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#94388 - 06/01/01 03:50 PM 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Here tis - game recommendation time.
The purpose of this thread is to compile a list of recommended games that those of us who haven’t played every adventure game can use to help determine what to play next. I first came to Gameboomers to get information on what games were out there and which of them were worth playing, and it is still a popular topic on the discussion board. Hopefully this list will help provide that information, based on the collective wisdom of us all.
It is not strictly a favourites list, although most of your recommendations will be your favourite games. The critical thing is whether you would recommend it to someone who asked “please give me a list of good adventure games to play”.
Tastes differ, so the list will cover all types of adventure games. The final list will be linked to reviews, so that someone who knows they like Tex Murphy can use the reviews to find similar games from the list. It will also be linked to a walkthru.
I will do a numerical list and an alphabetical list like last year, and with help from the Mac-ers it will indicate which games can be played on their tangerine machines.
The list is for adventure games, and without getting into definitions I think we know one when we see one.
Rules are simple:

1. You can recommend a maximum 15 games (you can of course recommend less)
2. You cannot recommend a series with a single recommendation (if you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, you will need to list them separately).
3. Myst and RealMyst will be treated as being the same game.

We will keep the thread open for 3 weeks, and I will provide intermittent updates.
So without further ado, here is my list:

Riven
The Longest Journey
GK2; The Beast Within
Myst III: Exile
Morpheus
Byzantine
Zork Nemesis
Faust
Ring
Dracula; The Last Sanctuary
Outcast
The Neverhood
Black Dahlia
The Dark Eye
Blackstone Chronicles

Have fun

flotsam


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#94389 - 06/01/01 04:56 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Riven (Win & Mac)
Riddle of The Sphinx (Win & Mac)
Myst III Exile (Win & Mac)
Shivers (Win & Mac)
Beyond Atlantis (Mac coming soon)
Zork Nemesis (Win & Mac)
Morpheus (Win & Mac)
Obsidian (Win & Mac)
Timelapse (Win & Mac)
Amber: Journeys Beyond (Win & Mac)
The Castle (Mac Only)
Lighthouse (Win & Mac)
Gabriel Knight: The Best Within
Amerzone
Faust

Hmmmm.....do you see a pattern there?...

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#94390 - 06/01/01 05:12 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Well, I'm gonna assume that there's no age limit, so here it is:

Atlantis: The Lost Tales
Exile
Indiana Jones and the Fates of Atlantis
Jewels of the Oracle
Lighthouse
Monkey Island: Revenge of LeChuck (I think)
realMyst
Return to Zork
Riven
SPQR
Timelapse
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork Nemesis
Zork Zero (the text game)

These are practically most of the adventure games I have anyways... oh well! Enjoy!

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#94391 - 06/01/01 05:15 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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I just love this idea....my list is:

Tex Murphy: Pandora's Directive
Tex Murphy: Under the Killing Moon
Riven
Gabriel Knight:Sins of the Father
Shivers I
Shivers II
Faust
Myst
Amber
Discworld Noir
Gabriel Knight III
Blackstone Chronicles
Black Dahlia
Atlantis Two
King's Quest VI:Heir today,Gone Tomorrow

Happy Gamer

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#94392 - 06/01/01 05:50 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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I would highly reccomend thefollowing:
Tex Murphy "Under A Killing Moon"
Tex Murphy "Overseer"
Tex Murphy "Pandora Directive"
Gabriel Knight "Sins Of The Fathers"
The Longest Journey
Amber Journey's Beyond
Secrets Of The Luxor
Myst
Disc World Noir
Black Delhia
Last Express
Dracula Unleashed
I guess you can see that I am sort of partial to Ole Tex
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#94393 - 06/01/01 05:51 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Here it goes

Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Obsidian
The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Morpheus
Dracula: Ressurection
Timelapse
Blackstone Chronicles
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Sanitarium
Blade Runner
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Zork Nemesis
Discworld 2: Missing presumed...?

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#94394 - 06/01/01 06:07 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Adventure game recommendations in no particular order:

Rama
Cydonia/Lighbringer
Atlantis II/Beyond Atlantis
Bad Mojo
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Arrival
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Gabriel KnightII: The Beast Within
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
The Longest Journey
The Neverhood
Riven

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#94395 - 06/01/01 06:15 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Herndon, VA
Well.....I can't recommend Myst III since I haven't had a chance to play it yet. Here are my recommendations:

Beyond Atlantis
Shivers
Shivers II
Myst
Riven
King's Quest Six
Blackstone Chronicles
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
The New Adventures of the Time Machine

That's basically it for me!

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#94396 - 06/01/01 06:30 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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My recommendations old and newer are:

1) The Longest Journey
2) Day of the Tentacle
3) Myst/Real Myst
4) Curse of Monkey Island
5) Rama
6) Timelapse
7) Ripley's Believe It Or Not: The Riddle of Master Lu
8) Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
9) The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery
10) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
11) Zork: Grand Inquisitor
12) Zork: Nemesis
13) Obsidian
14) Toonstruck
15) Grim Fandango

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#94397 - 06/01/01 06:32 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
I had alot of problems trying to narrow my list to 15 games so I decided to not list older games that don't meet todays graphic standards. In case anybody out there is into older classic games I would suggest Space Quest 1 The Sarien Encounter,SQ2 Vohauls Revenge,SQ3 Pirates of Pestulon,Kings Quest 2 Romancing the Throne,KQ4 Perils of Rosella,and Zac McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders. I also want to mention the games that couldn't make my top 15 but deserve mention SQ4 Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers,Dracula The Last Sanctuary,Sanitarium,Grim Fandango,Riddle of Master Lu,and The Dig. Well here are my selections:
1.Secret of Monkey Island
2.Monkey Island 2 LeChucks Revenge
3.Curse of Monkey Island
4.Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
5.Discworld
6.Discworld 2 Mortality Bytes
7.Simon the Sorcerer
8.Simon the Sorcerer 2 The Lion,The Wizard,and the Wardrobe
9.The Longest Journey
10.Kings Quest 7 The Princeless Bride
11.Maniac Mansion 2 Day of the Tentacle
12.Broken Sword Circle of Blood
13.Legend of Kyrandia Book 1
14.Fable
15.Space Quest 5 The Next Mutation

I also wanted to point out that alot of these great games are available from the online game stores for under $10.

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#94398 - 06/01/01 06:34 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Rowan Offline
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
Here's my list of recommendations in any order:

1) Myst 1
2) Myst 2: Riven
3) Myst 3: Exile
4) Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
5) Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
6) Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred/Blood of the Damned
7) Phantasmagoria
8) Shivers 1
9) Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
10) Lighthouse
11) Dracula 1: Resurrection
12) Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary
13) The Longest Journey
14) Return to Zork
15) The 7th Guest

As you can see, if I like one, I like the whole series.

Row

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#94399 - 06/01/01 06:40 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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The Longest Journey
Bladerunner
Grim Fandango
King's Quest: Heir Today Gone Tomorrow
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood
Discworld
Amerzone
Curse of Monkey Island
Amber: Journey Beyond
Simon the Sorcerer

That's it for me - I haven't played that many games and these have been my favorites so far.

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#94400 - 06/01/01 06:54 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Waterford, PA
Ok, here goes:

Gabriel Knight II
Tex Murphy - Pandora Directive
Black Dahlia
Morpheus
Faust
Zork Nemesis
Dracula Resurrection
Tex Murphy - Overseer
Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon
The Longest Journey
Broken Sword I
Shivers I
Myst
Riven
Timelapse

Is that 15, I hope!

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#94401 - 06/01/01 07:00 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
vik Offline
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Registered: 03/05/00
Posts: 337
Loc: Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
Here we go in no particular order...

Grim Fandango
Curse of Monkey Island
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 3 - Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Sanitarium
Nightlong
Discworld 2 - Mortality Bytes
Dracula Resurrection
Phantasmagoria
Myst
The Longest Journey
Amerzone
Faust
Day of the Tentacle
Traitor's Gate

Can't do Myst III since I haven't played it yet. Same with Dracula - Last Sanctuary.

