The (going to be)
Ultimate List of DEATHS and DEAD ENDS
in ADVENTURE GAMES
(including some Role Playing Games as well)




WARNING: There is absolutely NO GUARANTEE for the correctness of the given information! (So don't complain when you die and realize you didn't save your game.)

REMARK: Since I don't know most of the following games I
        a) need information to complete the list (YOUR information, that is)
        b) didn't try and test the following information, which leads me to the warning above

HOW TO READ THIS: If you don't have a working knowledge of the English language you won't be able to read this. I won't tell you what to do in that case because you couldn't read it anyway.
To get some information out of the following arrangement of characters you should keep in mind that
        a) Name of the Game is - the name of the game
        b) Chance to Die is the possibility to die in this game (which might pose some kind of a problem if you didn't save)
        c) Dead Ends means if it's possible to get stuck in this game - hopelessly (no chance to finish without restarting/restoring)
 


Index:  0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


 
 
 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  0-9
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
3 Skulls of the Totecs
The 7th Guest
no
no
9
11th Hour

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  A
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
A Mind Forever Voyaging
Ace Ventura
The Adventures of Willy Beamish
Alien Incident
no
Alive ... Behind the Moon
yes
Alone in the Dark
yes
Alone in the Dark 2
yes
Alone in the Dark 3
yes
Amazon - Guardians of Eden
yes
perhaps
Amber
Amnesia
yes
Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy
yes
Area-D
Ark of Time
Atlantis

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  B
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Ballyhoo
Baphomets Fluch - see Broken Sword
Baphomets Fluch 2 - Spiegel der Finsternis - see Broken Sword 2
Bazooka Sue
Beneath a Steel Sky
yes
Beyond Zork
Big Red Adventure
Biosys
The Black Cauldron
Black Dahlia
Blade Runner
Bloodnet
Bloodwings - Pumpkinhead's Revenge
yes
Blue Ice
Border Zone
yes
Broken Sword
yes
no
Broken Sword 2
yes
Bureaucracy
Buried In Time - Journeyman Project 2
Byzantine - The Betrayal

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  C
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Cadaver
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Captain Blood
Chronicles of the Sword
yes
Chronomaster
yes
yes
City of Lost Children
yes
Codename: Iceman
yes
probably
The Colonel's Bequest
yes
Commander Blood
don't think so
Companions of Xanth
Congo - Descent Into Zinj
Connections
Conquests of Camelot
yes
Conquests of the Longbow
yes
Corruption
Countdown
Cruise for a Corpse
The Curse of Monkey Island
yes, but no
no
Cutthroats
Cyberswine

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  D
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
The Daedalus Encounter
yes
don't think so
The Dame Was Loaded (Puppen, Perlen und Pistolen)
yes
Dark Earth
The Dark Eye
Dark Seed
yes
yes
Dark Seed 2
yes
not many (if at all)
Dark Side of the Moon
Day of the Tentacle
no
no
Days of Oblivion
Deadline
Death Gate
undo
rather not
Déja Vu
Déja Vu 2
The Dig
no
no
Discworld
don't think so
Discworld 2 - Missing Presumed
no
no
Discworld Noir
Dogday
Double Trouble
Down in the Dumps
no
no
Dragon Lore
Dragon Lore 2
yes
Dragonsphere
yes (kind of undo)
no
Dreamweb
Drowned God
Duckman

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  E
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Eco Quest 1
don't think so
don't think so
Eco Quest 2 - Lost Secret of the Rain Forest
don't think so
don't think so
Ecstatica
yes
Ecstatica 2
yes
Elvira
yes
Elvira 2 - The Jaws of Cerberus
yes
Enchanter
Enemy Zero
yes
Eric the Unready
yes (undo)
not really
Evidence
yes

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  F
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Fable
yes
no
Fish
Flight of the Amazon Queen
no
no
Floyd
Frankenstein
Freddy Pharkas - Frontier Pharmacist
yes
Frightening Times - Demo
no
no
Full Throttle
no
no

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  G
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers
yes
rather not
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
yes
 
Galador - Der Fluch des Prinzen
Gateway
guess not
Gateway 2 - Homeworld
yes (undo)
possibly
Gene Machine
no
no
Gnap
Goblins
Gobliins
Gobliiins
Golden Gate Killer
Goldrush
Granny
Grim Fandango
no (already dead)
no
The Guild of Thieves

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  H
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Harvest of Souls - Shivers 2
Harvester
yes
Heart of China
yes
Hell
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
yes
Höhlenwelt Saga
Hollywood Hi-jinx
Hopkins, FBI
yes
don't think so
Human Recall
Humbug
Huygen's Disclosure
yes

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  I
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
I Have No Mouth But I Must Scream
yes
Imperium Romanum
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
yes
guess not
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
yes
little one
Infidel
Inherit the Earth
maybe

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  J
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Jack Orlando
Jinxter
John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles
John Sinclair: Evil Attacks
Journey
The Journeyman Project
yes
yes
The Journeyman Project 3 - Legacy of Time
perhaps not
perhaps not

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  K
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
King's Quest 1
yes
King's Quest 2
yes
King's Quest 3
yes
King's Quest 4 - The Perils of Rosella
yes
King's Quest 5 - Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
yes
yes
King's Quest 6 - Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
yes
rather not
King's Quest 7 - The Princeless Bride
just a bug
King's Quest 8 - Mask of Eternity
yes
Kingdom o'Magic
yes
yes
Knights of Xentar
yes
Koala Lumpur

