Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 529 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 L.A. Noire
Lowest review score: 20 Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 529
529 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like its predecessor, Portal 2 is not an adventure game in the traditional sense, but genre fans will find plenty to appreciate in this story-driven obstacle course, because puzzle games don't get any better than this.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have been looking for a great game that combines humour, a great story, appealing graphics, and long game play with a reasonable price, then Grim Fandango is what you seek. Quality has never been so much fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Insane, mutant tentacles. A frozen hamster. Three distinct playable characters. Time travel. Fake barf. Truly, this game has it all. One other thing Day of the Tentacle has in no short supply is charm. It's got that in spades. Everything about this game just comes together beautifully.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An ethereal, innovative, emotional cooperative experience, thatgamecompany’s Journey is one that any PlayStation 3 owner should take.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kentucky Route Zero’s excellent third act is no less weird than its predecessors, but hints at something unexpected: a coherent narrative.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Who would expect a previously unknown Norwegian developer to create such an absorbing and compelling adventure game? The Longest Journey is, quite simply, one of the best adventures ever made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone with even a modicum of action gaming ability, then, deciding to pick the game up should be a no-brainer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an exquisitely told story set in a world overflowing with personality. It’s an immersive, emotional gem that’s not to be missed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's extraordinarily rare for a game to possess scenes of such powerful emotion, but Telltale have managed something special with The Walking Dead finale, and it'd be a tragedy to miss it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever you call it, L.A. Noire is a monumental achievement that every console-owning adventure fan needs to experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever you call it, L.A. Noire is a monumental achievement that every console-owning adventure fan needs to experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Year Walk is beautiful meditation on darkness, love, time, and space that goes beyond traditional point-and-click and into a more immersive iOS interface.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So whether you're a newcomer or a LeChuck's Revenge veteran, it's definitely worth taking the trip back to the world of Monkey Island.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gone Home does only one thing but does it superbly, telling a touching story solely through exploration that makes it well worth experiencing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn’t a situation where one forces oneself to slog through Moby Dick because it’s a “classic”; The Secret of Monkey Island is still as fun as any other game you’ll play this year, and probably significantly more so, and everyone who loves adventure games should experience it at least once.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quality adventure game even though the restyling of the old locations on Mêlée Island and Monkey Island is a bit of a mixed bag. The ending is long, satisfying and almost as disturbingly weird.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bursting at the seams with challenging puzzles and thought-provoking science fiction, The Talos Principle is a philosophically-minded first-person puzzler that’s well worth your time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, What's New Beelzebub? is an overwhelmingly ambitious game that never stops for a breath, and by the end of the strange journey it nearly collapses under its own comedic weight and the strain of throwing every bizarre scenario and creative re-use of supporting characters at the wall.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're the kind of person who enjoys the rush of simulated terror, follow the developer's advice: wait until sundown, put on some headphones, and start up Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the inclusion of repetitive mini-games is anything but evolutionary, this game is well worth a look for those who can handle some reflex action in their adventures.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Chariots of the Dogs sucked me in and completely immersed me with the joy that comes from playing a special adventure game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That aside, this is the best time I've had with an adventure game – 2D or 3D, big or small budget – this year. With an original charm all its own, Machinarium is a real winner and an instant classic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hats off to Telltale for not resting on their laurels with The Wolf Among Us, but stepping out and creating a new adventure series that is shaping up to be brilliantly bleak and gritty but joyously fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I'm prepared to recommend Professor Layton and the Curious Village wholeheartedly, it does come with a serious caution about expectations. If you're looking for a well-rounded adventure with plenty of exploration and a fully-integrated storyline, you simply won't find it here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The freedom of choice is more illusory this time around, but Long Road Ahead still delivers tremendous emotional blows throughout its increasingly compelling story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Papers, Please is anything but a standard adventure, but beneath the seemingly unappealing premise of bureaucratic drudgery and human misery lies a fascinating game of choices, surprises, and intrigue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of story-driven games, dark mysteries and psychological tales (and don’t mind a more casual style of gameplay), you won’t need a Tarot card to know that 3 Cards to Midnight is the right game for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Starved for Help more than fulfills the high expectations set for it, maintaining the tense immersion and bold story development of its predecessor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stacking mixes inventive gameplay with a charming visual style to produce an outstanding puzzle-adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Either way, for puzzle fans it’s a brilliant way to spend your time, and so long as you’re playing, that’s really all that matters.