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#94402 - 06/01/01 07:08 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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The Longest Journey
Obsidian
Myst III:Exile
Feeble Files
Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island II:LeChuck's Revenge
Curse of Monkey Island
Zork Nemesis
Lighthouse:The Dark Being
The Dig
Nightlong
Rent A Hero
Discworld
Bad Mojo
Timelapse
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#94403 - 06/01/01 07:09 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
kat165 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 1737
Loc: Northern New Jersey, USA
In no particular order:

Grim Fandango
GK1 - Sins of the Fathers
GK2 - The Beast Within
Black Dahlia
Broken Sword 1 - Circle of Blood
Broken Sword 2 - Smoking Mirror
Amber, Journeys Beyond
Dust
Myst
Riven
Morpheus
Faust, Seven Games of the Soul
Morpheus
Titanic, Adventure in Time
Dark Seed

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#94404 - 06/01/01 07:14 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 02/19/01
Posts: 904
Loc: Ardsley, NY, USA
No particular order as it would be hard with some of these to rate one above the other.

Black Dahlia
Sanitarium
Tex murphy Pandora Directive
Under a Killing Moon
Overseer

Gabriel Knight: Beast Within
Sins of the Father

Zork: Return to Zork
Nemesis
Grand Inquisitor

Phantasmagoria and Phantas. 2 Puzzle of the Flesh.
Ripper
Noctropolis ( might be really hard to find and straight DOS game but worth the attempt, really good)

Blackstone Chronicles

So far Faust and both Broken Sword games (Circle of Blood and Smoking Mirror)look really good but as I haven't finished them I'm hesitant to add to list.


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#94405 - 06/01/01 10:54 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Central Pennsylvania
OK, here's my list of 15. This is fun, to think back over one's whole gaming experience. These are in approximate order of merit. But I've only played about 50 games so there are definitely gaps in my knowledge!

Curse of Monkey Island
Escape from Monkey Island
Day of the Tentacle
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Grim Fandango
Riven
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword: The Other One (forgot thename!)
Traitor's Gate
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion
Beyond Atlantis
Pandora's Box
Myst

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#94406 - 06/01/01 11:19 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Josie Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2949
Loc: Arkansas
Here Goes my list in no order.

1) Amber Journey's Beyound
2) GK 1: Sin's Of The Father
3) GK 2: The Beast Within
4) Dracula The Last Sanctuary
5) Blackstone Chronicles
6) Sanitaium
7) Black Dahlia
8) The Forgotten
9) Phantasmagoria
10) Phantasmagoria 2 A Puzzle Of Flesh
11) Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
12) Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
13) Tex Murphy: Overseer
14)Realms of the Haunting
15)

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#94407 - 06/02/01 12:04 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
ewis Offline
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Registered: 04/14/00
Posts: 52
Loc: Singapore
My list in alphabetical order:

Amber: Journey Beyond
Atlantis II
Broken Sword II: Smoking Mirror
Escape from Monkey Island
Morpheus
Neverhood
Physicus
Rama
Reah
Riddle of the Sphinx
Riven
Shivers I
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork: The Grand Inquisitor

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#94408 - 06/02/01 09:32 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Jen in Chgo Offline
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Registered: 06/24/00
Posts: 3171
Loc: an Illinois cornfield
My 15 must plays (no order):

1. Shivers
2. Shivers 2
3. Cydonia (Lightbringer)
4. Morpheus
5. Faust
6. The Neverhood
7. The Longest Journey
8. Riddle of the Sphinx
9. Grim Fandango
10. Gabriel Knight - Beast Within
11. Tex Murphy - Under A Killing Moon
12. Tex Murphy - Pandora Directive
13. Cassandra Galleries (deserves mention)
14. Dracula Last Santuary
15. Sanitarium

I haven't played many of the more recent games so those aren't on my list but I'm sure will be when I can get them!
Of course I have about 20 more games to add but we all have to show self control now & then
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#94409 - 06/02/01 10:37 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
rainbowlady Offline
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Registered: 02/03/01
Posts: 2347
Loc: Arkansas - U>S>
here is the list of ones i've played and really enjoyed.
1. longest journey
2. gabirel knight 1
3. gabriel kinght 3
4. sanitarium
5. king's quest 6
6. gabriel knight 2
7. nightlong
8. blackstone chronicles
9. king's quest 7
10. silver (i am playing it now)
11. king's quest 5
12. simon the sorcerer 1
13. simon the sorcerer 2
14. pajama sam - all of them
15. spy fox

okay... guilty... i enjoyed playing my daughter's games too. heck, who do you think taught her how to play them! lol

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#94410 - 06/02/01 11:37 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Betty Lou Offline
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Registered: 07/29/00
Posts: 11334
Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
I like the idea of listing them in alphabetical order as it is too hard to decide the order of preference, so here goes:
(1) Amerzone
(2) The Arrival
(3) Beyond Atlantis
(4) Byzantine
(5) Cassandra Galleries
(6) Dark Side Of The Moon
(7) The Forgotten..It Begins
(8) Frankenstein Through The Eyes Of A Monster
(9) The Longest Journey
(10) The Messenger
(11) Myst
(12) Rama
(13) Riddle of the Sphinx
(14) Riven
(15) The Sacred Amulet
Love,Betty Lou

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#94411 - 06/02/01 02:42 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
joanieS Offline
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Loc: Piney Woods of East Texas
If it were the best 22, this would be easy. Hmmm, how to cut 6 out? I guess I cheated a little here.

Timelapse
The Dig
Kings Quest VI
Kings Quest VII
Zork the Grand Inquisitor
Amber,Journeys Beyond
Myst
Riddle of the Sphynix
Twinsen's Oddysey
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Longest Journey
Any one Tex Murphy
Obsidian
Shivers
Thief 2, The Metal Age

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#94412 - 06/02/01 03:23 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
ricomon Offline
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Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 148
Loc: Motala, Sweden
This is the votes from the Swedish Jury:

1) Pandora Directive
2) Overseer
3) Under a killing moon
4) (still to come)
5) ?
6) Shivers
7) The 7th Guest
8) Harvest of souls
9) The 11th Hour

And that

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#94413 - 06/02/01 07:41 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
burpee Offline
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Registered: 12/14/00
Posts: 4516
Loc: North aurora IL
I haven't played alot of the games listed, so this is not a comparison list, just games that I did play and did like.

1) The Longest Journey
2) Amerzone
3) Dracula Ressurection
4) The Curse of Monkey Island
5) Grim Fandango
6) Xiama
7) Faust (Seven games of the Soul)
8) Shivers
9) Lighthouse
10) Indiana Jones: Infernal Machine
11) Pandora's Box
12) The Dig
13) Dark Earth (adventure/action)
14) Prince of Persia 3D (adventure/action)
15) Broken Sword 2

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#94414 - 06/02/01 08:52 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
colpet Offline
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Registered: 01/07/01
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Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
- The Longest Journey
- Zork Grand Inquisitor
- Beyond Atlantis
- Real Myst
- Riddle of the Sphinx
- The Messenger
- Stupid Invaders

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#94415 - 06/02/01 09:10 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7407
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
Boy oh boy, this was really tough for me. I did find out just how many, many games I have started and never finished, so my list isn't very much diff from last year. If that's due to not completing the games, or all the games I DID finish couldn't measure up to the oldies, uuummm ?????????

Journeyman 3-Legacy of Time
TimeLapse
Zork Nemesis
Riven
Myst
DiscWorld
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Sanitarium
Zork - Grand Inquisitor
Atlantis 1 - Lost Tales
Legend of Kyrandia 2
Shivers
Faust
Ring

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#94416 - 06/03/01 03:12 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3530
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi there,
Over 100 games mentioned already, with almost 30 of them not being on last years list. Some of those are obviously new releases, but "non-new" ones include Rent a Hero, Fable, Secrets of the Luxor, Noctropolis, Dark Seed and Twinsens Odyssey.
Most recommended so far is The Longest Journey, with Myst, Riven and GK2 close behind.
I am away with work this week so will post the next up-date next weekend.

