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Remastered King's Quest Games Offer Classic Gaming on Modern Machines

If you were a fan of the King’s Quest series of adventure games from the 1980s and 1990s, you’ll be thrilled to see them remastered with enhanced graphics, polished voice acting, and more.

Gaming studio AGD Interactive has been engaged in a multi-year project to remaster and freely release the classic King’s Quest games. They started with King’s Quest I in 2001, moved on to King’s Quest II, and just recently released King’s Quest III (see in the screenshot above). The gameplay for all three games is excellent and really captures the feel of the original games (with better graphics, quality voice acting, and adjustments made for modern computers).

When you run the game you first get a small pre-launch console. There you can make adjusts to the game before launching it. We’d recommend you enable the pixel doubling filter. It make the game a little blockier (hey you are playing a 1980s remake!) but it fills up high resolution monitors more effectively.

Hit up the link below to download King’s Quest Redux I-III free of charge for both Windows and Mac computers.

King’s Quest Redux [AGD Interactive via @cbeust]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/25/11

Comments (15)

  1. Teknyne

    Link fail?

  2. Tadas

    No its not a fail. here is link if someone couldn’t find it O_O

    http://www.agdinteractive.com/games/kq3/download/download.html

  3. John

    Check this link: http://agdinteractive.com/games/games.html

    It has 3 King’s Quest remakes. I’m downloading them now to see if they run under WINE in Linux.

  4. v1nce

    Someone needs to do SpaceQuest I-III!

  5. Jason Fitzpatrick

    Link updated =) I was so excited playing King’s Quest I forgot to add the link in! ;-)

    @v1nce: I hope somebody does Hero’s Quest, a lesser known Sierra offering that I was totally addicted to as a kid.

  6. travis

    what about return to monkey’s island?

  7. Darklord

    Those already have been redone Travis.

    Check out Tell Tale Games, and It’s about time someone did these proper.

  8. cce

    the monkey island games are amazing on my iPhone/iPad. the most recent one, with in-game commentary (like with DVDs) by the creators and the option to switch seamlessly to old-school pixely graphics & music and back to the remastered art is really fun. this is not an ad, it was just a fun three days I had once.

  9. cce

    makes me wish I had an android (or jailbroken iThing) so I can run ScummVM..

  10. Grant Palin

    I remember playing the original games long ago – many hours of fun and frustration!

    Aside from the updated graphics and sound, does the gameplay remain the same? Do you still do the same things in the same order?

  11. nonosh

    King’s Quest
    Quest for Glory (Hero’s Quest’s new series name)
    Space Quest
    Day of the Tentacle
    Monkey Island
    Laura Bow
    Leisure Suit Larry

    Quest for Glory probably had quality per game ratio.

    I love adventure games.

  12. nonosh

    Infamous Adventures also made a King’s Quest III remake a few years ago. They are praising AGD Interactive’s new release!

  13. criss

    makes me wish I had an android (or jailbroken iThing) so I can run ScummVM.

  14. me

    Where can you download the original one where you type everything in?

  15. me

    Of KQ3

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