The best adventure games from Wcctech in 2021
The desire to travel is an inherent trait of humanity. We all want to see, hear and experience new things. Some want to climb mountains, and others want to explore strange cities. Some just want to talk to a stranger. Adventure games offer a chance to satisfy that feeling in one way or another, and these games feature some of the best adventures available this year.
Without further ado, check out our list of the best adventure games of 2021 and vote for your favorite in the poll at the end of the article.
Check out other lists of the best games of 2021 from Wccftech: Fighters, Platforms, Strategy & Simulation, Shooters, Sports & Racing, RPG, Horror & Indie.
There are old stories of how audiences reacted to new storytelling techniques. You can imagine children running away in fear as the shadow caster begins to spin. You have heard of adults diving for cover when a train filmed gave the impression of rushing towards them. Most of these stories are fake or exaggerated, but playing Mundaun feels like something is coming off the screen.
It looks hand drawn, but not in a cute way. Seems like the scribbles of an uncomfortable nightmare come to life. And it feels like that. Mundaun is an exploration of hostile landscapes and strange old world practices. If you love Folk Horror, you will love Mundaun.
to the east
Eastward is an adventure from a ruined world. It’s not quite post-apocalyptic, but it’s not improving. There is a coziness in the frame that the gorgeous pixel art perfectly showcases and intensifies: like sitting under a blanket and watching a storm above your head.
The story involves a father / daughter relationship, which isn’t exactly revolutionary but is well-managed, and the journey through the declining world is so imaginative and thoughtful that you can get carried away by some of the most cliché areas. There is a certain way of fighting, but the core of the game is more like Studio Ghibli and the movies that exist at the end of things.
Life is Strange: True Colors (9.5)
Life is Strange: True Colors is the next installment of the Life is Strange spinoff games from the studio Deck Nine. It was the talented minds behind Before the Storm who explored the life and relationship of Chloe Price and Rachel Amber. In True Colors, however, they have full reign to introduce new characters and new settings.
Life is Strange 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for fans. While some liked to explore American culture as a whole, others preferred the more detailed examination resulting from the focus on a single parameter. True Colors does that, letting you fall in love with the characters, places, and tragedies of a small town in Colorado.
You play as Alex, a young woman with the gift / curse of magical empathy. She can sense the emotions of those around her, read their thoughts to identify what makes them feel that way. But it comes at a cost, and strong emotions can infect it, making things worse. His adventure revolves around his brother and the city in which he has settled. It truly is an incredible story and a heartbreaking journey.
The Forgotten City (8.5)
The Forgotten City is likely to become one of the most underrated adventure games of the decade. It’s completely fantastic, redefines the genre, and has some of the best storytelling in the medium to date. And it all started out as a Skyrim mod.
The Forgotten City adventure is shrouded in classic mythology, but that’s only the first layer. As you explore the doomed titular city, you quickly discover ruins beneath the buildings and various stories associated with them. The city is ruled by the mysterious Golden Rule which, if broken, condemns everyone no matter how involved they were in the transgression. The remnants of the civilizations that attempted to survive under this system are all around you, but nonetheless there is hope and agency in the characters you meet on your journey. There is so much to explain about this game, but it’s worth exploring most of it for yourself.
There are many simulation games that give you an insight into the professions of train driver, truck driver, bus driver, pilot and many more. Those who like these games are happy with the technical precision and complexity. The lake is not that game.
In Lake, you play as a temporary postwoman, covering a single route for two weeks. The scenery is beautiful but unremarkable, which makes it all the more fascinating to travel the same roads. There is also a story, a slice of life that takes place among the inhabitants of the small town that you indulge in. You won’t see any major twists or alien landscapes, but you will have the chance to escape.
If you are looking for the aforementioned alien landscapes, look no further than Sable. Inspired by sci-fi landscapes like Star Wars and Dune, this leisurely adventure takes you through the desert landscape on a hoverbike in search of a mask that matches your personality.
There is no great mission to save the planet or a princess to save from a castle. You are simply looking for where you belong, and in doing so, you must discover the world in which you live. It’s a fantastic trip that lasts as long as you need to find a home.
Part narrative adventure and roguelike exploration, Road 96 is an unusual, challenging and beautiful journey along a road leading to the border of a fictional country. You play as a series of teenagers each seeking their own escape route from an authoritarian and inspiring government. Every teenager starts at the wrong end of route 96 and you have to drive them on the freeway.
Each stopping point gives you a glimpse of the world they are trying to escape. You will also be able to meet strangers representing the changing ideologies and why teens have chosen to flee. You have a surprising amount of power throughout the story, although you won’t really know how your choices changed things until you reach the end.
One of the more experimental adventure games on the list, Road 96 offers something interesting and different for those who yearn for exploration.