The top 10 adventure games of all time?

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Post by MusicallyInspired »

I can't make a top 10 list. The smallest I can do is 12. I'm not 100% sold on the order of this list, but SQ4 is definitely at the top.

1: Space Quest IV
2: Sam & Max Hit the Road
3: King's Quest V
4: The Secret of Monkey Island
5: Conquests of Camelot
6: Indiana Jones & the Fate of Atlantis
8: Space Quest I (AGI)
7: King's Quest I (SCI)
9: Star Trek 25th Anniversary
10: Full Throttle
11: Prisoner of Ice
12: Altered Destiny
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1. Monkey Island II
2. Indy: Fate Of Atlantis
3. Monkey Island
4. Day of the tentacle
5. Future Wars
6. Operation Stealth
7. The Dig
8. Star trek 25th
9. Kyrandria
10. Simon the Sorcerer

eek no space left for Sam 'n Max, and Indy: LC
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Post by quackshot »

my top 10 :
1- monkey island 2
2- day of the tentacle
3- the curse of monkey island
4- les chevaliers de baphomet (sorry I'm french, broken sword : the shadow of the templars)
5- space quest V
6- sam & max : hit the road
7- space quest VI
8- discworld
9- les boucliers de quetzacoalt (resorry ^^ broken sword 2 : smoking mirror)
10- Runaway (1&2) (because it's the only good new point & click game)
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Post by sblaise84 »

CyberAxe wrote:Discworld
Gabriel Knight: The Sings of the Fathers
Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge
Loom
Ripley's Beleive it or not the Riddle of Master Lu
Star Trek the Next Generation: A Final Unity
Star Trek 25th Anniversary
Simon the Sorcerer
Grim Fandango
Lost Eden
ooooooh. star trek. i dunno why but i loved those games. any chance of them ever making it to scummvm? no right?
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Post by Nikioko »

Well, as I see, your lists contain a bit much of LucasArts...

1. The Longest Journey
2. Monkey Island 1
3. Broken Sword 1
4. Discworld Noir
5. Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes 2
6. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
7. Grim Fandango
8. Simon the Sorcerer 1
9. Syberia 1+2 (for they cannot be separated)
10. Secret Files Tunguska

Ok, I am not quite sure whether this is the correct order, but that should actually be the top ten.
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Post by Miner_Ro »

It's my top 10
1. Grim Fandango
2. Full Throttle
3. Monkey Island 1
4. Monkey Island 2
5. Curse of Monkey Island
6. The Dig
7. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
8. Sam & Max Hit the Road
9. Day of the Tentacle
10. Discworld 2
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Post by Hakker »

1. Grim Fandango
2. Monkey Island
3. Monkey Island 2
4. Day of the Tentacle
5. Full Throttle
6. Sam & Max hit the road
7. Discworld
8. Simon the Sorcerer
9. Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
10. Gobliiins
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Post by ancalimonungol »

1: Day Of The Tentacle
2: Monkey Island 1 (Amiga version)
3: Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis (PC version)
4: Simon The Sorcerer 1 (Amiga CD32 version)
5: The Dig
6: Future Wars (Amiga version)
7: Beneath A Steel Sky (Amiga CD32 version)
8: Gabriel Knight 3 (Just For The Map puzzle alone)
9: Grim Fandango
10: Discworld Noir
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11: Monkey Island 2 (PC version)
12: Full Throttle
13: Discworld 1 & 2
14: Runaway 1 & 2
15: Blade Runner
16: Dreamweb (PC version)
17: Larry 3 (Amiga version)
18: Space Quest 4 (PC version)
19: The Longest Journey 1
20: Loom (for its original gameplay)

This is the absolute top 20 adventures list. The topic can be closed. :)
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Post by Nikioko »

I am still wondering that most people here believe that at least 50% (and for some up to 100%) of the Top 10 adventures are by Lucas Arts. Isn't that an a bit singular view?
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Nikioko wrote:I am still wondering that most people here believe that at least 50% (and for some up to 100%) of the Top 10 adventures are by Lucas Arts. Isn't that an a bit singular view?
I don't think so. They are very good :wink:
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Nikioko wrote:I am still wondering that most people here believe that at least 50% (and for some up to 100%) of the Top 10 adventures are by Lucas Arts. Isn't that an a bit singular view?
Absolutely, when everyone knows the best 10 adventure games were made by Infocom (text adventures). :D
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Post by EugeneE »

Tought question considering that there are many great adventure games but here are my favorites:

1.) Maniac Mansion
2.) Sam & Max Hit The Road
3.) Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis
4.) Day Of The Tentacle
5.) Kings Quest 1-6 (haven't played the series past the 6th one)
6.) Police Quest 1-4
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dreammaster wrote: Absolutely, when everyone knows the best 10 adventure games were made by Infocom (text adventures). :D
I don't think all the Infocom games have aged gracefully, but some still seemed quite good to me last time I played them. (Long ago.) My favorites back then were Enchanter, Deadline and A Mind Forever Voyaging, with honorable mentions to Plundered Hearts and Journey.

Except that Journey has this really annoying puzzle at the very end. The first time you get that far, you'll probably discover that you a) already used up the magical essences you need, and b) have no clue which of the magical reagents to use.
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Post by MeddlingMonk »

Perception is a funny thing. I remember Witness as being a very well done detective story when I first played it. Many years later I started it again using Frotz and it seemed so badly written from a prose standpoint. What had happened in the intervening years was that I had gotten familiar with Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald. In comparison, naturally the writing in Witness appeared crap. On the other hand, AMFV stands up pretty well. And of course H2G2 and Bureacracy by virtue of having had Douglas Adams involved.
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Post by eriktorbjorn »

MeddlingMonk wrote:Perception is a funny thing. I remember Witness as being a very well done detective story when I first played it. Many years later I started it again using Frotz and it seemed so badly written from a prose standpoint.
English isn't my native tongue, so I can't really judge the prose that well. I remember being vaguely disappointed at how easy the game was to solve once I got into the mindset of it, and that I thought the plot was a bit contrived. It's amusing in some ways, though: From what I remember, you can solve the game without ever leaving the office where the murder takes place. And it's one of the few games that uses the "Tandy bit".

Still, both Deadline and The Witness impressed me with the way the human characters were handled. Sure, they acted the same way every time you played, but at least they seemed intelligent, unlike the actors in, say, The Hobbit.
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