Grim Fandango
Genre Adventure -> Adventure
Today's Rank 5181
Date N/A
Date 2006-12-08
Publisher Activision
North America Retail Box ArtUnited Kingdom Retail Box ArtJoin Manny, the undead travel agent of Grim Fandango, and uncover a conspiracy to keep new additions to the underworld from buying a safe passage through purgatory. Grim Fandango combines a unique story line and complicated puzzles to create an adventure unlike any you have experienced before. Follow Manny through four years of mystery on his quest for true love and eternal salvation. The game opens to find Manny in search of the perfect client, one with the means to place both of them on the fast track out of purgatory and into eternal paradise. Enter Mercedes Colomar, the client who has it all--beauty, brains and enough money to buy them each tickets on the exclusive No. 9 train. Following the film noir formula, Mercedes promptly vanishes, leaving Manny to solve the mystery behind her disappearance and her connection with the Department of Death. With fantastic graphics--stylishly rendered in the film noir style--and art from the Mayan, Aztec and Mexican traditions, Grim Fandango is imaginative and appealing. The challenging puzzles call for attentive play and for serious exploration of the Land of the Dead--not an unappealing job when surrounded by such beautiful animation. Take the original story line and humorous characters into account too, and you won't want to stop playing.--Brett Atwood
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