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
gamepressure
gamerankings
metacritic
reviewtrax
jayisgames
AdventureGamers.com
GameBoomers
Adventure Lantern
killscreen
Jason Scott's Weblog
Just Adventure
Shack News
GamesRadar
Rock, Paper Shotgun
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GameFront
A Hardy Developer's Journal
Play This Thing
Adventure Classic Gaming
Adventure Games Coalition
adventurepoint.co.uk
Gaming After 40
Hardcore Gaming 101
metzomagic.com
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
The Level 9 Memorial
Moby Games
allgame.com indiedb
Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
Graphic Adventure Games 1983-2010 on YouTube
gamesradar 100 best games of all time
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

A| B| Big Fish| C| D| E| F| G| H| I| J| K| L| M| N| O| P| Q| R| S| T| U| V| W| X| Y| Z

Accolade | Adventure Company | Dreamcatcher | Dynamix | ICOM Simulations | Interplay | Legend Entertainment | LucasArts | Magnetic Scrolls | MicroProse | Polarware | Synapse | Telarium | Windham Classics

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.

Experienced a bug/issue.

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.


Free.


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


Somewhat boring.


Obscure puzzles; Confusing storyline


Timed elements; Contains maze(s); Dexterity challenge


Acrobatics; Jumping


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.
Older games I own are highlighted like this. I have highlighted recent arrivals like this to remind me to play them. I have highlighted recent games I started like this to remind me to finish them. Games I completed recently are highlighted like this. Games I completed a while ago are highlighted like this.

As of 11/22/2014, there are 1199 games listed and I own 581 (not including those under Big Fish).


A
  • Abashera - 2003 Max Magnus Norman [free d/l at maxmagnusnorman.com]
  • [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
  • Accolade - founded 1984 by Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead after leaving Activision; acquired by Infogrames in 1999
    • Law of the West - 1985
    • Killed Until Dead - 1986
    • Psi-5 Trading Company - 1986
    • Accolade's Comics - 1987
    • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 1989
    • Don't Go Alone (RPG) - 1989
    • Altered Destiny - 1990
    • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark - 1990
    • Les Manley in Search for the King - 1990
    • Star Control - 1990
    • The Third Courier - 1990
    • Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus - 1991
    • Les Manley in Lost in L.A. - 1992
    • Star Control II - 1992
    • Waxworks - 1992
    • Star Control 3 - 1996
  • 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 at the Chateau d'Or - 2001 Karma Labs (edutainment)
  • Adventure Collection Volume 1
    • Dead Reefs
    • Keepsake
    • NiBiRu
    • Return to Mysterious Island (AG53)
    • Secret Files: Tunguska

  • The Adventure Company - see Dreamcatcher Interactive
  • The Adventures of Fatman - 2003 Michael Doak / Socko! Ent.
    1st commercial game made w/ AGS [d/l non-voice version free at AGS archives] [d/l voice version 197.2MB at atomicgamer]
  • Aftershocked - 2002 Matt Dabrowski
    mattdabrowski.net
  • Agapito's Crazy Adventure (aka Island Adventure) - 1997 Rosalia Perez,Jose Ponferrada / AWorld Shareware
    [aworldsoftware.com]
  • Age of Enigma: The Secret of the Sixth Ghost - (purch at Office Depot $5.99)
A cont'd
  • 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.)
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare (steam $3.75)
  • Alchemia - 2009 Springtail Studio / Lace Mamba, 1C (extended version in 2010)
  • Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine - 2006 Himalaya
    (Not to be confused with the 1989 game "Lost Dutchman Mine" by Magnetic Images)
  • Alice: An Interactive Museum - 1991 Haruhiko Shono / Toshiba EMI / Synergy
    Shono also made L-Zone (1992) and Gadget (1993)
  • Alice in Wonderland - 1985 Dale Disharoon / Windham Classics
  • Alida - 2004
    Alida game website
  • Alien Incident - 1996 GameTek
  • Alien Odyssey - 1995 Argonaut / Philips (action/adv)
  • Alien Virus - 1994 Trecision / Funsoft, Vic Tokai
    Trecision later made Ark of Time and Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
  • All Roads by Jon Ingold (free IF)
    [play]
  • Ally's Adventure Through the Glass - 1999 Pharos Games
  • 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 - 2010 bitComposer Games / Future Games / Viva Media (gg free - $1.74 -> 4:3 sale)
A cont'd
  • Alternativa - 2010 Centauri Production
  • Amazon (ST) - 1984 Michael Crichton / Telarium
  • Amazon: Guardians of Eden - 1992 Access
  • Amber: Journeys Beyond (AG70) - 1996 Hue Forest Ent.
    8/19/99
  • American McGee's Alice - 2000 Rogue / EA
  • Amertis - website
    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
  • Analogue: A Hate Story and sequel
    • Analogue: A Hate Story - 2012 Christine Love / Steam ($3.39 steam)
    • Hate Plus: ~Mutes Golden Days~ - 2013 Christine Love ($3.39 steam)
  • Anchorhead - 1998 Michael Gentry
    text adv play anchorhead free online
  • Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy - 1996 Electric Dreams / Mindscape
  • Ankh series
    • Ankh: The Tales of Mystery - 1998 Artex Software (RISC OS)
    • Ankh 1: Reverse the Curse - 2005 Deck13 (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)
    • Ankh 2: Heart of Osiris - 2006 Deck13 (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)
      (purch Heart of Osiris and Battle of the Gods on Steam for $3.74)
    • Ankh 3: Battle of the Gods - 2007 Deck13 (Windows)
    • Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King - 2008 Deck13 (Nintendo DS)
  • 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
  • Antichamber - 2013 Alexander Bruce (puzzle platform)
  • Arazok's Tomb - 1987 Aegis
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Tale of Orpheo's Curse - 1994 Nickelodeon / Viacom
A cont'd
  • Arc of Doom - 1994 Keystone / Sunstar
  • Ark of Time - 1997 Trecision / Koei / Interplay
    (needs VESA video)
  • Armaeth: The Lost Kingdom - 1993 Real World Multimedia / Grandslam
  • Armed & Delirious - 1997 Benny Davidovich, Makh-Shevet / Sir-Tech
  • The Arrangement - 2004 Michael Clark
  • The Arrival - 1997 Enteraktion / Live Interactive
  • Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry - 2000 Cryo / Wanadoo, Dreamcatcher,
    sequel Arthur's Knights II: The Secrets of Merlin - 2002 Cryo / Wanadoo
  • 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 Cryo
    • Atlantis II (aka Beyond Atlantis) - 1999 Cryo (dotemu pack $9.99 - incl 2,3,4)
    • Atlantis III - The New World (aka Beyond Atlantis II) - 2001 Cryo (d/l gog $3.99)
    • Atlantis Evolution - 2004 Atlantis Interactive Ent. / Adventure Co. (dotemu pack $9.99 - incl 2,3,4)
    • Atlantis V: Secrets of Atlantis - 2006 Atlantis Interactive Ent. / Adventure Co.
  • Aura series
    • Aura: Fate of the Ages - 2004 Streko-Graphics / Adventure Co. (d/l 1&2 from dotemu @ $2)
    • Aura 2: The Sacred Rings - 2007 Streko-Graphics / Adventure Co.
    • Aura 3: Catharsis
  • Aurora - 2010 Pastel Games, also Aurora 2 (flash games, free online) play online at jayisgames
  • Aurora: The Secret Within - 2007 BluMiAl Studios / Lexicon
  • A Vampyre Story - see Vampyre...
  • Axel & Pixel - 2009 Silver Wish / 2K Play
  • Azrael's Tear - 1996 Intelligent Games / Mindscape
  • Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold (aka The Sacred Amulet) - 2001 Cryo / France Telecom Multimedia
B
  • Back to the Future: The Game - 2010 Telltale ($3.74 gog sale)
  • Bad Day on the Midway (The Residents) - 1995 Inscape
  • Bad Milk - 2000 Dreaming Media
    2002 Seumas McNally Indie GotY
  • Bad Mojo (AG30) 1996 Pulse Entertainment / Acclaim
  • Bad Mojo Redux (remake) - 2004 Pulse / Got Game (incl w/ bundle stars Night Dive $3.49 for 10 games)
  • The Ballads of Reemus: When the Bed Bites - 2012 ClickShake games ($4.99 at gog)
    clickshakegames.com
  • The Bard's Tale - 2004 InXile / Vivendi thebardstale.com
    (not remake or sequel to Interplay's 1985 Tales of the Unknown Vol. 1: The Bard's Tale) ($1.99 gog sale - includes original classic BT 1,2,3)
  • The Bard's Tale classic series - all FRPGs (incl. w/ above)
    • 1. Tales of the Unknown: The Bard's Tale - 1985 (Michael Cranford) Interplay / EA
    • 2. The Destiny Knight: The Bard's Tale II - 1986 (Michael Cranford) Interplay / EA
    • 3. The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate - 1988 (Bill Heineman) Interplay / EA
  • Bargon Attack - 1992 Coktel Vision
  • Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok - 2011 Wax Lyrical / Iceberg Int. (d/l from gamersgate $2.49)
  • Barrow Hill - 2006 Shadow Tor Studios / Got Game Ent. (d/l from gamersgate $2.50)
  • B.A.T. (Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters) - 1989 Ubisoft
    and B.A.T. 2: The Koshan Conspiracy - 1992 Ubisoft
  • Bastion (HB5) - 2011 Supergiant Games / Warner Bros.
  • Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity 1996 GT Int.,
    Beavis and Butthead Do U. 1998 GT Int.
  • Belief and Betrayal - 2007 Artematica / Lighthouse Int.
  • 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! - 2008 Zombie Cow (purch 2-pack on Steam $4.99)
    • Time Gentlemen, Please! - 2009 Zombie Cow (purch 2-pack on Steam $4.99)
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD - remastered 2011 Ubisoft (orig 2003) (action-adv) ($2.49 gog sale)
  • 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
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 1990 Off the Wall / Capstone
  • Bioforge - 1995 Origin / EA ($1.49 gog sale)
  • Bioscopia - 2001 Tivola, Chemicus - 2002 Tivola, Physicus - 2003 Tivola
  • Bioshock series (FPS) - all by 2K Games

