Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery, the puzzles, and the graphics, and felt right at home with much of it. In the same spirit that caused me to love Black Mirror despite its laughable flaws, I’m going to have to give Nibiru an A-.
  2. Nibiru: Age of Secrets doesn’t stoke the flames of innovation by any stretch of the imagination and it does have a few of the adventure game deficiencies that the genre has always been known for, however the sense of adventure steeped into the game through the intriguing storyline, constant change of environmental location, photo-realistic backdrops and superb ambiance and musical score more than makes up for the setbacks.
  3. Overall Nibiru is an intriguing and entertaining game, not overly difficult, and I had a lot of fun playing it.
  4. But even with all of this quality presentation the gameplay is still held back a notch by the limited scope and quirky nature of the puzzles, repetitive backtracking between locations, and an overall slower pace than most competing adventure titles.
  5. A stereotypical classic adventure. Future Games has done this one up in the traditional style popularized way back when by the likes of Sierra and LucasArts, so if you're a fan of this sort of old-school adventuring and don't demand that game designers reinvent the wheel, you can't go wrong here.
  6. If you’re a die-hard adventure game nut then you can add an additional point to the score just because it’s an adventure game. For the rest of you out there just remember that sometimes being good enough isn’t that good.
  7. A game which has enough to keep you engaged with it all the way until the final crucial discovery about the nature and meaning of Nibiru.
  8. 68
    For me, even as a traditional adventure game, it had a little too much pixel hunting and arbitrary solution paths. I think the genre has evolved to a much more compelling plateau.
  9. A good game is smudged by some obvious flaws in the gameplay that prevent it from standing with the greats. But fans of classic gaming will get a generally enjoyable game due to the story, inventory puzzling, diverse characters, and good looking graphics.
  10. In the end, being "kind of amusing" isn't enough to make a game good.
  11. 40
    The laughably bad voice acting will irritate, the ornery puzzle situations will annoy, and everything will be over so quickly you’ll wonder why you bothered in the first place.
  12. It's not as bad as a Pauly Shore film marathon, but neither is it worth your time, energy, and money. [Holiday 2005, p.70]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Sep 25, 2013
    The game could have been fun. It is slow paced, which is fine, and is reminiscent of the Kings Quest style. Overall the actual gameplay is OK, and the puzzles are fun. The reason I stopped playing this? The absolute WORST voice actor is the lead role. He sounds like Siri, pre update. I have no idea why they chose an actor who sounds like a computer generated voice, or a telephone voice mail "push 2 now". It was so incredibly distracting i just could not play anymore. I tried with the sound off, but then you miss some clues which are strictly auditory. Too bad, It was a fun little game. Full Review »