User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 80
  2. Negative: 3 out of 80

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  1. Dec 5, 2015
    8
    I'd say that this game overall deserves a sensible 8 for being the best in the series.

    It gets most things perfectly, but sometimes it can get tedious on the puzzles and more often than not combining silly not obvious item with another silly not obvious item.

    Since it's a point and click masterpiece of the late 90s it's easy to rate this game high.
  2. Mar 8, 2012
    10
    This is one of the best games of all time, just as good as the first broken sword if not better, the story and characters are brilliant and Stobbart is compelling. I played the first two games in my mid teens and I can say its the only game to ever have a lasting influence on me. Anyone who enjoys humor, adventure, puzzles, film, or has an interest in history or the world should play thisThis is one of the best games of all time, just as good as the first broken sword if not better, the story and characters are brilliant and Stobbart is compelling. I played the first two games in my mid teens and I can say its the only game to ever have a lasting influence on me. Anyone who enjoys humor, adventure, puzzles, film, or has an interest in history or the world should play this game. These days people might not like this game as its not an action game but if you do play games occasionally or more frequently there will be something you can take away. Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    What the hell is wrong with the critics!? This is one of the BEST adventures of ALL-TIME, and almost equally good as BS1! Really, MW3 has a better Metascore? Pfh....
  4. LiamF
    Dec 6, 2009
    10
    An worthy sequel. It may be more linear than the first, but the luscious visuals and gameplay more than make up for that. In the latter half of the game you play as both Nico and George separately, at opposite sides of the world, which helps break up the environments. If you haven't already, Pick this up!
  5. FilipK
    Nov 17, 2009
    10
    The adventure game of my childhood! Since then, I play it and finish once a year and it's always great fun. Very good voices and excellent hand-made graphics. Pure enjoyment!
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. One way this game falls a bit short is that the story seems a bit rushed and confused. The main villain is so far in the background that he's almost invisible.
  2. The puzzles are generally entertaining and fun to solve and the game sweeps you along with its great characters, story, humour and dialogue.
  3. The sound is another area in which The Smoking Mirror excels. Although there isn't a constant soundtrack playing, haunting music often accompanies certain actions, much like the original "Tomb Raider."