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The 25 Best Adventure Games Ever Made

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Postscript

So, what have we learned?

We now know that if you weren’t playing games in 1993, you’ve been doing life all wrong. Either be born earlier, or sort your priorities. We’ve learned that adventure games aren’t the minor niche the games press has so often, so lazily painted them into. They form a core of some of the best games of all time. We’ve also learned that if you like Myst, you’re wrong.

Remember, your favourite adventure not getting mentioned isn’t a slight. This is the best 25 out of hundreds of the things. If you believe a game is egregiously missing, leaving a comment like, “Where’s Zork: Grand Inquisitor?” isn’t helpful to anyone. Writing a short piece on why Zork: Grand Inquisitor is a brilliant adventure game is helpful to everyone.

The Complete List

1. Day Of The Tentacle
2. The Longest Journey
3. Sam & Max: Hit The Road
4. Indiana Jones & The Fate Of Atlantis
5. Grim Fandango
6. Toonstruck
7. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
8. Space Quest IV
9. Time Gentlemen Please
10. The Dig
11. Kentucky Route Zero
12. Full Throttle
13. Machinarium
14. To The Moon
15. Broken Sword
16. Fahrenheit
17. Gabriel Knight
18. The Blackwell Series
19. The Walking Dead
20. Discworld Noir
21. Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People
22. Spycraft: The Great Game
23. The Pandora Detective
24. Police Quest III
25. Dragonsphere

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