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Are point and click games your specialty? They have a certain charm to them, don’t they? Sometimes all you need after a long day at is to sit down and engross yourself in a story that you are the pilot of. We’ve scoured the Nintendo Switch eShop high and low and we’ve found 35 of the best point and click games to help make sure that you choose the right one to unwind with.

This list has been updated as of June 2020.

Point and Click Games

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL

Developed By MidBoss
Published By MidBoss
Rating M

Featuring nostalgically crisp pixel graphics, 2064: Read Only Memories tells the story of a sentient robot and a struggling journalist on a mission to uncover the secrets of Neo-San Francisco. With voice-acting from a handful of prestigious voice actors, HD Rumble and a Nintendo Switch exclusive side story, 2064: Read Only Memories is a great way to kick off this list.

The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle

Developed By Rumpus Animation
Published By Chorus Worldwide Games
Rating T

The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle is a hilariously comical adventure that takes place in a colourful Victorian London. With a clear Sherlock Holmes influence, Bertram Fiddle must follow the clues in order to uncover the mystery of Geoff the Murderer. This game features over 30 locations, wacky voice acting and an onslaught of head-shaking puns that will leave you smiling from ear-to-ear.

Afterparty

Developed By Night School Studio
Published By Night School Studio
Rating M

Who would’ve thought that Hell isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be? Lola and Milo are unexpectedly struck down in the prime of their lives and when they find themselves in the depths of the Netherworld, they must find their way back to the land of the living. Afterparty is one of those games that you’ll be looking back on with fondness for years to come.

Agatha Knife

Developed By Mango Protocol
Published By Mango Protocol
Rating T

Agatha Knife is a 2D point and click adventure about a young seven year old girl who works at her mum’s struggling butchers. She loves animals just as much as she loves killing them for their meat, but she doesn’t like the looks of terror the animals give right before the deed. So in order to rectify this and save her family’s business, she sets out to create her own religion – Carnivorism.

Apocalipsis: Wormwood Edition

Developed By Punch Punk Games
Published By Klabater
Rating T

What can make or break point and click games is the uniqueness in their presentation, so how about playing one entirely inspired by medieval artwork? Throughout this wondrous depiction of the of the 15th and 16th centuries, guide Harry through the strange lands in order to be reunited with lost love. Apocalipsis is a dark and thrilling tale that is only heightened by the genre.

Bad Dream: Coma

Developed By Desert Fox
Published By Forever Entertainment
Rating M

Are you ready for your bones to chill and your hairs to stand on end? Bad Dream: Coma may boast a minimalistic art style, but it doesn’t fail to deliver a tale that is brimming with hidden content and multiple story paths. If gripping horror is your game, then Bad Dream: Coma is the name of your next point and click adventure.

Batman: The Telltale Series

Developed By Telltale Games
Published By Telltale Games
Rating M

While we all lament the downfall of Telltale Games, the legacy that this company leaves behind is one that will forever influence this story-driven genre of games. Batman: The Telltale Series has you making the difficult decisions that Bruce Banner himself has to make and become the caped crusader now more so than ever.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

Developed By KING Art
Published By THQ Nordic
Rating T

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a point and click adventure set in a whimsical fantasy world. Talking with lively characters, interacting with fantastical objects, casting spells and getting up to mischief are just a few things you can expect when playing Nordic Games’ latest entry in the series.

Broken Age

Developed By Double Fine
Published By Double Fine
Rating E10+

Broken Age tells the stories of two characters living in vastly different worlds and yet despite their distance, share the same problems that tend to accompany anyone coming of age. You know you’re in good hands when it comes to an all-star voice cast such as Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Masasa Moyo, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward. Couple all those names with the fact that this game comes from the same creators who brought us Grim Fandango and Psychonauts, I just don’t think it gets much better than that!

Bulb Boy

Developed By Bulbware
Published By Bulbware
Rating T

Say hello to Bulb Boy. His head is a light bulb. Bulb Boy has now found himself in a house that is full of monsters and his grandfather and flying dog have both been captured. This point and click adventure is packed full of wacky situations, enough to make you laugh and cringe at the same time.

Burly Men at Sea

Developed By Brain & Brain / Seaven Studio
Published By Plug In Digital
Rating E10+

Burly Men at Sea follows three burly and bearded men during the early 20th century faring the Scandinavian seas. Encounter creatures from the area’s rich folklore throughout the game’s beautiful and simplistic art style. With branching story paths and each playthrough only last 30-45 minutes, Burly Men at Sea is a great way to wind down in between various other point and click games.

The Darkside Detective

Developed By Spooky Doorway
Published By Isometric Dreams
Rating E10+

Detective McQueen really has his job cut out for him this time! As the lead investigator of the Darkside Division, it is McQueen’s duty to protect the citizens of Twin Lakes from the spookies and the scaries that threaten the city’s harmony. With tongue-in-cheek humour that is sure to have you holding your sides, The Darkside Detective crams a lot of personality into its 3-5 hours of gameplay.

