Get ready to work through repetitive strain injury; it’s time to check out the best point and click games on Steam!
For those of you that don’t know, Steam is a platform where players can buy and play games both old and new. There’s tonnes of exciting titles on there from yesteryear, including some of the best puzzling point and click titles ever made.
From depressed clowns through to a hat-wearing crusader, we’ve listed 10 of the most intriguing clue gathering, item foraging games in existence.
All that’s left for you to do is to get your click on.
Probably the weirdest sentence I’ve ever written…
Let’s kick off with Number 10, shall we?
Let’s kick things off with Sadwick the Clown and The Whispered World!
This is true point and click adventure gaming at its finest, though with the twist of players following a depressed clown around instead of a happy protagonist.
Sadwick doesn’t really like his life, but when he discovers that the world is about to end, he decides he might as well try to save it.
I don’t hold out much hope for humanity if I’m honest…
Point and click at everything and anything, collect multiple items that will have some use in Sadwick’s quest at some stage along the way.
chat to every NPC to gain extra information and solve riddles in Professor Layton-style gameplay.
Alongside Sadwick, players move Spot the Caterpillar,a little character that learns how to put fire, become super heavy, or shuffle under doors
The humour is dark but the graphics and the world Sadwick lives in is brightly coloured and full of wonder. This is one fairytale you won’t forget in a hurry!
If you’ve played and of the Monkey Island series of games before, then you’ll be all over ToonStruck.
I’m going to warn you though; this game looks super weird when you’re playing. It’s like a cross between one of the FMV games on the Sega CD crossed with a waking nightmare.
Players take a motion-captured human actor through a weird and wonderful world that bears a resemblance to Roger Rabbit’s world.
Even though this game is weird, it has one saving grace – the main character is played by the Christopher Lloyd.
That’s right; you’re taking Doc Brown from Back to the Future around a cartoon wonderland as you try to discover how to get back home.
Fight demented clowns in a battle of wits, outsmart a wicked Count, and do your best to prevent mass war between good and evil cartoon characters.
All in a day’s work, right?
The Dig takes the 8th spot in this list of the best point and click games on Steam!
When a meteorite is heading towards the earth and you’re the only person that can stop it, it’s safe to say that stress levels are going to be high.
Players take Boston Low, Maggie Robbins, and Ludger Brink on a mission to save the world, only to be catapulted to a distant planet where a highly evolved civilisation used to dwell.
The thing is… where did they go?
Your mission is to point and click your way across this mysterious land, discovering where its old residents have gone. Can you determine why you’ve been brought so far from Earth and figure out how the heck you’re gonna get back!
With 200 locations to explore and more puzzles than you can shake a stick at, this LucasArts game will keep you on the edge of your seat every time you turn it on.
Plus, with award-winning sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card lending his talents to the cause, you know it’s going to be one wild ride!
The main premise of Unavowed revolves around a Demon that possessed you over a year ago. Quite
Quite why no-one trued to stop you a year ago and left you to cause havoc on a full 365-day rampage, I don’t really know. Still, the Unavowed have finally freed you from your torturous existence.
Well, I say free… you’ve still got no friends, no home, and the police want you for all those murders you committed.
So really, everything’s gone a little pear shaped, if we’re being honest.
Your only choice is to join the Unavowed and fight against the forces of evil. Maybe you can right a few wrongs along the way eh?
Play as a male or female character as you play through one of three stories with many branching paths. The graphics are slick, the gameplay is quick, and all that’s left for you to do is point and click!
(Poetry really isn’t my bag).
Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp takes the 6th spot in our list of the best Point and click games on Steam!
Player’s take the famous Detective Grimoire on a case to a small tourist town in the middle of a mysterious marsh.
You’re here to solve a murder, the murder of a man who has supposedly been killed by the mystical creature that he based his attraction and livelihood on.
Everything’s starting to feel a little spooky for my liking!
In true Sherlockian fashion, players need to investigate everything and uncover secrets using their mouse.
Point and click to complete puzzles, collect clues, and interrogate a full cast of voiced NPCs.
This game is a true work of art. It’s beautifully designed and a joy to play, especially while listening to the original orchestral soundtrack that plays throughout.
And at just £5.19, you really can’t pass up on giving it a go!
Playing Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is probably the only time that I ever want to either be in or break out of a mental hospital.
If you enjoyed the first game in our list above, then you’ll be pleased to know that Edna & Harvey was also made by the same people that brought us Whispered World.
To be honest, this ones a lot crazier though!
Breaking out of the asylum isn’t all there is to do, however. Once you’re out, there’s even more insane (excuse the pun) and wonderful things to encounter.
This award winning game sees perfectly sane Edna and he absolutely not weird talking toy bunny Harvey working together.
Why has Edna lost her memories though?
As she encounters fellow patients like a man in a bee costume and the evil fiend who runs the asylum (what’s his deal?), she slowly begins to regain her memories.
It’s colourful, it’s odd, and it’s funny to play. That’s a review that would have sold this game to me in a heartbeat!
The Longest Journey takes the 4th spot in this list of the best point and click games on steam!
Imagine, if you will, that you’re in the year 2209. You’re a struggling artist trying to catch a break, and a white dragon is talking to you in your dreams.
Yeah, you read that right.
In a weirder twist, you can move between the real world and a world of Magic, the world in your dreams.
It won’t surprise you to know after reading that description above that this is a LucasArts game. And with that name comes the assurance that you’re going to be solving exciting puzzles, and chatting to interesting NPCs along the way.
The pre-rendered backgrounds all look superb, and April recording her thoughts and the story so far in her diary is a nice little touch.
It means you can go back and read every conversation you’ve ever had and pick out clues that you might have missed. Clever huh?
I first remember playing Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars on iPhone back in the day, a game I got free when Apple still did the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
This point and click adventure reminds me a lot of the Carmen Sandiego games crossed with Professor Layton’s titles.
And that can only ever be a recipe for success, right?
Some of you might know this game as the Circle of Blood. This is the same title and features the original Knights Templar storyline with George Stobart almost being blown up in Paris.
These third-person puzzle games see players using a mouse to move their characters around colourful levels, collecting items and basically clicking on everything whether it looks suspicious or not.
After playing this game, you’ll be walking around your house just touching pictures, books, lifting up cushions…
It will disrupt your entire life, trust me.
Work alongside a French journalist named Nicole as you work through 11 chapters while travelling around the world searching for clues!
Just missing out on the top spot in our list of the best point and click games on Steam is Primordia.
Don’t let it’s position fool you; this is still an absolute blinder of a game, and where to place it in this list was an incredibly tough decision.
Primordia has a strong post-apocalyptic vibe to it. There are no humans, just some robots wandering about trying to survive.
You play as one of those robots, an intelligent individual who just wants to get on with its life and read some nice books.
But another robot is threatening your very existence, and now you’ve got to head out and find energy to stay alive.
The drop-down panel in this game has been designed perfectly, and the addition of your little sidekick following you around and interacting with objects on your behalf is a nice touch too.
With a full voice-acting cast and lots of exciting levels to explore, you won’t have any trouble getting addicted to this game.
Of course, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis takes the top spot as the best point and click game on Steam.
LucasArts games never fail to surprise us, even in 2022. The level of detail that goes into them, the storyline, the clues to find and items to collect.
It’s the closest you can get to actually being Indie in real life!
It’s 1939, and Indie is back beating Nazis into a pulp. They’re about to find a weapon that will cause maximum damage to the world, and only you can stop them.
This is a point and click adventure at its finest. Fight with your fists, ride on balloons, chase cars, and explore 200 stellar locations.
Oh, and the musical score is something else!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.