Rob's Adventure Game Page

Since my second real job, where a co-worker introduced me to the all-text game "Adventure" on a PDP-11, I have been fond of what have come to be known as Adventure Games (Wikipedia).
This genre includes text adventures (a.k.a. interactive fiction or IF), and graphic adventures.

 
Inventory | Future Forays | Text Adventures | Infocom
NEWS & REVIEWS
Hardcore Gaming 101
metzomagic.com (archive of Quandaryland.com reviews)
LISTS & DATABASES
AdventureGamers.com Top 100
Wikipedia's List of Graphic Adventure Games
The Adventure Gamer blog [his list] [ The CRPG Addict blog]
Puzzle and Adventure Game Online Database
The Adventure Complex - Jan Albartus
Moby Games
gamerankings.com
allgame.com indiedb
Graphic Adventure Games 1983-2010 on YouTube
Mr. Bill's Adventureland
Adventureland CASA
Adventure Game Studio (AGS) Home
Encyclopedia Gamia (Wiki)
Computer Gaming World Nov 1996 150 Best Games of All Time
Japan Adventure Attack!
MAGAZINES
PC Gamer - reviews - 100 best
Computer Gaming World archive
Electronic Gamers Monthly
Maximum PC
Computer Games Magazine
IGN
The Adrenaline Vault - defunct as of June 2013
Gamasutra
SHOP
isthereanydeal.com
gamehour.com
gog.com
DotEmu
GetGamesGo
Gamers Gate
Shinyloot
Big Fish Games
GreenManGaming
indiegamestand.com
GameStop downloads
Steam
Desura
Amazon
JustAdventure
The Adventure Shop
Bundles:
Humble Bundle (HB#)
Humble Bundle Store (HBS)
Bundle Stars (BS#)
IndieGameStand (IGS#)
Bundle in a Box (BIB#)
IndieRoyale Bundle (IR#)
Indie Gala bundle (IG#)
Indie Gala Store
Indie Bundle (IB#)
FREE ONLINE
myabandonware.com
GameBoomers Free Games Galore
Adventure Game Studio
Scummvm.org
hardydev.com recommended freeware
AdventureGamers.com Following Freeware
List at Adventurepoint
Screen 7
newgrounds.com
RGB Classic Games
indiedb.com
Mystery Manor Adventure
DOSBox
Home of the Underdogs - hotud.org
homeoftheunderdogs.net
Abandonia
Reloaded
Ancient DOS Games

Inventory

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I amassed a fairly extensive collection of adventure games over the years, starting with some Commodore Vic-20 cartridges of Scott Adams games, then Infocom games and others for the Atari ST platform, and later for the PC, with a side trip onto the Palm handheld. As you'll see, I actually installed and played, let alone completed, only a fraction of them. Below is a list of Adventure Games and a few Action Adventure Games in my collection, most for the PC, some for the Atari ST, indexed alphabetically by name.

The icons have the following meanings:


The game made the AdventureGamers.com Top 100 as of Dec 30 2011. Shown in my list as (AG#)


GameBoomers.com Hall of Fame


Won some other award.


New arrival - I purchased or installed it recently (since 2012).

I started this game.


I completed this game.


Got good reviews.


Got bad reviews.


The Waffle - got mixed reviews.


An old PC game.


Runs on Windows 7.


Runs under Steam.


Version for the Atari ST.


An online game.


One of my favorites; I did not enjoy this game.


Somewhat boring.


Experienced a bug/issue.

Obscure puzzles; Confusing storyline


Timed elements; Contains maze(s)


I don't have this game. Included for reference, or I may have played it with someone.

Games I've played (with my kids) are in red. Games I have completed are in bold. Games I started but never finished due either to a bug or losing interest are in italics.
I have also highlighted recent arrivals to remind me to play them.


A
  • [Enigma of] The Abbey / Murder in the Abbey 2008 Alcachofa Soft/Crimson Cow (dotemu $3.00)
  • About to Blow Up - 2013 Facepuncher ($1.50 amazon d/l)
    facepuncher website
  • Acalius: Enemies of the Wild - 2005 Arachnid
    review at metzomagic review at adventure-archiv
  • Ace Ventura: The CD-Rom Game - 1996 7th Level
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective: The Case of the Serial Shaver - 2000 Brilliant Digital (interactive movie)
  • Scott Adams collection (free d/l)
    Scott Adams Grand Adventure - SAGA - website
  • Adam's Venture series - Vertigo / Iceberg
    Christian
    • Episode 1: The Search for the Lost Garden - 2009
    • Episode 2: Solomon's Secret - 2011
    • Episode 3: Revelations - 2012
  • Adera - 2012 Windows 8 only (free)
    Adera on apps.microsoft.com
  • A.D. 2044 - 1996 L.K. Avalon
    (also developers of Reah and Schizm)
  • Adventure Collection Volume 1
    • Dead Reefs
    • Keepsake
    • NiBiRu
    • Return to Mysterious Island (AG53)
    • Secret Files: Tunguska

  • The Adventure Company - see Dreamcatcher Interactive
  • Age of Enigma: The Secret of the Sixth Ghost - (purch at Office Depot $5.99)
  • Agharta: The Hollow Earth - 2000 Aniware
  • AGON (Ancient Games of Nations) series - website
    • AGON 1 The London Scene (d/l from PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99)
    • AGON 2 Adventures in Lapland
    • AGON 3 Pirates of Madagascar
    • AGON from Lapland to Madagascar (d/l from PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99) (not sure if this is 2,3, or both)
    • The Mysterious Codex (1-3) (I don't have this.)
    • AGON 4 The Lost Sword of Toledo (d/l from PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99)
    • AGON 5 The Tale of the Four Dragons (I don't have this.)
A cont'd
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare (steam $3.75)
  • Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine - 2006 Himalaya
    (Not to be confused with the 1989 game "Lost Dutchman Mine" by Magnetic Images)
  • Alida - 2004
    Alida game website
  • All Roads by Jon Ingold (free IF)
    [play]
  • Alone in the Dark series
    survival horror - action elements
  • Notes on survival horror games...
    survival horror action-adventure has strayed into shooters - they are not the same... tvtropes definition

  • Alpha Polaris 2011 Turmoil Games (gg $1.99)
  • Altered Destiny - 1990 Accolade
  • Alter Ego - 1986 Activision
    originally written by Peter Favaro PhD
    play an updated version online at playalterego.com
  • Alter Ego (gg free - $1.74 -> 4:3 sale)
  • Alternativa - 2010 Centauri Production
  • Amazon (ST)
A cont'd
  • Amber: Journeys Beyond (AG70) 1996
    8/19/99
  • American McGee's Alice
  • Amertis - website
    (free d/l) on startup, if black screen, press esc
  • Amerzone - Benoit Sokal - 1999 Microids
    (I installed old disk on Win7 - seems to work OK)
  • [Thomas M. Disch's] Amnesia - 1986 Cognetics Corp. / EA
  • Amnesia and sequel
    • Amnesia - The Dark Descent (AG34) - 2010 Frictional (HB5)
    • Amnesia - A Machine for Pigs 2013 Frictional
  • Anacapri the Dream - see Capri Saga
  • Anchorhead - 1998 Michael Gentry
    text adv play anchorhead free online
  • Ankh series
    (purch Heart of Osiris and Battle of the Gods on Steam for $3.74)
    • Ankh: The Tales of Mystery, Artex Software, 1998, RISC OS
    • Ankh 1: Reverse the Curse, Deck13, 2005, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
    • Ankh 2: Heart of Osiris, Deck13, 2006, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
    • Ankh 3: Battle of the Gods, Deck13, 2007, Windows
    • Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King, Deck13, 2008, Nintendo DS
  • Angel Devoid
  • Anna, and Anna Extended Edition (ext ed $2.49 gg)
  • Another Code (aka Trace Memory) (AG60) Cing Nintendo DS 2005
  • Another Perspective - (puzzle platformer)
    purch on gmg $3.34 less 2.10 credit = $1.24 (reqd "capsule" to d/l)
  • Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (orig. 1991)
    platformer/action elements
A cont'd
  • Arazok's Tomb - 1987 Aegis
  • Ark of Time - 1997 Trecision / Koei / Interplay
    (needs VESA video)
  • The Arrangement - 2004 Michael Clark
  • The Arrival
  • Art of Murder (Nicole Bonnet) series - City Interactive
    (I don't have any.)
    • 1. FBI Confidential - 2008
    • 2. Hunt for the Puppeteer - 2009
    • 3. Cards of Destiny - 2010
    • Ultimate Mystery and Adventure Collection - City Interactive - includes Art of Murder 1-3, plus Chronicles of Mystery 1 & 2

  • ASA A Space Adventure - 2013 ($11.99 gg)
  • Astroloco : Worst Contact (ggg 7/20/13 4for $8)
  • Astronomica: The Quest for the Edge of the Universe - 1994 Hyper-Quest
  • Atlantis series
    • Atlantis: The Lost Tales 1997
    • Atlantis II (aka Beyond Atlantis) 1999 Cryo Interactive (dotemu pack $9.99 - incl 2,3,4)
    • Atlantis III - The New World (aka Beyond Atlantis II) 2001 (d/l gog $3.99)
    • Atlantis Evolution 2004 (dotemu pack $9.99 - incl 2,3,4)
    • Atlantis V: Secrets of Atlantis 2006

  • Aura series (d/l 1&2 from dotemu @ $2)

    • Aura: Fate of the Ages 2004
    • Aura 2: The Sacred Rings 2007
    • Aura 3: Catharsis

  • A Vampyre Story - see Vampyre...
  • Azrael's Tear
B
  • Back to the Future: The Game - 2010 Telltale
  • Bad Day on the Midway (The Residents)
  • Bad Mojo (AG30) 1996 Pulse Entertainment
    Bad Mojo Redux (remake) - 2004 Pulse / Got Game
  • Bargon Attack - 1992 Coktel Vision
  • Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok 2011 (d/l from gamersgate $2.49)
  • Barrow Hill 2006 (d/l from gamersgate $2.50)
  • B.A.T. (Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters) - 1989
    and B.A.T. 2: The Koshan Conspiracy - 1992
  • Bastion (HB5)
  • Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity 1996 GT Int.,
    Beavis and Butthead Do U. 1998 GT Int.
  • Belief and Betrayal 2007
  • Below the Root - Windham Classics 1984 80s - one of the earliest graphic advs, based on a childrens' novel an article about its genesis here
  • Beneath a Steel Sky (AG19) 1994 Revolution Software (d/l free from gog)
B cont'd

