Indiana Jones is a favorite character across the globe, and the Indiana Jones games are equally popular. Indiana games offer globetrotting adventure with high octane action which keeps you stuck to it. Like the movies, it keeps you on edge and, the entire game feels almost like a rollercoaster ride right from collecting archeological artifacts, fighting Nazis and exploring various parts of the world. For all the Indy fans, here is the list of best Indiana Jones games for PC until now.
1. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
The game is set in the backdrop of World War II where Indy travels around the globe from San Francisco to the jungles of Panama in the quest of mythical staff of Moses. In his search, he encounters the evil Nazis who are also in pursuit of the staff. It is the last installment of the Indiana games by Lucas arts which has an intriguing storyline. The game flaunts good graphics with an attempt to give it a realistic look. The whiplashing action includes fighting the local mercenaries, Nazis and the spiritual demons inside the Mayan ruins of Panama.
The gameplay includes solving puzzles, collecting artifacts and keys which will open up new stages or portals that will advance the game. At some stages, the game will remind you about Tomb of Emperor as the combat between Indy and the thugs, mainly in fist fights feels almost similar. Visually the game looks goods with a typical 3D touch, but it leaves a lot of room for improvement. In a nutshell, The Staff of King can be voted as one of the best Indiana Jones game with its interesting plot and realistic visual graphics.
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3500+
- Memory: 1 Gb
- Hard Drive: 2 Gb free
- Video Memory: 256 Mb
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 / ATI Radeon x1300
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
- Network: Broadband Internet Connection for Online Multiplayer
- DirectX: 9.0c
2. Indiana Jones and Emperor’s Tomb
Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb can certainly be rated as one of the best game in the Indian Jones series. The game involves finding out the flawless Black Pearl that is hidden in the Tomb of the Emperor of China. But before finding that, Indy has to face a lot of adversaries on his way to Tomb which includes fighting off the Nazis, ivory hunters, Chinese triads, evil spirits and other monsters before reaching his goal.
The game includes a lot of puzzles and collection of artifacts from places around the world. The game structure is mysterious and spooky which is quite interesting. The action scenes are dramatic, but they happen after a lot of brain exercise to unlock the level. The game is no doubt a visual treat and far better than any other Indiana Jones installment. Some stages can be a bit frustrating as it takes a hell amount of effort to cross them. However the game never bores you, and with each stage, the challenges get tougher along with increasing the urge to reach the end of the game.
- Operating System: Windows 98, ME, Windows 2000, and XP
- Computer: 100% DirectX compatible
- CPU: Pentium III 733Mhz or above
- Memory: 128 MB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce 1 video card
- Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
- CD-ROM: Quad Speed IDE or SCSI CD-ROM drive
- DirectX: Requires DirectX 8.1 .
3. Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
This game is a post World War II drama which involves Indiana to tackle the Russians and prevent them from releasing Babylonian god Marduk via the titular Infernal Machine. In the game, he teams up with an old friend Sophia Hapgood a CIA operative to stop the Russians from executing their evil plans. Like other Indy games, it also includes solving multiple puzzles along with exploring old historic ruins with plenty of fist and gunfights against the enemies.
The gameplay is good, but at some points, it becomes a bit dull, especially while solving puzzles. Some stages are exceptionally long and become a drag to reach the stage end. The graphics look too amateur, only a bit upgraded than its previous installment the Fate of Atlantis. The soundtrack of the game is not constant but impressive with spooky notes. In total, if you are looking for a game that can be a good time killer with some action-adventure touch, then the Infernal Machine is an ideal choice for you.
- Windows 95/98
- Pentium 200 MHz or Better
- 3D Graphics Accelerator
- 4X or Faster CD
- 32 MB RAM
- DirectX DirectX 6.1
4. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
It is a classic Indiana Jones game which won the heart of the critics for its fantastic gameplay and storyline. LucasArts hit the jackpot with whiplashing Indy who is on a mission to prevent the Nazis from gaining control of Orichalcum, a city in the depth of Atlantis with an unlimited source of energy. Unlike other games, the game allows you to play the game in three different modes where Indy will solve puzzles and combat with Nazis on his own or team up with Sophia.
The improved soundtrack of the game is brilliant and gives full thumbs up to this classic game. Graphically it might not be a visual delight like today’s game and appears like the 64-bit game that you play on consoles. However, this does not push it away from the list of best games of Indiana Jones series. The location use could have been better but keeping in mind the technology of that time, it can be excused.
- Computer: 386 IBM or 100% Compatible
- Operating System: DOS
- CD-Rom: 1X CD-Rom Drive
- Video Card: VGA Video Card (256 Colors)
- Sound Card: Requires SoundBlaster or 100% Compatible for Voice
- Hard Disk Space: 50 KB per Saved Game
5. Lego Indiana Jones
If you are a Lego fan, then you cannot miss this superb game from LucasArts of Lego Indiana Jones game. The game will remind you of the movie the raiders of the lost ark and last crusade as it proceeds with a similar storyline. For example, you get into a fight with the Nazis at a bar where Marion works and rescues her from the enemies and set of puzzles you need to solve before reaching the Holy Grail. The mashup of the film and game keeps the players interested, and most of the puzzles are non-lethal which saves you from the frustration of replaying the stage.
Graphically the video game is good and far better than the rest of the installments of the Indiana Jones. It also takes you on a roller coaster globetrotting adventure with Indy fighting his enemies by using various weapons and of course the trustful whip. There is no denying it is absolute fun to play this game and people of every age group will enjoy playing it. You get to play dozens of characters in the game which is the most remarkable thing. Lego does not deviate from the actual game theme and pays tribute to the iconic Indiana Jones in a true sense via this game.
- CPU: Intel P4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64
- CPU SPEED: 3 GHz
- RAM: 512 MB RAM. 1 GB RAM recommended for Windows Vista
- OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista
- VIDEO CARD: 512 MB Graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 Capability
- SOUND CARD: Yes
- DVD-ROM: 8X Speed DVD-ROM drive
So if you are an Indiana Jones game fan but a little confused about which are the best Indiana Jones games that are developed till now, then this list can surely throw some light on the answers you are seeking on this topic.