Games Available for the 'Role Playing and Adventure Games' Category

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Wizardry VII

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First off Wizardry 7 is a first person RPG (role playing game) that involves up to 6 characters in a party system and turn based gameplay.It is a complex game with many races such as Human, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Hobbit, Faerie, Lizardman, Dracon, Felpurr, Rawulf and Mook.I didn’t encounter the last few races in any [...]



Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

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Ultima IV is a classic roleplaying game made by Lord British and Origin Systems. Old games like this are quite rare and brings back memories of long ago quests and the urge to finish all the rpg’s that come out. It reminds me of the long hours that is required to see the outcome of [...]



Alone in the Dark

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Alone in the Dark was one of the few horror computer games ever that truly gave a feeling of dread and fear to the player. It did this with wonderful sound effects, interesting camera angles, an engaging plot line, and fantastic 3D graphics for its time. Although it has a good combat system, Alone in [...]



ULTIMA VI: The False Prophet

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Ultima VI: The False Prophet, released by Origin Systems in 1990, is the sixth part in the computer role-playing game series of Ultima. It was the last in the “Age of Enlightenment” trilogy. Some years after Lord British has returned to power, the Avatar is captured and tied on a sacrificial altar, about to be [...]



Champions of Krynn

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Champions of Kyrnn was the first of a trilogy of AD&D computer games based on the Dragonlance universe. The game utilized the now ‘legendary’ Gold Box Engine which was used in a number of other AD&D games, particularly the ones based in Forgotten Realms..Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and others. As a [...]



Betrayal at Krondor

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Betrayal at Krondor is a DOS computer role-playing game developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1993. The game world of Betrayal at Krondor is derived directly from Midkemia, the fantasy world developed by Raymond E. Feist. Although neither the dialog nor narrative were written by Feist himself, the game is considered canon [...]



Sir Fred

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Daniel Celemin GAME DEVELOPER:Made in Spain GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Daniel Celemin Sir Fred is an excellent SVGA remake of one of the best Spanish games ever made for the 8-bit MSX platform. This version for Windows-based PC features great graphics and the same addictive gameplay [...]



Mind’s Eye, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:ProgZmax GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, ProgZmax The Mind’s Eye is an excellent freeware adventure game that is reminiscent of Amnesia and Sanitarium. The plot: “…your name is Noah, at least that’s what you are told. You awaken in a dank padded cell with no [...]



Helherron

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Antti Kuukka GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2003, Antti Kuukka Off we go again, to save the world from horrors untold. Unfortunately we are not yet but novice heroes, so first we must hack our way through dozens of species of lower forms of evil, to [...]



Udoiana Raunes 3 – In Search for Indiana Jones IV

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Stefan Zwanzger & Thomas Wagner GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Stefan Zwanzger & Thomas Wagner Udoiana Raunes 2 and 3 are two fun sequels to Udoiana Raunes, a great Indiana Jones fan game created by two German programmers. Subtitled “Special Edition,” the second game in [...]



Udoiana Raunes 2 – Special Edition

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Stefan Zwanzger & Thomas Wagner GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1998, Stefan Zwanzger & Thomas Wagner Udoiana Raunes 2 and 3 are two fun sequels to Udoiana Raunes, a great Indiana Jones fan game created by two German programmers. Subtitled “Special Edition,” the second game in [...]



Cedric and the Revolution

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Bernhard Politsch GAME DEVELOPER:Fallen Angel Industries GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Bernhard Politsch Cedric and the Revolution is a charming and very well-designed freeware adventure game. Although it is on the short side, you will have so much fun with the witty dialogues, humor, and clever puzzles [...]



Stargate Adventure

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Sektor 13 GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Sektor 13 Stargate Adventure is a fun fanmade adventure game based on Stargate SG-1 TV series. Despite some awkward sentences due to the fact that the designer is not a native English speaker, plenty of neat how-does-this-alien-artifact-work puzzles [...]



Rakuen no Guardian

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:E. Hashimoto GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, E. Hashimoto Rakuen no Guardian is a superb Zelda clone from E. “Buster” Hashimoto, a Japanese programmer who is best known in the freeware world for Akuji the Demon, a superb platformer/RPG title that has been translated in [...]



Three Weeks in Paradise

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Team SpecNG GAME DEVELOPER:Mikro-Gen GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Team SpecNG Three Weeks in Paradise is a superb PC remake of a classic Spectrum ZX action/adventure game of the same name from Mikro-Gen. Your goal as the bumbling hero Wally Week is to rescue several family members [...]



3059

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jeremy Vight GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Jeremy Vight 3059 is a fun and very open-ended sci-fi Roguelike RPG. The plot: “Earth has been overpopulated for ages. For the past 200 years, humankind has been seeking out new planets to colonize. Before humans are placed [...]



