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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. EricLeS
    Jul 8, 2009
    10
    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.
  2. sakij
    Dec 30, 2009
    9
    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 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. Expand
  3. AndrewM
    Mar 24, 2009
    10
    A fabulous story-driven adventure with lovely artwork, voice acting and really up there with the classic adventure games in every way!
  4. Feb 10, 2012
    7
    There's no place like home. Just not at home playing this game. *sigh* I am downright furious. Emerald City Confidential had all the makings of a really enjoyable point-and-click adventure title but it is one of my biggest video game disappointments. The storyline was fantastic, the voice acting was great and the music was fine. The puzzles on the other hand. WTF. It's almost like theThere's no place like home. Just not at home playing this game. *sigh* I am downright furious. Emerald City Confidential had all the makings of a really enjoyable point-and-click adventure title but it is one of my biggest video game disappointments. The storyline was fantastic, the voice acting was great and the music was fine. The puzzles on the other hand. WTF. It's almost like the developer (Dave Gilbert) forgot to include them. And there isn't a save game function which can be quite annoying at times. Wasted potential in my mind. Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2013
    9
    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.
Metascore
71

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.