If you've been looking for the best adventure games for iPad or iPhone then look no further, we've compiled the list of the biggest and best games, sure to captivate you with a sense of wonder and awe.

What are adventure games? The genre adventure seems like it can be tacked onto so many different genres. Are narrative games adventures? What about exploration games? Hope about puzzle games? The answer is yes. Anything can be an adventure game as long as you can have an adventure. And most games do have adventures. It's one of the oldest genres, and that means that, over the years, it's been through quite a few twists and turns. But, if you can journey beyond the horizon, then it almost certainly fits into this category, especially if you're directly controlling the characters on that journey.

In this list, we have everything from the latest, hottest jRPG Gatcha sensations through to time-twisting teen adventures, and we stop off everywhere in between - including at some fantastic visual novels and text adventures. Phew.

Boy, this was a hard list to make, so we hope that you really enjoy reading through it. So, click on the big button below to read on and find out our favourite adventure games for iPhone and iPad, and if you think we've missed something then leave us a comment, because we do occasionally revisit our various lists to make sure that we've kept them completely up to date and true to the genre.