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Old 24-06-2013, 01:36
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Used to love them back in the day like Leisure suit larry, space quest and monkey island.

Now I got a new PC can anyone recommend some decent recent ones from say the last 10 years?
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Old 24-06-2013, 04:00
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You can try Back To The Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game.
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Old 24-06-2013, 17:38
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Full Throttle was probably my favourite. The Broken Sword series was also very good.
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Old 24-06-2013, 21:50
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Biggest problem with the older ones is getting them to run. ScummVM can help with the older ones. I don't think there has been that many good ones in the past 10 years.
Give the Tales from Monkey Island a try, maybe A Vampyre Story, Broken Sword 3 and Syberia 1/2 if you want a recent ones.

Of the older ones my favourites are Grim Fandango, Monkey Island 1&2, Broken Sword 1&2, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Simon the Sorceror.

You can get Flight of the Amazon Queen and Beneath a Steel Sky for free when you download ScummVM as they are abandonware, both of which are pretty good.
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Old 24-06-2013, 22:57
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Broken Sword Trilogy (runs fine): http://store.steampowered.com/sub/6447/?snr=1_7_15__13

The Walking Dead: http://store.steampowered.com/app/207610/

Monkey Island Special Editions: http://store.steampowered.com/app/32360/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/32460/

The Cave (kinda point and click... by the same guy who did Monkey Island...): http://store.steampowered.com/app/221810/

All the Space Quest games are available in a handy collection, too: http://store.steampowered.com/app/10110/
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Old 24-06-2013, 23:24
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Another vote for Syberia 1 and 2, if you like adventure games with puzzle solving.

How about some of the hidden object games like Twisted Lands and Dark Dimensions, though I got fed up with this genre ("oh, not another pointless find-a-list-of-objects-in-a-picture puzzle").

A game absolutely not to be missed is Machinarium. Quirky and clever with a stunning sound track. Pure point-and-click, and with a long demo you can play in the browser (click the link).
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Old 25-06-2013, 09:29
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Do the Command and Conquer games get classed under point-and-click?
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Old 25-06-2013, 09:37
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You can try Back To The Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game.
I have just ordered 3 games off Amazon.

Back to the Future
Tales of Monkey Island
Broken Sword Collection

Not bad for 25. Anything else? Id get MI Special Edition but 25 quid seems a bit pricey. Bought one on xbox live and loved it but would prefer the PC edition.
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:06
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Go to GOG.com. They have DRM free games (old and new) which work on new versions of windows. I have Back to the Future from them and lots old old point and click adventures like Monkey Island.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:13
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Do the Command and Conquer games get classed under point-and-click?
Not in this sense. Think they're classed as Real Time Strategy...
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:24
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I'm not sure if they qualify but FWIW there are loads of free online "escape the room" games, where you need to find and use various objects. Most run with Adobe Flash Player. Here's a list:
http://jayisgames.com/tag/escape

I liked Syberia I and II. It'll be nice if III is ever completed to finish the story.

Do I need to mention Myst? Probably the first graphical adventure and still a very good game IMHO.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:35
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Probably the first graphical adventure...
Nowhere near the first. It came out in the early 90's, well after Sierra Online's "...Quest" offerings, the Monkey Island games and, I think, Fate of Atlantis, to name a few...
Still a good game, though.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:36
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Can't believe no one's mentioned the best Point & Click game series ever: Myst.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:53
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Can't believe no one's mentioned the best Point & Click game series ever: Myst.
We did.

And whilst dragging up the past, who could possibly forget Manic Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders and Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Benders?!
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Old 25-06-2013, 15:16
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I can't believe no-body has mentioned Maniac Mansion! (EDIT - mred2000 did above!)

Brilliant on the NES, I can only imagine the PC version with higher graphics and not restricted by Nintendo's censorship is even better.
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Old 25-06-2013, 15:20
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I can't believe no-body has mentioned Maniac Mansion! (EDIT - mred2000 did above!)
You spelt it right, though
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Old 25-06-2013, 15:31
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Ha! Just noticed that!
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Old 26-06-2013, 04:06
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I dare anyone to play Jurassic Park: The Game from Telltale without dying. I've died 100 times.
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Old 26-06-2013, 16:14
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Sam and Max.
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Old 27-06-2013, 09:22
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Never played Myst before. Its good then?
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:19
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Never played Myst before. Its good then?
IMHO yes, very good. It's a non-violent game in which you have to discover how to operate various devices, usually involving the use of coded clues found elsewhere. You start on Myst island, which has far more places to explore than are immediately obvious, and there are four other similar areas which you visit later (a mechanical rotating fortress, tree huts with mechanical lifts between levels, a ship welded into a rock in the sea, and an area where sounds are important).

I've got the orginal version with lo-res static graphics. I think modern versions are available with more sophisticed graphics.

There have also been several sequels including Riven (good, but two particularly tricky puzzles rather spoil it), Exile (moderate), Revelations (nice graphics, poor gameplay) and End of Ages (poor gameplay) - all just my opinions of course.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myst
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Old 27-06-2013, 15:40
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At the moment im temped to buy 3 sets.

Jurassic park
Sam & Max
Myst

Dont think there is anything else work getting is there?
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Old 27-06-2013, 15:56
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Dont think there is anything else work getting is there?
Syberia I/II maybe?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syberia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syberia_II
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Old 28-06-2013, 17:40
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I didnt even realise they released Limbo on the PC.
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Old 29-06-2013, 00:32
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Leisure Suite Larry has just popped up on Steam, the Lounge Lizards one, had a revamp
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