Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. A stunning achievement in interactive entertainment. With a solid story, engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.
  2. Its humorous, has a good plot, a good mix of different characters and is just a fun game. So sit down, relax and enjoy the game just try not to pull your hair out from the puzzles.
  3. A fairytale comeback. Extravagance was one of the signatures of the graphic adventure: extravagance to bring them in, and a cracking story well told to keep them. Both tenets of the Broken Sword series remain intact here, and that's all the devoted fans could have wanted. [Christmas 2003, p.94]
  4. A new classic of the adventure genre. It looks unique, sounds excellent and has a plot with more twists and turns than a break-dancer in a tornado.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. SteveD.
    Jan 9, 2004
    What this game needs is more doors. Locked ones. That can never be opened. Yeah, it needs more doors. And puzzles involving finding new ways to open said doors. I won't be happy until there are more doors in the game than homebase. ... Shame on you Edge ... Full Review »
  2. Richard
    Dec 16, 2003
    Another flawed XBOX conversion, avoid or buy on the PC, the game is very glitchy and bugged, this was confirmed by 3 memebers of my local game store. Whoever is doing these XBOX conversions needs to be sacked! Full Review »
  3. JamesD.
    Dec 4, 2003
    Wasnt sure of the 3-D engine before purchase, but the transition from 2-D to 3-D really works!