The First Person Adventure Games List

This hopes to be an extensive list of the available First Person Adventure Games complete with galleries for each game. If you wish to look at Point’n’Click Third Person adventure games, please look here.

If you can add anymore games to this list. Please comment at the bottom of the page.

7th Guest, 1993, Trilobyte

11th Hour, 1995, Trilobyte

Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, 2010, Frictional Games

Atlantis: The Lost Tales, 1997, Cryo Interactive

Atlantis II (Beyond Atlantis), 1999, Cryo Interactive

Atlantis III: The New World (Beyond Atlantis II), 2001, Cryo Interactive

Atlantis Evolution, 2004, The Adventure Company

The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy, 2007, The Adventure Company

Aura: Fate of the Ages, 2007, The Adventure Company

Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle

Companions of Xanth, 1993, Michael J. Lindner

Dark Fall: The Journal

Dark Fall II: Lights Out

Dark Fall: Lost Souls

Death Gate, 1994, Legend Entertainment

Déjà Vu, 1985, ICOM Simulations, Inc.

Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas, 1988, ICOM Simulations, Inc.

Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern, 2005, Kheops Studio

KGB, 1992, Cryo Interactive

Sentinel: Descendants in Time

Shadowgate, 1987, ICOM Simulations, Inc.

Mysterious Journey 2

Myst, 1993, Cyan, Inc.

Realms of the Haunting, 1997, Gremlin Interactive

Riven, 1997, Cyan, Inc.

Myst III: Exile, 2001, Presto Studios

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, 2003, Cyan Worlds

Myst IV: Revelation, 2004, Ubisoft

Myst V: End of Ages, 2005, Cyan Worlds

Normality, 1996, Gremlin Interactive

Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra: Black Plague

Penumbra: Requiem (Penumbra: Black Plague expansion pack)

Return to Mysterious Island

Return to Zork (1993, Infocom/Activision, graphical)

RHEM, 2003, Knut Müller

RHEM 2: The Cave, 2005, Knut Müller

RHEM 3: The Secret Library, 2008, Knut Müller

RHEM 4: The Golden Fragments, 2010, Knut Müller

Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure, 2006, Kheops Studio

Uninvited, ICOM Simulations, Inc., 1986

Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (1996, Activision, graphical)

Zork Grand Inquisitor (1997, Activision, graphical)

Nance Drew Mysteries Series:

Secrets Can Kill (PC 1998), Her Interactive

Stay Tuned for Danger (PC 1999), Her Interactive

Message in a Haunted Mansion (PC 2000/GBA 2001), Her Interactive

Treasure in the Royal Tower (PC 2001), Her Interactive

Final Scene, The (PC 2001), Her Interactive

Secret of the Scarlet Hand (PC 2002)   , Her Interactive

Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake (PC 2002), Her Interactive

Haunted Carousel, The (PC 2003), Her Interactive

Danger on Deception Island (PC 2003), Her Interactive

Secret of Shadow Ranch, The (PC 2004), Her Interactive

Curse of Blackmoor Manor (PC 2004/DVD 2006), Her Interactive

Secret of the Old Clock (PC 2005), Her Interactive

Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon (PC 2005), Her Interactive

Danger By Design (PC 2006), Her Interactive

Creature of Kapu Cave, The (PC 2006), Her Interactive

White Wolf of Icicle Creek, The (PC 2007/Nintendo Wii 2008), Her Interactive

Legend of the Crystal Skull (PC 2007), Her Interactive

Phantom of Venice, The (PC 2008), Her Interactive

Haunting of Castle Malloy, The (PC 2008), Her Interactive

Ransom of the Seven Ships (PC 2009), Her Interactive

Warnings at Waverly Academy (PC 2009), Her Interactive

Trail of the Twister (PC/Mac 2010), Her Interactive

Secrets Can Kill Remastered (PC/Mac 2010), Her Interactive

Shadow at the Water’s Edge (PC/Mac 2010), Her Interactive

Captive Curse, The (PC/Mac 2011), Her Interactive

Alibi in Ashes (PC/Mac 2011), Her Interactive

Tomb of the Lost Queen (PC/Mac 2012), Her Interactive

Deadly Device, The (PC/Mac 2012), Her Interactive

Ghost of Thornton Hall, The (PC/Mac 2013), Her Interactive

18 comments

  1. You are missing the RHEM series of games, the Aura series, and the excellent game Safecracker. Also, don’t forget the Atlantis/Beyond Atlantis series.

  2. what about realms of the haunting? that game was fantastic. 4cds. also. amnesia: the dark descent. from the makers of penumbra 🙂

  3. one of my favorites was Timujin. There was also Ghost in the Sheet, Darkness Within 1 and 2, Legend of Lotus Spring, Seven Sins of the Soul, Light House. Not sure if all of these are first person or third person though.

  4. I would love to chime in and explain my passion for these types of games (1st person) and to share some titles from my collection.

    Several great games are already mentioned by previous posters, but maybe you might find some of these titles interesting. I’ll list title and my rating on scale of one to ten (ten being best).

