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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 Main title.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Chapter 1: A store room for medical supplies in the hospital where Gina was taken to.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Improvised bullets.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows This shot shows the arrow "exit" icon (bottom right). Also notice how lifelike the graphics are.

Promo Images

Runaway: A Road Adventure Screenshot
Runaway: A Road Adventure Screenshot
Runaway: A Road Adventure Screenshot
Runaway: A Road Adventure Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway. Дорожное приключение" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Worth playing, definitely. Eurythmic (2581) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
One-line summary not available Katakis | カタキス (38344) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Jeanne (75339) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
One of the responsibles of adventure gaming comeback? I hope so. Depth Lord (931) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Reviving the adventure Genre? Yes and No Isdaron (676) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Sep 25, 2003 9.7 out of 10 97
Adventures - Kompakt 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Playback 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Nov 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Adventure-Treff Nov 25, 2002 86 out of 100 86
La Aventura es la Aventura Nov 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Jun 24, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Factornews Apr 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Sep 11, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Aventura y Cía Apr 13, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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Jeanne (75339) added Runaway: A Road Adventure (Windows) on Dec 06, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (181011)