5. Grim Fandango
Manny soon discovers something is rotten in the Land of the Dead though, leading him across many original locations like a haunted forest and the port city of Rubacaba, where he becomes a nightclub owner a la Rick in Casablanca. You also encounter some superb characters here like Manny’s oversized sidekick Glottis and his paramour Merche, while a superb jazz-inspired musical score is also a highlight in this emotionally engaging adventure game. It’s a pity then that this ended up being a notorious flop, even if this classic video game from 1998 is still one of the best adventure games ever, and one gamers will remember for a long time to come.
Release date: October 30, 1998. Available on PC, PS4, iOS, Android and others.