    (purch 1,2,inf on ggg $4.99, $4.99, $9.89)
    • Bioshock - 2007
    • Bioshock 2 - 2010
    • Bioshock Infinte - 2013
  • The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff & the Schnibble - see Woodruff
  • The Black Cauldron - 1986 Sierra
  • Black Dahlia (AG63) - 1998 Take 2 / Interplay
  • 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)
  • Black Sails: The Ghost Ship - 2010 DECK13 / Astragon
B cont'd

  • [John Saul's] Blackstone Chronicles (AG43) 1998 Legend / Red Orb
  • Blackwell series

    • 1. The Blackwell Legacy - 2006 Dave Gilbert / Wadjet Eye
      (d/l bundle counts as 1 in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
    • 2. Blackwell Unbound - 2007 Dave Gilbert / Wadjet Eye
    • 3. Blackwell Convergence - 2009 Dave Gilbert / Wadjet Eye
    • 4. The Blackwell Deception - 2011 Dave Gilbert / Wadjet Eye
    • 5. Blackwell Epiphany - 2014
  • Blade Runner (AG21) - 1997 Westwood Studios
  • Bloodnet - 1993 MicroProse ($2.99 gog)
  • Blown Away - 1994 Imagination Pilots / IVI Pub.
  • Blue Force - 1993 Tsunami
  • Blue Heat - 1997 Orion
  • Blue Ice - 1995 Psygnosis
    walkthrough
  • Blue Lacuna (free d/l) by Aaron A. Reed
    Blue Lacuna website
  • Bone series
    • Bone: Out from Boneville - 2005 Telltale
    • Bone: The Great Cow Race - 2006 Telltale
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales and sequel
    • The Book of Unwritten Tales (AG64) - 2011 KING Art (d/l from gog $9.99)
    • Critter Chronicles - 2011 KING Art / Crimson Cow (gog $3.00)
  • Bored of the Rings - 1985 Fergus McNeill / Delta 4 Interactive
  • Borrowed Time - 1985 Interplay/Activision
  • Botanicula (Steam Amanita bundle $6.24)
B cont'd

  • Braid (HB5) - 2008 Jonathan Blow / Number None / Microsoft
  • Breakers - 1985 Synapse / Broderbund
  • Bride of the Robot - 1989 Free Spirit
  • The Bridge - 2013 Taylor & Castaneda (puzzle platformer) (free?)
  • Brimstone - 1985 Synapse / Broderbund
    electronic novel - text adv [link at atarimania]
  • Broken Age - 2014 Double Fine Prod.
    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 - Revolution / Virgin
    • 1. Circle of Blood - The Director's Cut - 2009 Revolution / Ubisoft (dotemu BS trilogy remastered $9.99 incl 1, 1 Dir cut, 2 Remastered, 3)
    • 2. The Smoking Mirror - 1997 Revolution / Virgin
    • Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror Remastered - 2010 Revolution / Revolution
    • 2.5 The Return of the Templars - 2008 mindFactory / mindFactory (fan adventure - website)
    • 3. The Sleeping Dragon - 2003 Revolution / THQ
    • 4. The Angel of Death (aka Secrets of the Ark) - 2006 Revolution / Adventure Co. (gog $4.99)
    • 5. The Serpent's Curse - 2013 Revolution / Revolution ($12.49 steam 50% off sale)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 2013 (steam $4.99)
  • Bud Tucker in Double Trouble - 1996 Merit Studios / Topware
  • Bureau 13 - 1995 Take Two / GameTek
  • Burn: Cycle - 1994 Trip Media / Philips
  • 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)
  • Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind
  • 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 - 2009 Dave Gilbert, Wadjet Eye / PlayFirst ($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)
  • Epic Escapes: Dark Seas
  • 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) - 1997 Legend / Take Two Int.
  • 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
  • Cameron Files series
    • The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness - 2001 Dreamcatcher
    • The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse (aka Amenophis: Resurrection) - 2002 Galilea Multimedia / Dreamcatcher
    • combo pack (purch. $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) ($1.50 for bundle from indiegala)
  • Casanova: Duel of the Black Rose - 2001 Arxel Tribe / Wanadoo (action-adv)
  • The Cassandra Galleries - 1997 Kutoka / Corel (like 7th Guest)
  • Castle Dracula - 2012 Gondefire (shinyloot $1)
  • The Castle of Dr. Brain - 1991 Sierra, The Island of Dr. Brain - 1992 Sierra
    educational/puzzle/adv
  • Catherine - 2011 - Atlus (console game)
  • Cat Lady (shinyloot $1)
  • The Cave - 2013 Double Fine / Ron Gilbert ($7.50 gg)
    (platformer)
C cont'd
  • Celtica - 1998 Artech / H+A Ent. (MYST clone)
  • Ceville - 2009 Realmforge Studios/Kalypso Media (d/l Amazon $4.72)
    (install error)
  • Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess - see KULT
  • The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum - 1994 Dash Digital / Creative Multimedia
  • Chaos: A Fantasy Adventure Game - 1995 HarperCollins
  • Cherokee Trails (aka Ally's Third Adventure), Cherokee Trails 2 - 2002 Pharos Games (educational about Trail of Tears)
  • Chewy: Esc from F5 - 1997 Blue Byte
  • China: The Forbidden City - 1998 Cryo
  • 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

  • Chronicles of the Sword - 1996 Synthetic Dimensions / Psygnosis
  • Chronomaster - 1995 Dreamforge Ent. / Capstone
  • Chronoquest - 1988 Psygnosis, Chronoquest 2 - 1990 Psygnosis
  • The Chzo Mythos (AGS) [Wikipedia] [website] [Let's Play archive]
    • 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)
  • Circuit's Edge - 1989 Westwood/Infocom
    based on Effinger's When Gravity Fails
  • The City of Lost Children - 1997 Psygnosis
C cont'd
  • 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)
  • Coma: Mortuary - 2014 N A GA
  • Companions of Xanth - 1993 Legend
  • Congo the Movie: Descent into Zinj - 1996 Viacom
  • Connections - 1995 Discovery Channel Multimedia
  • Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail - 1989 Sierra
  • Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (AG42)
  • Consortium Master Edition - 2014 Interdimensional Games ($3.99 gog)
  • Conspiracies - 2003 Got Game (avail at gg $4.95)
  • Contrast - 2013 Compulsion / Focus Home Int. (amazon sale $5.15)
  • Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting - 2012 Viperante / Tri Synergy (JA sale $9.99)
  • Corruption - 1988 Magnetic Scrolls / Rainbird
C cont'd
  • Cosmology of Kyoto - 1995 Softedge / Yano Electric (visual novel)
  • Countdown - 1990 Access
  • Crime Stories: From the Files of Martin Mystere (aka Martin Mystere: Operation Dorian Gray) - 2006 Artematica / GMX Media, Adventure Co.
  • Crime Time - 1990 Starbyte
  • Critical Path - 1994 Mechadeus / Media Vision (FMV interactive movie)
  • Cruise for a Corpse - 1991 Delphine / US Gold
  • Crusader: A Conspiracy in the Kingdom of Jerusalem (aka Crusader: Adventure Out of Time) - 1997 index+ / France Telecom (also did Vikings, Paris 1313, Louvre: The Messenger)
  • Crypt of Medea - 1984 Sir-Tech
  • The Crystal Key and Crystal Key 2
    • The Crystal Key - 1999 Earthlight / Dreamcatcher
    • The Crystal Key 2 (aka Evany; The Far Realm) - 2004 Earthlight / The Adventure Co. (d/l from gamersgate $2.48)
  • The Crystal Skull - 1996 Some Interactive / Maxis
  • CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder - 2006 Telltale / Ubisoft
  • 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
  • Cypher - 2012 Cabrera Bros.
D
  • D - 1995 Acclaim
  • The Daedalus Encounter - 1995 Virgin
  • Daemonica - 2006 CINEMAX (Czech) / Meridian 4 (3D action-adv w/ RPG elements)
  • The Dagger of Amon Ra (Laura Bow II) - 1992 Sierra
  • The Dame Was Loaded - 1995 Beam / Philips
  • Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass - 2012 ICEBOX Studios / Wadjet Eye
  • Dark Earth - 1997 Kalisto / MicroProse
  • The Dark Eye (AG85) - 1995 Inscape / Time Warner
  • The Dark Eye series - Daedalic
    • The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav - 2012 (steam $4.99)
    • (The Dark Eye:) Memoria - 2013 ($3.99 gog sale)

  • Dark Fall series
    • Dark Fall - The Journal (AG86) - 2003 XXv Prod. / Adventure Co.
    • Lights Out - 2004 XXv Prod. / Adventure Co.
      6/19/05
    • Lost Souls - 2009 Darkling Room / Iceberg Int. (d/l from gamersgate $2.49)
  • The Dark Half - 1992 Symtus / Capstone
  • Darkness Within series
    • 1. Darkness Within - In Pursuit of Loath Nolder - 2007 Zeotrope Int. / Lighthouse Int. (d/l gamersgate 1 & 2 in collector's ed. $3.75
    • 2. Darkness Within - The Dark Lineage - 2010 Zeotrope Int. / Iceberg Int.
  • Dark Secrets - 2012 DreamCraft (gg $19.99)
    very bad reviews
  • Darkseed - 1992 Cyberdreams, Darkseed II - 1995 Cyberdreams
  • Dark Side of the Moon - 1998 South Peak
  • Dark Star (Darkstar): The Interactive Movie - 2010 Parallax Studio ($12.69 Amazon)
  • Daughter of Serpents - 1992 Eldritch Games / Vic Tokai, Millenium Int. (aka The Scroll - 1995 Eldritch Games)
  • Day of the Tentacle (AG6) - 1993 LucasArts
D cont'd
  • Dead Cyborg - 2011 Endre Barth (free) - website
  • Deadend Cerebral Vortex - 2012 Membranos
  • Dead Mountaineer's Hotel - 2009 Electronic Paradise / Deep Silver
  • Dead Reefs - 2007 Streko-Graphics / Adventure Co. (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
  • Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today - TBD 2014 Fictiorama Studios Dead Synchronicity kickstarter
  • Dear Esther - 2012 thechineseroom (JA $9.99)
  • Death Gate - 1994 Legend Ent.
  • Deja Vu (ST), Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas - 1988 ICOM (ST)
  • Delaware St. John series - Big Time Games / Akella - 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)

  • Demon's Forge - 1981 Saber Software, 1987 Mastertronic (illust. text adv)
  • Demon's Tomb - 1989 Silhouette / Virgin (text adv)
  • Deponia series
    • Deponia - 2012 Daedalic (d/l gamersgate $5.99)
    • Deponia 2 Chaos on Deponia - 2012 Daedalic
    • Deponia 3 Goodbye Deponia - 2013 Daedalic
  • Destination: Treasure Island - 2006 Kheops / Nobilis
  • 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.
  • Device 6 - 2013 Simogo (iOS only)
  • Diamonds in the Rough - 2008 Alkis Polyrakis, Atropos Studios (made w/ AGS)
  • The Dig (AG92) - 1995 Sean Clark / LucasArts
D cont'd
  • Digital: A Love Story - 2010 Christine Love
    d/l at scoutshonour.com
  • Dinotopia - 1995 The Dreamers Guild / Turner Int.
  • The Discworld series
    • The Colour of Magic - 1986 Delta 4 Int. / Piranha (text adv) (ZX/Amstrad/C64 only)
    • Discworld - 1995 Perfect 10 Prod. / Dro Soft
    • Discworld II (AG73) - 1996 Perfect En.t / Psygnosis
    • Discworld Noir (AG27) - 1999 Perfect Ent. / GT Int.

