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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 You'll make all kind of friends on your adventure.
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 shot of the thugs chasing Brian and Gina.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows You can select a chapter to start from the beginning, or press ESCape to go to the Load menu.

Promo Images

Runaway: A Road Adventure Wallpaper
Runaway: A Road Adventure Magazine Advertisement
Runaway: A Road Adventure Screenshot
Runaway: A Road Adventure Wallpaper


Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway. Дорожное приключение" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Worth playing, definitely. Windows Eurythmic (2694)
One-line summary not available Windows Katakis | カタキス (41918)
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Windows Jeanne (76329)
One of the responsibles of adventure gaming comeback? I hope so. Windows Depth Lord (1003)
Reviving the adventure Genre? Yes and No Windows Isdaron (729)

Critic Reviews

Adventure Corner Windows Nov 20, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Windows Aug 19, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Pelit Windows Dec, 2003 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 30, 2003 84 out of 100 84 Windows Aug 22, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Gamekult Windows Mar 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Just Adventure Windows Sep 05, 2003 B- 67
Touch Arcade iPad Jun 27, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer Windows 2003 51 out of 100 51
Arcade Sushi iPad Jun 13, 2013 5 out of 10 50


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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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