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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.

Screenshots

Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Willy is the janitor in the Museum. A strange dude indeed, but he can help you in various ways.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows This room has all sorts of neat gizmos to look through
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Chapter 6: Saturn is very inspired by his new helmet as you can see on the statue he is crafting.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Chapter 1: A store room for medical supplies in the hospital where Gina was taken to.

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* (38169)
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Windows Jeanne (75421)
One of the responsibles of adventure gaming comeback? I hope so. Windows Depth Lord (933)
Reviving the adventure Genre? Yes and No Windows Isdaron (677)

Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Windows Nov 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Windows Aug 19, 2003 9 out of 10 90
eXp.de - Extreme Players Windows Nov 06, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Gamers Windows Aug 27, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adventure Corner Windows Nov 20, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Adventure-Treff Windows Nov 25, 2002 86 out of 100 86
ComputerGames.ro Windows Sep 30, 2003 83 out of 100 83
La Aventura es la Aventura Windows Nov 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Aug 26, 2003 73 out of 100 73
GameCola.net Windows Sep 03, 2010 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Runaway was chosen Best PC Game of the Year in France during the Digital Awards evening arranged in conjunction with the Samsung World Cyber Games Championship. The jury was made up of journalists from the specialized press, members of the multimedia producers association (APOM), Bertrand Amar of Canal J and Jean Claude Larue, president of SELL.

(Source: Pendulo Studios website)

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