Best of ADRIFT 5

Recommendations by Denk

The following games are in my opinion the best ADRIFT 5 games. The games I like most have been given the highest position, except for Larry Horsfield's games, which would have taken all places in top 5, if I had not distributed them throughout the list.

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1. Die Feuerfaust
by Larry Horsfield
(2016)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

My favorite ADRIFT 5 game. Lots of spells and ingenious puzzles. This game is a significant upgrade of an old spectrum adventure by the same author.

2. Skybreak!
by William Dooling
(2019)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Denk says:

Very big and replayable.

3. Starship Quest
by Larry Horsfield
(1990)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

ADRIFT remake and my favorite Sci-fi game by Larry Horsfield. Number two in the Mike Earlin series.

4. Six Silver Bullets
by William Dooling
(2018)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Denk says:

A highly original game with an untraditional parser. Use some time to learn the mechanics and you will be rewarded.

5. The Lost Children, by Larry Horsfield (2016)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Denk says:

Last game in the Alaric Blackmoon series, and also one of the best. Use your money wisely when equipping you for your quest.

6. Tribute: Return to the City of Secrets, by Kenneth Pedersen (2020)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Denk says:

A sort of sequel to a great Emily Short game.

7. Tingalan
by William Dooling
(2017)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

Untraditional but fun. Expect to use some time learning the game mechanics.

8. The Axe of Kolt
by Larry Horsfield
(1990)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Denk says:

First game in the Alaric Blackmoon series. Very good and long - perhaps the longest game I have finished.

9. Jacaranda Jim
by Campbell Wild
(2011)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Denk says:

Solid conversion of a classic text adventure.

10. Magnetic Moon
by Larry Horsfield
(2019)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Denk says:

Episode 1 of the Mike Earlin series. Very good!

11. Stone of Wisdom
by Kenneth Pedersen
(2018)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Denk says:

Since I made this old-school puzzler myself, I have placed it on the list to reflect its relative IFcomp score. (Except from Larry Horsfields games which should take all places in top 5)

12. The Fortress of Fear
by Larry Horsfield
(2001)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

Episode 4 in the Alaric Blackmoon series, but the first written with ADRIFT. Also very good and very big.

13. Anno 1700
by Finn Rosenløv
(2018)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Denk says:

A nice setting and story involving pirates and treasure.

14. Museum Heist
by Kenneth Pedersen
(2020)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Denk says:

Optimization game with online high score list.

15. Revenge of the Space Pirates
by Larry Horsfield
(1994)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Denk says:

Nice ending to the Mike Earlin trilogy.

16. Treasure Hunt in the Amazon
by Kenneth Pedersen and Niels Søndergaard
(2019)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Denk says:

Remake of 1985 game with optional old-school challenges such as randomization, hunger timer etc.

17. The Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch
by Larry Horsfield
(2019)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

Another great episode starring Alaric Blackmoon. This time you encounter some objects from your past in a new environment.

18. Son of Camelot, by Finn Rosenløv (2012)
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Denk says:

Nice game which unfortunately has a game killing bug near the end. Hopefully the author will release a fixed version soon.

19. The Spectre of Castle Coris
by Larry Horsfield
(1990)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

The sequel to The Axe of Kolt - also very good.

20. The Call of the Shaman, by Larry Horsfield (2019)
Average member rating: (5 ratings)
Denk says:

Part VI of the Alaric Blackmoon series, set in the US in the "old days".

21. Run, Bronwynn, Run!
by Larry Horsfield
(2017)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Denk says:

Another fine game by Larry Horsfield.


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