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#94417 - 06/03/01 04:50 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Arwen Offline
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Registered: 02/27/01
Posts: 1693
Loc: Des Plaines, Illinois
Dracula Resurrection
Dracula The Last Sanctuary
GK1
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#94418 - 06/03/01 11:57 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Gandalf Offline
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Registered: 06/03/01
Posts: 89
These are in my opinion the best games ever.

The Longest Journey
Discworld
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Sanitarium
Kings Quest 2
Gabriel Knight 2
Legend of Kyrandia 1
Malcoms Revenge Kyrandia 3
Simon the Sorcerer
Discworld 2
Kings Quest 7
Space Quest 1
Space Quest 2




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#94419 - 06/03/01 12:20 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
vermin Offline
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Registered: 05/31/99
Posts: 761
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Not sorted in any order:

Grim Fandango
Sanitarium
Circle of Blood
The Dark Eye
Faust
The Longest Journey
Feeble Files
Crusaders
Myst 3: Exile
Dracula: Resurrection
Gabriel Knight 3
Journeyman 3
The Quivering
Stupid Invaders
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#94420 - 06/03/01 04:14 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
MooeyG Offline
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Registered: 09/21/99
Posts: 425
Loc: Gilbert, AZ USA
Not necessarily in order of preference (the rules did not say that...)

1. Timelapse
2. Amber: Journeys Beyond
3. Byzantine
4. Myst
5. Faust
6. Sanitarium
7. Black Dahlia
8. Lighthouse
9. Grim Fandango
10. Ring
11. Riven
12. Circle of Blood
13. Celtica
14. Obsidian
15. Shivers

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#94421 - 06/03/01 10:03 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10312
Gawd this is hard... I simplified the series dilemma by picking IMHO the best of the bunch - figuring if you play one - you'll seek out the rest (I did)

Sigh _ I hate limits

In no order of preference

1. GK2 - The Beast Within
2. Atlantis 2
3. Journeyman 3
4. The Dig
5. Curse of Monkey Island
6. The Longest Journey
7. Grim Fandango
8. S. Holmes: The Case of The Rose Tattoo
9. Black Dahlia
10. Pandora Directive
11. Zork Grand Inquisitor
12. Circle of Blood/ BS 1
13. Outcast
14. Spycraft (great realism game)
15. Exile (what was I thinking of - I left this off)




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#94422 - 06/04/01 02:28 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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I haven't (yet) played 15 games I'd recommend, maybe next year? I do have some of your recommendations on my shelves Anyway, here's my list in alphabetical order:

Day of the Tentacle
Myst
Obsidian (haven't finished playing yet but I'll still recommend it)
Riven
Simon the Sorcerer
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork Nemesis

Wouldn't it be interesting to make a list with all the games we'd never ever recommend to our worst enemys?

Pernilla

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#94423 - 06/04/01 07:16 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi!
Here is my list!I even tried to make a good order with the best first IMHO.
1.Riven
2.Black Dahlia
3.Myst
4.Gabriel Knight 2
5.Atlantis 2, Beyond Atlantis
6.Gabriel Knight 3
7.Gabriel Knight 1
8.The Longest Journey
9.Byzantine
10.Broken Sword 2
11.Broken Sword 1
12.Grim Fandango
13.Amerzone
14.Faust
15.Ring

Just now I am playing two great games Myst3Exile and Under a Killing Moon.They will both have their places high up on the list after I have finished them. But where?
This is difficult!!!
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#94424 - 06/04/01 10:32 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Here's my list (it was a difficult thing to do, since I had to let off some great games...)

THE DIG
INDIANA JONES IV
BROKEN SWORD (a.k.a. Circle of Blood)
PRISONER OF ICE
Tex Murphy: UNDER A KILLING MOON
AMAZON QUEEN
BLADE RUNNER
NIGHTLONG
BROKEN SWORD II
MISSION CRITICAL
RINGWORLD
ARK OF TIME
Tex Murphy: OVERSEER
Gabriel Knight III
BLACK DAHLIA

This list coincides very closely with my favorites, since I recommend them in the basis of the fun I had playing them...

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#94425 - 06/04/01 11:42 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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My list of favorites:

1-Myst
2-Zork Nemesis
3-Shivers 1
4-Lighthouse
5-Longest Journey
6-Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
7-Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
8-Faust
9-Curse of Monkey Island
10-Grim Fandango
11-Morpheus
12-Sanitarium
13-Amber: Journey Beyond
14-Broken Sword: Circle of Blood
15-The Dark Eye
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#94426 - 06/04/01 02:04 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Man oh Man - I'd have been so happy to see just ONE vote for Cracking the Conspiracy. <G> Well - that's my vote anyway.

And Grim Fandango and Curse of Monkey Island 3...


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#94427 - 06/04/01 02:12 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Ok...I have to weigh in with this one My all time favs not in any particular order...

1. Myst (it started me on this path of destruction <grin>
2. Riven
3. Exile
4. Journeyman Project 2
5. Journeyman Project 3
6. Rama
7. Timelapse
8. Obsidian
9. Shivers 1
10. Jewels of the Oracle
11. Jewels of the Oracle 2
12. Karma
13. Zork Nemesis
14. Zork Grand Inquisitor
15. 7th Guest

I didn't realize how hard it was to narrow my choices down to 15 ...also just realized just HOW MUCH money I have spent over the years

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#94428 - 06/04/01 02:16 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Wow, this one is hard.
I guess for me it would be more of the older games.
GK1
GK2
Tex Murphey Overseer
Curse of MOnkey Island
Discworld Noir
Kings Quest 6, 7
Fate of Atlantis

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#94429 - 06/04/01 08:43 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi I'm new and have always just read the board but this topic has made me want to post. My favorite list in order is Gabriel Knight2,Secret of Monkey Island,Discworld,Simon the Sorcerer,Kings Quest7,Monkey Island2 LeChuck,Day of the Tenacle,Kyrandia1,Curse of Monkey Island,Dracula Last Sanctuary,Space Quest3,Simon the Sorcerer2,Discworld2,Zak McKracken,and The Longest Journey.

Did anybody else ever play a game called Neuromancer? It was my first game ever.

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#94430 - 06/04/01 08:48 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi Shadow.....Just wanted to say to GB. Glad you decided to post....

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#94431 - 06/04/01 09:36 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Ah, the list: I have been asked to edit my
list and not include series so here goes <gumble, grumble>
The Pandora Directive
Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy Overseer
Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 3 (senior moment)
The Dig
Realms of the Haunting
Dark Side of the Moon DVD
Cydonia
Shannara
Death Gate
Mission Critical
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Longest Journey

If we could do honorable mention and I know
we can't I would have chosen these, too. <grining as she's being passive-aggressive>
Sherlock Holmes and the Rose Tattoo
Ark of Time
Timelapse
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Monkey Island Series
Planescape Torment (felt like an adventure)
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Great, great games!

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#94432 - 06/04/01 09:46 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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I'm working on it, I'm working on it - have it down from 30 to 25.

Flotsam since some folks didn't list a full 15 - could I borrow their extra slots hummmmmmm?????? Puleeeeeezzzee???????

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#94433 - 06/05/01 04:01 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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1. Faust
2. Myst
3. Gabriel Knight II
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Riven
6. Blackstone Chronicles
7. Amber - Journeys Beyond
8. Morpheus
9. Obsidian
10.Shivers
11.Timelapse
12.Exile
13.Riddles of the Sphinx
14.Secrets of the Luxor
15.Rama

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#94434 - 06/05/01 04:57 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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1. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
2. Temujin
3. Zork Grand Inquisitor
4. Dark Side of the Moon
5. Nightlong
6. Egypt 2
7. Exile
8. Monkey Island 1
9. Day of the Tentacle
10. Faust
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#94435 - 06/05/01 05:11 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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These are the some of the ones that stick in my memory, even though I haven’t played some of them in ten years. There are many other worthy candidates mentioned in other’s lists, and some yet unmentioned that I haven’t completed yet.

