ArqadeAre there any modern adventure games in the same style as The Secret of Monkey Island?
[+11] [14] Chris Pebble
[2010-07-08 21:03:31]
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition re-awakened my love of this classic and I'm wondering if there are any modern adventure games of the same style that anyone could reccomend.

By the way, the general genre is called point & click adventure. - Daenyth
Are you interested in modern games only? There're some great adventure games of the 1990s I can suggest, if VGA graphics is OK for you. - Helen
[+17] [2010-07-08 21:17:23] McKay [ACCEPTED]

Basically, anything from Telltale [1] might be up your alley.


(2) +1 For Telltale in general. Pretty much everything they release is gold, make sure to check out their Wallace and Grommit games, as well as Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. They are also going to be releasing adventure games for Back to the Future and Jurassic Park! - Morinar
Not everything, unfortunately. Some series are weaker, in my opinion, like the Wallace & Gromit, compared to Sam and Max, for example. But I guess it's a matter of personal opinion. - Gnoupi
[+8] [2010-07-18 13:06:52] Nathan Chase

I'd also recommend Machinarium [1] - a beautiful, quirky game in a stylized robotic world. Awesome atmosphere.


[+7] [2010-07-08 23:44:18] dag729

I'd suggest Runaway [1]: a really nice adventure! The chapter 3 is now out...but I didn't managed to play it yet: the first and the second were very good, though.


[+6] [2010-07-08 21:14:08] Gnoupi

The second Monkey Island: Special edition [1] is out now on Steam, if you liked the first remastered version.

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[+5] [2010-07-17 06:01:10] Albort

Check out Grim Fandango [1]


[+5] [2010-07-18 12:54:17] Nathan Chase

There's really nothing like The Longest Journey [1] and its follow-up, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Highly recommended. Amazing story and settings.


+1 for The Longest Journey. (Dreamfall was fun but disappointing abrupt and vague in lots of elements of plot and the ending was WAY too sudden.) - Shinrai
[+4] [2010-07-08 23:50:08] Revoked

I'm not sure when your love for adventure games took a break, but if you haven't checked out Syberia (2002) and Syberia II (2004) you should! Syberia III is said to be forthcoming to PC + PS3.

(1) At least the original Syberia was artificially prolonged, thoroughly railroaded trip through pretty scenery. Instead of offering plenty of things to explore and try out, the puzzles were of a kind where progress in the game dictated whether you were even allowed to try to solve them. - lavonardo
I've never played any other Benoît Sokal games, do you know if they're similar? - Revoked
I have not played anything beyond the first Syberia either. - lavonardo
[+3] [2010-07-19 00:15:37] ropable

+1 for both Mechanarium [1] and The Longest Journey [2] - these are both extraordinarily good adventure games (though Mechanarium does have a few mildly annoying sliding-tile puzzles). They can both be bought through Steam for not too much.

I would also suggest Ben There, Dan That [3] as a free, extremely funny, relatively short Lucasart-style game.


(1) you indicate +1 by up-voting, no need to mention it in your answer - Tobias Kienzler
Why...thank you. It was more in the way of forum shorthand, really. - ropable
[+2] [2010-07-08 21:09:07] ChrisF

There's the latest instalments of Sam & Max you can get via Steam:

Sam & Max Seasons One and Two [1]

Season three is currently being released an episode at a time. The first three episodes are out now:

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse [2]


You can also get them directly from the developers to cut the fees: TellTale makes great games, in my opinion, their Sam & Max series is hilarious! - Gnoupi
[+2] [2010-07-18 19:22:40] chiguire

There are a lot of amateur games going on at the site of Adventure Game Studio [1]. This software lets you create your own adventure games, and has like a decade going on. You might find some crappy games, of course, but there has been released a lot of good games: Look at the games made by AGD Interactive [2] (mostly beautiful remakes of Sierra games), and Wadget Eye Games [3], run by Dave Gilbert, who has release The Shivah and The Blackwell Convergence, a couple of games that follow closely the conventions of point n' click adventure games.

Also, among the answers it has been mentioned TellTale Games. I have the complete 3 seasons of Sam n' Max and I wholeheartedly recommend the to you.


[+1] [2010-07-19 13:00:40] GAThrawn

On The Rainslick Precipice of Darkness [1] is a two-part point-and-click adventure, with a bit of turn-based RPG combat thrown in, in a similar style designed by the guys behind Penny Arcade a couple of years ago, available on Steam [2], or on their Greenhouse game distribution site [3]. I enjoyed them, but unfortunately the series was cancelled after two episodes due to disappointing sales.

Can also second the above recommendations for TellTale games, the first Sam and Max series was a bit weak and overly repetitive but they've got over that and series 2 and series 3 have been great and I've loved their Monkey Island series too.


[+1] [2010-07-19 13:50:34] community_owned

Beneath a Steel Sky, perhaps? Been looking at picking this up for my iPod. Don't know how well it functions on modern hardware and a recent OS release, but have heard really good things about the iPhone/iPod port.

[0] [2010-07-29 14:15:54] mgroves

I really enjoyed Cedric and the Revolution: [1]

Great sense of humor, relatively short and easy (but still challenging).


[0] [2010-07-17 16:45:22] Daenyth

I've found many games of that type (though short) on newgrounds and other flash game sites. There's also some indie games out there. Penumbra [1] is one off the top of my head.