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Let’s compile a list of all the animated adventure games ever made

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My favorite adventure games are the traditional 2d animation ones, as opposed to ones with computer generated graphics.

So I thought I’d start a crowd-sourcing project with you all, so that we can compile a list of all the animated adventure games ever made and hopefully find out about some we didn’t know existed.

If you know any animated adventure games, comment them below, and as I get comments I will edit this original post to create a list of them all by the year they were made.

The list so far:

King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown (Sierra On-Line / July, 1983)
King’s Quest II: Romancing the Throne (Sierra On-Line / May, 1985)
Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter (Sierra / October, 1986)
King’s Quest III: To Heir Is Human (Sierra On-Line / October 1st, 1986)
Labyrinth: The Computer Game (LucasFilm Games / 1986)
The Black Cauldron (Sierra On-Line / 1986)
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (Sierra On-Line / July 5th, 1987)
Maniac Mansion (Lucasfilm Games / October, 1987)
Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge (Sierra / November, 1987)
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (Sierra On-Line / 1987)
King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (Sierra Entertainment / September, 1988)
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (Sierra On-Line / October 1988)
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (Lucasfilm Games / October, 1988)
Police Quest II: The Vengeance (Sierra On-Line / November, 1988)
Gold Rush! (Sierra On-Line / 1988)
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (Sierra / March 24, 1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (LucasFilm Games / July, 1989)
Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero EGA version (Sierra / October, 1989)
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (Sierra Entertainment / November, 1989)
Code-name: ICEMAN (Sierra / 1989)
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail (Sierra On-Line / 1989)
The Colonel’s Bequest (Sierra On-Line / 1989)
Loom (LucasFilm Games / January, 1990)
The Secret of Monkey Island (Lucasfilm Games / October, 1990)
King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (Sierra / November 9th, 1990)
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (Sierra / November, 1990)
Les Manley in Search for the King (Accolade / 1990)
Rise of the Dragon (Dynamix / 1990)
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and The Time Rippers (Sierra / March 4, 1991)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (LucasArts / December, 1991)
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (Sierra Online / 1991)
Cruise for a Corpse (Interplay Entertainment Corp. / 1991)
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (Sierra Entertainment / 1991)
Gobliiins (Coktel Vision / 1991)
Police Quest III: The Kindred (Sierra On-Line / 1991)
The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Dynamix / 1991)
Where Time Stood Still (Denton Designs / 1991)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (LucasArts / June, 1992)
Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero VGA version (Sierra / July, 1992)
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (Sierra / August, 1992)
King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (Sierra Entertainment / September 30th, 1992)
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender (Microprose / November 1992)
Amazon: Guardians of Eden (Access Software / 1992)
Dark Seed (Cyberdreams / 1992)
Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. (Accolade / 1992)
Lure of the Temptress (Revolution Software / June, 1992)
Nippon Safes, Inc (Dynabyte / 1992)
The Adventures of Maddog Williams in the Dungeons of Duridian (Game Crafters / 1992)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (Sierra On-Line / 1992)
The Legend of Kyrandia Book One (Westwood Studios / 1992)
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel (Mythos Software, Inc. / 1992)
Simon the Sorcerer (Adventure Soft / January 2nd, 1993)
Space Quest V: Roger Wilco – The Next Mutation (Dynamix / February, 1993)
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (Sierra / March, 1993)
Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts / June, 1993)
Sam & Max Hit the Road (LucasArts / November, 1993)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (Sierra On-Line, Inc. / December 17th, 1993)
Armaeth: The Lost Kingdom (Real World Multimedia / 1993)
Blue Force (Tsunami Games / 1993)
Companions of Xanth (Legend Entertainment Company / 1993)
Daryl F. Gates’ Police Quest: Open Season (Sierra Entertainment / 1993)
EcoQuest II: Lost Secret of the Rainforest (Sierra Entertainment / 1993)
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (Sierra Online / 1993)
Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon (Coktel Vision, 1993)
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! (Sierra On-Line / 1993)
Return of the Phantom (MicroProse / 1993)
The Legend of Kyrandia Book Two: The Hand of Fate (Westwood Studios / 1993)
Wayne’s World (Capstone Software / 1993)
Beneath a Steel Sky (Revolution Software / March 1994)
King’s Quest VII: The Princeless Bride ( Sierra / November, 1994)
Dragonsphere (MicroProse / 1994)
Goblins Quest 3 (Coktel Vision, 1994)
Noctropolis (Flashpoint Productions / 1994)
Return to Ringworld (Tsunami Games / 1994)
The Legend of Kyrandia Book Three: Malcolm’s Revenge (Westwood Studios / 1994)
Trick or Treat (ACA Soft, S.L. / 1994)
Universe (Core Design, Ltd. / 1994)
Wrath of the Gods (Luminaria / 1994)
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (Sierra On-Line / January 1st, 1995)
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier (Sierra / March, 1995)
Full Throttle (LucasArts / April 30th, 1995)
Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity (Viacom New Media / August 31st, 1995)
Daryl F. Gates’ Police Quest: SWAT (Sierra Entertainment / September 30th, 1995)
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu (Sanctuary Woods / September 30th, 1995)
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (The Dreamers Guild / October 31st, 1995)
Torin’s Passage (Sierra On-Line / October 31st / 1995)
Dark Seed II (Cyberdreams / November 30th, 1995)
The Dig (LucasArts / November 30th, 1995)
Big Red Adventure (Dynabyte / 1995)

