Looking for adventure? Well look no further, because The Game Reviews' Jeffrey Matulef is letting you in on 30 of the greatest adventure games (or game adventures) out there. You've got to play these.
I definitely want to find and play Beyond Good and Evil. The most important aspect of that right now is finding the game :/. That and finding Shadow of the Colossus also.
And Gool Ol' Games I think. Might be wrong on that.
I'm having the same issue...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Shadow Of The Colossus, Ico, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time are probably the best adventure games of all time. Well, in my opinion. I'm a younger breed of gamer starting on Nintendo 64 at 6. So I can see where more seasoned, come-of-age gamers would disagree with me.
I'm pretty sure you can get Beyond Good and Evil on Steam.
Yep, Beyond Good and Evil is on Steam. It was on sale with Dark Messiah and Far Cry 1, which I bought for Beyond Good and Evil and Dark Messiah. But DM wasn't as good as I hoped (so far anyway), and I haven't had a chance to play BGaE. But I definitely will as soon as finals are over. =) Shadow of the Colossus I've seen at Fry's Electronics many times, but I am unable to play it, having no PS2. =(
Ack! I keep forgetting about uncharted I'm probably going to have to end up renting to at least be able to play it then buy it sometime later this month or the next. Forgot about Beyond Good and Evil being on steam, but for some reason I'd rather just get it for PS2 just like Shadow of the Colossus. Although did just find out the gamestop that is basically out in the middle of nowhere has both games so might trade in at least SCIV and maybe another game and get both.
i have the collectors shadow of the colossus, with the art cards in cardboard box. got it for £11 at electronics exchange. a bit battered but a great find.
I've been meaning to try grim fandango for a while...
I've been meaning to FINISH it. I dunno what happened, but I began to play, made it pretty far, then stopped. I think a computer death had to do with it.
Still havent tried Grim...or many other Lucasarts games for that matter. Only ones that I got through were Curse of Monkey Island and the phenomenal Day of the Tentacle. Great list, tho.
Grim Fandango freaking owns.
Is it really as good as people say?
That and better. :) Not a bad list but certainly lacking in several titles like Dreamfall, The Longest Journey, Indigo Prophecy and Uncharted.
It's hard to pick your top video games as there have been so many great games over the year. For me, Grim Fandango was the best adventure game period.
grim fandango is amazing a MUST PLAY game sadly its the last of its kind of adventure games so go out and pay your tribute to this masterpiece.
I can not get over Portal (puzzle game) being on there while Uncharted is not...insanity!!!!!!
Uncharted should be on the list...
There is a real lack in old school adventure games there... I used to love the Kings Quest Games!
Ahh, good old Grim Fandango. Broken Sword II is probably my favourite Point'n'Click though.
Really, you couldn't pick one Zelda? Link to the Past friend.
I still have to open my Shadow of the Colossus game. It is still in the wrapping. I have also yet to put in my used copy of Beyond Good & Evil. I will play them one day. I promise.
I need to play both of those at some point as well...
You should keep it in the wrapping.It will be worth big money to some hungry collector one day.
But...but...how will I play it?!
No Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy? =0
Zelda!! woohoo! Greatest adventure game ever.
I still love OoT
I have one simple complaint: Where the F*** is The Longest Journey?! D:<
Anyone knows a website where we can legally buy old games? Except Steam
Am I the only one who doesn't think of Uncharted as an adventure game? Sure, it had an "adventure" setting, story, puzzles, and platforming, but at the end of the day, the game was something like 70-80% shooting. If you were to include that, you'd have to include games like Metroid Prime, Metroid non-prime, Castlevania games, etc, etc... which would be fine, but there's probably enough great action/adventure games to do a top 30 of just those.
yeah Uncharted is more action than adventure
Where's Wallace and Gromit's grand adventures? - oh right , yeah. its bad
Adventure is such a broad term. For some its point and click games, for others it includes 3D platformers, for others it includes survival horror games, for others it can have a few platforms but must mostly be about combat/shooting and puzzles such as Half Life 2 (which itself contains some survival horror elements) or Bioshock.
It's weird to see Silent Hill 2 there. I don't think of it as an adventure game. SH2 is by far the best horror game I've played. I still need to play Beyond Good and Evil.
But I reckon many people would still associate titles like Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy and The Longest Journey with 'Adventure' rather than more action-orientated titles. But that's an old fashioned view I guess...
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