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  • Summary: In an old Templar church in Luz, France, young explorer Adam Venture studies relics that were brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. He comes across the memoirs of Charles L'Heureux, a knight who joined the Third Crusade with Richard the Lionheart. The knight writes that during his travels in the year 1191, he, Charles L'Heureux, was given an old scroll. Once he understood its meaning, he asked permission to split off from his regiment that was headed for Jerusalem, and instead traveled East by himself. The memoirs then point Adam to the hidden scroll, buried in a tomb underneath the church. The scroll is filled with ancient symbols. They mention a mysterious labyrinth of caves and grotto's, guarding the headwaters of four rivers: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, Euphrates. [Vertical] Expand
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  1. I should also mention that Adam's Venture is intended to be the first in a series of games. Hopefully, the other characters will get more to do in future games.
  2. The very brief Adam’s Venture has a nice, shiny exterior, and actually feels adventurous in its physicality, but everything else is the very definition of “just okay”.
  3. Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden is clearly a budget title. It needs about two hours to be completed and delivers a very basic gameplay, with simple puzzles and poor exploration.
  4. Adam's Venture first episode looks like a tech demo: graphic is very good but there is no atmosphere and his brevity gives the game the final blow.
  5. Take a Tomb Raider game and rip off all of the action sequences. Now fill the empty space with simple logical puzzles to make the game span at least 2 hours long. You’re done and ready to serve... [Issue#187]
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  1. Mar 3, 2011
    graphic is great. music is great too. but this game is so short. this game only have 1 hour. so simple short game. if you want great Adventure and long journey, then i dont reccomand this game for you. Expand
  2. AWG
    Jun 17, 2013
    The first Adam Venture is a cute, short adventure game with a big pro three kinds of cool and clever things to do and a huge con: you keep repeating those things for the entire game. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2013
    Well, I played the first episode of this "adventure" in spite of regarding all the bad reviews; so here are my impressions.
    The story is
    simple: 3 archaeologists try to find the Garden of eden, one cool guy, his beloved not yet girlfriend and the good old English archaeologist. You play as the cool guy Adam and search your way through an "cave" in contact with Eve(lyn: What a game with the names!).
    First the good things: The Music is in my opinion great and fits perfectly; and the game lasts only 2 hours ;-)
    And the bad things: The Graphics are okay, not beautiful at all; the animations are buggy. The puzzles are very very simple, just look around and try to get the solution: Some are a little bit of maths, try & search, 2 times there you have to be fast but all are easy to solve. And there is no inventory.
    All in all you have to find 7 puzzle pieces to get one door open as well as 7 chests hidden in the area; they contain words to get some extras on the website (wallpaper, avatar, concept art as well as more background story).
    And if you have some starting problems, try to search the forum, there is the solution with the Nvidia-graphic data.

    Conclusion: it was a little below average experience, which gave me 2 hours of relaxing and never stressing "fun". If you want some simple entertainment, give it a try but don't expect too much!
  4. rqr
    May 4, 2014
    Game: Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden. Platform: PC. Developer: Vertigo Games BV. Publisher: Iceberg Interactive. The game won't even start, "VentureGame.exe has stopped working", and Vertigo Games and Iceberg Interactive don't help at all.