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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 79
  2. Negative: 4 out of 79

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  1. Mar 11, 2015
    5
    Do you like games that claim to be random, yet you can never get a good move lined up, while an improbable number of moves "drop into place" for your opponent? Are you addicted to grinding on foes so much weaker than you that you can overcome this imbalance? I have the perfect game for you...
  2. AnonymousMC
    Jan 28, 2009
    5
    The game is interesting, unfortunately it has two enormous flaws for me. The first one is the JRPG look and dialogs are extremely childish. They are simply an uninteresting waste of time. The game would have been much more tolerable without the "story" and the world map. The second major flaw is luck plays far too much in the outcome of a battle. It makes this game totally unsuited forThe game is interesting, unfortunately it has two enormous flaws for me. The first one is the JRPG look and dialogs are extremely childish. They are simply an uninteresting waste of time. The game would have been much more tolerable without the "story" and the world map. The second major flaw is luck plays far too much in the outcome of a battle. It makes this game totally unsuited for people who like more serious games. Basically, this is a great game for children, but not for adults. Expand
  3. EricE.
    Feb 5, 2008
    7
    Fun game but it definitely cheats in favor of the AI in order to make it more difficult and to make up for the AI's dumbness. Many many times where the AI would get bonus after bonus after bonus with extra turn after extra turn absolutely killing the player. I couldn't get past the cheating puzzles in order to enjoy the game. My mother noticed the same thing and both of us Fun game but it definitely cheats in favor of the AI in order to make it more difficult and to make up for the AI's dumbness. Many many times where the AI would get bonus after bonus after bonus with extra turn after extra turn absolutely killing the player. I couldn't get past the cheating puzzles in order to enjoy the game. My mother noticed the same thing and both of us decided not to buy it. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jan 31, 2008
    6
    This game has the potential to be a really really fun experience, however it is often marred by a few things that turn out to be a constant annoynace. The biggest problem is that the game seems to favor your computer opponent far more often than it does you. It does not seem random at all. It's not just pure coincidence that the computer gets to take 3295623489732849 turns way way This game has the potential to be a really really fun experience, however it is often marred by a few things that turn out to be a constant annoynace. The biggest problem is that the game seems to favor your computer opponent far more often than it does you. It does not seem random at all. It's not just pure coincidence that the computer gets to take 3295623489732849 turns way way more often than you possibly can. If that was fixed, this game would be well worth its price tag. Until then, save yourself the headaches and spend your money elsewhere. Expand
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 86
    The unlikely marriage of puzzle gameplay with RPG mechanics makes for one of the most addictive experiences available to gamers today.
  2. One of the most fun puzzle games since "Bookworm Adventures." [Jan 2008, p.74]
  3. 70
    The minute-to-minute gameplay is tried and true, and when you factor in the long-tailed character progression, well, let's just say it's a wrap. Puzzle Quest's designers are certainly onto something here.