Top 11 Retro Adventure Games (That are NOT Sierra or LucasArts!) – Part 1

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Today I’m talking about some interesting adventure games that I really love that ARE NOT developed by some of the bigger companies (such as Sierra and LucasArts). Broken up into two parts because I rambled.

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  1. yesssss titanic was my fav I'm so glad to finally see this on a list

  2. The Titanic game is pretty weird… Remembering saving some paintings and preventing the WW2 because Hitler became a painter then… maybe my memory is faulty

  3. A couple of my favorite non Sierra adventure games, that I can remember from back in the 90s. Viel of Darkness, which I didn't beat until many years later, when I had internet and went back to it.
    And Amazon Guardians of Eden. Which I really liked because it was possible to beat the game without a walkthrough.
    There are a few others, as far as non Sierra and non Lucasarts adventure games. But they're really obscure and hard to remember the names of them. Well Hugo's house of horror but everyone had that. Personal Nightmare is the last I can remember.

    I had so many great games back then but it wasn't easy for me to get new games, most of them were copies given to me by friends and then bargain bin games I'd convince my mother to buy me… my parents hated video games. So it was up to my brother and myself, and my grandparents were awesome and understood it. That's why we had our PC back then.

  4. Dare to dream is the best adventure game not sierra or Lucas arts

  5. Two things. One:
    Even just playing the demo of Titanic, right off the bat, I knew that ship was going down and I wasn't there to stop that. It instantly gives off the piercing vibes of those final moments of peace. For a badly rendered (and even choppier experience running it off the old CD lol) early 3D attempt, it is strangely realistic and quickly captures you in the atmosphere.

    And Two:
    If it isn't Kraft brand slices, it's most likely "cheese product"… which doesn't melt. Ew

  6. I hope you make an analysis with the recent FMV game "At Dead of Night."

  7. I know another underrated Adventure game not Sierra and Lucasarts related that needs more love: Blazing Dragons. And I wish that game got a PC port instead of Saturn & PS1. It's a really humorous game that the late Terry Jones created.

  8. Saw this title and was like "OMG SHES GONNA COVER TITANIC ADVENTURE OUT OF TIME!" So much nostalgia.

  9. The Titanic game was great. I played that thing for hours

  10. 19:40 Commodore 64 had a Sherlock Holmes mystery on the Titanic with tons of historical individuals. You need to solve several mysteries before you hit the iceberg 🙂

  11. Damn Lloyd Alexander must have been in a really bad way for his agent to recommend doing the shitty animated game… 🤮

  12. Oh, gods, I loved Toonstruck. Those sadomasochistic farm animals! Tim Curry! Insanity! Fantastic.

  13. Broken Sword is my favourite series of adventure games, would love a new one.

  14. Damn BlackDahlia is not on Steam. I want to play all the live actor point and click games. Harvester made me fall in love with the concept of live actors in a point and click games.. And especially if their from the 90s!

  15. Ever play leisure suit Larry? My buddy had it. Early to mid 90s. Dad worked at modern office machines. M.o.m. warmly computer store. Idk if they're still around. His dad always had new PC in never even knew about internet out anything atm. It has adult humor. If you pick up what I'm putting down. I thought it was funny.

  16. Had to look it up, but yes, that was Teri Garr in the Black Dahlia, in case anyone else was curious.

  17. Some of the humongous titles like pajama Sam even though for kids, are pretty awesome! Very similar to KQ just not nearly as tough

  18. Hello pushinguproses, I really liked your video. I had ALL these games from Sierra and LucasArts when I was a kid. I also had these 2 other games. One was adventure/fantasy/rpg with dragons and fighting but very weirdly adult and slightly bondage? but it was cartoon style, like Manga style. And I had another that could be played over modem with like a chessboard but with monsters with individual skills instead of chess pieces. DO YOU KNOW HOW I CAN RESEARCH THE NAME OF THESE 2 GAMES? like is there a master list of all pc games from the 80s and 90s somewhere?

  19. The Last Express is one oh my favourite games. I was so invested in the story, the gameplay, the style. My copy came with a guidebook which helped a lot though.

  20. Whoa whoa whoa, I am not a serial video skipper, Part 2 just showed up first in the Playlist! 😉

  21. The phantasmagoria barb hurt… not saying its wrong, but it is my favorite. Titanic Adventure out of Time is my second favorite.

  22. You are so good at reviewing games you need to get back to it.

  23. I'm not big on 1st person adventure games Accept The Dame was Loaded, that's the only 1st person adventure game

  24. Lol, youtubes ad algorithm is a douche. Since I started watching this channel its been showing me polly pocket and skin care ads; presumably assuming I'm a young girl. I'm a grizzled 30yr old man youtube… JUST because I'm willing to listen to a girl about games and media doesn't mean I am one. Granted; I get how the mistake is being made, unfortunatly.

  25. Right as I'm wondering if Phantasmagoria has come up on the channel you made a quick jab at it. Nice.

  26. Don't know about anyone else but I loved the art style of the Last Express and I just wish it was fully animated.

  27. Played a lot of Black Dahlia! I still have all of the CDs! Never managed to go very far as the puzzles were very obtuse, but the game always intrigued me a lot in the best way possible!

  28. Keepsake, Paradise,_ and Still Life are three of my favorite lesser known P&C games.

  29. Last express was pretty great unless you waste to much time and forget about the reverse time mechanic.

  30. Toonstruck will be my most favourite point & click adventure for all time. Thanks for including it on the list. There is/was a fan project to bring the cancelled continuation to life!

  31. Someone needs to rescue Ripper and Black Dahlia already.

  32. I was trying to figure out why Dennis Hopper looked so familiar turns out he plays Frank in Blue Velvet

  33. Fantastic this was informative and hilarious thanks so much sub 4 sure

  34. innocent until caught! your lists are always top tier.

  35. Is the cow the same voice actor Mom from futurama? Is no one gonna mention that?

  36. Did John K blackmail you or something to force you to use music from his show? Or does that soundtrack fall into the same royalty-free ballpark of blandness as Kevin MacLeod or Epidemic Sounds?

  37. the rotoscope game reminds me of that one youtuber who does that style in his videos. and I cannot remember his name

  38. titanics facial expressions remind me of phoenix Wright.

  39. A graphic adventure with Christopher Lloyd as the protagonist and Tim Curry as the villain…

    Where do I sign?

  40. Has a dull line every been stated more dully than "Nothing has happened since I last spoke to you." in that Return of the Phantom game?

  41. oh dude that Titanic game was dope back in the day you found it on a school computer? what a coincidence i put a copy on my schools computer…. did you ever play riven or mist?

  42. Sierra had "standout, memorable games." LucasArts had junk.

  43. Beyond steel sky, Lost Horizon, Black Mirror, Blade Runner, Machinarium are such great adventure games non Sierra/Lucasarts!

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