  • Ben Jordan, Paranormal Investigator series (free)
    grundislavgames.com
    • 1. In Search of the Skunk-Ape
    • 2. The Lost Galleon of the Salton Sea
    • 3. The Sorceress of Smailholm
    • 4. Horror at Number 50
    • 5. Land of the Rising Dead
    • 6. Scourge of the Sea People
    • 7. The Cardinal Sins
    • 8. Relics of the Past

  • Ben There, Dan That! (purch 2-pack on Steam $4.99)
    • Time Gentlemen, Please! 2009 (purch 2-pack on Steam $4.99)
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD - remastered 2011 Ubisoft (orig 2003) (action-adv)
  • Beyond the Wall of Stars
  • Beyond Time - 1997 Dreamcatcher
  • Beyond: Two Souls - 2013 Quantic Dream - action/adv for PS3
  • Big Red Adventure - 1995 Dynabyte / Core Design
  • Bioforge - 1995 Origin / EA
  • Bioscopia - 2001 Tivola, Chemicus - 2002 Tivola, Physicus - 2003 Tivola
  • Bioshock series (FPS)
    1- 2007 2K Games, 2 - 2010 2K, Infinite - 2013 2K

    (purch 1,2,inf on ggg $4.99, $4.99, $9.89)
  • Black Dahlia (AG63)
  • The Black Mirror series
    • The Black Mirror (AG83) - 2003 Future Games (JA $2.49)
    • The Black Mirror II - 2009 Cranberry Production (downloaded from Amazon/Viva $5)
    • The Black Mirror III - 2011 Cranberry Production (downloaded from Amazon/Viva $5)
B cont'd

  • John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles (AG43) Legend 1998
  • Blackwell series
    (d/l bundle counts as 1 in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)

    • 1. The Blackwell Legacy 2006
    • 2. Blackwell Unbound 2007
    • 3. Blackwell Convergence 2009
    • 4. The Blackwell Deception 2011
    • 5. Blackwell Epiphany 2014
  • Blade Runner (AG21) 1997 Westwood Studios
  • Bloodnet - 1993 MicroProse (avail on gog)
  • Blue Lacuna (free d/l) by Aaron A. Reed
    Blue Lacuna website
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales and sequel
    • The Book of Unwritten Tales (AG64) - 2011 King Art (d/l from gog $9.99)
    • Critter Chronicles (gog $3.00)
  • Borrowed Time - 1985 Interplay/Activision
  • Botanicula (Steam Amanita bundle $6.24)
  • Braid (HB5)
B cont'd

  • Breakers - 1985 Broderbund/Synapse
  • The Bridge - 2013 Taylor & Castaneda (puzzle platformer) (free?)
  • Broken Age - 2014
    Broken Age website Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter
    I subscribed $15 to Kickstarter.
  • The Broken Sword series
    • 1. Circle of Blood (a.k.a. Shadow of the Templars) (AG4) 1996
    • 1. Circle of Blood - The Director's Cut (dotemu BS trilogy remastered $9.99 incl 1, 1 Dir cut, 2, 3)
    • 2. The Smoking Mirror
    • 2.5 The Return of the Templars (fan adventure - website)
    • 3. The Sleeping Dragon
    • 4. The Angel of Death (aka Secrets of the Ark) - 2006 (gog $4.99)
    • 5. The Serpent's Curse ($12.49 steam 50% off sale)

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 2013 (steam $4.99)
  • Bureau 13
  • Burn: Cycle
  • Byzantine: The Betrayal 1997 Discovery
Big Fish Games - Casual / Hidden Object Adventures - [Wikipedia]
(NOTE: all games unless othewise marked.)

  • Agency of Anomalies series - Orneon
    • 1. The Agency of Anomalies: Mystic Hospital 2011 ($4.99)
    • 2. The Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage 2012
      (free w/ monthly membership)
    • 3. The Last Performance (free w/ memb)
  • Azada series
    • 1. Azada (purch. cd dual w/ ancient magic $5.56 amazon)
    • 2. Azada: Ancient Magic
    • 3. Azada in Libro (collector's ed. d/l from bigfish $6.99)
    • 4. Azada Elementa
      (free w/ monthly membership)

  • Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome ($6.99)
  • Carol Reed Mystery series - MDNA - Mikael Nyqvist

    I don't have these except as marked...
    • 1. Remedy 2004 (earned free bigfish)
    • 2. Hope Springs Eternal 2005
    • 3. Time Stand Still 2006
    • 4. East Side Story 2007
    • 5. The Colour of Murder 2008 (bf $6.99 b1g1f Blue Madonna)
    • 6. Black Circle 2009
    • Carol Reed 1-5 Complete 2010
    • 7. Blue Madonna 2011 (bf free)
    • 8. Amber's Blood 2012
    • 9. Cold Case Summer 2013
    • 10. Bosch's Damnation (2014)
  • Dark Dimensions: City of Fog ($4.99)
  • Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers CE (in Legends of Terror pack)
  • Echoes of Sorrow (in pack)
  • Emerald City Confidential ($4.99)
  • Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale (bf free)
  • Enigmatus: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
    (free w/ club memb. 2/13)
Big Fish Games cont'd
  • Enlightenus series
    • Enlightenus ($3.49)
    • Enlightenus 2: The Timeless Tower ($3.49)

  • Film Fatale: Lights, Camera, Madness! ($0.99 w/ Dorian)

  • Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen ($3.99)
  • Flux Family Secrets series - fractured object puzzles - Skunk Studios [Wikipedia]
    • 1. The Ripple Effect ($4.99)
    • 2. The Rabbit Hole
    • 3. The Book of Oracles

  • Ghost Encounters: Deadwood (in pack)
  • House of 1000 Doors series
    • 1. Family Secrets CE (in Legends of Terror pack)
    • 2. The Palm of Zoroaster
      (free w/ monthly membership)

  • Lake House: Children of Silence (d/l $2.50 gg)
  • Midnight Mysteries series - MumboJumbo
    • 1. The Edgar Allen Poe Conspiracy 2009 (HOG)
    • 2. Salem Witch Trials 2010 (amazon $1.99)
      (virus?)
    • 3. Devil on the Mississippi 2011
    • 4. Haunted Houdini (amazon $2.19) (virus?)

  • Mountain Crime: Requittal (in pack)
  • Mystery Case Files series [Wikipedia]
    • 1. Huntsville 2005
    • 2. Prime Suspects 2006
    • 3. Ravenhearst 2006 ($2.99)
    • 4. Madame Fate 2007 ($2.99)
    • 5. Return to Ravenhearst 2008 ($4.99)
    • 6. Dire Grove 2009 ($4.99)
    • 7. 13th Skull 2010 ($2.99)
    • 8. Escape from Ravenhearst 2011 (free)
    • 9. Shadow Lake 2012
Big Fish Games cont'd
  • Mystery Masters collections
    • (Original) (15-pack) 2009
    • Volume 2 (15) 2011
    • Mega 30-Pack (Vols 1 & 2)
    • Bonus Collection (20) 2012
    • Legends of Terror 20-pack 2012 (amazon $7.49)
    • Lighter Side of Adventure (10) 2013
    • Secret Reflections (20) 2013
    • Secret Stories 20-pack 2012 (amazon - wrong thing sent - free)
    • Treasures of Mystery (20) 2012
    • Twisted Tales 20-pack 2012 (amazon $14.99)
    • Wicked Worlds (20) 2013

  • Mystery Trackers series - Elephant Games [Wikipedia]
    • 1. The Void 2010 ($4.99)
    • 2. Raincliff ($2.99)
    • 3. Black Isle (free)
    • 4. Four Aces 2012 (free)
    • 5. Silent Hollow (Collector's Edition) 2013 ($13.99)

  • Natural Threat: Ominous Shores (in pack)
  • Nightmare Adventures series
    • Nightmare Adventures: The Witch's Prison (free)
    • Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn (free)

  • Nightmare Realm series
    • 1. Nightmare Realm ($6.99)
    • 2. Nightmare Realm: In the End

  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (in pack)
  • Oddly Enough: Pied Piper (incl w/ Legends of Terror 20pack)
  • Pahelika series
    • Secret Legends 2009 (gg $3.38)
    • Revelations 2011 (PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99)

  • Puppet Show series - ERS
    • 1. Mystery of Joyville (1 & 2 for $4.99 Amazon)
    • 2. Souls of the Innocent
    • 3. Lost Town
    • 4. Return to Joyville
    • 5. Destiny Undone
Big Fish Games cont'd
  • Redemption Cemetery series - ERS Studios
    • 1. Curse of the Raven (free monthly)
    • 2. Children's Plight (free w/ sale)
    • 3. Grave Testimony ($6.99)
    • 4. Salvation of the Lost (free w/ coupon)

  • Sacra Terra: Angelic Night - Alawar (amazon $1.99)
    Collector's Ed. incl. in Mystery Masters Twisted Tales (amazon $14.99)
    virus? (coll ed. installed OK)
  • Samantha Swift series - MumboJumbo

    (purch. all at amazon @ $1.99)
    • 1. Hidden Roses of Athena 2008
    • 2. Golden Touch 2009
    • 3. Mystery From Atlantis 2009
    • 4. Fountains of Fate 2010

  • Shiver series
    • Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker - Artogon (bf $6.99 b1g1f w/ Empress2)
    • Poltergeist (bf free)
    • Moonlit Grove (bf $4.89)

  • Snark Busters series - Alawar (fragmented object games = FROGs)
    • 1. Welcome to the Club (amazon $1.99)
    • 2. All Revved Up (amazon $1.99)
    • 3. High Society (Twisted Tales pack)

  • Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story (in Legends of Terror pack)
  • The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Ghost Ship (in pack)
  • Twisted Lands series - Alawar
    • 1. Shadow Town (bf $3.99)
    • 2. Insomniac (bf $6.99 b1g1f w/ Origin)
    • 3. Origin (bf free)

