Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 498 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 The Longest Journey
Lowest review score: 20 Cold Case Files
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 498
498 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Perhaps devoted casual game fans will have some tolerance for this type of hollow experience, but ultimately The Tiny Bang Story's pieces just don't add up to a fulfilling adventure in the end.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It is much, much easier for me to recommend the game as a free browser-based Flash game than as a commercial product.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I should also point out that The Scorpio Ritual is a short game—six to eight hours of play spread across four main locations—and it culminates with an unusually abrupt ending.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, the largely static emotion of the narrative and the inconsequential nature of the puzzles don’t flesh out the story to great effect, turning this game into just an average game, rather than a great one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very entertaining game that successfully transcends its edu-tainment leanings.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A charming yet unassuming adventure through the pantheon of Swedish folklore, Oknytt is good enough to warrant your attention, though it won’t blow you away.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of the show will enjoy it as a quick diversion; hardcore adventure fans will definitely not get their money's worth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Play this game if you enjoy feeling hopeless and frustrated or are just plain curious as to how a game would specifically seek to bring about such a feeling. Otherwise, you'd be wise not to bother.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So if you’re feeling nostalgic for the bygone days of Shadowgate, or simply like your content dark and deep and don’t mind slogging through a world of hurt to get to it, Theresia may just warrant a look.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most necessary elements of a winning formula are in place, but Violett desperately needs a story to bind the disparate parts together into a classic experience.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game is a quick snack, clocking in for me at about 15 hours. Though rough in a few spots, it has some very interesting puzzles and challenges that I really enjoyed.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.