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The English Gentleman Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:39am
Best adventure game ever?
What do you think? What adventure games do you recomend?
Also NO flame wars, this is for sharing good or intresting games, not an offical list of the best adventure games ever.
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xlynx Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:08pm 
That's a very subjective question and flame bait really. If your favourite genres are sci-fi, moral dilemma and humour then probably. I have a diverse range of taste so all I could tell you is Primordia is somewhere in my top 10.

I recommend checking if any of these take your fancy:
The other Wadjet Eye games.
Machinarium
The Cat Lady
The Walking Dead
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis



Mark Yohalem Aug 20, 2013 @ 9:55pm 
I think Monkey Island 2 is probably the best.

Other games do various things better -- Grim Fandango has a cooler setting, better writing, and more striking visuals; Day of the Tentacle probably has better puzzles; Loom is more approachable; Quest for Glory is more replayable, reactive, and open; Dragonsphere has a better twist; The Longest Journey is more epic; etc., etc.

But no game does so many things so well as MI2. The graphics are awesome; the music is great; the puzzles are clever but (mostly) fair, and a few of the puzzles are brilliant; the end sequence is the best end sequence in any adventure game, by leaps and bounds -- brilliant puzzle design, a brilliant "boss" battle, fun, tense, etc..; the writing is really good; the setting is fun and original.

I would say that you can't really go wrong with the Lucas Arts classics -- Monkey Island 1 and 2, Curse of Monkey Island, Loom, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle -- or the QFG series or the Broken Sword series. The main Sierra games hold up less well, but I think Space Quest IV is still pretty good, same with the first Gabriel Knight and perhaps King's Quest V and VI.
The English Gentleman Aug 21, 2013 @ 2:41am 
Dreamweb is a good game.
Mark Yohalem Aug 21, 2013 @ 6:25am 
Good, and unique.
DaViD´82 Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:10am 
I like mature adventure games so my list of the best ones would be (without order):

Gabriel Knight (whole trilogy)
Broken Sword I
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
I have No mouth and I must Scream
Little Big Adventure (both parts)
Sanitarium
Simon the Sorcerer II
Gobliiins
Quest for Glory III + IV
Grim Fandango
The Dig

From the new ones the Wadjet Eyes, Amanita ones...
xlynx Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:34am 
Well that's an awesome list and I can see you have great taste. But really, QFG3 over 1 & 2?
DaViD´82 Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:51am 
Originally posted by xlynx:
Well that's an awesome list and I can see you have great taste. But really, QFG3 over 1 & 2?

Unfortunately I never played second one and first one I played from GoG last year and... It was good, but I really think it´s just scratching a surface of the concept and that third and forth one do it better. And they both have more (for me) interesting setting (Africa and Slavic aren´t so much use in games).
xlynx Aug 30, 2013 @ 6:58am 
Fair enough. QFG3 just felt quite sparse to me. Do you know about the freeware remake of QFG2[www.agdinteractive.com]?
DaViD´82 Aug 30, 2013 @ 10:23am 
I don´t know that, but I have it on GoG; so amybe one day... ,-)
[GB] [RGU] Piggy Wiggy Pudding Aug 30, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Get gimini rue, it's a great game.
[I.R.] Dianetics Aug 30, 2013 @ 6:29pm 
Grim Fandngo and Full Throttle
Monkey Island stuff is great.
I also want to plug Strong Bads Cool Game for Attractive People...its not really a "great" adventure game but it is hilarious
Achaius Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
I think Gemini Rue is the weakest game of the Wadget Eye catalog. It's subjective of course, but the graphics were... slobbery, for a lack of a better word, the story was not very engaging, there was no endearing or even likable charcter and the action sequences were awful.
It is by no mean a bad game since the story is well-crafted, the atmosphere is a success and the puzzles are good, but compared to the Blackwell saga, Resonance and of course Primordia, which is my favorite, I wouldn't advise it.

The best PnC better made is The Longest Journey. It has everything and I won't talk about it since nobody want to see someone gushing around. Just stay away from that cesspool called Dreamfall that dare trying to be its sequel. No puzzle, frustrating gameplay, dumb fight or infiltration sequences, no atmosphere, when TLJ was so great at it, no sense of wonder (which is critical for such a game), flat characters and a HORRIBLE cliffhanger that bring 100 more questions and answer absolutely nothing.
VioletShadow Sep 9, 2013 @ 7:30pm 
I haven't played many adventure games but Primordia and TLJ are the ones I have enjoyed the most. Like others have said the question is subjective and depends on the player's preference.
khaosnewrise25 Sep 10, 2013 @ 5:16am 
I am personally, a huge fan of Beneath A Steel Sky. Very old game but you can get it for free on GoG.

And Grim Fandango, arguably the greatest adventure game of all time.
VioletShadow Sep 10, 2013 @ 7:32pm 
Ah yes I forgot Grim Fandango. That one is great.
I wonder if any Planescape: Torment fans who played this game noticed similarities between P:T's main theme and the music/sounds in the area where Primer is (at other points throughout the game as well). It's like drums? and this metal sounds...and also what sounds like water drops? Maybe I'm imagining it but it really made me think PT's main theme especially the intro.
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