Introduction

This site mainly consists of review of adventure games. It is also just one woman's opinion on those games, so you may disagree with an individual review.

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I have a page of general hints for people are new to playing adventure games. It includes tips for playing the games along with the URL for walkthroughs. There is also a personal list of favourite games. You can find who links to this page along with other adventure game pages. Want to try creating your own adventure game?

List of all games reviewed with brief descriptions

Game titles and brief descriptions

Title

Game type

Brief Game Description

7th Guest Brain teasers with video sequences. 7th Guest is very pretty, the video sequences are interesting. Some puzzles are good, but they tend to remind you that you are playing a game. Borrow this game from a friend.
11th Hour Brain teasers with treasure hunt This game may be difficult to install. Game play is disjointed with 3 distinct elements. Not recommended.
Afterlife God game Simulate building Heaven and Hell and influence a planet toward the afterlife.
Alida Graphic adventure game Highly recommended for someone who wants some very difficult puzzles to fill their days.
Amber: Journeys Beyond Adventure game Highly recommended but extremely hard to find. Excellent puzzles and a really interesting storyline make a great game.
Amerzone: The explorer's legacy 3D rendered adventure game Myst like adventure game. Highly recommended for beginning adventure gamers.
Afterlife World building simulation game Build your own versions of heaven and hell. Recommended as different from the average world building scenario.
Arthur's Knights Graphic adventure game Learn the code of chivalry by becoming one of the knights of the round table. Not recommended.
Bad Mojo Adventure game Game with a very different perspective, you are changed into a cockroach and need to solve puzzles as a small insect. Highly recommended.
Bejeweled 2 Action role playing game Good graphics, excellent music and voices. Decent game play. 4 of 5 stars.
Bejeweled 2 Puzzle game Excellent game with many hours of play. 4 1/2 of 5 stars.
Betrayal at Krondor Role Playing game. Turn-based multi-character Role-playing game. Just started playing, no conclusions yet.
Beyond Time Graphic adventure game Very average adventure game, no intriguing or different elements involved.
Big Kahuna Reef Puzzle game Great little puzzle game of the matching patterns variety. 5 stars
Black Dahlia Adventure game 3D realistic environment adventure game. Compelling story, lovely graphics, extremely difficult puzzles. Highly recommended for the advanced gamer.
Black Mirror Adventure game Good story, lovely graphics, some very difficult to find items. Recommended for those who don't mind some gore in their games.
Blade Runner Action/Adventure game 3D real time adventure game. Excellent plot, uses the same scenes as the movie. Highly recommended for fans of the film. Not suitable for people who hate real time games.
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars Graphic adventure game Beautiful graphic adventure game. Excellent sound, music, voices and puzzles. Highly recommended for intermediate to advanced adventure game players and lovers of the original Gabriel Knight.
Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Graphic adventure game The worthy sequel to the original Broken Sword game. Highly recommended for intermediate to advanced gamers and fans of the original game.
Broken Sword - The Sleeping Dragon Graphic adventure game More action oriented sequel to a classic series. Recommended for intermediate to advanced gamers but see review for full information.
Buried in Time Interactive movie Interesting puzzles and good interface to this game. Strongly recommended.
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon Graphic adventure game Game based on Spider Robinson's books, with much of the humour and characters intact. Very difficult puzzles, only highly recommended for the hard-core adventure game player.
Clandestiny Brain teasers. 7th Guest moved to Scotland with animated sequences and not video ghosts.
Comer Graphic adventure game Myst like game with interesting puzzles, an excellent sound track and a pretty 3D world to explore.
The Curse of Monkey Island Graphic adventure game Funny graphic adventure game. Strongly recommended

