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Best Freeware Adventure Games 2008

We've compiled a list of twenty adventure games to proof that the genre is still very much alive, with picks such as a western-themed IF, an educational game for both adults and children, a chatroom simulator, a couple of sequels, and even a remake of a past Sierra classic in full VGA glory to satiate anyone's desire for more questing.

Mac and Linux versions of the AGS engine are available.

  1. Dirty Split
  2. Life of D. Duck II
  3. The Vacuum
  4. Fedora Spade Episode 4: The Last Job
  5. Yume Nikki
  6. Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire
  7. Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars
  8. Gun Mute
  9. NES Quest
10. Nanobots
11. Sydney Treads the Catwalk
12. Ben Jordan Case 7: The Cardinal Sins
13. Limey Lizard: Waste Wizard
14. Beauties and Beasts
15. Chatroom
16. Questionaut
17. Everybody Dies
18. DayMare Town 2
19. Pragaras
20. The Maze of Madness

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