Synopsis: It may be hard for the younger crowd to believe but there was a time when LucasArts was known as the industry's best adventure game developer. With a roster of superlative titles, the company had already cemented it's reputation in the annals of gaming. Then they went one step further with a game that many consider the greatest adventure game of all time. Grim Fandango succeeds on a number of levels. On the surface, there's a tremendous concept for the world that involves a Dia de los Muertos aesthetic and a bureaucratic take on the afterlife. These are merely backdrops however for a compelling story full of memorable characters and a series of challenging puzzles that are so well integrated into the plot that you almost forget that you're playing a game. Great music and genuinely funny humor round out the package nicely. Even if you don't normally like adventure games, you'll love this one.