The Drifter is a point-and-click adventure that's also a fast-paced thriller

When you think “point-and-click adventure” you probably think of something a bit sedate, something you play with a hot drink near at hand while taking plenty of pauses to mull over what you’re going to do next. The Drifter is not that kind of adventure game.

Within minutes of starting the demo I was trapped in a boxcar being shot at, and shortly after escaping that I was dumped in a reservoir with a weight round my ankles. Having to escape these situations with whatever tools are at hand makes The Drifter feel less like a mug-of-tea kind of game, and more like a near-death experience.