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King's Quest series

Group Description

A series of graphical fantasy adventure games featuring the escapades of King Graham and his royal family, rulers of the fairy-tale land of Daventry. It was originally designed by Roberta Williams and developed by Sierra On-Line, Inc.

King's Quest is Sierra's longest-running and largest adventure game series. The first game (1984) is widely regarded as the progenitor of third-person perspective adventures; it combined text input with physical character navigation in a graphically represented world. Like other adventure game series made by the same company, King's Quest switched to icon-based, point-and-click interface in the fifth installment.

Despite its position as the company's flagship adventure series, King's Quest ended the principal phase of its existence with an action/adventure hybrid (1998). Afterwards, the series shared the fate of most adventure game franchises - it was effectively terminated, until interest in it was somewhat renewed, following the appearance of several fan-made remakes of its first installments. An episodic adventure game entitled The Silver Lining (2010) attempted to restore the series, continuing its overarching plot.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
King's Quest III Redux: To Heir is Human2011Macintosh, WindowsAGD Interactive, LLC4.03
The Silver Lining: Episode Three - My Only Love Sprung from My Only Hate2011WindowsPhoenix Online Studios3.89
The Silver Lining: Episode Four - Tis in My Memory Locked and You Yourself Shall Keep the Key of It2011WindowsPhoenix Online Studios3.67
King's Quest 1+2+32010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc....
King's Quest 4+5+62010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.5.00
The Silver Lining: Episode One - What is Decreed Must Be2010WindowsPhoenix Online Studios3.45
The Silver Lining: Episode Two - Two Households2010WindowsPhoenix Online Studios3.30
King's Quest 7+82010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc....
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human2006WindowsInfamous Adventures3.27
King's Quest Collection2006WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.80
King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones2002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAGD Interactive, LLC3.81
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown2001DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTierra Entertainment3.61
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.82
King's Quest: Collection Series1997DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
The Roberta Williams Anthology1996DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.48
Roberta Williams' King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride1994DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.51
King's Quest (Collector's Edition)1994DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.50
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow1992Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.96
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder1992NESKonami, Inc.3.00
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human1986Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, TRS-80 CoCoSierra On-Line, Inc.3.66
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne1985Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, PC BooterSierra On-Line, Inc.3.23
King's Quest1984Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC Booter, SEGA Master SystemIBM3.52

Selected Covers

King's Quest 7+8 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for King's Quest 7+8
King's Quest Collection Windows Front Cover
Front cover for King's Quest Collection

Selected Screenshots