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 Beyond Good & Evil
Lowest review score: 0 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 293
293 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    But if you’re the type of gamer who enjoys a good, logical mystery within a solid historical framework, I predict you’ll have hours of enjoyment with Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best way to think of Time Hollow is to enjoy it as interactive storytelling. If you’re comfortable with that, you’ll probably have a great time with the game, as I did.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is truly a work of Art which stimulates the senses, evokes your emotions and leaves you thinking. But it has that one fatal flaw which mars the whole experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though not long, I thought the game was of a satisfying length. The same is true of the difficulty. Not hard, but no walk in the park either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Emerald City Confidential is in so many particulars a standout game. The concept, the story, the art, the acting, even the rather jazzy interface all get A's. But the puzzles. What a disappointment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Telltale Games more than most developers does a remarkable job of recreating the worlds of its franchises.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While some may say developer 2K Marin has let Bioshock 2 fall into the dreaded sophomore slump, I don’t necessarily think that’s true. It had to be unnerving to try to top such a runaway bestseller of a new property.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's unlikely to win any awards, but it is fun and satisfying to play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    About the only thing I'd knock crackers off Jolly's overall score for is its not quite top-drawer cartoon style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For those who've been living on the former planet Pluto and just got back, I will inform you that Beyond the Alley of the Dolls is pretty much a standard third-person (or persons) 3D adventure, albeit adapted for consoles, takes five or so hours to complete and has all-around stellar production values - music, graphics, interface, you name it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The puzzling, while appropriately zany, is not terribly difficult, and the game at times nears "interactive story" levels. There are, however, just enough true brain ticklers to keep you, Wallace and Gromit on your toes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The 3D graphics are still cartoonily swell, if still a bit on the overly pastelish, blocky side. The duo's sarcastic dialog is as caustic and hilarious as ever. The villains and other NPCs are still deliciously loony. The one headline new wrinkle is that this season Max has been granted "Psi" powers. Of course, you have to trundle around "earning" them via gameplay, but they should add a welcome new dimension to the episodes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Creative mayhem, and is at times crazy fun to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Players tired of lugging around AK-47s, Uzis and rocket launchers in the cookie-cutter shooter assembly line should hop into Garrett's shoes. It's a slower game, a deeper game, a more cerebral game. If another is released, which is probably too much to hope for, I'd steal it...ahem, I mean, buy it, in a heartbeat.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although I found the game enjoyable and challenging (you'll have a jigsaw puzzle to solve -arghhhhhhh), the game does not present much in the innovation department, and the storyline is a little weak. But, hey, this is the real deal - a good solid adventure yarn, and I recommend it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The interface is intuitive and smooth. The graphics, sound effects and music generally meet expectations. However, the game suffers greatly from the pixel hunting and the cumbersome inventory system.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A creepy, challenging, intelligent and atmospheric thriller.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A unique game and a nice change of pace to the "standard" adventure template. It puts you in a very strange scenario, one you won't see in many other releases. Some will find it disturbing, some will find it intriguing, and I'm guessing that almost all will find it just plain different.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I found Ariane to be a tad fidgety when standing in one place and while other characters are speaking to her. Her abundance of mannerisms proved rather distracting to me, particularly at first. Fewer would have been better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome which was a very unconventional ending – this one will leave you with your jaw dropped and mentally revising the interwoven parts of the story for a while.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The biggest mysteries to be solved in this game, however, are the technical problems. As great as it is to have beautiful graphics and realistic noises and other great miracles of technology, they are taxing on computers, and mine isn’t even three years old.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The puzzles have the potential to cause extreme frustration even with the most patient of gamers. Using the internet as the backbone for the game may not be ideal as, sooner or later, the websites will come down and the game server will no longer be sending emails to players.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a classic adventure game. If you enjoy adventure games, then you will enjoy this one. The fact that it was created by a single person is just amazing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s creepy, scary, dark, disturbing, gory and it oozes of atmosphere!... Unfortunately it lacks in gameplay. Everything is too simple, too easy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Technically I should say that the game deserves an A rating but after completing Salammbo I was left with the strange feeling that I ought to have enjoyed it more. I think this was partly due to the subject matter – being a pacifist by nature, war and all of its accompanying paraphernalia is not really my scene.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's so annoying when a game is so near being great and falls short because of a lack of attention in a few areas.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a very good game for those who love a good story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Cyan hasn’t let Myst go out with a bang, not even a whisper, but with a little squeal of joy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Perhaps it is just my love of nostalgia. Perhaps I am just a James Bond freak. I loved this game, even when it frustrated my efforts to complete it to the point of putting it down for days until I could return with a fresh perspective.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All I can say is, every time I see a stain on my clothes or a mysterious splotch of paint on the wall, I have a strong urge to swab it.