365 Games To Play Before You Die - #32-35: Adventure Games

365 Games To Play Before You Die


I hope you like adventure games because that's all your getting today.

 
Previous 5 Games

 

#32: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars

Platform(s): PC, Mac, Wii, DS, GBA and PS1
Release: 1996
Developer(s): Revolution Software
Best Quote: George: 'You speak very good English for a French girl.'
                   Nico: 'Thanks. You speak very good English for an American.'
GB Wiki Page

Broken Sword is undoubtedly an adventure gaming masterpiece. It has the most important ingredients for any good adventure game: engaging story and smart puzzles but on top of that it adds superb voice acting and great hand drawn graphics.

You play as likeable American tourist George Stobbart who is having a holiday in Paris. Unfortunately for him his little excursion is interrupted by a bomb attack in a café he was in. This starts Georges journey to find out what happened which leads him through several countries to uncover a deeper secret behind this whole mystery.

What makes Broken Sword better then many other adventure games is that everything is so believable. George seems like a typical American caught up in something much bigger then him and Nico is a Parisian journalist just trying to make ends meet. There adventure is intriguing from the start and you'll want to know what's going on and how things will end, and trust me you'll be satisfied with the end.
 

#33: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Platform(s): PC and Mac
Release: 1993
Developer(s): Sierra Online
Best Quote: 'Talk to the coffee? Even Gabriel isn't that addicted.'
GB Wiki

Another classic. All the good points from above apply to here as well so there isn't much more to say. Voice acting is again great (though Tim Curry's New Orleans accent is a bit over-the-top) and again the settings are all well realised.
 

#34: Full Throttle

Platform(s): PC and Mac
Release: 1995
Developer(s): LucasArts
Best Quote: 'I may lie, and I may steal, and I may rough some people up from time to time. But it's all for a good cause: Self Preservation.'
GB Wiki Page

Being a Tim Schafer game Full Throttle automatically becomes good but the game itself is another reason why he is such a highly regarded developer. Full Throttle is more mature then most other LucasArts' adventure games but it still retain a lot of their (or in this case Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman's) trademark humour.

You play as Ben, the leader of biker gang in a world which is moving towards hovercrafts. The story would be absurd in most other contexts but suits the game perfectly as your quest to clear your gang's name and stop the last motorbike producing company turning into a minivan manufacturer is both hilarious and captivating.
 

#35: Beneath a Steel Sky

Platform(s): PC and Amiga
Release: 1994
Developer(s): Revolution Software
Best Quote: 'See that railing? Take a jump over it Foster!'
GB Wiki Page

Beneath a Steel Sky was created by Revolution Software (the creators of the Broken Sword series) so right away you knew you were going to get a great game. The game really goes a great job of making you understand what Robert Foster (the main character) feels as the opening sequence, which is done as a comic book and drawn by Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame), is immediately gripping.

The cyberpunk dystopian future is a very well created world and the game's dialogue also matches the mood to great effect. The best new is that the game can be downloaded for free off Good Old Games so you can't argue with that price.

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Posted by mracoon

365 Games To Play Before You Die


I hope you like adventure games because that's all your getting today.

 
Previous 5 Games

 

#32: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars

Platform(s): PC, Mac, Wii, DS, GBA and PS1
Release: 1996
Developer(s): Revolution Software
Best Quote: George: 'You speak very good English for a French girl.'
                   Nico: 'Thanks. You speak very good English for an American.'
GB Wiki Page

Broken Sword is undoubtedly an adventure gaming masterpiece. It has the most important ingredients for any good adventure game: engaging story and smart puzzles but on top of that it adds superb voice acting and great hand drawn graphics.

You play as likeable American tourist George Stobbart who is having a holiday in Paris. Unfortunately for him his little excursion is interrupted by a bomb attack in a café he was in. This starts Georges journey to find out what happened which leads him through several countries to uncover a deeper secret behind this whole mystery.

What makes Broken Sword better then many other adventure games is that everything is so believable. George seems like a typical American caught up in something much bigger then him and Nico is a Parisian journalist just trying to make ends meet. There adventure is intriguing from the start and you'll want to know what's going on and how things will end, and trust me you'll be satisfied with the end.
 

#33: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Platform(s): PC and Mac
Release: 1993
Developer(s): Sierra Online
Best Quote: 'Talk to the coffee? Even Gabriel isn't that addicted.'
GB Wiki

Another classic. All the good points from above apply to here as well so there isn't much more to say. Voice acting is again great (though Tim Curry's New Orleans accent is a bit over-the-top) and again the settings are all well realised.
 

#34: Full Throttle

Platform(s): PC and Mac
Release: 1995
Developer(s): LucasArts
Best Quote: 'I may lie, and I may steal, and I may rough some people up from time to time. But it's all for a good cause: Self Preservation.'
GB Wiki Page

Being a Tim Schafer game Full Throttle automatically becomes good but the game itself is another reason why he is such a highly regarded developer. Full Throttle is more mature then most other LucasArts' adventure games but it still retain a lot of their (or in this case Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman's) trademark humour.

You play as Ben, the leader of biker gang in a world which is moving towards hovercrafts. The story would be absurd in most other contexts but suits the game perfectly as your quest to clear your gang's name and stop the last motorbike producing company turning into a minivan manufacturer is both hilarious and captivating.
 

#35: Beneath a Steel Sky

Platform(s): PC and Amiga
Release: 1994
Developer(s): Revolution Software
Best Quote: 'See that railing? Take a jump over it Foster!'
GB Wiki Page

Beneath a Steel Sky was created by Revolution Software (the creators of the Broken Sword series) so right away you knew you were going to get a great game. The game really goes a great job of making you understand what Robert Foster (the main character) feels as the opening sequence, which is done as a comic book and drawn by Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame), is immediately gripping.

The cyberpunk dystopian future is a very well created world and the game's dialogue also matches the mood to great effect. The best new is that the game can be downloaded for free off Good Old Games so you can't argue with that price.

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Posted by Dr_Feelgood38

I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do before I die. I haven't played or even heard of these games. Is there even any way to find them anymore?

Posted by GamerGeek360

I hear so much about Full Throttle but I feel like I'll never play it. Oh well, I'll just play Sam & Max.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Wow, I have not played any of those. And I have heard so much from all of them. I need to get crackin' on these.

Posted by ki11tank

i haven't even played 365 video games yet and im in my 20's..

Posted by Scooper

Alot of people say George Stobart is a 'likeable man' but he really is. He's one of my favourite characters in games. Broken Sword's a fantastic game.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Awesome selections!
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Posted by mracoon
@slacker4life said:
" i haven't even played 365 video games yet and im in my 20's.. "
I just going through games as they come into my head. I'm probably going to come to a point where I won't be able to think of any games let alone those which I would recommend. Until then I'm just going to continue as normal.
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Posted by xyzygy

Someday I'm just gonna go to your profile and look at all these threads you made, for games that I should play. They are seriously awesome.

Posted by Driadon

Man, adventure games are great fun. I have fond fond memories of playing Codename: Iceman back when I was a kid (though I never could do the submarine piloting parts at the time...) That said, these days I rarely have the time to dive into an adventure game. I played Grim Fandango for a good while, but then just ran out of time; the same could be said about Monkey Island: CE...

Posted by Pie

I remember having a fun time with the broken sword games