7. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Without any kind of patching or modding, Vampire the Masquerade is full of problems. It is indicative of the quality of the game that the community have tirelessly patched out all of the game’s various glitches and inconsistencies. One thing that didn’t really need changing was the game’s audio. With a unique game world and narrative, Bloodlines was brought to life by some solid voice acting.
6. Sam and Max: Hit the Road
Lucas Arts have dished out some classic adventure games in their time, and any one of them could have made this list. Sam and Max holds a special place in my heart though. Back in the days when CD-Roms were only just becoming the popular medium for game distribution, getting the CD version with voice acting on it felt like a real treat. We take it for granted nowadays, but it felt like a privilege in Sam and Max.
5. Thief: The Dark Project
Thief had some pretty impressive voice acting if only because of the main protagonist, Garrett’s, casting. The slick and gruff tones of Stephen Russell certainly have their detractors, but he manages to put the brooding element of Garrett’s character across fantastically. It all helped to conjure the unique atmosphere that the Thief games are so renowned for.
4. The Secret of Monkey Island
I have virtually no bad words for the voicing of Guybrush Threepwood. Able to convey the nerdy and meek elements of Guybrush without it ever becoming annoying, Dominic Armato deserves a medal for his work. Of all the Lucas Arts adventure games, the original Monkey Island is one of the most beloved. This is certainly aided by its solid voice work.