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  • Mortalus: The Quest for Immortality

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Mortalus: The Quest for Immortality 2.5

    This Myst clone would have been something spectacular if it had come out immediately after the original Myst. Instead, it’s just one in a long line of immersive quest games with a fondness for logic puzzles that involve cogs (there’s something rustic and old-fashioned about logic puzzles using cogs), and Mortalus has ’em in spades. […]

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  • Pirates: Captain’s Quest

    Sunday, April 21, 2019

    Pirates: Captain’s Quest 3

    Being released by the Discovery Channel, Pirates: Captain’s Quest veers on edutainment in its presentation. In it, you can learn quite a bit about seamanship and the islands of the Caribbean. You can sail for multiple nationalities and engage in various quests in the game. Each quest, besides requiring player characters to plunder or sink […]

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  • Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    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 […]

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  • The Arrival

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Duckman

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Broken Sword 3 : The Sleeping Dragon

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    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, […]

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  • Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror

    Sunday, January 27, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars

    Sunday, January 27, 2019

    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, […]

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  • Ark of Time

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    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 […]

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