Dead Synchronicity

Developed By Fictiorama Studios
Published By Badland Games
Rating M

With the world in disarray after the “Great Wave”, humans are turning into what are known to be “the Dissolved”, causing those infected to do as their name suggests. You play as Michael, a man who has no recollection of his past on a quest to find out just what the hell as happened in a world he once called home. Dead Synchronicity is both gory and disturbing, so this one may not be for the weak of heart – you have been warned!

Deponia

Developed By Daedalic GmbH
Published By Daedalic GmbH
Rating T

The world is now a literal trash heap and those less fortunate are doomed to live among it while the upper class get to live in a utopia above the clouds. That is until one day, when a young lady named Goal falls from the sky, that Rufus seizes the opportunity to make for the land above known as Elysium. Deponia is both a hilarious and wondrous adventure that will pull on every emotion possible.

Goetia

Developed By Sushee
Published By Forever Entertainment
Rating T

Abigail Blackwood is a ghost, forced to live out her eternal consciousness in Blackwood Manor that occupies the ruins of Oakmarsh. Uncover the secrets of her missing family and of the manor’s hidden past. With a wide variety of puzzles, over 20 hours of gameplay and 115 rooms to explore, Goetia is a chilling adventure that stands among the best horror point and click games.

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Grim Fandango Remastered

Developed By Double Fine
Published By Double Fine
Rating T

Speaking of the best point and click games, you cannot go much further than Grim Fandango! Manny Calavera is a travel agent at the Department of Death and he is tasked with selling luxury packages to souls that are about travel on a four-year journey to eternal rest. Having been awarded many game of the year awards from both its original release in 1998 and its remaster today, Grim Fandango is one that needs to be played by any fan of point and click games.

Guard Duty

Developed By Sick Chicken Studios
Published By Ratalaika Games
Rating T

Guard Duty is a tale as old as time itself; the beautiful princess has been kidnapped and it’s up to Tondbert, the lowly guard, to rise above adversity, find the evil that plagues the land, undo the wrong decision that altered the the course of humanity and sets to destroys civilisation as we know it almost one thousand years in the future and, wait… What were we doing again? Oh right, the princess! Inspired by classics of the genre, Guard Duty is a point and click adventure that takes you on a journey, spanning a millennium whilst not forgetting to have a laugh along the way.

The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk

Developed By Studio Fizbin
Published By Headup Games
Rating E10+

Asposia and its flute-nose people are in danger of being hunted and Robert, heir to the throne, is the only one who can save them. The people are convinced that the dynasty is in cahoots with dark forces thanks to the evil merchant, Emir. So in order to save his people, Robert must travel to find the last wind monk in an endearingly comical adventure.

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love

Developed By Artifex Mundi
Published By Artifex Mundi
Rating T

Evan is an amateur journalist who is caught in between a conflict between communism and capitalism. Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is a wacky adventure game that involves spies, espionage and secrets; but what’s all that without an extra large dosage of satirical humour?

The Journey Down Trilogy

Developed By SkyGoblin
Published By Blitworks
Rating T

The entirety of The Journey Down Trilogy has you traveling from the metropolis City of St. Armando to the the ancient jungles and temples of the mythical Underland. With clever 3D animations that resemble that of the original PlayStation console and classic PC point and click games, The Journey Down Trilogy is certainly one for long time fans of the genre.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Developed By Cardboard Computer
Published By Annapurna Interactive
Rating T

The critically acclaimed Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition was initially released episodically over five instalments and now, the entire collection is in one download. Travel down the highway of Kentucky and meet a colourful cast of characters, each with their own unique backstories and personal quirks. Uncover the mysteries of the town and fight back against its grasp.

Lost Horizon

Developed By Animation Arts Creative
Published By Koch Media
Rating T

As former British Soldier Fenton Paddock, take to the skies and fly it to the Himalayas in order to find his lost friend. Brave snow covered mountain tops, raid the depths of ancient tombs and endlessly dry deserts. With stunningly beautiful landscapes and picturesque hand drawn graphics, the adventure of a lifetime awaits in Lost Horizon.

The Low Road

Developed By XGen Studios
Published By XGen Studios
Rating E10+

The Low Road is a story-driven puzzle game that has you play as Noomi Kovaks, an employee at a spy agency on her first day. Set in the 1970s, this agency lacks the excitement that she was hoping for. However the agency is working on recovering a kidnapped scientist, and Noomi wants in on the action to work as a field agent.

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry

Developed By CrazyBunch
Published By Assemble Entertainment
Rating M

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is the latest in the NSFW Leisure Suit Larry series which debuted in 1987 with Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. It follows the nerdy Larry Laffer, who is constantly trying to get women into bed and often fails miserably. Set in New Lost Wages, help Larry navigate through this new and confusing world where times change but Larry doesn’t.

