Grim Fandango (1998)

Video Game  |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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Manuel Calavera is a travel agent in The Land of the Dead who has stumbled across a ring of corruption.

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Mercedes 'Meche' Colomar (voice) (as Maria Canals)
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Glottis (voice)
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Pugsy / Carla (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
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Bruno Martinez / Chepito / Large Hitman / Seaman Naranja (voice)
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Maximino (voice)
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Chief Bogen / 1st Thunder Boy / Blue Casket's Waiter (voice)
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Domino Hurley (voice)
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Lola (voice)
Morgan Hunter ...
Toto Santos (voice)
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Lupe (voice)
Milton James ...
Membrillo / Skinny Hitman (voice)
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Aitor / Alexi / 2nd Thunder Boy (voice)
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Raoul / 2nd Mayan Mechanic / Gate Keeper / Cat Track Announcer (voice)
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Olivia Ofrenda (voice)
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In a world where, if you had lead a good life, you would have a fast trip to the next stage of existence, something is terribly wrong. Manuel Calavera (you), a sort-of lost soul who is working towards his ascension by being a travel agent in The Land of the Dead discovers that either he is given all the clients which had lead evil lives (and therefore would have to wait a very long time to reach the next stage) or that someone is holding back on all of the good cases that would speed up Manuel's ascension. Fed up with this, Manuel decides to find out what exactly is going on. Is there something going on with the free passes (that very good people get)? And if so, who is behind it? And why? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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An Epic Tale Of Crime & Corruption In The Land Of The Dead. See more »


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The only time "grim fandango" is ever mentioned is in Olivia's poem, about two star-struck lovers who are lost in the world, and their search for each other is a four year trial (a "grim fandango"). See more »

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Manuel Calavera: My scythe... I like to keep it next to where my heart used to be.
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The best title of its Genre!
4 January 1999 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Grim Fandango is most definitely the best title of its Genre EVER! You play the part of Manny Calavera a travel agent of death selling nothing but poor travel packages for the long journey to the 9th underground to his recently passed away clients, but Manny senses crime and corruption in the department of death when he find that his associate Domino gets all the good clients and Manny is stuck with all the poor clients. In my honest opinion Grim Fandango is the best title of its genre. Of course there are downsides like the long loading times between scenes and controlling Manny can be difficult at times but it doesn't get in the way of it's great storyline.


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