12 best Android adventure games

by: Joe HindySeptember 19, 2014

Android adventure games
We’re always taking our smartphones on adventures. When we go camping or on vacation, our trusted sidekicks are always in our pockets ready to Google Search landmarks and snap photos. Isn’t it about time we let our smartphones take us on an adventure? They can do just that with these awesome Android adventure games.

Another World Android adventure gamesAnother World

[Price: $1.99]
Another World was an old console game from the early 1990’s and has made a reappearance on Android. It’s an adventure game where you play as a physics researcher who mistakenly transports himself into, you guessed it, another world. It’s a unique adventure game that also combines puzzle elements and can be occasionally difficult in a good way. The graphics are nothing to be proud of but the game is 23 years old (at the time of this writing).
Get it on Google Play

Assassin's Creed PIrates Android adventure gamesAssassin’s Creed Pirates

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Assassin’s Creed Pirates is an old school premise wrapped in a more modern skin. It’s your age old treasure hunt story where you must be the captain of your ship, do battle with other ships, and find the hidden treasure. It’s free to play which is nice and the graphics are phenomenal for a mobile game. The game play is also touch screen friendly and simple to pick up and play. Naval adventure games aficionados look no further. This is what you’re looking for.
Get it on Google Play

Broken Sword android adventure gamesBroken Sword series

[Price: $4.99 – $5.99]
The Broken Sword series consists of four games that range from $4.99 to $5.99. They are critically acclaimed with some stellar reviews on Google Play. They are detective puzzle adventure games where you must find clues and solve puzzles to advance in the game. The graphics and cut scenes are animated like cartoons which isn’t a bad thing and the game play is pretty good. If you pick up the Director’s Cut version, you’ll also get some extra stuff like the comic book of the game.
Get it on Google Play

Gemini Rue android adventure gamesGemini Rue

[Price: $4.99]
Gemini Rue is a sci-fi noir adventure game that takes place on the planet of Barracus. In this dark adventure, you play as an ex assassin named Odin and a hospital patient named Delta-Six whose paths are linked together by crime and violence. It’s been described as intense and thoughtful and garners a more than respectable 4.5 rating in the Play Store. The point-and-click style game play is easy to use and you’ll be using it often. It may seem expensive at $4.99 but there are no in app purchases.
Get it on Google Play
Gemini Rue android adventure games

leo's fortune Android adventure gamesLeo’s Fortune

[Price: $2.99]
Leo used to be rich but had his riches stolen from him. Now he is out on a quest to get them back. This game received considerable attention after being played on Android TV during Google I/O 2014 and has since gained a very loyal following. It’s highly rated with great and colorful graphics. The pseudo steampunk 2D side-scroller uses unique puzzles and platformer style game play to keep you guessing. It really is quite fun and unique.
Get it on Google Play

Machinarium android adventure gamesMachinarium

[Price: $4.99]
Fans of Humble Bundle may remember Machinarium because it was a mainstay of Humble Bundle during its early days doing mobile games. It’s a point-and-click style adventure game that features heavy steampunk themes and decent animated graphics. The puzzles are pretty difficult to get through and that makes the game pleasantly challenging. Some people have voiced an opinion that the game is too short but this was developed originally back when phones had 4GB of on-board storage. Version 2.0 of this game was recently released which now includes achievements and cloud saves along with better graphics and controls which is all good stuff.
Get it on Google Play

Minecraft Pocket Edition Android adventure gamesMinecraft – Pocket Edition

[Price: $6.99]
Sometimes the best adventures are the ones you make yourself and Minecraft allows you to do just that. In this critically acclaimed world of blocks, you can build, dig, create, destroy, and battle whatever you want as much as you want. There isn’t a story but when you’re in a totally customizable world where you can do what you please, you can create your own story lines. The game was recently purchased by Microsoft so we’re not entirely sure how that’s going to play out but for now we would recommend this game.
Get it on Google Play

android adventure games RaymanRayman (both of them)

[Price: $2.99 each]
Fans of the original Sony PlayStation may remember Rayman as one of the best looking platformer adventure games on the system. It’s been ported to Android and the weird floating torso with floating appendages is officially on mobile. There are two titles, each with their own adventure you can play. Gamers have complained about the occasional glitch here and there so be sure to try it out before the refund period is up. Otherwise, prepare to enjoy a blast from the past and some truly enjoyable game play.
Get it on Google Play

