Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
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  1. PC Gamer
    This point-and-click adventure should have stayed in Italy. [July 2006, p.99]
  2. Rooted in archaic gameplay sensibilities and devoid of engaging characters or plot, Crime Stories won't even appeal to the most vehement of adventure game fans.
  3. AceGamez
    And that's Crime Stories biggest folly; it's just not fun. There's nothing remotely interesting to keep you engaged for long periods of time, certainly not long enough to stick with it to the end and the ancient and poorly designed levels combined with some of the most tedious puzzles I've ever had to endure make for a well meaning but entirely failed venture.
  4. A $20 ride of immense frustration. It’s true that proceedings become more interesting as you progress, but this feeling of general improvement might be down to the fact that you’re aware the end is ever closer.
  5. 30
    A poorly implemented, poorly translated adventure game about an uninteresting character doing uninteresting things. Nearly the only things going for it are that it doesn't crash and should be playable on a wide variety of systems.
  6. I would not recommend this game even if you are a very die hard adventure fan as it is does not follow any kind of logical path for solving a mystery nor tells a very good story.
  7. This game is the worst puzzle mystery game I have ever played. It wouldn't even make a good science fiction novel.
  8. If you are looking to waste time you might try playing Crime Stories, or you could try something else, like watching the grass grow. Whatever your choice, just remember you are still wasting your time.
  9. Computer Games Magazine
    Crime Stories is merely tragic, a paranormal murder mystery whose downfall is its over-enthusiam. [Oct. 2006, p.72]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JeremyB.
    Feb 6, 2007
    Yes, bad dialogue and cheesy translation, but the music is marvelous and doesn't jerk as you go from room to room and the environment is Yes, bad dialogue and cheesy translation, but the music is marvelous and doesn't jerk as you go from room to room and the environment is well created. Most importantly, the puzzles are logical and it is nice that you don't pick up things you need to use until you have a reason to use them, it isn't just a Monty Haul grab what you can and stick the marzipan in the cats ear to get rid of the dog scene. I have a high IQ and I like a game that gives me a chance to think logically and not just to click away like a tech-savvy red-neck. Bring back adventure gaming! Full Review »
  2. JoseE.
    Oct 29, 2006
    Its pretty damn good, the gameplay is bad but its a good plot.
  3. PaoloF.
    Jun 2, 2006
    Some reviewer don't love adventure so why you have to review an advenuture game? Strange people in a strange world.