1. Broken Sword : Circle of Blood
2. Byzantine: The Betrayal
3. The Dig
4. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
5. Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
6. Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
7. Grim Fandango This one made me upgrade my video card and buy a new joystick.
8. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis I played the floppy version. The CD version talks now.
9. The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
10. The Longest Journey
11. Monkey Island, The Secret of My first adventure game. Although dated, it will always have an honored space on my game shelf.
12. Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon I bought a new computer to play this one. It was worth it.
13. Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
14. Tex Murphy: OverSeer The first DVD game I know of.
15. Torrin’s Passage

The Tex games are my favorites of all time. I’m also pleased to see that many of the games in my To Play Pile (I’m only a semi-BAAGer, about 25) are somewhere in these lists. It will be interesting to see what the list looks like next year.

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#94436 - 06/07/01 05:16 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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My first four votes all go to Monkey Island games cause it is my all time best game series.
Monkey one
Monkey two
Monkey Three
Monkey Four
Discworld one
Discworld two
Les Manley Search fot the King
Simon the Sorcerer
The Beast Within
Longest Journey
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Genderbender
Space Quest four
Kings Quest seven
Day of the Tentacle
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#94437 - 06/07/01 10:58 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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I had to defer posting my list of 15 top games until I had a chance to do enough of MYST EXILE to know whether it would get in the list. Yes, although I have only completed the Voltaic Age, I am sure that it would make it. Since only the presence or absence on the list counts, i.e., no weighting as to order of merit, I will list them alphabetically.

BLACK DAHLIA
BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES
BYZANTINE
CYDONIA
FAUST
MYST
MYST EXILE
OBSIDIAN
RAMA
REAH
RING
RIVEN
SHIVERS
TIMELAPSE
ZORK NEMESIS

Ah, it is hard to stop there. The trouble is, I have enjoyed almost all the games that I have played, thanks to taking advantage of the recommendations of knowledgeable Boomers. Thank you kindly!
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#94438 - 06/08/01 01:32 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi,
Allowing for a small margin for errors, there are 138 games recommended so far.
48 have at least 5 recommendations,, 18 have at least 10 recommendations, 10 have at least 15, and The Longest Journey, GK 2 and Myst all have 20 or more.
As an indication of the eclectic nature of the list, 58 games have a single recommendation.

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#94439 - 06/08/01 08:43 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Well, I haven't played that many games, but out of those I've played the ones I would definitely recommend are:

1) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
2) Broken Sword 1
3) Broken Sword 2
4) Monkey Island 1 (and probably the others, but I haven't played them yet!)
5) The Dig
6) GK1
7) GK2
8) GK3

And that's probably it: I have played other games which I enjoyed, but they weren't nearly as good as the ones above - and I suspect there are many games out there which I haven't played which I would have enjoyed more than the ones I have played but not listed here ... if you seee what I mean...

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#94440 - 06/09/01 12:22 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Without considering the following games that I have on the 'to play' shelf (TLJ, GK2/3, Broken Sword 2, Byzantine, Nightlong & Noir) and Exile which I haven't purchased yet, here is my list in the order that I played them:

Myst
Voyeur
Last Express
Zork Nemesis
Sanitarium
Riven
Titanic:Adventure out of Time
Black Dahlia
Dark Side of the Moon
Pandora Directive
Grim Fandango
Traitors Gate
Broken Sword 1
Amber
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion

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#94441 - 06/09/01 06:22 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Here are some of my favorites:

Shivers
Neverhood
Timelapse
Beyond Time
Karma
Black Dahlia
Reah
Lighthouse
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Jewels of the Oracle I and II

Karen

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#94442 - 06/09/01 08:01 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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1. Myst III: Exile
2. RealMyst
3. Riven
4. Curse of Monkey Island
5. Escape from Monkey Island
6. The Longest Journey
7. Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses
8. Beyond Atlantis
9. Timelapse
10. The Neverhood
11. Ring
12. Amerzone
13. Zork Grand Inquisitor
14. Morpheus
15. The Last Express

June Twisty List Resolution: By this time next year, I will take a break from playing new games and finally try Grim Fandango and Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive.

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#94443 - 06/09/01 09:27 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Circle of Blood
Gabriel Knight 2
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Monkey Island 4
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Zak McCracken
Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle
Kings Quest 7
Simon the Sorcerer

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#94444 - 06/09/01 10:11 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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This was not easy and I had to leave off a bunch of what I thought were great games. But here in no particular order are the ones that made it:

Grim Fandango
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Discworld Noir
Under a Killing Moon
The Pandora Directive
Dracula:The Last Sanctuary
Obsidian
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
GK1
GK2
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood)
Broken Sword 2 (Shadow of the Templars)
The Longest Journey
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#94445 - 06/09/01 12:03 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Secret Of Monkey Island
Monkey Island II
Curse Of Monkey Island
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight II
KQ7
Circle Of Blood
Simon The Sorcerer
Simon The Sorcerer II
Sanitarium
The Longest Journey
Discworld
Discworld II
Dracula's Last Sanctuary
Day Of The Tentacle

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#94446 - 06/09/01 12:29 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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WOW! Is all I have to say!

I already did my list of recommendations a long time ago. I keep looking back at the updated post and find games recommended that I have never even heard of. Can anybody tell what Day of the Tentacle is about? It sounds interesting.
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#94447 - 06/09/01 12:33 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Mac Day of the Tentacle is Maniac Mansion 2 and is a crazy cartoonish style game. Very funny with excellent puzzles. At http://gamesdomain.com/gdreview/review_archives.html there is a great review of the game.

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#94448 - 06/09/01 02:06 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hello flotsam ! Hello dear adventure gamers !

I also have make a little list with adventure game recommendations and hope that I can help a little bit in this way get a big and great collecton from recommendations :

Now here they are :


Adventure Game Recommendations 2001 from Moe Perry :

1.) : The Dark Eye ( my personal secret tip , with the deep , strange voice from William S. Bourroughs and real mystic atmosphere : you can read and hear thoughts from people if you lead the mouse over the forehead , after a story by Edgar Allen Poe ! )

2.): Myst 3 ( I have not finished the game , but it is wunderfull to play and makes me even more happier then Riven )

3.): Riven

4.): U.F.O.'s ( Gnap : the sweet bandit alien from out of space is really cool )

5.): Armed & Delirious ( the craziest grandmother in the whole universe )

6.): Stuipid Invaders ( very silly but with a nice sence of humor )

7.): The Feeble Files ( as Floyd would say here if he could read this tread : " have a good orbit , citizin "

8.): Necronomicon

9.): Dracula ( both parts )

10.): Amerzone

11.): Ring

12.): Atlantis ( both parts )

13.): The Final Curse

14.): Grim Fandango

15.): Escape from Monkey Island ( part 4 )


And now here is the most important point for me from a good adventure game :

Totally free 360 degrees turns ( like in Real Myst : pressure and hold down the left mouse button you go forwards : that was a great gameplay and sometimes I feel like I am flying through the Myst island )

Finnaly here comes a secreenshot from my all time favorite adventure game that i have ever played :

Guess what it is ? :



Oh yes you are quiet right :

Of course it is REAL MYST

Friendly greetings from

Moe Perry

P.S 1.: Dear flotsam : Do you will put the results form the recommendations collecton at some time anywhere in the world wide web online ? And if it is so can you plaese mail me or post the url from your results here on GAMEBOOMERS ?

I am really curious about the results and I think it is a great and fine idea from you !

P.S. 2 :

I juist become an link idea that I will give to all adventure gamers here :

Here is one link to an interesting adventure archiv with over 600 adventure games :

http://www.adventure-archiv.de/

It is a german website and I visit dailly this page , because there are lot of infos and good short discriptons of the games : what is good if you have to search fast for an certain game and has wunderfull screenshots there .