The Silent Age android adventure gamesThe Silent Age

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
The Silent Age is an atmospheric puzzle adventure game where you play as Joe. Joe finds out that humans are to become extinct in 40 years and it is up to him to find out how it happens, why, and how to fix it. Its game play and graphics are much like Another World above which are sure to please retro gaming fans. It’s free to play with in app purchases and the game play and story are actually interesting. Check it out!
Get it on Google Play

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 android adventure gamesSonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2

[Price: $2.99]
One of the few games that had the guff to after Nintendo’s Mario empire in the early 1990’s was Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega has worked hard to port both Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 to Android and you can pick them both up for $2.99 each. If you’ve somehow never heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, you play as Sonic (a blue hedgehog who runs fast) as he does battle with Dr. Robotnik to save a bunch of helpless animals. It features fast paced game play and is packed with nostalgia. It was a good adventure game 20 years ago and it’s a good adventure game now.
Get it on Google Play

The Walking Dead Android adventure gamesThe Walking Dead Season 1 and 2

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead then these are the adventure games for you. In both titles, you can play the first parts for free but must purchase the full game via in app purchases. It’s still nice that you get a chance to play the game to see if you like it first. Both games feature intense story lines and a zombie apocalypse game unlike any other. Like most Android titles, you can play the first or second season in any order. For the best experience you’ll have to play through the first season and then start the second season.
Get it on Google Play

Yesterday Android Adventure gamesYesterday

[Price: $6.99]
Yesterday is another noir mystery style adventure game where you must solve the mystery of the psycho who is killing off beggars in New York City. There are three playable characters and the game has been praised for its polish, unique hybrid graphics (comic, movie, and video game styles mixed together) and playability. It’s geared toward adults so we wouldn’t recommend this one for younger audiences. It’s a little expensive but most people seem to not regret buying it. There is also a free version that you can find here, but it hasn’t been updated in over a year so your mileage may vary.
Get it on Google Play

Wrap up

If we missed any awesome Android adventure games (and we likely did), leave us a comment to tell us your favorite!

  • Jorge Lopez

    I’ve played the Broken Sword series and also played Yesterday, which was surprisingly dark yet intriguing enough that I finished the game the same day I bought it. I might have to check out Gemini Rue.

  • Сергей Лысаковский

    Leisure Suit Larry

    • JosephHindy

      Seems like the devs have some bugs to work out on that one eh?

  • Marlin

    Broken Sword series is the best so far.
    Funny I see lot of platformer games on list (sonic, rayman, leo fortune).

    Ah, you forgot Sword and Sworcery.

    • JosephHindy

      Platformer games can be adventure games too. A lot of genres are very “lax” in their meanings lol.

      • Marlin

        ‘kay, no problemo :)

  • Joshua Hill

    Haven’t really played it much but Shivah looks quite good if a little tedious from the brief time I’ve spent on it.

  • mrband

    Little Big Adventure, Sword and Sworcery, Tales of Illiria, The Inquisitor, The Cave, The inner world, The great fusion, Syberia, Simon the sorcerer…

  • Abhishek Raj Das

    Ravensword Shadowlands!!!

    • Marlin

      but it’s an RPG

  • Ezio Auditore

    The bards tale….best adventure game evr

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    Didn’t even know The Walking Dead was out for Android! That was my favourite game when I was on iOS.

  • Pablo Haro Urquizar
  • Joe Willmott

    Another list full of mainstream and regurgitated retro rubbish. What about the indies? There’s tons of exciting, innovative new games out there like the epic adventure puzzler Mine Runner – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.net.paperstreetgames.minerunner

  • a

    Swordigo is hands down the best adventure game that I’ve played on android. Completely free to play, 2 items that are pretty much useless can be purchased. Great game by touch foo,

  • Adam G

    Crappy list. If your sick of sitting on your ass. Get ingress then lose your whole life to a game. Good stuff though uses real world landmarks as portals (capture points) and you have to link 3 together. Join the Resistance team if you do. You don’t wanna be a frog ;)

  • Tarun Kumar


  • walking dead graphic card spesification made some trouble for me…

  • Piyush

    Swordigo is also a good one.

  • John Mare

    City Of Secrets, Mutants vs. The Chosen, The Wolf Among Us

  • Stone Skull

    If Sonic the Hedgehog is an adventure game, then anything is an adventure game.

  • Sam

    Most of the games u wrote is not for free. And about Sonic i dont think its an adventure game and it also sucks on android. Sonic was much better on old Sega console with good controllers.