The most important Adventures of the past years
The classical adventure, which had been reputed to be dead already, currently experiences a small comeback. PC Games Hardware introduces the most important adventures of the past years.
For more than 20 years the adventure genre is an import element of the PC game industry. Due to the rapid development of hardware and software the classical Point and Click Adventure had to give way to more modern genres. First person shooters, real-time strategy games or RPGs offer 3D graphics or lots of effects and the possibility to run multilayer games via the Internet. Thus it is not really astonishing that the aged principle disappeared.
But about a year ago more Point and Click Adventures were released again and hit the stores. The genre that had already been reputed to be dead experiences a small and quiet comeback that already delivered some nice jewels. Of course adventures don't look as splendiferous as modern first person shooters and action is rather rare and multiplayer games aren't an option. But if you want to spend a quiet evening in front of the PC and solve some riddles you can find some high quality titles among the available masses. That's something you couldn't take for granted three years ago, since then the adventures had almost vanished.
PC Games Hardware takes a look at the history of the adventures and introduces the most important tiles. Older games don't cost that much anymore and with Dos-Box or SCUMM-VM they can even be run on Windows. Newer titles convince with good ratings. One of the best features of adventures are the system requirements since they commonly are low enough to allow you to play the games even on older systems or on a notebook.
We start our tour in 1988 with the classic Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders and work ourselves through time until we reach 2009 and The Book of unwritten Tales. On our way we pass real jewels like legendary confrontation between Guybrush Threepwood and LeChuck in Monkey Island, or Nina from Secret Files: Tunguska and many other adventures that just recommend themselves for playing.
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