     
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Just to clarify, what kinds of animated adventures do you not want on the list?

This is a good idea, by the way!

     

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I suppose pseudo-animated games like The Book of Unwritten Tales and Vampire Story wouldn’t be included. However, I would like to include the few claymation games made.

List continued:

Blackstar: Agent of Justice (Worwyk Software / 1995)
Discworld (Perfect Entertainment / 1995)
Flight of the Amazon Queen (Interactive Binary Illusions / 1995)
Kingdom: The Far Reaches (Virtual Image Productions / 1995)
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe (Adventure Soft / 1995)
Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer (Clipper Software / 1995)
Bad Mojo (Pulse Entertainment / February 29th, 1996)
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo (Mythos Software, Inc. / August 31st, 1996)
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Revolution Software / September 30th, 1996)
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! (Sierra On-Line / October 31st, 1996)
The Neverhood (The Neverhood, Inc. / October 31, 1996)
Toonstruck (Burst Studios / November 30th, 1996)
Kingdom II: Shadoan (Virtual Image Productions / December 31st, 1996)
3 Skulls of the Toltecs (Revistronic / 1996)
Creature Crunch (TechToons, Ltd. / 1996)
Discworld II: Missing Presumed…!? (Perfect Entertainment / 1996)
Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back (Alcachofa Soft / 1996)
Orion Burger (Sanctuary Woods / 1996)
The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble aka Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth (Coktel Vision / 1994)
Time Paradox (Flair Software / 1996)
Clock Tower (Human Entertainment / March 28th, 1997)
Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick (The Illusions Game Company / May 31st, 1997)
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (Revolution Software / October 31st, 1997)
The Curse of Monkey Island (LucasArts / October 31st, 1997)
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble (Merit Studios / 1997)
Chewy: Escape from F5 (New Generation Software / 1997)
Hollywood Monsters (Pendulo Studios / 1997)
Philip Marlowe: Private Eye (Byron Preiss Multimedia / 1997)
Hopkins FBI (MP Entertainment / 1998)
Beavis and Butt-head DO U (Illusions Gaming Company / January 31st, 1999)
Tlon: A Misty Story (Emerald Software Ltd. / 1999)
Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria (Prelusion Games Inc. / June 8th, 2001)
Runaway: A Road Adventure (Péndulo Studios, S.L. / July 6th, 2001)
Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths (Nayma Software / October 31st, 2002)
Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle (Péndulo Studios, S.L. / November 17th, 2006)
The Blackwell Legacy (Wadjet Eye Games / December 23rd, 2006)
Blackwell Unbound (Wadjet Eye Games / September 4th, 2007)
The Tales of Bingwood: Chapter I - To Save a Princess (BugFactory / November 1st, 2008)
Time Gentlemen, Please! (Zombie Cow Studios / June 22nd, 2009)
The Blackwell Convergence (Wadjet Eye Games / July 22nd, 2009)
The Whispered World (Daedalic Entertainment / August 28th, 2009)
Machinarium (Amanita Design / October 16th, 2009)
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate (Péndulo Studios, S.L. / May 18th, 2010)
Jolly Rover (Brawsome / June 7th, 2010)
A New Beginning (Daedalic Entertainment / October 8th, 2010)
Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Cateia Games / November 1st, 2010)
The Next Big Thing (Péndulo Studios, S.L. / Feb 4th, 2011)
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (Daedalic Entertainment / February 8th, 2011)
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (Daedalic Entertainment / June 22nd, 2011)
Blackwell Deception (Wadjet Eye Games / October 12th, 2011)
To The Moon (Freebird Games / November 1st, 2011)
Ballads of Reemus: When the Bed Bites (ClickShake Games / January 27th, 2012)
Deponia (Daedalic Entertainment / January 27th, 2012)
Yesterday (Péndulo Studios, S.L. / March 22nd, 2012)
Botanicula (Amanita Design / April 12th, 2012)
Resonance (XII Games / June 19th, 2012)
James Peris: No Licence Nor Control (Pavo Entertainment / July, 2012)
Anna’s Quest: Vol. 1 - Winfriede’s Tower (Krams Design / September 2012)
Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes (Daedalic Entertainment / October 16th, 2012)
Chaos on Deponia (Daedalic Entertainment / November 6th, 2012)
Primordia (Wormwood Studios / December 5th, 2012)
Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold - Episode 1: A Fistful of Pocket Lint (PRANK Entertainment / March 5th, 2013)
Astroloco: Worst Contact (Hungry Planet Games / March 25th, 2013)
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!” (Deirdra Kiai Productions / April 1st, 2013)
The Night of the Rabbit (Daedalic Entertainment / May 28th, 2013)
Jack Haunt: Old Haunting Grounds (EvolvingPoet Media / June 10th, 2013)
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded (N-fusion Interactive / July, 2013)
Oknytt (Nemoria Entertainment / July 18th, 2013)
Memoria (Daedalic Entertainment / August 30th, 2013)
Helga Deep in Trouble (Off Studio / September 26th, 2013)
The Inner World (Studio Fizbin / September 27th, 2013)
The Wolf Among Us: Episode One - Faith (Telltale Games / October 11th, 2013)
Goodbye Deponia (Daedalic Entertainment / october 18th, 2013)
Dream Chamber (Darkwave Games / October 24th, 2013)

