Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)
Adventure 25 October 2005
A horror action adventure game. The production refers to the work of H.P. Lovecraft and the universe he created. In the game, taking place in the year 1920, we play as detective Jack Walters, who has to find a missing person. The trails eventually lead the protagonist to the bottom of the town's dark secret. The game focuses on traveling through various locations, fighting against opponents and searching for clues.
Indigo Prophecy (XBOX)
Adventure 16 September 2005
Featuring paranormal mystery/thriller esthetics, a third-person action-adventure game by Quantic Dream studio. The plot of Indigo Prophecy – perhaps better known as Fahrenheit - is set in New York City in year 2009. The city is witness to a series of inexplicably violent acts of murder committed by seemingly ordinary, lawful citizens. The action is presented from the point of view of two separate characters. One of them is Lucas Kane who experiences the mysterious event first hand as he kills a complete stranger in a restaurant's restroom. Haunted by strange visions, he decides to find out what is really happening. The other character is Lieutenant Carla Valenti who, along with her life partner Sergeant Tyler Miles, investigates the case. In the course of the game we will visit various locations, speak to other characters, and fight. What is characteristic for Indigo Prophecy is the dark, shrouded in mystery plot and the opportunity to solve the puzzle while playing either as the hunter, or the hunted.
Still Life (XBOX)
Adventure 03 June 2005
A classic adventure game produced by Microids, which is responsible for the creation of the "Siberia" series. "Still Life" presents a script that could be successfully used to produce a classic action film.
Adventure 23 July 2003
An adventure game designed by Benoit Sokal, the famous Belgian comic writer, in cooperation with studio Microids. Syberia is the first chapter of the adventures of Kate Walker, an American lawyer hired by the company that produces automatons – mechanical toys. She is tasked with finishing the formalities related to taking over a factory located in a small city in Europe. The game begins when the protagonist arrives at the factory and learns that its owner, Anna Voralberg, is dead. In order to complete her mission, Kate must find her heir. The task pushes her to embark on the greatest adventure of her life. During the journey she will visit various climatic and mysterious places located in the Eastern Europe and she will meet many interesting people. Since it's a typical point-and-click adventure game, the gameplay consists mostly of exploring locations, solving riddles and speaking with non-playable characters. Syberia is famous for its climatic graphics with pre-rendered, hand-drawn backgrounds.
Beyond Good & Evil (XBOX)
Adventure 02 December 2003
An action-adventure 3D game, created by Michel Ancel, the father of the iconic Rayman series. The plot of Beyond Good & Evil takes place in an alternative reality, on planet Hyllis, inhabited by a peace-loving nation of humans and humanoid animals. Their world has been attacked by an aggressive Alien species, the DomZ, apparently to claim its resources. The protagonist is a young reporter named Jade who, once involved in the war, begins to reveal a conspiracy and the shocking truth behind the planet's defenders - the Alpha Sections. During her journey, the main character can count only on her camera (photos of rare plants and animals can be sold, earning us money to buy, for example, health restore items), innate investigative abilities and her trusty Dai-jo staff. Beyond Good & Evil features elements of a dynamic action game, including arcade combat, platforming, various vehicles, riddles, and a gripping plot. The locations are colorful, varied, and fully three-dimensional.
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (XBOX)
Adventure 17 April 2006
The second part of a great adventure game, The Longest Journey, which was realized and released in 2000 by Funcom. Its action was set in the same realities as we had the opportunity to stay in the original The Longest Journey, i.e. compilation of fantasy and science fiction.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (XBOX)
Adventure 12 November 2003
An action adventure game which is a remake of the 1989's Prince of Persia, one of the most popular platformers of all time, originally developed Broberbund Software. The game was created by Ubisoft Motreal and Jordan Mechner – the father of the original game, who worked on The Sands of Time as consultant and lead designer. The game tells a story of the eponymous Prince who accidentally releases the legendary Sands of Time, a mystical artifact that poses a terrible threat to the world. With the help of the beautiful princess Farah, the protagonist has to make up for his mistake and bring back order to his land by facing various creatures and dangers. Gameplay of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is seen from the third-person perspective and features fully 3D graphics. During the course of the game, the hero makes use of the supernatural power to control the time. The creators emphasize their effort to recreate the characteristic elements of the original title, like realistic animations and combat system.
KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 (XBOX)
Adventure 15 April 2005
A continuation of a three-dimensional platformer developed by the Polish studio Tate Multimedia (previously known as X-Ray Interactive). Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 returns to the titular hero, who once again embarks on a demanding journey all around the world to save hundreds of animals that have been abducted by an evil poacher and his band of thugs. The game sees us travel through 20 varied levels in five different worlds filled with difficult obstacles as well as numerous vehicles and objects. Moreover, our hero has to face over 30 types of opponents that can be dealt with seven different weapons, including a tail slash or a boomerang. Fortunately, Kao is supported by other animals, including a pelican or a whale. As always, the levels are full of different collectibles and hidden bonus sections.
Adventure 19 April 2005
An adventure game with strong action and platform game traits. It was developed by Double Fine Productions. The player assumes the role of a boy named Razputin, Raz in short. His dream is to become a member of the titular Psychonauts, a squad that is maintaining peace in the world. After sneaking up into one of the training camps, the protagonist discovers that the cadets are mysteriously disappearing. Raz, accompanied by his loyal friends, tries to discover this mystery. In Psychonauts the action is presented by using a third-person perspective. The game features more than a dozen of varied levels – most of them take place inside the human minds. During the game Raz must face various enemies, solve some more or less complicated traps, and avoid many dangers. Luckily, the boy is able to jump, swim, climb and sneak. He also has access to a set of paranormal skills, including telekinesis, levitation and invisibility. The game features nice looking graphics. Similarly to previous games of this developer, the title is filled with humor.
