Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 525 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left
Lowest review score: 20 Cold Case Files
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 525
525 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the first episode is a little uneven in its story and puzzle pacing at times, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is a delightfully stylish debut that makes me want to come back for more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no way around it: Runaway is an instant classic, and an absolute must-own for all adventure game fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although insanely difficult at times, Evidence is a compelling take on the tracking of a serial killer. You'll need a lot of patience to see it through to the end, though.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its 2D cartoon aesthetic, simple point-and-click interface, and challenging puzzles, Deponia is classic old-school adventuring in many ways, making it worth playing even when the storytelling falters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first episode of The Raven offers up a captivating story, intriguing characters and brilliant audio production to get the three-part series on track right away.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ankh falls short of the comic adventure classics of old, but keep your expectations modest and you'll find an engaging little romp that makes ancient Egypt fun again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Revives a true classic, and optimizes it for performance. An absolute must-play for any adventure fan with even a passing tolerance of insects. If you can't beat 'em... join 'em!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly moody piece about esoteric organizations and human nature that never takes itself too seriously. Brendel’s low-budget adventure game will permeate players minds and have them contemplating the existence of the Lifestream even as they shower at six a.m. in the morning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So far Season One is not particularly epic or memorable, but still a very good-looking and extremely fun diversion, and faithful to its franchise. But we're all hoping for a bit longer game next time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a conventional, paint-by-numbers murder mystery, but the resulting portrait is a rather generous one that provides two unique perspectives, a complex story, and hours of fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the great detective's finest hour, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes makes for a thoroughly enjoyable adventure through the murkier side of Sherlock's psyche.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination of realistic architecture, history, surrealistic gods and magic will draw you in, but the been-there-done-that take on the puzzles and the journey's short length might not be enough to hold your interest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an introduction to Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, then, the game's adventure elements are mostly a conduit for the humor, the bread to the cheese. And yeah, the bread may be a little mediocre in this case, but the cheese can be divine.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The puzzles were generally easy enough to keep me moving, but the linearity did generate some frustration along the way, and the excessive backtracking, difficult navigation in some areas, lackluster story presentation and Carol’s subdued presence all resulted in an underwhelming experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Critter Chronicles adopts enough of the positive qualities of its predecessor to deliver another enjoyable adventure, but skids on some crucial issues to land somewhat short of true excellence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, Senseless Acts of Justice is more of the same great material we saw in the first episode.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is an unexpectedly sedentary and thoughtful game, and it’s far from bloody awful, if not quite the ripping good yarn it could have been.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps the Codex will finally bring an unheralded series the attention it deserves. There's no new content, but those unfamiliar with the series should definitely give this release a closer look.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few awkward moments and the scarcity of thigh-slapping comedy, Ceville is nevertheless one of the better recent comic adventures, with excellent cartoony graphics and delightful music combining with the irreverent humor to add much to the whimsical nature of the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a little more challenge and visual polish, this could have been a truly great adventure, but instead settles for being another solid supernatural mystery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent new adventure in the (hopefully ongoing) Broken Sword saga, but its erratic quality prevents it from fulfilling its own potential, making it best suited to existing fans of the series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The emphasis on physics adds a unique dimension to Penumbra: Overture. If you're willing to sacrifice story for atmosphere, it's a decent catch for horror fans, but those looking for point-and-click fare may be turned off by unavoidable action elements.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end result of The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, then, is another solid and safe, if certainly predictable, Nancy Drew adventure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid puzzler that atones for a few rough edges with homegrown charm, but your mileage with MacGuffin's Curse will ultimately depend on whether you enjoy block puzzles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, there isn’t a whole lot wrong with The Bogey Man, but there isn’t anything particularly memorable either. That would be fine if this were the middle of the series, but as a conclusion, it’s a little disappointing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though only teasing the series' larger story arc for now, The Journey Down's HD remake is a short but vibrant indie adventure that far exceeds the quality of many full-blown retail games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though flawed, the first episode of Cognition leaves a great final impression and sets up a series that could become a major achievement for episodic adventure gaming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Broken Age’s release the Double Fine Adventure comes to an end, and the result is a standout game that delivers on its promises. Play it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While still an enjoyable experience, The Last Resort fails to live up to its potential, and is more of an "Average Outing" than a Grand Adventure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not many adventures have as much dark storytelling ambition as Cognition-endure the awkward conversations to get to the puzzles and story developments, and you'll be glad you stuck with it.