     
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So is the rule that it should be generally 2D, or that there should be absolutely /no/ 3D at all? Take Broken Sword 2 as an example. It’s 95% 2D or so, with only a few poorly integrated 3D animations throughout the game such as one cutscene with a helicopter and a water wheel in the jungle by the priest’s hut.

     
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I would say Broken Sword 1 and 2 are counted as 2D.

You know this is going to be a huge list, right? There are hundreds and hundreds of these games.

     

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The first 2 Broken Swords would for sure be included. I think as long as the actual characters and backgrounds are 2d it should be on the list. In fact, I’ll add the Broken Sword games now as the first entries.

I know it’s going to be a large list, this is why I sought the forum’s help.

List continued

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Revolution / December 4th, 2013)
Detective Case and Clown Bot: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon (Nerd Monkeys / December 5th, 2013)
Gomo (Daedalic Entertainment / December 6th, 2013)
Conspirocracy (Little Red Dog Games / December, 2013)
Broken Age (Double Fine Productions / January 28th, 2014)
Anastronaut II: The Dark Side (Anas Abdin / January, 2014)
The Samaritan Paradox (Screen 7 / April 18th, 2014)
9 Elefants (Microids / April 24th, 2014)
The Blackwell Epiphany (Wadjet Eye Games / April 24th, 2014)
The Last Door (Phoenix Online Studios / May 20th, 2014)
Whispering Willows (Night Light Interactive / May 27th, 2014)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft / June 25th, 2014)
Quest for Infamy (Phoenix Online Studios / July 10th, 2014)
Bik (Zotnip Games / July 15th, 2014)
Gods Will Be Watching (Deconstructeam / July 24th, 2014)
Neverending Nightmares (Infinitap Games / September 26th, 2014)
A Golden Wake (Wadjet Eye Games / October 9th, 2014)
The Shopkeeper (Mastertronic / October 23rd, 2014)
Randal’s Monday (Daedalic Entertainment / November 12th, 2014)

     
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Well then, we better start with the basics Smile

