Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A truly excellent and innovative adventure game.
  2. A blast to play, especially for fans of puzzles, crime stories, psychology, and/or horror.
  3. 81
    For anyone who loved the first title, this one is an obvious pick-up. For everyone else, if you love puzzles and creepy scenery, pick up both titles, it would be well worth the money.
  4. If you’re looking for a different kind of PC game then you can stop looking with Evidence: The Last Ritual. Be prepared for a hard challenge that will surely creep you out and have you looking around the room for something going bump in the dark.
  5. More or less a good game with some good concepts. Could be done just a little better but in the most part fun, especially if you’re bored with the same-old same-old murder mystery games.
  6. While Evidence caters to a specific crowd and has some extremely difficult puzzles, the story, presentation, and feeling of actually partaking in some serial killer’s twisted game all add up to make this title - along with its prequel - still some of the most unique and highly entertaining adventuring to come along in years.
  7. Those who consider themselves puzzle game connoisseurs or armchair detectives will have their skills severely tested and unlike the finale of "Missing: Since January", the conclusion is worth all the time and effort.
  8. But, more than any other adventure game, Evidence puts you in a darkly atmospheric world: part fiction, part history, part reality. [Feb. 2007, p.70]
  9. An exceptionally good brainteaser.
  10. If you happened to be among the first to solve some of the component puzzles for Haunted Apiary or another such ARG, or you simply have the patience, love the feeling of being a hardcore puzzle solver, and on top of that have a pretty strong stomach for disturbing, offensive, and humiliatingly subtle imagery, then the International Committee For The Phoenix Arrest could use your help.
  11. The ability to pick up and play at your own pace is another definite good thing about this game that is great for the casual gamer. If you want a game that really gives your brain a run for its money while giving you the creeps at the same time, then Evidence is a game right up your alley.
  12. If you enjoy a good horror mystery there’s definitely a lot of meat here to dig your teeth into provided you have the patience for the places that move a bit more slowly, or require a lot more dig. I think I’ll go play something warm and fuzzy now to chase away the chill.
  13. The only thing that holds Evidence: The Last Ritual back is its excessive difficulty; otherwise, The Adventure Company has yet again crafted an amazingly vivid game that breaks expectations of what an adventure game can do.
  14. Its "Se7en" -inspired serial killer lunacy is good for a genuine chill or two. It ain't perfect, but it's different and interesting enough to be worth a good look.
  15. Although insanely difficult at times, Evidence is a compelling take on the tracking of a serial killer. You'll need a lot of patience to see it through to the end, though.
  16. The main flaw in Evidence is not in its puzzles but in its storytelling. Evidence makes the mistake of many narratives: the only interesting character is the villain.
  17. Evidence is an experimental serial-killer tale that will raise goose bumps and tempers.
  18. 60
    For more literate-minded gamers who want a different sort of experience, this is a distinct and interesting attempt to broaden the adventure game genre.
  19. Given how much I loathed playing it, I’d like to give it a really low grade. (Is there a Z?) But I can’t in all fairness do that, because this game is exactly what it’s supposed to be. What it does, it does well, and many of you will enjoy it. I didn’t.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. ColbyA.
    Oct 26, 2007
    This game is beautifully executed. Something I've learned to do with MetaCritic is ignore their Website reviews, and read the player reviews - they're usually higher. Evidence is a great game that appeals to intellectuals who like a good puzzle and a good thrill. A friend and I are playing the game together and getting scared out of our wits. It's a good challenge and great gameplay - just be sure you know what to expect before you buy the game. This is NOT a first-person shooter or a sports simulator. This is a mind-bending puzzle ARG. Full Review »
  2. JannoC.
    Jan 21, 2007
    Interesting format....kept you going for more. But I would like to think of myself as intelligent and too many of the puzzles/clues were too obtuse and you never got there logically. I don't like to HAVE to have help to play a game. Unfortunately there were times when I HAD to go to a walkthrough and found out that I would have NEVER gotten there alone. Not that puzzles were too difficult...just didn't always follow a logical or available path of solving. Full Review »
  3. ShaneH.
    Dec 26, 2006
    I'm not a gamer at all, but when I played this game for the first time, I was hooked. Its soo addicting and mind bending.