Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 564 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Lowest review score: 20 Traitors Gate 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 564
564 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The setting is inviting and the puzzles are solid, but unless you're a devoted series diehard, desperately seeking something new for your Wii, or have friends to join you in multiplayer, I suggest you consider leaving Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident to gather dust on the store shelf.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonably enjoyable game that aims to appeal to adventure and RPG fans, but one which never fully capitalises on its potential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s rather short in length and lacks much story substance, but Journey of a Roach is a charming, original adventure that genre fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game rarely wows you in any one way, and the pace can drag at times in dry subject matter, but overall it’s both logical and accessible, and with its interesting approach to vampire lore and deftly crafted storyline, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is worth picking up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Secret Files 2 is a highly-polished, enjoyable sequel that’s better than its Tunguskan predecessor in several key ways.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, there is much to recommend in this handheld conversion, but if you’ve played the PC version already, bear in mind that it’s only a port.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever the root cause, the story is solid on the whole, and these few foggy moments didn't detract from my overall enjoyment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Tree of Life is a game that may appeal to hardcore adventure gamers, but be prepared to overlook a lot of very fundamental faults.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    J.U.L.I.A. is a unique and thoroughly enjoyable mission of remote planetary exploration and puzzle-solving.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Whispering Willows has an engaging story and superlative production quality, but fails to build on its strengths, eventually becoming an exercise in drudgery due to its insipid quests and irritating game design.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fire fits perfectly into Daedalic’s stable of fantastical worlds inhabited by colorful protagonists, but as a fairly casual puzzler it likely won’t entice the hardboiled adventurer with its extreme linearity and low challenge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Murder in the Abbey is ultimately one of those games that is fairly enjoyable to play through yet leaves you with the feeling that something is missing.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its interesting philosophical concept, Pneuma ultimately doesn’t do anything to elevate itself above being an average first-person puzzle-based adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an auspicious debut that should appeal to sci-fi adventure fans, even if you’re not familiar with the American astronaut and his “Perryverse”.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, Everlight is a generally pleasing experience, though it could have been much better with a bit more spit and polish.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An incredible success in virtual tourism — truly brings the island of Capri to life, allowing the user to wander a real-life location at will. Far less successful as a coherent, playable game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there are too many translation problems and story gaps that leave players guessing why things are happening or have come to be. Along with the poor sound quality and invisible gameplay triggers that hinder your progress unnecessarily, the end result is a promising game that never manages to rise above its modest station.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The CSI games have become better in recent outings, but ultimately this title feels a lot like treading water, and in some respects, a small regression from the last game.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A short, easy game that unfortunately lacks the characterisation and depth that could have made it more interesting to a wider audience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story of The Raven continues to entertain, but the second chapter fails to reach the heights of the first, with a much shorter run time and a detour from what made the opening chapter so good.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the kind of game that will have you showing up a bit bleary-eyed at work, because you couldn’t quite bring yourself to stop playing late into the night.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like mysteries with just a bit of conspiracy in a thoroughly detailed historical setting, Mata Hari is the right adventure for you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gameplay concept is a good one and the license a natural fit, but rather than successfully complementing each other, the end result is a shallow, watered down version of each, neither fully game nor fully show.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, with such an intriguing premise and strong production values, the developers had the foundation to make a great game, but the corny plot, pretentious writing, uninteresting characters, and some questionable design issues prevent it from achieving its full potential.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unless you're a glutton for punishment, avoid 15 Days. There are much better adventure games-or interactive stories, for that matter-to be played.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quest for Infamy is an ambitious, often entertaining homage that has all the ingredients for success, but the overall experience is impaired by uneven humour and lacklustre combat.