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Some of Our Favorite Adventure Games


Ever since we started this website (1997), we have been asked almost weekly for a list of our favorite games. Until now we have avoided publishing such a list because:

  1. it's very hard for us to choose a limited number from among the many great games that we have played
  2. there are still so many other wonderful games that we simply haven't had time to play yet... like the Tex Murphy games, to name just one example
  3. your taste in games may be different from ours

Nevertheless we have finally decided to do it, primarily because of the many people that we hear from every day who are new to adventure gaming and unfamiliar with the older games.

So here is a list of some of the games that we will never forget.

Our Choices for Game of the Year

   2004  MYST IV
   2003  Runaway
   2002  Syberia
   2001  Schizm: Mysterious Journey
   2000  The Longest Journey
   1999  Faust: Seven Games Of The Soul
   1998  Grim Fandango
   1997  Zork Grand Inquisitor

Other Memorable Games

   2009  Machinarium
   2003  Journey to the Center of the Earth
   2002  A Quiet Weekend in Capri
   2002  Dark Fall
   2002  Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths
   1999  Amerzone
   1999  Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis II)
   1999  Jewels of the Oracle
   1998  Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
   1998  The Quivering
   1997  The Feeble Files
   1996  3 Skulls of the Toltecs
   1996  Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
   1996  Jack Orlando
   1996  Timelapse: Ancient Civilizations... The Link To Atlantis
   1996  Titanic: Adventure Out Of Time
   1996  Toonstruck
   1995  The Dig
   1995  Discworld
   1995  Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
   1995  Flight of the Amazon Queen
   1995  Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within
   1995  Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom
   1995  Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer
   1993  Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
   1993  Myst (and Real Myst in 2000)
   1993  Return to Zork
   1993  Simon the Sorcerer
   1990  Loom
   1990  The Secret of Monkey Island (Monkey Island I)

Last but not least, the still fascinating 'text only' game that started commercial adventure gaming:

   1980  Zork I

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