VGC Day 21: Game With the Best Story

How could it be anything else?  Lucasarts, back before they were just a shell dealing with licenses – back even before they decided that churning out uninspired Star Wars game after uninspired Star Wars game was a viable business strategy – were a company known for their adventure games.  Titles like Maniac MansionMonkey IslandFull Throttle and The Dig were instant classics.  All of these were story-driven games.  The last original adventure game they produced was also my favourite one, Grim Fandango.


Split into four distinct sections, the story is a tightly focused ode to the film noire genre.  The adventures of Manny Calavera and his driver, Glottis , make up an epic tale, spanning four years in a Mexican-inspired land of the dead.

Here is the trailer for the original 1998 release and the recent remaster:

Because the game is entirely about the story, I don’t want to go into any real detail here.  Just go and get the new edition and immerse yourself in it.  Luxuriate in it.  You’ll be glad you did.


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