Where No Mento Has Pointed And Clicked Before

Just a list of adventure games I've yet to beat, since I've been getting into them again of late. Some of these are real bangers too, so I feel kinda bad about not playing them. Hey, why bother making a list if it won't make you feel bad about yourself?

On a serious note, I'd like to thank Kurt Kalata of Hardcore Gaming 101 for the amount of work he's put into tracking down adventure games and critiquing them, both on his site and in his book which I fully intend to purchase at some point. I wouldn't have even heard of a great many of the games on this list if it weren't for that fellow.

While I'm filling space, here are some games I've seen in an LP and have no desire to ever play them personally: Phantasmagoria (1 and 2), Scratches, Bad Day On The Midway, Bad Mojo, D (& D2), Dark Seed (1 and 2), Shadow of the Comet & Prisoner of Ice, Ripper and Rise of the Dragon.

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4 Comments
Posted by Doppelgamer

Those are some excellent games. I have to admit that I still need to play a few of those. (I've had a copy of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis for 15+ years too...) We'd best get to it!

Edited by Brackynews

Ignoring Fate of Atlantis is a tenfold error. :)

Posted by Slag

Longest Journey and Dreamfall are fantastic, get to those ASAP!

Posted by BBAlpert

Fantastic list. I've played a few of those games and I can tell you that The Dark Eye is cool to watch (especially the Cask of Amontillado section), but really not all that fun to play. Plus it's a bitch to get installed, as is the case with a lot of the old Quicktime-based adventure games. It's also not super long, so you'd probably be better off watching the sequences on YouTube or something.

Toonstruck is another game that took some finesse to get running, but it's actually surprisingly good. It's got some startlingly clever writing and a fascinating overall quest structure/premise that I've never seen before or since. The basic idea is that a bad guy made an evil machine with 12 or 13(?) components. You need to build a machine to cancel out the effect of the bad machine, but you only have the evil blueprints. So you need to find the "equal and opposite" of each component, usually through several layers of idiom and homonym (so where the bad guy put a rock in his machine, you solve some puzzles at a bakery to get a freshly baked roll to put in yours). If at all possible to acquire, I'd highly recommend this game.