Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 497 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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 20 Guise of the Wolf
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 497
497 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not perfect, but still gorgeous and very enjoyable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It sacrifices too much gameplay for narrative at times, and its missed opportunities keep it from greatness, but it's reasonably fun while it lasts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new directions the game goes in dilute the qualities that made the first Dark Fall so great, and it ends up being much less immediate, real and frightening than its predecessor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly moody piece about esoteric organizations and human nature that never takes itself too seriously. Brendel’s low-budget adventure game will permeate players minds and have them contemplating the existence of the Lifestream even as they shower at six a.m. in the morning.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ECHO is polished and technically well done. The prehistoric setting is new in adventure games, and although the game's educational slant may not appeal to everyone, most of the background reading is optional. If you like your games puzzle-heavy and story-light, ECHO is for you.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is charming and witty, the puzzles are a refreshing change from the usual, and the game is appropriate for everyone in the family.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These puzzles are varied, logical, and make sense in the train's historical context, and there is something simply enjoyable about investigating the different characters and piecing together clues to the mystery of both Lori Girard's disappearance and Jake's old mine.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A difficult game, like a classic can be a "difficult book". Its lack of polish and some appalling design choices definitely reduce the enjoyment. Its decision to keep the best of both plot and gameplay for the latter stages demands that the player have some faith in the developers to keep going on.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a solid sequel in the franchise and while it doesn't really break any new ground, it does make some minor but important improvements that make it the best game in the series.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've got the machine to run it, and the patience to endure some of its quirks, then this is definitely a game to check out.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those whose idea of a good adventure involves inventory puzzles and plenty of characters to talk to may be put off by the emphasis on solitary exploration and puzzle solving, particularly given the game's surface resemblance to other quest-style adventures. But the beautiful setting, along with an interesting storyline, clever puzzles, and lots of little magical touches all help to bring the game to life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ankh falls short of the comic adventure classics of old, but keep your expectations modest and you'll find an engaging little romp that makes ancient Egypt fun again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps the Codex will finally bring an unheralded series the attention it deserves. There's no new content, but those unfamiliar with the series should definitely give this release a closer look.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is entertaining, and a worthwhile purchase for any DS owner who enjoys a lot of story in their games and doesn't mind the occasional lame puzzle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved or hated the first Runaway, you'll love or hate the sequel for all the same reasons. For newcomers, The Dream of the Turtle is a solid adventure, but one that falls short of its abundant potential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although insanely difficult at times, Evidence is a compelling take on the tracking of a serial killer. You'll need a lot of patience to see it through to the end, though.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent new adventure in the (hopefully ongoing) Broken Sword saga, but its erratic quality prevents it from fulfilling its own potential, making it best suited to existing fans of the series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The emphasis on physics adds a unique dimension to Penumbra: Overture. If you're willing to sacrifice story for atmosphere, it's a decent catch for horror fans, but those looking for point-and-click fare may be turned off by unavoidable action elements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly-polished game, but suffers from an uninspired design. While it remains mostly pleasant to play, it is not as satisfying an experience as it ought to have been.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming old school comic adventure that's definitely worth a play through if you can get past the graphic weaknesses and the main character's voice.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With some enhanced animations and cutscenes, this entry is better than the last game but shorter in duration, and continues to rely a little too heavily on chores than actual detective work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Situation: Comedy is a very fun way to spend a couple hours for a very reasonable price. It will be up to Episode 3 to really start building more momentum, though.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So far Season One is not particularly epic or memorable, but still a very good-looking and extremely fun diversion, and faithful to its franchise. But we're all hoping for a bit longer game next time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't quite match the classics, The Blackwell Legacy has more to offer than just nostalgia. Its appeal will depend on how interesting you find the story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end result of The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, then, is another solid and safe, if certainly predictable, Nancy Drew adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is tough to fulfill six years of expectations and hope, but ultimately I liked and occasionally admired A Vampyre Story—and can't wait to see the improvements that can be made by this developer the second time around.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are plenty of rough edges, but those who have the patience for the mountains of dialogue and can see past the ropey visuals and gut-wrenching voice acting will find a reasonably engrossing world to explore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Undercover: Operation Wintersun is well worth playing for fans of traditional adventures.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These flaws aside, Jack Keane is a lengthy game, light on difficulty, but never anything less than fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the mounting criticism, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is a decent enough game in its own right, and fans of the series can expect much of what they enjoyed in previous offerings.