point and click.

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
4

The first Call of Cthulhu computer game, Shadow of the Comet tells the story of a young aspiring journalist, Johnathan Parker, who is obsessed with the night sky. He’s in an H.P. Lovecraft story, however, and soon he’ll be battling with the forces of fate to stop a race of angry, outcast gods. The link […]

Continue reading...

The Arrival

The Arrival
3

Yet another alien invasion sci-fi story, this time based on the movie with the same name, and wrapped in adventure gaming motifs. Technically, adventure games are relatively simple to design. It’s surprising, then, that The Arrival ships with so many minor but potentially show-stopping glitches. While much of the game plays quite nicely, borrowing interface […]

Continue reading...

Duckman

Duckman
3.5

Based on the TV show by Everett Peck, Duckman the adventure game features the same rude and sleazy protagonist. He is the master of the smart-mouthed one liner, and sexual innuendo. If your sense of humour leans towards South Park styled shock humor, then Duckman should fit the bill. Duckman is a private detective, handling […]

Continue reading...

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
4

A forgotten and surprisingly pleasant voyage for Myst fans. In the pre-Sims world, Myst was the game that captured the imagination of the masses only to be universally reviled and misunderstood by the hardcore. Deriding it as a slideshow game, people missed the point entirely; it remains one of the deepest and most involving gaming […]

Continue reading...

Broken Sword 3 : The Sleeping Dragon

Broken Sword 3 : The Sleeping Dragon
3.5

The first two Broken Sword games, The Shadow of the Templars (Circle of Blood) and The Smoking Mirror, are fondly remembered by adventure gamers everywhere. With the third game going full 3D, it definitely ranks as the most different iteration. Six years after the events in Broken Sword 2 and George is a patent attorney, […]

Continue reading...

Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars

Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars
4.5

Mystery and suspense in Paris. Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars (also known as Circle of Blood in North America) is a point and click adventure with all of ingredients of great game. The game follows the journey of George Stobbart as the protagonist visiting France while on vacation from the states. For poor George, […]

Continue reading...

Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror

Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
4

In Broken Sword 2, you join American tourist George Stobbart and French photojournalist Nico Collard on another globe-trotting adventure. This time, Nico receives a mysterious stone and contacts George to join her for a meeting with an archeologist who might be able to reveal its secrets. However, just as this curious mystery is about to […]

Continue reading...

Ark of Time

Ark of Time
3

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 […]

Continue reading...

Goblins 3

Goblins 3
4

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, […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...