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5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8

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  1. Jul 14, 2014
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    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. Expand
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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.