  • Vampire Saga series
    • 1. Pandora's Box (in pack)
    • 2. Welcome to Hell Lock (in pack)
    • 3. Breakout (in pack)

  • Whispered Stories: Sandman (in pack)
C
  • Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (AG66)
  • Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth - 2006 Headfirst / Ubisoft (action-adv survival horror stealth)
  • Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet - see Shadow of the Comet
  • The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness 2001 Dreamcatcher,
    The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse, and combo pack ($6.97 new amazon)
  • Capri Saga caprisaga.com
    • 1. A Quiet Weekend in Capri 2003
    • 2. Anacapri: the Dream 2007
    • Mysteries of Capri (updated compilation of above 2 games)
    • 3. The Capri Connection (I/P)
  • Captain Blood and sequels
    • Captain Blood - 1988 Exxos / Infogrames / Mindscape
    • Commander Blood - 1994 Cryo / Mindscape
    • Big Bug Bang: Le Retour de Commander Blood - 1996 Cryo / Microfolie's
  • Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle - 2012 Wizarbox (spinoff from So Blonde)
  • Castle Dracula (shinyloot $1)
  • Catherine - 2011 - Atlus (console game)
  • Cat Lady (shinyloot $1)
  • The Cave - 2013 Double Fine / Ron Gilbert ($7.50 gg)
    (platformer)
C cont'd
  • Ceville - 2009 Realmforge Studios/Kalypso Media (d/l Amazon $4.72)
    (install error)
  • Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess - see KULT
  • Chaos: A Fantasy Adventure Game - 1995 HarperCollins
  • Chronicles of Mystery series (Sylvie Leroux) - City Interactive
    (I don't have any.)
    • Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual - 2008
    • Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life - 2009
    • Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple - 2009 (DS)
    • Chronicles of Mystery: The Legend of the Sacred Treasure
    • Chronicles of Mystery: Secret of the Lost Kingdom

  • Chronomaster
  • Chronoquest - 1988 Psygnosis, Chronoquest 2 - 1990 Psygnosis
  • The Chzo Mythos (AGS) [Wikipedia] [website]

    free d/l
    • 1. 5 Days a Stranger
    • 2. 7 Days a Skeptic
    • 3. Trilby's Notes
    • 4. 6 Days a Sacrifice

  • Circle of Blood (see Broken Sword series)
C cont'd
  • Circuit's Edge - 1989 Westwood/Infocom
    based on Effinger's When Gravity Fails
  • The City of Lost Children - 1997 Psygnosis
  • Clandestiny - 1996 EA
  • Codename: Iceman - 1989 Sierra
    ("submarine simulator")
  • Cognition - An Erica Reed Thriller - series
    • Cognition - An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1 The Hangman (gg $5.00)
    • Episode 2: The Wise Monkey
    • Episode 3: The Oracle
    • Episode 4: The Cain Killer
  • The Colonel's Bequest (ST) (AG84)
  • Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (AG42)
  • Connections
C cont'd
  • Consortium - 2014 Interdimensional Games
  • Conspiracies - 2003 Got Game (avail at gg $4.95)
  • Corrosion - Cold Winter Waiting (JA sale $9.99)
  • Corruption (ST)
  • Cosmology of Kyoto - 1995 Softedge / Yano Electric (visual novel)
  • Countdown - 1990 Access
  • Critical Path - 1994 Mechadeus / Media Vision (FMV interactive movie)
  • Cruise for a Corpse - 1991 Delphine / US Gold
  • The Crystal Key and Crystal Key 2
    • The Crystal Key
    • The Crystal Key 2 (aka Evany; The Far Realm) (d/l from gamersgate $2.48)
  • The Crystal Skull - 1996 Some Interactive / Maxis
  • CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder 2006
  • Culpa Innata - 2007 ($7.95 disk via amazon)
  • Curse of Enchantia - 1992 Core Design
  • The Curse of Monkey Island (see Monkey Island series)
  • Curse: The Eye of Isis (action-adv) - 2003 Asylum
  • Cyberia - 1994 Xatrix / Interplay, Cyberia 2: Resurrection - 1995 (action-adv)
  • Cydonia - see Lightbringer
D
  • D - 1995 Acclaim
  • Daemonica - 2006 (Czech)
    3D action-adv w/ RPG elements
  • The Dame Was Loaded
  • Dark Earth
  • The Dark Eye (AG85)
  • The Dark Eye series - Daedalic
    • The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav - 2012 (steam $4.99)
    • (The Dark Eye:) Memoria - 2013

  • Dark Fall series
    • Dark Fall - The Journal (AG86)
    • Lights Out
      6/19/05
    • Lost Souls (d/l from gamersgate $2.49)
    Darkness Within series
    • 1. Darkness Within - In Pursuit of Loath Nolder 2007 (d/l gamersgate 1 & 2 in collector's ed. $3.75
    • 2. Darkness Within - The Dark Lineage 2010
  • Dark Secrets (gg $19.99)
    very bad reviews
  • Darkseed, Darkseed II - 1992
  • Dark Star (Darkstar): The Interactive Movie - 2010 Parallax Studio ($12.69 Amazon)
D cont'd
  • Day of the Tentacle (AG6) 1993 LucasArts
  • Dead Cyborg - website
  • Deadend Cerebral Vortex
  • Dead Mountaineer's Hotel
  • Dead Reefs (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1)
  • Dead Space series (3rd person shooter / survival horror)
    • Dead Space - 2008 EA Redwood Shores (now Visceral) / EA - (free on EA Origin)
    • Dead Space 2 - 2011 Visceral / EA
    • Dead Space 3 - 2013 Visceral / EA
  • Dear Esther (JA $9.99)
  • Death Gate
  • Deja Vu (ST), Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas 1988 ICOM (ST)
  • Delaware St. John series - website
    • Delaware St. John: Vol 1 The Curse of Midnight Manor 2005
    • Delaware St. John: Vol 2 The Town With No Name 2005
    • Delaware St. John: Vol 3 The Seacliff Tragedy 2007
    • Delaware St. John: Vol 4 Asylum of the Lost (TBD) Asylum of the Lost Kickstarter (I pledged $15 - incl. v1-3)

  • Deponia series
    • Deponia 2012 (d/l gamersgate $5.99)
    • Deponia 2 Chaos on Deponia
    • Deponia 3 Goodbye Deponia

  • Deus Ex - 2000 Eidos
    PC Gamer mag #1 of 100 best games of all time
    I have an orig copy but also purch steam key from humblebundle store for $2.79 for GOTY Ed.
  • The Dig (AG92)
D cont'd
  • The Discworld series
    • Discworld
    • Discworld II (AG73) (I don't have this.)
    • Discworld Noir (AG27) (I don't have this.)

  • Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I. - 1988 First Row Software (text adv)
    updated and expanded in 1999 by Michael and Muffy Berlyn free download of .z5 at ifdb.tads.org
  • Donald Dowell and the Ghost of Barker Manor - 2013 AGS (free)
    Donald Dowell game download website
  • Dondra: A New Beginning - see Questmaster: The Prism of Heheutotol
  • Downfall - 2009 Harvester Games
  • Dracula: Origin - 2008 Frogwares
  • Dracula series - Index+/France Telecom/Canal+
    (1-3 trilogy gog $4.99)
    • 1. [The] Resurrection - 2000
    • 2. The Last Sanctuary - 2000
    • 3. The Path of the Dragon - 2008
    • 4. The Shadow of the Dragon - 2013
    • 5. The Blood Legacy - 2013

  • Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins - 1994 Cryo (avail on gog)
  • Dragonsphere - 1994 MicroProse (free on gog)
  • Drascula - 1996 Alcachofa Soft (free d/l on Dotemu)
  • The Drawn series
    • Drawn The Painted Tower (1) (AG76) (Big Fish $2.99)
    • Drawn Dark Flight (2) (purch cd on amazon $9.48)
    • Drawn Trail of Shadows (3) (purch d/l PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99.)
  • Dread Mac Farlane - 2008 (AGS) - free
    free download at AGS site
    Also download Dread Mac Farlane 2 free at AGS site
D cont'd
  • Dream - 2013 (early access on steam) HyperSloth / Mastertronic ($16.99 steam early access)
  • Dreamcatcher Interactive founded 1996

    [list of Dreamcatcher games on ign.com] [wikipedia entry]
    Adventure Company established by Dreamcatcher in 2002

    [list of Adventure Company games on ign.com] [wikipedia entry]
    both bought in March 2007 by the JoWooD Group, both acquired by Nordic Games in Aug 2011
  • Dream Chamber - 2013 Darkwave
  • Dream Chronicles (series) - KatGames/ PlayFirst

    • Faye's Journey
      • Dream Chronicles (1) 2007 (purch CD from amazon $10.59)
      • Dream Chronicles 2: The Eternal Maze 2008 (purch d/l PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99.)
      • Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child 2009 (purch d/l PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99.)
    • Lyra's Destiny
      • The Book of Air 2010 (d/l purch from Amazon $6.99)
      • The Book of Water 2011 (d/l purch from Amazon $6.99)
      • The Book of Fire 2013 (I don't have this.)
        Canceled according to Wikipedia.

