Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 533 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 Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs
Lowest review score: 20 Crime Scene
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 533
533 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for some absurdly fun puzzles and a truly unique storytelling experience, you’ll want to check out DEVICE 6 on iOS, but you’ll wish for a gameplay integration upgrade.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Diamonds in the Rough is based on an interesting premise, but its generally dull implementation prevents it from realizing its potential. Indie fans may find it worth a look, but others may want to think twice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    However good the game is, it must be said that it is far too short, and the ending is a little rushed. Two days of gameplay is simply not enough for a modern adventure game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like seeing stories from various personal angles, Virtue's Last Reward offers many hours of value, but you might feel betrayed by the storytelling grind of this longwinded horror adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not spectacular as a game in and of itself, the gameplay innovations it presents to the adventure genre might make it worth a try.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be quite as good as the others, but it's still required gaming for the Layton-obsessed, and a high recommendation for anyone who loves puzzles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the quality of immersion is excellent, it is somewhat transient, no doubt leaving many feeling short-changed. In the end, though, the intrigue and originality of the story make it a very important adventure game for all fans of the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want to spend 15 or so hours exploring a creepy New Orleans manor inside and out, engage in some fun puzzling and giggle nervously like a little kid every time something leaps out from the dark, then get hold of Last Half of Darkness: Shadows of the Servants.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game box touts 20+ hours of gameplay; for their target audience of preteen girls, I am sure this is true, but experienced gamers will finish it in significantly less time. Aside from that though, this game was still very enjoyable to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A slightly above average sci-fi adventure; recommended for those who don't mind slideshow adventures.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its limitations still show, but with a longer, funnier, and even wackier story, Time Gentlemen, Please! is an admirable follow-up to its freeware predecessor and well worth the small fee for people who've played the first game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Superbrothers is a unique audio-visual experience that turns an old cliché into a refreshing and intriguing adventure, though it sacrifices gameplay to achieve it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s still a little shallow in the gameplay department, but right down to the closing credits, it’s a lovingly thorough ode to retro games, and an amusing final adventure with some of the most colorful, acerbic, and silly characters you’ll ever virtually meet. If you can appreciate those things, then consider this game more than worthy of its pixels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kentucky Route Zero‘s second act keeps things weird, but feels a tad slight and uneventful compared to the first.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst not performing any great new feats, The Miracle Mask is a solid first 3DS addition to the Layton franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few arbitrary cracks, Dire Grove is another (frozen) solid entry in the growing casual adventure library, and a worthy addition to the Mystery Case Files series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The unique Mad Libs-style text presentation of Blackbar’s sci-fi social commentary is certainly engaging, but it works better as an innovative reading experience rather than a fully-realized adventure game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s still a little shallow in the gameplay department, but right down to the closing credits, it’s a lovingly thorough ode to retro games, and an amusing final adventure with some of the most colorful, acerbic, and silly characters you’ll ever virtually meet. If you can appreciate those things, then consider this game more than worthy of its pixels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    999 is a gutsy, mature story that blends horror, science, and character-driven drama in intriguing, thoughtful ways. It's also backed by some sparse but solid gameplay, melding traditional puzzle types with a cohesive math-based theme that nicely suits its subject matter. Unfortunately, what could have been a taut psychological thriller all too often becomes a plodding, pace-killing narrative full of bloated, poorly-integrated dialogue.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best game so far in the Nancy Drew series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead’s middle instalment begins with an overly long, slow burn, though it gradually builds toward the tense excitement that series fans have become accustomed to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While The Haunting of Castle Malloy poses a genuine challenge that will take even experienced gamers between 10-15 hours, the unbalanced difficulty of the puzzles and mini-games combined with an uninteresting bunch of characters and locations results in one of the lesser Nancy Drew games on the market.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    In anticipation of that potential, every adventure fan should consider this an essential play, and go into it with the understanding that this is a very good and very fun game-just not the best Telltale has to offer.