12 used & new from $7.99

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Volume 1 Adventure Collection
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Volume 1 Adventure Collection

Platform : Windows XP, Windows 2000
Rated: Teen
26 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
  • Nibiru: Age of Secrets--unlock the secrets of an alien civilization linked to the ancient Mayans
  • Keepsake--this epic quest will take you on a journey of enlightenment leading you to the gates of Dragonvale Academy
  • Return to Mysterious Island--point-and-click adventure recreates an exciting mystery and dares you to solve it
  • Secret Files: Tunguska--race against time to uncover a global conspiracy that will carry you to the far reaches of the world
  • Dead Reefs--play an investigator sent by the King to discover the source of madness plaguing the island of Dead Reefs
5 new from $19.95 7 used from $7.99
Product Alert

Product Description

NIBIRU: AGE OF SECRETS: A mysterious World War II tunnel is unearthed while building a new highway in Bohemia. Martin Holan, a linguistics and archeology student has been contacted to examine the fascinating discovery. KEEPSAKE: This epic quest will take you on a journey of enlightenment leading you to the gates of Dragonvale Academy. RETURN TO MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: Alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition, adventurous and determined Mina, becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. SECRET FILES: TUNGUSKA On June 30th, 1908 an explosion with the combined power of 2,000 atomic bombs rocked the region of Tunguska wiping out over 2,300 square miles of trees. The explosion could be heard from 600 miles away. To date, what happened on that day still remains a mystery¿ Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure, as you race against time to uncover a global conspiracy that will carry you to the far reaches of the world. Do you have what it takes to solve the Tunguska mystery? DEAD REEFS: The island of Dead Reefs was infamous for the wicked pirate inhabitants that would lure passing ships onto the reefs, looting their cargo as the ships would sink. One stormy evening, a group of monks decided to set anchor on Dead Reefs to take refuge ¿ only to fall victim to the vile pirates led by Baron Wyndham. After murdering the ship¿s captain, the Baron inherited an ancient relic far more evil than any of them could ever imagine¿ Play the persevering investigator Amadeo Finvinero, as you are sent by the King to discover the source of madness plaguing the island of Dead Reefs!

Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00128246W
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 22, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,601 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2008
Verified Purchase
These are 5 decent adventure games at a good price. I would suggest the potential purchaser read the reviews of the individual games to get reviews for each since they have all been sold individually. All are third person adventure or fantasy games except for Return To Mysterious Island which is first person.
Of the 5, Dead Reefs was the most troublesome to install and operate. The keyboard operability was clumsy and took getting use to. More significantly the game mysteriously locks up my computer and turns my screen a greyish white at signicant points along the game play including the initial startup. Thanks to some game bloggers, I discovered that pressing the spacebar 1 to 3 times unlocked the freeze and continued the game. Do this slowly until the game frees up. You might lose an animation or two, but they are usually not that important anyway.
Like some adventure game players, I had already purchased and played 2 of the games individually, but even so, the unused price made it worthwhile to buy this collection for the remaining 3 games. Good deal with a few minor problems.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Emmie on July 16, 2008
It's easier to review the games one by one. I have not played Dead Reefs because the reviews say it's buggier than an entymologist's den. Disregard the ratings above because I would rate each game so differently. Also, I would buy it again, if only for two of the games.

1. Keepsake: The visuals were gorgeous; the puzzles were interesting, with a few of the usual puzzles thrown in. The storyline was stupid. We're in a school of magic! Wizards, dragons, you know! Could we have a little action, please? How about a real bad guys? And frankly, Celeste got on my nerves.

2. Return to Mysterious Island: Visually okay, but I really, really loved loved loved the fact that puzzles had more than one solution. I played it twice just to try things differently. I've always hated the fact that you can be standing over a bomb, needing the wire cutters, and going to die because you only have a pair of scissors. In real life, you wreck the scissors, get a little shock, and live. Story line was a little thinner than usual, but the flexibility of the game made it one of my favorites in this pack. Only one pixel hunt I can think of.