    AD 2044 very bizarre, lots of puzzles and sort of bad ending……rated 6 out of 10

    Amerzone One of my favorites from the past, a truly fun experience for people who enjoy exploring exotic locales along with unique living creatures……rated 8 out of 10

    Alida: The Enigmatic Island Very MYST-like with extremely hard puzzles but breathtaking environment. The story is a bit far fetched but sometimes that’s the very reason we go into these types of games…..rated 7 out of 10

    Aurora The Secret Within Good story and atmosphere……rated 7 out of 10

    Barrow Hill Spooky explorations of a cemetery and old house, provides some tension but not as scary as Scratches…..rated 5 out of 10

    Bioscopia Nice and smooth gameplay and exploring with some great puzzles and definitive learning as you go. It should be played after completing PHYSICUS, also a first person puzzler dealing with Physics…both rated 8 out of 10

    The Blackstone Chronicles; John Saul’s A sort of mystery in an old insane asylum, you spend most of your time exploring and solving puzzles. Very good game…..rated 8 out 10

    The Crystal Key The sequel doesn’t live up to this original idea taken from MYST fans. It’s still one of the best. Find your way to three different universes and unlock puzzles and doorways in this standard slideshow adventure game……rated 7 out of 10

    Dark Fall Jonathan Boakes’ first in a trilogy of horror. This is the creepiest one of the three and it has extra features in it’s newest incarnation…………..rated 9 out of 10

    Dark Side Of The Moon This has everything you want in a game and it will stay with you long after it is over. Great great great!!…….rated 9 out of 10

    Will post more in a few hours… thanks!

  5. Apologies for the three that you already had on your list…I didn’t see them there!

  6. Dracula:Resurrection – The first of two continuing parts; this is an epic journey with some extreme pixel hunting, so be prepared. You play the same character in both parts, on your quest to destroy the dark lord…….rated 7 out of 10

    Dracula: The Last Sanctuary – Picks up exactly where Resurrection left off…….rated 6 out of 10

    The Forgotten – One of my all-time favorites, although very short. The entire game was enjoyable throughout. Kind of like The Crystal Key where it resembles the worlds of MYST and places like that….9 of 10

    Gadget – Rare 1st person art game almost like a slideshow with the player trying to get from one train to the next. Mostly the same artwork and completely linear………..rated 6 out of 10

    GAG – One of the rarest PC games but if you can find it it is exceptionally…weird. Rated R for maturity, this Russian import is full of funny twists and turns, plus an X rated version of Tetris; which is one of the most challenging puzzles I have ever had to deal with…8 of 10

    Obsidian – 1997 – One of the first PC games I ever played and one that I still love after many years. You can’t beat the blend of technology and humour this game holds. It’s one of the most memorable for me. Find it and play it…………9 out of 10

    Qin – A masterpiece of history in first person. The dynasty alone is intriguing enough to keep you at your computer for weeks with this. Nice atmosphere and good puzzles……..
    7 out of 10

    Reah: Face The Unknown – Great escape game with puzzles that don’t leave you scratching your head…for too long. It is available now on DVD, the original came on 3 or 4 discs I believe…..10 of 10

    Riddle Of The Sphinx – An archaelogical dig turns up clues and treasure in this epic puzzle adventure set in the pyramids and Sphinxs’ of Egypt. There’s also a sequel that doesn’t compare called The Omega Stone: Riddle II…………………………..7 out of 10

    RIPPER – Hard to find but worth the task. Jack the Ripper story set in the future with virtual reality and cool mini-games. Extremely challenging with 4 different endings. Features Christopher Walken, Karen Allen, Burgess Meredith, Ossie Davis. Need I say more…………rated 8 out of 10

    Robot City – You are the accused murderer in an interchangable city that’s run entirely by robots. You must deduce who the real killer is and how it all happened. Fun stuff but gets too monotonous after a while. Windows 95 or 98……..5 out of 10

    Scratches – Super scary horror adventure. You try to solve a series of murders and just wait til you find out what’s behind…them. Also available in a Director’s cut……..8 out of 10

    Secrets of the Luxor – Originally given out to guests of the hotel Luxor in Las Vegas, this adventure was inspired by MYST and probably gave bored guests a few more adventures that they couldn’t experience in the casino. Very rare and hard to find…….9 out of 10

    Starship Titanic – Douglas Adams’ story is brought to life in the most unusual CD-ROM game ever. It took me a very long time to figure this one out right from the start but it was fun all the way. You don’t have to be a fan of his books to enjoy the humour and absolutely bizarre world he has created, in space, but figuring it all out is super difficult…………..rated 8 out of 10

  7. “9 – The last resort”, “Ween: The Prophecy”, “Shivers”, “Lighthouse: The Dark Being” and “Labyrinth of Time” are missing in the list.

  8. I 2nd “Lighthouse: the dark being” FANTASTIC

    .amber: journey’s beyond
    .titanic: adventure out of time
    .lightbringer (this is a game where you actually get to explore mars)
    .darkstar: the interactive movie (NOT darkstar one)
    .mission critical
    .schism 1&2
    etc

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