you've been looking for something different to play over the past few weeks, something that's not a console title or a click-happy mobile game, look no further. We've got some awesome Android adventure games rounded up for your convenience here. Take a load off and see if investigating a mystery or two doesn't whet your whistle to play something new and unique.
The Walking Dead
Telltale Game's hit series The Walking Dead is a point and click adventure game. Set in the immediate aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, players must take on the part of Lee Everett, a convict who was on his way to prison when the epidemic broke out. The first season of The Walking Dead has Lee finding Clementine, a girl whose parents had been away from home when the world started falling apart. It is a tale of redemption, sacrifice, and people pushed to their limits, and players must make choices that truly affect the outcome of the game. The second season is also available with the same pricing scheme.
Machinarium's gameplay is a unique blend of point-and-click adventure, linked with puzzles. Players take the role of a robot thrown out of a robot city and take on his quest to return to his home. The game is unique in that the whole story is told in thought bubbles and pantomime, there is not a spoken word of dialogue in the game. It is absolutely beautiful though, with handdrawn scenes that evoke memories of a children's book. Machinarium is truly a must-have for fans of the adventure genre.
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut
This game is an enhanced remake of the original 1996 point-and-click adventure of the same name. The game centers on uncovering a mystery involving ancient secrets and the activity of both the old and modern iterations of the Knight's Templar. This game features absolutely great writing, and both fans of adventure games and the mystery genre in general will find plenty to love here. The other games in the series have also been remade, and are available in the Google Play Store, so if your craving for mystery hasn't been sated be sure to check them out too!
This game is set in the 23rd century. Players must control the fate of two characters: Azriel Odin, ex-assassin turned law enforcer looking for his brother Daniel on the Planet Barracus, and "Delta-Six," an inmate at a rehabilitation center for criminals who suffers from medically induced amnesia. This game is a cyberpunk masterpiece that follows in the vein of Beneath a Steel Sky and Blade Runner. Fans of William Gibson need look no further than this game for gritty, sci-fi satisfaction.
There has been a rash of murders involving the homeless and it is up to John Yesterday to unravel the mystery behind them. The plot can be convoluted at times, but it is a funny and wild ride that will leave players wanting more. The game is full of homages to music, movies, TV shows, and video games, and doesn't make the mistake of taking itself too seriously. Although the plot is quite dark, players looking for a more humorous adventure may find what they're looking for here.
Who doesn't like choose-your-own-adventure books? This game combines that concept with RPG elements to make a truly intriguing game. Players will explore the city of KharÃ©, and encounter ghosts, slavers, invading armies and more. This game is great for those who like to read a book as they commute or those that want an alternative to the point-and-click adventure. Also, this game allows you to load your characters from the first Sorcery!, which is also a great story and available for the same price.