  • Dreamfall The Longest Journey (AG52), also Dreamfall Chapters - see Longest Journey
  • The Dreamhold - 2004 Andrew Plotkin (text adv)
    free download .z8 file at zarfhome.com
  • The Dream Machine - website (d/l chap 1-3 in IndieRoyale Stuffing Bundle $5.50)
  • DreamWeb - 1994 Empire Interactive
  • Drowned God - 1996 Inscape
  • Dudefish
    (free d/l) perfectlyparanormal.com
  • Dust: A Tale of the Wired West 1995
E
  • Earthrise: A Guild Investigation - 1990 Matt Gruson / Interstel
  • Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern - 2005 Kheops / The Adventure Company
  • Eco-Quest series - Sierra
    • EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus - 1991
    • EcoQuest II: Lost Secret of the Rainforest - 1993
  • Ecstatica series (action adv, survival horror)
    • Ecstatica - 1994 Andrew Spencer Studios / Psygnosis
    • Ecstatica II - 1997 Andrew Spencer Studios / Psygnosis
  • Edna & Harvey series
    • Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - 2011
    • Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes (gg $3.75)
  • Egypt series
    • Egypt 1156 B.C. Tomb of the Pharaoh - 2000 Cryo / Adventure Company
    • Egypt II: The Heliopolis Prophecy - 2000 Cryo / Dreamcatcher
    • The Egyptian Prophecy (aka Egypt III: The Fate of Ramses) - 2004 Kheops Studio / Adventure Company
E cont'd
  • 1893: A World's Fair Mystery
  • Eleusis - 2013 Nocturnal Works
  • The 11th Hour - see The 7th Guest
  • Elroy series - Headbone Interactive
    • Elroy Goes Bugzerk - 1995
    • Elroy Hits the Pavement - 1996
  • Elvira series - Horrorsoft / Accolade
    • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark - 1990
    • Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus - 1992
  • Emerald Isle - 1985 Level 9
  • Emmanuelle - 1989 Muriel Tramis (who did Gobliiins) Coktel Vision
  • Enchanted Scepters - 1984 Silicon Beach (Apple only)
    1st true point-and-click adventure
E cont'd
  • Enola - 2012 Domaginarium
    entry at indiedb.com gives info and places to buy
  • Entombed - 1995 Chaos Concepts / Beaucomm
    Entombed Enhanced (rerelease of Entombed) - 1997 Blue H2O / Wizardworks
    not to be confused with the audio-based rogue-like RPG for the blind Entombed (2008) by Driftwood
  • Eric the Unready - 1993 Legend
  • Escape From Monkey Island (#4) (see Monkey Island series)
  • Essex (ST)
  • Estranged: Act 1 - 2014 Alan Edwardes (action-adv horror)
    free on steam Estranged website
  • Eternal Chrysalis - 2013 selmiak & captainD
    AGS (free d/l) eternal chrysalis at AGS website
  • Eternam - 1992 Hubert Chardot (Shadow of the Comet, Prisoner of Ice) / Infogrames
E cont'd
  • Ether One - 2014 White Paper Games (purch steam key on humblebundle store $16.99)
  • Everlight: Of Magic & Power - 2008 Dreamcatcher
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - TBD The Chinese Room (makers of Dear Esther) (sched for PS4 only)
  • The Experiment (aka Experience 112) (d/l gamersgate $3.98)
  • The Eye of the Kracken - 2002 Absurdus
    (free d/l) absurdus.net
F
  • Fable - 1996 Sirtech
  • Face Noir - 2013 Mad Orange
  • Fahrenheit - see Indigo Prophecy
  • Fahrenheit 451 (ST)
  • Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya - 2000 Bohemia Interactive Studio ($9.99 on Dotemu)
  • The Fall Trilogy - Kheops
    • Chapter 1: Separation (purch d/l PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99.)
    • Chapter 2: Reconstruction
    • Chapter 3: Revelation

  • Fascination - 1991 Coktel Vision
  • FATALE: Exploring Salome - 2009 Tale of Tales
F cont'd
  • Fate By Numbers - 2007 Revival (free)
    fatebynumbers.com
  • Faust (aka Seven Games of the Soul) (AG94)
  • Fedora Spade series - Hardi Gosal
    free d/l studioeres.com
    • Case 1: Prologue - 2007
    • Case 2: The Red Ring - 2007
    • Case 3: Death Wears a Fedora - 2007
    • Case 4: The Last Job - 2008
  • The Feeble Files (AG91) (gog $2.99)
  • Fester Mudd - Curse of the Gold: Episode 1 - 2013 Prank
  • 15 Days - 2009 House of Tales / DTP
  • The Filmmaker - 2010 Unimatrix
  • The Final Cut (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)
    2001 Ubisoft
  • Finding Teddy - 2013 Storybird Games ($3.50 gg)
F cont'd F cont'd
  • Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster
  • Freak Show
  • The Freddi Fish Series

    • 1. Freddi Fish And The Case of The Missing Kelp Seeds - Humungous 1994
    • 2. Freddi Fish 2 The Case of The Haunted Schoolhouse - Humungous 1996 (for some reason we have 2 copies)
    • 3. Freddi Fish 3 The Case of The Stolen Conch Shell - Humungous 1998
    • 4. Freddi Fish 4 The Case of The Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch - Humungous 1999
    • 5. Freddi Fish 5 The Case of The Creature of Coral Cove - Humungous/Infogrames 2001
  • Freddie Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (AG78)
  • Full Throttle (AG38) 1995
  • Future Wars (subtitled: Adventures in Time or Time Travellers)(ST)
G
  • The Gabriel Knight series
    • Gabriel Knight: (1) Sins of the Fathers (AG16) 1993 (gog $2.40)
    • Gabriel Knight: (2) The Beast Within (AG3) 1995 (gog $2.40)
    • Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (AG32) (dotemu $1.80)
  • Gadget: Past as Future - Synergy Interactive 1993
  • Gag: The Impotent Mystery - 1997 Auric Vision / Zest Studios
    obscure Russian title - Dutch English release
  • Gateway (Frederik Pohl's) 1992 Legend,
    Gateway II Homeworld 1993 Legend
  • Geisha - 1990 Coktel Vision / Tomahawk
G cont'd
  • Gemini Rue (AG79) 2011 (d/l in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
  • The Gene Machine - 1996 Divide By Zero / Vic Tokai
  • Genesys - 2001 Galilea / Wanadoo
  • Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island - 2009
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (AG41)
  • Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria 2001
  • Gobliiins series (1-3 gog $2.99)
    • 1. Gobliiins
    • 2. Gobliiins 2: Prince Buffoon
    • 3. Gobliiins Quest 3
    • 4. Gobliiins 4 - 2009 Societe Pollene / Kalypso
G cont'd G cont'd
  • The Graveyard
    free at Tale of Tales
  • Gravity Bone (2008), Thirty Flights of Loving (2012) - Blendo
    blendogames.com
    • Gravity Bone (free)
    • Thirty Flights of Loving ($5 at website)

  • Gray Matter - Jane Jensen 2011 (d/l from amazon $6.96)
  • Grim Fandango (AG1) 1998
  • Guild of Thieves - see Magnetic Scrolls series
  • Guise of the Wolf - 2014
    (very bad reviews)
H
  • Hacker - 1985 Activision, Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers - 1986
  • [Brian Spencer's] Hacker Evolution series - exosyphen studios
    • Hacker Evolution - 2007
    • Reinsertion expansion pack
    • Hacker Evolution: Untold - 2008
    • Hacker Evolution Collection (includes HE, Reinsertion expansion pack, Untold)
    • Hacker Evolution: Duality - 2011
  • Half-Life, Half-Life 2
    I have 1 on disk and 2 on steam
  • Hamilton's Great Adventure - 2011 Fatshark
    platformer
  • Hamlet
    I d/l'd free (abbreviated) version for Android
    (purch full pc version for $2.49 gg)
H cont'd
  • Harvester
  • Haunted (amazon free [used $3.40 of credit])
  • Heart of China - 1991 Dynamix
  • Heavy Rain (AG26) 2009 Quantic Dream Playstation 3 only
  • Hector: Badge of Carnage episodes
    • 1. We Negotiate With Terrorists
    • 2. Senseless Acts of Justice
    • 3. Beyond Reasonable Doom
H cont'd
  • Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller - 1994 Take 2 / GameTek
    playthrough (scroll down)
  • Hero's Quest: So You Want to be a Hero - see Quest for Glory series
  • Hopkins FBI - 1998 MP Entertainment
  • Hotel - 2010 Cateia
  • Hotel Dusk: Room 215, and sequel
    • Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (AG65) 2007 Cing Nintendo DS
    • Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (sequel to Hotel Dusk) (AG39) Cing Nintendo DS
H cont'd
I
  • ICOM Simulations games 80s
    • Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True 1985
    • Uninvited 1986
    • Shadowgate 1987
    • Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas 1988

  • I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream (AG69) (gog $2.99)
  • Inca - 1992 Coktel Vision / Sierra, Inca II - 1993
    both are genre mashup - puzzle, shooter, dungeon - I have only Inca II
I cont'd
  • In Cold Blood - 2000 Revolution (avail on gog)
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (AG11) 1992
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (ST)
I cont'd
  • Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit) (AG57) 2005 Quantic Dream ($5.99 under action on gog)
  • Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb - 1994 Dreamers Guild (avail on gog)
  • In Memoriam - see Missing
  • The Inner World (gg $3.75)
I cont'd
  • Innocent Until Caught - 1993 Psygnosis, Guilty (Innocent Until Caught 2) - 1995 Psygnosis
  • Interplay - games issued by Interplay

    • Mindshadow - 1985
    • Borrowed Time - 1985
    • Tass Times in Towntown - 1986
    • Neuromancer - 1988
    (I don't have any.)
  • Isabelle - 2000 Belisa
J
  • Jack Keane series
    • Jack Keane and the Dokktor's Island - 2007 (d/l shinyloot $4)
    • Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within (gog $3.00)
  • Jack Orlando A Cinematic Adventure [Director's Cut] 1996 [2000] (d/l from dotemu $2.99)
  • Jack the Ripper - 2003 Galilea / Adventure Company
  • James Bond: The Stealth Affair (aka Operation Stealth) - 1990 Delphine / Interplay
  • Jazz and Faust - 2002 Saturn Plus / 1C (Russian)
  • Jazzpunk - 2014 Adult Swim / Necrophone Games
J cont'd
  • J.B. Harold Murder Club - 1986 Riverhillsoft / Broderbund (PC)
    read more at Japan Adventure Attack! website