You can also read the whole adventure archiv in the english language on this link :


http://www.adventure-archiv.de/startenglish.htm

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#94449 - 06/09/01 05:17 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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1.Pandora Directive
2.Overseer
3.Under a Killing Moon
4.Byzantine
5.Shivers
6.Riven
7.GK2
8.GK3
9.Zork Nemesis
10.Amber
11.Faust
12.TLJ
13.Dark Side of the Moon
14.Beyond Atlantis
15.Timelapse
I could name about 6 others but I will force myself to only list 15
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#94450 - 06/09/01 11:28 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi,
144 games mentioned by 56 members so far.
Top 10 at the moment are:

The Longest Journey 30
GK2: The Beast Within 28
Myst 24
Riven 23
Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars/Circle of Blood 20
Zork Nemesis 19
Grim Fandango 19
Timelapse 18
Shivers 18
Faust 18

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#94451 - 06/10/01 06:50 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Ok Flotsam,

You have caused some soul-searching in the Quandary household since you won't allow series or a top 50

Here is our list in alphabetical order:

Black Dahlia
Blue Ice
Broken Sword 1
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Day of the Tentacle
Discworld 1
Gabriel Knight 1
King's Quest VI
Monkey Island 2
Pandora Directive
Return to Zork
Riven
Shivers 1
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth

Cheers




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#94452 - 06/10/01 02:41 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Pandora Directive
Sam and Max Hit the Road
Sanitarium
Discworld 1
Longest Journey
Circle of Blood
Azrael's Tear
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
Kings Quest 6
Monkey Island 3
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Shivers
Grim Fandango
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork Nemesis



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#94453 - 06/10/01 04:13 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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In no particular order, here goes:
1.Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
2.Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
3.The Longest Journey
4.Discworld Noir
5.Discworld 1
6.Sam and Max Hit the Road
7.Sanitarium
8.Grim Fandango
9.Gabriel Knight 2
10.Circle of Blood
11.Toonstruck
12.Black Dahlia
13.Simon the Sorcerer
14.Curse of Monkey Island
15.Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

There were 2 action adventure titles I really wanted to include but decided against it so I would keep the list as pure adventure titles.


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#94454 - 06/10/01 04:56 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Here are my top 15 and it was really difficult to narrow it down to only 15! I enjoyed playing a lot of other ones, too, but these are my favorites! :-)

Myst
Riven
Shivers
Shivers II
Myst 3: Exile
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 3 - Blood of the Damned...
Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy - Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy - Overseer
Traitor's Gate
Obsidian
The Dig
Timelapse
Faust - Seven Games of the Soul

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#94455 - 06/11/01 10:21 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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1. Black Dahlia
2. Longest Journey
3. Timelapse
4. Pandora Directive
5. Under a Killing Moon
6. Zork Grand Inquisitor
7. Discworld One
8. Discworld Two
9. Simon The Sorcerer One
10. Secret of Monkey Island
11. Clue Chronicles Fatal Illusion
12. X-files the Game
13. Callahans Crosstime Saloon
14. Gabriel Knight One Sins of the Father
15. Gabriel Knight Two The Beast Within
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#94456 - 06/11/01 11:05 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi all,

Guess I'll throw in my list also.

Kings Quest 2
Kings Quest 6
Space Quest 6
Quest for Glory 4
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 1
Phantasmagoria
Puzzle of Flesh
Under a Killing Moon
Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy Overseer
The Longest Journey
Kyrandia 2
Broken Sword
Circle of Blood
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#94457 - 06/12/01 12:06 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 47
Loc: Annapolis, Md, USA
I might as well add my little list:

Black Dahlia
Curse of Monkey Island
Faust
Gabriel Kinght: The Beast Within
Journeyman Project: The Legacy of Time
Myst
Rama
Riven
Seventh Guest
Shivers I
Shivers II
Timelapse
Zork Grand Inquisitor

Sorry I can't come up to the 15 game standard, but I haven't been at this very long.

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#94458 - 06/12/01 10:50 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi there,
We are halfway through the alloted time period. If you are holding off to finish a game to see if it qualifies for your list, you have about 10 days left

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#94459 - 06/13/01 05:55 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
margaret Offline
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Registered: 08/13/00
Posts: 674
Loc: Assen,The Netherlands
Hi, here's my list:
the longest journey
riven
atlantis II
myst exile
myst
riddle of the sphinx
xiama
comer
lightbringer(cydonia)
sanitarium
egypt II
lighthouse

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#94460 - 06/14/01 12:07 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Blade Runner Offline
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Registered: 11/27/00
Posts: 63
Here are my Recommendations:

Black Dahlia
Ripper
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Myst 3: Exile
Riven
Myst
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork Nemesis
Blade Runner
The X-Files
The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Timelapse
Sanitarium

I can`t beleive that only one person put down "Ripper" for one of their recommendations. Ripper is one of the best adventure games out there!

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#94461 - 06/14/01 03:22 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Hi everybody this is my first post at this site. I am voting for my all time best favorites so here goes:
Discworld 2
Simon the Sorcerer
Curse of Monkey Island
The Beast Within a Gabriel Knight Mystery
The Longest Journey
Discworld
The Revenge of Lechuck second Monkey Island game
Circle of Blood
Sanitarium
Kings Quest Seven
Simon the Sorcerer Two
Day of the Tentacle
Secret of Monkey island
Kings Quest Two
Legend of Kyrandia Volume One a Fables and Fiends game.

I wish we could vote for more than fifteen games . I fell like I had to leave alot of fine games off my list.

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#94462 - 06/15/01 03:15 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
david Offline
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Registered: 02/06/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
My top ten - in the order played:

Riven
Myst
Tex Murphy - Overseer
Black Dahlia
Journeyman 3 - Legacy of Time
Zork Nemesis
Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Tex Murphy - The Pandora Directive
Byzantine




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#94463 - 06/15/01 11:55 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Sequoia Offline
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Registered: 05/22/00
Posts: 477
Loc: Mi, USA
Here is my list:

Kings Quest: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Shivers (the first one)
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Myst
Riven
Timelapse
The 7th Guest
The Longest Journey
Dracula Resurrection
Black Dahlia (although I'm still not done, since it has given me tons of problems)

There are several games that I just couldn't add that I see that others liked. So my list is really just my all time favorites.
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#94464 - 06/15/01 04:35 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Well what a choice!!

Longest Journey (must be tops)
Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis2)
Feeble files (for fun)
Egypt 2 Heliopolis
Blackstone chronicles
Monkey Island 3
DOTT
Xanth - oldie but goodie!
GK2
Faust- seven games of the soul
Broken sword 1
Full Throttle
Crystal Key
Lighthouse
And of course the Neverhood!

Just wait until next year..... I have a stack to play, loads of scrummy games but if anything can top TLJ I will be impressed.



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#94465 - 06/15/01 04:44 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Gog Offline
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Registered: 08/14/99
Posts: 903
Loc: Sweden
Myst
Tex Murphy - Overseer
Black Dahlia
Journeyman 3 - Legacy of Time
Zork Nemesis
Sanitarium
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Tex Murphy - The Pandora Directive
Byzantine
Myst Exile
Zork GI
The Longest Journey
Lighthouse
Neverhood
Broken Sword 1

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#94466 - 06/15/01 05:05 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Maritje Offline
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Registered: 06/19/00
Posts: 541
Loc: Pine Tree State of Maine
These are my favorites. Have a bunch of new ones but I think these will always be at the top of the list

Myst
Riven
Myst 3
Riddle of the Sphinx
Shivers
Rama
Obsidian
Amber
Byzantine
Secrets of the Luxor
Bad Mojo
TimeLapse
Morpheous
Gabriel Knight/Beast Within
Zork Nemesis
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#94467 - 06/15/01 05:13 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
b42241 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/00
Posts: 1594
Loc: Napa CA USA
Here goes:
The Longest Journey
Riven
Exile
Byzantine
Pilgrim
The Prophet and the Assassin
Beyond Atlantis
Celtica
Amerzone
Riddle of the Sphinx
Cassandra Galleries
Morpheus
Lightbringer (Cydonia)
Pandora's Box

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#94468 - 06/15/01 05:54 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Tally Ho Offline
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Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 5090
OK - Me too. (Hi Beth)

TimeLapse
Obsidian
Rama
Grim Fandango
Lighthouse
Shivers
Zork Nemesis
Drowned God
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Atlantis II
Myst: Exile
Beyond Time
JP3: Legacy of Time
Torin's Passage
Puzz3D (any)

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#94469 - 06/15/01 07:26 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Norma Offline
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Registered: 08/29/99
Posts: 1073
Loc: CA
Here is my list of favorite games.
1. Gabriel Knight Beast Within
2. Gabriel Knight Sins of the Father
3. Gabriel Knight Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.
4. Shivers 1
5. Lighthouse
6. Myst Exile
7. Morpheus
8. Byzantine
9. Secrets of the Luxor
10. Dracula Resurrection
11. Dracula Last Sanctuary
12. Tomb Raider Last Revelation
13. Nocturne
14. Black Dahlia
15. Riddle of the Sphinx.

not necessarily in the order listed. I loved other games but could only list 15.

