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List your adventure games here :)

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I just wrote a list of all my adventure games and I thought it'd be fun to have a thread about that here.

So here goes :
Roberta Williams Anthology (3 copies) -
This anthology contains Kings Quest 1-7, both Laura Bow games, all the Apple II adventure games Roberta Williams made and Mixed Up Mother Goose

Kings Quest 8 - original big box
This game was a HUGE letdown and one of the few Sierra adventure games (if you could call it that) I still haven't finished.
It's more of an action game and it doesn't have the Kings Quest feel to it at all. I've read that Roberta was pushed into making it differently than she originally intended by some guys in suits :(

The Black Cauldron - original box
Adventure game for children based on the Disney cartoon of the same name. Roberta was involved with this (as was Al Lowe, the creator of the Larry games) but it was not included in the Roberta Williams Anthology for legal reasons.

Manhunter 1&2 - original boxes
Old AGI Sierra adventure games.. really different that "normal" adventure games but still fun. I like the sci-fi settings.

Codename Iceman - original box
A game in which you're an agent.. made by Jim Walls, the retired police officer behind the first three Police Quest games.

Freddy Pharkas - Sierra Classics box
Very funny game by Al Lowe in which you control a pharmacist cowboy :D

Willy Beamish (floppy, CD and Sega CD versions) - original boxes
Very cool game from Dynamix in which you control this little kid getting involved in all kinds of trouble! I have lots of good memories with this one.

Kings Quest 1-8 including rare AGI version of KQ4 - original boxes (some a little damaged and I don't have the original KQ7 box)
Classic series from Roberta Williams. As everyone probably knows, KQ1 is claimed to be the first "3D animated adventure game".. 3D as in you can move in front and behind of objects :D
Kings Quest 4 is supposed to be one of the first games using a soundcard, and Kings Quest 5 is said to be one of the first VGA games with full speech released on CD rom. I have both the floppy and the CD rom version of KQ5 and I prefer the floppy version due to the crappy voice acting (by Sierra employees).

Space Quest 1-6 - original boxes
My favourite Sierra series.. really funny series about this space age janitor named Roger Wilco. Very funny stuff!

Quest for Glory Anthology -
Includes Quest for Glory 1-4. All really good games, but QFG 2 has a special place in my heart :)
Very cool mix of role playing and adventure.

Quest for Glory V - original big box with soundtrack CD
Pretty good game but nowhere near as good as the previous games in the series (in my opinion).

Conquests of Camelot - original box
Very cool game set in medieval times with Lancelot and the gang.. I don't remember much from this game at all though as I only finished it once MANY years ago.

Conquests of the Longbow - original box
The "sequel" to Conquest of Camelot.. it's not related in any way though other than the fact that it's about a legend.. this time it's Robin Hood. The best Robin Hood game I've ever played, wonderful game.

Leisure Suit Larry Ultimate Pleasure Pack - original box
Contains Larry 1-7 (still no sign of Larry 4 hehe), Larrys Casino and Laffer Utilities.
Very cool series, really funny and sometimes I can relate to the main character [:">]
I think Larry 7 was a really good end to this series and I wish that garbage by the name of Magma Cum Laude had never been released.. it's a cheap cash-in and it really sucks.

Gabriel Knight Mysteries - original box
Contains Gabriel Knight 1&2 and one of the Gabriel Knight novels. Also contains the comic book that was originally included with Gabriel Knight 1 (which was missing from the Sierra Classics re-release) in PDF form (or some scanned form at least).

Gabriel Knight 3 - original box
The last in the Gabriel Knight series. Good game but I don't like the 3D graphics.. takes away much of the athmosphere found in the previous two games.

Phantasmagoria - original big box
This game got terrible reviews. It's really easy, has a lot of bad acting, the video quality isn't really good at all and some more stuff like that, but for some reason I've always really liked this game.

Phantasmagoria 2 - original box
The sequel to Phantasmagoria.. or not really. It was only named Phantasmagoria 2 in order to cash in on the fame Phantasmagoria. It is a FMV horror game but that's the only likeness it has to Phantasmagoria.
The end sucks (in my opinion) and many people hate it, but I actually kind of liked it.