The Lion’s Song

Developed By Mi’pu’mi Games
Published By Mi’pu’mi Games
Rating T

Set in early twentieth century Austria, The Lion’s Song tells the stories of struggling artists and brilliant minds struggling to overcome personal and social demons. The narrative spans across four episodes that each tell a personal tale: a famous composer struggling with writer’s block; a painter who struggles through his own challenges; a female mathematician living in a man’s world; and finalising each tale with closure. With a beautifully crafted art style and heart gripping stories to tell, The Lion’s Song is sure to paint perspective for all struggling artists alike.

Machinarium

Developed By Amanita Design
Published By Amanita Design
Rating E10+

Machinarium tells the story of a small robot who must brave the harsh environments of the scrap yard and return to the city in order to save his beloved. The game has a rustic and industrialist art setting and is bursting with rich personality. Solve a multitude of mechanical puzzles and put and end to the Black Cap Brotherhood’s schemes.

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin

Developed By Home Bear Studio
Published By Another Indie Studio
Rating E

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is one for all ages, featuring adorable animal characters and inviting gameplay. Solve the mystery that encompasses the Tower of Shirin as Nairi accompanied by her friend Rex. Interact with a colourful cast of characters and more importantly, become friends with crime lord ducks, in this cute adventure.

Night in the Woods

Developed By Infinite Fall
Published By Fiji
Rating T

Night in the Woods may seem cute and fluffy with its stylistic design, but it contains more mature themes than you’d initially expect. This game brings up everyday issues of local businesses and the pressures of adulthood. Explore a vibrant world and talk to the furry residents to reveal some truly deep and emotional moments.

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The Office Quest

Developed By 11Sheep
Published By 11Sheep
Rating E10+

Ever sat at work and thought to yourself, “If I snuck out of this office building and began exploring, I wonder where I’d end up”? The Office Quest has you do exactly that; use all of the objects around you to escape from your mundane desk job and go on an adventure to meet and interact with strange creatures from strange lands. There’s a whole world outside your office window just waiting to be explored!

OXENFREE

Developed By Night School
Published By Night School
Rating T

Set on an old abandoned military island, a group of teenagers spend a night to get away from their troubles. However as the night progresses, ghosts of the island’s past begin to terrorise the group, possessing their bodies and forcing them to face their fears. Each decision that you make can alter the outcome of the story and the relationships with the characters. OXENFREE is an award-winning game that simply must be played by anyone who loves a good scary story.

The Raven Remastered

Developed By KING Art
Published By THQ Nordic
Rating T

Set in Europe and Egypt in the 1960s, The Raven Remastered is a point and click adventure that will make you feel like you are in a classic Agatha Christie novel. Exploring the world and deducing who is The Raven keeps you tuned into the game despite its flaws.

The Red Strings Club

Developed By Deconstructeam
Published By Devolver Digital
Rating M

The Red Strings Club is a point and click adventure set in a dystopian cyberpunk future. The game allows the player to step into a world run by corporations where everyone has implants and upgrades. Buckle up, as exploring this story is one hell of a ride. 

Stories Untold

Developed By No Code
Published By Devolver Digital
Rating M

The clattering of the mechanical keyboard in the eerily silent room is heightened by the old CRT monitor whizzing away with the text adventure game getting all too real. It’s a phenomenal introduction to a stellar experience that only gets better as the story unwinds.

Syberia 1-3

Developed By Microids
Published By Microids
Rating T

Throughout the Syberia series, you play as Kate Walker travelling all the way from Western Europe to the Far East of Russia and beyond. Set out on perilous journeys and take in all that Europe has to offer as you track down Hans Voralberg, inventor of the automatons.

Tangle Tower

Developed By SFB Games
Published By SFB Games
Rating T

From the developers of Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!, Tangle Tower begins with the mysterious murder of Freya Fellow, a young artist who was struck down partway through painting. As detectives, you must explore Tangle Tower, uncover its secrets and gain clues in order to solve the mystery of the murder.

Thimbleweed Park

Developed By Terrible Toybox
Published By Terrible Toybox
Rating T

From the same creators who had a hand in pioneering point and click games, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick (Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion), comes Thimbleweed Park, a detective story set in a crazy town filled with even crazier people. Five people from entirely different backstories come to Thimbleweed Park, each with their own secrets and motivations.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series

Developed By Telltale Games
Published By Telltale Games
Rating M

For fans of The Walking Dead TV series, or even just of zombie games, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series will be right up your alley! Follow Clementine and AJ as they search for safety and salvation from both the dead and the living. Including all four episodes, The Walking Dead: The Telltale series allows you to shape your own adventure, leaving each decision you make be the difference between life and death.

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.