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Hidden gem Indie adventure Steam PC games you need to play
By Sam Jones - 6th Aug 2020Games
Highly-rated titles that you may have missed, so check them out!
Adventure games, it's certainly a busy old genre and one that is filled with thousands of incredible releases with more sprouting up each year.
Aside from the top AAAs, there are still many Indie level adventure games that fans rave about and have thoroughly enjoyed over the years. With so many Indie games to choose from, you might have missed out on some truly great titles that haven't, for whatever reason, landed in your library just yet.
Here, we'll take you through some hidden gems of the Indie adventure genre on Steam PC, and why you need to play them.
The Crown of Leaves
In a story about mysticism, riddles, constellations, anthro, beasts and ghosts, The Crown of Leaves sees you explore the world of Shang-La and meet unusual creatures as you become the hero or the villain of these lands.
Rated 'Overwhelmingly Positive' by Steam gamers, this hybrid of non-kinetic visual novel and point & click adventure collect and craft items, as well as communicate with multiple characters, forge friendships, and make bitter enemies. Along your journey, you'll be able to search for hidden clues to learn more about the game characters and plot!
My Big Sister
With a charming pixel-style world portrayed from a top-down perspective, My Big Sister sees you follow the story of Luzia and Sombria, two sisters who are trying to get back home after being kidnapped by strangers - with Luzia taking it upon herself to ensure they both make it home.
Across the game's multiple chapters, you'll need to clear puzzles and find specific items if you wish to advance through the story, but be sure to take your time. With plenty of secrets and multiple endings, you’ll have your work cut out for you to make sure you get the ending Luzia and Sombria deserve!
True Fear: Forsaken Souls
In an intense adventure brimming with psychological suspense and a story filled with diabolical twists and turns, the 'Very Positive' Steam rated True Fear: Forsaken Souls is not for the faint hearted. Using a blend of fun and intuitive gameplay mechanics, you'll be tasked with exploring eerie environments in this first chapter of the highly-rated hidden object-focused Indie trilogy.
Follow the clues, find evidence and solve the mysteries to uncover more about your sister's past… and your own!
Join Dusty and his ever-optimistic friend, Piper, as they embark on a journey through the different sides of the mind seeking to restore the courage that's been lost in Figment. In this action-adventure game, you're invited to explore a unique surreal universe filled with music, humor and multi layered narrative.
This particular mind world in which you'll be venturing into has been quiet and calm for many years... but something has changed. New thoughts have started to emerge - taking the shape of nightmarish creatures who spread fear wherever they go.
The only hope is for grumpy Dusty, the mind's former voice of courage, to get back to his old self and help the mind to face its fears. With vibrant locations from an isometric view, your journey will be, shall we say, mind-boggling!
TRI: Of Friendship and Madness
In the surreal TRI: Of Friendship and Madness, you'll make your way through towers and dungeons by solving puzzles, climbing impossible ascents and reflecting light-rays in this exploration adventure. In a game which makes you think outside the box, you'll anchor points on the walls around you and conjure triangular platforms which can be climbed on, walked over and otherwise employed to negotiate the levels ahead - through the power of the TRI artifact.
Finding your way through each of TRI’s 16 stages is taxing enough, but you can also hunt for hidden idols, beat the best time or meet fewest triangle targets, against other players on the in-game leaderboards of the Challenge Mode.
In this first-person adventure game, there’s no violence or killing, only the joy of exploration, puzzle solving and triangle conjuring. It’s a true test of skill and spatial awareness!
You can find tons of adventure games from AAA and Indie developers right here on the Fanatical Store!