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Point-and-click adventures are a type of graphic adventure game where players use their mouse to interact with the environment, solve puzzles and have jolly good conversations with quirky characters. These games aren't as popular as they used to be in the '90s, but the genre hasn’t died yet. You will find a few good games on the Google Play store.
Point-and-click adventure games on Android are hard to find, but the ones that are available will remind you of classic graphic adventure games you’ve played on your computer. Want to know more about them? Read on to find out!
Top 10 Point-and-Click Adventure Games
- Fester Mudd
- The Lost City
- The Passenger
- Broken Sword: Director's Cut
- The Silent Age
- The Great Fusion
- Finding Teddy
- Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World
Yesterday is an excellent murder mystery title. The game’s mature storyline presents a darker side of New York City. A series of murders rock the city, and it’s up to you to hunt for the killer. You play the roles of three characters, including a mysterious amnesic patient who gets unnecessarily dragged into this mess.
The game follows traditional point-and-click mechanics, with a hint system that assists you in getting out of frustrating situations—something which adventure games are famous for. Many scenes test your logic and may require you to combine items in your inventory to beat tricky levels. The dialogues tend to get boring at times, but they play an important role in solving the mystery, as they shed some light on the backgrounds of potential suspects.
The graphics are top-notch and quite polished. Like a classic PC adventure game, Yesterday focuses on attention to detail and feels like a slick graphic adventure novel. The mature themes, violence and strong language may not be suitable for kids. It’s an adults-only game and a rare one for a mobile platform. If you like murder mystery games, then you mustn’t miss this title.
2. Fester Mudd
Fester Mudd will remind you of the good old SCUMM games like Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle. The game’s pixilated visuals and verb/object design model will have adventure gamers feeling nostalgic about the classic point-and-click games of the '90s. If you are new to adventure gaming, then you should play LucasArts games before enjoying this light-hearted adventure.
Episode 1 of the Fester Mudd series is set in the Wild Wild West, where our titular character is invited by his brother to help find gold in the town of Loamsmouth. The first chapter begins with a series of fun, logical puzzles and character interaction, which can help Fester get his hands on the elusive yellow metal. Most puzzles are inventory-based, which means you may have to use items collected throughout the game on several mind-benders. There’s no hint system, but occasional clues provided by Fester may help you solve certain puzzles.
The game has several hilarious moments and some really funny characters to interact with. The first chapter looks more like an introduction, though the puzzles compensate for the shorter playtime. I am eagerly waiting for Episodes 2 and 3 to see how the story goes further. Fester Mudd is a must-play game if you are into LucasArts-esque adventure games.
3. The Lost City
Inspired by Myst, The Lost City sports gorgeous visuals that look amazing on an Android tablet PC. The game’s stunning scenes have a story to tell. One really can’t take their eyes off of such brilliant artwork. Don’t just waste your time gazing at those spectacular scenes, though—you have puzzles to solve! Each scene provides fun mind-benders.
The Lost City is an exploration-based point-and-tap adventure game which lets you explore a gorgeous tropical island full of secrets and mysteries. You will need to solve puzzles scene-by-scene, collecting items and using them to solve logical problems. Gameplay sticks to traditional adventure mechanics, but it’s the atmosphere and enchanting visuals that provide the surreal experience that makes this game so unique.
The Lost City may not have a captivating story, but it does offer amazing graphics that will leave you in splits. Gameplay will make you feel a bit nostalgic if you have played Myst before. Even if you are not a fan of this genre, you will fall in love with this game's arresting visuals.
4. The Passenger
A short but engrossing game, The Passenger has excellent hand-drawn visuals that are quite reminiscent of classic graphic adventure titles. The game puts you into the shoes of a character straight from a detective noir novel.
Like a typical adventure game, The Passenger will let you tap on an area for the investigator to move and collect items of interest. You will be taken to a train scene where you will be investigating for any clues and hints. The game makes things a bit easier by highlighting items for puzzles.
The Passenger is divided into several episodes. The first episode will leave players totally confused. However, it sets the tone right for future episodes, keeping players wondering what might be in store for them in Episode 2.
Good graphics, haunting music, and great gameplay are some of the aspects that make The Passenger a decent point-and-tap title, but the game is too short and has only six puzzle scenes to solve. All in all, however, it's a great play, especially if you are a big fan of "whodunnit" games.
Reperfection is a supernatural thriller. It has an intriguing plot and amazing noir-style graphics and visuals that compliment the entire concept well. In this game, the protagonist has the ability to go back in time by looking into the eyes of a dead person. His wife died in an accident, and he has no option but to use this ability to bring her back to life. Will he be able to successfully alter his past? Only you can help him by solving puzzles and interacting with in-game characters.
The game looks like a wonderful interactive comic book. Each panel comes alive with a new puzzle and lets you interact with objects or people to delve deeper into the mystery. Solving puzzles unlocks new panels.
Reperfection’s 2D, black-and-white graphics are just amazing. The attention to detail and noir-style artwork create a dark atmosphere that keeps you hooked into every digital page. If you have a penchant for interactive graphic novels and are a sucker for mature storylines, then Reperfection is one point-and-click adventure game you should not miss playing on your Android device.
6. Broken Sword: Director’s Cut
When I first played Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars on my PC, I fell in love with its magnificent visuals and endearing characters. The Director’s Cut version for Android has improved graphics and plenty of extra features, including a special mode where you can play Nicole’s character. The game has plenty of puzzles, and some of them are quite tricky, forcing players to think out of the box. Several puzzle solutions are totally crazy and amusing.
