Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 597 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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 Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Lowest review score: 20 Cold Case Files
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 597
597 game reviews
    • 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
    Nelly Cootalot’s latest voyage is overflowing with charm and heart – and puns, oh the puns! It may not be the stiffest challenge out there, but it’ll leave you with a warm feeling inside.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    An epic tale that reunites some much-loved characters and recreates the magic of good, old-fashioned point-and-click adventuring in a hyper-attractive world, the Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a must-play for fans of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredible, audacious attempt that doesn't quite live up to its goals. Easily one of the most complex stories ever told in a computer game. Highly recommended as both the continuation of a great series and on the strength of its high points.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moai Better Blues is a gorgeous game to look at and listen to and a unique, enjoyable experience as a whole.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here is the Sam & Max episode you've been waiting for. Absolute, complete fun, and an effort that Telltale should be very proud of.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Deponia trilogy turns out to be very good at goodbyes. If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series – and especially the final game – will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The one-of-a-kind Dropsy’s heart is absolutely in the right place, but it’s tough to fully embrace a game with so much unwelcome filler.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though let down by weak gameplay, Read Only Memories is one of the most human games available this year, which is remarkable for a cyberpunk game dealing with robots and transhumanism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bursting with charm and vibrant life, the beautiful worlds of Samorost 3 are beguiling, so long as you don’t worry too much about logic or plot and just go with the flow.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Telltale's production quality is remarkable, and they must be commended for at least pushing the series violently towards what is sure to be a fascinating climax. However, the game must also be criticized for the inconsistency of its flow and the near-complete lack of original locations and characters (Stan's delightful return notwithstanding).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst Around Every Corner relies a bit too much on action sequences and not enough of group-building with its new characters, it effectively manages to draw hope and desperation to new emotional highs and lows, ultimately ending with the most dramatic conclusion so far.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't quite match the classics, The Blackwell Legacy has more to offer than just nostalgia. Its appeal will depend on how interesting you find the story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spunky teenager Nancy Drew, though celebrating her 75th birthday, once again proves why she is still relevant in the 21st century.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy ending for a long-standing series that doesn't quite reach greatness, but will likely please more than disappoint.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that this game excels at the end makes up for the slow beginning and mini-game robbery, but only to make it just as good as the last two episodes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tailor-made for inventory lovers, but plenty here for every adventure gamer to enjoy. It's simple and modest, but offers great value for your gaming dollar.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pushing the envelope in several key ways that will appeal to those who are adequately equipped, else Heart.Break() is that rare game that’s enjoyable and yet can’t be outright recommended for all to play.