Definitely be careful of rose-tinted memories. The puzzles and its relatively early peak can't and shouldn't be ignored. Nor though can everything that it does right, from its sheer heart and creative polish, to the genius of its ideas and characters. Even when it stumbles, it stands as a fine reminder of why LucasArts at its prime was seen as the industry at its best, and few other adventures have deservedly gathered so much affection. It was an instant classic back in 1998. It's still very much a journey worth taking today, albeit ideally with a walkthrough.
A confident remaster of a true classic. The puzzles have aged badly, but the sparkling humour and world design still shine.
Time has done little to diminish Grim Fandango's beauty or relevance. It is an adventure game not to be missed.
More a reissue than an actual remaster, but the game itself is still as wonderfully unique and entertaining as ever – with some of the most memorable characters in all gaming.
The remastered version is a nice reminder of – or introduction to – the heyday of adventure games, warts and all
Grim Fandango remains an absolute delight--funny, good-hearted, and fun to play.
Grim's lack of availability may have helped it achieve sainthood, so its baffling puzzles may comes as a shock to many. If you can tolerate frustration, though, Schafer's final LucasArts production provides one of the best adventure game stories ever crafted—just be sure to keep an FAQ nearby.
Grim Fandango Remastered is a welcome chance to play a visionary game that everyone, in the name of creativity, should rightfully experience at least once.
Grim Fandango is considered a great game almost 17 years after its release due to various reasons, though the main one has to be the humour within. It's a game that makes you laugh out loud, and Manny is a great lead character. I do enjoy noire-esque stories, and Grim Fandango is something like that. If you like adventure games then it is definitely worth playing Grim Fandango Remastered, be it a replay or for the first time. However there are a few technical issues that need to be addressed including the voice and lip syncs being way out in some cases, as well as the frame rate drops within a couple of the game's locations. Having said that, whilst Grim Fandango Remastered isn't perfect it is certainly an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Technical frustrations aside, we're glad that this piece of gaming history is finally back for anyone to try. With its oddly imaginative world and characters brimming with personality, Grim Fandango is absolutely worth this second lease on life.
Grim Fandango is a game that should be experienced, plain and simple. The combination of story, presentation, and atmosphere come together in perfect harmony to offer arguably one of the best point-and-click adventure games ever created.
Although perhaps more could have been done, Double Fine have implemented a set of changes that make a truly classic title more palatable to the modern gamer.
Every bit as charming as the original, Grim Fandango Remastered offers a refresher for this classic adventure game, which is bound to captivate a new generation of point and click fans.
The Remastered edition might not be quite as modernised as we'd hoped, and it's sorely in need of a little more PC-specific TLC, but it is such a pleasure to have it back, so much happier on a modern monitor and good speakers than the original edition, and with non-crazy controls too.
Long beloved as one of LucasArts' best adventure games, 'Grim Fandango' receives a brand new remaster keeping the original spirit - and difficulty - intact.
There is a reason why Grim Fandango shows up near the top of everyone's best adventure games of all time list. Grim Fandango Remastered builds it up for a new audience, offering it's genuinely-hilarious story for a whole new generation of gamers. While it isn't the cleanest port ever, it's a welcome addition to any library — especially at the $14.99 price point. Welcome back, Manny — we missed you.
Adventure games have always been tough to get into; they're mind-bending puzzles that many people don't have the patience for. This remaster, though, reminds us what was great about them without making us walk over hot coals to get there.
We're not going to make any bones about it, Grim Fandango was one of the greatest adventure games to come out of LucasArts' doors, and the Remastered version was never going to change that. Double Fine has played it safe with this revival, tweaking it only in ways that were necessary to usher it into the 21st century for fans old and new to cherish.
Grim Fandango represents the pinnacle of 90s adventure games and is arguably the finest videogame noir created to date. This remastered edition stays largely faithful to the source material, preserving it in digital form with some worthwhile extras and tasteful improvements.
I want to recommend it, but the technical issues not only hampered my enjoyment of the game, at a certain point they completely prevented me from playing it. The core game is fun, but I would recommend sticking with one platform throughout and rotating save slots.