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Best Point-and-Click Games

Point-and-click games enable you to move a character around the screen by clicking or tapping where you want them to go. This leaves the player to focus on solving puzzles in the environment rather than worrying about navigation.

Some point-and-click games enable you to move around with a joystick, but still retain the simplicity of movement and focus on other interactions with the environment and characters of the game.

The pointing-and-clicking is also used to pick dialogue with other characters, interact with items in the world and manipulate and combine these items to solve puzzles.

Point-and-click games are often adventure experiences, but they can also be action or even platform games. Although simulation games offer a point-and-click interface, they are not usually considered part of this genre as that interaction is about controlling a world rather than moving around in it.

DetailsGenre Details

Era: 1983 - 2024
Total Games: 217
Total Likes: 2,582
 

 

Road 96

Release Date: 16/08/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Road 96 is a narrative adventure where you play a teenager trying to escape an oppressive, authoritarian country by reaching the border. Through a series of vignettes, you experience the most important and poignant parts on an epic road trip through a...

Overboard

Release Date: 02/06/2021

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Text

Overboard is a murder mystery narrative game played in reverse. You murder your husband at the start of the game and then try and get away with it. It's played on a ship where the characters are affected by your choices and changes their actions...

Dordogne

Release Date: 13/06/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Dordogne is a narrative adventure where you play as Mimi, a 32-year-old woman who returns to the house of her recently deceased grandmother. You explore the house and area to find letters and puzzles that bring back memories of the past.

Lost In Play

Release Date: 10/08/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Lost In Play is a feel-good adventure about a brother and sister exploring their dreams. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must solve puzzles to journey back home. It's a point-and-click adventure inspired in style by Gravity Falls, Hilda, and...

Hindsight

Release Date: 04/08/2022

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Hindsight is a narrative point-and-click game where you revisit the past by finding objects that trigger memories. Play involves exploring each scene, locating objects and listening to the story as you move the camera to look within what you've found...

Goodbye Volcano High

Release Date: 29/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Goodbye Volcano High is a high school coming-of-age adventure set in a world of anthropomorphic dinosaur characters. You play as band members, non-binary Fang and best friend Trish as they navigate the last days of high school. It's a mix of making...

Crime O'Clock

Release Date: 30/06/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Crime O'Clock is a point-and-click crime-solving game where you explore a detailed map to piece together timelines that prove whodunnit. You zoom in and study the detailed map to find time markers and work out the culprit of hacking, murder and theft.

The Case of the Golden Idol

Release Date: 13/10/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, Switch and Web

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

The Case of the Golden Idol is a point-and-click adventure set in the 18th century, where you attempt to solve 12 gruesome deaths. You play by investigating each scene to gather information in the form of words that you piece together to make statements...

Saltsea Chronicles

Release Date: 12/10/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Day and Night

Saltsea Chronicles is a point-and-click adventure where you sail the sea to rescue your ship's captain. You explore the flooded world discovering islands, meeting characters, and managing the relationships between your crew. Unlike other sailing games,...

A Tiny Sticker Tale

Release Date: 04/10/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

A Tiny Sticker Tale is an adventure where you change the cosy cartoon world with stickers. Play involves moving around and talking to the locals, then switching to sticker mode to use objects and complete quests. It stands out for the approachable play...

Brok the Investigator

Release Date: 26/08/2022, updated in 2024

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Brok The Investigator is a point-and-click narrative adventure set in a cyberpunk future where animals have replaced humans. Play is an unusual combination of finding and combining items along with action fights and exploration. It stands out for the...

The Rise of the Golden Idol

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Pixels

The Rise of the Golden Idol is a point-and-click murder mystery set in the 1970s. A sequel to The Case of the Golden Idol, you investigate different crime scenes, search for clues, question suspects, and make...

Tux and Fanny

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Open World and Pixels

Tux and Fanny is a retro adventure game about a two friends who want to play football, but discover their ball has a puncture. The simple set-up, like the pixelated graphics, hide a complex and intriguing journey. You set off to help them inflate their...

Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Release Date: 23/10/2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On

Do Not Feed the Monkeys is an adventure game where you sit at a computer and spy on live video feeds of various events and characters. Your job is to gather information about "the monkeys" while also looking after your character's health and apartment...

Luna The Shadow Dust

Release Date: 13/10/2020, updated in 2020

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Luna The Shadow Dust is an adventure game where you play two companions drawn together in a hand-animated world. Each part of the game is beautifully realised and presents a puzzle to solve.

The Wreck

Release Date: 15/03/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

The Wreck is a narrative game where you play Junon, a mother at a crossroads. She's 36 but her career has stalled, she's emotionally numb, and her personal life is falling apart. It's not unfamiliar territory for a video game these days, but The Wreck...

Wide Ocean Big Jacket

Release Date: 07/02/2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Cartoon, Hand-Made and Open World

Wide Ocean Big Jacket is a game about camping. Or rather, it's a game about the conversations you have while you are camping. You follow 13-year-old teenage friends Mord and Ben who recently started dating. The camping trip is with Mord’s Uncle Brad...

Norco

Release Date: 24/03/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Norco is a gothic point-and-click narrative adventure set in the decaying suburbs and industrial swamps of an alternative South Louisiana. Your brother goes missing after your mother's death and you set out to find him by following a fugitive security...

