Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 478 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 The Longest Journey
Lowest review score: 20 Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 478
478 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The voice work and graphic design are both well done, if a bit utilitarian, but the dialogue and story need polishing to create a strong immersive atmosphere that a game like this really requires.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Worth playing through for the story, but questionable design issues prevent it from being nearly the classic that comes bundled with it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There isn't much glitz or glamour in James Noir's Hollywood Crimes, a puzzle-adventure with low production values and repetitive puzzles that even an interesting murder mystery can't overcome.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once the novelty of its promising premise and fun environmental puzzles have worn off, Lifeless Planet’s repetitive scenery and gameplay drag the experience back down to earth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good, very well-written, snack-sized adventure for fans of Laura Bow games and Jane Jensen's writing—but only those who can tolerate a heap of casual game elements in their adventures. Don't bother otherwise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It will tide you over until "Phoenix Wright 2" comes out, but it's nothing special.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite a few glaring deficiencies, The Watchmaker is a solid game. It offers firm value at its retail price and for the length of gameplay, approximately 20-30 hours, as well as for the degree of difficulty in its puzzles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is the newest addition to the small field of triple AAA adventure titles and offers some pleasant new surprises but an uneven storyline, poorly developed characters and unfocused gameplay keeps this game from rising above mediocrity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A solid, unexceptional adventure and a potentially engaging diversion. Unfortunately the plot, for all its intricacies, fails in what should have been a primary objective; holding the gamer’s interest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While Crystal Key II does have its charms, none of them are strong enough to save it from being average and lacklustre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Treasure Island isn’t as good as the source material that inspired it, but offers enough pleasant discoveries that pirate fans should find worth the journey.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sometimes infernally frustrating and plagued with inconsistent design, the deeply morbid Lucius nevertheless contains some diabolical fun for those with loads of patience and a strong stomach.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While the offbeat humor will likely hold a certain charm for select audiences, Ferris Mueller’s Day Off lacks a substantial gameplay experience to go with it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A unique mix of genre blends, Master Reboot doesn’t always come together cohesively, but there’s plenty of heart in its Soul Cloud.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Starship Damrey is a short but enjoyable space mystery that could have been so much better if it allowed you to puzzle through the enigma yourself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a murder mystery with a twist everyone will see coming from a mile away, and the puzzles and slowness don’t do it any service. This could have been a classic.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A long-winded Myst-like puzzle game that will likely appeal to the hardcore gamer only.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    1954: Alcatraz has a great premise, but the execution falls flat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Generally a frustrating and unrewarding game, with the ultimate anti-payoff. I can't even sincerely recommend it to even the most ardent Ripper historian.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Undercover: Operation Wintersun is well worth playing for fans of traditional adventures.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not supplying any complex game play design or innovation, one thing I appreciated about PC is its polish.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a promising start that offers a few hours of decent entertainment, just one that never unearths much imagination along the way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As it is, unfortunately the game can't maintain a proper serious tone long enough to really be engrossing, and ultimately comes off as another substandard adventure with—ironically enough, considering the country of origin—a lack of polish.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For Sherlock fans, I’d rank this as more of a Basil Rathbone than a Jeremy Brett on the Holmes-o-meter; somewhat enjoyable but wildly inaccurate. And for DS fans simply looking for a good adventure, I’d largely recommend holding out for better mysteries than this.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For better and worse, Hunt for the Puppeteer is a simple adventure without any pretensions. It can be relaxing filler easily played with your brain off, but lacks both the quality and character to bother with otherwise.