Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. It's clear that the people at Her Interactive love making these games - and as a result, it's hard for the player not to love them, too.
  2. This Nancy Drew game ranks among the better games in the series. An engrossing story, mixed with a good variety of puzzles and mini-games, makes for a good game.
  3. Compared to the other games in the series, Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice is a step in the right direction with the mini-games and disguises that are available.
  4. 70
    While Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice oscillates quite a bit more on the fun meter than the last installment, it does have the exact same graphic and audio quality -- you might even say, “run of the mill,” considering we’re on #18.
  5. All in all, while still providing a dependable Nancy Drew adventure that fans have come to expect, I just couldn’t help but feel that The Phantom of Venice seems tired, or more specifically, that it’s the latest entry in a series that itself is getting tired.
  6. 65
    It's about as middle of the road as gaming gets and suffers from a few lazy design flaws, but is still oddly enjoyable.
  7. 18th time and not for the last time for sure. Some games we are better off not knowing they even exist because of... well everything. Pixel hunting, outdated graphics, boring dialogs (un-skippable), sluggish controls – we skip next 15 episodes of Nancy Drew adventures then we try again. [Sept 2008]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    This is the worst game of the series so far,It's really boring and uninteresting if you want to play this game,try another game in this series like Legend of the Crystal Skull and White Wolf of Icicle Creek!!!!!! Full Review »