  • 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
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings! - 2013 Deirdra Kiai
  • 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 ($2.49 gog sale)
  • 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), Dragon Lore II: The Heart of the Dragon Man - 1997 Cryo
  • 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
  • Dream - 2013 (early access on steam) HyperSloth / Mastertronic ($6.49 = $8.49 - $2 wallet for steam early access)
D cont'd
  • 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
  • Dream Zone - 1988 Baudville
  • Drowned God - 1996 Inscape
  • Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick - 1997 Playmates
  • Dudefish
    (free d/l) perfectlyparanormal.com
  • Dune - 1992 Cryo / Virgin (adv/RTS)
    [Dune franchise wikipedia] [Dune on wiki4games]
  • Dust: A Tale of the Wired West - 1995 Cyberflix / BMG Int. Ent.
  • Dynamix - founded in 1984 by Jeff Tunnell and Damon Slye. Bought by Sierra 1990, defunct 2001.
    • Rise of the Dragon - 1990 Dynamix
    • Heart of China - 1991 Dynamix
    • [The Adventures of] Willy Beamish - 1991 Dynamix / Sierra
    • Space Quest V: The Next Mutation - 1993 Dynamix / Sierra (gog)
    • RAMA - 1996 Dynamix / Sierra
E
  • Earthrise: A Guild Investigation - 1990 Matt Gruson / Interstel
  • Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong Nou - 1995 Osamu Sato Prod. / Sony Imagesoft
  • Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern (aka Secret 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 ($2.24 gog sale)
    • 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 ($0.99 steam sale)
  • 1893: A World's Fair Mystery - 2003 The Illuminated Lantern (Peter Nepstad)
E cont'd
  • The Elder Scrolls series - Bethesda (action-RPG)
    • The Elder Scrolls: Arena - 1994
    • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - 1996
    • An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire - 1997
    • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard - 1998
    • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - 2002
    • The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal - 2002
    • The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon - 2003
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold - 2003
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Dawnstar - 2004
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey - 2004
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 2006
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion - 2006
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine - 2006
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles - 2007
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Legendary Edition - 2011 (Legendary edition includes 3 DLC add-ons Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn) ($13.59 steam sale)
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard - 2012
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire - 2012
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn - 2012
    • The Elder Scrolls Online - 2014
  • Eleusis - 2013 Nocturnal Works
  • The 11th Hour - see The 7th Guest
  • The Elk Moon Murder - see Santa Fe Mysteries series
  • 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 - 1991
    • Waxworks (RPG) - 1992 (Horrorsoft's last game before they became AdventureSoft, who did Simon the Sorcerer series)
  • Emerald Isle - 1985 Level 9
  • Emmanuelle - 1989 Muriel Tramis (who did Gobliiins) Coktel Vision
  • Empire of the Overmind - 1981 Microcomputer Games / Avalon Hill (text adv)
E cont'd
  • Enchanted Scepters - 1984 Silicon Beach (Apple only)
    1st true point-and-click adventure
  • 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 Delirium - 1995 Virtual Xperience / Magicom
  • Escape From Monkey Island (#4) (see Monkey Island series)
  • Escape from Rungistan - 1982 Sirius Software (action adv)
  • Essex (ST) - 1985 Synapse / Borderbund
    electronic novel - text adv [link at atarimania]
  • 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
E cont'd
  • Eternam - 1992 Hubert Chardot (Shadow of the Comet, Prisoner of Ice) / Infogrames
  • Ether One - 2014 White Paper Games (purch steam key on humblebundle store $16.99)
  • Everlight: Of Magic & Power - 2008 Dreamcatcher
  • Everybody Dies - 2008 Jim Munroe [link at IFDB] [d/l at eliterature.org]
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - TBD The Chinese Room (makers of Dear Esther) (sched for PS4 only)
  • Evidence: The Last Report - 1996 Microids / BMG Int.
  • Evil Days of Luckless John - 2007 Centauri Prod. / Playlogic (mishmash of genres)
  • 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 ($3.99 steam less .55 wallet)
  • Fallacy of Dawn - 2001 Robb Sherwin, Jolt Country / Feelies.org
  • 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
  • Fate By Numbers - 2007 Revival (free)
    fatebynumbers.com
  • Faust (aka Seven Games of the Soul) (AG94) - 1999 Arxel Tribe / Cryo
F cont'd
  • 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) - 1997 AdventureSoft (gog $2.99)
  • The Fellowship of the Ring - 1986 Beam / Addison Wesley
  • Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge - 2009 Revistronic / Ascaron
  • 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
  • Final Destination: The Secret of Larson's Folly - 2005 Cyragon
  • Finding Teddy - 2013 Storybird Games ($3.50 gg)
F cont'd F cont'd
  • Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster - 1995 Interplay
  • Freak Show - 1993 Michael Nash, The Residents / Voyager
  • 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) - 1993 Sierra
  • Free D.C! - 1991 Cineplay (claymation)
  • Full Moon in San Francisco - 2002 Alternative Games
  • Full Pipe - 2006 PIPE Studios / 1C
  • Full Throttle (AG38) - 1995 LucasArts
  • Future Boy! - 2004 GCC Film Productions (text adv w/ illust.) generalcoffee.com (doesn't seem to be available)
  • Future Wars (subtitled: Adventures in Time or Time Travellers)(ST) - 1989 Delphine
G
  • The Gabriel Knight series
    • Gabriel Knight: (1) Sins of the Fathers (AG16) - 1993 Sierra (gog $2.40)
    • Gabriel Knight: (2) The Beast Within (AG3) - 1995 Sierra (gog $2.40)
    • Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (AG32) - 1999 Sierra (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
  • Gemini Rue (AG79) - 2011 Joshua Nuernberger / Wadjet Eye (d/l in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
  • The Gene Machine - 1996 Divide By Zero / Vic Tokai
  • Genesys - 2001 Galilea / Wanadoo
G cont'd
  • Ghostly Desires - 1995 CPV Prod. / Spice Int. (adult)
  • Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island - 2009 Autumn Moon Ent. / THQ
  • Ghosts - 1995 Media Design Int. / Sony
  • Ghost in the Sheet - 2007 CBE / Tri-Synergy
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (AG41) - 2010 Capcom (DS and iOS only)
  • Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria - 2001 Prelusion / FastTrak
  • 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
  • Gold and Glory: The Road to Eldorado - 2000 Revolution / Ubisoft
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) ($2.49 steam)

  • Gray Matter - Jane Jensen 2011 (d/l from amazon $6.96)
  • Grim Fandango (AG1) - 1998 LucasArts
  • [Artic Adventure G:] Ground Zero - 1984 Artic (text adv) (ZX only)
  • Guardians of Infinity: To Save Kennedy - 1988 Paragon / Medalist
  • Guild of Thieves - see Magnetic Scrolls series
  • Guilty - see Innocent Until Caught
  • Guise of the Wolf - 2014 FUN Creators
    (very bad reviews)
H
  • Hacker - 1985 Activision
    Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers - 1986 Activision
  • [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 - 1998 Valve / Sierra
    Half-Life 2 - 2004 Valve / Sierra
    I have 1 on disk and 2 on steam
  • Hamilton's Great Adventure - 2011 Fatshark (platformer)
  • Hamlet - 2011 Alawar (full pc version $2.49 gg)
  • Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Prince Duckling - 2007 Guppyworks / Adventure Co.
  • Hard Evidence: Marilyn Monroe Files - 1995 T1 New Media / Novell
H cont'd
  • Harvest - 2002 Michael B. Clark
  • Harvester - 1996 Virgin
  • Harvester (incl in Bundle Stars Night Dive $3.49 for 10 games)
  • Haunted - 2011 DECK13 / dtp (amazon free [used $3.40 of credit])
  • Haunted Memories - 2012 Paranormaldev (free on steam) (horror/slenderman)
  • Heart of China - 1991 Dynamix
  • Heavy Rain (AG26) - 2009 Quantic Dream (Playstation 3 only)
  • Hector: Badge of Carnage episodes - 2011 Telltale ($3.99 gg)
    • 1. We Negotiate With Terrorists
    • 2. Senseless Acts of Justice
    • 3. Beyond Reasonable Doom
H cont'd
  • Hell Cab - 1993 Digital Fusion / Time Warner
  • 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
  • Hollywood Monsters - 1997 Pendulo
    (sequel is The Next BIG Thing)
  • Home - 2012 Benjamin Rivers ($2.99 steam)
  • Hoodwink - 2012 E-One Studio
  • Hook - 1992 Ocean
  • Hopkins FBI - 1998 MP Entertainment
H cont'd
  • 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
  • Hugo's House of Horrors - 1990 David Gray, Hugo II: Whodunit? - 1991, Hugo III: Jungle of Doom! - 1992, Nitemare-3D - 1994 (action)
    David Gray's website
    d/l free at classicdosgames.com
  • Humble Bundle - website; Wikipedia
     
