Need non-violent game recommendations. Have Xbox 360 (never used), a badass PC, and iPad. Like pretty, detailed environments, exploration, puzzles/deduction, mystery, adventure. Dislike all but the most very mild violence, and also not very good with things that are time-sensitive (like having to do things very, very quickly or have a good reaction time to succeed). Many years ago in the mid-late '90s I enjoyed Myst/Riven, The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, the X-Files game, the Titanic game, and a couple other exploring worlds/figuring things out things that I can't remember the names of.
I'm currently reading Codex by Lev Grossman, and also yesterday this thread
, and they both make me really miss the exploration/puzzle/adventure games I played in college. I've tried browsing the Internet to find things I would like, but it seems like so many things are scary/violent and it's so common that I can't always tell if something would be up my alley or not. The most recent question on AskMe is this
, which is over a year old and not exactly the same as what I think I'm looking for (I'm fine with "this room has a puzzle, solve it") so hopefully this isn't too much of a duplicate.
I really just like wandering around, looking at stuff, figuring things out. First person is better, I think, and I like being alone in the world, though for instance I liked the Titanic game which had some interaction elements so that's OK too. I'm thinking about playing whatever games I find with my spouse, so that's maybe a factor too.
Are there many games like this being released anymore, without a lot of violence/gore/scariness? Or are the games I used to play part of a genre that doesn't really exist anymore? I have been out of the "gaming" (ha I know what real gamers are like so I hestitate to even use that word) loop for so long that I just have no idea where to start and there seems to be an enormous amount of information about games to sift through, so I'm hoping for some specific recommendations, or maybe a pointer to another site to which this question might be better suited.
I don't even know enough to know if I've left out anything vital here. Help.