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5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9

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  1. Nacah
    Jan 16, 2004
    7
    Do not expect a smooth journey with Ariane, sometimes you will find difficulty in moving her to the spot you want, and you can get 'stucked' in a certain spot with no other way out but to load your previous saved game to save the day. Some of the puzzles are original, and thus challenging, this game is not suitable for the amatuer adventure gamer. Voice acting is not bad and Do not expect a smooth journey with Ariane, sometimes you will find difficulty in moving her to the spot you want, and you can get 'stucked' in a certain spot with no other way out but to load your previous saved game to save the day. Some of the puzzles are original, and thus challenging, this game is not suitable for the amatuer adventure gamer. Voice acting is not bad and story plot is insteresting, a fair game overall. Expand
  2. 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 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 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. Expand
  3. 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 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 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. Expand
  4. 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, 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 givesJourney 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. Expand
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. A breath of fresh air in the adventure genre. Considering the level of detail that has gone into its design, the exceptional musical score, an overall enjoyable pace, a good story, over 40 hours of gameplay and 2 possible endings, this a title worth owning.
  2. Unfortunately there is nothing memorable about this game. The characters are one-dimensional and the story runs its course in about five hours - but the game just keeps going and going and going. The title of the game should be changed to Escape From the Center of this Game.
  3. It’s story skillfully blends some of the most famous fictional elements of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne alongside more recent faraway works like DinoTopia and Jurassic Park, with the added pleasure of cinematically orchestrated music and beautiful graphics to engage players and immerse them in a magical world.