Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Indeed, A Quiet Weekend exhibits not only two of the hallmarks of fine adventure titles—story accompanied by relevant puzzles—but also adds the unusual component of a real place that can even simply be toured, if you wish!
  2. The game itself is a delight. It is comparable to "Myst" in that it uses a sideshow technique to further movement.
  3. Go where you want, explore and reflect. If quiet roaming, looking and pondering is your thing, you will not be disappointed.
  4. This game clearly lacks big budget production values, but the fact is, it simply doesn't need them.
  5. 62
    Putting a grand adventure story into these still photographs is a difficult thing to pull off and they do as well as one can possibly do...I don't really think this is a game for hardcore gamers though - most will be very disappointed.
  6. The gameplay is not involving, and most players will not finish this game, as there simply isn't any incentive or payoff to do so.
  7. I really wanted to like this game, but its repetitiveness and frustration make it an island to skip. [July 2004, p.69]
  8. While in some respects the game is interesting, it's just not cohesive enough to provide a solid gaming challenge. The puzzles are arbitrary and consist of a lot of virtual walking with little in the way of directions.
  9. An incredible success in virtual tourism — truly brings the island of Capri to life, allowing the user to wander a real-life location at will. Far less successful as a coherent, playable game.
  10. While there is a lot to enjoy about the game, the lower production values, simple gameplay, and campy story will put off people looking for a gripping adventure.
  11. Rang[es] from boring to silly to confusing, with only the odd moment of interest to keep you trudging along.

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