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Ark of Time

Ark of Time
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There have been a great many adventure games based on ancient civilizations. Timelapse, Atlantis: The Lost Tales, SPQR and Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure were some. Ark of Time follows the same path, but it’s a third-person point and click game and not a pseudo-3D Myst clone. You play as journalist Richard, who […]

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Clock Tower

Clock Tower
3

Clock Tower is a side-view adventure game from Japanese developer Human Entertainment. Jennifer and her friends are adopted by a nice lady named Mary one day. They expect to be going to a wonderful new home, at the Barrows Mansion. There they will live with Mary and Mr. Barrows. Unfortunately, something goes terribly wrong and […]

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Goblins 3

Goblins 3
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Goblins 3 is the third game of the Goblins (aka Gobliiins/Gobliins) series of adventure/puzzle games set in a cartoony universe. In the first Goblins game, three goblins were at the player’s disposal, each with their unique set of abilities used to solve various puzzles. In the second game, only two goblins – Fingus and Winkle, […]

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Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon

Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon
4

Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon is a game similar in style to the first game. It had multiple protagonists that you could take control of, and every scene in the game is a puzzle in itself. So I expected more of the same with the sequel, and I was not disappointed. The amusing introduction shows […]

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Goblins

Goblins
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Gobliiins is a puzzle/adventure game in which the player controls a team of three goblins: Oups, Ignatius and Asgard (Hooter, Dwayne, and BoBo in the US release) to find four magic components. A voodoo doll has turned their king Angoulafre mad and by collecting the components they can track down Niak the Wizard, the only […]

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Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon
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In Dark Side of the Moon, the player steps into the shoes of protagonist Jake Wright, who has inherited his uncle’s mining claim on Luna Crysta. The fact that everyone seems to believe that the claim is worthless doesn’t quite jibe with the mysterious circumstances surrounding his uncle’s death, and Jake soon discovers that there […]

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The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
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At a time when most games had occupied single-digit numbers as far as MB, EA’s graphic adventure The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes took up a whopping 28 MB in disk space. Not an insignificant amount considering the average size of a hard disk at that time ranged between 500 MB to around 1 GB. […]

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Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Atlantis: The Lost Tales
2.5

Atlantis looked like it might have all the right elements for an inspired adventure that could bring the genre out of its 1990s Myst-induced coma. The game takes place in Atlantis at a mythical time when it was still thriving, and begins with the disappearance of the queen. It seems isolationists within the Atlantean community […]

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Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring

Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring
3.5

A mystery is afoot. Yes, my dear Watson, there’s a mystery to be solved. Better grab the gang and head for the Mystery Machine, then build some unlikely contraption to catch Old Man Johnson down by the mill. But Sherlock Holmes isn’t your average point and click borefest that will challenge all but the most […]

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Urban Runner

Urban Runner
2.5

The interactive movie was the all too painful buzzword that dominated 90s adventure gaming – usually for the worst. FMV adventures were many and most were neither good games, nor good movies, but they made money and as such were pumped out regardless. In Urban Runner you play as Max, an American investigative reporter currently […]

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