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New York, 2000... ...Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters.
Release Date: Aug 18, 2003
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Buy Runaway, A Road Adventure

$9.99

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Buy Pendulo Adventure Pack

Includes 5 items: Runaway, A Road Adventure, Runaway, The Dream of The Turtle, The Next BIG Thing, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Yesterday

About the Game

New York, 2000...
...Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters.
During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But which ones are trying to help him and which ones are planning to blow his head off?
You will have to be very ingenious to figure it out, without forgetting that nobody is who they seem in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, santeria rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception.
  • Approximately 100 settings that are visually rich, containing 30 interactive characters.
  • Characters with soft edges, real-time lighting and shading effects, camera changes, panoramic shots and more.
  • High-quality stereo sound, an original soundtrack with over 24 songs.
  • 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium™ 200 MMX, 64 MB RAM, 630 MB hard disk drive, Monitor and graphics card (DirectX™ compatible) with support for 1024x768 and 16-bit color, DirectX™ compatible sound card, Mouse and keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,337 products in account
21 reviews
9.7 hrs on record
This is a good point and click adventure. It has small bits that are a bit annoying. For example the protagonist explains every action before doing it and there are several quite illogical puzzles that involve searching randomly through spots that you already 'looted' before. Anyway, the story is interesting and the locations and characters are quite unique. The game still looks very nice and the music is mostly good. Overall a very solid adventure experience :)
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
385 products in account
26 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
If you're partial to a cinematic experience than 'Runaway: A Road Adventure' might just be up your alley. Although on first glances it seems like a standard point and click adventure game, you'll find out that it has a completely different individual element to it that is a rarity in modern day titles. A distinctive charm if you will.

The combination of 2D and 3D graphics is neat but alas the characters themselves aren't that interesting. The music is outstanding, but the main story itself is rather weak which is disappointing as it had so much potential.
Posted: May 18th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
45 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
It's a really good game with a good story, funny characters and a surprising ending. Graphics, animations and musics are great too. And about Gina... Let's just say she IS Sexy...
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
593 products in account
39 reviews
8.3 hrs on record
First game in a runaway series. It's an old game, but it still looks great, has a good story, great charactres and gameplay. Some puzzles are too hard maybe, but i recommend this. I call it a point&click classic and must play for the fans of the genre.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
65 products in account
1 review
14.2 hrs on record
I played this game so you don't ever have to.

SPOILERS AHEAD

A beautiful but largely unplayable point & click adventure. This game suffers severely from illogical puzzles and unobvious click targets. While the scenes are quite pretty, they're typically poorly designed with regard to contrast for item discovery. You're often left to hover your pointer over every pixel on screen in order to find that one elusive item that must be in the room but doesn't stand out. There's also way too many "red herrings," scenery items you can have your character interact with but which never present a use. Then there's just bizzare item combinations and uses (not even comically), like (SPOILERS) making fake peanut butter when you've already got a jar of the real deal, or tinting a characters glasses with oil to trick them into giving you a bottle of...oil, or fishing a tool out of a trough of mud not by scooping it out with the bowl in your inventory, but by dropping in a flower pot from the second floor!

Also the protagonist comes off as a jerk.

As a lover of point & clicks I can't recommend anyone ever play this game.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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