King’s Quest 1-7
Quest for Glory 1-4
Space Quest 1-6
Goblins 1-3
Monkey Island 1-3
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Full Throttle
Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders
Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle
The Dig

     
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non polygons i guess?  hmm.. i spose that leaves the longest journey out since the characters are rendered polygons against 2d backgrounds?... but, what is the purpose of such a differentiation?  I could understand trying to differentiate between 3d multidirection games or first person perspective adventure games… but imo as long as its 2d or 2.5d characters with 2d backgrounds, partial 3d elements dont really change the nature of an adventure game. (unless its from a first person perspective or behind the character etc)

anyway, an old favorite comes to mind : “Robin Hood : Conquests Of The Long Bow”

The “Kyrandia” games were great too, though they had some 3d animation (i think? maybe just in cutscenes?).. but they are overall as 2d as any space quest or kings quest… so yeah, I dont get the point.

pretty much anything from sierra or lucasarts fits i guess.. (90s eras)

     
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Les Manley 1 and 2.

Scooby Doo graphic adventure

Heart of China

Amazon: Guardians of Eden

Rise of the Dragon

     

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Thanks for the contributions, I have added all the games listed so far as well as many I remembered myself. As the list gets longer it will become much more challenging to come up with games, and maybe cause people to uncover obscure ones.

I have found in my research that some obscure games are true hidden gems (Like Duckman for instance, that is obscure because it was only released in the UK) but other games are obscure and forgotten for good reasons, and I think here of something like Willy Beamish, which had a terrible interface and was more like reading a comic book than playing an adventure game.

I guess I could elaborate on the reasons I don’t like “2.5 D” or 3D games, but I don’t want to cause a big debate. There is nothing wrong with those polygonal games. This is merely a list of animated adventure games for people whose personal taste favors animated over CG.

     

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Quest1 - 27 April 2013 02:56 AM

Les Manley 1 and 2.

Scooby Doo graphic adventure

Heart of China

Amazon: Guardians of Eden

Rise of the Dragon

Just added them, although I was not able to find any information on the Scooby Doo graphic adventure.

I wonder if we should exclude animated adventure games aimed at children altogether, or maybe just create some colored text codes, for example, have all the games for kids written in blue font. And maybe create another color code for games that are considered to have some serious flaw with their interface.

     
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The Scooby Doo adventure game is actually only for Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It feels exactly like a point-and-click LucasArts game, and it is different from the SNES version. It’s kinda rare. Also challenging… not really just a kiddie game.

Here’s a video:

And here’s the Wikipedia entry. Note there are two very different versions, one for SNES and one for Sega:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo_Mystery

I was trying to think of little known adventure games when I mentioned this one.

     
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I’m not exactly sure what makes a game’s graphics 2D. What about games like Myst?

     
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Amazon is a computer-generated, part FMV game. Heart of China does have the hand-painted backgrounds, but the characters are in FMV. By that logic, we can say The Lost Horizon should be on the list.

I’ll add some obscure ones - Galador: The Prince And The Coward and Orion Burger.

     

Recently finished: Four Last Things 4/5, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout 5/5, Chains of Satinav 3,95/5, A Vampyre Story 88, Sam Peters 3/5, Broken Sword 1 4,5/5, Broken Sword 2 4,3/5, Broken Sword 3 85, Broken Sword 5 81, Gray Matter 4/5\nCurrently playing: Broken Sword 4, Keepsake (Let\‘s Play), Callahan\‘s Crosstime Saloon (post-Community Playthrough)\nLooking forward to: A Playwright’s Tale

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Beneath a Steel Sky
Rex Nebular
Fester Mudd
Spellcasting 101, 201, 301 (these count?)
Wrath of the Gods
Eco Quest 1 and 2
Mixed Up Fairy Tales (for children)
Mixed Up Mother Goose (for children)
Black Cauldron
Gold Rush
Codename: Ice Man
Colonel’s Bequest
Police Quest series
Will Beamish
Freddy Pharkas

Sorry if some of these don’t count graphics-wise. I’m still unclear on the requirements.

     
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Discworld 1 & 2
Torin’s Passage
Toonstruck
The Adventures of Willy Beamish
Beneath a Steel Sky
Lure of the Temptress
Flight of the Amazon Queen

     

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