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I bought Broken Sword on my phone a week ago without any real knowledge about it. To my surprise, I'm three hours in a loving it. I had never played a point and click game before other than some educational games I liked when I was young. I love deciphering the secret messages in the game. I remember reading The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe and trying to figure out the cipher by myself. I've always found cryptography interesting.
So, I bought Gemini Rue, since it looked interesting and I didn't want to realize after the sale I wanted it. It's great so far.
Since I somehow completely missed this genre of gaming, I'm looking for suggestions. Machinarium is already on my list. It looks magical and the demo was fun. Any other suggestions?
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dkclemons1: I bought Broken Sword on my phone a week ago without any real knowledge about it. To my surprise, I'm three hours in a loving it. I had never played a point and click game before other than some educational games I liked when I was young. I love deciphering the secret messages in the game. I remember reading The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe and trying to figure out the cipher by myself. I've always found cryptography interesting.
So, I bought Gemini Rue, since it looked interesting and I didn't want to realize after the sale I wanted it. It's great so far.
Since I somehow completely missed this genre of gaming, I'm looking for suggestions. Machinarium is already on my list. It looks magical and the demo was fun. Any other suggestions?
Here's a list of some of my favorite classics:
-The Longest Journey: Considered one of the best adventure games ever for good reason. I highly recommend it, it's really good. Dreamfall is also good, but play the first first.
-Grim Fandango: Really, really awesome. Also really, really hard to find. Honestly? I'd recommend torrenting it and then, if LucasArts sometime decides to stop being stupid, buy it again when it becomes available somewhere.
-Monkey Island series: Classics for a reason. Pick up the special editions of the first 2 games on Steam and play through those first (sadly you missed the sale a couple of days ago)
-LucasArts Adventure Pack: Contains Loom, Indiana Jones: and The Fate of Atlantis, The Dig, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I haven't played through all of them yet, but Loom is very cool and unique and Atlantis is considered one of the best P&C games ever made.
-Syberia: Excessively linear and the voice acting's a bit dodgy, but the atmosphere is great and the visuals are beautiful.

Also, The Shivah is very good (but very short).
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dkclemons1: snip
-Sanitarium
-Beneath a Steel Sky( for free on GOG)
-Monkey Island 2
-Gabriel Knight series
-Quest for Glory series
-Simon the Sorceror series
Post edited July 19, 2012 by Licurg
I´d recommend you everything made by Sierra such as:Space Quest,King´s Quest.
You can also try Sam And Max.
Scratches is a very good point and click/horror game.
Of the games that have already been mentioned I would like to give my vote to the following;
- The Monkey Island series.
- Grim Fandango.
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
- Beneath a Steel Sky.
- Gabriel Knight.

Games that haven't been mentioned:
- Full Throttle.
- Sam & Max.
- Still Life. (Not as good as the classics, but if you enjoy crime themed stuff and an eerie setting, you'll like it.)

Games that are supposed to be good, but that I haven't tried:
- King's Quest.
- Quest for Glory.
- Teen Agent.
- The Last Express.
- The Longest Journey.
- Beyond Good and Evil.
- Little Big Adventure.
- Police Quest.
- Space Quest. (Police and Space Quest are another of those classic series.)
- Tex Murphy: Under A Killing moon.

A game I would absolutely stay away from despite fairly good reviews is Sanitarium. I bought it because most people said some pretty nice things about it, and I played it until I got to the worms\cyclops part, at which point I stopped because I thought it was stupid.
I didn't like the controls, I didn't like the different settings (all of them seemed really silly to me), I found the "am I crazy or not"-thing to be really disorganized and messy, and I didn't like that the game was so serious when the settings were so incredibly stupid. (Even though I understand that a game exploring the border between reality and fantasy is likely to be a serious game.)
Like I said, most people find it enjoyable, and perhaps you will, too. I did not.
The classics are the Sierra and Lucas Arts Games.
But most Lucas Arts Games are hard to find.
And the early Sierra Games are quite frustrating.

