Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 538 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 7.3 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 Crime Scene
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 538
538 game reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Falling just a little short of instant classic status, Primordia is still a gorgeous, clever, and melancholy science-fiction parable.
    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s got far more beauty than brains, but for gamers who appreciate a macabre atmosphere and distinctive art style, Tormentum could be just the brief but darkly beautiful diversion they’re looking for.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jolly Rover may not be the most original of stories, but if you're in the mood for something short and sweet and not too challenging, this funny pirate (dog) adventure gives you plenty of chuckles and lots to sink your teeth into.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More a slick refinement than a radically different game, J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars largely took what it got right in the already enjoyable original version and improved upon it, then added some welcome new content on top.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A richly defined, innovative experience, Lost Echo is exactly what an iOS adventure should be, capturing the spirit of traditional adventure gaming with all the potential the platform has to offer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lilly Looking Through is an easy-to-love game with a top-notch presentation that unfortunately comes to an end all too soon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it’s the setting of The Lost Crown, between the brilliant sound design and the superb art direction, that will give you the most pleasure, and a great deal of praise for these elements is due the game’s creator, Jonathan Boakes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Dead is an impressive first outing by a new developer that hits all the right notes and delivers a funny, touching, and well-made take on the zombie apocalypse.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a traditional, puzzle-packed adventure with a modern graphical twist that manages to do justice to one of the most revered literary protagonists of all time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If ultra-challenging puzzles are your thing, you might be disappointed, but if you’re all about the story and characters, you should book a trip on the next available cyclone to beautiful (and dangerous) Emerald City.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The simple interface, stunning graphics which are some of the best I’ve seen on the DS, and an intriguing storyline all add up to an enthralling adventure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of the gameplay borrows from old conventions, but is presented in new ways that work well with the setting and plot.