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The Dame was Loaded Detective Adventure Game Realistic interactive detective game where you must solve the case of the missing man. Recommended.
Daria's Inferno Animated Adventure Game Recommended for serious fans of the show or to introduce younger players to the genre.
Dark Fall Adventure game Highly recommended. Excellent puzzles and a very spooky background make for a wonderful game.
Diablo Battle Chest Edition Single or Multi Player RPG Older rpg with a lot of action. To win the game requires strategy and persistance. 4 of 5 stars.
Discworld Graphic adventure game. Very difficult, very funny. Worth buying but save yourself frustration and find one of the online hint files to refer to. Highly recommended.
Discworld II Graphic adventure game. Not as difficult as the first game. Very funny, but the release that I have needs a patch before it runs properly. Highly recommended.
Discworld Noir 3-D graphic adventure game A funny and interesting walk on the dark side of Ankh-Morpork. Highly recommended.
Divine Divinity Single character rpg RPG features real time combat, many quests to solve, a good story line. Strictly single character with no multiple player options.
Dragon Lore Single character role-playing game Interesting 3-D graphics. Gameplay is in real time, but not as irritating about it as Lands of Lore. OK.
Drowned God Adventure game Amazingly frustrating and badly put together adventure game. Not recommended.
Dungeon Keeper Strategy game You are the dungeon master. Funny in an Addam's vein. Well set out. Highly recommended.
Echo The Secrets of the Lost Cavern Graphic Adventure Game Explore the Paleolithic age with a young hunter. 4 stars of 5
The Elk Moon Murder Detective Adventure Game Realistic interactive detective game where you must solve a who-dun-it. Features good videos and a realistic case. Recommended.
Escape From Monkey Island Graphic adventure game Humour pirate game in which our hero must save the pirates before they are driven out. Highly recommended.
Evil Genius Strategy game Fun game in which evil world domination is the key. Spoofs many of the ideas from spy movies. 4.5 of 5 stars.
Frankenstein Through the Eyes of the Monster Interactive movie. Excellent interactive movie starring Tim Curry (105k Curry montage) as Frankenstein. It features a simple interface with some difficult puzzles and several mazes. Highly recommended.
Full Throttle Graphic adventure game Futurist adventure game. Easy puzzles and short game. Recommended for new adventure game players if action sequences are not problem.
Gabriel Knight the Sins of the Father Graphic adventure game The puzzles in this game tend to be very good (a few are not). The atmosphere, character development and plot are great. Highly recommended.
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within Live Action adventure game The puzzles in this game tend to be very good. The atmosphere and plot are great. Highly recommended.
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Damned 3 D adventure game Excellent puzzles, good story behind the game. Highly recommended.
Goobs Puzzle solving game Excellent game, highly recommended for interesting puzzles, cute characters and bouncy music.
Grim Fandango Graphic adventure game The puzzles in this game are very good. The atmosphere and the game interface are excellent. Highly recommended.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 3-d Action game Allows you to explore Harry Potter's World. An easy action game, good for those just starting the genre.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 3-d Action game Allows you to explore Harry Potter's World. An easy action game, good for those just starting the genre.
Hellgate: London Action/Role-playing To save the survivors of the human race, you must hunt down demons and destroy the hellgates.