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#94470 - 06/15/01 09:27 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Cynch Offline
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Registered: 03/05/00
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Loc: Arlington, WA, US
Here are my favorites:
Pandora Directive
Shivers I
Lighthouse
Grim Fandango
Return to Zork
Journeyman 3 (Legacy of Time)
Gabriel Knight II
Gabriel Knight I
Gabriel Knight III
Under a Killing Moon
Overseer
Ripper
Sanitarium
Faust
Amber
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#94471 - 06/15/01 09:35 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
nolalou Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 5037
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Okay, off the top of my head, here goes

1. The Longest Journey
3. Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers
3. Gabriel Knight The Beast Within
4. Under a Killing Moon
5. Pandora Directive
6. Overseer
7. Discworld Noir
8. Curse of Monkey Island
9. Grim Fandango
10. Black Dahlia
11. Atlantis II (Beyond Atlantis)
12. Feeble Files
13. Dracula "Last Sanctuary"
14. X-Files
15. Jack Orlando

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#94472 - 06/15/01 09:46 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Angela Offline
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Registered: 04/05/01
Posts: 236
Loc: California, USA
Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
Riven
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Byzantine
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Atlantis II
Amerzone
Morpheus
The Curse of Monkey Island

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#94473 - 06/15/01 09:50 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
kay Offline
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Registered: 06/19/99
Posts: 157
Loc: Minnesota
Checking in on this vote. In no particular order and not even particularly the best but those I replay which says to me they are ones I really like.

Black Dahlia
Shivers
Zork Nemesis
Zork GI
Myst
Riven
The Last Express
Titanic
Timelapse
Ripper
Byzantine
GK II
Tex Overseer
SpyCraft
Thief

Kay

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#94474 - 06/16/01 09:06 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Justine Offline
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Registered: 01/26/01
Posts: 482
Loc: Australia
Here's my list!
1.Shivers 1
2.Discworld Noir
3.Tex Murphy Overseer
4.Phantasmagoria
5.Gabriel Knight 3
6.Black Dahlia
7.Atlantis
8.Zork Grand Inquisitor
9.Gabriel Knight 2
10.Blair Witch 1: Rustin Parr

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#94475 - 06/16/01 09:57 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Anonymous
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These are all games I recommend. I prefer games that don't require you to use a walkthru. If the game is too hard I lose interest. Here goes:Legend of Kyrandia#1, Gabriel Knight#2,The Longest Journey, Kings Quest Chapter#7,DOTT, Simon the Sorcerer and Simon the Sorcerer#2,Circle of Blood,Monkey Island#1,2&3,Discworld and Discworld#2,Grim Fandango,and Sanitarium.

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#94476 - 06/16/01 10:41 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Marzz Offline
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Registered: 07/29/03
Posts: 97
Loc: Australia NSW
Just look at all are list's of games
older games are the best we've play,
The newer one's are not up to standed,
graphic's maybe, not the story line
or game play.
I think that's telling us something.

1 Legend of Kyrandia 2
2 Lara Bow Dagger of RA
3 The Dig
4 Gabriel Knight 1
5 Star Trek A Final Unity
6 Sherlock Holme's Rose Tatoo
7 Tex Under a Killing Moon
8 Timelaps
9 Black Dahlia
10 Riddle of Master Lu
11 King's Quest 7
12 Star Trek Elite Force
13 Titanic Lost in Time
14 Blade Runner
15 Heaven's Dawn

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#94477 - 06/16/01 03:00 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Andy Offline
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Registered: 03/14/00
Posts: 771
Loc: Washington, USA
Here is my list, with the notation that I have yet to play some recent goodies like Longest Journey and Dracula 2:

1. Grim Fandango
2. Lighthouse
3. Amber
4. Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
5. Riddle of the Sphynx
6. Timelapse
7. Journeyman Project: Legacy of Time
8. Dracula Resurrection
9. Blackstone Chronicles
10. Broken Sword 2
11. The Curse of Monkey Island
12. Zork Nemesis
13. Ripper
14. Titanic
15. Riven

Andy

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#94478 - 06/16/01 06:07 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Cos33 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/00
Posts: 969
Loc: Liverpool UK
Seeing as how I`m not an adventure game fan,this list will contain some games people may not know of!
In random order(and amount!)

Planescape:Torment
Discworld series
Vampire:The Masquerade-Redemption
Blade Runner
Grim Fandango
Space quest series!
Broken Sword 1&2
Fallout 1&2
Eye of the Beholder 2
Entomoph:Plague of the Darfall
Betrayal at Krondor
Resident evil series
Final Fantasy series(up to 7)
The longest Journey
Silent hill
Tex Murphy series
Alone in the dark

And of course,the immortal game:Pirates!!(the first exclamation mark is in the game title )

Phew!There`s more,but I can`t handle it!


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#94479 - 06/17/01 03:08 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Michael Offline
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Registered: 01/24/00
Posts: 1073
Loc: Trenton,New Jersey,U.S.A.
Here are mine. First is The Longest Journey. Two is The Journeyman Project3 Legacy of Time. Third is the Tex Murphy Series (all of them.Fourth is Atlantis (the original from Cryo in English of course) The Fifth is Blackstone Chronicles. The Sixth is Versailles. The Seventh is Amerzone
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#94480 - 06/17/01 03:28 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Michael Offline
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Registered: 01/24/00
Posts: 1073
Loc: Trenton,New Jersey,U.S.A.
hmmmmmm I just read that where you can't list all the Tex Murphy games in one slot then. Ok here is mine CORRECTED. 1.The Longest Journey. 2.The Journeyman Project3 Legacy of Time. 3 Tex Murphy Pandora Detective. 4 Tex Murphy Under a Killing Moon 5.Original Atlantis from Cryo,Atlantis I 6.Versailles 7.Sanitarium 8.Blackstone Chronicles 9.Amerzone
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#94481 - 06/17/01 08:35 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
o1alien Offline
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Registered: 09/17/00
Posts: 675
Loc: Naples, FL, USA
Ok, here's my 2 cents worth.
Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight - The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight - Blood of the Damned
The Ward
Myst III
Lightbringer
Messenger
Riddle of the Sphinx
Beyond Atlantis
Sanitarium
Tex Murphy - The Overseer
Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon
Traitors Gate
Amerzone
Faust - The Seven Games of the Soul
Not in any particular order. Hugs, ET
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#94482 - 06/17/01 09:08 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Cat in the Hat Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 243
Loc: Pennsylvania
My top 15 are:
1. Zork Nemesis
2. Riddle of the Sphinx
3. Obsidian
4. Faust
5. Myst
6. Shivers I
7. Morpheus
8. Riven
9. Chaos
10. Realms of the Haunting
11. Neverhood
12. Byzantine: The Betrayal
13. Amerzone
14. Sanitarium
15. The Seventh Guest

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#94483 - 06/18/01 03:37 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Anonymous
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Here's my list in no particular order:

Kings Quest VI
Space Quest III
The Longest Journey
The Pandora Directive
Curse of Monkey Island
Full Throttle
The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Freddy Pharkas
Broken Sword I
Broken Sword II
Phantasmagoria
Phantasmagoria II
Sanitarium
Secret of Monkey Island


Roland

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#94484 - 06/18/01 03:52 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
genf Offline
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Registered: 05/24/00
Posts: 262
Loc: Netherlands
My list:

Myst
Amber
Riven
Shivers
The Dig
The Neverhood
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Sanitarium
Broken Sword 2
Amerzone
The Longest Journey

Some of my favorites are missing, but I consider them too hard or just not suitable as an 'entry into the adventure world'.

