Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Memento Mori is a heavily story-driven point'n click game with beautiful graphics and great musical score. The plot twists and turns nicely during the game. Unfortunately the puzzle design isn't very original and most of the puzzles aren't very challenging, although moving the puzzle solving to 3D does make some of the problems seem new and refreshing. The voice acting is occasionally very annoying but you get used to it. Overall Memento Mori is a good purchase for an adventure gamer Both its story and the shocking finale linger on the edge of thoughts for a long time after playing through the game. This is the way to end a game. [Jan 2010]
  2. 80
    Captivating story, mysterious atmosphere, nice 3D graphics and a non-linear course with multiple endings shows the true power of adventures. Great game comparable with best pieces in its genre. [Christmas 2008]
  3. It's not a title for the books, but it's a game crafted with care and should be tried out even if you're not a fan of the genre.
  4. If you're new to the genre, by all means, pick up Memento Mori - though if you already know your way around adventure-games, you'll likely be disappointed. With the biggest secret of the game already revealed at the back of the box, nothing more could have possibly been expected. [Issue#17]
  5. This game could have been a LOT better. The great graphics and easy controls are no excuse for the poor voice acting and the mediocre plot. The puzzles are fair, but too much on the easy side.
  6. Memento Mori offers great visuals, great Spanish dubbing, and an interesting story. It's a shame, because it has potential to fare much better, but overall, the game delivers what it must, and users will have a great time playing one interesting point and click adventure. Ideal for newcomers to the genre.
  7. If you are looking for a brain-teasing experience full of complex puzzles to blow your mind, Memento Mori has little to offer along those lines. But if you are fan of story-driven adventures, you'll find a promising new adventure to fill your needs in this gripping psychological drama (albeit disguised as a conspiracy thriller) with one of the most shocking and memorable endings the genre has seen in a long time.
  8. Sort of a snoozer. I had trouble playing it for more than an hour without it causing me to nod off, and while I found the ending to be intriguing, it wasn't enough to make up for the basic puzzles and the basic dialogue, and the lack of interaction between the lead characters (surprisingly, they're almost never on screen at the same time).
  9. It's lengthy while not particularly exciting or fun.
  10. Gloomy cinematics promise trying ordeals, preparing us for something big and shocking. But then the end titles suddenly roll, and we are left with nothing. Oh yes, there are sacrifices, machinations, and mysteries, but they are so predictable that you can't help but sigh in disappointment.
  11. Memento Mori is a plodding adventure that makes the world of art forgeries and ancient mysteries seem dull.
  12. But this game does nothing more than remind the adventure game lover of the malaise our beloved genre currently finds itself in.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 12, 2014
    It's really not a bad p-and-c game at all. Pros: nice clean graphics, story-driven starts slow but better ending, all round quality in gameIt's really not a bad p-and-c game at all. Pros: nice clean graphics, story-driven starts slow but better ending, all round quality in game execution. Decent length. Cons: Puzzles are easy. Music is repetitive and backgroundy only. There is just no humour in the game at all, it is all so serious. And the subtitles have some bad mis-spellings (how did someone miss that). The major con is that it really doesn't pull you along enough to want to keep on playing. After an hour each time, you get quite bored, but come back to finish it (which at least is a better aspect). A solid p-and-c game and recommended to anyone who likes that genre. For everyone else, it might all be a bit slow and linear. Full Review »