Runaway, A Road Adventure

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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. 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.

Release Date

Mar 14, 2001

Metacritic Score



Play Time

8 hours


Teen: Mild Violence, Use of Drugs

System Requirements

  • CPU: Pentium 200 MMX
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • GPU: 2 MB of VRAM DirectX compatible
  • HDD: 630 MB

Interesting Facts

  • It follows the story of Brian Basco, an American college student on the run after he unwittingly saves a murder witness named Gina Timmins from assassination by the New York Mafia.
  • The player assumes the role of Brian and explores the game world while collecting items, solving puzzles and conversing with non-player characters.
  • Runaway initially featured hand-drawn 2D graphics.
  • Runaway: A Road Adventure is a graphic adventure game controlled with a point-and-click interface.
  • Runaway’s player character is unable to die, and progression is linear.
  • The first installment had been a commercial hit in Spain, Pendulo’s home country.

Cheats support


Number of maps


Third/First Person

Third person



Protagonist sex


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