    1st in a series:
    • Murder Club - 1986
    • Manhattan Requiem: Angels Flying in the Dark - 1987
    • Kiss of Murder - 1988
    • D.C. Connection - 1989
    • Blue Chicago Blues - 1995
  • Jekyll & Hyde - 2010 bitComposer / Adventure Company
    platform and action elements
  • Jerusalem: The Three Roads to the Holy Land - see Timescape: Journey to Pompeii
  • Jewels of the Oracle
J cont'd
  • Jinxter (ST)
  • Johnny Mnemonic - 1995 Sony
  • Jolly Rover - 2010 Brawsome (d/l gamersgate $3.00)
  • [The Adventures of] Jonny Quest - 1999 Virgin
    (puzzles suck)
  • The Journey Down (Indie Royale Summer Bundle $5.57)
  • The Journeyman Project series
    • The Journeyman Project Turbo
    • Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time (AG89)
    • Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (AG46) 1998 (gog $2.99)
J cont'd
  • Journey of a Roach - 2013 Daedalic
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth - 2003 Viva
  • Juggernaut - 1999 Jaleco (PS only)
    similar to MYST. w/ FMV
  • J.U.L.I.A. (julia) - website - being revamped as "J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars"
    (best price so far: $13.96 sale at adventureshop, but no longer available - $19.99 d/l on amazon)
  • Jupiter Mission 1999 - 1984 Avalon Hill
    mash-up of adv, space war rpg, and arcade
K
  • Kairo (ggg 7/20 4for$8)
  • Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (gg free 4:3)
  • Karma Curse of the 12 Caves
  • Keepsake (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1)
  • Kentucky Route Zero (5 episodes)
    $12.49 HBS, $18.74 steam
K cont'd
  • KGB (aka Conspiracy) - 1992 Cryo / Virgin
  • Killed Until Dead - 1986 Accolade
  • Kingdom O' Magic - 1996 SCi Games, des. by Fergus McNeill (Bored of the Rings)
  • Kingdom: The Far Reaches - 1995 Interplay / Rick Dyer (co-creator of Dragon's Lair) (remake of LaserDisc game Thayer's Quest 1984, which was rereleased on DVD in 2005) (avail at gog $5.99)
    Kingdom II: Shadoan - 1998
K cont'd
  • King's Quest series (I don't have them all...) - Sierra Online 80s

    • King's Quest (I): Quest for the Crown (ST) (AG75) 1984
    • King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne 1985
    • King's Quest III: To Heir is Human 1986
    • King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella 1988
    • King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder 1990 Sierra
    • King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (AG13) 1992
    • King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride 1994
    • King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity 1998

  • Knight Orc - 1987 Rainbird
    see the Bird Sanctuary website
K cont'd
  • (Time Gate) Knight's Chase - 1995 Infogrames
    similar to Alone in the Dark - action-adv
    free d/l at archive.org
  • Koala Lumpur: Journey to the Edge 1997 Broderbund
  • KULT (KULT: The Temple of Flying Saucers, aka Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess) - 1989 Exxos
  • The Kyrandia Series
    • Kyrandia 1: The Legend of Kyrandia: Fables & Fiends 1992 Westwood Studios
    • Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate
    • Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge
L
  • Labyrinth - 1986 Activision
    LucasArts' (Lucasfilm Games) first game
  • The Labyrinth of Time - 1993 Terra Nova / EA
  • L.A. Noire (AG33) Rockstar 2011 (purch cd from amazon $10.99)
  • The Last Door - 2013 The Game Kitchen
    play free online at thelastdoor.com
  • The Last Express (AG7) Smoking Car Productions 1997 (have old box, also purch d/l PlayFirst/Big Fish $4.99.)
  • Last Half of Darkness series - website
    • Last Half of Darkness 2000 (Win), 1989,92,93 DOS
    • Shadows of the Servants 2005
    • Beyond the Spirit's Eye 2007
    • Tomb of Zojir 2009
    • Society of the Serpent Moon 2011

  • Law of the West - 1985 Accolade
    only game designed by Accolade founder Alan Miller, 1st use of dialog choices
  • Legend Entertainment - started in 1989 by Bob Bates and Mike Verdu

    • Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls - 1990 Steve Meretzky
    • Timequest - 1991 Bob Bates
    • Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance - 1991 Steve Meretzky
    • Frederik Pohl's Gateway - 1992 Mike Verdu, Michael Lindner, Glen Dahlgren
    • Spellcasting 301: Spring Break - 1992 Steve Meretzky
    • Eric the Unready - 1993 Bob Bates
    • Gateway II: Homeworld - 1993 Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren
    • Companions of Xanth - 1993 Mike Lindner
    • Death Gate - 1994
    • Mission Critical - 1995 Mike Verdu
    • Shannara - 1995 Lori Cole and Corey Cole
    • Star Control 3 - 1996 Mike Lindner and Daniel Greenberg
    • Callahan's Crosstime Saloon - 1997 Josh Mandel
    • The Lost Adventures (compilation) - 1997 amazon
L cont'd
  • Legend of Kyrandia series - see Kyrandia
  • The Legend of Lotus Spring - 1998 Women Wise
  • The Leisure Suit Larry series (I don't have them all...)

    • Leisure Suit Larry (ST)
    • Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1) 1987 Sierra
    • Leisure Suit Larry 2 1989
    • Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals 1990
    • (There is no #4.)
    • Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work 1991
    • Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up or Slip Out 1994
    • Leisure Suit Larry 7 - Love for Sail (AG71)
    • Leisure Suit Larry - Magna Cum Laude
    • Leisure Suit Larry Greatest Hits and Misses - incl. 1-6 and Softporn Adventure
    • Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded - updated original

  • Les Manley series - Accolade
    • Les Manley in Search for the King - 1990
    • Les Manley in Lost in L.A. - 1992
  • Liath - see Worldspiral: Liath
  • Lifeless Planet - 2014 Lace Mamba ($9.75 gmg)
  • Lightbringer (aka Cydonia) - 1999 Aneiva / Dreamcatcher
    (lots of crashes)
  • Lighthouse: The Dark Being
  • Lights Out - see Dark Fall series
  • Lilly Looking Through (steam $4.99) - website
  • Limbo (more of a platform side-scroller) (HB5)
  • Limbo of the Lost - 2008 TriSynergy / Majestic Studios - Bovis, Croucher, Francis
    Much content allegedly plagiarized
L cont'd
  • Little Big Adventure series
    • 1. Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure - 1994 Electronic Arts ($2.99 gog)
    • 2. Twinsen's Odyssey - 1997 Activision ($2.99 gog)
  • Little Wheel website
  • Lone Survivor (HB5)
  • The Longest Journey and sequel - Ragnar Tornquist
    • The Longest Journey (AG2) 2000 Funcom
    • Dreamfall The Longest Journey (sequel) (AG52)
    • Dreamfall Chapters (TBD)

  • Loom (AG61) - have for PC and ST
  • Lost Chronicles of Zerzura - 2012 Viva (d/l amazon free [used $3.40 of credit])
  • The Lost Crown Trilogy - Jonathan Boakes
    • 1. The Lost Crown 2008 ($6.13 Amazon)
    • 2. The Last Crown: Haunting of Hallowed Isle 2013 (not yet released) website Blackenrock
    • 3. The First Crown 2014

  • Lost Dutchman Mine - 1989 Magnetic Images / David Lindsley
  • Lost Eden - 1995 Cryo/Virgin
  • The Lost Files series

    (I don't have either.)
    • The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel (AG22) 1992 Mythos Software
    • The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes 2: The Case of the Rose Tattoo 1996 Mythos
L cont'd
  • Lost Horizon ($4.95 @ gg)
  • Lost in Time - 1993 Coktel Vision
  • Lost Treasures of Infocom I and II (AG50)
  • Louisiana Adventure - 2012 Silverplay
  • Louvre: The Messenger 2001 (just adventure $4.99)
  • Lucius - 2012 Lace Mamba
  • Lula 3D - 2005 cdv
  • Lume (HB weekly sale $6.30 for 6 games)
    Lume website
  • Lure of the Temptress 1992 (free on gog)
  • L-Zone 1993
M
  • Machinarium (AG17) 2009 Amanita Design (Steam Amanita bundle $6.24)
  • The Magnetic Scrolls Series - Memorial website

    • Corruption 1988 Rainbird
    • FISH 1988 Rainbird
    • The Guild of Thieves 1987 Rainbird
    • Jinxter 1987 Rainbird
    • Myth 1989 Rainbird
    • The Pawn 1985 Rainbird
    • Wonderland 1990 Virgin

  • Majestic - 2001 Anim-X / EA
    alternate reality game (ARG) with real-world events
  • Majestic Part 1: Alien Encounter - 1995 Piranha / Istvan Pely,
    Majestic 2: Syn-Factor (aka Symbiocom) - 1997
    Zero Critical - 1999
  • The Manhole Masterpiece Edition (gog $2.39)
  • Manhunter series
    • Manhunter: New York - 1988 Sierra
    • Manhunter 2: San Francisco - 1989 Sierra

  • Maniac Mansion (ST) (AG72)
  • Mass Effect series (purch trilogy pack gg $13.58)
    requires EA Origin acct & client
    • Mass Effect 1
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Mass Effect 3
  • Master Reboot - 2013 Wales Interactive
    some timed & platform/horror elements
  • Mata Hari (gg $1.75)
  • Maupiti Island - see Mortville Manor
  • Mean Streets - see Tex Murphy series
M cont'd
  • Memento Mori series
    • Memento Mori: The Secret of Eternal Life - 2009 Centauri Production / Got Game (d/l amazon $1.30)
    • Memento Mori 2: Guardian of Immortality - 2012 Centauri Production / DTP Entertainment
  • Memoria (Daedalic) - see Dark Eye series
  • Metal Dead - 2011 Walk Thru Walls Studios
  • Miasmata (gog $3.74)
    survival horror
  • Millennia: Altered Destinies
  • Milo
  • Mindshadow - 1985 Interplay
  • Mindwheel - 1984 Borderbund/Synapse
  • Mirrormoon EP - 2013 Santa Ragione
  • MISSING: Since January (aka In Memoriam) (AG56) Lexis Numerique 2003 website
    (relies on purpose-built websites and email)
    • Evidence: The Last Ritual (sequel; aka In Memoriam 2) 2006
  • Mission Critical 1994
  • Mixed-Up Mother Goose - Sierra On-Line 1992
  • Moebius - 2014 Pinkerton Road Studios - Jane Jensen (steam $23.99 pre-order sale)
M cont'd
  • The Moment of Silence - 2005 The Adventure Company ($10.09 disk via amazon)
  • The Monkey Island Series - LucasArts
    • The Secret of Monkey Island (#1) (AG14) 1990
    • Secret of Monkey Island (ST)
    • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (AG8) 1991
    • The Curse of Monkey Island (AG45) 1997
    • Escape From Monkey Island (#4)
    • Tales of Monkey Island 1-5 - Telltale (d/l from gog $6.99)
      • 1. Launch of the Screaming Narwhal  
      • 2. The Siege of Spinner Cay
      • 3. Lair of the Leviathan
      • 4. The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
      • 5. Rise of the Pirate God

