Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 477 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 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 20 Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 477
477 game reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few technical failings aside, A New Beginning comes highly recommended. It's not often that I consider a game hard to put down, but I found myself getting deeply invested in the plot as it unravelled thanks to its convincing characterisation and an increasingly gripping storyline. Although there's an obvious environmental focus, there's also a strong heart to the story and it's this that powers your desire to play on. Any minor problems that arise are quickly overshadowed by the stunning artwork and the inventive, well-integrated puzzles, so whatever your view on global warming, do yourself a favour and shell out the green for A New Beginning.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the game is a fairly fun little ride thanks to its variety of gameplay and nicely designed cartoonish environments, but the puzzles are often too simple, making for a very short game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Awakened is a very uneven game, ranging from very poor to rather good, and the only consistent quality is its creepiness. It's worth considering if you need your horror fix, but Cthulhu will certainly forgive you if you decide to skip it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a wonderful premise, but rain too often neglects its gameplay in this otherwise honest, heartwarming tale of childhood solitude and trust.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics and interface are vastly improved and the puzzles more organically connected to the game world; the game as a whole is far more compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few rough edges, this surreal platforming adventure is a heartfelt, emotional experience that's well worth your time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Inner World certainly doesn’t push the envelope, neither does it cut any corners in delivering top-notch fun for the family.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More of a side story than a full sequel, A Machine for Pigs is memorably dark, disturbing, and bizarre.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The revamped and expanded JakeHunter may still have a few rough edges around its decidedly streamlined gameplay, but it is a satisfying experience for any fan of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a unique premise, a true understanding of Egyptian history and a love for mysterious revelations, the Toblers have created a monster of a game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, the leap forward in the story helps a lot to counter any disappointment with the gameplay, though the latter won't change the minds of anyone let down by it in the series so far.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Falling just a little short of instant classic status, Primordia is still a gorgeous, clever, and melancholy science-fiction parable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ECHO is polished and technically well done. The prehistoric setting is new in adventure games, and although the game's educational slant may not appeal to everyone, most of the background reading is optional. If you like your games puzzle-heavy and story-light, ECHO is for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I wouldn't say that the gameplay is the high point here. Controlling Eike will be tedious for some and if you weren't a fan of the 3D control in games like "Grim Fandango" or "Gabriel Knight 3," you should steer clear of this one.