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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: 20 out of 41
  2. Negative: 5 out of 41
  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. Jul 20, 2015
    10
    Grim Fandango was a game i originally had no interest in in 1998. I just didn't think it seemed appealing, probably due to the point-and-clickGrim Fandango was a game i originally had no interest in in 1998. I just didn't think it seemed appealing, probably due to the point-and-click genre dying down at that point. Now here we are, 2015, point and click now being a favored genre of mine, especially taking a liking in old ones. I can say now that i regret not getting Grim Fandango back in the day, for it is now in my top ten favorite games of all time.

    There is not anything bad i can really say about Grim Fandango. The story in entrancing, keeping you locked in it's world of fantastic writing and original, developed characters. Even background characters that you only share 2 or 3 lines with are interesting. The story takes you to a variety of different locations, from the ocean-side town of Rubacava, to the very gates of the 9th underworld itself. All the characters are well voice acted, and the dialogue is consistently funny.

    The gameplay is your standard point and click stuff: walk around, talk to people, pick up stuff, solve puzzles, it's all great fun. While some might complain about the immense difficulty that some of the puzzles boast, with the answers being extremely cryptic,but i don't mind at all. A hefty challenge is what i like to see in a PAC game, which most new ones seem to lack. Now, i could complain about the counter-intuitive "tank controls", but even they got that right. The default control is scheme is NOT tank controls, you must change this from the options screen. I cannot tell you how great that is. I actually played the game through a second time with tank controls, not for the trophy, but so i can play the game the way it was meant to be played.

    Remaster wise, I cannot speak too much for not playing the original. Some things i can talk about though is the enhanced textures, which can be changed to original by the push of a button. Pairing that with tank controls make it a full retro experience. I hear some things from others about the music being redone, and the aspect ratio changed, but for me non of that matters, for this is the only Grim Fandango experience i have played.

    Overall, this game is simply a masterpiece on all fronts. There is just not a bad thing i can say about it. This is why i'm giving Grim fandango a 10/10
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  3. Feb 4, 2015
    9
    Grim fandango has to be one of the best Adventure games I have ever played, and this remastered edition does not change my opinion about theGrim fandango has to be one of the best Adventure games I have ever played, and this remastered edition does not change my opinion about the game itself, but as a remastered piece, does not reach up to my level of expectation. Expand
  4. Dec 18, 2017
    7
    The Magnum Opus of 90s adventures games remastered and re-released for a new generation.
    Its expertly written with terrific art direction and
    The Magnum Opus of 90s adventures games remastered and re-released for a new generation.
    Its expertly written with terrific art direction and amazing voice acting but its hampered by poor game design, dodgy controls and ambiguous, illogical puzzles.
    I enjoyed my second play through, my last was on PC when I was 17. It wasn't as nostalgic as I would have hoped and I found some parts just plain frustrating.
    Its a shame there isn't more appreciation for this game, but at the same time I can totally understand why it doesn't appeal to today's market.
    I'm grateful they are re-releasing these old games, however they need to check their price-point and ask themselves why they are doing it and whether the demand, existent or not, justifies the release.
    Its a good game, but its horribly dated and without a guide, forget it, you'll never finish it.
    A bit of fun to be had but be prepared to be frustrated and annoyed if you want to power through without a guide (Ps. some guides online are very, very poor)
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  5. Feb 2, 2016
    7
    I’ve been playing point and click adventures (I know, not exactly point and click this one) since I was a kid, it’s been a long time and II’ve been playing point and click adventures (I know, not exactly point and click this one) since I was a kid, it’s been a long time and I think one of the only big classics I hadn’t played until now was Grim fandango. A lot of friends and people told me ‘Oh man! It is a classic, you need to play it, my favourite game of all time’ so I kind of had big expectations which might be the reason I was kind of disappointed with this game. I mean the game is really good, very funny, story is good and Manny is just one of the most lovable characters I’ve ever seen, but I don’t know, there is something missing and I cannot quite explain what it is. If you like this kind of adventures you will definitely like this one GO FOR IT, but for me there are quite a few better classics out there such as monkey islands 1-3, day of the tentacle, prisoners of ice, broken sword 1-2, discworld, L. S. Larry (specially 7)… Summarising, it is a really good game, just getting to know Manny makes it worth playing, but it has barely made it to my top ten list of point and click adventures, there are better things out there and, specifically, better Tim Schafer stuff (even broken age felt better, well…only chapter 1, not 2). Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2017
    7
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll be reviewing it like if i paid its full price as it is no longer free to download.I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll be reviewing it like if i paid its full price as it is no longer free to download.
    Grim Fandango is one of the figurehead of classic point and click adventures from the 90's let's see how time as treated him.

    Technically the game is a big disappointment and don't deserve the "remastered" in its title, it's more a port than a remastered, which is very clear if you use the option to see the original graphics) it's nothing like Monkey Island on PS3 that had seen all its textures change. So yes it's ugly by today standards but what is unforgivable is that the game suffers from framerate drops and some major bugs that will make the game crash (and given the fact that there is no autosaving you can loose a lot of your progress with that). Really not a good job from this point of view.

    The gameplay is a classic point and click, you'll go from scene to scene interact with various elements to solve puzzles. Those are well designed in general, maybe one or two solution were a bit WTF in my opinion but nothing too frustrating.

    But the more important thing about those game was the story (that's how you differentiated them) and Grim Fandango is a model of clever and funny writing in an original setting. You'll have a lot of fun while playing as Manny Calavera for the 6 to 8 hours it will take to complete the game, a fair time for its price.

    So in conclusion Grim Fandango is a very good point and click with exceptional writing but this version does not deserve the Remastered title (and the extra bucks that come with it), advisable to old school gamers that are looking for classic Point and click.
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  7. Jul 19, 2020
    0
    People overrated this game and say it is amazing, really it isn't. not even close

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