Top 15 Point & Click Adventure Games (Classic & New)
Some have asked about certain games, most of you have inquired about games I never got the chance to play (Gabriel Knight, Discworld, Toonstruck, etc.) I apologize for not including them, but if I didn’t play it I couldn’t rate it.
A few other games worth saying something about:
– The Dig – Great setting and characters, tough puzzles 6/10
– A Whispered World – Beautiful animation, annoying voices 5/10
– Deponia – Beautiful Animation, again, annoying voices, terrible characters 5.5/10
– Full Throttle – Classic Lucas, but much too short 6.5/10
– Hugo’s Trilogy – Classic but unforgiving, esp. in the wake of Lucas’ games 4/10
– King Quest games – Great animation (for the time), unforgiving puzzles 5.5/10
– Yesterday – Creepy and satisfying, over before I knew it – 7/10
– Tales of Monkey Island – Crafty, but not as classy – 5.5/10
I take a gander at my top 15 favorite video game adventures on the computer.
Some of the most popular and respected games of our time are the classic adventure games of the 90’s. Companies likes Sierra and Lucas Arts were the pioneers to develop point and click games like Monkey Island and King’s Quest. Other companies took notice and turned the adventure genre into the most profitable for the pc. However, the advent of the next gen consoles saw a great decrease in adventure games, and a gradual recession occurred. Recently, however, German publishers have helped bring back the genre. Daedilic Entertainment, Wadjet Eye Games, and Tell Tale (along with Double Fine) have helped usher in a “second coming” of classic computer adventure games. This list commemorates point and click games both new and old. I hope you enjoy this list.
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