Three LucasArts classics are coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Tim Schafer recently appeared on the Xbox Podcast (opens in new tab) to announce that remastered versions of three LucasArts classics—Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle—will be coming to Xbox Game Pass. Now that Microsoft owns Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine it's likely their future games like Psychonauts 2, which is still in development, will eventually find their way onto the service, but it's nice that a whole new generation will also have the opportunity to be frustrated and baffled by classic adventure game puzzle nonsense.

Grim Fandango remains one of the best stories told in the genre, a Día de Muertos-themed remix of Casablanca set in the Land of the Dead. Two years ago the original voice cast reunited for a live read of the script (opens in new tab), highlighting what a great bit of storytelling it is. Day of the Tentacle is a sequel to Maniac Mansion that features time travel and has puzzles that can only be solved by manipulating three separate time periods, which is why our Phil Savage took on the challenge of finishing it without a walkthrough (opens in new tab). Meanwhile Full Throttle is a biker adventure that will sometimes let you solve problems simply by kicking them (opens in new tab).

All three games will come to Xbox Game Pass on October 29. If you'd like to look back, here are 10 fascinating facts about the history of LucasArts (opens in new tab). If you'd like a glimpse of the future, here's every game and studio Microsoft now owns (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.