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Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 #1159506
08/09/18 12:55 AM
08/09/18 12:55 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Hi there
Real life can get in the way sometimes, including with gaming, but having now moved jurisdictions, changed jobs, semi-retired, (finally) unpacked and most importantly restored the interweb, the list for this year can commence.
In case you have forgotten or are new, our annual list provides the answer to the question "If I want to play an adventure game, what should I play?".
I started it originally for the self-serving purpose of knowing the answer to that very question. It still helps, and is fun. In the 18 (really scared) or so years it has been going we have increased the recommendations and introduced the Hall of Fame.
There are rules:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, as we know they are worth playing else why would they be in the Hall of Fame. Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood, Shadow of the Templars)
Dark Fall: The Journal
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Lost Horizon
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Still Life
Syberia
Syberia 2
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take separate recommendations, one for each game.
4. Episodic adventures will be counted as one game, regardless of where they are up to in the series.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game. Ditto any other spruced up releases (eg RHEM 4)
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).
9. PC games please (although if you sneak a console game in I won't tell)

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Dark Eye would be under "D" for Dark)
The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, and I will (endeavour to) post updates and insights as we go. Please avoid editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.
Batter up (and go Red Sox!) praise zombie (aka Green Monster!!)


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Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159525
08/09/18 08:19 AM
08/09/18 08:19 AM
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Québec
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flotsam, ready to count. joy

and my list:


Barrow Hill The Dark Path

Carol Reed Profound Red

Dreamfall Chapters

Obduction

Prominence

Quern: Undying Thoughts

Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of SH

Syberia 3

Text Murphy, Tesla Effect

Xing: The Land Beyond

Yoomurjak's Ring



Chief wave

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159545
08/09/18 12:41 PM
08/09/18 12:41 PM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Great, glad to see the list is back! woot I'm also happy to have 3 new games to add, The Council, Unavowed and The Pillars of the Earth. praise All 3 are fantastic. Here is my list this year:

Cat Lady, The
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Council, The
Culpa Innata
Dig, The
Dreamfall Chapters (!)
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
Last Crown: Midnight Horror, The
Life is Strange
King's Quest (episodic)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Memoria
Moebius: Empire Rising
Moment of Silence, The
Oxenfree
Pillars of the Earth, The
Technobabylon
Unavowed
Walking Dead, The

Last edited by venus; 08/09/18 12:44 PM.

Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: venus] #1159555
08/09/18 04:03 PM
08/09/18 04:03 PM
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United Kingdom
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Here We Go !! [With lots of oldies on mine, as per usual.]
And a big Thank You to you both, flotsam and Chief praise

Agatha Christie : Evil Under the Sun
Ark of Time
Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Dahlia
Blackstone Chronicles
Black Mirror III [The]
Blade Runner
Carol Reed .. Birdwatcher [The]
Dig [The]
Dragonsphere
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Journeyman Project III : Legacy of Time
King’s Quest V1
Lighthouse : Dark Being [The]
Mystery of the Druids [The]
Noctropolis
Post Mortem
Return to Krondor
Return to Zork
Riddle of Masterlu [The]


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159578
08/09/18 10:22 PM
08/09/18 10:22 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Thank you Chief bravo


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Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159584
08/09/18 10:52 PM
08/09/18 10:52 PM
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southeast USA
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Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Atlantis 3 (Beyond Atlantis 2)
Barrow Hill
Carol Reed: Bosch's Damnation
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Contradiction: Spot the Liar
Curse of Monkey Island
Dark Eye: Memoria
Dark Fall: Lights Out
The Dig
Egypt III
Moment of Silence
Oknytt
Primordia
Reah
Schizm
Secret of Monkey Island
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Sherlock Testament
Shivers
Tormentum

I think all of the above have versions that are playable on modern computers (or have installers that automatically use ScummVM or DOSBox).

One that might be a challenge is Faust: 7 Games of the Soul

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159613
08/10/18 08:26 AM
08/10/18 08:26 AM
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Here is my list:

Amerzone
ASA
Catyph
Ether-One
Homesick
Lake Ridden
Lumino City
Reah
Rhem 1 SE
Rhem 2
Rhem 3
Rhem 4 SE
Riven
RoonSehv
The House of Da Vinci
The Painscreek Killings
The Room 1
The Room 2
URU
Xing

There are more but only 20 are allowed.

Lion_1251 bravo thumbsup

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159631
08/10/18 09:58 AM
08/10/18 09:58 AM
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The Netherlands, Groningen
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My list for 2018 is as follows:

Agon
Barrow Hill
Black Mirror 3
Blackstone Chronicles (my number 0ne) praise
Broken Sword 2
Broken Sword 3
Dark Fall 2
Darkness Within
I have no Mouth etc etc
Inherent Evil
Jack the Ripper
Nibiru
Post mortem cool
Runaway 1
Runaway 2
Sherlock Holmes (Testament of) thumbsup
Sherlock Holmes (The Awakened)
Scratches
Secret Files Tunguska



Last edited by FlyingDutchman42; 08/10/18 10:00 AM.
Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159686
08/10/18 06:02 PM
08/10/18 06:02 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Nice start - have already found some more to play!


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Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159690
08/10/18 06:20 PM
08/10/18 06:20 PM
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Québec
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Lion_1251, please replace the games Amerzone and Riven, if you want to, as they are Hall of Fame games, as per the presentation text.

Just add a post for two more games so that flotsam and I can see your addition.

Thanks.

