Best PSX Adventure Games
At some point I would like to cover a list of the best PSX games of all time but for now I’ll turn to the best psx adventure games of all time. The psx had some amazing games like Clock Tower, Echo Night and Broken Sword, it’s to no surprise that the console had its fair share of great adventure games. Nevertheless, I’m sure you’ll come to appreciate the games mentioned.
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#10 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Before you flame away for it being simplistic or having an extremely short experience, Gold and Glory is not a bad game by any means. It’s just that the pacing is a bit slow and some of the puzzles can be more nonsensical than tricky.
#9 O.D.T.: Escape… Or Die Trying
ODT is certainly an ambitious game that at least makes an attempt at being fun. The gameplay itself is at most fair. I liked the difficulty in terms of gunfights, platforming as well as the traps you’ll discover. ODT is an underrated game and can be considered a classic. I would recommend checking it out!
#8 The X-Files
I am a huge fan of the X-Files so of course I would turn towards a game about the series. The X-Files is a point and click FMV adventure game where you take on Craig Willmore. What happened to Mulder and Skully? If you’re a fan of science fiction, give X-Files a go since it’ll only take you roughly 10 hours to complete.
#7 Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within
Clock Tower II has to be one of the most expensive psx games of all time. It does a great job in giving you a creepy, spine tingling atmosphere. The music and sound effects match perfectly with the gameplay. Clock Tower II is great if you’re into challenging video games.
Juggernaut is a first person point and click adventure game and well there’s not much to point and click on. The gameplay would have been better if you were able to interact with the screens easier. The puzzles are also extremely easy. Sometimes you’ll have to memorize or repeat sound or visual patterns. Juggernaut has a slow pace and the very low level of interactive puzzles make it a lackluster adventure game for the psx.
#5 Echo Night
Echo Night offers an extremely sophisticated storyline and design that is a lot deeper than traditional survival horror games such as Resident Evil or Clock Tower. You can feel the gameplay mechanics all over the survivor horror genre and is one of the best horror games that deals with ghosts.
#4 Martian Gothic: Unification
Martian Gothic has to be one of the more interesting games that I’ve come across on the psx. You’re set out as a crew of three over to Mars to investigate why there hasn’t been any radio contact from the base for a very long time. The story of Martian Gothic is great and offers a good sense of suspense to boot. It’s one of those few games that offers a storyline to give you a shiver here and there.
#3 Clock Tower
Finally, a Clock Tower game worth mentioning! Clock Tower consistently gets mixed up with Resident Evil in terms of gameplay and with good company to be compared to. Clock Tower definitely has its own feel. The atmosphere is scary and the style of gameplay is much slower than what you’ll find in an adventure game. Clock Tower is a breath of fresh air for adventure game fans.
#2 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword is a masterfully crafted and beautiful game that will keep you engaged on every click of the way. The beautiful backgrounds and animations are spot on. Broken Sword is a true masterpiece and is absolutely essential for adventure game fans of all ages. It’s here for all of those who love a great storyline and atmosphere.
#1 Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror
Broken Sword II is a great throwback to the classic Sierra made adventure games and is easily the best adventure game on the psx. If you were a fan of the first release, you’ll appreciate what Broken Sword II has to offer as a sequel. Yes, the plot might not be as good but Broken Sword II improves so much on the overall atmosphere, gameplay and design.