Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. If you have read the book, you should still enjoy the game and appreciate both the faithfulness to its source material and the liberties taken with the material. If the game is your first exposure to MOTOE, then it is most likely inevitable that you will then want to read the book.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 24, 2007
    Gave it a 4 for good voice acting and good graphics, but for rest of the game. Boo!
  2. SherlockH.
    Feb 6, 2007
    Adventure gamers rejoice, a new dawn has arrived in the form of a great string of releases from the Adventure Company. Orient Express takes a great story from the mistress of mystery and tweaks it slightly to enable the player to go through the game as a new character in an existing script. The result is brilliant, enthralling escapism at it's best. The visuals have come a long way from pixelated King Graham, so you will feel up to date, and not cringing at polygons. The interface is logical with all the things you would expect in a game by now. Double click for run, right click for inventory, the ability to cut the voice over text short; autrement dit, you will not be banging your head on the wall due to poor controls. Okay, here's where the points get taken away. The puzzles are less than challanging in this game. The Adventure Company seems to be marketing this in the stream of the Nancy Drew audience. You will be able to knit several pairs of tuques whilst completing the most difficult puzzles with your feet. On the plus side, you won't ever be stumped, and the story flow, by consequence, is uninterrupted and engrossing. Myst-ers out there will be bored to tears, but those who enjoy a great story, good visuals, and logical flow, will be in store for a great game. Full Review »
  3. AngelSpy
    Dec 5, 2006
    Talking, talking, talking. It is so boring. Puzzles voices characters everything is very good but all are not giving fun just because of too much talking in the game. If there were less talking it could get 10. Full Review »