Torins Passage - Sierra Classics release
Another game by Al Lowe, this time for children (he started out writing software for children so this shouldn't be a big surprise).
I actually didn't like this game much at all, didn't push the right buttons with me.

Gold Rush - original box with the included book
Funny little game set in the gold rush days. It's pretty short as there are different routes you can take through the game and so each of them are pretty short. Not really an excellent game or anything, but I kind of enjoyed it.

EcoQuest - some re-release box, CD version
Haven't even played this game yet, still looking for the sequel.

Police Quest collection - original box
Contains Police Quest 1-4 and the first SWAT game.
I really like the first three PQ games by Jim Walls.. really cool storylines and good puzzles and athmosphere.
The fourth game by Daryl F. Gates is rather bad I think and I've never even bothered to finish it.
The first SWAT game is also pretty terrible and also by Daryl F. Gates. I never bothered to play it for more than an hour or so.

Police Quest 1-4 in original boxes
These games don't really come with as much cool stuff as Sierra games used to, but it's still cool to have the boxes.. pretty nice boxes (as most Sierra games had).

Dagger of Amon Ra (floppy and CD versions) - original boxes
The second (and last) game featuring Laura Bow.. this time you're in a museum solving a murder case (that happens while you're there of course hehe).
Really good game.

Colonels Bequest - original box
This is the first game starring Laura Bow and you're in this mansion and murders start occuring. Very good game and pretty athmospheric.. I felt nervous at certain points in the game. You have to be at the right place at the right time in some places though as events will take place if you're there to see (or overhear) them or not.

Monkey Island 1-4 (incl. PS2 version of MI4 and Amiga versions of MI1&2) - original boxes
My favourite adventure game series ever! The world is so immersive and even though the games are really funny, they're also very athmospheric and have AWESOME soundtracks!
Monkey Island 4 was a letdown but MI1-3 are absolutely fantastic (MI1&2 are my favourites though).

Lucasarts Classics Collection (or something like that, don't remember the name exactly) - original big box (was only released on floppies) -
Contains Maniac Mansion, Indiana Jones 3 (the adventure game based on Indy 3), Loom floppy version and Monkey Island 1 floppy version.
Very cool collection in a huge box.. I got this one because I wanted to own Manian Mansion, Indy 3 and the floppy version of Loom (which is in 16 colors only).

Loom CD version - 2 copies - original boxes
Very good "remake" of Loom in 256 colors and with full speech (the speech is in one big audio track on the CD and the game fast forwards and backwards to certain locations in that audio track when the game plays speech or sound effects.. this must've run terribly on single speed CD roms which were normal when this game was released.. or as normal as CD roms were back then).

The Dig - original box
Very cool sci-fi Lucasarts adventure game.. Steven Spielberg had something to do with this, not exactly sure what.
Very cool game with an awesome story. Some weird "Myst" type puzzles though.

Day of the Tentacle - original box
The sequel to Maniac Mansion and better in every way. This game is a real classic.. very funny and the style of the game really rocks! It's designed by the guy behind Psychonauts (Tim Schafer) so check out that game.. very good game that too even though it's not an adventure game :)

Sam'n Max - original box
Really good and extremely funny game. I really loved this game and it was what introduced me to the Sam and Max characters. I had no idea it was based on a comic at the time.
It was a tad on the easy side though.

Full Throttle - original box
Cool game in which you're this kick-ass MC guy named Ben.
I love this game but I think it's a bit too short and I don't really care much for the action sequences. Very cool graphics style and awesome soundtrack :D

Grim Fandango - original box
This is such a classic, I'm sure every adventure gamer has played this game to death. It's brilliant in every way.. 'nuff said.

Simon the Sorceror 1&2 - some kind of compilation DVD case style box -
Haven't played these games yet for some reason, I'll have to do that someday soon.

Simon the Sorceror 3D - budget re-release box -
Haven't played this one either and I'm not sure I will.. I hear it really sucks.

Lure of the Temptress - budget box
The first adventure game by Revolution (at least I think so?).
Pretty good game set in a fantasy world.. to be honest I don't really remember much of it.

Beneath a Steel sky - budget box
Another great adventure game by Revolution.. sci fi setting with a pretty good storyline and tons of athmostphere.

