One of my greatest enjoyments with video games was going to my local K-Mart or Target and picking up some cheap adventure game off the discount rack that could provide me with a few days of fun and thinking. Among this genre I found some that were real gems to me in both the first-person and third-person view. Games like The Last Express or Shivers (the sequel to which was not so good)... or third-person games like Sanitarium. Or even older games like Hell Cab or Spaceship Warlock.
They are your typical dungeon/mystery games from the old text-based days like Zork only with graphics to help visualize the scene. Usually they are nothing more than conversing with people to pick up clues or finding items that you have to examine and decipher in order to reach your goals. There is generally little to no fighting in them.
Anyway, lately I've been in the mood to play one of these games and I was wondering if some of the gamers in here could give me a recommendation or two in this genre that they would suggest I look for and purchase. All opinions are welcome.