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The sixth of the 2008 Best Of Features here on the IndieGames.com blog, we're proud to present twenty of the best freeware adventure games released in 2008.

We've compiled a list of twenty adventure games to proof that the genre is still very much alive, with picks such as a western-themed IF, an educational game for both adults and children, a chatroom simulator, a couple of sequels, and even a remake of a past Sierra classic in full VGA glory to satiate anyone's desire for more questing.

Here's the top freeware adventure games of the year:

Best Freeware Adventure Games 2008

  1. Dirty Split
  2. Life of D. Duck II
  3. The Vacuum
  4. Fedora Spade 4: The Last Job
  5. Yume Nikki
  6. Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire
  7. Broken Sword 2.5: Return of the Templars
  8. Gun Mute
  9. NES Quest
10. Nanobots
11. Sydney Treads the Catwalk
12. Ben Jordan Case 7: The Cardinal Sins
13. Limey Lizard: Waste Wizard
14. Beauties and Beasts
15. Chatroom
16. Questionaut
17. Everybody Dies
18. Daymare Town 2
19. Pragaras
20. The Maze of Madness

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