Adventure Games for Kids

How many times have you imagined that you were a hero fighting your way through a horde of monsters to save the world, or a superhero defeating villains on the streets of a city? What about a cute character bouncing your way through colorful lands? One of the most appealing parts about playing a video game is the chance to discover a whole new world full of excitement and adventure. This list includes some of our top adventure games for kids, so pick a title and get ready for imaginative fun. If you want more adrenaline in your games, check out the Best Action Games for Kids.

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Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures Game Poster Image
Fast-paced mini-game madness, now with camping theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Game Poster Image
Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2018)
(2018)
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The Legendary Starfy Game Poster Image
Cute, surprisingly robust platformer geared for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Detective Pikachu Game Poster Image
Fresh Pokémon perspective perfect for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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Kinect Adventures Game Poster Image
Lead Kinect launch game is accessible fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
(2010)
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Super Mario 3D Land Game Poster Image
Newest Mario game continues the platforming magic.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Cave Story+ Game Poster Image
Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Golf Story Game Poster Image
Fun RPG experience with lots of drive ... and putts.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Kirby Mass Attack Game Poster Image
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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Kirby Star Allies Game Poster Image
Fun, colorful platformer promotes friendship, teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Poster Image
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
(2014)
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Pokemon Black Version/White Version Game Poster Image
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated Game Poster Image
Goofy, clever, and fun game for fans of the cartoon.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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Summer in Mara Game Poster Image
Beautiful eco-friendly adventure best played at slow pace.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Game Poster Image
Fantastic must-have collection of classic Mario games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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Blaster Master Zero Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure reboot blasts its way to a new home.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Ori and the Blind Forest Game Poster Image
Brilliant, beautiful platform adventure with a lovable hero.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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The Last Guardian Game Poster Image
Big adventure charms with strong bond between kid and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
(2016)
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Titan Souls Game Poster Image
A series of difficult, enjoyable, addictive challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Blue Fire Game Poster Image
Patience is a virtue in this 3D action platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
(2021)
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Candleman: The Complete Journey Game Poster Image
Poetic platformer fun for all ages, has delightful play.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Celeste Game Poster Image
Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Game Poster Image
Family-friendly action game delivers retro fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
(2013)
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Full Metal Furies Game Poster Image
Throwback arcade-action game packs in co-op fun.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Game Poster Image
Action sequel carves its place in Breath of the Wild lore.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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King's Quest Game Poster Image
Funny, surprising adventure with beautiful graphics.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Poster Image
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Game Poster Image
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
(2013)
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Legends of Ethernal Game Poster Image
Nostalgic fantasy adventure offers a range of challenges.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Poster Image
Epic Lego-Marvel team-up that spans all of space, time.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Lego Worlds Game Poster Image
Craft a fun, custom adventure, brick by plastic brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Lost Sphear Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure with mild violence, good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Moonlighter: Between Dimensions Game Poster Image
Expansion adds monsters, items, maintains bloodless combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Game Poster Image
Enhanced edition of classic Wii U game promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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Portal Knights Game Poster Image
Addictive sandbox crafting adventure with RPG elements.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Rayman Origins Game Poster Image
Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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Rituals Game Poster Image
Short adventure captivates with puzzles, intriguing story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Roki Game Poster Image
Wonderfully visual and imaginative tale based on folklore.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Spelunky 2 Game Poster Image
Treasure hunting sequel digs deep for frantic fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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SteamWorld Dig 2 Game Poster Image
Spelunking adventure proves surprisingly complex.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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The Pathless Game Poster Image
Stunning adventure stars female hero and scary monsters.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Yooka-Laylee Game Poster Image
Retro-style 3D tale's charms overcome wonky camera issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Axiom Verge Game Poster Image
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Aegis Defenders Game Poster Image
Complex but highly rewarding adventure focused on teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Another World Game Poster Image
One of gaming's all-time greats gets a fresh coat of paint.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Hand of Fate 2 Game Poster Image
Approachable RPG has cool presentation, fussy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
Fun, engaging adventure despite fantasy violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2015)
(2015)
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KYN Game Poster Image
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Tough, deep adventure game challenges skills, tactics.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Metroid: Samus Returns Game Poster Image
Great sci-fi remake reinvents itself for a new generation.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Falcon Age Game Poster Image
Take flight with cultural tale of friendship, rebellion.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Game Poster Image
Expansion offers new map, missions, intense robot combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Iconoclasts Game Poster Image
Ambitious, philosophical action title is a delightful joy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Immortals Fenyx Rising Game Poster Image
Adventure stresses being true to yourself, helping others.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
Epic adventure lets players live their superhero dreams.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game Poster Image
Amazing sequel catches positivity, new hero in its webs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
(2020)
(2020)
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
(2015)
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Mortal Shell Game Poster Image
Fantasy action tale is tense and challenging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Game Poster Image
Campy zombie game adds new twists, more waiting.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
(2013)
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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Game Poster Image
Excellent time-traveling tale whose time has come again.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition Game Poster Image
Cult classic love letter to old-school beat-'em-ups returns.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
(2021)
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ScourgeBringer Game Poster Image
Pixelated post-apocalyptic action offers steep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) Game Poster Image
Beautiful, mysterious, haunting tale gets new life on PS4.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
(2018)
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Stick It to the Man Game Poster Image
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
(2014)
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Tacoma Game Poster Image
Mature sci-fi tale founded on strong storytelling.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition Game Poster Image
Classic fast-paced action, combat against mythical monsters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Castle Crashers Remastered Game Poster Image
Warped, violent medieval adventure full of action, laughs.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Gravity Rush 2 Game Poster Image
Strong female lead returns in soaring action-adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Game Poster Image
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Monster Hunter Generations Game Poster Image
Tough, deep adventure is monstrously fun for adventure fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
(2016)
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Super Meat Boy Forever Game Poster Image
Squishy hero returns with even more bloody, violent carnage.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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This War of Mine Game Poster Image
Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Game Poster Image
Polished spin-off highlights female characters' adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Apotheon Game Poster Image
Modern Clash of Titans has alluring art, challenging play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Monster Hunter: World Game Poster Image
Fresh take on epic battle between man and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Severed Game Poster Image
Stylish, violent adventure is repetitive but entertaining.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2016)
(2016)
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The Sims 3: World Adventures Game Poster Image
Expansion pack allows Sims to explore exotic cultures.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Game Poster Image
Viking epic is the best entry in Assassin's Creed series.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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Batman: Arkham Knight Game Poster Image
Be the Caped Crusader in this epic end to the Arkham story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Control: AWE Game Poster Image
Control's second expansion shines a spotlight on Alan Wake.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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The Council Game Poster Image
Thrilling tale is blend of intrigue, careful conversations.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Darkest Dungeon Game Poster Image
Challenging, violent, but entertaining role-playing game.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Ghost of Tsushima Game Poster Image
Gorgeous but bloody tale of revenge, redemption, sacrifice.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
(2020)
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Nevermind Game Poster Image
Psychological thriller raises goose bumps, unique scares.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Tell Me Why Game Poster Image
Emotionally charged story invites dialogue and reflection.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
(2020)
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Narcosis Game Poster Image
Short but enjoyable, surreal underwater adventure.
Platforms: Oculus Rift, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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