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Old 11-17-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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You just missed what most call the classic era of adventure games. most of the best known Infocom games were released in the 1980s. A list of some of the favorite Sierra and LA games with dates shows that few were released after you got your first PC.

King's Quest - 1984
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne - 1985
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human - 1986
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella - 1988
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! - 1990
King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown SCI remake - 1990
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow - 1992
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder - 1992
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride - 1994
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity - 1998

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 1993
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery - 1995
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned - 1999

Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter 1986
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge 1987
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon 1989
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers 1991
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter VGA remake 1991
The Space Quest Saga: Roger Wilco 1993
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation 1993
Space Quest VI: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier 1995

Maniac Mansion - 1987
Day of the Tentacle - 1993
The Secret of Monkey Island - 1990
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - 1991
The Curse of Monkey Island - 1997
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders - 1988
Sam & Max Hit the Road - 1993
Grim Fandango - 1998
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure - 1989
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 1992

When you were looking the adventure games had already started to not be so common.
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