Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Half the time you're playing you find yourself staring into the screen at the same old scrap of evidence, no music, no sound, no action. If you like the X-Files, you're better off watching reruns on the television program or going out and seeing the movie.
  2. Less unpleasant than having an alien probe stuck up your butt - but not by much. [Sept 1998, p.129a]
  3. One good aspect for people who tend to get stuck on these detective game (and I mean myself here) is 'artificial intuition', ie help. When you seem to have hit a wall, this swirling symbol will suggest areas to concentrate on in that location - and the more you use it, the less subtle the hints get! It's a good way of offering a helping hand without spoonfeeding players.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 8, 2013
    5
    Using live action footage The X-Files Game doesn’t really offer much gameplay other than looking around environments in the manner of a point and click adventure. X-Files fans will likely get some enjoyment from the storyline and cameos from Mulder and Scully but ultimately it’s fairly forgettable. Full Review »