Chief wave

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159699
08/10/18 08:40 PM
08/10/18 08:40 PM
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The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Cat Lady
The Council
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall Chapters
Firewatch
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
The Last Crown Midnight Horror
Life is Strange
Primordia
Resonance
Runaway A Road Adventure
Secret Files Tunguska
Secret Files 2 Puritas Cordis
Soma
Syberia 3
Unavowed (I haven't finished it yet, but it's really good so far.)
The Walking Dead
The Wolf Among Us


"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159739
08/11/18 05:29 AM
08/11/18 05:29 AM
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Hi Chief,

Here are the two games you ask for: Haven Moon and The Eyes of Ara

Lion_1251

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: Lion_1251] #1159754
08/11/18 08:24 AM
08/11/18 08:24 AM
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near Yosemite in California
Marian Online content
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Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry
Arthur's Knights II: Secrets of Merlin
Blackstone Chronicles
Blade Runner
Contradiction: Spot the Liar
Curse of Monkey Island
Dead Reefs
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch
Phantasmagoria
Secret of Monkey Island
Shivers
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
Unavowed

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1159794
08/11/18 02:21 PM
08/11/18 02:21 PM
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Barrackstadt, Arcadia
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OMG here we go again!! insane blackkitty

Discworld Noir
Grey Matter
Indigo Prophesy/Fahrenheit
Life Is Strange
Morpheus
Atlantis 2 Beyond Atlantis
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnork
Blade Runner
Dark Fall, Lost Souls
Gabriel Knight 3
Keepsake
The Last Express
Moment of Silence
Monkey Island Curse
Paradise
Sherlock Holmes Rose Tatoo
Shivers
Testement of Sherlock Holmes
Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Yoomurjak's Ring

penguin rah wave2


"Nobody murdered me. Or put me in a potato. Or fed me to birds. I had a pretty good life."

GLaDOS

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160321
08/16/18 12:01 AM
08/16/18 12:01 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Thanks for the replacements Lion (I do like Eyes of Aara) and to you Chief for picking it up praise


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Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160324
08/16/18 12:09 AM
08/16/18 12:09 AM
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Ottawa
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sorry if I am late:

15 Days
1954 Alcatraz
Agatha Christie Evil under the Sun
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnork
Black Mirror 3
Blade Runner
Broken Sword 4
Broken Sword 5
Cognition
Culpa Innata
Immortals of Terra A Perry Rhodan Adventure (The)
Overclocked: A History of Violence
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Moebius: Empire Rising
Nightlong
Primordia
Secret Files 3

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160338
08/16/18 07:02 AM
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My list for this year hasn't changed:

AGON 4: The Lost Sword of Toledo
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
Culpa Innata
Disc World Noir

Dreamfall Chapters
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
The Inner World
Machinarium

Memoria
A New Beginning
Paradise
Primordia
The Raven

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Sinking Island
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: The Tesla Effect
Yoomurjak's Ring


I point, therefore I click.
Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160371
08/16/18 11:44 AM
08/16/18 11:44 AM
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Arizona
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This list has always helped me discover new favorites.

Amber: Journey's Beyond
Book of Unwritten Tales #1
Botanicula
Dream Machine, The
Dreamfall Chapters
Fran Bow
Gorogoa
Kathy Rain
Leaves,The Journey
Machinarium
Neverhood, The
Night of the Rabbit, The
Oxenfree
Pandora Directive, Tex Murphy
Room,The #1
Samorost 3
Tesla Effect, Tex Murphy
Tormentum

Thanks for doing this again!
Jeanne

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160390
08/16/18 06:27 PM
08/16/18 06:27 PM
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Heemskerk, NL
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Barrow Hill
Dark Fall II
Dark Fall III
Dig, The
Dreamweb
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Indiana Jones III: The Last Crusade
Indiana Jones IV: The Fate of Atlantis
Journey Down I, The
Journey Down II, The
Last Crown: Midnight Horror, The
Loom
Maniac Mansion
Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle
Overclocked
Police Quest I
Police Quest II
Police Quest III
Unavowed
Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160485
08/17/18 10:59 PM
08/17/18 10:59 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Here is mine:

Armikrog
Blackwell: Epiphany
Crows Eye
Dream Machine
Eyes of Ara
Fran Bow
Layers of Fear
Loom
Mysterious Journey Schizm
The Neverhood
Outcry
Oxenfree
Stasis
Tales of Cosmos
Tesla Effect
Thimbleweed Park
Tormentum
Wolf Among Us
Xing: The Land Beyond
Yesterday


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Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160694
08/20/18 02:58 AM
08/20/18 02:58 AM
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Seattle, WA, USA
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The Longest Journey
Space Bar
Firewatch
Life is Strange
Seven Games of the Soul
Reah
Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
Runaway: A Road Adventure
The Moment of Silence
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Deponia
Ankh
Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Fungoria
The Night Of the Rabbit
The Whispered world
Moebius: Empire Rising
Edna and Harvey
Gray Matter
The Inner World
Amber: Journeys Beyond

Last edited by Amerzona; 08/20/18 03:14 AM.
Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: Amerzona] #1160727
08/20/18 09:30 AM
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welcome to GameBoomers, Amerzona.

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160744
08/20/18 11:47 AM
08/20/18 11:47 AM
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Québec
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Amerzona, the game The Longest Journey is a Hall of Fame game and per the presentation text, it can't be added to a list.

If you want to replace it, please make another post so that flotsam and I can see the game you added.

Thanks and welcome to GB.

Chief wave

Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1160880
08/21/18 07:04 PM
08/21/18 07:04 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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About a week to go.
You can't keep Tex and Gabe down!!


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Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam] #1161179
08/25/18 01:47 AM
08/25/18 01:47 AM
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Seattle, WA, USA
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Sorry, I missed The Longest Journey in a Hall of Fame. Of course it belongs there!
I would like to add Obsidian to my list. Thanks!

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