Games that are available on GOG I can recommend are Simon the Sorcerer 1+2, because they have a great humor.
Other great games are the Last Express and The Longest Journey.
I can recommend Ben there, Dane that. I just started to play it but so far it gives a lot of fun. You just have to get used to the graphics
I have completely fell in love with The Walking Dead by TellTale, it's by far the best thing they have ever done. If you enjoy a grim zombie apocalypse story with a good variety of people and strong plot and character development, then you should definitely check it out. 2 episodes of planned 5 are out at the moment.
The Longest Journey, I hate most adventure games and I consider this one of the best games ever made so do yourself a favor and get it NOW. Steam also has it really cheap (2.50 USD) for the next 3 hours.
Not long time ago there was a thread about games running via scummvm for a mobile, maybe that's interesting for you: http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/recommended_scummvm_games_for_playing_on_android

Personally I love the old Sierra games, but I would not recommend them for newbies (they can be very frustrating). There are already many good games mentioned here, it also depends if you are more interested in puzzling (Machinarium, Gobliins series) or in the story telling (Still Life series, The Longest Journey, Blackwell series). If you enjoyed Gemini Rues, you maybe also want to take a look on the other Wadjet Games like the Blackwell bundle and Resonance.
Post edited July 19, 2012 by DukeNukemForever
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Reveenka: Of the games that have already been mentioned I would like to give my vote to the following;
- The Monkey Island series.
- Grim Fandango.
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
- Beneath a Steel Sky.
- Gabriel Knight.

Games that haven't been mentioned:
- Full Throttle.
- Sam & Max.
- Still Life. (Not as good as the classics, but if you enjoy crime themed stuff and an eerie setting, you'll like it.)

Games that are supposed to be good, but that I haven't tried:
- King's Quest.
- Quest for Glory.
- Teen Agent.
- The Last Express.
- The Longest Journey.
- Beyond Good and Evil.
- Little Big Adventure.
- Police Quest.
- Space Quest. (Police and Space Quest are another of those classic series.)
- Tex Murphy: Under A Killing moon.

A game I would absolutely stay away from despite fairly good reviews is Sanitarium. I bought it because most people said some pretty nice things about it, and I played it until I got to the worms\cyclops part, at which point I stopped because I thought it was stupid.
I didn't like the controls, I didn't like the different settings (all of them seemed really silly to me), I found the "am I crazy or not"-thing to be really disorganized and messy, and I didn't like that the game was so serious when the settings were so incredibly stupid. (Even though I understand that a game exploring the border between reality and fantasy is likely to be a serious game.)
Like I said, most people find it enjoyable, and perhaps you will, too. I did not.
Beyond Good and Evil is a really good game, but it's not a point and click adventure. Just an FYI.
Oh yeah, The Last Express is very cool, though very love it or hate it. The FMV Tex Murphy games are good as well, I'll throw in another vote for them.
Step aside, fellas. Here's all the P&Cs you have to play. Any others are optional.

The entire Monkey Island series (except Escape!!). Get the Special Editions but extract the original datafiles from them and play them in ScummVM. Don't play the Special Editions they're awful.

Every Sam and Max game. Hit the Road + Telltale seasons.

Broken Sword 1+2. Play Director's Cut ONLY after finishing the original first. Ignore 3 and 4.

Beneath a Steel Sky.

Gemini Rue.

The Blackwell Series.

Full Throttle.

The Dig.

Special mention: Grim Fandango; not a P&C, but totally and completely necessary. If you have a copy of Grim Fandango please test Residual.
Bonus points: Resonance - breaks too many rules to be a true P&C
Post edited July 19, 2012 by TheJoe
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TheJoe: Step aside, fellas. Here's all the P&Cs you have to play. Any others are optional.

The entire Monkey Island series (except Escape!!). Get the Special Editions but extract the original datafiles from them and play them in ScummVM. Don't play the Special Editions they're awful.

Every Sam and Max game. Hit the Road + Telltale seasons.

Broken Sword 1+2. Play Director's Cut ONLY after finishing the original first. Ignore 3 and 4.

Beneath a Steel Sky.

Gemini Rue.

The Blackwell Series.

Full Throttle.

The Dig.

Special mention: Grim Fandango; not a P&C, but totally and completely necessary. If you have a copy of Grim Fandango please test Residual.
Bonus points: Resonance - breaks too many rules to be a true P&C
Your lack of The Longest Journey makes me sad. Also, I don't agree that the MI Special Editions are bad (and I don't know what you mean by Resonance breaking too many rules to be P&C, but I haven't played it), but I'm not a purist.