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Old 12-04-2010, 05:56 AM   #1
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I've always loved the atmosphere of a crackingly good winter or snow-based adventure game. Syberia I and II immediately spring to mind, but are there any others? My memory is failing me ...........

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Interesting question. I immediately thought of Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express, although most of the game takes place inside the train of course. But when you get out there's lots of snow. I remember a little snow in Dreamfall and in the oldie Big Red Advenure, which takes place in Russia.

EDIT: Oh, and Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon. And there's bound to be snow in Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek. Haven't played it though. I'm sure there must be many more.

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Thanks - Snow? Who is that by?
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It's more of a puzzle game than adventure, but Telltale's Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent has great Fargo-esque snowy atmosphere.
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Thanks - Snow? Who is that by?
That's a very short but sweet game by an indie comic book artist:

http://www.snowcomic.com/play-game.html
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Thank you.
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There was a fantastic trilogy of Xmas games.

Now what were they called again......

http://www.adventuregamers.com/blogitem.php?id=48
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One of the ages in the last Myst game, End of Ages, was a snowscape. I actually quite enjoyed that one.
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Runaway 2 had a segment in snowy Alaska.
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One of the ages in the last Myst game, End of Ages, was a snowscape. I actually quite enjoyed that one.
The last Age in realMyst (Rime was it?) had a great snowy/icy scenery too.
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The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time had a large portion that took place in the mythical Shangri-la, lots of snow there.
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Still Life takes place right before Christmas.

Also, don't forget the acclaimed Christmas Quest trilogy...
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Still Life is set around Xmas.
Cryostasis is set in a frozen ice cutter.
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The fantastic (and free!) old fashioned horror game Enclosure is set in Greenland and uses winter to brilliantly create a very cold and isolated atmosphere. It's definitely worth checking out.
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Lost Horizon also has snow in it.

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A big part of Lost Horizon hapens on snow. You directly walk ober the snow after a plane crash on the mountains, including inside cold caves... And also in a temple in China.

The Moment of Silence includes a part in North Pole (if I am not mistaken). But definitely there is a lot of snow.
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If we're scrutinizing games for snow so much, even Gabriel Knight had its portion of it (Rittersberg!) - you even picked some snow and used it as water.

The current screenshot of the week game - Star Trek 25th Anniversary - has a snow-covered planet at the very beginning.

Snow makes guest appearances in almost every good adventure.
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