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#94485 - 06/19/01 01:27 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Anonymous
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Gabriel Knight 1&2
Circle of Blood
DOTT
Grim Fandango
Simon the Sorcerer 1&2
Discworld 1&2
Money Island 1,2&3
The Longest Journey
Kings Quest 7
Space Quest 5

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#94486 - 06/19/01 07:43 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
indiana Offline
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Registered: 03/19/01
Posts: 501
Loc: Pennsylvania
Here they are:

Nightlong
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atalantis
Bureau 13
Alone in the Dark 2
Callahan's
Neverhood
Kyrandia 1
Noctropolis
Woodruff & the Schnibble
Innocent Until Caught
Space Quest 6
Beneath a Steel Sky
The Dig
Sam & Max
Ween: The Prophecy

I just noticed that all of mine are 3rd person, 2D animated games (or was The Prophecy 1st person?). A good story with interesting characters and logic based puzzles make these games among the best (IMHO). We still haven't played Discworld, Monkey Island, Tex Murphy, etc. etc. - maybe next time they'll be on my list.

Diana

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#94487 - 06/20/01 12:50 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3530
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi,
Just to let you know I will post the final lists on Sunday my time.
The jazzy linking ones will come later.

flotsam
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#94488 - 06/21/01 01:31 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Sassy Offline
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Registered: 01/20/00
Posts: 574
Loc: Colorado
Well since I've played a few new games since last year and now grouping a series isn't allowed my list is a little bit different than the last one.

I am surprised with all the new games I did play this last year that some of them didn't make it to my list, as they seemed to be faves of quite a few other boomers here.

Here goes:
Thief Gold
Black Dahlia
Myst Exile
Real Myst
Beyond Atlantis
Goblins 3(the third one)
Ripper
Obsidian
Ring
Shivers 2(the second one)
Drakan
Zork 1(the first one)
Zork TGI
Dracula the Ressurection
Blade Runner

Sassy

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#94489 - 06/21/01 03:33 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
carmen Offline
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Registered: 12/04/99
Posts: 2061
Loc: Alicante, Spain
Here is my list

Timelapse
Myst
Myst Exile
Zork Nemesis
The Arrival
The Neverhood
Amerzone
The Ward
Gruntz
Drowned God (When I finish it)
The Feeble Files
Discworld 2
Little Big Adventure 2
The Quivering (Vermin just made me remember how much I enjoyed this game)

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#94490 - 06/21/01 05:28 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Kehrin Offline
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Registered: 03/11/00
Posts: 313
I'm not as big a gamer as most people here. I have many unfinished games which I can't recommend, because I haven't finished, but I have a few that are favorites and some others I've enjoyed.

Myst/realMyst (definitely realMyst if your machine meets the specs)
Riven
Myst III: Exile

I also liked:
Journeyman 3: Legacy of Time
Riddle of the Sphinx
Aztec: The Sacred Amulet
Timelapse

Can't think of any more...

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#94491 - 06/21/01 07:45 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Namma Offline
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Registered: 11/09/00
Posts: 1793
Loc: The Middle of the Sonoran Dese...
Mine are:
Beyond Time
Cassandra Galleries
Curse of Monkey Island
Dracula the Last Sanctuary
Myst
Myst III
Neverhood
Obsidian
Reah
Riddle of the Sphinx
Riven
Secrets of the Luxor
Timelapse
Xiama
Zork Grand Inquisitor

Cheryl



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#94492 - 06/22/01 10:44 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Barb Offline
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Registered: 11/27/99
Posts: 1798
Loc: Leavenworth, KS
Gabriel Knight 2, The Beast Within
Quest for Glory 4
Quest for Glory 2
Quest for Glory 1
King's Quest 8, Mask of Eternity
Alone in the Dark 1
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
King's Quest 5
Dracula 2
Dracula 1
The Messenger
Atlantis
Atlantis 2
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#94493 - 06/22/01 11:45 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Fongo Offline
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Registered: 03/10/01
Posts: 838
Loc: Bradford, ON
almost last (and should probably be almost least):

Myst
Grim Fandango
Riven
Sanitarium
Morpheus
Amber
Neverhood

that is all.

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#94494 - 06/23/01 01:00 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 05/31/99
Posts: 761
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
I think I am the only person in the entire universe who liked THE QUIVERING enough to include it in their best of. What a shame.

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#94495 - 06/24/01 12:54 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3530
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi there,
The final lists appear below. The linking one will come later.
There is a numerical list, and an alphabetical list. An asterix in the alphabetical list indicates it is available for Mac - thanks to MacDee for that info.
I tried to use complete names where I could, and have listed alternative titles where relevant. I took a few liberties with the names in the alphabetical list in order to get sequels and series together (eg Myst 2). In the numerical list however the games are as I understand their correct title to be.
I have listed every game recommended, although I suspect a few would not be classed as adventure. The only games I did not list were recommendations outside the rules.
All errors are my own, but are hopefully extremely minimal.
Nearly 100 members posted recommendations, and just over 170 games were recommended. The top game received 51 recommendations, which meant 1 in every 2 persons had it in their 15 recommended games.
The top game was a bit of a surprise. I knew it would do well, but I would not have picked it at the start as ending up on top.
Finally, as I said last year, every game here is one which at least one person thought was among the 15 they would recommend out of all the games they have played. Allowing for tastes, that means there are no duds, and it will be a long time before I run out of good games to play

flotsam

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#94496 - 06/24/01 12:56 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3530
Loc: Canberra, Australia
51 Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
48 Longest Journey, The
40 Myst/realMyst
40 Riven
32 Shivers
31 Timelapse
30 Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars/Circle of Blood
29 The Curse of Monkey Island
29 Grim Fandango
29 Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
29 Zork Nemesis
27 Black Dahlia
27 Myst 3: Exile
27 Sanitarium
25 Zork Grand Inquisitor
24 Faust: 7 Games of the Soul
24 Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
22 Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
22 Atlantis 2: Beyond Atlantis
19 Tex Murphy: Overseer
19 Amber: Journeys Beyond
18 Riddle of the Sphinx
17 Discworld
16 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
16 Lighthouse
15 Amerzone: The Explorers Legacy
15 Byzantine: The Betrayal
15 Day of the Tentacle
15 Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
15 Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island
15 Morpheus
15 Obsidian
15 Simon the Sorcerer
14 Discworld 2: Missing, Presumed…!?
14 Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
14 The Neverhood
13 Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
13 Kings Quest 7: The Princeless Bride
12 Blackstone Chronicles
12 The Dig
12 Dracula Resurrection
12 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
11 Kings Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
10 Rama
9 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
8 Phantasmagoria 1: Prey its Only a Nightmare
8 Ring: The legend of the Niberlungen
8 Shivers 2: Harvester of Souls
8 Simon the Sorcerer 2: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe
7 Cydonia/Lightbringer
7 Discworld Noir
6 7th Guest
6 Atlantis 1: The Lost Tales
6 Blade Runner
6 Callahans Crosstime Saloon
6 Feeble Files
6 Legend of Kyrandia Book 1: Fables and Fiends
6 Monkey Island 4: Escape from Monkey Island
6 Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
6 Ripper
6 Secrets of the Luxor
6 Titanic; Adventure out of Time
5 Dark Side of the Moon
5 Return to Zork
5 Traitors Gate
4 Cassandra Galleries
4 The Dark Eye
4 Last Express
4 Louvre: The Final Curse/The Messenger
4 Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh
4 Reah
4 Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
3 The Arrival
3 Bad Mojo
3 Beyond Time
3 Egypt 2: The Heliopolis Prophecy
3 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
3 Jewels of the Oracle
3 Kings Quest 2: Romancing the Throne
3 Legend of Kyrandia Book 2: The Hand of Fate
3 Pandora’s Box
3 Stupid Invaders
3 Xiama

2 Alone in the Dark 1, Ark of Time, Celtica, Drowned God: Conspiracy of Ages, The Forgotten: It Begins, Jewels of the Oracle 2, Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, Karma: Curse of the 12 Caves, Nancy Drew 3: Message in a Haunted Mansion, Noctropolis, Outcast, Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness, Space Quest 3: The Pirates of Pestulon, Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation, The Quivering, Spycraft, Thief, Toonstruck, Torins Passage, Twinsen’s Odyssey, The Ward, Woodruffe and the Azimuth of Schnibble, Realms of the Haunting.

