Recommend me adventure games

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Rehehelly, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Rehehelly

    Rehehelly GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    I always loved this series of games. Got my brain working, and the quirkyness of the monkey island series made me love it more.

    I want to find more games to play like this, although I know the genre is dying/dead, but hey, old games are fun.

    The ones i've played are:
    The Broken Sword series (I saw the first in the series was called Circle of Blood in the states)
    The Monkey Island series
    Grim Fandango
    Myst (didn't really like it..)
    Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in the states)
    Maniac Mansion
    Sam & Max
    Simon the Sorcerer
    Day of the Tentacle
    Beneath a Steel Sky
    Flight of the Amazon Queen

    Are there any out there that i'm missing out on? Or.. have I played all the good ones :X

    edit; can't forget the discworld series too
    or LBA (Twinsens Odyssey in the states. Why are they compelled to change names abroad? Just confuses me [​IMG])
  2. tatumanu

    tatumanu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 1, 2004
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes 1. That's a great adventure game with great graphics. VGA goodness.

    And try The Colonel's Bequest. One of my favourite oldie...

    Also don't forget games like Kyrandia, Space Quest, Police Quest, King's Quest and others...

    At that time, Sierra had a big share of the adventures market... [​IMG]
  4. jeklnoo

    jeklnoo GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 20, 2006
    United States
    Yeah, lots of the Sierra XYZ Quest games are classics. I remember playing Quest for Glory years ago.
  5. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

    Jul 29, 2007
  6. Draxi

    Draxi Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    oh i remember i liked to play the The Longest Journey is was a great adventure game ^^
  7. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    The new Sam&Max games (Season 1) aren't bad, either, but not much of a challenge...It's a pity they decided to split it up into many tiny games [​IMG]
    If at least they'd made chapters similar to those in the Monkey Island games, but it feels like you're playing a sitcom...
    But like I've said, they're not bad, some of the better adventures that were released recently
  8. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 14, 2007
    Behind you! I know you looked!
    Broken Sword 1 & 2 are absolutely awesome. So many people haven't played them, yet they're complete classics. Thankfully Broken Sword is coming to DS sometime in the future. As long as it isn't a lazy port, I'll most certainly be playing it again.
    With that in mind, I should probably play Monkey Island seeing as I never played it. Worth checking out people?
    Oh, and I think you've covered pretty much all good point-and-clicks there. I'm out of ideas myself.

    And agreed on Myst, I couldn't get into it either. Mainly because of the lack of plot. And then when I tried Myst IV (which does have some plot) it was completely ununderstandable.
  9. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island

    You mean the first Monkey Island game, or the whole series?
    Most people will agree that the Monkey Island games are the BEST adventure games EVER. By far.
    Monkey Island 1 is awesome, just like the rest of the series, so you may not miss that.
  10. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006

    I played it yesterday and it's a very good game with great cartoony graphics but adult humor featuring Cristopher "Doc Brown" Lloyd and Dan "Jay" Castellaneta!

  11. superkrm

    superkrm GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 2, 2006
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  12. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
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    Play the whole Monkey Island serie again...
    Just like I do, once a year...
  13. jpxdude

    jpxdude GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 5, 2006
    London UK
    I'm addicted to the MI series of games as well, play them over several times a year :-P

    I also recommend Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father, which is the first in the series. It is a sierra game from back in the day, but has a great story and plays very well. The sequels to the game suck sadly, but this one game is definitely worth a playthru!
  14. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Lost in time (but it's really old and short)
    Fantasmagoria (I didn't play it yet, but I think it's good a game)
    Curse of enchantia (I never finish it, it was hard)
    Kyrandia were great too
    Les voyageur du temps (travelers of time ?)
    indiana jones Fate of Atlantis (I liked it a lot)
    Gabriel knight (so hard, I needed a FAQ to play it)

    there are all old games now [​IMG]

    there's a lot of (almost all french) abandonware here
    (I hope I can link to abandonware, else please delete it)
  15. Javacat

    Javacat GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 27, 2007
    I'm assuming that you simply forgot to mention the Indiana Jones games from your list? If you haven't played them, you seriously need to, The Last Crusade and The Fate Of Atlantis are both awesome games. Full Throttle is another awesome Lucasarts game that should be played, along with The Dig.

    Been mentioned before, but the Space Quest series is definitely worth checking out, along Sierras other games including the Police Quest series, Kings Quest (been meaning to play all of these, only played a couple) and Torin's Passage.

    You should check out Runaway aswell. It was made 3 or 4 years ago and the idea behind it was more or less to make a good old fashioned 2d adventure game, with decent graphics. Tis pretty cool. Not played Runaway 2 yet, so can't say how good that is.

    I'm a huge fan of some of the modern 3d adventure games that have been out in recent years, quick list below of what I can remember that are good:

    Syberia I & II - Both excellent adventure games and well worth playing
    Secret Files: Tunguska - V nice game
    Nibiru: Age Of Secrets
    The Longest Journey - Need to play the second one, bought it recently in a special edition boxset
    Still Life I - Nice games. Just found out that there's a sequel due out this November [​IMG]

    BTW, you can't really go wrong with any of the games supported by ScummVM
  16. Commander

    Commander GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2007
    The Longest Journey
    Jack Keane - Great Website if you looking for adventure games.

    The only once I can think of considering you've completed most of them.
  17. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    I'm surprised none of you mentioned 'Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders'. It's still one of my favourite games, ever. There's a fan sequel of it too 'Zak McKracken - Between Time and Space'. I'll have to admit that I don't know if it's multi language or german only, since I just downloaded it some days ago and haven't played it yet. They worked seven years on it and it looks really good, imo.

    It's definitely worth checking out, although it's not on par with the old Lucasarts games. The second Phantasmagoria wasn't that good, though.
  18. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 30, 2003
    Newcastle, Australia
    Javacat mentioned all the ones I was going to so I'll reiterate them again! -

    Space Quest games
    Indiana Jones games
    The Dig
    Full Throttle

    Some of the best adventure games ever right there.

    What's the best way to play the Space Quest games these days? Last time I tried to play them (a few years ago now) they played way too fast and I couldn't do anything...

    They haven't re-released them in an updated emulator package or something have they?