    • Humble Indie Bundle V (HB5) (purch for $9.00)

I
  • ICOM Simulations games 80s
    • Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True 1985
    • Uninvited 1986
    • Shadowgate 1987
    • Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas 1988
  • Igor: Objective Uikokahonia - 1994 Pendulo
  • I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream (AG69) (gog $2.99) - 1995 The Dreamers Guild / Acclaim, Cyberdreams
  • The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure - 2008 3D-IO / Viva Media
  • Inca - 1992 Coktel Vision / Sierra
    both are genre mashup - puzzle, shooter, dungeon - I have only Inca II
  • Inca II - 1993 Coktel Vision / Sierra
  • In Cold Blood - 2000 Revolution (avail on gog)
  • Incursion - final beta 2012 Peter Moorhead (canceled) d/l at gamejolt
I cont'd
  • List of Indiana Jones games (incl. non-adv)

  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (AG11) 1992
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (ST) - 1989 LucasArts
  • Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients (text adv) - 1987 Angelsoft / Mindscape
  • Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit) (AG57) - 2005 Quantic Dream ($2.99 gog sale)
  • Influx - 2013 Impromptu Games ($1.99 gog sale)
  • Inherent Evil: The Haunted Hotel - 1999 Eclipse / Head Games
  • Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb - 1994 Dreamers Guild (avail on gog)
I cont'd

  • In Memoriam - see Missing
  • The Inner World (gg $3.75)
  • Innocent Until Caught - 1993 Psygnosis, Guilty (Innocent Until Caught 2) - 1995 Psygnosis
  • Insecticide Part 1 - 2008 Crackpot / Gamecock ($0.29 steam)
  • Interplay - games issued by Interplay (I don't have any.)

    • Mindshadow - 1985
    • Borrowed Time - 1985
    • Tass Times in Towntown - 1986
    • Neuromancer - 1988
    • Also: [wikipedia list of Interplay games]

    • The Bard's Tale series (RPG) - 1985
    • Battle Chess - 1988
    • Wasteland series - 1988
    • Dragon Wars - 1989
    • Descent series - 1994
    • various Star Trek titles
    • Fallout series (RPG) - 1997
    • Baldur's Gate - 1998
    • Freespace 2 - 1999


  • Interplay's 10 Year Anthology Classic Collection - includes:
    • Mindshadow, Tass Times, Bard's Tale, Wasteland, Dragon Wars, Battle Chess, Lord of the Rings, Castles, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Out of This World
I cont'd
  • In the First Degree - 1995 Broderbund
  • Iron Helix - 1993 Drew Pictures / Spectrum Holobyte
  • Isabelle - 2000 Belisa
  • Isis - 1994 Snow Lion / Panasonic
  • The Island of Dr. Brain - see The Castle of Dr. Brain
  • It Came from the Desert - 1989 Cinemaware
J
  • Jack Keane series
    • Jack Keane and the Dokktor's Island - 2007 DECK13 / 10tacle Studios (d/l shinyloot $4)
    • Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within - 2012 DECK13 / astragon (gog $3.00)
  • Jack Orlando A Cinematic Adventure [Director's Cut] 1996 [2000] TopWare Int. (d/l from dotemu $2.99)
  • Jack the Ripper - 1995 Intergalactic / Gametek
  • 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 ($2.99 gog)
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 - 1995 ELOI / Discis Knowledge Research
  • Jinxter - 1987 Magnetic Scrolls / Rainbird
  • Johnny Mnemonic - 1995 Sony
  • Johnny Rocketfingers - 2003 Ryan Khatam (flash)
    johnnyrocketfingers.net
J cont'd
  • Jolly Rover - 2010 Brawsome (d/l gamersgate $3.00)
  • [The Adventures of] Jonny Quest - 1999 Virgin
    (puzzles suck)
  • Journal - 2014 Locked Door / Lupus Studios
  • The Journey Down: Chapter 1 - 2012 SkyGoblin (Indie Royale Summer Bundle $5.57)
  • The Journeyman Project series thejourneymanproject.com
    • The Journeyman Project Turbo - 1993,1994 (Turbo) - Presto Studios / Sanctuary Woods
    • Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time (AG89) - 1995 Presto Studios / Sanctuary Woods
    • Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (AG46) - 1998 Presto Studios / Red Orb (purch on gog $2.99)
    • Pegasus Prime - 1997 Presto (remake of original JP1) ($4.99 gog sale)
J cont'd
  • Journey of a Roach - 2013 Daedalic (steam $2.99)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth - 2003 Viva ($4.99 gog sale)
  • Journey to the Moon - see Voyage
  • 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 - 2012 Lupus Studios (ggg 7/20 4for$8)
  • Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World - 2012 Cateia / K.I.D. (gg free 4:3)
  • Karma Curse of the 12 Caves - 1995 InterServ / Discis Knowledge Research
  • Keepsake - 2006 Wicked Studios / Adventure Co. (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1)
  • Kentucky Route Zero - 2013 Cardboard Computer (5 episodes) ($18.74 steam)
    GameZebo 2013 GOTY
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
  • Kronolog: The Nazi Paradox - 1993 Castleworks / Merit
  • KULT (KULT: The Temple of Flying Saucers, aka Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess) - 1989 Exxos
  • The [Legend of] Kyrandia Series
    • Kyrandia 1: The Legend of Kyrandia: Fables & Fiends - 1992 Westwood Studios
    • Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate - 1993 Westwood / Virgin
    • Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge - 1994 Westwood / Virgin
L
  • Labyrinth - 1986 Activision
    LucasArts' (Lucasfilm Games) first game
  • The Labyrinth of Time - 1993 Terra Nova / EA
  • L.A. Noire (AG33) - 2011 Rockstar (purch cd from amazon $10.99)
  • Largo Winch: Empire Under Threat - 2002 Ubisoft
  • 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
  • Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X! - 1992 Meretzky/Infocom / Activision
  • Legacy: Dark Shadows - 2004 Razbor Studios / TriSynergy
  • The Legacy: Realm of Terror - 1993 Magnetic Scrolls / MicroProse
  • 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
  • Legend of Djel - 1989 Coktel Vision / Tomahawk
L cont'd
  • Legend of Kyrandia series - see Kyrandia
  • The Legend of Lotus Spring - 1998 Women Wise
  • The Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin - see Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon
  • The Leisure Suit Larry series (I got 1-7 and MCL on gog sale...)
    • 0. Softporn Adventure - 1981 On-Line Systems - text adv by Charles Benton - inspired LSL 1, which is almost a direct graphical adaptation
    • 1. Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards - 1987 Sierra (AGI engine),(I have ST version)
    • LSL1 - 1991 remake using SCI engine
    • 2. LSL Goes Looking for Love in Several Wrong Places - 1988
    • 3. Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals - 1989
    • (There is no #4.)
    • 5. Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work - 1991
    • 6. Shape Up or Slip Out - 1993 VGA non-talkie DOS version, 1994 remake SVGA talkie on CD-ROM
    • 7. Love for Sail (AG71) - 1996
    • Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded - 2013 Replay - remake of LSL1

    Compilations:

    • 1991 LSL Triple Pack - incl. 1-3
    • 1994 Leisure Suit Larry Greatest Hits and Misses - incl. 1-6, both versions of 1, VGA non-talkie of 6, Laffer Utilities, and Softporn Adventure
    • 1997 LSL: Collection Series - incl. above, plus VGA&SVGA CD talkie versions of 6, 7 preview, Larry's Big Score: Pinball
    • 2000 Ultimate Pleasure Pack - incl. above, plus Larry's Casino and full 7
    • 2006 LSL Collection (2 boxes shown) - bare bones 1-6 - VGA remake of 1, excluding talkie CD of 6, no 7 - uses DOSBOX
    • 2013 Greatest Hits and Misses - on gog - incl. 1-6 (both EGA and VGA 1), both VGA and SVGA talkie versions of 6, Softporn Adventure (does NOT include #7) ($4.37 gog sale incl. this plus LFS#7 and MCL below)

    Later non-Al Lowe games featuring Larry's nephew Larry Lovage:

    • Magna Cum Laude - 2004
    • Box Office Bust - 2009
  • 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)

  • Lifestream - 2004 Unimatrix
  • Lightbringer (aka Cydonia) - 1999 Aneiva / Dreamcatcher
    (lots of crashes)
  • Lighthouse: The Dark Being - 1996 Sierra
  • Lights Out - see Dark Fall series
  • Lilly Looking Through - 2013 Geeta Games (steam $4.99) - website
  • Limbo - 2010 Playdead (Arnt Jensen) (side-scroller) (HB5)
L cont'd
  • Limbo of the Lost - 2008 TriSynergy / Majestic Studios - Bovis, Croucher, Francis
    Much content allegedly plagiarized
  • 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 - 2012 superflat games (Jasper Byrne) (HB5)
  • The Longest Journey and sequel - Ragnar Tornquist
    • The Longest Journey (AG2) - 2000 Funcom
    • Dreamfall The Longest Journey (sequel) (AG52) - 2006 Funcom / Aspyr
    • Dreamfall Chapters (TBD)
  • Loom (AG61) - 1990 LucasArts (Lucasfilm Games) (have for PC and ST)
  • Lords of Karma - 1981 Microcomputer Games / Avalon Hill (text adv)
  • 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 (TBD - not yet released) website Blackenrock
    • 3. The First Crown - TBD

  • Lost Dutchman Mine - 1989 Magnetic Images / David Lindsley
  • Lost Echo - 2013 KickBack Studios (iOS only)
  • 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
  • Lost Horizon - 2010 Animation Arts Creative GmbH / Deep Silver ($4.95 @ gg)
  • Lost in Time - 1993 Coktel Vision
  • The Lost Island of Alanna - 1998 Coca Cola Co. (advertising tie-in to Cherry Coke)
L cont'd
  • Lost Treasures of Infocom I and II (AG50)
  • Louisiana Adventure - 2012 Silverplay
  • Louvre: The Messenger - 2000 Arxel Tribe / France Telecom (just adventure $4.99)
  • LucasArts (Lucasfilm Games) - founded 1982 - now owned by Disney

