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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 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 Chapter 3: Brian and Gina are kidnapped the gangsters and put in a shed in the desert of Arizona.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Inside the bank.
Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows The beautiful Gina

Promo Images

Runaway: A Road Adventure Screenshot
Runaway: A Road Adventure Wallpaper
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 (41272)
If you liked the Broken Sword games, you'll love Runaway! Windows Jeanne (76388)
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

Adventures - Kompakt Windows 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Just Adventure Windows Jan 07, 2003 A- 91
Pelit Windows Dec, 2003 87 out of 100 87
Meristation Windows Jul 25, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows Jan 28, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 30, 2003 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 13, 2002 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Windows Aug 19, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Windows Sep 11, 2003 70 out of 100 70 Windows Sep 03, 2010 3 out of 10 30


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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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