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  • Summary: Something is Rotten in the Land of the Dead... ...and you're being played for a sucker. He sells luxury packages to souls on their 4-year journey to eternal rest. But there is trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his salvation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Jan 29, 2015
    93
    The best version of a golden page in gaming history. Everyone should experience Tim Schafer’s masterpiece.
  2. Jan 27, 2015
    90
    It took seventeen years, but Manny Calavera is back and he's ready to show everyone why graphic adventures were all the rage back then.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 7, 2015
    90
    A Tim Schafer-orchestrated adventure as vivid and bizarre today as the original PC game was 17 years ago, remastered with subtlety for a strong dose of nostalgia. [March 2015, p.87]
  4. Jan 27, 2015
    80
    Grim Fandango’s greatest triumph, however, is that you needn’t overflow with nostalgia to appreciate its greatness.
  5. 80
    Like watching a classic old movie, Grim Fandango Remastered feels like a hearkening back to the golden days of gaming, when PC adventure games ruled and games didn’t have difficulty settings so easy that it seems like the game is playing itself. This is as much a history lesson as it is entertainment, lest we forget the roots of great gaming.
  6. Feb 9, 2015
    75
    Nevertheless, Grim Fandango Remastered is a must-have for fans of the original, adventure game enthusiasts and those who simply want something different from the norm accompanied by top-notch storytelling.
  7. Feb 10, 2015
    55
    The core game is fun, but I would recommend sticking with one platform throughout and rotating save slots.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Jan 29, 2015
    10
    There is no doubt that Grim Fandango is one of the best ( or it may be the best ) adventure games ever made. The Remastered version features aThere is no doubt that Grim Fandango is one of the best ( or it may be the best ) adventure games ever made. The Remastered version features a better model quality, dynamic lighting, re-recorded musics and fantastic commentary all over the game!
    I wish they could have done the game 16:9 just like CAPCOM did with Resident Evil HD but still, the game is really awesome and makes u forget about these sort of things !
    this issue only bothers mostly in PS VITA version due to the small screen actually.
    I thikn Grim Fandango re-release is a really nice work! hope to see more Remastered classic adventures on ps4
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  2. Feb 7, 2015
    10
    The 10 score is for the game, which I was too young to play when it originally released in 1998. I always wanted to give it a try, but neverThe 10 score is for the game, which I was too young to play when it originally released in 1998. I always wanted to give it a try, but never got around to it until this remastered came along.

    Now as for the remastered edition, I can say that it does look very nice, and the remastered soundtrack is the best part, it sounds incredible. The lighting has been improved, and overall the game looks better, although the old version still doesn't look that dated to me.

    That being said, the remastered edition is quite buggy, so save often. In beating the game, I had it crash six times, I got stuck on a ladder once, and loading menu items took long.

