Just Adventure's Scores

  • Games
For 293 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine
Lowest review score: 0 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 293
293 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
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    It's hard to find any fault when you have a fantastic story, unique gameplay, and good graphics and sound to back it up. It's difficult to even categorize it in any known genre.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Top-notch writing, memorable characters, beautiful 3D animations against 2D backdrops, and a musical score that is more complementary than ornamental all unite for a once-in-a-lifetime gaming experience.
    • 65 Metascore
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    What adventure lovers will appreciate the most about this game, I think, is the fact that, with all its polish and rich production values, it's still at heart a completely traditional third-person point-and-click adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Few recent graphic adventures get as many things right as Exile does. It reminds you of why you began playing adventure games in the first place.
    • 93 Metascore
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    The game is beautifully designed to be an addictive multiplayer extravaganza, as you pit yourself against swarms of enemy ships controlled by human opponents.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Neither a pure adventure, nor a pure RPG in the sense of "Final Fantasy" or "Warcraft." It is an astonishing synthesis of the two, taking the story and puzzle elements of the adventure and the graphic flexibility of the RPG. Adding in a dash of online gaming, and Cyan might just have created a game that will appeal to gamers from all genres. This could be the first true blockbuster, cross-genre game.
    • 96 Metascore
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    It features a fully interactive environment that's a blast to play through. It's really like an interactive movie because it's so immersive. It's easily the most revolutionary shooter since "System Shock."
    • 92 Metascore
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    Irrational Games and Looking Glass have produced one of the best games I've ever played. System Shock 2 is truly scary, smart, challenging, fascinating, and disturbing. I recommend it to any adventurous adventure player.
    • 96 Metascore
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    It's solid and requires, thanks to the variety and great AI of the enemy you meet throughout, more than a modicum of strategic thinking to get through with a good selection of interesting weapons on offer.
    • 82 Metascore
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    A triumph. It’s at the same time a real 3D game and a crackerjack pure adventure. High levels of craftsmanship and designer TLC are evident throughout the game. Playing it is like falling into an exciting movie thriller. [Grade = A+]
    • 94 Metascore
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    By far the shortest RPG I've ever played. Surprisingly, this may be one of its strengths. An RPG that only takes about thirty hours (or much less if you are experienced) to play is easy to play again. And Diablo has serious replayability virtues. [Grade = A+]
    • 68 Metascore
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    The best independent adventure game since "Cracking the Conspiracy."
    • 81 Metascore
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    I waited several days after finishing the game before writing this review, so that the initial enthusiasm would subside and I could be objective. Now I can honestly say that with Fatal Frame 2 we are presented with what is probably the scariest, most haunting and most unsettling of survival horror games!
    • 94 Metascore
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    Quite possibly one of the top five adventures of all time, and certainly in the Top Ten. The style, atmosphere, wit, creativity and inventiveness are what makes Grim Fandango remarkable.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Provides a huge dose of what adventure gamers are hungry for: a rich story, complicated characters, tons of puzzles and exploration of a series of beautiful and intriguing environments.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Not many developers would take the time and energy needed to recreate these famous sites with the care and attention that they require or conduct the many hours of research that this game calls for. Not many games can claim to give you the feeling of actually being there.
    • 90 Metascore
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    ICO
    Easily the most addictive game I have played this year on either console or computer and would be a welcome addition to any adventure gamer's collection.
    • 89 Metascore
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    This is one of those rare games that oozes quality from every pore.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Despite some minor issues here and there, this is a MUST have for any adventure lovers.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Incredibly addicting... They’ve just cleaned up your standard Dungeons and Dragons style online RPG and made it super fun, extremely refined, and exceedingly accessible to gamers of all levels.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Truly the game that Nancy Drew and mystery fans have been waiting for. The puzzles are better, the concept is better, and the historical piece of the puzzle is intriguing, as well.
    • 63 Metascore
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    The game itself is a delight. It is comparable to "Myst" in that it uses a sideshow technique to further movement.
    • 80 Metascore
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    While not perfect, the virtues of the game overwhelm its minor shortcomings like a tsunami over tinkertoys.
    • 85 Metascore
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    One of the true classics of the adventure genre.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The tightness of the game’s construction, plot and location mean that the game is pretty short. This is not a complaint. Nancy Drew books aren’t long, and it wouldn’t make sense for the games to be epics, either.
    • 80 Metascore
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    One of the hardest I've played. It's DEFINITELY not for the novice adventurer. Rather, it's a rich, multi-course feast for the adventure connoisseur.
    • 89 Metascore
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    After playing, and enjoying this game for so long, you really need an ending that gives you a sense of completion and satisfaction. Unfortunately, CMI fails to deliver it. The ending is extremely brief and anticlimatic. With the ending aside, The Curse of Monkey Island is a wonderful game that no adventure gamer should be without. Period. I can safely say that no other game has given me this degree of enjoyment.
    • 75 Metascore
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    The experience of playing Dreamfall is so pleasant and user-friendly that I think it has the potential to be a “gateway” game, a game like Myst or The Sims, which brings new players to computer and video games.
    • 88 Metascore
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    It is wonderful in all aspects. I loved it.
    • 82 Metascore
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    While not creating anything new, per se, Ubisoft has taken the venerable Adventure Game and, once again, raised it to a new height.