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Adventure games for the ipad?

01-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Adventure games for the ipad?

Hi, new guy here. I just got an ipad 3 and am looking for some decent adventure games. Searching for these is tough because people seem to use 'adventure game' rather broadly. I've seen some sites including action games like assassins creed in this category.

By adventure games, I mean games similar to the classic point-and-click adventure games like monkey island, maniac mansion, zac mckracken, etc. If it's something that was popular on PC I've probably already played it (i.e. machinarium, broken sword, etc.)

I'm especially interested in ones that have a sci-fi theme, e.g. Gemini Rue, but really anything with an entertaining story and clever puzzles is fine. Strong voice acting is a plus.

Any good stuff out there that you guys could recommend?

Thanks!
01-02-2013, 02:16 PM
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type "Big fish games" in appstore...and chack this thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=93302

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01-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing a list of point & click adventure titles, myself.

I've only played one on my iPad, City of Secrets HD, and I really enjoyed it.
01-02-2013, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ip4weather View Post
type "Big fish games" in appstore...and chack this thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=93302
Wow Bigfish games have a ton! Can anyone comment to the quality of the bigfish games? I'm a little wary since their catalog is so large. Someone like Wadjet Eye who produce quality adventure games for PC have only a handful of games compared to this.

Thanks for the link, that's a pretty impressive list. However I think the type of games I'm looking for are classified as 'third-person' on that list and there are only two. BNSS I've played on PC but Gobliiins is a new one, will have to check that out when I get home.

EDIT: Just came across Yesterday...Never played this one on PC and it looks like a winner! Will definitely be giving this one a go.

Last edited by Ziggan; 01-02-2013 at 02:35 PM.
01-02-2013, 02:35 PM
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Big fish games are never terrible but very few are great. I would say they are a firm "B" product company. I think all there stuff is free to try so go for it!
01-02-2013, 02:44 PM
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The 3 "Drawn" titles by Big Fish are great.

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01-02-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggan View Post
Hi, new guy here. I just got an ipad 3 and am looking for some decent adventure games. Searching for these is tough because people seem to use 'adventure game' rather broadly. I've seen some sites including action games like assassins creed in this category.

By adventure games, I mean games similar to the classic point-and-click adventure games like monkey island, maniac mansion, zac mckracken, etc. If it's something that was popular on PC I've probably already played it (i.e. machinarium, broken sword, etc.)

I'm especially interested in ones that have a sci-fi theme, e.g. Gemini Rue, but really anything with an entertaining story and clever puzzles is fine. Strong voice acting is a plus.

Any good stuff out there that you guys could recommend?

Thanks!

I think you mean stuff like:

Hollywood Monsters
Hector - Badge of Carnage
Ghost Trick (!)
Captain Brawe
Scarlet and the Spark of Life
All Fridges Are Psychotic
or
The Great Fusion
and
Gobliiins, Gobliins, Goblins

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01-02-2013, 02:55 PM
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Type in 'Telltale Games' and they'll surely have what you are looking for.

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01-02-2013, 02:58 PM
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Thanks everyone, lots of great suggestions! I'll have plenty to keep me busy
01-02-2013, 03:23 PM
#10
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City of secrets
1112
Hector badge of carnage
Reversion - the escape
Yesterday
Sam and max
Wallace and grommit
All fridges are psychotic
Ghost trick

Big fish games doent make the point and click games you like, they make hidden objects games. Which is not the same like zak mckracken, the dig, day of the tentacle, full throttle etc. Telltale has some good adventure games although some like jurassic park are based on quick time events.

And if you haven't played them already back in the day:
Broken sword 1 and 2
Monkey island 1 and 2
Simon the sorcerer 1 and 2
Inheret the earth
Beneath a steel sky
Gobliiins 1 and 2 ( and 3?)
And some others

Also if you have a jailbroken device download scummvm and the copy amd paste the cd files from your old point and click games to your idevice to play them on the go!

Hope this helps a bit and if i think of some more old school point and click type of games i'll let you know!

Games i like: Bar oasis, Pocket Frogs, GTA3.

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