Year: 2010

Machinarium

There are few game so gorgeously understated as Machinarium, a gorgeous little adventure game by Amanita Design, a small team of

Simon the Sorcerer: Who’d Even Want Contact?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Simon the Sorcerer

In the fifth Simon game, the Magic World has been invaded by a group of aliens called Nihonians, not only stirring up

Pandora Directive, The

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

Two years after the release of Under a Killing Moon, which proved to be a critical and financial success, Access released

Rusty

The PC98 and other Japanese home computers are known for having obscure rarities available nowhere else, and Rusty by C-Lab

Dragon Buster

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster is a bit of an obscure classic. Much like another similarly themed Namco title from the era, Tower of Druaga,

Under a Killing Moon

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

Tex Murphy disappeared from the gaming world for three years, only to resurface unexpectedly at the end in 1994 in Under

Martian Memorandum

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

A few years after the events of Mean Streets, Tex is once again contracted to find a missing person. This time,

Mean Streets

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

Back in the ’90s, Access Software was largely known for its popular Links series of golf games. But their other big entries

Vasara

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Vasara

The Vasara games are two fairly unique manic shooters. They’re set in medieval Japan, but feature giant flying robots, much like Compile’s M.U.S.H.A. and Robo Aleste.

Policenauts

For the longest time, Policenauts was considered Hideo Kojima’s lost masterpiece. Although initially released in 1994 for the Japanese PC-9821 home computer,

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Indiana Jones Point and Click

LucasArts continued to develop awesome graphic adventures after The Last Crusade was declared a hit film and game. In 1990, after the modest success

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Indiana Jones Point and Click

Indiana Jones is a name that you are required to know unless you studied abroad on Mars for the past

Déjà Vu

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series ICOM MacVentures

You are waking from a stupor that feels like a chronic hangover after a week in Vegas. There is a

Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Secret Files

It’s two years after Secret Files: Tunguska. Nina’s relationship with Max has ended as abruptly as it started, and now the

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Ys

This is an odd one – Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki is like the Super Smash Bros. of Falcom. It’s a multiplayer fighting game

Gateway II: Homeworld

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gateway

Upon starting up Gateway II, you’re presented with an extravagant little animation of the word “CD-ROM”. Don’t be too alarmed, though

Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, The Wizard and the Wardrobe

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Simon the Sorcerer

Simon the Sorcerer II opens up with a young boy named Runt, who wants nothing more than to become an evil

Gateway

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Gateway

Gateway is rather distinguished in Legend Entertainment’s adventure game lineup. It’s the first game Legend released that was based on a

Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Runaway

Runaway found enough success that Pendulo released a follow-up about five years later, subtitled The Dream of the Turtle. This

Runaway: A Road Adventure

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Runaway

Runaway, a trilogy of adventure games developed by Spanish developer Pendulo Studios (who made Igor: Objective Uikokahonia and Hollywood Monsters,

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