What happened to those good ‘ol graphic adventure games?
The thing I find most memorable about graphic adventure games wasn’t actually the graphics, it was the soundtrack: you’d inevitably spend so much time trying to find “the crowbar that opened the latch that released the pigeon that distracted the pirate,” that you’d subconsciously internalize every single MIDI note that was playing in the background. For more on retro MIDI soundtracks, check out my Top 9 Killer Old School Adventure Game Tunes — the coolest tunes only.
Here we go.
10. Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
9. Leisure Suit Larry 3
8. Grim Fandango
7. Sam and Max Hit The Road
6. Full Throttle
5. Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon
4. Beneath A Steel Sky
3. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
2. Day of the Tentacle
1. The entire Monkey Island series!
And there you have it: the Desk of Jiksun Top 10 BEST Old School Graphic Adventure Games. I have to admit it’s heavily skewed towards Lucas Arts and Sierra, but they were really that good.
You can find a whole bunch of these old games at Home of the Underdogs.
Are you a fan of old school adventure games? I’ve probably missed out a couple other classics, but hey there’s only room for 10. Let’s hear your thoughts on the list!
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