The top 10 adventure games of all time?

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lazylazyjoe
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Post by lazylazyjoe »

I would love to play Zak : Time and Space, but there's no english subtitles yet, and I don't know German. They say on their site, the translation will have english voice overs too, but I'm sure thats a long way off.
But, for fan games, there's sooo many good ones out there. I listed some of my favorites earlier in the thread, but couldn't list them all. indiegames.com/features is a good place to start. I love free games...
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Post by dooplex »

1.) Maniac Mansion
2.) Day of the Tentacle
3.) Indiana Jones - Fate of Atlantis
4.) Zak McKracken
5.) Waxworks
6.) Sam & Max - Hit the Road
7.) The Chzo Mythos (all games)
8.) Leisure Suit Larry 1
9.) Monkey Island I
10.) Monkey Island III

Technically this is a Top13 :-).

The Chzo Mythos includes 7 Days a Stranger, 5 Days a Skeptic, Trilby's Notes and 6 Days a Sacrifice by Ben "Yatzee" Crosshaw.
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Post by Nikioko »

Nikioko wrote: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.

Sorry, I have to edit because The Book of Unwritten Tales just kicks butt! New list:

1. The Longest Journey
2. The Book of Unwritten Tales
3. Monkey Island 1
4. Broken Sword 1
5. Discworld Noir
6. Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes 2
7. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
8. Perry Rhodan: The Immortals of Terra
9. Grim Fandango
10. Simon the Sorcerer 1
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Post by nifton »

maximus wrote:Full Throttle
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Quest for Glory 3
Space Quest 5
Sam & Max
Monkey Island 2
Beneath a Steel Sky
Blade Runner
LBA

My two cents ... had to leave the numbers out as well
Is blade runner a scumm game? no way! I've got the original on CD-ROM but it scratched beyond repair :(
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Post by maximus »

nifton wrote:
maximus wrote:Full Throttle
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Quest for Glory 3
Space Quest 5
Sam & Max
Monkey Island 2
Beneath a Steel Sky
Blade Runner
LBA

My two cents ... had to leave the numbers out as well
Is blade runner a scumm game? no way! I've got the original on CD-ROM but it scratched beyond repair :(
Naw, Blade Runner was released by Westwood Studios.
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Post by Nikioko »

maximus wrote:
nifton wrote: Is blade runner a scumm game? no way! I've got the original on CD-ROM but it scratched beyond repair :(
Naw, Blade Runner was released by Westwood Studios.
Well, that means nothing. The Kyrandia series is also made by Westwood and therefore no SCUMM game, but running under ScummVM.
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Nikioko wrote:Well, that means nothing. The Kyrandia series is also made by Westwood and therefore no SCUMM game, but running under ScummVM.
I thought the question related to whether or not it was a scumm-engine game (ie. LucasArts), as opposed to being a ScummVM-compatible game :P

Either way, I think Blade Runner would likely be a better candidate for Residual than ScummVM .....
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Post by mglz »

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Quest for Glory I/Hero's Quest (EGA version)
Sam and Max Hit the Road
The Secret of Monkey Island
Grim Fandango
Full Throttle
Day of the Tentacle
Fate of Atlantis
Loom
Strong Bad's Cool Game 4 Attractive People (Season one)
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Post by DamagedWill »

BoyWonda wrote:Wow. I didn't know some people actually prefer Monkey Island 3 over the two originals... What the hey? To each his own I guess :D Long live Ron Gilbert!
I love The Curse of Monkey Island. Mainly because it was the first Monkey Island game I ever played. I still haven't played the first two. But I'm really looking forward to picking up the revamped first one on Xbox Live next week.
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Post by jakayang »

i am not having any top 10
the only adventure games i like are:

1. monkey island 3
2. monkey island 2
3. monkey island 1
4. monkey island 4

i really liked the monkey island games and i am only 18 years:)

cheers

jakayang
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Post by Nikioko »

jakayang wrote:i am not having any top 10
the only adventure games i like are:

1. monkey island 3
2. monkey island 2
3. monkey island 1
4. monkey island 4

i really liked the monkey island games and i am only 18 years:)

cheers

jakayang
Well, you missed out a lot...
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Post by thebigschwag »

In No Paticular Order
01: Toonstruck
02: Normality
03: Discworld Series
04: Leisure Suit Larry 06
05: Leisure Suit Larry 07
06: Syberia Series
07: The Longest Journey
08: Broken Sword Series
09: Runaway Series
10: Full Throttle
I know its more than 10, but some has a continues storry, like Syberia
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Post by goetz »

Classic SCUMM games for me, in no paticular order:

Day of the Tentacle
Maniac Mansion
Loom
Sam & Max
Zak McKrakken
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2 - Le Chuck's Revenge
The Curse of Monkey Island

... and I also like "Grim Fandango" (number #11), although you have to get used to the nasty 3D controls, but the story is marvellous - not to forget about the nice graphics and excellent music.
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Post by George Stobbart »

1.) Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
2.) Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
3.) Full Throttle
4.) The Curse of Monkey Island
5.) Beneath a Steel Sky
6.) Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
7.) The Secret of Monkey Island
8.) I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
9.) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
10.) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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