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Runaway: A Road Adventure (Windows)

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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 When a chapter is finished and a new one is beginning, Brian tells you what has happened and gives an introduction to what's coming up
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Chapter 5: A scary Hopi statue.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Chapter 2: To get more information of the crucifix of Gina, Brian visits his friend Clive who works in a museum.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows A very strange laboratory

Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway. Дорожное приключение" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Worth playing, definitely. Eurythmic (2610) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
One-line summary not available *Katakis* (37809) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Jeanne (75620) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
One of the responsibles of adventure gaming comeback? I hope so. Depth Lord (943) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Reviving the adventure Genre? Yes and No Isdaron (681) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

Gamesmania Nov 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
eXp.de - Extreme Players Nov 06, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Aug 19, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GamersHell.com Aug 20, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Peliplaneetta.net Jan 28, 2004 84 out of 100 84
La Aventura es la Aventura Nov 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gamekult Mar 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Aventura y Cía Apr 13, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joystick (French) Apr, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

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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Jeanne (75620) added Runaway: A Road Adventure (Windows) on Dec 06, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121970)