20 Games Like The Blackwell Legacy()
The year is 1973. The sound of a lone, ethereal saxophone drifts over the Roosevelt Island promenade, while a series of accidents plague a midtown construction site. The citizens of Manhattan take no notice of these events, let alone think they are connected.
Embittered medium Lauren Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone are the only ones who believe that there is anything strange going on, and they are the only ones who can stop an enigmatic killer from striking again...
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Resonance is a joint effort between Wadjet Eye and xii games. It's been five years in the making, and it's without-a-doubt their longest and most ambitious game to date. This gem is made by gamers for gamers, and you can clearly see that in almost every element of the game. From the polished and intuitive interface, through well balanced puzzles, all the way to the fun and gripping story, you can tell that xii games knows how to get the job done right. So if you are an old-school adventure game fan then this game should scratch all the old-skool gaming itches you’ve been feeling while delighting you with its innovations and story.
- Voiceover work featuring fan-favorite Logan Cunningham (Bastion).
- Four simultaneously playable characters.
- Fully-voiced dialogue.
- A twisting, riveting storyline influenced by player decisions
- Long and short term memory system – ask anybody about anything in the game!
- Over ten hours of gameplay!
88 / 10074.4
Gemini Rue is a neo-noir classic adventure game from the creator of acclaimed Blackwell Series, Wadjet Eye Games. The game features:
- Over 60 hand-drawn backgrounds
- A moody, film noir atmosphere
- Control both Azriel and Delta-Six
- An innovative investigation system
- A gripping sci-fi mystery
80 / 100194.0
Step into the world of interstellar travel, where Space Pirates lurk at every corner. Kaptain Brawe, a Space Police officer will embark on a journey filled with quests, conspiracies and general chaos, as he follows the lead of two kidnapped alien scientists.
Set in a beautiful, hand drawn alternative 19th century world, Kaptain Brawe's cartoon appearance will suit younger, as well as mature players, who enjoy games filled with humorous storyline and challenging puzzles.
50 / 10012.5
When a hostage crisis erupts in the centre of Clappers Wreake, only one man has the diplomatic finesse to defuse a simmering situation before it boils over into a stew of butchery and bloodshed: Detective Inspector Hector. He’s all they’ve got. Literally. All the other negotiators are dead. Hector has a choice to make: carry out the terrorist’s curiously altruistic demands, or watch as his fellow officers are picked off one by one. Hector’s still on the fence.
Stagger a drunken mile through the Crime Capital of Britain in the size 9s of Detective Inspector Hector: part criminalist, part kebab-fiend, all cop.
Do all the things you’ve dreamed about: hit a tramp with a crowbar, steal a young man’s trousers, kick a drug addict into a cardboard box, enter a pornshop without embarrassment, carry a designer handbag... all in the name of justice, and all in spectacular ground-breaking 2D.
WHAT YOU GET:
* 18 sordid, filthy, rundown locations
* 23 well-developed & witty characters (+ 1 stinking drunk)
* 40 Inventory items (includes Free Lubricant!)
* 397 interactive objects
* 2421 spoken lines of dialogue
* Cinematic cutscenes
* Original score
* A good few hours worth of low action puzzle-solving gameplay
Life has ceased. Man is but a myth. And now, even the machines have begun to fail. Lead Horatio Nullbuilt and his sarcastic sidekick Crispin on a journey through the crumbling world of Primordia, facing malfunctioning robots, ancient secrets, and an implacable, power-hungry foe.
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Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! are a couple of rip-roaring point-and-click adventure games . With tongue firmly in cheek, sit back, relax, and put your mind to work solving puzzles, and reading some very funny dialogue. It's like a book, only good!
From an horrific and untimely death in deep, dark Peru, via preposterous-and-suspect alien invasions, to whipping back-and-forth in time to stop Hitler and his army of robot Nazi dinosaur clones, this is one set of adventures you're unlikely to forget.
Funny words that'll actually probably make you laugh out loud!
Graphics AND sound effects!
Thousands of unique responses for almost every action you can think of!
66 / 10043.3
Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation.
The game puts you in the role of Evan Winter, a young professional in Toronto, as he moves through three distinct periods of his life. The story is linear, unavoidable and (hopefully) thought-provoking. You experience his perceptions, fall under the consequences of his decisions, and meet everyone who didn’t change him.
Gameplay is minimal, and serves only to move from one part of the (admittedly) text-heavy story to the next. The game fiercely attempts to be worth it.
Actual Sunlight is not appropriate for children. It features mature themes and an adult-workplace amount of profanity. And it does so immediately.
60 / 10023.0
Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold - Episode 1 is a tribute to the golden era of adventure gaming. It is a point-and-click styled humoristic adventure game with old school graphics and style similar to Monkey Island 1 & 2 etc.
50 / 10012.5
Work with the world's most cunning detective in the shadowy underbelly of the Emerald City of Oz! As Petra, you'll be lured deep into mysteries involving new foes and familiar faces; Scarecrow, Lion, and Toto included. This is Oz as you've never seen it before! Solve your detective's quest and unravel a conspiracy of magic and intrigue! Follow a case through five chapters full of puzzles, witnesses, suspects, and allies.
70 / 10013.5
Blue Toad Murder File: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a one to four player co-operative episodic download game published by Relentless Software. Set in the sleepy village of Little Riddle, the main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer.
70 / 10003.5
‘Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror: Remastered’ is a stunning update to the multi million-selling original. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact.
82 / 10054.1
After captivating players from all around the world with the mythic Runaway trilogy, Pendulo Studios presents a new adventure gaming masterpiece! This thrilling mystery, presenting a unique, dark and somber style, will not leave you indifferent! With an incredible story, superb environments, perplexing and shady characters, Yesterday throws you into an unforgettable adventure from which you will not emerge unscathed.
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Salome was a first century Judean princess mentioned in the Christian Bible by Matthew and by Mark. But it is Oscar Wilde's 19th century play Salome that really inspired Fatale. In the Bible, Salome is a child who dances for King Herod and asks the head of John the Baptist as a reward. In Wilde's version, Salome falls in love with the prophet. He rejects her and she has him executed. The play ends with her kissing the lips of his decapitated head.
50 / 10012.5
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (developed under the working title Project Fedora) is the upcoming sixth game in the Tex Murphy series of detective adventure games, developed by Big Finish Games and published by Atlus. Like the previous three games, it will tell much of its story through live-action full-motion video sequences, and feature freely explorable 3D environments during gameplay.
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After an attack by a swarm of locusts leaves Fone Bone lost in the mountains, he sets out to find his cousins, with a little help from a mysterious red dragon, a couple of talking bugs, and a pretty girl named Thorn. But with hungry rat creatures on his tail, will Fone Bone ever make his way back to Boneville?
50 / 10002.5
There’s a big secret at Dr. Hugo’s Factory for Making Robots. When the inventors aren’t looking, their tiny robots go on big adventures. They never expected to stumble onto a plot so diabolical it threatened their very existence. With lasers! It all starts when Zander - possibly the world’s most absent-minded inventor - trips over a metal box buried outside the factory. When no-one can figure out how to open it, the Bots sneak out and try it for themselves. Join the robots as they outwit mischievous children, curious animals, and dysfunctional inventors in their quest to find the truth. Will the Bots solve the mystery before it’s too late?
70 / 10003.5
Lume is the prequel of the award-winning game "Lumino City". The game is a puzzle-adventure with an unique art-style: The world in Lume is not made of polygons but completely with paper and cardboard material.
Who turned out the lights?
And more importantly...
Who will fix them?