If you are one of those who thinks that games like the old ones are no longer made and yours is retrogaming , today is your day, because we show you the 5 best graphic adventures that you can play in ScummVM.
For those of you who don’t know, ScummVM is an emulation program that allows you to play adventure games originally created for the LucasArts SCUMM engine.
Most of the games you can emulate are from the 90s and early 2000s, without a doubt the Golden Age of Point-and-Click Graphic Adventures.
As with other emulators, many of the games should not be obtained for free if you did not buy a copy or the creator of the game allows it, so we cannot put direct links.
It is also true that, for those legal and permitted cases, you can easily Google the title next to the word ScummVM.
So, if you want to go back in time to a time with much more fun and less worry, hold on, we are starting.
1. Day of the Tentacle ( Maniac Mansion II )
There has been a real war for the game that should be put on the recommendation podium, but as I write this, Tentacle Day wins.
This game is the cream of point-and-click adventure games, with a hilarious story and original mechanics not seen in other games of this type, such as managing several characters in a coordinated way to advance.
A mad scientist, a sinister mansion and a group of friends will give you probably the best hours you will remember in a long time.
2. The secret of Monkey Island
Okay, just because of the story, the humor, and the charisma it exudes, this could have been the # 1 recommendation as well.
If The Day of the Tentacle was the peak of what could be achieved with graphic adventures of this style, The Secret of Monkey Island was the game that broke the mold and realized the enormous possibilities of this class of titles when they had an excellent script.
Guybrush Threepwood wants to be a pirate and will go through a thousand adventures to achieve it, all fun and endearing.
Of course, there are The Secret of Monkey Island 2, LeChuck’s Revenge , and The Curse of Monkey Island , also highly recommended.
Another LucasArts title, which deserves to be here for its tremendous originality and because, when it came out 31 years ago (almost nothing), it surprised everyone with its mechanics in the use of music and character.
A magical world, of great guilds and magic, awaits you in Loom.
4. The Dig
If space is your thing, you will love this game.
The Dig is a graphic adventure that takes us to the surface of an asteroid that threatens the Earth . NASA veteran Boston Low is sent along with his team to examine the meteorite’s surface.
What they will find there will trigger a lot of events that will allow them to uncover the mysteries of a strange alien race.
5. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
LucasArts took advantage of its SCUMM engine to bring together two things that we all love, adventure games and Indiana Jones .
In The Fate of Atlantis we put on our hat and whip to enjoy a very Indy- style story that, to be honest, turns the Indiana Jones movie and the kingdom of the crystal skull into a thousand turns.
It is true that the latter is not very difficult, but seriously, if you have always wanted to put yourself in the shoes of our favorite archaeologist, this is your best option.
So now you know, dust off the memories that, with these recommendations, you can play the best ScummVM adventures anywhere.