Emily Enough

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Logan Worsley GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Logan Worsley Emily Enough is a fun, professional-quality “black comedy” adventure game by Logan Worsley that offers a unique setting, an interesting plot (not for the easily disturbed) and cast of characters, good writing, and logical (but easy) [...]



Soviet Unterzögersdorf

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Monochrom GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Monochrom Soviet Unterzgersdorf is a fun, albeit short, freeware adventure game with a unique premise: “Soviet Unterzgersdorf (pronounced oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf) is the last existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding so-called Republic [...]



OnEscapee

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Invictus GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1996, Invictus



Da New Guys

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Chris Burton GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Chris Burton Da New Guys is a fun adventure game about professional wrestling. The plot, in the author’s words, is as follows: “Step into the world of pro-wrestling as Da New Guys, three British underdogs trying to make [...]



Adventures in the Galaxy of Fantabulous Wonderment

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Ben Croshaw GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Ben Croshaw Adventures in the Galaxy of Fantabulous Wonderment (GFW in short) is one of the best freeware adventure games ever made, period. Aside from superb humor, entertaining plot, and fun puzzles, Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw has succeeded in [...]



Wanted: Monty Mole

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Peter Harrap GAME DEVELOPER:Gremlin GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Space-Time Productions Wanted: Monty Mole is a great freeware remake of a classic Spectrum ZX/Commodore 64 game of the same name starring Monty, a brave miner mole who is determined to raid his South Yorkshire pit to snatch [...]



Saturday School

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Edmundo Ruiz GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Edmundo Ruiz The Young Gabriel King Chronicles and Saturday School are two excellent short (20-30 mins.) adventure games created for the “One Room, One Week” AGS competition in April 2005. Although both games take place on a single [...]



Young Gabriel King Chronicles, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Steve McCrea GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Steve McCrea The Young Gabriel King Chronicles and Saturday School are two excellent short (20-30 mins.) adventure games created for the “One Room, One Week” AGS competition in April 2005. Although both games take place on a single [...]



Descent to Undermountain

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Interplay GAME PUBLISHER:Interplay Copyright 1998, Interplay Descent to Undermountain is a very disappointing and buggy first-person RPG from Interplay. Other than a decent plot set in the popular Forgotten Realms (AD&D) universe and using the same engine that powers the hit Descent series, this [...]



Invincible Island

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Richard Shepherd & Andrew Mason GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Andrew Mason A polished remake of an oldie Spectrum ZX computer game, Invincible Island is a fun entry in Retro Remakes’ One Switch Competition. The plot: an evil man named Xatro left seven parchments on [...]



Ur-Quan Masters, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Paul Reiche III & Fred Ford GAME DEVELOPER:Toys for Bob GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Toys for Bob Arguably the best PC game ever made, Toys for Bob’s Star Control 2 is an epic “space adventure” that combines the best elements of action, adventure, and RPG genres [...]



Goody Remake

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Opera Soft GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Coptron Games Goody Remake, as the name implies, is a modern Windows-based remake of Opera Soft’s classic Spanish action game of the same name. From my review of Goody elsewhere on this site: “Goody is a fun 2D [...]



Mortville Manor

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Bernard Grelaud & Bruno Gourier GAME DEVELOPER:Lankhor GAME PUBLISHER:Lankhor Copyright 1988, Lankhor Mortville Manor is an excellent and highly underrated murder mystery game from French developer Lankhor. Aside from offering a solid plot, the game introduces many features to adventure genre, most notably random factors (that, [...]



Unshadowed

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:P. J. Richmond GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, P. J. Richmond Unshadowed is a fun action adventure from amateur developer P. J. Richmond. The game makes up for its amateurish (and probably too cartoonish, given the subject matter) graphics with excellent puzzles that adventure fans [...]



Mount&Blade

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Tale Worlds GAME PUBLISHER:Tale Worlds Copyright 2005, Tale Worlds One of the most innovative RPGs I have seen in some time, Mount&Blade is a superb “medieval life simulation” being developed by Tale Worlds. Bill Harris wrote a thorough review of this underdog that is [...]



Iter Vehemens ad Necem

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:IvanDev GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, IvanDev When I first downloaded this game, I was rather baffled to tell you the truth. Iter Vehemens ad Necem? Excuse me, tala svenska ocks? It did spark my interest however, having an interesting name is half the battle [...]



Sweet Home

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:CAPCOM GAME PUBLISHER:CAPCOM Copyright 1989, Caijin/CAPCOM Sweet Home is a little-known “survival horror RPG” for the Nintendo console from CAPCOM that is the true precursor to its famous Resident Evil series (the designers of RE admitted in interviews that they drew inspirations from this [...]



Star Trek: Hidden Evil

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Eric Dallaire GAME DEVELOPER:Presto Studios GAME PUBLISHER:Activision Copyright 1999, Presto Studios/Paramount Hidden Evil is a disappointing end to Presto Studio’s excellent career that includes three Journeyman Project games. This Star Trek: TNG game is rushed, too easy, and too tedious to warrant attention from anyone except [...]



