Graphic Adventure Games are back!!!
I’m a huge fan of point-and-click Graphic Adventure Games and part of the attraction is the great graphics.
In the late 80s and early 90s this gerne of computer games almost single handed ruled the shelves in the shops. Scince the merge of realtime 3D it seems publishers find 2D games oldfashioned and Adventure Games became almost extinct.
Around 2000 The Longest Journey was released and is considered by many THE best adventure game of all time. At that time it looked like TLJ would be the last of its kind and the sequel that was announced parted from the pre-rendered graphic in vafour of realtime 3D graphics seemed to doom the gerne forever. Why on earch change sush a winning formula just to use realtime 3D graphics.
The re-emmerging adventure genre begun with a lot of 1st person games over the past years and, while attractive, the 3rd person format would soon get back into gear with Syberia.
Syberia was hailed by fans and the graphics were awesome. At this time Adventure Games were almost without exeption made in Europe, but a Canadian company stepped up to get adventure games back into american homes and the Adventure Company was born. Very soon they had an enourmous back catalog of adventure games by re-releasing many earlier games, for example Cyro’s Atlantis series.
But since a couple of years it has become clear that Adventure Games are back!! When I started MOTAS, my online adventure game in the end of 2001, the genre was almost invisible. But now 5 years later I have found new 3rd person adventure games like StillLife, The Moment Of Silence, Runaway, Secret Files Tunguska and many more.
I have created this page with an incomplete list of fairly recent adventure games and also lists a couple of trailers:
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