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Description

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 Improvised bullets.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows This room has all sorts of neat gizmos to look through
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Look at an item and Brian will tell you about it. Objects can be combined within this inventory window also.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows It all starts with a car accident.

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* (38165)
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Windows Jeanne (75412)
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

Withingames Windows Apr 23, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Adventurearchiv Windows Nov 24, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Armchair Empire, The Windows Sep 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
ComputerGames.ro Windows Sep 30, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamezone (Germany) Windows Nov 13, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows Oct 28, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Factornews Windows Apr 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Aug, 2003 7 out of 10 70
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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