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The Mystery of the Mummy

The Mystery of the Mummy retro

Frogwares is arguably among the most recognized independent adventure game developer, best known for its now long-running Sherlock Holmes series. While a number of adventure games have also been previously released based on Arthur Conan Doyle's seminal character, Frogwares' series has been widely regarded by critics to be the most successful adaptation to date. The Mystery of the Mummy, later…

Posted by Jenny Rouse on 01 February 2016.
Detective Case and Clown Bot in Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

Detective Case and Clown Bot in Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

As a subgenre of crime fiction, detective murder mystery stories have been serving as plotlines for many novels, movies, and television shows. These stories have occasionally appeared also in adventure games. When an indie game developer from Portugal decides to tackle this subgenre on its own terms—by adding to it elements of wacky humor, infusing it with tributes to classic graphic adventure…

Posted by Patrick Talbot on 01 January 2016.
Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murder: Soul Suspect originated as only a game concept for a supernatural thriller from Japanese publisher Square Enix. Wanting to expand with greater appeal to the western game market, the publisher approached American developer Airtight Games (who past credits included the puzzle adventure game Quantum Conundrum) to help to develop this concept into a full-fledged action adventure title. While…

Posted by Mervyn Graham on 01 December 2015.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The Oracle

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The Oracle

There is an intangible compelling quality about a good detective novel—it simply transcend time. Similarly, many classic detective mystery games are remembered because of their great storylines. Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, from indie developer Phoenix Online Studios in collaboration with veteran game designer Jane Jensen, is another example of a great adventure mystery game because of its…

Posted by Gustavo Calvo-Simmons on 01 November 2015.
Secret Files: Sam Peters

Secret Files: Sam Peters

Secret Files: Sam Peters is the fourth game in the Secret Files series from Animation Arts (developer of Lost Horizon). However, this game does not feature Nina Kalenkov or Max Gruber who are the main protagonists from previous games in the series. Rather, it is a spin-off to Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis, the sequel to Secret Files: Tunguska, and turns a minor character Sam (or Samantha)…

Posted by Peter Rootham-Smith on 01 October 2015.
Titles Years Ratings
To the Moon 2011
4 of 5
Tomb Raider 1996
4 of 5
Tomb Raider II: Dagger of Xian 1997
4 of 5
Tomb Raider: Underworld 2008
3 of 5
Toonstruck 1996
4 of 5
Treasure Island 2009
4 of 5
Trinity 1986
4 of 5
Twinsen's Odyssey 1997
4 of 5
Under a Killing Moon 1994
5 of 5
Undercover: Operation Wintersun 2007
3 of 5
Universe 1994
2 of 5
Violett 2013
2 of 5
Virtual Murder 1: Who Killed Sam Rupert 1993
1 of 5
Virtual Murder 2: The Magic Death 1993
1 of 5
Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne 2005
4 of 5
Voyeur 1994
1 of 5
Voyeur II 1996
1 of 5
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees 2009
4 of 5
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Episode 2: The Last Resort 2009
4 of 5
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Episode 3: Muzzled! 2009
3 of 5
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Episode 4: The Bogey Man 2009
4 of 5
Waxworks 1992
4 of 5
What Makes You Tick: A Stitch in Time 2010
5 of 5
Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams 1985
3 of 5
XPLORA 1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994
3 of 5
Yesterday 2012
4 of 5
Zork Grand Inquisitor 1997
3 of 5
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire 1981
5 of 5
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz 1981
5 of 5
Zork III: The Dungeon Master 1982
3 of 5
Zork Nemesis 1996
4 of 5
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz 1988
4 of 5
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground 1997
3 of 5
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