One of the more cinematic and polished of LucasArts' adventure games, its story features the hero, a biker called Ben, attempting to find out who double-crossed him and left him for dead in a dumpster, and why. It was praised for its polished feel and engaging story, but generally considered to be too short.
The game was released only on CD-ROM, featuring a full voiceover soundtrack. The project was led by Day of the Tentacle creator Tim Schafer, who was also it writer and designer. Schafer subsequently designed Grim Fandango and is working on a sequel to Full Throttle.