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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 Willy is the janitor in the Museum. A strange dude indeed, but he can help you in various ways.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Spying on the bad guy.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Driving on the San Francisco bridge.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows A bold move to reach the adjacent room.

Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway. Дорожное приключение" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Worth playing, definitely. Windows Eurythmic (2583)
One-line summary not available Windows *Katakis* (37843)
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Windows Jeanne (75589)
One of the responsibles of adventure gaming comeback? I hope so. Windows Depth Lord (939)
Reviving the adventure Genre? Yes and No Windows Isdaron (681)

The Press Says

Withingames Windows Apr 23, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Just Adventure Windows Jan 07, 2003 A- 91
Gamesmania Windows Nov 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Pelit Windows Dec, 2003 87 out of 100 87
Meristation Windows Jul 25, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows Aug 22, 2003 82 out of 100 82
ESC Magazine Windows Sep 12, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Windows Sep 11, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Gamekult Windows Mar 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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