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Year after year, one of the most popular genres of video games (no matter what console or online system you play on) are adventure games. Who doesn’t love grabbing a weapon, finding some friends along the way, trekking through new worlds, and fighting baddies in a complex fantasy world? We love how the characters must choose to fight for good or evil, but sometimes those choices aren’t always as clear as we’d like.
There are tons of complicated heroes in adventure games, but that just makes them all the more memorable to play. If you’re ready to get immersed in a story that is designed to test your mettle and your skill against all kinds of foes, you’ve come to the right place, because today we’re listing the 8 best adventure games available on Steam right now. Our top choices include:
“Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power.”
Get ready to start a journey that will take you across all kinds of worlds and meet a lot of familiar races and places from the Dungeons & Dragons universe. In Baldur’s Gate 3, every choice you make will determine whether the Absolute will gain power over all, or good will win and the rampant infection will die with the evil. With stunning graphics and multiple intricate storylines, this game is going to keep you hooked for a long time.
“In Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, the worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. Play as an experienced Peter Parker, fighting big crime and iconic villains in Marvel’s New York. Web-swing through vibrant neighborhoods and defeat villains.”
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Spider-Man movies, you’re going to love this adventure game available at a discount now on Steam. Don’t worry, this is an all new story and not just a rehash of the (many) Spider-Man movies. Enjoy the high flying, web-slinging, world of Peter Parker, and help put baddies in their place in his fight for what’s right. Can you help Peter strike a balance between his personal life, career, and uncanny ability to fight crime from the skyscrapers?
“You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.”
The Witcher series of games always proves a perennial favorite among gamers, and after one play, it’s easy to see why. This storyline is intriguing, the graphics are amazing, and you get to fight monsters all across the Continent. You’ll need to engage all your skills, as well as seek from your allies, Yennefer, Triss, Dandelion, and more to find your adopted daughter who is on the run from the Wild Hunt of a parallel dimension. There’s even the chance for three possible endings, all dependent on the choices you make during gameplay.
The age of the outlaw is coming to an end, but do you have the smarts to pull off one last heist? Image courtesy of Steampowered.
“Winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores, RDR2 is the epic tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang, on the run across America at the dawn of the modern age. Also includes access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online.”
If it’s an Old West adventure game you’re craving, you can’t go wrong with any of the Red Dead games, but specifically Red Dead Redemption 2. This highly acclaimed game follows the outlaw Arthur Morgan, and the choices he must make between what’s right, and following the gang of outlaws he is a part of. You’re able to interact with all kinds of characters, those central to the plot as well as those on the periphery, and put your gunslinging abilities to the test. The stunning graphics range from saloons, shoot outs, mountain wildernesses, and Native American villages, and the ending provides the perfect segue to Red Dead Redemption.
Do you have what it takes to fight your way off of a diseased island and slay the king to win? Image courtesy of Steampowered.
“Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.”
If you’re looking for an adventure game that offers something a little different, consider picking up Dead Cells. The creative storyline follows a being known only as the Prisoner, who must escape the island prison their captive on. Your character cannot die and its head is immortal, but this means it is forced to use the bodies of dead prisoners to continue on its quest to slay the king of the island. This Metroidvania-style game is intriguing, because even if you lose your body, you can always start again with a new one, resulting in the ability to explore and interact with all facets of the game.
“Tomb Raider explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor.”
No matter if you choose the single or multiplayer mode, you’re going to love delving deep into a new story involving Lara Croft. Tomb Raider has been a popular game since it first debuted in 1996, and as the many other entries to this series suggest, fans can’t get enough. In this game you’ll follow Lara to an island off the coast of Japan that is overrun by violent cultists who want to see the return of their queen in a new body. Lara must not only fight against them, but she works tirelessly to save her crew and get off the island.
Go on a magical adventure as the protagonist who must find ancient secrets kept hidden for ages. Image courtesy of Steampowered.
“Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world.”
Set in the 1800s, this fantasy adventure game follows the protagonist as they discover the reasons why many ancient secrets are kept from them at Hogwarts. With the ability to wield a mysterious type of magic, they must understand why, as well as prevent others from gaining access to it. Along the way there are lots of places to explore such as the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade, in order to gather information and useful items. Can you complete the trials left by the Keepers to learn the secrets behind this ancient magic?
“His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.”
Follow the former Greek God of War as he travels to Midgard to fulfill his wife’s wishes to spread her ashes at the highest peak of the nine realms. Along the way he keeps his past a secret from their son, and faces all kinds of foes you’ll recognize from Norse legends. Will he be successful in his quest, and will his son ever learn the truth of his past? Find out when you play this exciting single player third person action game.
Which of these best adventure games available on Steam will you choose for your next obsession?