French developer Adeline Software International created Little Big Adventure (or LBA as it is affectionately known), for Electronic Arts in 1994.
The game is an isometric 3D adventure, with simple beat ’em up combat elements, and features an interesting mix of pre-rendered backgrounds (popular at the time of release, but dating badly these days), and 3D polygonal characters.
Most of the action involves running around, avoiding being captured or killed, although the interaction with lead character Twinsen and other non-player characters makes this game more than just a brainless chase game. It has a heart and soul, and that’s why people still love to play it now.
Thankfully Little Big Adventure is still available via GOG.com.
If you like cute, interesting games, you could do a lot worse than play this.
Note: in North America Little Big Adventure is known as Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure, which is – quite frankly – a rubbish alternative title!
A sequel was also released in 1997.