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Indiana Jones and his desktop Adventures Windows Mini-Adventure Game Generator This game generates a new world each time you begin. There are a large number of puzzles, small quests and objects, so you can play this game many times. Recommended
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Action Adventure game Control Indy on his latest adventure where you must discover the secrets of the infernal machine.
Jack Attack 2 Arcade game Cute arcade game with many levels and options. Worth playing.
Jack the Ripper 3d Adventure game Detective type story, in which you attempt to find the killer before he kills again. 3 of 5 stars.
Jewels of the Oracle Puzzle solving game. Very pretty graphics. Puzzles are non-standard brain teasers and the Oracle will give cryptic clues to solution. Recommended if you like brain teasers with an interesting atmosphere.
Jewels II The Ultimate Challenge Puzzle solving game Puzzles are non-standard brain teasers and hints to the solution are available. Pretty graphics. Recommended if you like brain teasers with an interesting atmosphere.
JigJag Puzzle game Slide the game pieces around to recreate the pictures in arcade, strategy or puzzle mode. The puzzle mode is highly recommended.
Journey to the Center of the Earth Adventure game Beautiful graphics combined with an annoying interface. Rated 3 of 5 for experienced gamers only.
Journeyman 3:Legacy of Time Adventure game Excellent sequel to Journeyman 2 Buried in Time and highly recommended. Good puzzles, sounds and graphics.
King Sol Solitaire Card games Features a wide variety of solitaires, with detailed rules and easy to use. Highly recommended for card fans.
Kingdom of Loathing Online role playing game Free online game with a large world to explore. Humorous encounters and handdrawn graphics feature. Highly recommended for trial.
Lands of Lore Single character role-playing game Real-time combat with limited options. Very linear: get this, do that and until you do, don't come back. Death is much too frequent. Not recommended.
Law and Order Justice is Served Adventure game Based on the long running series, help the team convict the murderer of a tennis star. 4 stars.
Legends of Valour Role playing game Very slow start to the game. Persist and it will get better. If you *must* have some rpg to play, you can try this one. Not highly recommended though.
Lemmings Revolution Puzzle game Solve each level to give the little green-haired lemmings their freedom. Highly recommended for puzzle players.
Lightbringer Graphic adventure game Mediocre adventure game, difficult puzzles.
Lighthouse Adventure game Another graphic adventure game from Sierra. Recommended for experienced adventure gamers, some difficult puzzles and sequences
The Longest Journey 3D graphic adventure game Great story, reasonable puzzles, a must for your collection.
The Legend of Lotus Spring 3D graphic adventure game Dull game with historical detail and pretty world. Not recommended.
LucasArts Archive Three complete adventure games, one screen saver CD and 2 demo CDs. This one is worth buying if you don't already own the adventure games.
LucasArts Archive Vol III Three complete adventure games, one world building simulation, one action game, one sampler CD. This one is worth buying if you don't own more than three of the games.
Luxor Action puzzle game Shoot and match 3 or more spheres to solve the level.
Luxor 2 Action puzzle game Updated version of Luxor. Shoot and match 3 or more spheres to solve the level. Choose mode of play and difficulty. Scores 4 of 5 stars.
Luxor 3 Action puzzle game Newest version of Luxor. Shoot and match 3 or more spheres to solve the level. Choose mode of play and difficulty. Scores 4 1/2 of 5 stars.
Magnetic: Game of Games Puzzle solving game Set in the Australian bush, solve some puzzles and play some games against a computer opponent.
Might and Magic Role Playing games This series is one of my favourites. Highly recommended.
Might and Magic 6 Role Playing games The latest chapter in the Might and Magic series of games. Highly recommended.

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Monkey Island Graphic adventure game This is an old game, now part of the LucasArt Archive vol III.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Interactive game with videos from the movie The last of the interactive games based on material from Monty Python. Not recommended.
Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail Interactive game with videos from the movie This game combines arcade, puzzles, videos and general silliness to provide you with hours of Python type entertainment.
Moraff Software Collection Simple Desktop puzzle games A 20 game collection including Mah Jongg (and variations), Jiggler (and variations), and other classic computer games. Highly recommended for those who like Mah Jongg type games.
The Movies Tycoon game with Sim elements Create and manage your own movie studio with this game. Movies created by your studio can be edited, packaged and shared with others. Rated 4 stars.
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh Interactive movie Excellent interactive movie starring Malcolm McDowell It features a simple interface with some difficult puzzles. Highly recommended for beginning to intermediate gamers.
Muppets Inside Muppet mania on CD-ROM Muppets are everywhere inside your computer. You must find them and win a number of mini-games to get things to normal again. A must for fans of The Muppet Show
Muppet Treasure Island Children's adventure Game based on the MTI movie. Simple fun puzzles, silly muppet jokes, a very easy adventure game. Includes clips from the movie. Recommended family software, or for Muppet fans