The Android version of Broken Sword: Director’s Cut makes good use of the touch screen, making point-and-tap gameplay easier and more rewarding. The relaxing gameplay, challenging puzzles, and beautiful Paris backdrop are reasons enough to play this game on your Android tablet/phone.
7. The Silent Age
The Silent Age involves time travel and is set in the early '70s. The protagonist, Joe, who works as a janitor at an agency, stumbles upon a time-travel device. Now it’s up to him to save this world.
The time-travel device teleports him to the early '70s, where he encounters several obstacles and dangers. Luckily, you can help him solve the mystery. You will need to help Joe on his city adventure as he avoids the police to find his way from one area to another while hot on a trail of mysterious clues.
You will need to solve logical puzzles to help him reach his goal. The episodic adventure game is on the shorter side and leaves plenty of questions behind, so it definitely leaves players wanting more. However, this short adventure game offers some brilliant puzzles and has a marvelous setting. If you love sci-fi themed adventure games, then you must download this game.
8. The Great Fusion
The Great Fusion is an Android point-and-click adventure game with an unusual premise. It is full of gags and some rather bizarre puzzles to solve.
Set in a dystopian world, the game lets you control a sacked computer programmer who stumbles upon weird odd jobs, including robbing a bank and taking part in a rescue mission. The point-and-tap interface lets you pick up flashing items of interest and use them on logical puzzles. The in-game hint system provides clues via a virtual mobile phone, which you can use in confusing situations. The story is very perplexing, and its puzzles are equally confusing, making it a hilariously funny game.
9. Finding Teddy
Finding Teddy revolves around the adventures of a little girl who ventures into her nightmare to rescue her beloved toy teddy from the clutches of a monster. The game offers a healthy mix of point-and-click adventure and musical puzzles. Each new environment is adorned with magical melodies that compensate for the lack of dialogue, making gameplay more immersive.
The game lets you explore caves, forests and other environments. The music associated with each new environment creates a wonderful ambiance. The game is too short, but it's absolutely brilliant story-wise. The ending will surely make you teary-eyed. I won’t reveal anything here. Make sure you put your headphones on while playing. This is one musical adventure you don’t want to miss.
10. Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World
Kaptain Brawe’s gameplay and bright, colorful visuals reminds me of LucasArts games. The cartoonish graphics, brilliantly-devised logical puzzles, funny characters and humor rekindle fond memories of old-school adventure games. The story revolves around a burly character called Kaptain Brawe, who finds himself tangled in an inter-galactic conspiracy that compels him to search for its answer in a far-off galaxy.
On his adventure, he meets quirky characters and stumbles across plenty of puzzles, which, in my opinion, are much more complicated than the mind-benders of some of the other games mentioned in this article. The game has two difficulty levels: Hardcore and Casual. The Hardcore difficulty level might not be a good choice for newbie players because some brain-twisters are extremely absurd and complicated to solve. However, there’s a hint system that may assist you in solving them.
Kaptain Brawe’s good storyline, clever but often ridiculous puzzles and excellent graphics will appeal to adventure gamers. This awesome interstellar point-and-click adventure game can be downloaded free to your Android phone or tablet PC.
Anurag Ghosh (author) on October 27, 2018:
Zia Uddin from UK on October 19, 2018:
Nicely written article. My vote would be Broken Sword - Director's Cut. In fact all Broken Sword games are the best including the Angel of Death developed for only the PC unfortunately.
Marsha Musselman from Michigan, USA on September 03, 2018:
I didn't realize the point and click type were available on smartphones. If I had the time I'd check out several listed here even though I'm not that good with certain types of puzzles.
I own mist, riven and exile although we've not played them for about ten years.
rhondak1 on November 04, 2015:
Is anyone still responding?? Hope so...
Great list! Ive played most of these.
Any idea where I can find 'The 7th Guest' full apk?
omarcomplex on June 24, 2015:
broken sword is far the best : best story,best dialogues and best well drawn characters
jingkay on April 20, 2015:
Thanks! This article really helps. I have plans to download games for my boyfriend's phone.
Kaiden on April 06, 2015:
I know one that should be at the top, it has a few animal robots, hunting you down, 1 to 6 (cough chough, FNaF cough)
Dan on December 31, 2014:
Great, thank you! Did anybody here try to create an adventure game? Any experience with Gamestylus.com engine? It is free and looks promising, but I would like to know anybody who did something in it.
Anurag Ghosh (author) on August 29, 2014:
Gamer1928 on August 29, 2014:
Thank you so much for this hub I'm lucky to have stumbled on this thread randomly until reading this I didn't know point and click interactive games are on the Android platform too Woo-hoo :D go to hell boring addictive games!
Anurag Ghosh (author) on August 23, 2014:
Samuel Franklin on August 23, 2014:
The Lost City and The Silent Age really got me into this genre. Finding Teddy and Yesterday look like good ones to try out next, thanks for the list.
sir~k on July 26, 2014:
Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2 for android...
Vladdy on July 01, 2014:
The Silent Age is such a masterpiece!
Anurag Ghosh (author) on April 25, 2013:
You're welcome, Nitro
NitroD from London on April 25, 2013:
thank you! didn't know about Broken Sword on Android. Going to grab my tablet :) I hope to find Monkey Island too