3. Nibiru: This game reminds me of Eastern European films: Grim, humorless, inflexible, and giving me a lot less agency than I am used to. Not a coincidence--it's based on an Eastern European game. Too much walk and talk. Storyline could have been interesting, if it didn't insist on being so noir. At least it wasn't buggy. It was beautiful, though. Points for using Nazis without falling into sterotypes.

4. Tunguska--we enjoyed this one. Humor, action, and a great button. You push on it and you can see all the "hot spots" on the screen. No more pixel hunting. Good storyline. We await the sequel. I think if you like Broken Sword, you'll like Tunguska.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By 666 on February 26, 2008
Verified Purchase
This is a collection of some of the most worthy adventure games in recent time... not the best collection, but hey, it's under $20, and for 5 games, can't complain about that. The games are as follow:

1) Tunguska - Probably the best of the bunch. Conspiracies and Russians and mysteries - oh my!

2) Deadreefs - You like pirates? ARRR, maties!

3) Return to Mysterious Island - Stranded on an Island. Now must explore and uncover its hidden secrets. In another word, your standard aventure game, but a good one.

4) NibiRu - You are Indiana Jones... Er, I meant, you are Martin Holan, sent on an adventure to uncover secrets of the Nazis and Mayans!

5) Keepsake - You are Harry Potter, but had a sex change. Now, you must solve the mysteries behind the disappreance of everyone inside the magic institution you are attending.

Really, you should give these a try. One thing though; these games are not patched! So, get your patches... 2 of the 5 anyways.

Enjoy gaming!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 3, 2008
I agree with several reviewers that mention how much adventuring you get for so little money in this collection. I found all of the games to be enjoyable to play although enjoyable in different ways.
Keepsake - visually awe inspiring; now that's what I expect a School of Magic to look like
Nibiru - like watching a movie with puzzles for commercials
Secret Files: Tunguska - this was a surprisingly good straight forward adventure game. I could associate more with the characters because of a lighthearted, almost comedic atmosphere.
Return to Mysterious Island - this is a first person adventure style that I particularly like with lots of inventory and building your own combinations of items.
Dead Reefs - a ghostly adventure that for a few minutes gave me that Afraid of the Dark creepiness. I had to install the Xvid driver to get this game to run on any of my systems.
The bottom line is that no matter which type of adventure game style you prefer, you will find it here along with some quality efforts from other styles.
And all of these for less than the price of one regular game. I recommend it as a nice collection for seasoned adventure gamers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ollie Robinson on April 11, 2008
This is actually a pretty decent collection of adventure games and will be great for anyone wanting to pick up some enjoyable games they can play on their own or with family, etc.

First up, the games all worked fine on my laptop with a Core duo and nvidia 7400 go graphics (dead reefs included). No patches were required for any of the games.

In my opinion, the best game here is Return to the Mysterious Island (which is great for playing with 9-12yr old family members!); it's a beautiful game, with interesting puzzles. One thing though is it's an inventory based game (meaning you end up with a billion items in your inventory that you have to piece together). Some of the items that you merge are pretty bizarre and I had to get a couple of hints. Very enjoyable though.

Of the other games, the next best is probably Tunguska, which is easy to play and engaging -- the only downer being the voiceovers which are pretty low-grade. Keepsake is fun but the puzzles are tough and it has a downbeat ending, Nibiru is okay but has aged more than the others. It's also based on the talk to person A five times before going to place B, then take item C and now D works type of adventure, which was not to my taste. Dead Reefs is the stinker with a horrible keyboard based movement and a terrible 3rd person camera that made me feel motion sick (the only game that ever has). Still, there has to be one letdown, right?

One point to note is the game comes on a single DVD with no printed instructions at all -- they are all on the DVD as PDF files which you must print yourself.

Overall, a good collection -- I paid $15 for mine, which I think is a steal.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category