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

Release Date: 28/09/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a point-and-click horror adventure where you unravel a dark mystery in the Yorkshire moors. You investigate locations for clues, talk to the strangely hostile locals, and solve puzzles to gain their favour. It stands...

Paradise Killer

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Paradise Killer is a detective game set in the open world of Paradise Island. It's a strange place with quirky characters and an alien obsessed, demon worshiping world. You are an exiled investigator brought back to solve the mass murder of the island's...

The White Door

Release Date: 09/01/2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

The White Door is an adventure that you play by exploring each room, finding and interacting with items and people. Along with its unusual black-and-white visuals, The White Door is also notable for the topic of mental health and memory loss it takes on.

Tangle Tower

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Out Now: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Tangle Tower is a murder mystery game, from the same developer as Snipperclips, where you explore a grand old house and its intertwining families to solve a mysterious murder. You are given the events of the murder, each...

Samsara Room

Release Date: 06/09/2013, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Samsara Room is an abstract point-and-click puzzle-horror game. By solving the puzzles hidden throughout the room, you uncover an uneasy story about judgement and atonement told through the things you find.

Return to Monkey Island

Release Date: 19/09/2022

Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Return to Monkey Island is a point-and-click pirate adventure where you complete puzzles, meet the other pirates and explore the tropical island and high seas on your path to fortune and glory. As a continuation of the [link to...

Frequency Missing

Release Date: 07/11/2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On

Frequency Missing is a point-and-click adventure. You play young radio reporter Patricia who has just started her first job at a radio station. However, strange things are happening. Richard, her friend who got her the job has vanished and someone is...

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Release Date: 22/08/2019

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a puzzle game where you play a milkmaid, Ruth on a remote farm, who is kidnapped by a spaceship. It sounds strange, but what unfolds is a story about boredom, parental expectation and the desire for change.

Rusty Lake: Roots

Release Date: 20/10/2016

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Rusty Lake: Roots is an unusual point-and-click puzzle-horror game that has you piecing together your family tree. With a wide range unusual puzzles and game mechanics, like growing a literal family tree, it tells a story of a broken family and dark...

She and the Light Bearer

Release Date: 17/01/2019, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

She and the Light Bearer is a point-and-click adventure game with hand-drawn visuals, where you find and interact with items to solve puzzles and advance through its narrative. It’s accompanied by an instrumental acoustic soundtrack that reveals a new...

Cube Escape Collection

Release Date: 27/04/2015, updated in 2021

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Cube Escape Collection is a set of 9 point-and-click escape room-style games set within the Rusty Lake universe. As you follow a murder case through the games, you uncover secrets and hidden meanings in unusual places that enable you to piece together...

The Darkside Detective (Series)

Release Date: 27/07/2017, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

The Darkside Detective is a point-and-click adventure with a British sensibility where you take on investigations as Detective Francis McQueen. Play is the usual combining of objects and moving from location to location, but unlike similar games the...

Dropsy

Release Date: 10/09/2015

Out Now: Mac and PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Dropsy is an adventure video game where you move around and interact with the world by simply clicking. You play a clown called Dropsy in a surreal world. As you explore and interact with the environment, solve puzzles, and talk to characters you learn...

Bigger Than Me

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: Mac and PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Bigger Than Me is a point-and-click adventure about Max, a young man full of uncertainties with a peculiar problem: he becomes giant every time he hears the word "future". You play by moving around the world and interacting with the people and objects...

Lair Of The Clockwork God

Release Date: 21/02/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Lair Of The Clockwork God is an adventure played with two characters from different game genres. Ben is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan, one foot stuck in the 90s. Dan is younger, running and jumping platform character, he's hip, he's...

Embracelet

Release Date: 24/09/2020

Out Now: PC and Switch

Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Embracelet is an adventure game, where you use a magical bracelet to interact with objects and solve puzzles. As you explore the fishing community, make friends and solve puzzles, you subtly affect the outcome of the story.

Grim Fandango Remastered

Release Date: 30/10/1998, updated in 2015

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Grim Fandango Remastered is a point and click adventure. Set in the Mexican Land of the Dead, you are Manny Calavera, a travel agent for the recently deceased. After struggling to earn enough commission you steal a virtuous client from a colleague and...

Don't Escape: 4 Days to Survive

Release Date: 11/03/2019

Out Now: Mac and PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Don't Escape: 4 Days to Survive is a point-and-click adventure set after a cataclysmic event that left the Earth struggling with the environmental fallout. You play through just 4 days and must discover how to fortify your home against each night's new...

Growbot

Release Date: 21/10/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Growbot is a point-and-click adventure inspired by the art of games like Machinarium. In Growbot you explore beautifully drafted locations to find objects and solve puzzles. It stands out not only for how it looks but the ingenious way it all fits...

Unusual Findings

Release Date: 12/10/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Unusual Findings is a point-and-click adventure set in a Speilberg-Esque 1980s where three friends uncover mysteries in their hometown. You play by investigating each area, finding items and talking to people, but unusually this is a point-and-click...

Long Gone

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Long Gone is a classic point-and-stick style adventure game but with updated pixelated visuals. You are stranded in an old-world suburban neighbourhood and must find and combine items to solve puzzles and survive.

Marie's Room

Release Date: 13/04/2018

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Marie's Room is a short narrative game where you revisit an unconventional friendship between two classmates. You play as Kelsey, exploring Marie's room as it was twenty years ago. But as you do, a story unfolds where something is not quite right and...

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