If adventure gaming has a name... It must be Indiana Jones. Fate of Atlantis is the pinnacle of Lucas’ pulp action hero in the realm of gaming.
Hello, Kyle Katarn and the Dark Troopers. Dark Forces is responsible for introducing a number of gameplay mechanics like jump (!) and duck(!!) into the FPS genre.
Written by Tim Schafer of Double Fine fame, Grim Fandango was the first LucasArts’ developed adventure game to use 3D computer graphics. It’s commercial failure, however, led to the downfall of adventure games.
The brainchild of Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman, The Secret of Monkey Island still holds up today as one of the greatest examples of adventure gaming ever. It’s still hilarious, too!
The same dream team that worked on The Secret of Monkey Island returned for its sequel, producing a game that is arguably even better than the original.
It’s a crying shame we never got a follow-up to this game. Republic Commando ranks as not only one of the best Star Wars shooter, but one of the best Star Wars games, period.
Rogue Squadron was an action-heavy flight game so huge LucasArts had to ask Nintendo for permission to use the N64’s new expansion pack to bump the resolution up to a whopping 640x480. Power! This game also spawned two sequels, so we’re not alone in thinking it’s quite good.
There was a lot riding on the follow-up to Rogue Squadron, but Rogue Leader delivered in spades. It was the reason to buy a GameCube at launch. Period.
We might take some heat for this, but screw it. Shadows of the Empire was awesome. The Battle of Hoth level alone ranks as one of our fondest gaming memories ever. We’d chose it over Super Mario 64 any day. Much love!
With incredibly catchy music, a vivid art style and addictive gameplay, Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a classic we return to even to this day. We’re still trying to beat the damn thing, honestly.