  • Montague's Mount - 2013 Polypusher Studios
    (rated terrible by gamespot)
  • Monty Python games
    • Monty Python's Flying Circus - 1990 Virgin
    • Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time - 1994 7th Level
    • Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail - 1996 7th Level
    • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - 1997 7th Level
  • Morpheus - 1998 Piranha ($10.23 used amazon)
  • Mortville Manor, sequel Maupiti Island
    • Mortville Manor - 1987 Lankhor
    • Maupiti Island - 1990 Lankhor
  • MOTAS - Mystery of Time and Space - 2001 Jan Albartus
    escape the room genre - free online MOTAS online
M cont'd
  • Mummy; Tomb of the Pharaoh - 1996 Interplay
  • Murder on the Mississippi - 1986 Activision
  • The MYST Series

    • MYST (AG18) 1993 Cyan Worlds, Broderbund
    • Riven (AG5) 1997
    • MYST III: Exile (AG59)
    • MYST IV: Revelation (AG40)
    • MYST V: End of Ages
    • Myst URU Complete Chronicles
      • Uru: Ages Beyond MYST
      • The Path of the Shell
      • To D'Ni
    • MYST: Masterpiece Edition 2000 (improved images, sound) (I don't have this.)
    • Real MYST 2000 (real-time 3D) (gog $2.39)

  • The Mystery of the Mummy - 2003 Frogwares/The Adventure Company
    (but see sherlock holmes)
N
  • Nacah: From Darkness to Light - 2001 Virtue Games - Monte Cheyenne Wolford / Bible Games Co.
    Christian theme
  • Nancy Drew series - Her Interactive (Wikipedia) - (~30 games)
    • Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor (AG99)
  • Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness (aka Gateway to Beyond) - 2001 Wanadoo
  • Neuromancer 1988 Interplay
  • The Neverhood (AG35) 1996
  • The New Adventures of the Time Machine - 2000 Cryo
N cont'd
  • A New Beginning - Daedalic 2011 (d/l gamersgate $5.99)
  • The Next Big Thing - Pendulo 2011 (d/l from amazon $7.49, also in Steam pack)
  • Next Life (aka Reprobates) - 2007 Future Games/Adventure Company
  • Nibiru: Age of Secrets (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1)
  • Nightfall - 1998 Altor Systems (Mac/PowerPC only)
    1st real-time 1st person 3D game
  • Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy - 1998
N cont'd
  • The Night of the Rabbit - 2013 Daedalic
  • Nihilumbra - 2013 Beautifun Games
    puzzle platformer
  • Nikopol: Secret of the Immortals 2008 ($1.25 amazon d/l of steam key)
  • Nile: An Ancient Egyptian Quest - 1997 Simon & Schuster
  • 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors - Nintendo DS 2010
  • 1954: Alcatraz - 2014 Irresponsible / Daedalic
    (avail at gog and gg $19.99)
  • 1953: KGB Unleashed (purch $3.75 gg)
  • 9 - The Last Resort 1996 GT Interactive/Tribeca
N cont'd
  • Nine Princes in Amber (ST)
  • Noctropolis
  • Noir: A Shadowy Thriller - 1996
  • No One Lives Forever
  • Normality
  • Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy - 2007 Kheops Studios - Marianne Tostivint / MC2 Entertainment
  • The Novelist - 2013 Orthogonal Games ($14.99 steam)
O
  • Obduction - TBD 2015 Cyan Obduction website
  • Obsidian (AG62)
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch - 2014 Young Horses
    sequel to free game Octodad Octodad website
  • Odd Planet - 2013 Piotr Krol
    like Limbo - side-scrolling platformer
  • Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses - 2001 In Utero / Dreamcatcher
  • Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy - 1998 Interplay
    I remember the title but not buying/playing this...
O cont'd
  • Oknytt (shinyloot $1)
  • OO-Topos (ST)
  • The Old Tree - website
  • The Omega Stone - see Riddle of the Sphinx
  • Omikron: The Nomad Soul - 1999 Quantic Dream
  • Operation Stealth - see James Bond: The Stealth Affair
  • The Oregon Trail - 1978 (etc.) MECC
    perhaps the greatest example of edutainment software
O cont'd
  • Orion Burger - 1996 Sanctuary Woods / Eidos
  • The Orion Conspiracy - 1995 Divide By Zero / Domark
  • Outcast - 1999 Appeal / Infogrames (action/adv) (on gamersgate for $4.99/$3.00 sale)
  • Outcry (aka Sublustrum) - 2008 Phantomery / Adventure Company
  • Outlast - 2013 Red Barrels (survival horror - action)
O cont'd
  • Overclocked: A History of Violence - 2007 House of Tales Entertainment GmbH
    (9.99 at adventureshop)
  • Oz Orwell and the Crawling Chaos - 2012
    < $5 at Midian Design website
P
  • The Pajama Sam Series

    • Pajama Sam in "No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside" - Humungous 1996
    • Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening - Humungous 1998
    • Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet
    • Pajama Sam 4: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff

  • The Pandora Directive (AG9) (see Tex Murphy series)
  • Panic in the Park
  • Papers, Please - 2013 Lucas Pope (steam $4.99)
  • Paradise - 2006 White Birds Productions / Ubisoft - Benoit Sokal
  • Paris 1313 - 1999 Wanadoo
    more edutainment than game
  • The Path - 2009 Tale of Tales (@2.50 gg)
  • Pathologic - 2005 Ice-Pick Lodge ($9.99 d/l amazon, gog)
  • The Pawn (ST)
P cont'd
  • Penumbra collection (d/l from gamersgate $5.00 - OK on Win7)
    survival horror
    • Penumbra: Overture (#1) 2007
    • Penumbra: Black Plague (#2) 2008 (AG87)
    • Penumbra: Requiem 2008 (add-on to Black Plague)

  • Pepper's Adventures in Time (AG67) 1993 Sierra
  • Personal Nightmare - 1989 Horrorsoft
  • Phantasmagoria & sequel
    • Phantasmagoria
    • Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh (d/l from gog $2.40)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (AG29)
  • Planescape Torment (an RPG, not adv)
  • Police Quest series

    (I don't have any of these.)
    • Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Angel of Death
    • Police Quest 2: The Vengeance (AG24) 1998 Sierra
    • Police Quest 3: The Kindred
    • Police Quest: Open Season
    • Police Quest: SWAT
    • Police Quest: SWAT 2
    • Police Quest: SWAT 3 (action game)
    • Police Quest: SWAT 4 (action game)
P cont'd
  • Portal - 1986 Activision, Rob Swigart
  • Portal and Portal 2
    • Portal (AG31) Valve 2007
    • Portal 2 (AG10) (Steam $4.99)

  • Post Mortem - 2002 (see Still Life series)
  • Post Mortem: One Must Die - 2013 Koobazaur
    free d/l postmortemgame.com
  • Primordia (gog $8.99)
  • Prisoner of Ice
  • Professor Layton series (Nintendo DS) - Level5


    (I have 1 & 2)
    • 1. Curious Village (AG47) Level-5 2008 Nintendo DS
    • 2. Diabolical Box [aka Pandora's Box] 2009 (DS)
    • 3. Unwound Future 2010 (DS)
    • 4. Last Specter 2011 (DS)
    • 5. Miracle Mask 2012 (3DS)
    • 6. vs. Ace Attorney 2012 (3DS)
P cont'd
  • Process - website
  • Proteus - 2013 Curve Studios (open world exploration)
  • Psychic Detective - 1995 EA
  • Psychonauts (HB5)
  • Putt-Putt Joins the Parade - Humungous Entertainment 1992-1993
  • Puzzle Agent series - Telltale Games
    • Puzzle Agent - 2010 (steam $2.49)
    • Puzzle Agent 2 - 2011 (d/l in IndieRoyale Stuffing Bundle $5.50)

  • Pyst - 1996 Parroty
Q

  • Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom - 1995 Southpeak Interactive
  • Quantum Gate: The Saga Begins - 1993, sequel The Vortex: Quantum Gate II - 1994
Q cont'd
  • Quest for Glory series
    (I don't have any.)
    • Hero's Quest / Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero?
    • Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire (AG81)
    • Quest for Glory III: Wages of War 1992
    • Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness (AG23) 1993
    • Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire 1998
Q cont'd
  • The Quest for the Golden Egg Cup - 1986 Mastertronic
  • Questmaster: The Prism of Heheutotol (aka Dondra: A New Beginning) - 1989 Microillusions / EA
Q cont'd

  • A Quiet Weekend in Capri - see Capri Saga
  • The Quivering
R
  • RAMA
  • The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief - 2013 KING Art / The Adventure Game Co. ($7.50 sale at gg)
  • Reah: Face the Unknown - 1998 L.K. Avalon / Project Two
  • Realms of the Haunting - 1997
    survival horror
  • Redjack
  • Red Johnson's Chronicles (2011) & sequel - 2: One Against All (2012)
  • Relentless - see Little Big Adventure series
  • Resonance (d/l in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
  • Return to Mysterious Island and sequel
    • Return to Mysterious Island (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1) (AG53)
    • Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate 2009 Kheops Studios (BF free)
R cont'd
  • Return to Zork (gog $2.40)
  • Reversion double pack -
    The Escape, The Meeting (gg free using blue coins $1)
  • Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender - 1992 MicroProse
    (avail at gog $5.99)
    1st graphical adv by MicroProse
  • RHEM series
    • RHEM (2003/4)
    • RHEM 2: The Cave
    • RHEM 3: The Secret Library 2008
    • RHEM Trilogy (1-3) (JA $2.49)
    • RHEM 4: The Golden Fragments (purchased download from GetGamesGo $2.99)

  • Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches - 2008 Big Fish
    (purch. CD via amazon $5.69 incl. Scratches dir. cut)
  • Richard & Alice - Owl Cave
    Richard and Alice website
R cont'd
  • The Riddle of Master Lu (AG95)
  • Riddle of the Sphinx, ROTS 2 The Omega Stone
    • Riddle of the Sphinx
    • The Omega Stone (gg $2.49)
  • Ring - Cryo
    Ring 2: Twilight of the Gods (I don't have #2)
  • Ringworld series - Tsunami Media Inc./Accolade
    I don't have these - may be on abandonware sites
    • Ringworld - Revenge of the Patriarch 1992
    • Ringworld 2 - Return to Ringworld 1994
  • Ripper
  • Rise of the Dragon - 1990 Dynamix
  • Riven (MYST 2) (see MYST series)
  • Roswell's 66th Anniversary - free Google Doodles browser game
    play online
R cont'd
  • Rückblende (Flashback) - 2007 Nils Deneken (free d/l)
    download from die Gute Fabrik website
  • Rugrats Adventure Game - Broderbund 1998
  • Rugrats Mystery Adventures Featuring The Case of the Missing Binky - The Learning Company Mattel 1999
  • Runaway series
    • Runaway: A Road Adventure (#1) (purch. on Steam $5.99 but doesn't work; d/l from amazon $2.49)
      steam version now works - amazon version was missing resource.m06 file
    • Runaway: Dream of the Turtle (#2) (Steam Pendulo 5-pack $14.99)
    • Runaway: A Twist of Fate (#3) (AG97) (Steam Pendulo 5-pack $14.99)
S
  • Sacred Mirror of Kofun - 1996
  • Safecracker ($2.51 amazon d/l)
  • Salammbo: Battle for Carthage - 2003 Cryo
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road (AG28) 1993 LucasArts
  • Sam & Max episodes by TellTale Games website
    (I purch. seasons 1-3 on Steam $12.49.)
    • Season 1: Sam & Max Save the World (PC CD)
    • Season 2: Sam & Max Beyond Time & Space (Wii, PC/Steam) (AG49)
    • Season 3: The Devil's Playhouse (Steam)

  • Samorost 2 (AG54) (Steam Amanita bundle $6.24)
  • Sanitarium (AG36) (gog $4.99)
  • Santa Fe Mysteries series
    • The Elk Moon Murder - 1996 Activision
    • Sacred Ground - 1997 Activision
  • Schizm and sequel
    • Schizm: Mysterious Journey (DVD-ROM) - 2000 L.K. Avalon / Dreamcatcher
    • Schizm 2: Chameleon (aka Mysterious Journey 2) - 2003 Detalion / Adventure Company (JA $2.49)

  • Scooby-Doo Mystery of The Fun Park Phantom - SouthPeak Interactive 1999
  • Scratches (Dir. Cut) 2006 Nucleosys / Got Game Entertainment (gog $4.99)
  • The Sea Will Claim Everything - 2012
    $10 at landsofdream.net
  • A Second Face 2008 (free)
    A Second Face free download website
  • The Second Guest
  • Secret Files series
    • Secret Files: Tunguska (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1) 2006 Deep Silver
    • Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis 2009 (d/l gamersgate $2.50)
    • Secret Files 3: The Archimedes Code - 2012 (amazon free [used $4.99 of credit])
    • Secret Files: Sam Peters

  • The Secret of Monkey Island (#1) (see Monkey Island series)
  • Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript - Anuman (amazon $1.99)
  • Sentinel: Descendants in Time (aka Realms of Illusion alt box) 2004 Detalion (JA $2.47) [website]
S cont'd
  • Serena - Augustín Cordes (free on steam)
    article about Serena at kotaku.com
  • Seven Games of the Soul - see Faust
  • The 7th Guest and sequel(s)
  • Shadoan - see Kingdom: The Far Reaches
  • Shadow Man - 1999 Acclaim
  • Shadowgate (ST) Kemco 1989
  • Shadow of the Comet (AG74) 1993 Infogrames
  • Shadow of Destiny (aka Shadow of Memories) (AG68) Konami
  • Shadows on the Vatican - Act 1: Greed (Bundle in a Box $3.00)
  • Sherlock Holmes series by Frogwares/Focus Home Interactive (note - not the Lost Files series, also not the Consulting Detective FMV series) (Steam bundle $8.74 included 1-5 & c1)
    • 1. Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy 2002
    • 2. Sherlock Holmes: The Secret of the Silver Earring 2004
    • 3. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened 2006 (AG80) (Remastered 2008)
    • 4. Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis (aka versus Arsene Lupin) 2007
    • 5. Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper 2009
    • 6. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes 2012 ($6.80 gg)
    • The next are "casual games"...
    • c1. Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet 2008
    • c2. Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osbourne House 2011 DS (I don't have this.)
  • Shivers & sequel
    • Shivers
    • Shivers 2
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (AG77)
  • The Silver Lining (free)
    An update of the King's Quest universe
    tsl-game.com
  • Simon the Sorcerer series
    • Simon the Sorcerer (AG44) 1993 AdventureSoft (d/l from gog $2.99)
    • Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe (AG88) 1995 (d/l from gog $2.99)
    • Simon the Sorcerer 3D - 2002 (gog $2.99)
    • (I don't have the rest...)
    • Simon the Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens - 2008
    • Simon the Sorcerer 5: Who'd Ever Want Contact?! - 2009
S cont'd
  • Sinking Island - A Psychological Thriller 2007 White Birds Productions (saw on sale at amazon for $1.99)
  • Slender - website
  • Slip Space - The Burma Shave Analogy - website $14 d/l at website (defunct?)
  • A Small Favor, Another Small Favor (free online)
    Play A Small Favor at Kongregate.com
    Play Another Small Favor at Kongregate.com
  • Snatcher 1993 Konami - Sega CD - Hideo Kojima
  • So Blonde series
    • So Blonde 2008 Wizarbox (gg $5.97)
    • So Blonde: Back to the Island 2010 Wizarbox (DS)
  • The Space Bar (AG98)
  • The Space Quest series

    • I. The Sarien Encounter
    • II. Vohaul's Revenge
    • III. The Pirates of Pestulon
      (I don't have 1-3.)
    • (4,5,6 gog bundle $3.99)
    • IV. Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (AG48) (gog)
    • V. The Next Mutation (gog)
    • 6. The Spinal Frontier (gog)
    • VII. The Return to Roman Numerals (canceled)
  • Space Quest: Incinerations (fan game) - download
  • Space Quest: Vohaul Strikes Back (free d/l)
    Vohaul Strikes Back website
  • Spellcasting series

    • Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls 1990
    • Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance 1991
    • Spellcasting 301: Spring Break 1992
  • SpongeBob Squarepants Employee of the Month - THQ 2002
  • SPQR
  • The Spy Fox Series

    • 1. Spy Fox in Dry Cereal - Humungous 1997
    • 2. Spy Fox 2: Some Assembly Required - Humungous 1999
    • 3. Spy Fox "Operation Ozone" - Humungous/Infogrames 2001

  • Spycraft (AG90) (gog $2.99)
  • Stacking (AG37) 2011 Doublefine (gamersgate $3.75 7/23/13)
S cont'd

  • The Stanley Parable - 2011 Davey Wreden
    remake on Steam 2013
    I have v1.4 2011 (free) moddb.com (original has six endings)
    also purch full remake $8.99 steam
  • Star Control series
    • Star Control - 1990 Toys For Bob / Accolade (action, strategy, not adv)
    • Star Control 2 - 1992 Accolade / Fred Ford & Paul Reiche III
      recognized as one of the best games of all time
    • free remake The Ur-Quan Masters
    • Star Control 3 - 1996 Legend / Mike Lindner and Daniel Greenberg (sci-fi real-time strategy)

  • Starflight series (1 & 2 avail on gog)
    • Starflight - 1986 EA / Greg Johnson
      strategy/rpg space exploration, trading, combat - not adv but listed because Starflight has been very influential and inspired Star Control and Mass Effect
    • Starflight 2 - 1989 EA / Binary Systems
    • Protostar - 1993 Tsunami (intended Starflight 3)
  • Starship Titanic
  • Star Trek franchise (others are fps, simulation, strategy, arcade, or action-adv)
    • Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative - 1985 Simon & Schuster
    • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary - 1992 Interplay
    • Star Trek: Judgment Rites (AG58) 1993 - Interplay (sequel to 25th Anniv.)
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity - 1995 Spectrum Holobyte
    • Star Trek: Klingon - 1996 Simon & Schuster
    • Star Trek: Borg - 1996 Simon & Schuster
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Harbinger - 1996 Stormfront Studios
  • Stick It To The Man - 2013 Ripstone ($7.49 steam sale)
  • Still Life series (Steam $3.74 for both SL1&2)
    • Post Mortem - 2002 (steam $2.50)
    • Still Life (AG20) - 2005 Microids
    • Still Life 2 - 2009

  • A Stitch in Time - see What Makes You Tick
  • Stupid Invaders
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP - Capybara Games (HB5)
  • Super Meat Boy (HB5) (not an adv but listed because it came in HB5)
  • The Swapper - 2013 Facepalm (gog $3) (puzzle platformer)
  • The Syberia series by Benoit Sokal
  • Symbiocom (aka Syn-Factor) - 1998 Bethesda / Istvan Pely
  • System Shock & System Shock 2 (I don't have 2.)
T
  • Tale of a Hero - 2009 Future Games
  • A Tale of Two Kingdoms - 2007 Crystal Shard
    AGS game (free d/l) atotk website
  • Tales of Monkey Island episodes (see Monkey Island series)
  • Tass Times in Towntown - 1986 Interplay/Activision
  • Teenagent 1995 (free on gog)
  • Telarium games
    Founded in 1984 as Trillium, Telarium translated literature into interactive games. C. David Seuss was president.
    (I only have those in bold.)

    • Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) - 1984
    • Rendezvous With Rama (Arthur C. Clarke) - 1984
    • Amazon (Michael Crichton) - 1984
    • Nine Princes in Amber (Roger Zelazny) - 1985
    • Perry Mason (Erle Stanley Gardner) - 1985
    • Dragonworld (Preiss/Reaves) - 1985
    • The Scoop (Agatha Christie) - 1989
    • Shadowkeep (Alan Dean Foster) - 1989
  • Temujin - 1997 SouthPeak
T cont'd
  • Tex Murphy series
    • 1. Mean Streets 1989 (gog $2.99 for 1+2)
    • 2. Martian Memorandum 1991
    • 3. Under A Killing Moon (AG25) 1994 (gog $4.99)
    • 4. The Pandora Directive (AG9) 1996 (gog $4.99)
    • 5. Tex Murphy: Overseer 1997 (gog $4.99)
    • 6. Tesla Effect - Project Fedora - Chris Jones & Aaron Conners Project Fedora Kickstarter (steam $17.99 pre-order sale)

  • The Third Courier - 1989 Accolade
  • Three Cards to Midnight - 2009 Big Finish Inc
  • Thirteen (XIII) - see under X
  • Thirty Flights of Loving - see Gravity Bone
  • The 39 Steps - 2013 KISS Ltd. ($3.75 steam)
    more interactive novel than game
  • Timelapse -1996 GTE Entertainment
    9/23/99
T cont'd
  • Timeline - 2000 Eidos (action)
  • Timequest - 1991 Legend
  • Timescape (Adrien Blake series)
    • Timescape: Journey to Pompei (aka Pompeii: The Legend of Vesuvius) - 2000 Arxel Tribe / Cryo (just adventure $4.99)
    • Jerusalem: The Three Roads to the Holy Land - 2002 Arxel Tribe / Cryo
  • Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (AG100)
  • Today I Die (art game) - Daniel Benmergui
    free online: Today I Die online
  • Tony Tough series
    • Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths
    • Tony Tough 2 - A Rake's Progress
  • Toonstruck (AG93) 1996
  • Torchlight II - 2012 Runic ($4.99 gg) (RPG)
  • Torin's Passage 1995
T cont'd
  • Total Distortion - 1995 Pop Rocket
  • To the Moon - 2011 Freebird Games (d/l in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
  • Traitor's Gate
  • Traitor's Gate 2: Cypher 2003 The Adventure Company (d/l from dotemu $2)
  • Trauma (IG6 $6.33) 2011
  • The Tulse Luper Journey 2005 - website
  • Twinsen's Odyssey - see Little Big Adventure series
  • Type: Rider - 2013 (more of a platformer)
    ($6.99 on steam)
U
  • The Uncertainty Machine - 2003 Ratracer (free d/l)
    free download at Ratracer website
  • Under A Killing Moon (AG25) 1994 (see Tex Murphy series)
  • Undercover: Operation Wintersun 2007 Sproing
  • Uninvited - 1986 ICOM, Mindscape
  • Universe - 1994 Core Design
U cont'd
  • Unmechanical (d/l in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
  • Uplink: Hacker Elite - 2001 Introversion (avail on gog $5.99)
  • Urban Runner - 1996 Coktel Vision/Sierra
  • URU (see MYST series)
V
  • A Vampyre Story - 2008
  • Veil of Darkness - 1993 Event Horizon / SSI
  • Versailles 1685 - 1997 Cryo, sequel Versailles II: Testament of the King - 2002 Cryo
    weak on gaming - more edutainment
  • Vigil: Blood Bitterness - 2006 Garage Games (steam $0.99 indie pack)
  • Vikings: Adventure Out of Time - 1999 Europress
  • Violett - 2013 Forever
V cont'd
  • The Void - 2008 Pathologic (IG6)
  • Voodoo Kid - 1997 Infogrames
  • Vortex (Quantum Gate II) - 1994
  • Voyage: A Journey Beyond Reality - 2005 Kheops / Adventure Company
  • Voyeur - 1993 Philips / 1994 Interplay, sequel Voyeur II - 1996 Philips
W
  • The Walking Dead - episodic series 2012 Telltale

    (I purch season 1 complete + 400 days for $7.49 on gamersgate.)
  • Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures 2009 (purch CD Amazon $13.98)
  • Wanted: A Western Adventure (aka Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner) - 2004 Adventure Company / Revisitronic
  • The Ward - 2001 Fragile Bits / On Deck
    (Note: this is NOT Dementium: The Ward, which is an fps.)
  • The Watchmaker - 2002 Trecision / Got Game
W cont'd
  • Ween: The Prophecy - 1992 Coktel Vision
  • What Makes You Tick? - Played free online [W]
    • sequel: A Stitch in Time (don't have this - reqs Adobe Air install)
  • The Whispered World (purch. cd from amazon)
W cont'd W cont'd
  • The Wolf Among Us - episodic series - 2013 Telltale
  • Wonderland - see Magnetic Scrolls
  • Woodruff & the Schnibble
  • Worldspiral: Liath - 1998
X
  • The X-Files Game - 1998 Hyperbole Studios / Fox Interactive
  • The X-Fools: The Spoof is Out There - 1997 Parroty
  • Xiama - 2000 Peter Hewitt - xiama website
  • XIII - 2003 Ubisoft (an FPS), XIII: Lost Identity 2011 Anuman (point-and-click adventure)
    (I don't have either.)
Y
  • Year Walk - 2013 Simogo
  • Yesterday - Who is John Yesterday? (Pendulo 2012) (Steam Pendulo 5-pack $14.99)
  • Yoomurjak's Ring
Z
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders 1988 Lucasfilm
  • Zeddas: Servant of Sheol - 1995 Caravan
  • Zelenhgorm: The Great Ship Episode 1: Land of the Blue Moon - 2002 Moloto
    two more episodes were planned but never released, developers went defunct
  • Zero Critical (aka Satin Rift) - 1998 Bethesda / Istvan Pely
  • Zero Zone - 1998 Cryo
Z cont'd
  • Lost Chronicles of Zerzura (also see under L) - 2012 Viva
    (d/l amazon free [used $3.40 of credit])
  • Zork Grand Inquisitor (AG12) 1997 (gog $2.40)
    12/28/97
  • Zork Nemesis (AG51) (gog $2.40)


Future Forays...

Notes on games to try, or to avoid...

Text Adventures

Crowther and Woods released the original Colossal Cave Adventure in 1976/77. Inspired by Colossal Adventure, Zork (which formed the basis of Zork I-III) was released in 1977 (work continued until 1979) and was programmed by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels and Dave Lebling, who were then students at MIT. Read about Zork's development history here. Scott Adams' Adventure International followed with Adventureland, and Pirate Adventure in 1978. (See entry at Mobygames.) Infocom issued Zork I in 1980. Sierra Online issued Mystery House, the first adventure to feature graphics, in 1980.

TEXT ADVENTURE LINKS
Gaming After 40
Rick Adams' Colossal Cave Adventure Page
brasslantern.org
XYZZY News
SPAG
if-legends.org - Adventure International Memorial - Magnetic Scrolls Memorial
ifarchive.org - instructions on using the archive
To play the games from the archive, you'll need a copy of the game file, and a corresponding interpreter program.
Baf's Guide to the rec.arts.int-fiction archive
IF Competition
Leisa's Interactive Fiction Page
A Beginner's Guide to Playing Interactive Fiction
To author games, you'll need a compiler and associated libraries. There are three main authoring systems: Inform, TADS, and AGS. Inform is the system compatible with the original Infocom zcode game files.

Inform - Graham Nelson's Inform Site
Click here to find zcode games.
IF Competition winners    XYZZY Award winners
Find frotz interpreters for Inform games.
PalmOS interpreters - the best seems to be Frobnitz.
Kronos for PalmOS, to play Magnetic Scrolls games.

TADS
Find TADS games.    Find TADS interpreters.

AGS - AGS homepage


I and many others reserve a place in our hearts for the (sadly, defunct) company Infocom and its pioneering text adventure games that set a gold standard for well-crafted and witty storytelling rarely, if at all, equalled since.

The "canon" comprises 35 games, plus freeware ZTUU, and the 3 later Activision graphical Zork games. I bought most of the Infocom games in boxes that included various baubles. At the time I had an Atari ST system. I also acquired the Lost Treasures of Infocom I and II boxed sets, for the PC. The LTOI sets include all games except Leather Goddesses of Phobos, the 3 graphical games produced in 1989: Shogun, Arthur, and Journey, and the 3 Activision Zork games from the 90's.

Timeline:

Infocom was founded June 22, 1979. Cornerstone product started in 1982, issued 1985. Infocom sold to Activision on June 13, 1986. On May 5 1989 Activision laid off 16 of remaining 26 Infocom employees. Games after 1989 (except ZTUU) done by outsiders. I give the internal chronological order for the games set in the Zork universe (The Great Underground Empire or GUE), in parentheses above the games. I also show small snapshots of the authors, so you can get a sense of who wrote what. Lebling and Blank were the key guys, with several done by Meretzky, and a few each by Berlyn, Moriarty, and Galley, and a handful of additional authors. It seems fitting to me that the stalwarts Lebling and Blank bookended the near-decade run of the company, giving us its first game Zork I in 1980, and its last games in 1989, Shogun and Journey.

80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 93 96 97
Great
Under-
ground
Empire
(1)

Zork I 1z3

Lebling,
Blank
(2)

Zork II 1z3

Lebling,
Blank
(3)

Zork III 1z3

Lebling,
Blank
(5)

Enchanter 1z3

Lebling,
Blank
(6)

Sorcerer 1

Meretzky
(7)

Spellbreaker 1

Lebling
(11)

Wishbringer 2z3

Moriarty
  (8)

Beyond Zork 1

Moriarty
(0)

Zork Zero 1

Meretzky
(12)

Return to Zork
Barnett,
Long
(4)

Zork Nemesis
Barajas
(9)
Zork: The
Undiscovered
Underground


Blank, Berlyn,
Wilson
(10)

Zork:
Grand
Inquisitor

Malamed
Science
Fiction
   
Starcross 1z3

Lebling

Planetfall 1z3

Meretzky

Suspended 1z3

Berlyn

Hitchhiker's
Guide
1z3

Meretzky, Adams

A Mind Forever
Voyaging
2

Meretzky
 
Stationfall 1z3

Meretzky
Mystery  
Deadline 1z3

Blank
 
Witness 1z3

Galley

Suspect 1

Lebling
 

Ballyhoo 1
O'Neill

Moonmist 1

Galley,
Lawrence
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
Other      
Infidel 1

Berlyn

Cutthroats 2

Berlyn,
Wolper


Seastalker 2z3

Galley,
Lawrence

 
Leather
Goddesses
of Phobos
z3

Meretzky


Trinity 2

Moriarty


Borderzone 2

Blank

Bureaucracy 2

Adams

Hollywood
Hijinx
2
Anderson,
Cyr-Jones

Lurking
Horror
1z3

Lebling

Nord & Burt 2
O'Neill

Plundered
Hearts
2

Briggs

Sherlock 2

Bates

Arthur

Bates


Journey

Blank


Shogun

Lebling