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Myst Virtual world adventure Myst is the first game where I really felt like I had stepped into another world. Excellent graphics, music blends well with the overall effect. Recommended highly for new adventure game players.
Neopets Web based Play with virtual pets in a virtual online world. Too much advertising, no longer recommended.
Neverwinter Nights Gold Role Playing Single character game with a large world and ways to extend it further. Multiplayer options. 4 1/2 stars of 5.
Nightlong Graphic adventure game Inventory based adventure game. Not recommended.
Oblivion Single character rpg Game is a single character RPG with real time combat, multiple story lines, a large world, with some truly gorgeous graphics and no multiple player options. Rated 4 1/2 stars.
Obsidian Virtual reality adventure game Highly recommended, adventure game with some particularly interesting puzzles and great storyline.
The Pandora Directive Virtual reality interactive movie Second in the series of interactive movies with virtual reality engines. Highly recommended! Beware these are addictive games.
Pandora's Box Puzzle game Features a number of types of puzzles with up to 8 levels of difficulty.
Peter Gabriel's Eve Exploration of musical worlds Weird and wonderful, explore the world to find the secrets. Recommended for artists or people interested in different interfaces for their games.
Peter's Jigsaws Jigsaw puzzles Unique photographs and Bryce images with a monthly subscription.
A Quiet Weekend in Capri Adventure game set in real location Beautiful photography, reasonable puzzles makes this a highly recommended gaming experience.
Rebel Assault Arcade game. Rebel Assault is the first arcade game I've had in a long time that I've played so much. I bought the CD because of the demo version from LucasArts Archive. Recommended.
Return to Zork Adventure game Started to play this. Lost interest not long after finding the other half of town and haven't played for months. Not recommended.
Ricochet Lost Worlds Recharged Arcade game New, high charged version of the classic breakout. Highly recommended.
Riven Sequel to Myst Adventure game Myst fans should already have a copy. Beautiful graphics, interesting world, a bit slow in gameplay. Recommended.
Roboforge Build War Robots You construct, develop, train and program robots then try them in the arena.
Sacred Single character, real time RPG Massive fantasy world in which to develop your character and hack your way to the ultimate goal.
Sacred Underworld Single character, real time RPG First expansion pack for Sacred - recommended for hardcore fans of the game. Part of the Sacred Gold package.
Sacred Ground Graphic detective game Solve a mystery in 5 days of game time. Realistic mystery, suspects and style. Recommended for armchair detectives of all ages.
Sanitarium Graphic adventure game Spooky game with relatively easy puzzles. Highly recommended for beginning adventure gamers. May be a pleasant change of pace for experienced gamers.
Shivers Adventure game Nice graphics, interesting, non-linear game. Recommended.
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls Adventure game Nice graphics, interesting, non-linear game. Recommended.
Sims 2 Simulation game Playing Sims is highly addictive, your family may not see you again for weeks. Final game rating 4.5/5 stars.
Sims 2 University Expansion Pack Simulation game The first expansion pack for Sims 2. Adds new university campuses, careers, items and clothes to the game.
Snood Desktop puzzle game Highly addictive small desktop game. 5 of 5 stars.
Snood Towers Desktop puzzle game Addictive small desktop game. 4 of 5 stars.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Role playing game An excellent game combining role playing with a good storyline and set neatly in the early Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - The Sith Lords Role playing game An good game combining role playing with a good storyline and set neatly in the early Star Wars universe. Still rather buggy at this time.
Starship Titanic Adventure game Humorous game with gorgeous graphics and very difficult puzzles. Recommended for the patient or hard-core adventure fan.
Stonekeep Role Playing game Real time role playing game. Lovely graphics and sounds. Recommended for those who don't mind real time roleplaying.
Syberia Adventure game Gorgeous graphic adventure game that is on the easy side. Highly recommended for new adventure game players and strongly recommended for all.
Syberia II Adventure game Gorgeous graphic adventure game which is the finale for Syberia. Highly recommended for all.
The Sydney Mystery FMV adventure game Features real photographs and video from locations around Sydney. Short game suitable for beginning adventurers.
Take Your Best Shot Games/screen savers/stuff/ Take Pong; add faces, bumpers, and some pretty silly noises when the faces get hit; and you get one of the three arcade games from this CD. Recommended for those with a weird sense of humour.