    Remember to save often, and don't be ashamed to use a guide. If you're just in it for the incredible storytelling, a guide through the silly puzzles doesn't detract from the experience.
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  3. Jan 30, 2015
    9
    I rate it 9 . not because of good remastering.
    Because it is in my top 10 of best games.
    It deserves more investment. The grim fandango
    I rate it 9 . not because of good remastering.
    Because it is in my top 10 of best games.
    It deserves more investment. The grim fandango universe deserves more attention. They could make more money. but they didnt
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  4. Jul 20, 2019
    8
    There was always something that fascinated me about this game. Perhaps it was the ideology that "hey, this game is considered one of theThere was always something that fascinated me about this game. Perhaps it was the ideology that "hey, this game is considered one of the greatest of all time, but yet I feel like I've heard nothing about it," but for some reason, I had some fascination when it came to "Grim Fandango." Now, I'll be the first to admit I'm not intimately familiar with Tim Schafer's game in any way: I tried to play the first "Psychonauts" game but surprisingly, despite my love for platformers, I lost interest and ended up dropping the game. That said, my morbid curiosity got the best of me when I found the remaster of "Grim Fandango" at a discounted price on the PlayStation Store, and so I wanted to give it a shot. And I've gotta say that I certainly can see the hype.
    "Grim Fandango" is a game I can see having a massive influence on other titles: beyond it being an early 3D game, I can see that this game gave way to a lot of point-and-click games and graphic adventures that we hear so much about today. The controls are fluid (especially with the new version's addition of standard controls, as opposed to limiting you to tank controls), and while the game isn't your most interactive (since it's a graphic adventure), it more than makes up for it with smart design and game mechanics that remain intriguing to this day. Graphically, the game still looks great today, and while many have criticized the remastered version for not updating the pre-rendered backgrounds, I personally thought they looked so good that I simply wasn't inclined to notice. The soundtrack is also brilliant, and the storytelling in this game is so sharp: I love how the story so brilliantly interweaves its film noir-based style with a great tone of parody, while incorporating the themes of Mexican and Aztec mythology so wonderfully, and this wouldn't have been possibly without the sharp and funny dialogue and terrific characters.
    Now, admittedly, there are some imperfections here that hold things back a bit. For starters, I do think the game has a little bit of a learning curve to some of its puzzles that may turn some gamers off, and I think the game could've benefitted from something of a hint system. Also, I have to dock a point off of the remastered version specifically because, well one, there are a few graphical glitches that can be a bit distracting (at one point, Manny got stuck in his standing animation and I was moving him while he was standing still), but also because while it brings some welcome changes, it disappointingly did not bring an autosave feature along with it, which given that this is a game that has you going back and forth a lot, really could've been a big help.
    Regardless, I can absolutely see why "Grim Fandango" is so widely loved and revered by gamers, and while my score may not show it (it probably would've been a 9 if not for some of the problems I had with this remastered version), I definitely buy into said hype. "Grim Fandango" is a wonderful game that's gonna stick with me for a while, and I highly suggest that if you haven't played it, please do yourself a favor. This game deserves more attention, because it's really an amazing experience.
    Final rating: 8 out of 10 "Great"
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  5. Jun 22, 2017
    7
    Grim Fandango fusionierte 1998 originelle Rätsel, einen tiefgründigen Plot nebst morbidem Witz sowie einen individuellen Grafikstil – dasGrim Fandango fusionierte 1998 originelle Rätsel, einen tiefgründigen Plot nebst morbidem Witz sowie einen individuellen Grafikstil – das Resultat zählt zu den wichtigsten Adventures überhaupt. Klar, dass im Zuge des HD-Remake-Wahns auch Double Fine nachlegt und mit Grim Fandango Remastered eine aufgepeppte Version für PC und PS4 veröffentlicht. Gut gealtert ist der Knobel-Klassiker aber nur bedingt: Während das kürzlich erschienene Remastered von Resident Evil seine vorgerenderten Hintergründe mit zahlreichen Effekten auflockert, wirkt das LucasArts-Adventure seltsam starr. Dafür gefallen die butterweiche Steuerung via Controller und der neu aufgenommene Soundtrack. Wer Grim Fandango nie gespielt hat, greift ob der immer noch hohen Qualität unbedingt zu, alle anderen sparen sich das Geld. Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2016
    7
    I thought the art style was very unique and I really loved Glottis and Manny, I thought the two were hilarious as I found myself chuckling outI thought the art style was very unique and I really loved Glottis and Manny, I thought the two were hilarious as I found myself chuckling out loud a few times. However, half of the time, I had no idea where to go as this game does not hold your hand which can be considered a positive rather than a negative for some people. Expand
  7. Mar 5, 2016
    2
    The story is a lot of fun, but the puzzles are contrived and convoluted. What's worse is that the controls are beyond infuriating. SpendingThe story is a lot of fun, but the puzzles are contrived and convoluted. What's worse is that the controls are beyond infuriating. Spending several minutes trying to get the character to move in the direction of the controller over and over again, in more than one scene, strongly encouraged me to quit playing. The game play is an untenable exercise of patience. Plus, it has some pretty major problems with crossing the line (camera angles.). Expand

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