Aggie Awards

2009 Aggie Awards

The Adventure Gamers staff would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the developers and publishers of all games that won awards (plus those that made the finals), and our thanks to the many readers who participated in our public voting poll.

See you all again next year!

Aggie Awards rules and regulations


All staff nominations were submitted privately, seen and verified only by two awards administrators. Final voting followed the same procedure.

To ensure total impartiality, no staff member was permitted to nominate any game in which they were involved in any way outside of official Adventure Gamers press coverage. For the purpose of final voting, no staff member was permitted to vote in any category that included a game they were involved in.

To be considered, a game must have had its first release in a major English language market in the calendar year 2009. Major markets include North America and the United Kingdom. Alternatively, any game first made available through digital distribution or self-published online during the year was also eligible.

For the sake of administrative simplicity, Tales of Monkey Island and Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures have been listed as a single entity.

Complete list of eligible games


Traditional PC Adventures (includes multi-platform releases)


Adam's Venture: Episode 1 - The Search for the Lost Garden

Ankh: Battle of the Gods

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

Blackwell Convergence

Casebook: Episode II – The Watcher

Casebook: Episode III - Snake in the Grass


Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life

CSI: Deadly Intent (PC, Wii, Xbox 360)

Dark Fall: Lost Souls

Diabolik: The Original Sin (PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, DS)

Diamon Jones: Amulet of the World

Diamon Jones: Eye of the Dragon

Divine Comedy, The


Emerald City Confidential

Fenimore Fillmore’s Revenge

Gobliiins 4


Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir

Legend of Crystal Valley, The

Les Misérables: The Game of the Book


Mata Hari

Memento Mori

Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy

Pizza Morgana: Episode 1

Return to Mysterious Island 2

Runaway: A Twist of Fate

Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis (PC, DS)

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (PC, Xbox 360)

Static: Investigator Training

Still Life 2

Tales of Monkey Island (PC, Wii)

Time Gentlemen, Please!

Treasure Island

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures (PC, Xbox 360)

Yoomurjak’s Ring


Console/Handheld Exclusives


Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders (DS)

Another Code: R (Wii)

Axel & Pixel (Xbox 360)

Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple (DS)

CSI: Deadly Intent – The Hidden Cases (DS)

Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks (DS)

Inkheart (DS)

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past (DS)

Miami Law (DS)

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS)

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)

Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion (DS)


Casual Games


3 Cards to Midnight


Avenue Flo

Big Brain Wolf

Drawn: The Painted Tower

Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child

Fall Trilogy: Chapter 1 - Separation

Green Moon

Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle

Hidden Mysteries: Titanic (PC, Wii)

Iron Roses

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

Pahelika: Secret Legends

Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey


Ports/Enhanced Re-releases

Beneath a Steel Sky - Remastered (iPhone/iPod Touch)

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director’s Cut (Wii, DS)

Labyrinth of Time (iPhone/iPod Touch)

Myst (iPhone/iPod Touch)

Sam & Max Save the World (Xbox 360)

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (Xbox 360)

Secret of the Lost Cavern (iPhone/iPod)

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy (DS)

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC, Xbox 360)

Contributors to the writing of this article include: Jack Allin, Nate Berens, Drummond Doroski, Dante Kleinberg, Emily Morganti, Andrea Morstabilini, Stuart Young.

The Aggie Award designed by Bill Tiller.

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Tales of Monkey Island

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Dark Fall: Lost Souls

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