All of us at Arrogant Pixel are 90s children and we grew up playing graphic adventure games. In fact, playing and experiencing these stories are some of the fondest memories from our childhood. I’ve only included a few of my favourites in the collage above but I’m there are many more that I didn’t have space for, forgotten or never had a chance to play.
Us kids that were born in the late 80s and 90s have seen the evolution of the games industry. It still amazes me to this day how most of these titles never seem to age thanks to the stunning hand-drawn 2D sprite work and background art. Some of these games are over 20 years old and they are still quirky and charming without being dated!
The classic adventure games we know and love didn’t hide behind “state of the art” realism or hire hundreds of artists to achieve a level of polish. They were all created by much smaller teams and it was always the story that carried the game. It was the sense of adventure that kept me coming back to play as well as the incredible worlds that were to be explored. Not to mention some of the soundtracks to the games are incredible!
So, come on point and click nerds! We’d like to know, what are some of your favourite graphic adventure games of all time?
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