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The History of Adventure Games With GOG Titles

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Zork Anthology, The

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darkinthecorner says: 1980: The game that launched Infocom, the main Adventure Games company from 1979 until 1989. Zork 1 was inspired by "Adventure", the game that defined the Adventure genre. This anthology comes with the original Zork trilogy and three later titles.

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King's Quest 1+2+3

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darkinthecorner says: 1984: Golden classics from Sierra, the first game being the one of many on a series that built the company.

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Space Quest 1+2+3

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darkinthecorner says: 1986: Selling more than 100,000 copies, Space Quest 1 brought the janitor Roger Wilco on his perpetual quest for "truth, justice and really clean floors". More akin to the goofy humor of Lucasarts than the seriousness from Sierra's early titles.

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Police Quest 1+2+3+4

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darkinthecorner says: 1987: Following the success of previous titles, Sierra gave us all more games. Police Quest let aside the classic medieval theme from the company and was set in a modern scenario. The most realistic of Sierra games at the time.

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King's Quest 4+5+6

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darkinthecorner says: 1988: Roberta Williams, the soul of Sierra, kept designing those wonderful pieces. It is said that the games were inspired by fairy tales, which she was an avid reader.

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Quest for Glory 1-5

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darkinthecorner says: 1989: Another "Quest" series from Sierra, hybrid Adventure / RPG games where the goal is to become a true hero. The fifth and last one was released in 1998, and unlike its predecessors, was an actual RPG.

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Manhole: Masterpiece Edition, The

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darkinthecorner says: 1989: An Adventure for kids, here more because it was the first PC game to be released on CD-ROM. Also from the same creators of Myst, Cyan Worlds.

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Space Quest 4+5+6

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darkinthecorner says: 1991: The series kept on, with the last game, Space Quest 6, being released in 1995. The original Space Quest creators, with their company Guys from Andromeda, are working on a spiritual sequel named Space Venture.

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

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darkinthecorner says: 1993: A case of a writer investigating murders can never end well. With a compelling story and great voice acting, Gabriel Knight soon became a cult classic.

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Myst: Masterpiece Edition

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darkinthecorner says: 1993: A highly successful first-person adventure at the time of its release. Marketed as a game for a mature, adult audience, it sold more than nine million copies. This version on Gog comes with enhanced graphics.

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King's Quest 7+8

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darkinthecorner says: 1994: Williams had still much to tell! While King's Quest 8 wasn't the game she wanted to be due to creative disputes, it is worth for being the last of the series. Good news, Telltale announced that it will bring the series back.

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Phantasmagoria

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darkinthecorner says: 1995: The first game to use a live actor and most brave step from Sierra, this horror adventure stirred controversy at the time of its release. It was stored in SEVEN CDs.

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Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

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darkinthecorner says: 1995: Now produced in full motion video, as Phantasmagoria. Jane Jensen, the series designer, elaborated a deeper plot when comparing with its predecessor.

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Phantasmagoria 2

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darkinthecorner says: 1996: More violent, more sexual, and not a direct sequel. A third game was to be made, but was cancelled as Phantasmagoria 2 did not go well commercially.

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Riven: The Sequel to Myst

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darkinthecorner says: 1997: As Myst, also a commercial success. Riven titles continued to be released in subsequent years.

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Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred...

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darkinthecorner says: 1999: Gabriel Knight was now in 3D. Released just after the decline of Adventure games, it had a short life. The last game on this list was also the last adventure title released by Sierra.

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Treat your GOGmix as your child - name it! ;)

Coming up with a cool and descriptive title should be your first priority. Being original is in your best interest - bet you wanna get lots of nice votes, right? Go all crazy if you want, but be sure to keep it civil!

So, what are the ingredients?

Pick a game that belongs in your GOGmix from the list, or find it by typing something in the text field. Relevance is key here - Earthworm Jim doesn't quite fit the "Sexiest heroines of all time" bill now, does it?

Justify your choice... Or not!

OK, so it's not required, but now that you went through the trouble of adding a game, telling everyone why you did it would be a nice finishing touch. After you're done here, add another game, rinse, repeat.

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