Exciting games that get the adrenaline pumping like first-person shooters and arcade racers are all well and good, but sometimes, it's nice to play something a little more cerebral.
Admittedly, the point and click adventure genre isn't quite what it once was, especially on console. Very rarely do titles on console actually require you to move a pointer around the screen, searching for items to inspect and interact with; instead you often have direct control of a character, enabling you to wander around lavishly created environments at your leisure, while others simply allow you to make dialogue choices. Still, there's no questioning that such games still possess the very spirit of the traditional point and click games of yesteryear.
On Xbox One there are plenty of point and click style adventure games to play inbetween bouts of the likes of PUBG or Fortnite. Here are the ten which we consider to be the best of the bunch.
The Raven Remastered
If crime thrillers are your thing, then you should definitely acquaint yourself with The Raven Remastered.
Developed by King Art Games, The Raven Remastered puts you in control of Anton Jakob Zellner, a middle-aged Swiss police constable who's out to prove himself. Finding ways to yourself on a case spearheaded by the young and popular inspector Legrand, as constable Zellner you must seek out evidence and converse with those around you, uncovering clues as to whether the world famous thief called Raven is back on the scene again. The mysterious thing is, however, is that it is believed that inspector Legrand shot him dead years ago.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
If you haven't heard of the Broken Sword series, then you must have been living under a rock for the last 20 years. Starting with Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars way back in 1996, the series has evolved over the last 20 years, culminating in a return to classic 2D form with The Serpent's Curse.
The unforgettable duo George Stobbart and Nico Collard are back with yet another deep-seated mystery to get themselves involved with, and as always, it's as captivating and engaging as ever. It's George and Nico themselves that make this game, with a rapport almost unlike any other video game characters. George's innate Americanisms contrast beautifully against Nico's sarcastic French demeanour, and it's impossible not to get completely engulfed into their relationship and the story that plays out on screen. The Serpent's Curse might not be quite as memorable as the classics from the 90s, but for any Broken Sword fan, it's a no-brainer to check this one out.