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#94388 - 06/01/01 03:50 PM 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
flotsam Offline
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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:

The Longest Journey
GK2; The Beast Within
Myst III: Exile
Zork Nemesis
Dracula; The Last Sanctuary
The Neverhood
Black Dahlia
The Dark Eye
Blackstone Chronicles

Have fun


[This message has been edited by flotsam (edited 06-20-2001).]
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#94389 - 06/01/01 04:56 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 06/06/99
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Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
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
Faust you see a pattern there?...

#94390 - 06/01/01 05:12 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 735
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Well, I'm gonna assume that there's no age limit, so here it is:

Atlantis: The Lost Tales
Indiana Jones and the Fates of Atlantis
Jewels of the Oracle
Monkey Island: Revenge of LeChuck (I think)
Return to Zork
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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[This message has been edited by Magician (edited 06-02-2001).]

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

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

Happy Gamer

#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
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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Currently playing Companions Of Xanth

#94393 - 06/01/01 05:51 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Clovis Offline
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Registered: 03/12/00
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Loc: Greece
Here it goes

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

[This message has been edited by Clovis (edited 06-02-2001).]

#94394 - 06/01/01 06:07 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Adventure game recommendations in no particular order:

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
Zork Nemesis
The Longest Journey
The Neverhood

#94395 - 06/01/01 06:15 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 4161
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 II
King's Quest Six
Blackstone Chronicles
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
The New Adventures of the Time Machine

That's basically it for me!

[This message has been edited by mac_attack (edited 06-01-2001).]
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#94396 - 06/01/01 06:30 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Wavegrazer Offline
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Registered: 11/03/99
Posts: 17
Loc: CA, U.S.A.
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

#94397 - 06/01/01 06:32 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 11768
Loc: Columbus,Ohio
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
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
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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Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 4015
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.


[This message has been edited by rowan (edited 06-01-2001).]

#94399 - 06/01/01 06:40 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 03/16/01
Posts: 904
Loc: Philly
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
King's Quest: Heir Today Gone Tomorrow
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood
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
Kriskips Offline
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Registered: 11/26/00
Posts: 125
Loc: Waterford, PA
Ok, here goes:

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

Is that 15, I hope!


#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
Discworld 2 - Mortality Bytes
Dracula Resurrection
The Longest Journey
Day of the Tentacle
Traitor's Gate

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

Now playing: Too bloody many (sigh)
Now reading: Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 9th edition (1995)

#94402 - 06/01/01 07:08 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
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Registered: 01/15/01
Posts: 959
The Longest Journey
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
Rent A Hero
Bad Mojo
"Halfway through life's journey I came to myself in a dark wood, where the straight way was lost."--Dante's Divine Comedy

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