    • Labyrinth - 1986 David Fox et al - distrib. by Activision
    • Maniac Mansion - 1987 Ron Gilbert, Gary Winnick - SCUMM
    • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders - 1988 David Fox, Ron Gilbert, et al - SCUMM
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - 1989 Ron Gilbert, David Fox, Noah Falstein - SCUMM
    • Loom - 1990 Brian Moriarty - SCUMM
    • The Secret of Monkey Island - 1990 Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman, Tim Schafer - SCUMM
    • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - 1991 RG, DG, TS - SCUMM, iMUSE
    • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 1992 Hal Barwood, Noah Falstein - rereleased on CDROM in 1993
    • Day of the Tentacle - 1993 Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman - SCUMM
    • Sam & Max Hit the Road - 1993 Sean Clark, Michael Stemmie, Steve Purcell, Collette Michaud
    • Full Throttle - 1995 Tim Schafer - SCUMM
    • The Dig - 1995 Sean Clark, Noah Falstein, Brian Moriarty, Dave Grossman - SCUMM
    • The Curse of Monkey Island - 1997 Jonathan Ackley, Larry Ahern - SCUMM
    • Grim Fandango - 1998 Tim Schafer - GrimE, Lua
    • Escape from Monkey Island - 2000 Sean Clark, Michael Stemmie - GrimE
    • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition - 2009
    • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition - 2010
  • Follow-on companies founded by alumni of LucasArts
    • Ron Gilbert → Humungous Entertainment 1992, Cavedog Ent. 1996, Hothead Games 2006
    • Tim Schafer → Double Fine Productions 2000 (Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, Stacking, The Cave, Broken Age)
    • Larry Ahern → Crackpot Ent. 2001 (Insecticide)
    • Bill Tiller → Autumn Moon Ent. 2004 (A Vampyre Story, Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island)
    • Brendan Q. Ferguson, Dave Grossman, Chuck Jordan, Michael Stemmie → Telltale Games 2005 (Bone: Out from Boneville, Bone: The Great Cow Race, Sam & Max episodes, Strong Bad, Wallace & Gromit, Tales of Monkey Island, Walking Dead)
  • Lucius - 2012 Lace Mamba
  • Lula 3D - 2005 cdv
  • Lume - 2011 State of Play (HB weekly sale $6.30 for 6 games)
    Lume website
  • Lunar Deep: The Adventure Below - 2006 AncientRein Ron Corse interview
  • Lure of the Temptress - 1992 Revolution / Virgin (free on gog)
  • L-Zone - 1993 Infocity / Synergy Int.
M
  • Machinarium (AG17) 2009 Amanita Design (Steam Amanita bundle $6.24)
  • The Magic Death - see Virtual Murder series
  • Magnetic - 2003 Peter Hewitt - Mulawa Dreaming
  • 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
  • Man Enough - 1994 Tsunami (dating sim)
  • The Manhole Masterpiece Edition - 1994 Cyan Worlds / Broderbund (New and Enhanced 1992 Cyan Worlds / Activision) (orig 1988 Cyan) (gog $2.39)
  • Manhunter series
    • Manhunter: New York - 1988 Sierra
    • Manhunter 2: San Francisco - 1989 Sierra

  • Maniac Mansion (AG72) - 1987 LucasArts (Lucasfilm Games)
  • The Marionette - 2009 Team Effigy (AGS)
    d/l at themarionette.teameffigy.com
  • [Ray Bradbury's] The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game - 1995 Byron Preiss / Simon & Schuster
  • Martian Memorandum - see Tex Murphy series
  • Martin Mystere - see Crime Stories
  • The Mask: The Origin - 1995 MetroLight Studios / Cyber Comics, Cambrix Publishing
  • Mass Effect series (purch trilogy pack gg $13.58)
    requires EA Origin acct & client
    • Mass Effect 1 - 2007 BioWare / Microsoft
    • Mass Effect 2 - 2010 BioWare / EA
    • Mass Effect 3 - 2012 BioWare / EA
  • Master Reboot - 2013 Wales Interactive
    some timed & platform/horror elements
  • Mata Hari - 2009 Cranberry / Viva (gg $1.75)
  • Mateusz Skutnik - author of many great flash games
    mateuszskutnik.com

    • Submachine
    • Daymare Town
    • 10 Gnomes
    • Covert Front
    • Where is...? (e.g. Where is 2009? Where is 2010? etc.)
    • Mr. Mothball
    • Solar System
    • The Squirrel Family
M cont'd

  • Maupiti Island - see Mortville Manor
  • Mean Streets - see Tex Murphy series
  • 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
  • Mental Repairs Inc. - 2008 Renzo Thönen
    hulub.ch; d/l at softpedia
  • The Messenger - see Louvre
  • Metal Dead - 2011 Walk Thru Walls Studios
  • Miasmata - 2012 IonFx (gog $3.74)
    survival horror
  • MicroProse - founded in 1982 by Bill Stealey and Sid Meier - 1993 acquired by Spectrum Holobyte
    • The President is Missing - 1988 Cosmi / MicroProse
    • Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender - 1992 MicroProse (1st graphical adv by MicroProse)
    • Return of the Phantom - 1993 MicroProse
    • Bloodnet - 1993 Paragon / MicroProse ($2.99 gog) - (2 boxes shown)
    • The Legacy: Realm of Terror - 1993 Magnetic Scrolls / MicroProse
    • Dragonsphere - 1994 MicroProse (free on gog)
    • Dark Earth - 1997 Kalisto / MicroProse
    • Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy - 1998 Team 17, Trecision / MicroProse
    • Only 3 games used their internal graphic adventure game engine: Rex Nebular, Return of the Phantom, and Dragonsphere. It was sold to Sanctuary Woods.
  • Midnight Nowhere - 2003 Buka (gg sale $3.74)
  • Millennia: Altered Destinies - 1995 Take-Two Int.
  • Milo - 1995 Sibling Int. / CrystalVision
  • Mindfighter - 1988 Abstract Concepts / Activision
  • Mind: Path to Thalamus - 2014 Carlos Coronado ($10.82 steam)
  • Mindshadow - 1985 Interplay
  • Mindwheel - 1984 Synapse / Borderbund
    electronic novel - text adv [link at atarimania]
  • The Mirror Lied - 2011 Kan Gao, Freebird Games (made using RPGMaker) (see also To the Moon)
    d/l at freebirdgames.com
  • Mirrormoon EP - 2013 Santa Ragione
  • Miskatonic: Part 1 - The Inhuman Stain - 2011 Jackslawed
    d/l at justadventure.com
    dev website d/l chrome says malicious
M cont'd
  • MISSING: Since January (aka In Memoriam) (AG56) - 2003 Lexis Numerique website
    (relies on purpose-built websites and email)
    • sequal - Evidence: The Last Ritual (aka In Memoriam 2) - 2006 Lexis Numerique
  • Mission Critical - 1995 Legend
  • Mission 9 - 1995 Steve McCoy / WeMake CDs
  • Mixed-Up Mother Goose - 1992 Sierra On-Line
  • Moebius - 2014 Pinkerton Road Studios - Jane Jensen (steam $23.99 pre-order sale)
  • The Moment of Silence - 2005 The Adventure Company ($10.09 disk via amazon)
  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine - 2013 Pocketwatch Games / Majesco Ent. (stealth action)
  • Monet: The Mystery of the Orangery - 2001 Wanadoo
  • The Monkey Island Series
    • The Secret of Monkey Island (#1) (AG14) - 1990 LucasArts (Lucasfilm Games)
      (I have PC and ST versions)
    • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (AG8) - 1991 LucasArts (Lucasfilm Games)
    • The Curse of Monkey Island (AG45) - 1997 LucasArts
    • Escape From Monkey Island (#4) - 2000 LucasArts
  • 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 Soap Bubble / Piranha ($10.23 used amazon)
  • Mortville Manor, sequel Maupiti Island
    • Mortville Manor - 1987 Lankhor
    • Maupiti Island - 1990 Lankhor ($1.19 dotemu)
  • MOTAS - Mystery of Time and Space - 2001 Jan Albartus
    escape the room genre - free online MOTAS online
  • Mozart: The Last Secret - 2008 Gameco / Micro Application
M cont'd
  • MTV's Club Dead - 1994 Viacom
  • Mudlarks - 2014 Cloak and Dagger
    free d/l from Cloak and Dagger Games
  • Mummy; Tomb of the Pharaoh - 1996 Interplay
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect - 2014 Airtight / Square Enix ($14.89 gmg)
  • Murder Makes Strange Deadfellows - 1991 Tiger Media
  • Murder on the Mississippi - 1986 Activision
  • Murders in Venice - 1989 Cobra Soft / Infogrames
    sequel Murders in Space - 1990 Hitech Prods. / Infogrames
  • The Museum of Broken Memories - 2006 Jonas Kyratzes free d/l at jonas-kyratzes.net
  • The Music in Me - 1995 Tune 1000 Corp. / Readysoft
  • The MYST Series

