Rich at GameSpew writes: '“As I picked myself up, all I could hear was the ceaseless drone of traffic. Life went on around me, but the explosion was to change my life, forever”. These words, spoken by the blonde-haired American George Stobbart at the beginning of 1996’s Broken Sword will probably stick will me until the day I die.
A 2D point and click adventure game which has you unravelling a conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, it’s an absolute classic, and its rollercoaster plot taking inspiration from real historical events as well as its colourful characters, vibrant graphics, exceptional soundtrack and stellar voice acting made quite a big impact on me as a child. You could say that the explosion not only changed George’s life, but also mine.'