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  • Summary: An epic 3-D adventure spanning over 150 unique locations across two distinct and detailed worlds. [Funcom]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A magnum opus. Even though it does have some small flaws and a couple of things I would change, it is absolutely breathtaking in all respects. They just don’t get any better than this.
  2. Top-notch writing, memorable characters, beautiful 3D animations against 2D backdrops, and a musical score that is more complementary than ornamental all unite for a once-in-a-lifetime gaming experience.
  3. 100
    It's got great graphics, superb dialogue, and unforgettable characters, but the genre-bending story will keep graphic adventure fans glued to the screen.
  4. TLJ is a masterpiece and one of the best Adventures to be released during the past few years. Unfortunately it should be avoided by people who are violently repelled, for themselves or their offspring, by some extremely crude language.
  5. Offers an astounding 50 hours or so of gameplay, and when it was over we wanted more.
  6. The pinnacle of classic, point-and-click adventure gaming. [Feb 2001, p.97]
  7. Definitely not the kind of game everyone will appreciate and, in fact, may be unplayable after five minutes for some gamers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 78
  2. Negative: 7 out of 78
  1. CarlosTheBear
    Oct 3, 2008
    Masterpiece! This game is over 10 years old and could teach nearly all modern developers how to tell a story. Sod next-gen physics and fancy graphics, this is engrossing. No game since Ico has had me actually caring for characters like this one has. Even if you don't like the genre (I myself am a racer/fps guy) this is a must buy. Expand
  2. Moonchild
    May 25, 2008
    AWESOME! Great story, great dialogues! I loved it!
  3. Alex
    Feb 12, 2004
    A truly outstanding game. This is one of my all-time favorites. Its has the best plot I have ever seen in a video game, in fact the plot of this game is stronger than most movies or novels. This game might not be technically perfect, but as a whole game and a work of art it is perfect. Expand
  4. WayneB.
    Jan 4, 2005
    Sarah hamilton did a super job!
  5. E.S.
    Oct 3, 2007
    Ignore Shawn T - stupid comment. Either trolling or thought he was buying an FPS. The metacritic score is on the money. If you want a very good adventure game then this is it. Graphics are in line with this kind of game mechanic and the overall story and adventure are very enjoyable indeed. Collapse
  6. Nov 2, 2013
    This game happens to contain one of my favourite universes and it was so well made. I'm not really a fan of adventure games, but this game managed to keep me enthralled. The characters were amazing and the story was to. I have recommend this game to multiple people in hopes they'll play it, so I'd recommend it to you to! Expand
  7. ShawnT.
    Jun 30, 2007
    This is the lamest game ever invented the only reason why i bought it is because it got such a high metascore. Please do not buy this game unless you are looking for something to help you fall asleep. Trust me this is a stupid game and you will hate it. I have played thousands of games and this one falls at the bottom of my list. I wish I could get my money back! Expand

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