Grim Fandango takes us on the journey of Manny Calavera, a deceased soul working as a Reaper in order to work off the sins he supposably committed during his time among the living. When you live a good life, you get the deluxe package to paradise, but if you’re not, you get to work off the scraps and earn your ascension the hard way. When Manny continuously gets the short end of the stick with his clients, he grows suspicious that there may be some shady antics going on at his precinct, and that the souls he helped cross over may have deserved their happily ever after after all.
The fun thing about Grim Fandango is its mix of concepts and ideas, giving a fun look at the afterlife through a noir crime drama featuring brilliantly written characters and a narrative that seems both creative and familiar. Click-and-point adventures are often a hit-or-miss for some players, but Grim keeps the formula interesting thanks to its great pacing and writing. The game is composed as a single linear story, but is still structured with chapters which make it easier to trop in and out throughout its entirety.