Fatal Frame (XBOX)
Adventure 22 November 2002
The first part of the famous series of horrors. The player takes on the role of a young girl who finds herself in a ghosted estate. "Fatal Frame" is distinguished by the unusual course of fights with the use of a camera.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (XBOX)
Adventure 30 November 2004
Sequel to the 2003’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, rebooting the story of the hero from the classic 2D platformer from Broderbund Software studio. This time the prince has to deal with consequences of his reckless actions. He managed to turn back time and prevent releasing The Sands of Time, but he did not change his destiny, resulting in Guardian of Time chasing him to seal his fate. He travels to the mysterious island where, according to the legends, the Sands were made; the prince attempts to change the past and prevent their creation, thus saving himself from the fate. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within has a much darker atmosphere, but the gameplay is similar to its predecessor. Our hero must overcome many obstacles and traps, not to mention enemies. Game introduces a new, expanded fighting system, with prince himself becoming stronger and gaining new abilities.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (XBOX)
Adventure 03 November 2003
An action game with RPG elements – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, developed by Visceral Games in cooperation with EA Redwood Shores, is based on the license of a hit movie by the same name. The game allows the players to assume roles of over a dozen characters known from the silver screen – one can play as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and many others. Player’s task is to destroy The Ring of Power and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron. The gameplay builds on battles against hordes of enemies. All the bloodshed takes place across twelve diverse battlefields – these include Minas Tirith, Fields of Pelennor, The Black Gate and The Path of the Dead. As the story progresses, one can develop particular characters, gaining access to more powerful combos that can be used in all the battles to come. An additional treat, featured in the PC / Windows and home consoles releases of the game, are the cutscenes taken from the third part of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, along with the soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. The players can enjoy this experience either in a single player mode, or accompanied by one more player.
The Great Escape (XBOX)
Adventure 23 July 2003
An adventure game with arcade elements based on the famous film "The Great Escape" from 1963. The player takes control of four Allied soldiers whose task is to escape from the German POW camp Stalag Luft III.
Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines (XBOX)
Adventure 09 September 2005
An extensive action game with role-playing elements, in which we will also find elements of the sneaking. We go back to the Second World War and play the role of an American pilot, shot down while performing one of the secret missions, who has to get out of the hostile territory at any cost (the game takes place in Germany in 1944).
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (XBOX)
Adventure 05 October 2004
The eighth part of a series of adventure games telling the love adventures of a guest named Larry. This time we have to help Larry Laffer's nephew to win a TV dating show and, of course, find and win his heart.
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (XBOX)
Adventure 01 December 2005
Another installment in the highly-rated action adventure game franchise following on the eponymous Prince, who in the past carelessly unsealed the mythical sands of time. After events of the previous part of the game, the protagonist return to his home – Babylon – plunged in the chaos of war. Soon it turns out that the previous actions of the hero led to the birth of his dark alter ego, whose spirit gradually takes over control over the protagonist's will. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones expands the mechanics implemented in the two previous installments and introduces new improvements to the combat system, as well as some innovative uses for the dagger of time and skills unavailable before, like sneaking. The biggest novelty offered by the game is the possibility of controlling two characters different with personalities, fighting styles, and abilities.
Legacy of Kain: Defiance (XBOX)
Adventure 11 November 2003
The fifth part of the popular saga, launched in 1996 on the Sony PlayStation platform. The program combines elements taken from Blood Omen and Soul Reaver - two mini-series, functioning independently within the aforementioned cycle.
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (XBOX)
Adventure 14 November 2003
The third part of the Broken Sword adventure series. Again, we play the roles of George and Nico (heroes known from previous parts) and follow a mysterious story dating back to the Middle Ages.
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (XBOX)
Adventure 24 February 2003
Action adventure game with a third person perspective. The player becomes a heroic archaeologist and this time he has to find a powerful ancient artifact, a black pearl called the Dragon's Heart.
Cold Fear (XBOX)
Adventure 04 March 2005
Cold Fear is a typical representative of the survival-horror genre, a dynamic action game in which the atmosphere of horror plays an important role. It is worth mentioning that this is the first production of this type released by the giant UbiSoft.
Sid Meier's Pirates! (XBOX)
Adventure 11 July 2005
Sid Meier’s pirates! is a new version of the classic from the 80s. Similarly to the original version, it is a mix of features of action games, adventure games and cRPGs. The game takes place during the age of the pirates in the Caribbean.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (XBOX)
Adventure 21 December 2001
Classic survival horror genre. As James Sunderland, you find yourself in the strange, abandoned town of Silent Hill. The moments spent with his deceased wife come back like a fog. Why? You must learn this yourself by playing one of the most horrifying horrors in the history of games.
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (XBOX)
Adventure 06 November 2001
The third installment of the Oddworld series for the first time takes the player into a three-dimensional world. This time, Abe, known from the previous parts, is accompanied by a wheelchair-driven Munch.
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut (XBOX)
Adventure 01 November 2004
The next installment of Project Zero, also known as Fatal Frame. This is a horrifying survival horror in which we fight ghosts through a camera. The game tells the story of two twin sisters who got lost in the forest. Fatal Frame is a blood-chilling atmosphere, dark surroundings and violent musical effects.
Second Sight (XBOX)
Adventure 03 September 2004
Second Sight is another proposal of Free Radical Design studio, which became famous mainly due to the TimeSplitters series released on the platforms of the new generation as well as the hit Goldeneye 007 on Nintendo 64.