Runaway: A Road Adventure

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For New Yorker, Brian Basco, scientific study and having a career in Applied Physics is everything! He is as "excited as a kid in a candy store" when his application for a position at the University of Berkeley is accepted. Before setting out on the long trip from New York to California, Brian remembers one last errand to do. Little does he know that this slight detour would change his life, and his life style, forever!

Minding his own business driving along the New York streets on the way to a bookstore, he cannot avoid hitting the beautiful girl who runs out in front of his car! He does the right thing and takes her to the hospital. When she comes to, he learns that she witnessed a murder and that vicious gangsters are after her! Because Brian helped her, his life is also in danger! And so the story of Brian and Gina begins...

In this point-and-click adventure, you play Brian in 3rd person as he figures out how to avoid and escape the Mafia-like thugs chasing them. Their travels will take them to a variety of different places (a Museum, the Arizona desert etc.) during the six game chapters. Put your thinking cap on to solve situations and puzzles using objects and conversation with people they meet.

The game features drawn cartoon-like 2D and 3D graphics and cut-scenes. Its original soundtrack includes over 24 songs. Interact with almost 30 different characters with interesting, and often comical, personalities. Find and use a multitude of items that can be manipulated within the inventory window.


Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Save your game - always in a new slot. Each one must be given a name. You can also erase previous saves.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Gina confessing her true profession.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Driving on the San Francisco bridge.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Chapter4: An overview of the locations around Douglasville

Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway. Дорожное приключение" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Worth playing, definitely. Windows Eurythmic (2581)
One-line summary not available Windows *Katakis* (37914)
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Windows Jeanne (75481)
One of the responsibles of adventure gaming comeback? I hope so. Windows Depth Lord (933)
Reviving the adventure Genre? Yes and No Windows Isdaron (680)

Critic Reviews

Playback Windows 2006 9 out of 10 90 Windows Mar 20, 2003 18 out of 20 90 Windows Sep 30, 2003 83 out of 100 83
La Aventura es la Aventura Windows Nov 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
ActionTrip Windows Aug 19, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Windows Aug 19, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75 Games Windows Feb 16, 2003 7 out of 10 70
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows Oct 28, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure Windows Sep 05, 2003 B- 67
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Jan 15, 2008 2 out of 5 40


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Legend (and PR) says: Runaway wasn't planned to be released in germany, when it's publisher Dinamix got insolvent... but after many fans started petitions, mail-terror,... (tiny) german publisher DTP got the game, started the localisation and threw it into our shops. And Runaway is a Top10-Success, here! :)

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