Top 5 classic adventure games that deserve remakes

Adventure Games - King's Quest

The King’s Quest revival has gotten us thinking about what adventure games we feel deserve remakes the most.

Adventure games are definitely seeing a resurgence as of late, likely thanks to Telltale Games, and so we thought it would be cool to put together a list of some of our favourites.

More than that, this list is made up of classic adventure games which hold a special place in our hearts, and that we want to see once more.

1. Day of the Tentacle

Day of the Tentacle

Day of the Tentacle, released in 1993, is an adventure game and sequel to the highly popular Maniac Mansion.

The game was developed by adventure game legends LucasArts, and was a project famously headed by Dave Grossman and the now highly questionable Tim Schafer.

Day of the Tentacle is a graphical point-and-click adventure game with stylised cartoon graphics, setting a trend which is still carried on to this day.

The game follows the events of Maniac Mansion, with the Purple Tentacle, a mutant monster and lab assistant created by Dr. Fred Edison, gaining intelligence and arms after drinking toxic sludge.

The Purple Tentacle now plans world domination and characters from the original game must time travel to stop him.

2. Gabriel Knight

Gabriel Knight

The Gabriel Knight series of games was originally created by Sierra On-Line and is considered a classic adventure game series among fans of the genre.

The three-game series focuses on the adventures of Gabriel Knight. He is a New Orleans author and bookstore owner who finds that his destiny is to become a “Shadow Hunter”.

He is joined in his journey by Grace Nakimura, a major supporting character who takes on a protagonist role in later games.

3. Space Quest

Space Quest

Another classic series comes from adventure game powerhouses Sierra On-Line and is none other than Space Quest.

The series consists of six comedic sci-fi adventure games released between 1986 and 1995.

In the game series, you play as intergalactic janitor Roger Wilco as he makes his through the galaxy, seeking adventure and cleaning floors for ultimate justice.

Space Quest is well-known for its superb humour and very wacky storylines, which has made it a hallmark of the adventure genre.

4. Leisure Suit Larry

Leisure Suit Larry

Leisure Suit Larry is a controversial adult series of adventure games created by Al Lowe and Sierra Entertainment.

In the games, released from 1987 to 2009, you play as Larry Laffer. Larry is a balding, middle-aged pervert clad in leisure suits who has a tendency of spitting out double entendres.

The series follows his attempts at getting women into bed with him, although his adventures often end in absurd ways with him not getting anywhere.

5. Snatcher


Ever thought you would hear of an adventure game from Hideo Kojima?

Well, Kojima did direct an adventure game at Konami, and it was called Snatcher.

The game was a cyberpunk adventure and originally made in 1988, and is more popularly known for its release on the Sega Saturn in 1996.

Snatcher is considered one of the best games on the Sega Saturn’s small Western library. It’s also heralded as “groundbreaking” for the adventure genre.

The game is heavily influenced by cyberpunk fiction and features a protagonist named Gillian Seed who is investigating a breed of bioroids (cyborgs) called snatchers who kill humans and take their place.

If you remember any classic adventure games from your childhood that bring about a sense of nostalgia, share them in the comments section and forum.

We welcome your thoughts; lets bring on the nostalgia.

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