The best Adults Only games

This isn't a tribute to nudity, but adult games with darker themes that benefit from the wisdom of your years

The best games for adults don't have to be the goriest, they just have to deliver an emotional wallop you can only fully appreciate with a little age and wisdom...

The Last of Us Part 2

This sequel and its predecessor tick off deep explorations of grief, revenge, and sexuality, and depict a moralistic minefield of whether it’s ever possible to be on ‘the good side.’

Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: PS5, PS4


Though this underwater horror contains the odd BioShock-esque monster, its most terrifying parts have more to do with questions of identity and isolation than simple jump scares.

Developer: Frictional Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

What Remains of Edith Finch

This is a beautiful and poignant journey through the stories of the Finch family, and comes with a large helping of utter tragedy.

Developer: Giant Sparrow
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Papers, Please

The human costs of living under a dictatorship are brutally exposed in this clever indie. Cast as a government crony at a border checkpoint, you can either ruin or save immigrants' lives with a stamp.

Developer: Lucas Pope
Platforms: PC and iOS

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

There’s plenty in The Witcher 3 that could be considered 'adult' - violence, politics, the entire Bloody Baron questline - but what makes it most mature is its attitude towards sex.

Developer: CD Projekt Red
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Spec Ops: The Line

When you start Spec Ops it feels like ‘just another shooter’. However, it quickly descends into something smarter, more subversive, and far darker than you first assume.

Developer: Yager Development
Platforms: PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

Gone Home

While protagonist Kaitlin Greenbriar is the only character in the house, the lives of her family practically bleed out of the walls in this emotionally layered indie.

Developer: Yager Development
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS
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