Broken Sword 1-3 (all original boxes except BS 1 which is in a budget box) -
Wonderful series involving an American named George and his French girlfriend Nico. You play as sort of an investigator and the games take up old legends and cool stuff like the Templars and stuff like that. I think the voice acting is pretty bad often though in some of these games, and I still haven't played the third game in the series.

Legend of Kyrandia 1-3 - original boxes
Very cool adventure game series by Westwood. They all have a fantasy setting and really nice and immersive worlds.
I sort of feel that the first game is the most "serious" game in the series.. the second was funnier and the third game went too far in trying to be funny (in my opinion). Still a great series.

Myst 1-5 (Myst 1-3 in the 10th anniversary Myst collection - bix box), Myst 4 collectors edition and Myst 5 European collectors edition
Very good series that has one of the most well-crafted back story and "world" of any series I've ever seen.
The games are really athmospheric and actually do have pretty good stories even though you spend the most of your time solving puzzles alone. They're pretty hard though (except the first game in the series which is a piece of cake to finish).

realMyst - original box - 3 copies
Remake of the first Myst game in full 3D. Very good 3D graphics for when it was released.. very good game.
Has a little bonus age - "Rime" which connects the game better to Riven.

Uru and both expansions (some collection, forgot the name) -
Originally intended for online play but that never worked out for some reason. Haven't really played these games.

Syberia - game of the year edition - original box
Haven't played this game yet and I still need to pick up the sequel.

The Longest Journey - original Norwegian language version on 4 CDs and English 2 CD version - original boxes
Good adventure game set in two worlds - the real world (science) and this fantasy world I have forgotten the name of.. Stark or something.
Made by Norwegian developers (yay! hehe) so that made me extra curious about this game when it was new.

Dreamfall collectors edition - preordered
And I hope I'll get it soon!
Sequel to TLJ in case someone didn't know already hehe.

Three first CSI games - some collection
These games really suck and I would not recommend them to anyone. It was an impulse buy because I needed some new adventure stuff, but it was a BAD purchase! Stay away!
The Telltale version is better at least so if you absolutely need a CSI game, go for that one.



Well, these are the games I remember from the top of my head.. there may very well be some more but I'll add those later in that case :)

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  • Thanks to the magic of the 'Quote' button, I have resurrected my old adventure game list.
    [quote=mhaley;4025]7th Guest --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Bone: Out from Boneville --- CD (DVD Case)
    Bone: The Great Cow Race --- CD (DVD Case)
    Curse of Monkey Island, The --- CD (Jewel Case)
    Dig, The --- DVD (DVD Case)
    Escape from Monkey Island --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Full Throttle --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Grim Fandango --- CD (Jewel Case)
    Hugo's House of Horrors --- 3" Floppy
    Hugo 2: Whodunit? --- 3" Floppy
    Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom --- 3" Floppy
    King's Quest: Collection Series (1 - 6) --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Leisure Suit Larry: Collection Series (1 - 6) --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Leisure Suit Larry VII: Love for Sail! --- CD (Box/Paper Sleeve)
    Mystery of the Nautilus --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Police Quest IV: Open Season --- CD
    Police Quest V: SWAT --- CD (Box/Paper Sleeve)
    Psychonauts --- CD (Box/Paper Sleeve)
    Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Space Quest: Collection Series (1 - 5) --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers --- CD (Jewel Case)
    Space Quest V: The Next Mutation --- 3" Floppy (Box)
    Space Quest VI: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Titanic: Adventure out of Time --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Tony Tough and the Night of the Roasted Moths --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Torin's Passage --- CD (Box/Jewel Case)
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? --- 3" Floppy
    Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? --- 3" Floppy[/quote]
    Now, here is the addendum to my list.

    CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder --- CD (DVD Case)
    Sam & Max Hit the Road --- CD (Box/Cardboard Case)
    Sam & Max Season 1 --- DVD (DVD Case)

    Although, I'm still waiting eagerly on the arrival of my Sam & Max Season 1 DVD. I sure hope that the case file was worth the wait.

  • My favorite adventure games are:
    Sam and Max Season 1
    Ankh 1 and 2
    Spy Fox 1-3
    Monkey Island 4
    Nick Bounty 2
    Brain Hotel
    Lego Island 2
    Jimmy Nutron 1 and 2
    Delaware St. John

    There are others that i'v played but I only listed my favorites.

