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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few arbitrary cracks, Dire Grove is another (frozen) solid entry in the growing casual adventure library, and a worthy addition to the Mystery Case Files series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone a bit worried after the second episode can welcome the series back with open arms; A Crooked Mile is an intense and violent episode that is fun and over far too quickly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven’t jumped onto the bandwagon yet, you are doing yourself a disservice by missing the best comic adventure games in the modern era.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fateful return of a venerable series proves it still has legs even 10 odd years on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The unique Mad Libs-style text presentation of Blackbar’s sci-fi social commentary is certainly engaging, but it works better as an innovative reading experience rather than a fully-realized adventure game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful? Stunning? Breathtaking? All words that can safely be used when describing Syberia's graphics. The level of detail is simply immense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead may have more gore than puzzles, but by striking out in a new direction that focuses on atmospheric storytelling, Telltale delivers one their most compelling and enjoyable titles to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s still a little shallow in the gameplay department, but right down to the closing credits, it’s a lovingly thorough ode to retro games, and an amusing final adventure with some of the most colorful, acerbic, and silly characters you’ll ever virtually meet. If you can appreciate those things, then consider this game more than worthy of its pixels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it poses little in the way of challenge, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter delivers a gripping, gradually unfolding tragedy set in a beautiful open woodland environment that you are free to explore at will.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creation of obvious love and care, Botanicula is a must-play for those seeking a truly imaginative and entertaining adventure game
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    999 is a gutsy, mature story that blends horror, science, and character-driven drama in intriguing, thoughtful ways. It's also backed by some sparse but solid gameplay, melding traditional puzzle types with a cohesive math-based theme that nicely suits its subject matter. Unfortunately, what could have been a taut psychological thriller all too often becomes a plodding, pace-killing narrative full of bloated, poorly-integrated dialogue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a long playing time, and loads of intrigue, this game is a sure bet for history buffs and casual fans...A must have, but clear your schedule as it takes between 50 and 60 hours to complete.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To the Moon is an unassuming game that does an unbelievably good job of evoking emotion. It tells a sweet, sad story in an unconventional way, and it shows a lot of promise for Freebird Games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best game so far in the Nancy Drew series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead’s middle instalment begins with an overly long, slow burn, though it gradually builds toward the tense excitement that series fans have become accustomed to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While The Haunting of Castle Malloy poses a genuine challenge that will take even experienced gamers between 10-15 hours, the unbalanced difficulty of the puzzles and mini-games combined with an uninteresting bunch of characters and locations results in one of the lesser Nancy Drew games on the market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best of the games in the series, Dual Destinies takes a while to build back up from its explosive beginning, but it’s more of the same fun characters, stories, and gameplay fans have come to expect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much a poem as it is a game, Kentucky Route Zero: Act I is the bizarre, lovely first leg of a road trip into the sad, strange heart of America.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While this episode still hints at the underlying brilliance of the Chapman Brothers, it ultimately mucks about in too much pre-adolescent nonsense to carry much weight or ever feel very engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of this chapter's sometimes bland early tone and uneven puzzle mechanics, Rise of the Pirate God and the series as a whole both come with my highest recommendation as a modern adventure genre must-play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All told, the second episode of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People includes a little more talking and lot more collecting than Homestar Ruiner, with the same marginal amount of small-scale puzzling in between.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its charming gameplay, excellent use of the Nintendo DS features, truly funny dialogue, intricate plot, and personable cast of characters, this "soon to be a classic" title offers plenty of gaming enjoyment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With his sixth globetrotting escapade, Professor Layton secures an enduring gaming legacy, with just a few little bumps on the way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's been a whole two years without a new adventure for the Freelance Police, but the wait has been worth it, at least for one episode
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While this episode still hints at the underlying brilliance of the Chapman Brothers, it ultimately mucks about in too much pre-adolescent nonsense to carry much weight or ever feel very engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid addition to the series and likely the best Nancy Drew game of them all. For those who crave a few evenings of gaming where charm, good looks and diversion come first, this is a definite buy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Culture Shock in every way looks, sounds, and feels like a true Sam & Max sequel. If you can forgive the ease of the puzzles and embrace the episodic concept, it is nothing less than a complete blast of fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is by far the deepest, darkest game in the series, yet the superb writing means that it will also be the funniest you'll encounter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the odd rough story edge and puzzling design choice, The City That Dares Not Sleep is a refreshing, triumphant end to The Devil's Playhouse.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you loved the first one or thought that it would be excellent if only the puzzles were more challenging, this is a game you will not want to be without.