    • MYST (AG18) - 1993 Cyan Worlds, Broderbund
    • Riven (AG5) - 1997 Cyan / Red Orb
    • MYST III: Exile (AG59) - 2001 Presto Studios / Ubisoft
    • MYST IV: Revelation (AG40) - 2004 Ubisoft
    • MYST V: End of Ages - 2005 Cyan Worlds / Ubisoft
    • Myst URU Complete Chronicles - 2004 Cyan Worlds / Ubisoft
      • Uru: Ages Beyond MYST - 2003 Cyan Worlds / Ubisoft
      • The Path of the Shell - 2004 Cyan Worlds / Ubisoft
      • To D'Ni - 2004 Cyan Worlds / Ubisoft
    • MYST: Masterpiece Edition - 1999 Cyan Worlds / Mindscape (improved images, sound) (I don't have this.)
    • Real MYST - 2000 Cyan Worlds / Mattel (real-time 3D) (gog $2.39)
  • Mysterious Journey - see Schizm
  • The Mystery of the Druids - 2001 cdv
  • The Mystery of the Mummy - 2003 Frogwares/The Adventure Company
    (but see sherlock holmes)
  • The Mystery of the Nautilus - see Secret of the Nautilus
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)
  • Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station - 2012 Technocrat Games ($1.25 shinyloot)
  • Nearly Departed - 2012 John Green
    play online or d/l at johngreenart.com
  • Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness (aka Gateway to Beyond) - 2001 Wanadoo
  • Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! - 2007 Alasdair Beckett (AGS) Nelly Cootalot website
  • Neuromancer - 1988 Interplay
  • The Neverhood (AG35) - 1996 The Neverhood Inc. / Dreamworks Int., Microsoft
  • 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 - 2005 Future Games / Adventure Co. (in Adventure Collection Vol. 1)
  • Nick Bounty: A Case of the Crabs - 2004 Mark Darin, Pinhead Games
    play at agame.com; d/l at pinheadgames.com
  • Nightfall - 1998 Altor Systems (Mac/PowerPC only)
    1st real-time 1st person 3D game
  • Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy - 1998 Team 17, Trecision / MicroProse
  • The Night of the Rabbit - 2013 Daedalic (steam $6.79)
N cont'd
  • Nihilumbra - 2013 Beautifun Games
    puzzle platformer
  • Nikopol: Secret of the Immortals - 2008 White Birds / Got Game ($1.25 amazon d/l of steam key)
  • Nile: An Ancient Egyptian Quest - 1997 Simon & Schuster
  • 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors - 2010 Chunsoft / Aksys (Nintendo DS only)
  • 1954: Alcatraz - 2014 Irresponsible / Daedalic
    (avail at gog and gg $19.99)
  • 1953: KGB Unleashed - 2012 UIG (purch $3.75 gg)
  • 9 - The Last Resort - 1996 GT Interactive/Tribeca
N cont'd
  • Nine Princes in Amber - 1985 Telarium
  • Noctropolis - 1994 Flashpoint Prod. / EA
  • Noir: A Shadowy Thriller - 1996 TSi / Cyberdreams
  • No One Lives Forever - 2000 Monolith Prod. / Fox Int. (action)
  • Normality - 1996 Gremlin Int.
  • Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy - 2007 Kheops Studios - Marianne Tostivint / MC2 Entertainment
  • The Novelist - 2013 Orthogonal Games ($4.99 humble store spring sale)
O
  • Obduction - TBD 2015 Cyan Obduction website
  • Obsidian (AG62) - 1997 Rocket Science / Bomico
  • 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 - 2013 Nemoria (shinyloot $1)
  • OO-Topos - 1986 Polarware
  • The Old Tree - website
  • The Omega Stone - see Riddle of the Sphinx
  • Omikron: The Nomad Soul - 1999 Quantic Dream ($2.49 gog sale)
  • The Omnicron Conspiracy - 1989 First Star S/W / Image Works
  • 1Heart - TBD 2014 Chicken in the Corn (steam greenlight)
O cont'd
  • Opera Fatal - 1996 Ruske & Pühretmaier (educational)
  • Operation Stealth - see James Bond: The Stealth Affair
  • Opsys - 2000 [hyper]media (educational)
  • The Oregon Trail - 1978 (etc.) MECC
    perhaps the greatest example of edutainment software
  • 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)
O cont'd
  • Outcry (aka Sublustrum) - 2008 Phantomery / Adventure Company
  • Outlast - 2013 Red Barrels (survival horror - action)
  • Out of Order - 2003 Tim Furnish
  • 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 - 1995 Imagination Pilots / WarnerActive
  • Panty Raider - 2000 Hypnotix / Simon & Schuster
  • Paparazzi: Tales of Tinseltown - 1995 Museworthy / Activision
  • Papers, Please - 2013 Lucas Pope (steam $4.99)
  • Papo & Yo - 2012 Minority Media ($3.75 gg)
  • Paradise - 2006 White Birds Productions / Ubisoft - Benoit Sokal
  • Paris 1313 - 1999 Wanadoo
    more edutainment than game
  • Passage: Path of Betrayal - 2001 DragonWorks
  • The Path - 2009 Tale of Tales (@2.50 gg)
  • Pathologic - 2005 Ice-Pick Lodge ($1.99 gog sale)
  • The Pawn (ST) - 1985 Magnetic Scrolls / Sinclair
  • Penumbra collection (d/l from gamersgate $5.00 - OK on Win7) (survival horror)
    • Penumbra: Overture (#1) - 2007 Frictional / Strategy First
    • Penumbra: Black Plague (#2) (AG87) - 2008 Frictional / Paradox
    • Penumbra: Requiem - 2008 Frictional / Paradox (add-on to Black Plague)
  • Pepper's Adventures in Time (AG67) - 1993 Sierra
  • Personal Nightmare - 1989 Horrorsoft ($2.99 gog sale)
P cont'd
  • Phantasmagoria & sequel
    • Phantasmagoria - 1995 Sierra
    • Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh - 1996 Sierra (have orig, also d/l from gog $2.40)
  • Philip Marlowe: Private Eye - 1997 Byron Preiss / Simon & Schuster
  • [Paulo Coelho trilogy]
    Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon - 1997 Paulo Coelho / Arxel Tribe / Infogrames
    The Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin - 2000
    The Secrets of Alamut - 2001
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (AG29) - 2005 Capcom
  • Pizza Morgana - 2009 Corbomite Games
    free d/l of Episode 1 at pizza-morgana.com
  • Planescape Torment - 1999 Black Isle / Interplay (an RPG, not adv)
  • [Adventure A:] Planet of Death - 1981 Artic (for Spectrum)
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space - 1992 Gremlin / Konami
  • Polarware (nee Penguin Software) - graphic text advs made using Comprehend engine
    historical info and free d/ls at graphicsmagician.com
    • Transylvania - 1985 Antonio Antiocha
    • Transylvania II: The Crimson Crown (aka The Crimson Crown: Further Adventures in Transylvania) - 1985 Antonio Antiocha, Dallas Snell
    • Oo-Topos - 1986 Michael Berlyn (I have this one - the ST version)
    • The Coveted Mirror - 1986 Eagle Burns
    • Talisman: Challenging the Sands of Time - 1987 Bruce Hoffman
    • Transylvania III: Vanquish the Night - 1988 Antonio Antiocha
    Before becoming Polarware, Penguin Software published two other adv games:
    The Quest - 1983 Dallas Snell (walkthru w/ screenshots here); sequel Ring Quest - 1984 Dallas Snell (rereleased by Origin)
  • Policenauts - 1994 Konami
P cont'd

  • Police Quest series (I don't have any of these.)
    • Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel - 1987 Sierra
    • Police Quest 2: The Vengeance (AG24) - 1988 Sierra
    • Police Quest 3: The Kindred - 1991 Sierra
    • [Daryl F. Gates] Police Quest: Open Season - 1993 Sierra
    • [Daryl F. Gates] Police Quest: SWAT - 1995 Sierra
    • Police Quest: SWAT 2 - 1998 Yosemite / Sierra
    • Police Quest: SWAT 3 - 1999 Sierra (action game)
    • Police Quest: SWAT 4 - 2005 Irrational / Sierra (action game)
  • Portal - 1986 Activision, Rob Swigart
  • Portal and Portal 2
    • Portal (AG31) - 2007 Valve
    • Portal 2 (AG10) - 2011 Valve (Steam $4.99)
  • Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (Portopia Serial Murder Case) - 1983 Yuji Horii, Enix
  • Post Mortem - 2002 (see Still Life series)
  • Post Mortem: One Must Die - 2013 Koobazaur
    free d/l postmortemgame.com
  • The President is Missing - 1988 Cosmi / MicroProse
  • Presumed Guilty - 1989 Cosmi
  • Primordia - 2012 Wormwood Studios / Wadjet Eye (gog $8.99)
  • Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom - 1988 Hudson Soft Co. Ltd.
  • Prisoner of Ice - 1995 Infogrames
  • Professor Layton series (Nintendo DS) - Level-5

