Thursday, 5 September 2019

Reader's Choice 1992

Only two games to go before the end of 1992! We continue with the tradition of letting our readers choose, what is the best game of the year.


Choose wisely (and no, we are not saying what you should choose)


The list of the games played just keeps on growing. This year, we did 39 games, which is 18 more than we did in 1991 (I wonder if we'll ever pass 100 games for a year...). Here are the reviews, if you want to refresh your memory:
  1. Mixed Up Fairy Tales
  2. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary 
  3. Hugo III: Jungle of Doom
  4. Eternam
  5. Frederik Pohl's Gateway
  6. Bargon Attack
  7. Dune
  8. Dark Seed 
  9. The Legend of Kyrandia
  10. KGB 
  11. Fascination
  12. Hook 
  13. Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X! 
  14. Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (VGA remake)
  15. Lure of the Temptress 
  16. The Dagger of Amon Ra
  17. Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero (VGA remake)
  18. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 
  19. The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel
  20. L.A. Law Game
  21. Inspector Gadget: Mission 1 - Global Terror!
  22. Quest for Glory III: Wages of War 
  23. B.A.T. II – The Koshan Conspiracy
  24. Spellcasting 301: Spring Break 
  25. King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow 
  26. Alone in the Dark
  27. Amazon: Guardians of Eden 
  28. WaxWorks
  29. The Island of Dr. Brain
  30. Putt-Putt Joins the Parade
  31. Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender 
  32. Rome: Pathway to Power
  33. Gobliiins
  34. Curse of Enchantia
  35. Nippon Safes, Inc.
  36. Batman Returns
  37. Inca
  38. Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch
  39. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II

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22 comments:

  1. I already said in the review of FOA, the reviewer made a mistake by not scoring it 100, but well that's ok. There were other ok games in that year. 1992 and 1993 are the golden age of graphic adventures for me

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    1. Got to agree with that comment about the golden age. So many gems from that era. I'm looking forward to 1993 reviews. Can Day of the Tentacle set a new high bar (I doubt it'll beat FoA on PISSED, but it's probably my favourite of all time).

      Has to be FoA for 1992. Nothing else comes close for me.

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  2. Böga was the best game og 92

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  3. This is so easy for me... Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes is not only the best game of 1992...it is the best game of all time!

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  5. Gotta be Fate of Atlantis.

    (Although I'm tempted to say BAT II because it gave me my ten minutes of Adventure Gamer game... but... erm... no. FOA it is.)

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  6. As I tried to make abundantly clear in my review, Curse of Enchantia is, without a doubt, the best game of 1992. Nay, of all times. It's the magnum opus of any artistic creation ever done by mankind.

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    1. It's the adventure game version of Devil May Cry 2,LOL!

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  7. I almost voted for "Gateway" for a minute there. Almost.

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  8. I bought BAT II when it came out, only because of the hardware copy protection add-on as I figured I would be able to pirate whatever other game I was gonna buy.

    Still voted for Kodos though...

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  9. Choosing a #1 was easy. If I had to choose a #2 or #3, I'd have a hard time.

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  10. I think it is more difficult to vote for the worst game of the year: Bargon Attack, Nippon Safes, Curse of Enchantia, Inca...

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    1. The fact that Hugo III isn't even in your list proves there was no lack of crappy games this year indeed.

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    2. I knew someone would mention Hugo III, but ypu know what? I enjoyed that one more than the other four. And that's something!

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    3. Eh, I feel like Inca doesn't deserve a worst game of the year, even including the complete garbage combat. Its too weird and experimental to be that, at worst, its a failed experiment.

      Is Bargon Attack really bad? I've only heard good things about it, nothing splash-worthy, but nothing terrible.

      Also, its funny about Hugo 3 being compared to Inca. The final Hugo game, Nitemare 3D would turn out to be a shooter with a handful of puzzles. Its actually a pretty good game, much better than the adventure games IMO.

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    4. I think that Nippon Safes was not that bad, and certainly not in the same league as Enchantia.

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    5. I agree about Nippon Safes, it wasn't great but it has positive points. You can see the developers were trying to make a decent game at least.

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    6. Yes, Nippon wasn't all that bad. The most annoying things were the interface and translation issues. Outside of that, it had its moments

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  11. Bargon Attack was not a good game by any stretch of the imagination but it was at least bearable and I had a few moments of fun playing through it. Curse of Enchantia, on the other hand, was comparable in terms of fun to repeatedly hitting my hands with a hammer while walking on hot coals.

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  12. Fate of Atlantis by a country mile

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