  • [quote=Zachspyfox033;41663]My favorite adventure games are:
    Sam and Max Season 1
    Ankh 1 and 2
    Spy Fox 1-3
    Monkey Island 4
    Nick Bounty 2
    Brain Hotel
    Lego Island 2
    Jimmy Nutron 1 and 2
    Delaware St. John

    There are others that i'v played but I only listed my favorites.[/quote]

    Lego Island 2! I've got that! :D That was such a great game, shame it doesn't run on XP or Vista (I think my disk got scratched up a lot actually).

  • I think the best part about Lego Island 2 was that after you won the game you could play the mini games without needing to replay the game.

  • [QUOTE=purple_monkfish;37009]Ok, here goes:

    Monkey island bounty pack - 1, 2 and 3
    Monkey Island 4 - really isn't as good as the others.
    The dig
    Full throttle
    Grim fandango
    Lucasarts adventure collection - Loom, Indiana jones and the last crusade, Zak mckraken, maniac mansion and monkey island
    Sam and Max
    Day of the tentacle

    Kings quest 7 - Can't get it running in win2k
    Amber: journeys beyond - Ditto, wont run

    The Dark eye
    Sanitarium
    Blackstone Chronicles
    Final cut
    Blair witch: Rustin par - never played
    Faust/Seven games of the soul - wierd wierd game.
    7th guest - Not really an adventure game though is it?
    11th hour - Not really an adventure game either. Wont run in win2k

    Discworld
    Discworld noir
    Simon the sorcerer

    Beyond good and evil
    Still life
    Broken sword 1& 2
    Broken sword 3

    Zork collection - 1, 2, 3, 0 and nemesis.

    Sam and max season 1
    Sam and Max season 2

    The longest Journey
    Dreamfall
    Myst 1-5

    Where in the world is Carmen Sandiago - I dunno what to catagorise this game as! it's just fun ok!!

    and downloaded:
    Beneath a steel sky
    Flight of the Amazon Queen
    5 days a stranger
    7 days a skeptic
    whatever the other two are called in that series.

    and of course, Another code/trace memory and hotel dusk on my DS.
    [quote]

    and I have some more to add now! YAY!

    Gabriel Knight mysteries (1&2 and the graphic novel on disk)
    Syberia

  • Oh, where to start...

    Beneath a steel sky
    A real good classic

    Broken Sword 1-4
    BS4 was an enormous flop. Hated it... BS1 is the only one I played more than once. It rocked.

    All of the CSI's
    Don't remember how many it is. I've borrowed them all out to friends...

    Dreamfall
    An ok sequel to The Longest Journey

    Full Throttle
    Really kick ass lucas arts game...

    Gabriel Knight 1-3
    It seems like I am the only one who prefered GK 3 and didn't enjoy GK2 at all...

    Grim Fandango
    The best adventure game that is. Period.

    Monkey Island 1-4
    It seems like i'm the only one who enjoyed MI4 altough 1-3 are the best...

    Kripos 2-3
    Norwegian game. Almost like CSI, although released long before the tv shows even were thought of.

    Runaway a road adventure
    Great game. Classic

    Sam & Max Hit the road and Season 1
    Don't have to comment on those

    Secret files Tunguska
    Really good game. About an incident in Russia, Sibir.

    Still life
    Ok game... Enjoyed it.

    Syberia
    Bought it in germany. Was so dissapointed when I came home and found out that it was only in german.

    The longest journey
    In the original language; norwegian. Synnøve Svabø does a great job as April.

    I'm sure there are some I forgot. But nothing important... (I hope)

  • Hey, did nobody seriously notice that this thread got bumped like... a year?

  • @Maratanos said: Hey, did nobody seriously notice that this thread got bumped like... a year?

    Sorry about that, I didn't realise how old this post was because I got a link to this post from Similar Threads which is at the bottom of any thread. Since I got a link to it I didn't think about how old it was untill you mentioned it. They should make it so that threads over three months old can't be posted on.

  • its just over a month since the last post

  • So its true. You DIDN'T notice it. Look at the date for the first post. Then look down about 5 posts below that.

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