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#731798 - 06/11/11 05:37 PM 2011 List!
flotsam Offline
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Here we go for 2011 smile
For regulars to the annual List, review the rules and have at it. Remember to list alphabetically - it makes it so much easier to count.
For newbies or those like me who forget things, this thread is about answering the question "I want to play adventure games, what would you recommend".
Playability is the key. For that reason, you might not include something that is notoriously difficult to get to run, or which has clunky graphics by today's standard, or has no sound apart from a tinny midi soundtrack. You might not recommend a game that rocked your world but nobody elses. You might not recommend every episode of Nancy Drew because really, they are all the same and one is plenty grin
Or you might. Many old games can be got to run and sites like GOG make them newly accessible, who said you need flashy graphics to tell a good story, and perhaps too many Nancy games is actually never enough.
The point is its up to you - if you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, you can put it on your list.
So long of course as its an adventure game. And we all know what they are. Dead Space isn't one, however beautifully scripted you think it might be, but Myst is.

There are some rules though:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible and votes for them will not be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Syberia
Syberia 2
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inqusitor

(Hall of Fame games have been “retired” on the basis that they always did well, and we no longer needed to list them to know they were worth playing. It means you can spread your choices more widely, and we will list the Hall of Fame games alongside this years results when finished).

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take 5 seperate recommendations, one for each game.
4. The following episodic adventures will be counted as one game - Sam & Max Season 1, Sam & Max Season 2, Sam and Max - The Devils Playground, Wallace & Grommit, Strong Bad, Casebook, AGON, Tales of Monkey Island, Enter the Story, Back to the Future, City of Secrets, Adams Venture and Dream Machine (and any others I missed!!)
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only please (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Lost Crown would be under "L" for Lost)

The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, and I will post updates as we go. Also, avoid editiing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.
So who wants to go first?
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#731799 - 06/11/11 05:48 PM Re: This years List! [Re: flotsam]
Rushes Offline
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I will, unless someone beats me to it. laugh Thanks, flotsam!

80 Days
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Black Mirror II
Culpa Innata
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Dreamfall
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Return to Mysterious Island
Safecracker 2006
Scratches
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secrets of Da Vinci
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis)
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Still Life
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#731801 - 06/11/11 05:51 PM Re: This years List! [Re: Rushes]
LadyCav Offline
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Registered: 07/08/10
Posts: 352
Loc: Texas
I always look forward to "THE LIST"!! Thank you for all the hard work you put into this yearly endeavor!

Here's my list:

1. Atlantis 2
2. Atlantis 3
3. Aura 1: Fate of the Ages
4. Aura 2: The Sacred Rings
5. Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok
6. Barrow Hill
7. Black Mirror 2
8. Black Mirror 3
9. Dark Fall: Lights Out
10. Dark Fall: Lost Souls
11. Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon
12. Dracula Origin
13. Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
14. Last Half of Darkness: Serpent Moon
15. Lost Crown (The)
16. Machinarium
17. Secret Files: Puritas Cordis
18. Secret Files: Tunguska
19. Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsene Lupin
20. Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

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#731803 - 06/11/11 05:57 PM Re: This years List! [Re: Rushes]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 2904
Loc: Rivellon
Oh, boy! Here we go! And thanks from me, too, flotsam!

Black Mirror II
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Lost Horizon
Silver Lining
Tale of a Hero
Valhalla Classics 5: The Servant's Hall
Valhalla Classics 6: The Dungeons

Gil.
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#731813 - 06/11/11 06:18 PM Re: This years List! [Re: traveler]
Chief Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 10387
Loc: Québec
and in alphabetical order:

Black Mirror 3
Broken Sword 3: Sleeping Dragon
Dark Fall-Lights Out
Dark Fall-Lost Souls
Dreamfall-Longest Journey
Gray Matter
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Lost Crown
Myst 3 Exile
Nibiru
Rhiannon
Schizm-Mysterious Journey
Scratches
Sentinels Descendants in Time
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Still Life
Still Life 2
Uru
Yoomurjak's Ring


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#731815 - 06/11/11 06:23 PM Re: This years List! [Re: flotsam]
Susie07 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/03
Posts: 3606
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi, flotsam!

Since I want to get the rest of the Gabriel Knight games and Tex Murphy into the "Hall of Fame", here is my list:

1. GK: Sins of the Father
2. GK: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
3. Jack the Ripper
4. NiBuRu
5. Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
6. Shivers
7. Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
8. Still Life
9. Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
10. Tex Murphy: Overseer
11. Tex Murphy: UAKM

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#731831 - 06/11/11 07:52 PM Re: This years List! [Re: Susie07]
venus Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5226
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
thanks flotsam! Excited to be able to do this again! happydance This particular list actually changed a bit for me since I played a lot of good games this year. There were even more I wanted to include, but there just wasn't room. thumbsup

Here they are alphabetically:

1. Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express
2. Culpa Innata
3. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
4. Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
5. Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers
6. Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
7. Goin' Downtown
8. Gray Matter
9. King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
10. King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
11. Lost Crown, The
12. Lost Horizon
13. Moment of Silence, The
14. Overclocked
15. Runaway: A Road Adventure
16. Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle
17. Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
18. Silver Lining, The
19. So Blonde
20. Still Life

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#731876 - 06/11/11 10:06 PM Re: This years List! [Re: venus]
Space Quest Fan Offline
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Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9073
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Here is my list which is pretty much the same as last year except for the pork chop I threw flotsam for doing the list. grin


