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 The Longest Journey
Lowest review score: 0 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 293
293 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As the franchise continues to grow and improve, with a casual game series, Nancy Drew Dossiers, also gaining popularity, now is the time to get on board with the ubiquitous teen detective and her international crime solving.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    TGP! is an improved LSD trip through the same cracked territory, but with a longer, better story and overall craftier puzzle design.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But even with all of these positive attributes, not to mention the other hallmarks of the series – the fabulous soundtrack, the suspenseful timed ending, the plot twists, the historical research, the phone calls to Nancy’s friend and boyfriend – I found the game very underwhelming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After playing so many mediocre games from the big publishers, DF3 was a welcome treat. If you like adventure games, you must get this one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Whispered World is about half a terrific game and half a mess. But since the most important parts, the puzzling, graphics and exploring, are all well done I'm going to ignore the stuff I cared less for and award the game an overall grade of A minus.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game has great atmosphere and style. Ben is a likable fellow and makes a good - if slightly atypical - adventure hero.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The City That Dares Not Sleep is certainly the second best entry in Season 3 (The Tomb of Sammun-Mak remains the clear standout).
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Had RE4 performed a little better in the scare department, and lost a few really annoying and frustrating moments, we would be talking about the best survival horror game around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If there is one carryover from the Playstation 2 version that I wish would have been changed, it is the ability to only save in the middle or at the end of a chapter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A breath of nostalgic perfume for the point-and-click enthusiast. I was sorry when it was over, and I fervently hope that the Count finds a way to come back and haunt us for third time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While The Haunted Mansion can not be classified as a children’s game, it does have a genial, yet spooky feel about it and is easily accessible by both novice and veteran gamers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As for me, I had a surprisingly good time helping Maya struggle to bring all of the events back into the bosom of the benevolent gods. Tight story, excellent puzzles, attractive graphics -- what else could we grouchy adventure game players ask for?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not only is it a wonderful effort, but it is also one of those rare games where the sequel is better than the original.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Streko Graphics put great care into developing this little graphical gem and I feel that even with the frustrations I had with a few of its puzzles and the occasional cursor issue, I found Aura to be a thoroughly entertaining escape from the day to day humdrum of work and classes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Creative mayhem, and is at times crazy fun to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Creative mayhem, and is at times crazy fun to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The atmosphere and surroundings surround the story perfectly, which unfolds in a way that would surely have earned Lady Agatha’s seal of approval. One feels that there could have been more gameplay-wise though - as well as several bugs and imperfections avoided.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Frustration was heightened by incorporating diverse elements that did not mesh in a smooth manner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What it does offer, though, is a game that takes advantage of the full capabilities of the Nintendo wonder-machine. It couldn't exist on anything else in anything other than a truncated form.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    So far we have pleasing graphics, an easy interface, and unique puzzles... but what about the down side? The only issue I had was that the game occasionally got tedious, but this could simply be a result of being stuck for so long.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is a charming title that is far from flawless but will provide 10-15 hours of gaming that will be unique and enjoyable from the beautiful graphics to the novel puzzles to the striking soundscapes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s not the “bees knees”s, and it’s not “all wet”, but it’s “keen;” good enough to keep you busy for a short period of time, and I’m sure some gamers will find something positive to say about some of the things I found negative. Case closed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A charming old-school comic adventure which holds its own, courtesy of its beautiful 3D graphics and an engaging plot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s not quite the best Nancy Drew game out there (I think that honor goes to "Curse of Blackmoor Manor"), but Danger by Design is just as fascinating as Minette, and far less frustrating. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes Nancy Drew, and many who like adventure games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One great game. After a few hours I was so addicted that I couldn’t stop playing. The gameplay is simple once it becomes familiar, the idea is unique and the hunt is for once more enjoyable than the actual kill.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    How you react to Penumbra depends entirely on how, uh, adventurous you are feeling when you load the game up. If you are a hardcore traditionalist, you could quickly get turned off by the game's 3D engine, sluggish controls, occasional combat and drab environments. However, if you are open to a new experience and are willing to take the game as it is, you could have a spooky and rewarding gaming experience that could even stretch your idea of what an adventure game can be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that I was playing the game, enjoying the plot and the puzzles and occasionally thinking, “Wow, that was a funny line. So why aren't I laughing?” There is a Voice Director listed in the credits. Perhaps he can pull more out of the actor for the next episode.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Consistently good B to B+ material and an excellent excuse to subscribe to GameTap.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Nancy Drew fans will NOT be disappointed in this latest installment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Basically if you liked the previous three adventures, you’ll love this one too. It’s almost identical in every way, and the plot even feels similar to previous titles.