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The Age of Exploration

Recommendations by Walter Sandsquish

Adventure games typically involve a great deal of exploration, but few are set during the Age of Exploration. Nevertheless, here's a list of games which do explore the 15th through the 18th centuries.

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1. All Roads
by Jon Ingold
(2001)
Average member rating: (140 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Practice espionage in the Republic of Venice.

2. Blighted Isle
by Eric Eve
(2007)
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Test your seaman's loyalties in the Old World.

3. Border Reivers
by Vivienne Dunstan
(2018)
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Find a murderer among Scottish raiders.

4. Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter, by Mike Gentry and David Cornelson (2009)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
Walter Sandsquish says:

Navigate the alleyways and politics of Grubber's Market.

5. The King of Shreds and Patches
by Jimmy Maher
(2009)
Average member rating: (65 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Investigate the occult in London Towne.

6. Metamorphoses
by Emily Short
(2000)
Average member rating: (113 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Explore arcane knowledge in a Renaissance laboratory.

7. Midnight. Swordfight.
by Chandler Groover
(2015)
Average member rating: (57 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Exploit palace intrigue.

8. Napier's Cache
by Vivienne Dunstan
(2020)
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Hunt for the occult treasure of a Scottish castle.

9. Plundered Hearts
by Amy Briggs
(1987)
Average member rating: (51 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Escape from pirates to visit the governor of St. Sinistra.

10. Savoir-Faire
by Emily Short
(2002)
Average member rating: (113 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

Practice an arcane art in a Baroque manor.

11. Shogun
by James Clavell, Dave Lebling
(1989)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Walter Sandsquish says:

First, survive a shipwreck, then, survive the politics of Nippon.


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