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Space Quest series

Group Description

Space Quest is a series of comedy adventure games developed by Sierra. The games are set in a sci-fi environment and feature the reluctant hero Roger Wilco, a janitor who initially works on one of the space stations and repeatedly saves the galaxy (often by accident), following his motto "for truth, justice, and really clean floors".

The series was conceived by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, "two guys from Andromeda", according to their self-designation in Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon. Humorous content includes, among others, many parodies and references to famous movie franchises, most notably Star Wars.

Gameplay-wise, the games in the series follow traditional templates Sierra was using for its other adventure games. Early games were particularly notable for placing the main character's life in constant danger, rewarding the player with amusing death scenes and messages in case of failure. Later Space Quest installments concentrated more on puzzle-solving.

The series ended with Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995). A few attempts to continue the series were made, including a sequel announced by Sierra in 1996, named Space Quest VII: Return to Roman Numerals. In 2002, a game entitled simply Space Quest begun development by Escape Factory for a release on the Xbox console. None of these sequels were ever completed. The unofficial sequel Space Quest VII was in development between 2001 and 2009. It was cancelled after intervention by the copyright holder Vivendi.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #5 Most Memorable Game Hero (Roger Wilco)

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Space Quest II: Roger Wilco in Vohaul's Revenge2011Macintosh, WindowsInfamous Adventures4.00
Space Quest 1+2+32010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.33
Space Quest 4+5+62010WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.00
Space Quest Collection2006WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.67
Space Quest 0: Replicated2003Windows3.56
Space Quest: The Lost Chapter2001Windows3.42
Space Quest: Collection Series1997DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.72
Adventure: 3 Out-Of-This-World Games1996DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.50
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier1995DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.81
Space Quest (Collector's Edition)1994DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.57
The Space Quest Saga: Roger Wilco1993DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.80
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation1993DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.04
The Space Quest Trilogy: Roger Wilco the Other World Series1992DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.42
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.00
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge1987Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.65
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter1986Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.89

Selected Covers

Space Quest 1+2+3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Space Quest 1+2+3
Space Quest Collection Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Space Quest Collection

Selected Screenshots