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  • Summary: New York...Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But which ones are trying toNew York...Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But which ones are trying to help him and which ones are planning to blow his head off? You will have to be very ingenious to figure it out, without forgetting that nobody is who they seem in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, santeria rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception. [Tri Synergy] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. I don't know if it's a classic - only time can tell if Runaway deserves a place alongside the timeless - but this is the one of the most balanced and enjoyable adventures of these last years.
  2. In a day and age where storyline is always key, Runaway: A Road Adventure delivers a golden gameplay experience.
  3. Runaway is the best adventure game out right now, and my early nominee of the best adventure game this year.
  4. On the visual front, everything about Runaway: A Road Adventure screams style. Rather than going with pre-rendered backdrops and stiff CG animated characters, Runaway instead gives us beautifully detailed cartoon landscapes populated with very animated, and believable 2D and 3D characters.
  5. Brings the adventure much needed color and style; but in the end it succumbs to the same faults as other games before it.
  6. Play Magazine
    75
    The environments are lushly vivid, featuring top-notch hand-drawn art, and the puzzles can be maddeningly complex, so if you're looking for a solid adventure title, Runaway is the way to go. [Nov 2003, p.96]
  7. The bimbo of graphic adventure games: both pretty and stupid... When the puzzle solutions aren't illogical, they're horrifically repetitive. [Dec 2003, p.129]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jul 19, 2012
    10
    Nice story,great characters, Great game for point-and-click enthusiasts. Very funny in some moments, the puzzle can be challenging. FinalNice story,great characters, Great game for point-and-click enthusiasts. Very funny in some moments, the puzzle can be challenging. Final point, the graphics are great for its time. Worth buying. Expand
  2. AbelC.
    Sep 15, 2003
    10
    Great i just got it. i recommend it!
  3. CallumB.
    Jul 3, 2006
    10
    Great game, great characters, great music, funny too. This game is great, can't wait for number 2. A must for all cartoon-adventure fans.
  4. Apr 19, 2020
    7
    As a point-and-click lover, I really enjoy playing Runaway. The scenario and the universe are nice and the characters are very funny; goingAs a point-and-click lover, I really enjoy playing Runaway. The scenario and the universe are nice and the characters are very funny; going back and forth to try to solve enigmas is a challenge I am never tired to take.

    To me Runaway just has one default: some puzzles are difficult to solve, not because they require you to be very intelligent or to think a lot, but rather because the solutions are quite harebrained. I have found myself in situations where I had literaly no clue what to do, and just started trying all possibles interactions between pairs of objects, only to find one that was magically working in a way I would have never thought of. This kind of situation can be quite frustrating.

    But overall, I really enjoy the atmosphere and the puzzles of the game. If you like point-and-click, you have to play Runaway.
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  5. Jun 1, 2022
    7
    Good Adventure, but i will not suggest it to new players who should look for more friendly staples.

    The story is somewhat strained in the
    Good Adventure, but i will not suggest it to new players who should look for more friendly staples.

    The story is somewhat strained in the beginning, but past chapter 1 it gets better, and the ending actually remedies the lopsided start.

    The puzzles are ok for the most part, some are believable, others - well, you gotta stretch your imagination and bend the rules a bit to count them valid puzzles. The main problem is the intentional item hiding on the designer's side. Terrible pixel hunting. Sometimes the protagonist enters an area and covers the item which is already hard to spot by default. I mean, Dev's, this game is oldish, i get it - but why would you hide things from the player in an Adventure genre? Why?

    I played all 3 games of the series. The last implementation is the best and resolves pretty much all my complains for the first two parts.
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  6. OdinW.
    Jan 27, 2004
    6
    This game is so buggy for once, I had to find an unofficial patch to complete it :/ I'm glad there is a classic kind of adventure out This game is so buggy for once, I had to find an unofficial patch to complete it :/ I'm glad there is a classic kind of adventure out there, the graphics are quite good but it shows the creators aren't skilled enough to move the videos while somebody is talking...very stupid looking. The audio is pretty good though, and the story isn't so bad either. Good locations but illogical puzzles make this a mediocre game, you'll play through it once and then it's surely forgotten quickly. Let's hope the latino crew can dish out another game with less bugs and better puzzles next. Oh, Gina surely isn't hot... Expand
  7. Jul 29, 2011
    2
    This game sucks and I think the positive reviews are from shills. I like these kind of adventures, but the characters are annoying and theThis game sucks and I think the positive reviews are from shills. I like these kind of adventures, but the characters are annoying and the puzzles are stupid. This is a real letdown compared to something from Lucasarts. I feel ripped off. Expand

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