Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. With very, very few adventure titles can I say: "If this was a book, I'd like to read it." Journey falls into that category.
  2. 88
    It offers over forty hours of a great story, very engrossing world, tough puzzles and believable characters. Veteran adventure gamers will find this game to match Syberia, not only in graphics, but also in sound and the script.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    2
    Journey to the Center of The Earth just feels broken. The controls are off, the visuals are bland, and the gameplay is dull. Not to mention,Journey to the Center of The Earth just feels broken. The controls are off, the visuals are bland, and the gameplay is dull. Not to mention, the protagonist doesn't seem to be able to do things that should just be simple. My top example of this is the gloves. Need to fix some wires? Nope, you need the gloves on. Need to chisel out a gem? Nope, need gloves. Not to mention, the game gives back no input on this, so you have no idea what you're doing wrong. I have the disc version, which means it has the seal puzzle. Now, I've tried the correct combination of gems on the board. IT DOESN'T WORK! I even checked 10+ online walkthroughs. The puzzle doesn't work! The story is also uninspired, but the voices... AAAAHH. Full Review »
  2. AidanD.
    Oct 29, 2007
    0
    Do Not Buy This Game! none of the professional reviewers mentioned that there are several game-ending bugs that prevent you from solving key Do Not Buy This Game! none of the professional reviewers mentioned that there are several game-ending bugs that prevent you from solving key puzzle such as the Valley of the Spirits. It actually CANNOT be completed without a walk-through, not because it is hard but because there is a fatal error that prevents the puzzle from resetting. In addition, the game crashed twice in just an hour of game-play and the protagonist became "stuck" on the landscape several times, forcing a reload. The graphics are buggy as hell, pixel-hunting abounds, and several hotspots are missing. Don't take my word for it, read a report of the critical bugs at: www.geocities.com/ataniel/center2.htm Even if this game were complete and bug-free, it would still be mediocre; with all the bugs and glitches it is absolutely abominable. This is the worst puzzle game I have played in my life, you have been warned. Full Review »
  3. LisaB.
    Feb 12, 2004
    9
    I can't believe this was only $20! I just happened upon it while shopping at Best Buy. I picked up the box and knew this was the next I can't believe this was only $20! I just happened upon it while shopping at Best Buy. I picked up the box and knew this was the next adventure game that I had to play. I figured this would be a quick change of pace after playing Uru for so long - but 'Journey' was soooo much better than Uru! This game scores right up there with 'Longest Journey' and 'Syberia'. I definitely got my money's worth. Hope there's a sequel. Full Review »