clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

More Sierra games on Steam is today’s treat for nostalgic adventure fans

You might want to take the rest of the day off

A number of classic games by Sierra Entertainment, from Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father to the full Quest for Glory series, are available on Steam today. That should be great news for old-school fans of the 37-year-old studio, as well as lovers of story-based games that go heavy on the puzzle-solving as well.

Sierra Entertainment is best known to modern-day gamers as the makers of King’s Quest, which received an episodic reboot last year. The original was a point-and-click adventure title that garnered cult acclaim and spawned several sequels in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Although King’s Quest is Sierra’s most well-known release, the company put out many other games between 1980 and 2008; Activision Blizzard acquired parent company Vivendi and its assets that same year, shuttering the developer. After it was revived in 2014, Sierra began operating as an indie publisher under Activision, tapping into that same core fanbase of adventure game lovers with re-releases and reboots.

Prices on today’s wave of Steam releases range from $5.99 for the Gabriel Knight games to $9.99 for all five Quest for Glory titles. The full list of new additions is as follows:

  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers ($5.99)
  • The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery ($5.99)
  • Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned ($5.99)
  • Phantasmagoria ($9.99)
  • Phantasmagoria 2 ($9.99)
  • Police Quest Collection ($9.99)
  • Quest for Glory 1-5 ($9.99)

Seven classic King’s Quest games are also available on Steam in a bundle for $19.99. Read our review of the modern day version to find out if it preserves the original’s charm. An HD remake of the first Gabriel Knight is also available now on Mac and Windows PC.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon