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  • Summary: Something's rotten in the Land of Dead and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from aSomething's rotten in the Land of Dead and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation. [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. The large cast of characters is unforgettable. Although for the most part they are skeletons in 40s garb, with mask-like faces that can be attributed to Day of the Dead festivities, their personalities render them as distinct and memorable as members of an extremely diverse cast from any fine film.
  2. 100
    Everything in the game reeks of excellence. The characters are good, the story is intriguing and the Land of the Dead is a wonderful place.
  3. Quite possibly one of the top five adventures of all time, and certainly in the Top Ten. The style, atmosphere, wit, creativity and inventiveness are what makes Grim Fandango remarkable.
  4. I particularly liked the consistent film noir theme (especially a bit of homage paid to "Casablanca" in Year Two).
  5. In addition to being a very good adventure game, it features great writing and beautiful art direction.
  6. One of the best, most thematic (Swing-Era Bebop and Jazz, Mexican folk, and others), and most memorable soundtracks ever to grace the inside of a cranial cavity where an ear drum used to be.
  7. GF doesn't really go anywhere new so don't expect too many surprises in that field, where it does excel is in keeping to the tried and tested Lucasarts formula of comedy and logic combined to give you the most senseless fun you can imagine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 72
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 72
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  1. PauliV.
    Nov 8, 2005
    10
    Very great and funny game, love it. Hope to see grim fandango 2 someday.
  2. Michael
    Jul 3, 2003
    10
    I loved this game and actually cried after I finished it during that last cutscene on the train.
  3. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    12 years old and i still enjoy playing this game. Probably one of the best lucas arts games of all time. A sequel would be legendary. A12 years old and i still enjoy playing this game. Probably one of the best lucas arts games of all time. A sequel would be legendary. A definite must have for any pc gamer. Expand
  4. SimonS.
    Sep 13, 2007
    10
    This is everything you could want in a game, it has story, substance and great gameplay. Its amazing to be frank.
  5. Jun 12, 2014
    10
    Grim Fandango is simply the best graphic adventure game ever created, along with Monkey Island I & II. Awesome setting, well writtenGrim Fandango is simply the best graphic adventure game ever created, along with Monkey Island I & II. Awesome setting, well written characters, challenging enigmas. It never got the popularity it deserves, but I can assure it's a masterpiece. Expand
  6. PeterO.
    Aug 29, 2005
    10
    What a journey, few games can change the way live your life this did it kept me on my computer for nearly 3weeks, I may be abit slower than What a journey, few games can change the way live your life this did it kept me on my computer for nearly 3weeks, I may be abit slower than average to complete this game but it can be tricky, the characters are so lntriguing and the story is always twisting, I hate role playing games, but this is so well done you just have to find out what will happen next. when films are turned into games they are usually rubbish but if you turned this game into a cgi film, forget shrek this would be a monster of a sucess. play this game, its that simple. Expand
  7. May 27, 2011
    8
    A very entertaining game.
    IF you can get it to work that is... There is a hyper-threading (whatever that means) issue reported by some multi
    A very entertaining game.
    IF you can get it to work that is... There is a hyper-threading (whatever that means) issue reported by some multi processor users, including me, causing crashes and such, and it's a bit of a headache - but once you get past that! you will be glad you did;
    It's a very funny portrayal of the afterlife - narrated by the comedic hero Manny as you guide him through his adventures in the Land of the Dead.
    I played through this game years and years ago, popped it in again just recently for kicks :D and it still kicks hard.
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