Best point-and-click adventure games

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  1. MBMM

    MBMM Powered by Pied Piper

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    Every once and again I get the craving for a good point-and-click game. Any that stand out in your mind as the best? I think the one I remember the most fondly is Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars. I've been wanting to play through Dark Seed, but I need to muster the motivation. I know the strangest I've ever played is Harvester. That game is completely off-the-wall. One of the few games that made me feel some sort of uncomfortable when I played it.
     
  2. 7Force

    7Force Guardian of the Forum

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    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Day of the Tentacle
    Monkey Island 1 & 2
    Sam & Max Hit the Road
    Full Throttle
    Grim Fandango

    Really, anything made by LucasArts until 2000 or so was gold, although their earliest attempts (Maniac Mansion, Zak McCracken, The Last Crusade) haven't aged too well despite being revolutionary at the time. Most are on GOG, DotT is getting a remastered release, but annoying there's no way to legally get a digital version of Full Throttle.
     
  3. M. Bison

    M. Bison I'll see you all at 3:15!

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    If I may add on to the Monkey Island craze, I'd also play Curse of Monkey Island and the Tales of Monkey Island.
     
  4. fluxcore

    fluxcore Spirited Member

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    Pretty hard to beat monkey 1 & 2. Tales was alright.

    Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2 were also a laugh if you're into Britishy humour.
     
  5. MachineCode

    MachineCode The Devil

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    I was always partial to Toonstruck myself. Leisure Suit Larry games aren't awful PnCs either
     
  6. wheelaa

    wheelaa FM Towns / MD Addict Site Supporter 2010-2015

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    Ignore 7Force, Zak is still the bomb! Best on FMT though, so good luck playing that by legitimate means...
     
  7. Gentlegamer

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    King's Quest III
    King's Quest IV
    King's Quest V
    King's Quest VI
     
  8. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    The entire Myst series. Need I say more?
     
  9. rso

    rso Gone. See y'all elsewhere, maybe.

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    Not a single mention of Space Quest yet? FAIL!

    Most Lucas Arts titles have already been mentioned, but The Dig hasn't. Good one, too. In fact, I can't remember a single bad LA adventure.

    As for recent ones, Captain Brawe was decent enough. And there's a couple of nice indie titles, for example Five Days A Stranger, or Ben There Dan That.
     
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    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    I forgot about The Dig! That game was fun but I got stuck on this one part and couldn't figure out how to get past it. Have to run it in DOSBOX though since my old Win98/MS-DOS PC has some issues.
     
  11. rso

    rso Gone. See y'all elsewhere, maybe.

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    ScummVM is working great for most of the titles that have been mentioned.
     
  12. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Spirited Member

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    Loved Monkey Island and Beneath a Steel Sky (which is free now IIRC), also had a soft spot for Universe, maybe just because of the score though which suits the game perfectly.
     
  13. lemmywinks

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    Also loved the Goblins (or Gobiins/Gobliiins whatever) games, pretty sure I was just the right age to find them funny at the time though. They're certainly different.
     
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    Discworld Noir was brilliant and hilarious.
     
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    relo999 Robust Member

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    I loved 999, granted it's more of an interactive novel than a point and click.
     
  16. proarturs

    proarturs The force is with me

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    The Freddi Fish games deserve a mention.
    I'm surprised that nobody has mention the TellTale games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf among us and the Back to the future games.
     
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    The Lost Crown is also an amazing game, if you're into the horror genre. Scratches too, although that is a first person adventure game.
     
  18. MachineCode

    MachineCode The Devil

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    I'm gonna add Discworld 1 and 2 (can't believe I forgot about those) and Stupid Invaders to the list.
     
  19. MBMM

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    I really don't know why I didn't mention Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier. I played that game a ton. I'd really love to see another Space Quest, but I doubt that would come about. Are any of the other Space Quests as good as 6?
     
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    Zack McCraken ftw.
     

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