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 L.A. Noire
Lowest review score: 20 Dead Mountaineer's Hotel
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 497
497 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jolly Rover may not be the most original of stories, but if you're in the mood for something short and sweet and not too challenging, this funny pirate (dog) adventure gives you plenty of chuckles and lots to sink your teeth into.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for the next Sam & Max or Monkey Island won't find anything like that here, but with Puzzle Agent Telltale took an intriguing step in a new direction towards puzzle-based adventuring, and the result has proven to be well worthwhile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the quality of immersion is excellent, it is somewhat transient, no doubt leaving many feeling short-changed. In the end, though, the intrigue and originality of the story make it a very important adventure game for all fans of the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This episode doesn't showcase the duo at their best, but it's still worth your while to continue following where they're headed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still worth playing, with its usual stellar production values and increasingly bizarre storyline, but this episode again feels like it's primarily laying the groundwork for a spectacular finale.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, although it definitely suffers for its extremely ill-conceived finale, Alter Ego shows significant improvements on some of the problems that plagued Future Games' previous projects, and in fact is probably the best game the developer has produced to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be quite as good as the others, but it's still required gaming for the Layton-obsessed, and a high recommendation for anyone who loves puzzles.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is very much a mixed bag. Its distinctive art style is marred by a problematic interface. Its massive wealth of interactivity is hindered by a handful of vastly unfair puzzles. Its imaginative setting is dragged down by long, often tedious dialogues. Still, it's a game I'm glad I played, and that's mainly because the underlying story about a girl who's lost her way is so touching.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though the gameplay remains noticeably lightweight and the setting feels largely recycled, Get Tannen! still succeeds in entertaining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These few rough edges aside, overall The Next BIG Thing is a lovingly crafted production – its sights and sounds are exquisite, the oddball characters are fascinating, and the whimsical script is epic – the nutty conversations are certain to amuse even the most dour cynic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well, it's a good game, at times even great, but it functions better as Back to the Future: Part Four than as an adventure game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Beyond Reasonable Doom is a fitting finish to a strange but enjoyable trilogy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a little more challenge and visual polish, this could have been a truly great adventure, but instead settles for being another solid supernatural mystery.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though padded somewhat by a repetitive combination of puzzles, strategy and RPG elements, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights finally gives gamers an adventure of substance on the Nintendo 3DS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid puzzler that atones for a few rough edges with homegrown charm, but your mileage with MacGuffin's Curse will ultimately depend on whether you enjoy block puzzles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle is a beautiful looking game with an adventurous story about growing up and dealing with grief, though a few odd design decisions spoil some of the fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Superbrothers is a unique audio-visual experience that turns an old cliché into a refreshing and intriguing adventure, though it sacrifices gameplay to achieve it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chains of Satinav boasts incredible artwork and atmosphere, though it's populated by weak characters that spoil some of the appeal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its 2D cartoon aesthetic, simple point-and-click interface, and challenging puzzles, Deponia is classic old-school adventuring in many ways, making it worth playing even when the storytelling falters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few rough edges, this surreal platforming adventure is a heartfelt, emotional experience that's well worth your time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst Around Every Corner relies a bit too much on action sequences and not enough of group-building with its new characters, it effectively manages to draw hope and desperation to new emotional highs and lows, ultimately ending with the most dramatic conclusion so far.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another entertaining game for those who can't get enough of the wacky blue plush rabbit, Harvey's New Eyes simplifies the Edna & Harvey experience but is slightly less fun to play as a result.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though flawed, the first episode of Cognition leaves a great final impression and sets up a series that could become a major achievement for episodic adventure gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very similar to its predecessor with a few improvements in pacing and story, Chaos on Deponia is a solid adventure that fans of LucasArts-style comedies will likely enjoy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Haunted is a fun and well-balanced adventure that's highly enjoyable on the surface, but lacks the depth to be truly great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Critter Chronicles adopts enough of the positive qualities of its predecessor to deliver another enjoyable adventure, but skids on some crucial issues to land somewhat short of true excellence.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not many adventures have as much dark storytelling ambition as Cognition-endure the awkward conversations to get to the puzzles and story developments, and you'll be glad you stuck with it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kentucky Route Zero‘s second act keeps things weird, but feels a tad slight and uneventful compared to the first.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Face Noir is a genuinely entertaining adventure for fans of private eye mysteries, and a solid debut for a promising developer, even if it’s only half of a story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The five single-character segments in 400 Days results in fleeting bouts of entertainment that are cut short too early and only tease at the prospect of something more substantial.