1 Alone in the dark 2, Armed and Delerious/Dementia, Azreal’s Tear, Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold/The Sacred Amulet, Beneath a Steel Sky, Blair Witch 2: Rustin Parr, Betrayal at Krondor, Blue Ice, Bureau 13, The Castle, Chaos, Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion, Comer, Countdown, Cracking the Conspiracy, Crusader: A Conspiracy in the Kingdom of Jerusalum, Dark Earth, Darkseed, Deathgate, Dracula Unleashed, Dust: A Tale of the Wired West, Eye of the Beholder 2, Entomorph: Plague of the Darfall, Fable, Fallout 1, Fallout 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of a Monster, Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist, Goblins 3, Gruntz, Heaven’s Dawn, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jack Orlando, Kings Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder!, Kings Quest 8: Mask of Eternity, Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra, Legend of Kyrandia Book 3: Malcolm’s Revenge, Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin, Les Manley 1: Search for the King, Maniac Mansion, Mission Critical, Necronomicon, Nocturne, Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses, Physicus, Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon, Pirates!, Planescape Torment, Pompeii/Timescape, Prince of Persia, Prisoner of Ice, Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to be a Hero, Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire, Rent-a-Hero, Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender, Riddle of Master Liu, Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch, Silent Hill, Silver, Shannara, Space Quest 1: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter, Space Quest 2: Vohauls Revenge, Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers, Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier, SPQR: The Empires Darkest Hour, Star Trek: Elite Force, Star Trek: Final Unity, The Time Machine, UFOs, Versailles 1685, Voyeur, Ween: The Prophecy, Xanth, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Zork 1, Zork Zero, Zork 2: Return to Zork
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#94497 - 06/24/01 12:57 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 04/24/00
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6 *7th Guest
2 *Alone in the Dark 1
1 *Alone in the Dark 2
19 *Amber: Journeys Beyond
15 Amerzone: The Explorers Legacy
2 Ark of Time
1 Armed and Delerious/Dementia
3 *Arrival, The
6 Atlantis 1: The Lost Tales
22 *Atlantis 2: Beyond Atlantis
1 *Azreal’s Tear
1 Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold/The Sacred Amulet
3 *Bad Mojo
1 *Beneath a Steel Sky
1 Betrayal at Krondor
3 Beyond Time
27 Black Dahlia
12 Blackstone Chronicles
6 Blade Runner
1 Blair Witch 2: Rustin Parr
1 *Blue Ice
30 *Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars/Circle of Blood
13 *Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
1 Bureau 13
15 Byzantine: The Betrayal
6 Callahans Crosstime Saloon
4 *Cassandra Galleries
1 *Castle, The
2 Celtica
1 Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion
1 Countdown
1 Cracking the Conspiracy
1 Crusader: A Conspiracy in the Kingdom of Jerusalum
7 Cydonia/Lightbringer
4 *Dark Eye, The
1 Dark Earth
1 *Darkseed
5 Dark Side of the Moon
15 *Day of the Tentacle
1 Deathgate
12 *Dig, The
17 *Discworld
14 *Discworld 2: Missing, Presumed…!?
7 Discworld Noir
12 Dracula Resurrection
14 Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
1 *Dracula Unleashed
2 Drowned God: Conspiracy of Ages
1 *Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
1 Eye of the Beholder 2
1 Entomorph: Plague of the Darfall
3 Egypt 2: The Heliopolis Prophecy
1 Fable
1 Fallout 1
1 Fallout 2
24 Faust
6 Feeble Files
1 Flight of the Amazon Queen
1 *Frankenstein
1 Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
2 *Forgotten: It Begins
24 Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
51 Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
16 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
1 Goblins 3
29 Grim Fandango
1 Gruntz
1 Heaven’s Dawn
9 *Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
2 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
1 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1 Jack Orlando
3 *Jewels of the Oracle
2 *Jewels of the Oracle 2
2 *Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
15 *Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
1 Karma: Curse of the 12 Caves
3 Kings Quest 2: Romancing the Throne
1 Kings Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder!
11 *Kings Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
13 *Kings Quest 7: The Princeless Bride
1 Kings Quest 8: Mask of Eternity
4 *Last Express, The
5 *Legend of Kyrandia Book 1: Fables and Fiends
3 *Legend of Kyrandia Book 2: The Hand of Fate
1 *Legend of Kyrandia Book 3: Malcolm’s Revenge
1 Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin
1 Les Manley 1: Search for the King
16 *Lighthouse
48 Longest Journey, The
4 Messenger, The/Louvre: The Final Curse
1 *Maniac Mansion
1 Mission Critical
15 Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island
12 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
29 Monkey Island 3: The Curse of Monkey Island
6 Monkey Island 4: Escape from Monkey Island
16 *Morpheus
40 *Myst
40 *Myst 2: Riven
27 *Myst 3: Exile
1 Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion
1 Necronomicon
14 Neverhood
6 Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
1 Nocturne
15 *Obsidian
1 Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses
2 Outcast
3 Pandora’s Box
8 *Phantasmagoria 1: Prey its Only a Nightmare
4 *Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh
1 Physicus
1 Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon
1 Pirates!
1 Planescape Torment
1 Pompeii/Timescape
1 Prince of Persia
1 *Prisoner of Ice
1 Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to be a Hero
1 Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire
2 Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness
2 Quivering, The
10 *Rama
4 Reah
1 Rent-a-Hero
1 Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
1 Riddle of Master Liu
18 *Riddle of the Sphinx
8 Ring: The legend of the Niberlungen
1 Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch
6 *Ripper
27 Sanitarium
6 *Secrets of the Luxor
1 Shannara
4 Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
32 *Shivers
8 Shivers 2: Harvester of Souls
1 Silent Hill
1 *Silver
15 Simon the Sorcerer
8 Simon the Sorcerer 2: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe
1 Space Quest 1: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter
1 Space Quest 2: Vohauls Revenge
2 Space Quest 3: The Pirates of Pestulon
1 *Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
2 Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation
1 *Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier
1 SPQR: The Empires Darkest Hour
2 *Spycraft
3 Stupid Invaders
22 Tex Murphy 3: Under a Killing Moon
29 Tex Murphy 4: Pandora Directive
19 Tex Murphy 5: Overseer
1 The Time Machine
2 Thief
31 *Timelapse
6 *Titanic; Adventure out of Time
2 Toonstruck
1 *Torins Passage
2 Twinsen’s Odyssey
5 *Traitors Gate
1 UFOs
1 *Versailles 1685
1 Voyeur
2 Ward, The
1 Ween; The Prophecy
3 Xiama
1 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
1 *Zork 1
1 *Zork Zero
5 *Zork 2: Return to Zork
25 Zork Grand Inquisitor
29 *Zork Nemesis
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#94498 - 06/24/01 01:35 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7407
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
Fantastic, wonderful job, Flotsam. I can hardle wait for NEXT year.
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#94499 - 06/24/01 05:37 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Mammamu Offline
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Registered: 09/09/00
Posts: 963
Loc: Sweden
Well done!!
Thank you so much Flotsam! It must have taken a long time to to make this very good compilation.
As I have high opinion of my fellow-gamers' taste (at least in adventure games) I will consult this very often, before I buy or play a game.
Love, Christina
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