One of the great adventure games of the 90s, alongside classics such as Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, and the first three Monkey Island games, and thought by some to be the greatest of them all. Like these others, Grim Fandango has a superbly wry sense of humour, blisteringly funny one-liners, and challenging (but rarely infuriating) puzzles.
This one is set apart by its very strong storyline, its outstanding soundtrack (a mix of jazz and Mexican), vivid atmospheric settings, and witty parodies of Raymond Chandler, Casablanca, and other noir fiction. The characters are unforgettable, the voice acting is even better than Full Throttle, and in the last climactic phases the game becomes quite heart-racing at times – unusual for an adventure. I defy anyone not to cheer out loud when Glottis … but no, I mustn't spoil it. A must.