Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 479 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 L.A. Noire
Lowest review score: 20 Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 479
479 game reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it remains an innovative and highly laudable idea which I hope will one day be put to better use, in Jazz and Faust it fails to be more than a misguided gimmick. The ‘two adventures in one’ angle fails because even with this feature, the game is extremely short.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Try MOTD only if you are willing to put up with rude character dialogue and idiotic puzzle solutions. If not, wait for House of Tales to release "The Moment of Silence."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of the show will enjoy it as a quick diversion; hardcore adventure fans will definitely not get their money's worth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything just falls all to pieces in the execution, specifically every element of character interaction (which is 80% of the game). It's frustrating to the point of bafflement at times, to want to care so much about the story, but feel so stifled by the atrocious dialogue and unfriendly interaction system.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A long-winded Myst-like puzzle game that will likely appeal to the hardcore gamer only.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    No evolution here; just a splicing of new and old, resulting in more frustration than fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a really great graphic adventure game, give "Circle of Blood" a try, but resist the temptation to pick up its sequel. Like the game's title implies, it’s all smoke and mirrors, and very little substance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you're already a die-hard fan of Myst clones, RHEM 2 is probably not the game for you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although it is possible to overlook the somewhat pre-dated graphics, poor elements in both plot and puzzle design taint what could otherwise have been an excellent game. With its short length and $20 price point, I simply cannot recommend The Arrangement.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall, Dead Reefs offers plenty of atmosphere that teases with its potential, but really suffers from its make-shift story and weak gameplay, made worse still with poor controls.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Play this game if you enjoy feeling hopeless and frustrated or are just plain curious as to how a game would specifically seek to bring about such a feeling. Otherwise, you'd be wise not to bother.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The many Nancy Drew fans and DS adventure gamers may be interested in this title, but I can’t really recommend it to any audience. Even for a younger gamer, the repetitive gameplay will likely get boring before the end, and the tedium will quickly be felt by a more seasoned adventure gamer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Next Life is fairly lengthy, probably 15+ hours of playtime, but it's not quality time because of the abundance of backtracking and slow animations.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game has its moments and a few interesting ideas, but the experience as a whole is so irritating, with its constantly grating voices, bad writing and dull gameplay, that you barely register the positive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of CSI-type games may find it makes the grade, but for everyone else, there’s just not enough here to warrant much of a look.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Regardless, the gorgeous look and feel of the game is poorly served by bad design decisions and ultimately fails as an enjoyable experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its few moments of levity, however, the surreal nature of the storyline remains a little too odd throughout, and the repetitive nature of the gameplay makes Flower, Sun and Rain more of a slog to play through than it is enjoyable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In spite of all the similarities, Miami Law turned out to be a better game than Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles—but not by much. Miami Law has higher production values and a more ambitious scope, but overall these games share a surprising number of pitfalls, which leaves me wondering who they were designed for.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Series fans may get a mild kick out of the latest case for Lindsay and the gang, but few others will find the point of exploring these Crimes of Passion, as there’s just not enough of significance to seek out here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In summary, CSI: Deadly Intent is an entirely lacklustre game. The return to traditional form will please those put off by the casual surprise of last year, but even that enthusiasm won’t last for long.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even so, while the tragic backstory is worth seeing through and the cell phone concept is novel for a while, all that’s left beyond that is a poorly-paced exploration in the dark, punctuated by a series of startling yet repetitive ghost encounters. So unless that’s your idea of a good time, this is one number that’s probably not worth picking up.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is very little about CSI: Fatal Conspiracy that would appeal to non-fans of the series.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up and play in short bursts, which does suit a handheld if you're looking for a budget time-waster, but in the end, this body of evidence should steer most people away from a game that's guilty of sucking all the life out of its own potential.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Perhaps devoted casual game fans will have some tolerance for this type of hollow experience, but ultimately The Tiny Bang Story's pieces just don't add up to a fulfilling adventure in the end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Releasing for a budget price doesn't excuse mediocre puzzle design, heavy repetition and a story with so little coherence.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This contributes to the overall feeling that A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie is exactly what it is: about half of a game. It's got pretty good writing, a decent aptitude for historical authenticity, and entirely okay art design, but it's wrapped up in a very bland package that lacks ambition, depth, length, and a single moment of tolerable voice acting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's some real scares to be found, but illogical puzzles and a confusing plot make Anna a different kind of horror to play.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Eleusis starts off promisingly enough, but well-appointed graphics can’t make up for the lackluster story and generally poor gameplay.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mysterious Cities of Gold faithfully recreates the look of the television show, but its shallow, repetitive, and unimaginative gameplay should have you prospecting somewhere else.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    9 Elefants effortlessly copies what should have been a successful formula on paper, but a lack of puzzle variety and story relevance causes most redeeming qualities to get lost in translation.