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Tex Murphy Overseer Interactive virtual world detective game Third in the instalment of Tex Murphy games. This series is highly recommended, though you might hate them if you hate real-time puzzles.
Titan Quest Single character, real time RPG, online multiplayer options Based on Greek mythology with appropriate graphics and enemies. Multiple character types, three levels of difficulty. Recommended
Trainz Realistic train simulation. Highly recommended for train buffs or those who want a really great train layout that's easy to maintain.
Twinssen's Odyssey Real time 3D adventure game A handsome 3D real time adventure game. May be difficult to complete if you aren't too coordinated, but looks great for action/adventure gamers.
The Even More Incredible Machine Puzzle solving game. Using the *wide* variety of available pieces, solve each screen challenge. Good time killer, and you can find the passwords to get to new levels if thoroughly stuck. Recommended.
The Dig Graphic adventure game. Puzzles range from easy to fairly complex. A challenge for inexperienced adventurers, it may not last long for experienced ones.
Toonstruck Graphic adventure game. Lovely cartoon world, where being slightly warped may help you along. Highly recommended for beginning adventure game players, a bit of light fluff for experienced gamers.
Ultima7 Role playing game So far, I've only found the body of the murder victim in part I and talked to a few people. I'll try again, but top down role playing games generally don't let me feel as involved as those where you walk in the maze (Wizardry, Bard's Tale, Might and Magic).
Under a Killing Moon Virtual reality interactive movie Another interactive movie this one with a virtual reality engine. Highly recommended but check system requirements!
Vet Emergency Real life vet game Based on real life scenerios, you must diagnose and treat your patients. Good for learning more about vet practice.
The Watchmaker 3 D Adventure Game Difficult and satisfying adventure game. Highly recommended for the experienced.
The Witcher Role playing game Excellent game, stunning graphics and interesting storyline. 5 stars
Wizardry Role playing game Classic role playing games. First person, up to 6 characters in a team, with turn-based combat. Recommended.
Wizards & Warriors Role playing game In the style of Wizardry. First person, up to 6 characters in a team, with turn-based combat. Recommended.
Xiama Puzzle solving game Set in the Australian bush, solve a number of standard and non-standard puzzles.
Xplora1 This is not a game. It does have some game elements. It has some really cool videos, interviews, and an interesting interface. I have enjoyed being in Peter Gabriel's Secret World quite a bit.
Zelenhgorm Land of the Blue Moon Adventure game with virtual 3-D world and full motion video. First part of a large story, highly recommended for game players who want a serious tale to follow.
Zoo Tycoon Simulation/Strategy game Build your own zoo using a wide variety of animals and building materials. Recommended.
Zork Grand Inquisitor Adventure game This game is much like Zork Nemesis, with easier puzzles. Highly recommended for beginning to intermediate adventurers.
Zork Nemesis Adventure game This game combines interesting puzzles, beautiful scenery and wonderful music into one of the best adventure games around. Highly recommended.

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Games I have written

The only Windows game I have written using C++ is available via ftp the maze game. I programmed a game to teach children how to prepare for Cyclones (US hurricanes) called Storm Watchers (only available from the Centre for Disaster Studies). And there is a shockwave game here (800k) where you switch around pieces of a picture to rebuild the image (Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones).

Other Stuff

A few final thoughts on games, CD-ROMS, game books, etc. can be found here. Check out who links to this page along with links to other adventure game sites. Plus, a copy of my very first review of Eamon Adventures has been posted on another site.

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