Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Emerald City Confidential is a good-looking, atmospheric, light-hearted fairytale with stellar writing, perhaps even too stellar for a casual game.
  2. If ultra-challenging puzzles are your thing, you might be disappointed, but if you’re all about the story and characters, you should book a trip on the next available cyclone to beautiful (and dangerous) Emerald City.
  3. A solid but but unspectacular point-and-click adventure. It will scratch the itch to play games of its type but breaks no ground and does little to further the appeal of such games. Its moderate challenge level may be a little low for veteran players, who may find aspects of it disappointing.
  4. Emerald City Confidential is in so many particulars a standout game. The concept, the story, the art, the acting, even the rather jazzy interface all get A's. But the puzzles. What a disappointment.
  5. All the imagination seems to have been used up in story and setting, leaving little left over for intricate or satisfying problem solutions. [June 2009, p.119]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. sakij
    Dec 30, 2009
    this is one of the best adventure games i have played since day of the tentacle, it has one of the greatest detective stories in the first 3 acts, unfortunately towards the end they give up the noir detective story for an all fantasy ending, in the first half the fantasy setting seems like a cover, like they wrote a m rated story and then changed key phrases and changed them to fantasy things, drugs to magic and such, the puzzles are nothing to write home about, but it does make the entire thing smooth, you are never stuck and the you constantly feel like you're making progress, i can only recommend this game, its an amazing story that should be experienced, i only wished they would have kept the noir feel true out the entire game. Full Review »
  2. EricLeS
    Jul 8, 2009
    Really great game. My 7 year old daughter just finished it and she loved it! From a grown-up perspective, the voice talent is outstanding. The puzzles are just the right level of difficulty for my girl: she only needed my help a few times. Full Review »
  3. Aug 7, 2013
    Quite a fun game, also worked on by Wadjeteye Games and it is interesting when they do with the wizard of Oz lore. I quite enjoyed this and it's a nice short adventure game that I recommend to most anyone willing to have a go with it, not ot mention it's quite cheap and easy to find online. Full Review »