    (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
  • Psycho - 1988 Starsoft
  • Psychonauts (HB5) - 2005 Double Fine
  • The Psychotron - 1994 Multimedia Store / Merit S/W (FMV)
  • Puddle - 2012 Neko / Konami (side-scrolling puzzle) ($1.19 gog sale)
  • Puppet Motel: Laurie Anderson with Hsin-Chien Huang - 1995 Voyager
  • Pursuit of Justice - 2001 Legacy Int.
  • 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 Conundrum - 2012 Square Enix (purch season pass on steam $2.49)
  • Quantum Gate: The Saga Begins - 1993 Hyperbole Studios
  • Quantum Gate II: The Vortex - 1994 Hyperbole Studios
Q cont'd
  • Quest for Glory series
    (1-5 for $3.99 gog)
    • Hero's Quest / Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero? - 1989 Sierra (remake w/ 256 color VGA in 1992)
    • Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire (AG81) - 1990 Sierra
    • 256 color VGA Remake of QfG II - 2008 Tierra - free d/l at adginteractive.com)
    • Quest for Glory III: Wages of War - 1992 Sierra
    • Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness (AG23) - 1993 Sierra
    • Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire - 1998 Yosemite / Sierra
Q cont'd
  • The Quest for the Golden Egg Cup - 1986 Mastertronic
  • The Quest for the Time Bird - 1989 Infogrames
  • 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 - 1998 Charybdis / Alternative S/W Ltd.
R
  • Raäka-Tū - 1981 Tandy (text adv)
    available free at figmentfly.com
  • RAMA - 1996 Dynamix / Sierra
  • 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 Gremlin Int. (survival horror)
  • Realms of Illusion - see Sentinel
  • Redjack: The Revenge of the Brethren - 1998 Cyberflix / THQ
  • Red Johnson's Chronicles - 2011 Lexis Numerique
    sequel - 2: One Against All - 2012
  • Relentless - see Little Big Adventure series
  • Rent-a-Hero - 1999 neo Software Produktions / THQ (not the Sega 1991 action RPG)
  • Reperfection - 2012 Tinnitus Games
  • Resonance - 2012 xii games / Wadjet Eye (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) - 2004 Kheops / Adventure Co.
    • Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate - 2009 Kheops Studios / 1C (BF free)
R cont'd
  • Return of the Phantom - 1993 MicroProse
  • Return to Zork - 1993 Activision (gog $2.40)
  • Reversion double pack -
    Chapt. 1: The Escape - 2012 3f Int. / Bulkypix
    Chapt. 2: The Meeting - 2013 3f Int. / 3f Int. (1 & 2 gg free using blue coins $1)
  • Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender - 1992 MicroProse ($2.99 gog)
    1st graphical adv by MicroProse
  • RHEM series
    • RHEM - 2003 Knut Mueller / Got Game Ent.
    • RHEM 2: The Cave - 2005 Runesoft GmbH
    • RHEM 3: The Secret Library - 2007 Runesoft GmbH
    • RHEM Trilogy (1-3) (JA $2.49)
    • RHEM 4: The Golden Fragments - 2010 Runesoft GmbH / Lace Mamba Global Ltd. (purchased download from GetGamesGo $2.99)
  • Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches - 2008 Arberth Studios / Got Game
    (purch. CD via amazon $5.69 incl. Scratches dir. cut)
  • Riana Rouge - 1997 Black Dragon
  • Richard & Alice - 2013 Owl Cave
    Richard and Alice website
R cont'd
  • The Riddle of Master Lu (AG95) - 1995 Sanctuary Woods
  • Riddle of the Sphinx - 2000 Omni Creative Group / Dreamcatcher
    ROTS 2 The Omega Stone - 2003 Omni / Dreamcatcher
    • Riddle of the Sphinx
    • The Omega Stone (gg $2.49)
  • Ring Quest - see Polarware
  • Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen - 1999 Arxel Tribe, Cryo / Mindscape, Red Orb
  • Ring 2: Twilight of the Gods - 2003 Arxel Tribe / Global Star S/W
  • 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 - 1996 Take-Two / GameTek
  • Rise of the Dragon - 1990 Dynamix
  • Riven (MYST 2) (see MYST series)
  • Road to India: Between Hell and Nirvana - 2001 Microids
  • Robot City - 1995 Brooklyn Multimedia / Byron Preiss
  • Robot Odyssey - 1984 The Learning Co.
    slate.com article "The Hardest Computer Game of All Time" by David Auerbach
    free remake DroidQuest by Thomas Foote
  • The Rockin' Dead - 2011 Grasland / bitComposer Games
R cont'd
  • Rocky Interactive Horror Show - 1999 On-Line Ent.
  • Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge CD-ROM - 1995 Second Vision / GTE
  • Roswell's 66th Anniversary - free Google Doodles browser game
    play online
  • 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

  • The Sacred Amulet - see Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold
  • Sacred Ground - see Santa Fe Mysteries series
  • Sacred Mirror of Kofun - 1996 Enteractive
  • Safecracker ($2.51 amazon d/l)
  • Salammbo: Battle for Carthage - 2003 Cryo ($2.99 steam)
  • 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)

  • The Samaritan Paradox - 2014 Faravid Int. / Screen 7 (gog has for $9.99)
  • Samorost 2 (AG54) - 2005 Amanita (Steam Amanita bundle $6.24)
  • Sanitarium (AG36) - 1998 DreamForge Intertainment / ASC Games (gog $4.99)
  • Santa Fe Mysteries series
    • The Elk Moon Murder - 1996 Activision
    • Sacred Ground - 1997 Activision
  • The Scene of the Crime - 2009 Pastel Games (flash)
    The Scene of the Crime: The Golden Doll - 2010
    The Scene of the Crime: Dream of Murder - 2013
    play online at pastelgames.com
  • 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 - 1999 SouthPeak Interactive
    Scooby-Doo franchise at mobygames.com
  • Scratches (Dir. Cut) - 2006 Nucleosys / Got Game Entertainment (gog $4.99)
  • The Scroll - see Daughter of Serpents
  • The Sea Will Claim Everything - 2012 Jonas Kyratzes
    $10 at landsofdream.net
  • A Second Face - 2008 Jospin Le Woltaire (AGS, free)
    A Second Face free download website
    AGS 2009 Best Game
  • The Second Guest - 2012 Twice Effect / Headup Games
  • 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 - 2013 Animation Arts / Deep Silver ($2.00 paid w/ points, so free gg) AVG detects virus
  • Secret of the Lost Cavern: see Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern
  • The Secret of Monkey Island (#1) (see Monkey Island series)
  • Secret of the Nautilus (aka Mystery of the Nautilus) - 2002 Cryo / Adventure Co.
  • The Secrets of Alamut - see Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon
  • Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript - 2003 Elektrogames / TetraEdge (amazon $1.99)
  • Secrets of the Luxor - 1996 Mojave / Ubisoft
  • Seduce Me - 2013 No Reply Games seducemegame.com
  • Sentient - 1997 Psygnosis
  • Sentinel: Descendants in Time (aka Realms of Illusion alt box) - 2004 Detalion (JA $2.47) [website]
  • Serena - 2014 Senscape (Augustín Cordes) (free on steam)
    article about Serena at kotaku.com
  • Seven Games of the Soul - see Faust
S cont'd
  • The 7th Guest and sequel(s)
  • Shadoan - see Kingdom: The Far Reaches
  • Shadow Man - 1999 Acclaim
  • Shadow Man (incl in Bundle Stars Night Dive $3.49 for 10 games)
  • Shadowgate (ST) Kemco 1989
  • Shadowgate (remake) - 2014 Zojoi ($6.99 steam incl. orig shadowgate and orig deja vu)
  • Shadow of the Comet (AG74) 1993 Infogrames
  • Shadow of Destiny (aka Shadow of Memories) (AG68) - 2001 Konami
  • Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed - 2012 10th Art Studio / Adventure Productions (Bundle in a Box $3.00)
  • Shady Brook - 2005 Unimatrix
  • Shannara - 1995 Legend
  • 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.)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective series - 1991 ICOM; Vol. 2 - 1992 ICOM
  • [Adventure C:] Ship of Doom - 1982 Artic
  • The Ship: Murder Party - 2006 Outerlight / Blazing Griffin (FPS) ($1.00 bundlestars)
  • The Shivah - 2006 Dave Gilbert / Wadjet Eye
  • Shivers & sequel
    • Shivers - 1995 Sierra
    • Shivers 2 - 1997 Sierra
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (AG77) - 2009 Climax Studios / Konami (a re-imagining of the original Silent Hill)
  • The Silver Lining (free)
    An update of the King's Quest universe
    tsl-game.com
  • Silverload - 1996 Vic Tokai
  • 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 AdventureSoft (d/l from gog $2.99)
    • Simon the Sorcerer 3D - 2002 Headfirst / SouthPeak (gog $2.99)
    • Simon the Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens - 2007 Silver Style / RTL Enterprises
    • Simon the Sorcerer 5: Who'd Ever Want Contact?! - 2009 Silver Style / TGC
  • Sinkha: The 3D Multimedia Novel - 1995 Marco Patrito, Virtual Views / Mojave
  • Sinking Island: A Psychological Thriller - 2007 White Birds Productions (saw on sale at amazon for $1.99)
  • Skyborg: Into the Vortex - 1995 Fringe Multimedia / SkyBox Int'l (tie-in w/ trading cards)
  • Slender (Slender: The Eight Pages) - 2012 Parsec Productions (survival horror)
    free d/l at parsecproductions website

    sequel called Slender: The Arrival is on steam ($9.99)
S cont'd
  • 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
  • Snow: The Adventure Game - 2008 Benjamin Rivers (he also made Home)
    free d/l at benjaminrivers.com
  • Snow Job - 1995 Ix Entertainment (3DO only)
  • So Blonde series
    • So Blonde - 2008 Wizarbox (gg $5.97)
    • So Blonde: Back to the Island - 2010 Wizarbox (DS)
  • Something Amiss - 2007 Tucker Bowen
    play online at somethingamiss.com
  • The Space Bar (AG98) - 1997 Boffo Games / Bomico Ent.
  • The Space Quest series

    • I. The Sarien Encounter - 1986 Sierra ($4.99 gog sale for 1-3)
    • II. Vohaul's Revenge - 1987 Sierra
    • III. The Pirates of Pestulon - 1989 Sierra
    • IV. Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (AG48) - 1991 Sierra (4,5,6 gog bundle $3.99)
    • V. The Next Mutation - 1993 Dynamix / Sierra (gog)
    • 6. The Spinal Frontier - 1995 Sierra (gog)
    • VII. The Return to Roman Numerals (canceled)
  • Space Quest: Incinerations (fan game) - download
  • Space Quest: The Lost Chapter - 2001 vonster (fan game) d/l at frostbytei.com
  • Space Quest: Vohaul Strikes Back (free d/l)
    Vohaul Strikes Back website
  • Spellcasting series

    • Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls - 1990 Legend
    • Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance - 1991 Legend
    • Spellcasting 301: Spring Break - 1992 Legend
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles - 2008 Stormfront Studios / Sierra (action adv)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants Employee of the Month - THQ 2002
  • SPQR (S.P.Q.R.): The Empire's Darkest Hour - 1996 CyberSites / GT Int.
  • Spud! - 1995 Charybdis / Alternative S/W, GameTek
  • 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: The Great Game (AG90) - 1996 Activision (gog $2.99)
  • Stacking (AG37) 2011 Doublefine (gamersgate $3.75 7/23/13)
  • 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)
      ($2.99 gog sale for 1&2)
    • 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
    • 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
      ($2.99 gog sale for 1&2)
    • Starflight 2 - 1989 EA / Binary Systems
    • Protostar - 1993 Tsunami (intended Starflight 3)
S cont'd
  • The Starship Damrey - 2013 Level-5 (also did Professor Layton series) (Nintendo 3DS only)
  • Starship Titanic - 1998 Digital Village / Simon & Schuster
  • Star Trek franchise (others are fps, simulation, strategy, arcade, or action-adv)
    • Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative - 1985 Simon & Schuster
    • Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy - 1986 Trans Fiction / Simon & Schuster
    • Star Trek: First Contact - 1988 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
  • Star Warped - 1997 Parroty / Sierra Coktel
  • Sterling's Gift - 2007 White Rabbit
  • Stick It To The Man - 2013 Ripstone ($7.49 steam sale)
  • Still Life series (Steam $3.74 for both SL1&2)
    • Post Mortem - 2002 Microids / Dreamcatcher (steam $2.50)
    • Still Life (AG20) - 2005 Microids
    • Still Life 2 - 2009 GameCo / Microids

