Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 523 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.2 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 Knights in Shining Armor: our king's tale
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 523
523 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best game so far in the Nancy Drew series.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle-hungry adventurers look no further: Aura provides an endless number of puzzles, pretty static backgrounds, well-crafted cutscenes and mood music, at the expense of developing any real storyline.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, I think this game will be good for newcomers due to the large number of standalone obstacles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A series of small issues prevent it from shining as brightly as it could have, but its fun puzzles in a cool setting make Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island an entertaining adventure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are clearly some areas that needed more polish in this first effort, but it’s a solid debut that the developers can surely build on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Unfinished Swan is a creative experiment that’s worth a play, even if some aspects feel incomplete.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story behind Conspiracies is incredibly well executed, with enough twists and turns to satisfy just about any mystery enthusiast out there.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short game. A very short game. It wouldn’t be at all difficult to complete it within one sitting, and experienced adventure gamers may zip through within an hour or two. As a comparison, it gives Full Throttle a run for its money for World’s Shortest Adventure Game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No Going Back struggles to build anticipation for a conclusion that is clear from the outset, but once past the point of no return, the final episode ramps up to an exciting choice-driven conclusion with five different endings.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Samaritan Paradox is a fun retro mystery that almost reaches the heights to which it aspires, but a few minor issues prevent it from achieving true greatness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Hardy Boys are reliable protagonists, the slightly but steadily increasing challenge of the puzzles will be an excellent primer for more difficult adventures, and who knows, they might even learn something in the process.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In anticipation of that potential, every adventure fan should consider this an essential play, and go into it with the understanding that this is a very good and very fun game-just not the best Telltale has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Charming, beautiful and often satisfying, Amphora’s vague goals and finicky physics can be frustrating at times, but if you have the patience you’re in for a unique experience.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, this is a game for hardcore puzzle enthusiasts. If you like games like Myst for the intellectual challenge, you should be pleased with RHEM 3.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After wading through the technical problems, a solid murder mystery that's fun to play and worth the money.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conspirocracy offers some meaty puzzles and more than a few chuckles that make it well worth playing, but it runs out of steam somewhat and lacks the ambition for true greatness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey is a pleasing casual adventure, ideal for a rainy afternoon and a nice diversion for mystery buffs and fans of Patterson’s work.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst a lack of gameplay variety and a slightly lacklustre ending limit its appeal, Contradiction manages to provide solid FMV production values and an interesting mystery to solve.