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  L
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
The Last Express
Latex
Laura Bow in The Dagger of Amon Ra
yes
in a way
Leather Goddesses of Phobos
Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2
no
no
The Legacy
The Legend of Kyrandia
think so
don' think so
Legend of Kyrandia 2 - The Hand of Fate
don't think so
don' think so
Legend of Kyrandia 3 - Malcolm's Revenge
yes, but no
don' think so
Leisure Suit Larry 1 - In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 
yes
think so
Leisure Suit Larry 2 - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places 
yes
Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Passionate Patty in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals 
yes
Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patty Does a Little Undercover Work 
rather not
rather not
Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up Or Slip Out
guess not
perhaps
Leisure Suit Larry 7 - Love for Sail
no
no
Les Manley 2 - Lost in L.A.
Liath
Light and Darkness
Lighthouse
yes
Little Big Adventure - Twinsen's Adventure (Relentless) 
yes
Little Big Adventure 2 - Twinsen's Odyssey
yes
Loom
no
no
The Lords of Tantrazz
yes
Lost Eden
no
no
Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
no
no
The Lurking Horror
yes

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  M
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Manhunter: New York
Manhunter: San Francisco
Maniac Mansion
The Martian Chronicles
Martian Memorandum
Mission Critical
Mixed-Up Mother Goose
no
no
Monkey Island 2 - Le Chuck's Revenge
no
no
Moonmist
The Mutation of J.B.
no
no
Myst
Myth

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  N
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Net: Zone
The Neverhood Chronicles
Nightlong
no
Noir - A Shadowy Thriller
Normality Inc.
no
no

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  O
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Obsidian
Of Light and Darkness
Operation Hurrican
Operation Stealth
yes
Orion Burger
no
guess not

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  P
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
The Pandora Directive
yes
rather yes
The Pawn
yes
Pepper's Adventures In Time
no
no
Perfect Assassin
Perry Rhodan
Phantasmagoria
yes
Phantasmagoria 2 - A Puzzle of Flesh
yes
no
Pilgrim
Pink Panther
Pink Panther 2
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Planetfall
yes
Plundered Hearts
Police Quest 1
yes
 
Police Quest 2
yes
think so
Police Quest 3 - The Kindred
yes
guess so
Police Quest 4 - Open Season
Presumed Guilty
Prisoner of Ice
Private Eye

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  Q
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Quest for Glory (Hero's Quest) - So You Want to Be a Hero 
yes
don't think so
Quest for Glory 2 - Trial by Fire
yes
don't think so
Quest for Glory 3 - Wages of War
yes
Quest for Glory 4 - Shadows of Darkness
yes
bug
Quest for Glory 5 - Dragon Fire
yes

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  R
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Rave Shuttle
Reah
Realms of the Haunting
RedJack: Revenge of the Brethren
Rent-a-Hero
Return to Zork
yes
 
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
yes
Riana Rouge
yes
The Riddle of Master Lu
don't think so
Ripper
Rise of the Dragon
yes
think so
Riven

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  S
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
S.P.Q.R.
Sacred Ground
Sacred Mirror of Kofun
Safecracker
Die Sage von Nietoom
Sam and Max
no
no
Sanitarium
Search for the King
Seastalker
The Secret of Monkey Island
not really
no
Secrets of the Luxor
Sentient
Shadoan
Shannara
undo
don't think so
Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes 2 - The Case of the Rose Tattoo
no
no
Shine
Shivers
Shogun
Sign of the Sun
Simon the Sorcerer
no
no
Simon the Sorcerer 2
no
no
Sorcerer
yes
The Space Bar
yes
Space Quest 1 - The Sarien Encounter
yes
think so
Space Quest 2 - V... Revenge
yes
think so
Space Quest 3 - The Pirates of Pestulon
yes
Space Quest 4 - Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
yes
Space Quest 5 - The Next Mutation
yes
Space Quest 6 - The Spinal Frontier
undo
guess not
Spellbreaker
yes
Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All the Girls
Spellcasting 201 - The Sorcerer's Appliance
Spellcasting 301 - Spring Break
in a way
Spiderman: The Sinister Six
Spud!
Star Trek - 25th Anniversary
yes
guess not
Star Trek: A Final Unity
yes
yes
Start Trek: Borg
Star Trek - Judgment Rites
yes
Starcross
yes
Starship Titanic
yes
Stationfall
yes
Das Stundenglas
Superhero League of Hoboken
yes
SuperSpy
no
no
Suspect
Suspended
Synergist
yes

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  T
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Takeru - Letter of the Law
Talisman
Temüjin
Terra-Gon
Tex Murphy: Overseer
yes
Time Paradox
Time Warp
Timelapse
Timequest
Titanic
Trinity
Toonstruck
no
don' think so
Torin's Passage
don't think so

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  U
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Under a Killing Moon
Universe
Urban Runner
yes

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  V
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
The Vampire Diaries
Veil of Darkness
Versailles
Voodoo Kid

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  W
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Waxworks
yes
Wayne's World
Ween - The Prophecy
don't think so
don't think so
Wishbringer
Witness
Wonderland
Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  X
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
X-Files: The Game

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  Y
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS

 
NAME OF THE GAME  -  Z
CHANCE TO DIE
DEAD ENDS
Zak McKracken
Zork 1
Zork 2
Zork 3
Zork: Grand Inquisitor
yes
guess not
Zork: Nemesis
yes
Zork Zero

 
 

Contributions from Joseph Wang, Alice Wang, Eduardo Larroya
 

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