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 Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger
Lowest review score: 0 Cold Case Files
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 293
293 game reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The more I played the game, the more I just sat there staring at my computer screen, shaking my head sadly.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I found this game to be a little on the slow side, as well as frustrating from time to time…hey, let’s face it…when you have been on the path for a while and fifty clicks later…ahhh look…more path! It can get a little tedious.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It is living proof (among many others) that in order to successfully top a sequel (or, in this case, an otherwise successful sequel), you have to work twice as hard. And that is something that the developers simply failed to do.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This is one piece of poultry that deserves a visit from the Colonel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Still, it is fun exploring the island and piecing together the story, I just wish I had been ‘lost’ a little longer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Where the game falters unlike any other in recent memory though is the dialogue. Not the voice-acting mind you, but the dialogue itself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    But this game does nothing more than remind the adventure game lover of the malaise our beloved genre currently finds itself in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    By game’s end, it almost seems as though the developers have gotten sick of the entire game and just want to get it over with.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    In the final analysis though, Mata Hari the game is something that Mata Hari the person never was: boring and pedestrian.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I really didn't like this game. This is no Tex Murphy game. I didn't think things gelled and with the ordinary acting and poorly-integrated puzzles, I found it confusing and boring to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    While Nancy Drew: The Model Mysteries might be fine for younger gamers, it is a shame more effort wasn’t made to engage the player’s intellect instead of dumping yet another generic and charmless casual game onto the shelves and at that, one that must leave those unfamiliar with Nancy Drew’s legacy without a clue as to how the heck she has prospered for eighty years.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    So, this is a pretty ordinary game that has potential in some areas.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Be a good parent and plop them down with a paperback version of The Hobbit and allow Middle-Earth to exist in their imagination rather than as a lesser version of "Super Mario World."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Virtually unplayable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The puzzles are a monotonous nightmare accompanied by hordes of zombies that make your finger numb by the repeated clicking on the left mouse button to kill them. Almost 85% of the puzzles involve finding a key to unlock a door, chest, or anything that could be locked.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The game has little merit, as either an adventure or a story. The premise is ludicrous, the graphics are mostly pedestrian, the voice-overs distinctly amateurish, the puzzles unimaginative, and the ending quite unsatisfying.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The disappointment of the year for the adventure community. All of the fuss and hype was for nothing which is actually a shame, since its wonderful world was the perfectly fertile ground to create a fantastic exotic adventure, but unfortunately the opportunity was lost.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Now I realize that this review seems to have degenerated into a bitch-fest, but I just can’t seem to find any redeeming values in this game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    My recommendation is that you don't purchase this game unless you are bald, for you are sure to pull out all of your hair in frustration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Simply put, this really isn’t an adventure game. You don’t have to think, you don’t have to work, you don’t ever have to put pen to paper. The paths are literally laid out for you with neon signs, and you just have to follow them.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Goodnight Larry. Sleep tight and may we never see your scrawny ass again.