View Full Version : Where can I obtain a copy?

01-20-2006, 06:18 AM
I first read a review for Grim Fandango in a magazine back in 1998. It piqued my interest but I didn't buy it (I was about 10 at the time, so I only bought the odd game). Anyways, ever since then, I've noticed this game mentioned time and time again in various places, but seeing as it's a good 7 years old, I haven't been able to find it in stores. Is it still available anywhere (legally)? Sounds like quite a game.

01-20-2006, 06:47 AM
It's still available, but I guess it depends on where you're from.

Try Ebay (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2 F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=Grim+Fandango&category0=) or Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=br_ss_hs/104-8065586-8052720?search-alias=aps&keywords=Grim%20Fandango) I don't know how many pounds one dollar is at the moment, but Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/202-2257860-0535055) seems to be a little cheaper than the US version.

01-21-2006, 05:28 AM
Yoy! thanks for that. seems a hell of alot cheaper on ebay. now, why didn't I think to look on ebay before....

hmm, while I'm at the whole asking questions about the game, how many hours does it take to complete (roughly)? Just so I know when to buy it to have the best uninterrupted set of days/weeks, as opposed to playing for a week, having to stop for a month, and interrupting the story enough for me to forget what was going on. Happens far too much.

01-21-2006, 06:03 AM
You know, I can't actually remember at all how long it took me to complete it the first time around. I mean, it was back in 1998. :~

I did, however, manage to track down a couple of quotes for you:

it should take most a good two- to three-dozen hours
Grim Fandango will take the average gamer between 40 and 50 hours to play
As long as you don't be silly and use a walkthrough or something. :)

It is indeed a fantastic game, and you would definitely be missing out a lot to have not played it considering the immense love it's gained from, well, everyone. Truly a classic. And it even ages reasonably well too, what with all the prerendered 3D.

01-22-2006, 06:14 PM
Oooh! that's a nice, long game. And, don't worry, I am not a walkthrough kinda guy. I should definitley get me a copy. I did notice from the screenshots I saw that it does still look quite nice.