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#94545 - 06/11/00 01:32 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Hey, flotsam....Thanks a ton for the re-cap! Interesting results!

Love, Witchen =O)

#94546 - 06/11/00 01:47 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
vik Offline
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Registered: 03/05/00
Posts: 337
Loc: Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
Here's mine (subject to future additions) in no particular order...

Curse of Monkey Island
Grim Fandango
Discworld II
Gabriel Knight II - The Beast Within

There's still a lot I haven't played yet (just got Feeble Files and waiting for Longest Journey) but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of these to other people, although I admit Normality was a guilty pleasure.

"Remember that the most common mistake made by those designing something to be completely foolproof is underestimating the ingenuity of complete fools."
Now playing: Too bloody many (sigh)
Now reading: Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 9th edition (1995)

#94547 - 06/11/00 04:03 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
EdA Offline
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Registered: 01/22/00
Posts: 85
Loc: Pennsylvania
7.Beyond Time
9.Zork Nemesis
10.Curse of Monkey Island

#94548 - 06/13/00 10:46 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Kim Offline
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Registered: 11/25/99
Posts: 392
Loc: Texas
Hey all,

This is a really good idea. Maybe some publishers or designers or the ever present marketing department people will have a peek at all these postings.

1. Myst/Riven
2. Obsidian
3. Dark Side of the Moon
4. Forgotten
5. Zork Grand Inquisitor
6. Zork Nemesis
7. Shivers
8. Lighthouse
9. Drowned God
10.All the Tex Murphys'

I really could go on and on....but I won't.

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#94549 - 06/14/00 12:14 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Puzzlewoman Offline
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Registered: 01/18/00
Posts: 1037
Loc: Minnesota USA
Had to give this alot of thought and really narrow it down as I've played so many great games My top 10 fav's as follows:

1. Tex Murphy: (Overseer,Pandora,UAKM)
2. Return to Zork
3. Timelapse
4. Black Dahlia
5. Titanic Adventure Out of Time
6. Shivers
7. X-Files
8. Atlantis 2
9. Dust
10.Curse of Monkey Island

Naturally, there are many games awaiting play such as Ripper, TLJ, Obsidian, etc., that could significantly alter this list!

"Why didn't Noah swat those two
Currently playing: The next big thing

#94550 - 06/14/00 01:51 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
AlMac43 Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 06/14/00
Posts: 13
Loc: Largo, Florida USA
Here goes in no particular order with the exception of "The Quivering" which will solidly perch atop my all time favorites list:

1.The Quivering(a must play for true
adventurers!My all time favorite!)
2.The Arrival (fantastic sci-fi adventure)
3.Tex Murphy series (all)
4.Feeble Files (one of the best ever made)
5.Neverhood (either you love it or hate it)
6.The Longest Journey (Truly wonderful)
7.Grim Fandango (what it's all about)
8.Dracula Resurrection (unbelievable graphics and very spooky)
9.Day of the Tentacle (a real classic)
10.Broken Sword 1 & 2 (can't beat these for true adventuring)

I could add many more, but the list above relates the best of the best. It's too bad we can't list a top 20.
Thanks for the opportunity to do this.

#94551 - 06/14/00 03:09 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Zanthia Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 9329
Loc: ex-new yorker
In no particular order, here goes:

1. Any Tex Murphy
2. The Longest Journey
3. Any Monkey Island
4. Sam and Max Hit the Road
5. Any Discworld(especially Discworld Noir)
6. Grim Fandango
7. Gabriel Knight 1 and 2(not 3)
8. Circle of Blood
9. Toonstruck
10. Sanitarium


#94552 - 06/15/00 02:16 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4218
Loc: Long Beach NSW Australia
The top 10 is now a top 11 with Shivers equal with Obsidian.
Those that join the list of more then 5 mentions are Sam and Max Hit the Road, Broken Sword 2, and The Neverhood.
As responses are dwindling and people will get sick of me pestering them, what say we end posts at the end of this weekend, and I will do a complete summary.

Quantity has a quality all of its own

#94553 - 06/15/00 06:55 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12307
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Yea, yea I know a day late and a dollar short. Here goes and this hasn't been easy narrowing it down to only 10 - this list is subject to change at any time

Myst - the game that hooked me and therefore will always have a place in my heart
Zork Nemesis
The Longest Journey
Atlantis 2
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Bad Mojo
Pandora Directive
Under a Killing Moon

I'm playing Discworld Noir and The Quivering right now and they look like they are going to make it into the top 10 when I'm done. As stated subject to change
Dark Side : Risen
Light Side:

I can only please one person a day. Today isn't your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

#94554 - 06/15/00 08:02 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Quandary Offline
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Registered: 10/27/99
Posts: 453
Loc: Fremantle, Western Australia
After much deliberation and heated discussion here we go in no particular order ...

Discworld series
Simon the Sorcerer series
Monkey Island series
Broken Sword series
(cheat mode off)
Day of the Tentacle
Shivers I
Pandora Directive
Callahans Crosstime Saloon
Black Dahlia
Near misses because they are now a bit dated
Zak MacKracken and the Alien Mind Benders,
Gabriel Knight I and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
Grim Fandango lost out because of the interface!

Rosemary who also loved Blue Ice but wouldn't dare recommend it

Rosemary & Gordon
Rosemary & Gordon

#94555 - 06/15/00 08:23 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Bob Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/16/99
Posts: 934
Loc: Florida
Better late than never.

  • Amber-Journey's Beyond
  • Black Dahlia
  • Byzantine
  • Gabriel Knight II
  • Lighthouse
  • Morpheus
  • Myst
  • Riven
  • Timelapse
  • Zork Nemesis

There are so many others I could name but these are games that got me hooked on adventure and all have been played more than once.

#94556 - 06/15/00 08:52 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
KayED Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/28/00
Posts: 124
Loc: USA
These are my top 9 in no particular order. This was hard to do. I finally decided on the basis of have I replayed them even when I had new games or old/new games for me to play which I always do.
Black Dahlia
Last Express
Zork Nemesis
Grim Fandago

I still have a lot games to go and a whole lot that I want to replay. I am beginning to think one only sees what is in a good game (like a good movie or good book) if one returns to it.

#94557 - 06/15/00 09:04 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
MaG Offline

Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 69951
I'm late because I like a lot of games and can't decide so here in no particular order:

1. The Longest Journey
2. Myst/Riven
3. Grim Fandango
4. GK 1, 2, 3
5. Monkey Island Series
6. Tex Murphy Series
7. Journeyman Project Series
8. Amber
9. Sanitarium

I also liked the Atlantis 1,2 and so on and so forth.

#94558 - 06/15/00 09:06 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
vermin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/31/99
Posts: 761
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Just got a chance to review all of the latest posts on this thread, and I want to re-iterate what Alan said about The Quivering. EVERYONE on GameBoomers should play this game! Really! I know I have been a minor pain about it, but don't just take my word for it. Go to Alan's site ( ), buy it and PLAY it! You will not be sorry.

Here's Randy's review on Just Adventure if you don't believe me:

And here's Ray's take on it, although he was much less forgiving of the notorious 'Save' feature (or should that be the 'Save but that means you won't have enough imps to make it through the next level" feature?):
Do yourselves a favor. Play The Quivering.
You don't need any brains to listen to music.

#94559 - 06/16/00 05:55 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Mary Offline
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Registered: 11/02/99
Posts: 3669
Loc: New York
Hope I'm not too late. Here's my list:
1-Myst--my first, and will always be my
2-Zork Nemesis--am replaying now.
5-Gabriel Knight II
6-Tex Murphy- OTKM
8-Monkey Island

The answer is....chocolate! Who cares what the question is.....

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