Point and Click Adventure games for OS X

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by SebZen, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. SebZen macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Are there any?

    I've only found Machinarium (which is great, by the way)
  2. Sargiel macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2005
    West Sussex, England
    VP have published a couple of point and clicks - A Vampyre Story (which reviewed well) and The Abbey.

    Also there are the Ankh series of games available for the Mac. I'm sure there are many more but those are the ones off the top of my head.
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    It's not point-and-click, but the Penumbra series is pretty good, if you don't mind horror. And I'm sure you're aware of the Myst series...

    The Journeyman Project 3 was recently ported to OS X. That's a fun one.

    I've heard good things about the Rhem series, but I have personally not played it.
  4. Buzz Bumble Guest

    Oct 19, 2008
    New Zealand
    It depends on whether by "point and click" you mean Myst-style (where you're basically looking at static photo-realistic images) or Monkey Island-style (where you direct a character around the screen). Then of course there are role-playing games like Diablo and those from Ambrosia Software and even "soap opera drivel" like The Sims series.

    Logically you probably mean one or both of the first two types, but the website for Machinarium is hopeless for a dial-up user like me, so I'm not sure what type that game is (the wallpaper image look like it might be a Monkey Island-style game).

    Anyway, here are a few of both Myst and Monkey Island types of games from recent-ish reviews in issues of the UK Mac magazine MacFormat. Some have already been mentioned by others above. (Ratings out of 5 stars.)
    • Vampyre Story (doesn't say who makes it, but Sargiel said it's the same company as The Abbey) not rated - only a preview
    • Destination: Treasure Island (published by Coladia) not rated - only a preview
      Coladia also have other adventure games on their website, but may not all be "point and click".
    • Ankh Heart of Osiris (developed by Xider Games) 3.5 star rating
      The same company also makes other games too: Ankh (3 star rating) and Jack Keane (4 star rating).
    • Rhem series (developed by Knut Mueller) 3.5 star rating for Rhem 3.
    No doubt there are also some shareware games of varying quality at places like VersionTracker.com and Download.com.

    Then there will be some Windows games you could run under Boot Camp (and possibly Parallels, Fusion, or other virtualisation software since speed isn't a huge issue in most of these types of games).

    Both Myst and The Secret of Monkey Island have also been re-released on the App Store as an iPhone game. :)
  5. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Thanks for the list!

    I already got Monkey Island and Myst on iPhone, both great games, but I'm craving for more even though I'm not even close to finishing either one :p

    I'll check out Penumbra even though it's not what I was looking for, I love horror

    Rest of the games aren't too appealing to me in their setting (not at all into vampires, priests, or egypt lol).

    RHEM sounds very good but I can't play it since it's a sequal, I have to play the games before it first. Sadly they were released a while ago, I think for Mac OS, doubt they'll work on SL

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