Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 457 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.9 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 Guise of the Wolf
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 457
457 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It sacrifices too much gameplay for narrative at times, and its missed opportunities keep it from greatness, but it's reasonably fun while it lasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Better than "Dracula Resurrection" and worth picking up. However, it falls short of greatness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It lacks a certain surprise factor that [the best games in the series] have pulled off so well and despite having an interesting premise for a plot, at times it comes off as flat and doesn’t live up to the potential that such an intriguing plot could have had.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those whose idea of a good adventure involves inventory puzzles and plenty of characters to talk to may be put off by the emphasis on solitary exploration and puzzle solving, particularly given the game's surface resemblance to other quest-style adventures. But the beautiful setting, along with an interesting storyline, clever puzzles, and lots of little magical touches all help to bring the game to life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid diversion for mystery fans, though it’s got too many holes in it to stay afloat in your consciousness for long.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is charming and witty, the puzzles are a refreshing change from the usual, and the game is appropriate for everyone in the family.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very well-designed ghost story from a very promising developer, and well worth the purchase for suspense and first-person fans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Cave may not turn out to be the genre trailblazer that Maniac Mansion was, but this modern day classic puts a new spin on many of the adventure conventions that have been around since Colossal Cave.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With some enhanced animations and cutscenes, this entry is better than the last game but shorter in duration, and continues to rely a little too heavily on chores than actual detective work.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it remains a formula with tremendous potential, this is one experiment that needs to go back to the drawing board.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable murder mystery with many excellent elements, but it is let down by sloppy implementation and inattention to detail.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a solid sequel in the franchise and while it doesn't really break any new ground, it does make some minor but important improvements that make it the best game in the series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a game it’s not unpleasant but as an add-on it’s anything but essential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scratches is a great adventure game that shouldn't be missed by anyone who enjoys a story well told within a scary, gothic presentation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If nothing else, this game is destined to be divisive, and whilst it’s certainly not “Still Life: Part 2”, it does – just barely – do enough good things to deserve to be called Still Life 2.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is much to be commended about this game for such a small first-time development team, but overall I couldn’t help but be disappointed with Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, Red Johnson's Chronicles feels more like a showcase of style over substance: a demonstration that more adventure games can be made on the PS3 with QTEs and popular CSI-style investigations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Secret Files 3 replaces romance with rocket science, but its convoluted premise, simplistic puzzles, and slapdash resolutions make it the weakest link of the trilogy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved or hated the first Runaway, you'll love or hate the sequel for all the same reasons. For newcomers, The Dream of the Turtle is a solid adventure, but one that falls short of its abundant potential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Okay, so: few improvements over the first game, a convoluted overarching storyline, painfully simplistic gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are plenty of rough edges, but those who have the patience for the mountains of dialogue and can see past the ropey visuals and gut-wrenching voice acting will find a reasonably engrossing world to explore.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good game is smudged by some obvious flaws in the gameplay that prevent it from standing with the greats. But fans of classic gaming will get a generally enjoyable game due to the story, inventory puzzling, diverse characters, and good looking graphics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly-polished game, but suffers from an uninspired design. While it remains mostly pleasant to play, it is not as satisfying an experience as it ought to have been.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of CSI-type games may find it makes the grade, but for everyone else, there’s just not enough here to warrant much of a look.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics, characters, cinematics and other high points are unfortunately pulled down by an over-reliance on busy work gameplay and a shortage of fun challenges. The end result is a great game that might have been.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new directions the game goes in dilute the qualities that made the first Dark Fall so great, and it ends up being much less immediate, real and frightening than its predecessor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even a lowered difficulty wouldn't be that big of a deal — sometimes I want a game so hard that my head hurts, and sometimes it's nice to relax with something simpler. But when challenge is replaced by backtracking busywork, it becomes very tedious very quickly, especially considering the game's 8 to 10 hour length.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a brain-teasing experience full of complex puzzles to blow your mind, Memento Mori has little to offer along those lines. But if you are fan of story-driven adventures, you'll find a promising new adventure to fill your needs in this gripping psychological drama (albeit disguised as a conspiracy thriller) with one of the most shocking and memorable endings the genre has seen in a long time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To those who don't find timed sequences a game killer, the original story, unique locale, and ever-charming Alan Parker Cameron help make the game a memorable, though slightly tarnished, experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will no doubt persevere and get to experience the worthwhile moments of the second half, but others may find its slow development too boring, its story a little too lost for its own good.