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  • Summary: Something's rotten in the Land of Dead and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from aSomething's rotten in the Land of Dead and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
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  1. The large cast of characters is unforgettable. Although for the most part they are skeletons in 40s garb, with mask-like faces that can be attributed to Day of the Dead festivities, their personalities render them as distinct and memorable as members of an extremely diverse cast from any fine film.
  2. 100
    Everything in the game reeks of excellence. The characters are good, the story is intriguing and the Land of the Dead is a wonderful place.
  3. Quite possibly one of the top five adventures of all time, and certainly in the Top Ten. The style, atmosphere, wit, creativity and inventiveness are what makes Grim Fandango remarkable.
  4. I particularly liked the consistent film noir theme (especially a bit of homage paid to "Casablanca" in Year Two).
  5. In addition to being a very good adventure game, it features great writing and beautiful art direction.
  6. One of the best, most thematic (Swing-Era Bebop and Jazz, Mexican folk, and others), and most memorable soundtracks ever to grace the inside of a cranial cavity where an ear drum used to be.
  7. GF doesn't really go anywhere new so don't expect too many surprises in that field, where it does excel is in keeping to the tried and tested Lucasarts formula of comedy and logic combined to give you the most senseless fun you can imagine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 81
  2. Negative: 1 out of 81
  1. PedroZ.
    Apr 22, 2006
    10
    Without any doubt THE best game ever done, not only among adventure games, but among all game genders (action, adventure, startegy, etc...). Without any doubt THE best game ever done, not only among adventure games, but among all game genders (action, adventure, startegy, etc...). And yes, I'm writing this on April 2006 (8 years after its release) having a top of the line gaming system that allow me to play all the newest games (including half life 2) in all their glory. But still they fall short when compared to Grim Fandango. It is just simply a masterpiece. Expand
  2. MikkelA.
    Jul 5, 2003
    10
    You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll rejoice as you follow Manny and his trusty sidekick on their epic journey. Everything, story, You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll rejoice as you follow Manny and his trusty sidekick on their epic journey. Everything, story, graphics, humour, soundtrack, characters and puzzles have never been done better. Period. This title is the only I have ever seen that surpasses Monkey Island II and Beneath a Steel Sky. And does so in every respect. A must have for any fan of... well... games. Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    12 years old and i still enjoy playing this game. Probably one of the best lucas arts games of all time. A sequel would be legendary. A12 years old and i still enjoy playing this game. Probably one of the best lucas arts games of all time. A sequel would be legendary. A definite must have for any pc gamer. Expand
  4. OlegO.
    Nov 17, 2007
    10
    Simply one of the best adventure titles out there.
  5. Aug 4, 2015
    10
    Surely the greatest adventure game of all time !
    Beatiful OST, an original story with appealing characters, you must try this game in your
    Surely the greatest adventure game of all time !
    Beatiful OST, an original story with appealing characters, you must try this game in your life !
    A remaster as been releas not long ago, here is your chance !
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  6. PeterO.
    Aug 29, 2005
    10
    What a journey, few games can change the way live your life this did it kept me on my computer for nearly 3weeks, I may be abit slower than What a journey, few games can change the way live your life this did it kept me on my computer for nearly 3weeks, I may be abit slower than average to complete this game but it can be tricky, the characters are so lntriguing and the story is always twisting, I hate role playing games, but this is so well done you just have to find out what will happen next. when films are turned into games they are usually rubbish but if you turned this game into a cgi film, forget shrek this would be a monster of a sucess. play this game, its that simple. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2021
    2
    The puzzles are way way too random, illogical, convoluted. At first I was really digging the art style, writing, and atmosphere, then I gotThe puzzles are way way too random, illogical, convoluted. At first I was really digging the art style, writing, and atmosphere, then I got really stuck after trying everything I could think of. I looked up what to do online, and it was just such random ridiculous stuff there were no clues for, there was no "Aha!" moment. Expand

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