If you’re craving a little more depth to your characters/story and a slower pace, look no further than the role-playing and point-and-click games that make up our adventure category.
Baldur’s Gate ($8.11)
Embark on a long quest to uncover the truth about Sword Coast. Collect loot and level-up along the way in this epically huge PC classic that offers more than 60 hours of gameplay.
Explore an incredibly hostile planet to see what you can salvage in this sci-fi styled, tile and turn-based, adventure RPG. Randomly generated worlds and loads of aliens and items make it endlessly interesting.
Mount & Blade: Warband ($7)
If you ever dreamed of being a knight, then it’s time to saddle up and conquer Calradia. It’s an open world to explore full of jousting, medieval weaponry, bandits, and damsels in distress.
The Bard’s Tale ($2)
A huge world to explore packed with colorful characters, weaponry, and loot; this is a full-fat RPG that will keep you questing for hours. It’s also a delightful send-up of the genre.
Final Fantasy VI ($16)
Legendary Japanese dev Square Enix has ported most of the Final Fantasy series to Android. If you played them first time round you’ll know why it’s one of the biggest RPG series of all time, if not it’s time you did.
Knights of Pen & Paper +1 ($5)
This retro, turn-based RPG pays tribute to the days of pen and paper D&D. It’s an imaginative mix of pixel art and geeky humor, an offbeat gem with solid RPG mechanics at its heart.
Ravensword: Shadowlands ($7)
This is a good-looking open world RPG that’s fairly accessible. Fantasy styling, a storyline to work through via quests, character specialization, and everything else you’d expect to find is here.
The Forest of Doom ($1.95)
If you remember the Fighting Fantasy books then you’ll get a warming glow of nostalgia from playing through this. It’s a beautifully made adaptation that works perfectly.
A genre defying RPG with complicated backstory that requires players to “hack” portals that are real-world landmarks by physically visiting each landmark. Ultimately, you’re fighting for the “Enlightened” or the “Resistance” and every portal you hack allows you to gain points.
Five Nights at Freddy’s ($3)
The nightshift is a lonely place when there are murderous animatronic teddy bears about. This point-and-click survival horror is really original, cleverly designed, and genuinely creepy.
This rusting, hand-drawn robot world never fails to draw you in as you puzzle your way through a charming story that’s told entirely without words. It’s short, but very sweet.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 ($3)
This time you’re a security guard who’s only hope for survival is to don the Freddy Fazbear mask to blend in with the Animatronics. There’s more backstory than the original, but it’s just as terrifying.
The Walking Dead: Season One and Two
Telltale Games hit a home run with its point-and-click rendition of the uber-popular series, The Walking Dead. Perhaps its greatest feature is that the key choices you make have massive impacts on the entire game from start to finish.
Season One: Google Play
Season Two: Google Play