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The 100 Greatest Games | 60 | Grim Fandango

YEAR: 1998     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 60 | Grim Fandango


Playing as Manny Calavera, a travel agent/Grim Reaper in the Land of The Dead, you must uncover a conspiracy that leads all the way to the Ninth Underworld. As always with LucasArts, the secret to Fandango's success was its superb characters (in this case, the stand-out is Glottis, a big, orange stumblebum demon with a childlike enthusiasm for racing cars), spot-on puzzles and evocative mood. The game's cartoonish design and plot is influenced by films noir such as Chinatown, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo, while there's Aztec architecture and jazz chucked in too. The mix shouldn't work, but it really, really does.

Memorable for...
The seriously stylish locations, possibly the finest visual work ever done by LucasArts. The city of Rubacava, with its nightclubs and ports, is especially jaw-dropping.

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