  • A Stitch in Time - see What Makes You Tick
  • A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie - 2009 SPLine / Akella ($2.49 sale at gg)
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - 2008 Telltale
  • Stupid Invaders - 2000 Xilam / Ubisoft
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP - 2011 Capybara Games (HB5)
  • Superhero League of Hoboken - 1994 Meretzky / Legend
  • Super Meat Boy - 2010 Team Meat (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
    • Syberia (AG15) - 2002 Microids
    • Syberia II (AG55) - 2004 Microids Syberia II walkthru
    • Syberia III 2015
  • The Sydney Mystery - 2003 Twilight Software
    avail for $19.95 at twilightsoftware website
  • Symbiocom (aka Syn-Factor) - 1998 Bethesda / Istvan Pely
  • Synapse Software - electronic novels developed by Synapse published by Broderbund - use parser called BTZ (better than zork) by William Mataga and Steve Hales
    Synapse purchased by Broderbund in 1984
  • System Shock and sequel
    • System Shock - 1994 Looking Glass / Dro Soft, Origin
    • System Shock 2 - 1999 Irrational, Looking Glass / EA ($1.99 gog sale)
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
  • Tears of Betrayal - 2005 Frixx-iT
  • Teenagent - 1995 Metropolis (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
  • Tequila & Boom Boom - 1995 Dynabyte / Sacis
T cont'd
  • Tex Murphy series
    • 1. Mean Streets - 1989 Access (gog $2.99 for 1+2)
    • 2. Martian Memorandum - 1991 Access
    • 3. Under A Killing Moon (AG25) - 1994 Access (gog $4.99)
    • 4. The Pandora Directive (AG9) - 1996 Access (gog $4.99)
    • 5. Tex Murphy: Overseer - 1997 Access (gog $4.99)
    • 6. Tesla Effect - Project Fedora - Chris Jones & Aaron Conners - 2014 Big Finish / Atlus Project Fedora Kickstarter (steam $17.99 pre-order sale)
  • Theme Park Mystery - 1990 Joined Up Writing / Konami, Image Works
  • The Third Courier - 1989 Accolade
  • 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
  • Three Cards to Midnight - 2009 Big Finish Inc
  • 3 Skulls of the Toltecs - 1996 Warner
  • Time Hollow - 2008 Konami (Nintendo DS only) (interactive novel)
  • Timelapse -1996 GTE Entertainment
    9/23/99
  • Timeline - 2000 Eidos (action)
  • Timequest - 1991 Legend
T cont'd
  • 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
  • Time Warrior: The Armageddon Device - 1996 Robert Stock, Stock's Eye
  • Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers - 2012 Black Pants ($0.99 steam sale)
  • Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (AG100) - 1996 Cyberflix / GTE
  • Today I Die (art game) - Daniel Benmergui
    free online: Today I Die online
  • Tony Tough series
    • Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths - 2002 Nayma / Got Game ($4.00 dotemu)
    • Tony Tough 2 - A Rake's Progress - 2007 Prograph / ANACONDA
  • Toonstruck (AG93) - 1996 Burst / Virgin Int. Ent.
  • Torchlight II - 2012 Runic ($4.99 gg) (RPG)
  • Torin's Passage - 1995 Sierra
  • Total Distortion - 1995 Pop Rocket
  • Total Eclipse - (? 1988 Major Developments) 1989 Incentive S/W (Freescape engine) / Domark
    download free remake at eclipse.ovine.net
T cont'd
  • To the Moon - 2011 Freebird Games (d/l in gog $10 for 5 xgvg sale)
  • Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer - 1995 Clipper / US Gold
  • The Tracer Sanction - 1984 Interplay / Activision
  • Traitor's Gate - 1999 Daydream / Blackstar
  • Traitor's Gate 2: Cypher - 2003 258 Productions AB / The Adventure Company (d/l from dotemu $2)
  • Trauma - 2011 Krystian Majewski (IG6 $6.33)
  • Treasure Island - 2009 Radon Labs / Dreamcatcher
  • Treasure Quest - 1996 Sirius Publishing
  • Trick or Treat - 1994 ACA Soft / Proein, Junkyard
  • Trine 2 - 2011 Frozenbyte (side-scrolling platform) ($1.99 gog sale)
  • The Tulse Luper Journey 2005 - website
  • Twilight's Ransom - 1987 Paragon
  • Twin Sector - 2010 DNS / Head Up, Got Game (physics-based puzzles like Portal)
  • Twinsen's Odyssey - see Little Big Adventure series
  • Type: Rider - 2013 (more of a platformer)
    ($6.99 on steam)
U
  • U.F.O.s - 1997 Artech Studios / Corel, H+A Ent.
  • 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
  • Universe 3 - 1989 Omnitrend
U cont'd
  • Unmechanical - 2012 Telawa / Teotl (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)
  • The Usurper: The Mines of Qyntarr - 1989 Sir-Tech
V
  • A Vampyre Story - 2008 Autumn Moon Ent. / Crimson Cow, The Adventure Co.
  • Veil of Darkness - 1993 Event Horizon / SSI
  • The Vera Cruz Affair - 1985 Infogrames
  • 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 (#2.99 steam)
V cont'd
  • Virtual Murder series
    • 1. Who Killed Sam Rupert - 1993 Creative Multimedia Co.
    • 2. The Magic Death - 1993 Creative Multimedia Co.
    • 3. Who Killed Brett Penance - 1994 Creative Multimedia Co.
    • 4. Who Killed Taylor French - 1994 Creative Multimedia Co.
  • The Void - 2008 Pathologic (IG6)
  • Voodoo Kid - 1997 Infogrames
  • Vortex (Quantum Gate II) - 1994 Hyperbole
  • Voyage: A Journey Beyond Reality (aka Journey to the Moon) - 2005 Kheops / Adventure Company
  • Voyeur - 1993 Philips / 1994 Interplay, sequel Voyeur II - 1996 Philips
  • Vsevolod - 2012 Svarun Studios d/l demo at vsevolod.svarunstudios.com
W
  • Waking Mars - 2012 Tiger Style (side-scrolling puzzle) ($1.99 steam)
  • 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 Telltale (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
  • Wayne's World - 1993 Capstone
  • Ween: The Prophecy - 1992 Coktel Vision
W cont'd
  • Weird: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction - 1996 TwoPointZero / McGraw Hill (edutainment)
  • Welcome to the Future - 1995 Blue Sky Ent. / Broderbund
  • What Makes You Tick? - Played free online [W]
  • sequel: A Stitch in Time (don't have this - reqs Adobe Air install)
  • The Whispered World - 2010 Daedalic / Viva (purch. cd from amazon)
  • The White Chamber - 2005 Studio Trophis (free d/l)
    d/l from Studio Trophis website
  • Wild Wild West: The Steel Assassin - 1999 SouthPeak Int.
  • [The Adventures of] Willy Beamish - 1991 Dynamix / Sierra
W cont'd
  • Windham Classics - founded 1984, defunct 1985/6 - subsidiary of Spinnaker
    • Below the Root - Windham Classics 1984 - one of the earliest graphic advs, based on a childrens' novel by Zilpha Keatly Snyder - an article about its genesis here
    • Swiss Family Robinson - 1984 - based on novel by Johann David Wyss
    • The Wizard of Oz - 1985 - based on novel by Lyman Frank Baum
    • Alice in Wonderland - 1985 - based on novel by Lewis Carroll
    • Treasure Island - 1985 - based on novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Windosill - 2013 Vectorpark (puzzle platformer in flash)
    windosill.com
  • Wizardry series - Greenberg & Woodhead, Bradley from 4-7, Brathwaite for 8 / Sir-Tech - RPG - originally made for Apple II
      Games 1-3 form a trilogy (2 and 3 require party created in 1)...
    • 1. Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord - 1981
    • 2. Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds - 1982
    • 3. Wizardry III: Legacy of Llylgamyn - 1983
    • In game 4 player is evil...
    • 4. Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna - 1987
    • 5. Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom - 1988
    • Games 6-8 form a second trilogy about the Dark Savant...
    • 6. Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge - 1990 (incl w/ Bundle Stars Night Dive $3.49 for 10 games)
    • 7. Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant - 1992
      (remade as Wizardry Gold in 1996) (incl w/ Bundle Stars Night Dive $3.49 for 10 games)
    • Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure - 1996
    • 8. Wizardry 8 - 2001 (incl w/ Bundle Stars Night Dive $3.49 for 10 games)
W cont'd
  • The Wolf Among Us - episodic series - 2013 Telltale
  • Wolfsbane - 1995 Moonlight Games / Merit
  • Wonderland - see Magnetic Scrolls
  • [The Bizarre Adventures of] Woodruff & the Schnibble - 1994 Coktel Vision / Sierra
  • Worldspiral: Liath - 1998 Amber Co.
  • Wrath of the Gods - 1994 Luminaria (educational)
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.)
  • Xplora1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World - 1993 Real World Media / MacPlay
Y
  • Y2K: The Game - 1999 Runecraft / Interplay
  • Year Walk - 2013 Simogo ($2.99 steam)
  • Yesterday - Who is John Yesterday? (Pendulo 2012) (Steam Pendulo 5-pack $14.99)
  • Yoomurjak's Ring - 2009 Private Moon Studios
  • The Young Ones - 1986 Orpheus (ZX/Amstrad/C64 only)
Z
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure - 2007 Capcom (Wii only)
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders - 1988 Lucasfilm see the Zak McKracken archive for free fan game d/ls
  • [The New Adventures of] Zak McKracken - fan game
  • 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
Z cont'd
  • Zero Critical (aka Satin Rift) - 1998 Istvan Pely / Bethesda
  • Zero Zone - 1998 Cryo
  • Lost Chronicles of Zerzura (also see under L) - 2012 Viva
    (d/l amazon free [used $3.40 of credit])
  • Zork Grand Inquisitor (AG12) - 1997 Activision (gog $2.40)
    12/28/97
  • Zork Nemesis (AG51) - 1996 Zombie LLC / Activision (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
Interactive Fiction Database
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