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What are the best Point and Click adventures of the last 10 years?

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Rules:

Must be point-and-click. Sorry, STACKING!

Must have shipped in 2002 or later.

You can list as many as you want.

After we get a list, I'm going to turn it into a poll to find the top five!

Exciting!

I'll start: Mechanarium. There's one.

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Hmm off the top of my head. I'd say Syberia I and II, also Myst IV. (Can't we make it 13years so I can mention Longest.... ah never mind :) )

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Gray Matter.

Dave Gilbert's Blackwell series is quite good. I am not awarding this on some special indie-dev scale, they are quite good commercial games.

Secret Files 1 + 2.

The first Ankh had pretty good production values. Of course this isn't everything. I thought Lost Horizon had *really* good production values but it just fell flat for me. Ankh seemed better than average though.

I liked Undercover: Operation Wintersun.

There are of course the remakes and special editions (Quest for Glory II, Broken Sword).

That's all I can think of for now.

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I jumped to post in this thread as soon as I saw it and then got stumped. Pretty much every point and click adventure I could think of was made prior to 2000.

Do free Flash games count? If so I'll say:

Gretel and Hansel 1 and 2 available on the Newgrounds website. The games are awesome and free. Really hope the authors continue making them.

Also, this: Host Master and the Conquest of Humor

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I did enjoy the games of deck 13, next to the ankh series also jack keane.

The first two seasons of sam & max by tell tale where a lot of fun but didn't really enjoyed the new controls of season 3. I also like the hector badge of carnage serie they published.

And the runaway series(especially part 2).

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Dreamfall is good, even more so if you buy the GOTY edition which includes the acclaimed prequel The Longest Journey... Did you like how I managed to sneak TLJ past your time-frame limit?

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Is it me, or were a whole load of posts deleted recently?

And for seemingly no reason, in this thread.

Anyway, yeah, TLJ: Dreamfall is fantastic.

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It's not just you. It seems like all the posts from the last day or so are gone.

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Well, I guess I'll post again. I only really played Telltale's Sam & Max games, unless we can count Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. We should totally count Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

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Ehm. What happened to this thread?

And, more importantly:

Where. Is. My. Reply?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dammit, I spent half an hour writing it...

The short version, this time *grrr*:

Syberia 1

The Book of Unwritten Tales

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (German version, at least)

Deponia

The Blackwell Series

To the Moon

AGS freeware adventures: Da New Guys, Prodigal, Chzo Mythos, Snakes of Avalon

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All the posts are gone!

Well....once again then, The Whispered World

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It's not just this thread guys. Every post from the last two days is gone. It probably has something to do with the forum migration or the creation of the backer forum.

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If you enjoyed Machinarium, you should check out Amanita Design's Samorost 1 & 2. You can play the first for free on their website.

Gemini Rue (available on Steam)

IGN Review

Having done all the writing, animation and programming himself, Gemini Rue took Josh Nuernberger a total of three years to make—the same amount of time it takes some triple-A titles to hit the shelves. If only more triple-A games turned out this well. With seamless, intuitive gameplay, impressive atmosphere and one of most well-crafted and interesting storylines seen in recent years, Gemini Rue is a game not just for adventure fans, but for anyone who loves a good, gritty yarn.

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There have definitely been some great point and clicks over the past decade, but here are some of my favourite play-throughs:

7 Days a Skeptic (the rest of the series is pretty good too)

Time Gentlemen, Please! & Ben There, Done That

999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors

Metal Dead

Machinarium and its older brother, Samorost (1&2)

The Dream Machine

Gemini Rue

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

The Book of Unwritten Tales

To The Moon (not really a point and click, but too good to pass up)

Sleep Is Death (sort of a multiplayer DIY adventure)

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Hey it's not totally bad. All of the posts suggesting "zack and wiki" are gone ;)

Anyway

Gemini Rue

Out of Order

Sam and Max Season 2

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Hey it's not totally bad. All of the posts suggesting "zack and wiki" are gone ;)

full ack :)

OK, then again my list (without any order other than that BoUT is the best out of these)), this time without further comments...

- Complete Ankh-Series

- Ceville

- The Book of Unwritten Tales

- The Whispered World

- Edna & Harvey: The Breakout

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Machinarium

Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures

A few from the Nintendo DS:

Phoenix Wright series

Professor Layton series

Hotel Dusk

Another Code: Two Memories/Trace Memory

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While I'm sure nostalgia played a large role, I'm still going to stay I enjoyed play the Tales of Monkey Island

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I'm going to just reiterate how awesome Jane Jenson's Grey Matter was.

Overclocked wasn't as good, but it had some interesting ideas to it.

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Hey, folks. We migrated web hosts this weekend and unfortunately due to a combination of config issues and the way DNS works in practice, 1-2 days of forum posts were lost. Actually, they were not lost but they were written to the database on the old server instead of the new one.

We are working to see if it's practical to restore these missing posts without affecting any new posts. In the mean time, please repost any comments that have gone missing, especially in important threads like this one.

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Serious adventure games tend to be awkward and dull - if you're going to make the player read reems (is that how you spell reems?) of text it had better be either funny or as well-written as in a good book. The latter is not something that is likely to happen. So I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed the utterly unfunny Gemini Rue - very atmospheric, nice use of 'parallel' characters. That said, it doesn't achieve anything that hasn't been done before. But still a very good offering.

I didn't say before, but Ghost Trick is easily my favourite almost point and click adventure. Very tight story-telling, and very funny and endearing characters and design.

Heavy Rain might be the best non-point n click adventure

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If you like Ghost Trick you should check out the Ace Attorney games. They were made by the same team.

And what's with the Zack & Wiki hate? I haven't played the game myself, but it looks like fun. Is it because it's on the Wii or something?

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