Ankh 1 Reverse the Curse
Broken Sword 1 Circle of Blood
Broken Sword 2 Smoking Mirror
Dig The
Discworld 1
Discworld 2 Mortality Bytes
Dreamfall The Longest Journey
Gilbert Goodmate
ISABELLE
Legend of Kyrandia 1 Fables and Fiends
Maniac Mansion Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island 1 The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2 LeChuck's Revenge
Monkey Island 3 The Curse of Monkey Island
Runaway 1 A Road Adventure
Secret Files 1 Tunguska
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2 The lion, the wizard, and the wardrobe.
Tony Tough 1 Night of the Roasted Moths
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.
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#731892 - 06/12/11 12:14 AM Re: This years List! [Re: Space Quest Fan]
kazzmo Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1852
Loc: Yukon, Oklahoma
Okay, think I am ready:

1. Alter Ego
2. Amnesia
3. Art of Murder: Card of Destiny
4. Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok
5. Barrow Hill
6. Dark Eye
7. Dracula Resurrection
8. Dracula the Last Sanctury
9. Gray Matter-playing now-great game
10. Jack the Ripper
11. Lost Crown, The
12. Memento Mori
13. Lost Horizon
14. Overclocked
15. Post Mortem
16. Rhiannon
17. Scratches
18. Secret Files: Tunguska
19. Secrets of Atlantis, The
20. Still Life 2
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#731897 - 06/12/11 01:43 AM Re: This years List! [Re: kazzmo]
Starcom Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 424
Loc: Ottawa
This is my first time, so I hope I got this right:

1.ART OF MURDER F.B.I. CONFIDENTAL
2.ART OF MURDER HUNT FOR THE PUPPETEER
3.ART OF MURDER CARDS OF DESTINY
4.BLACK MIRROR 1
5.BLACK MIRROR 2
6.CHRONICLES OF MYSTERY: THE SCORPIO RITUAL
7.CHRONICLES OF MYSTERY THE TREE OF LIFE
8.CSI 4 HARD EVIDENCE
9.CSI 5 DEADLY INTENT
10.CSI 6 FATAL CONSPIRACY
11.CULPA INNATA
12.15 DAYS
13.LAST HALF OF DARKNESS SHADOWS OF SERVANTS
14.LAST HALF OF DARKNESS BEYOND THE SPIRITS EYE
15.LONGEST JOURNEY 1
16.LOST CROWN
17.NIBIRU
18.SECRET FILES 2 PURITAS CORDIS
19.STILL LIFE 1
20.STILL LIFE 2

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#731904 - 06/12/11 04:02 AM Re: This years List! [Re: Starcom]
smulan Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 132
More adventuregamers really should discover the Nintendo DS besides the good old PC. There are many adventuregames for DS nowadays, some of them excellent. Well, now I've made my statement and here's the list, both PC and DS naturally:

Aura: Fate of the Ages
Blackwell Unbound
Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall
Flower, Sun and Rain
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gemini Rue
Last Window, The Secret of Cape West
Loom
(The) Lost Crown
Machinarium
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
Portal
Rhem 4
(The) Secret of Monkey Island
(The) Shivah
Uru


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#731920 - 06/12/11 06:40 AM Re: This years List! [Re: Starcom]
Karsten Offline
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Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 1432
Loc: Denmark, Europe
Thanks Flotsam smile

Here's my list

Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny
Black Mirror 3
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Chronicles of Mystery: Tree of Life
Dracula: Origin
Dreamfall - The Longest Journey
Kings Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella
Kings Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Nikopol
Overclocked
Rhiannon
Runaway 1
Portal
Secret Files: Tunguska
Sinking Island
Still Life
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper


That's twenty good and playable adventure game -And thanks again, flotsam, for making this list smile
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#731944 - 06/12/11 08:57 AM Re: This years List! [Re: Karsten]
oldman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3340
Loc: Lost in the Arizona Desert
Here's my list. I only listed one of a series in order to include all the games I want.

15 Days
Alter Ego
Art of Murder
Black Mirror II
Broken Sword 1
Chronicles of Mystery
Gabriel Knight 1
Grey Matter
Kings Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia Hand of Fate
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Niburu
Runaway
Secret Files
Shadow of the Comet (Old game but well worth the time if you can get it to play)
Silvr Lining
So Blond
Still Life
Tex Murphy Under a Killing Moon

You may have noticed that I like 3d person games. lol happydance laugh
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#731988 - 06/12/11 01:39 PM Re: This years List! [Re: oldman]
colpet Online   content
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1798
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Alida
Amber Journey Beyond
Beyond Atlantis
Black Dahlia
Faust Seven Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight Blood of the Sacred
Machinarium
Morpheus
Myst Exile
Neverhood
Obsidian
Outcry
Riddle of the Sphinx
Reah
Rhem
Rhem 3
Rhem 4
Shivers
Schizm
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
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#731996 - 06/12/11 02:37 PM Re: This years List! [Re: oldman]
katbear50 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 3352
Loc: southwest Louisiana, USA
1. A Vampyre Story
2. Al Emmo & The Lost Dutchman's Mine
3. Ceville
4. Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
5. Emerald City Confidential
6. Gray Matter
7. Jack Keene
8. Keepsake
9. Moment of Silence
10. Murder in the Abbey
11. Perry Rhodan: The Immortals of Terra
12. Rhiannon
13. Secret Files: Tunguska
14. Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis (Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin)
15. Sinking Island
16. So Blonde
17. Still Life
18. The Lost Crown
19. The Whispered World
20. Undercover Operation : Wintersun
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