DOOM: The Roguelike

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Kornel Kisielewicz GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Kornel Kisielewicz DOOM: The Roguelike is one of the most ingenious DOOM clones I have ever come across. Longtime HOTU regular Jim9137 says it all about this cool Roguelike that fans of both DOOM and the likes of [...]



Abducted: 10 Minutes

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:aussie GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, aussie Abducted: 10 Minutes is a very cool adventure game that more than makes up for its short length by interesting, logical puzzles and exciting real-time gameplay. You play Detective Michael Ebb, who was watching TV at home when [...]



Other Worlds

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Alkis Polyrakis GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Alkis Polyrakis One of the longest freeware adventure games ever made, Other Worlds is a fun point-and-click adventure from Greece that boasts a sprawling gameworld, captivating plot, solid writing (inspired by Stephen King’s Dark Tower series to boot), [...]



Project Xenophobe

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Sektor 13 GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Sektor 13 If you are one of those people who are convinced that no adventure game that has many typos and grammatical errors can be fun, stop reading this review now and browse the rest of our Adventure [...]



Harvest Moon: Back To Nature

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Natsume GAME PUBLISHER:Natsume Copyright 2000, Natsume Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is the superb sequel to Natsume’s Harvest Moon for the Super Nintendo. Released for the Sony Playstation console, the game improves upon the “farmer’s life simulation” formula set by its predecessor in every [...]



Misadventures of Tron Bonne, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:CAPCOM GAME PUBLISHER:EIDOS Interactive Copyright 2000, EIDOS Interactive The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is one of my most favorite games on Sony’s Playstation console, and it ranks even today as one of the best cross-genre games. The heroine of this game is actually the [...]



Laxius Power III

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Damianzeking GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Damianzeking The third and best in the epic trilogy, Laxius Power III is one of the best freeware console-style RPGs made with RPG Maker 2000 program. Over one and a half years in the making, Laxius Power III offers [...]



Two of a Kind

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Dave Gilbert GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Dave Gilbert Two of a Kind is a fun freeware point-and-click adventure game from Epileptic Fish, a team of talented designers lead by Dave Gilbert. Excerpts from the thorough review by Berian Williams explains why every adventure fan [...]



Animal

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Microtime GAME PUBLISHER:OCEAN Copyright 1996, Microtime Animal by Microtime is one of the most obscure adventure games ever made. A wacky adventure set in the world of talking foodstuffs like sausages (!), Animal is a decent point-and-click game that tries to be funny, but [...]



Dizzy Remake

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:The Oliver Twins & Anthony Sherratt GAME DEVELOPER:Codemasters GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Anthony Sherratt Dizzy Remake is a superb PC remake of Dizzy, a great platformer/adventure hybrid that spawned an entire series on the Amstrad CPC and other 8-bit computers. This first game starring our egg-shaped [...]



Star Ocean

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Tri-Ace GAME PUBLISHER:Enix Copyright 1996, Tri-Ace The biggest SNES console game ever made alongside Tales of Phantasia, Star Ocean ranks among one of the best games ever made for that system. Developed by Tri-Ace and published by Enix, the game remained unknown to gamers [...]



Famicom Detective Club Part II

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Nintendo GAME PUBLISHER:Nintendo Copyright 1998, Team Shikamaru Famicom Detective Club Part II (“Famicom Tantei Kubaru Part II” in Japanese) is a fun detective adventure game released only in Japan. The game is a Super Nintendo remake of one of Nintendo’s most famous Famicom Disk [...]



Clock Tower

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Human Entertainment GAME PUBLISHER:ASCII Copyright 1995, Human Entertainment Clock Tower is an excellent horror adventure game for the Super Nintendo that is actually scary. What it lacks in difficulty leve and length, it more than makes up for in sheer atmosphere – something that [...]



Sentient

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Psygnosis GAME PUBLISHER:Psygnosis Copyright 1997, Psygnosis Sentient is an ambitious first-person adventure game from Psygnosis that features many interesting innovations, but the game is bogged down by poor execution and a frustrating user interface. Stephen Poole’s comprehensive review at GameSpot explains it well: “The [...]



SD Snatcher

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Hideo Kojima GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Konami Copyright 1990, Konami Snatcher is an excellent anime/cyberpunk adventure game for SEGA CD. If you haven’t played it, go check it out from the nice shiny links at the bottom there. Admire its immersive qualities and strong storyline. Now think [...]



Kana: Little Sister

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Digital Objet (D.O.) GAME PUBLISHER:G-Collections Copyright 1999, Digital Objet (D.O.) When I considered getting this title, I had to rely on other’s great opinions. This title is being sold as adult bishojo, and the websites (and box art) seem to emphasize the adult aspects [...]