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 Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Lowest review score: 0 Cold Case Files
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 293
293 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those who are only interested in Eye Candy or who are squeamish at the sight of blood should probably look elsewhere. But those who like a good story and lots of inventory based puzzles should enjoy it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the end, we all play games because of the entertainment factor. Whether or not you’ll like this game depends on how important difficulty and challenge are to your enjoyment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This would be a very good game, but it suffers from a fatal syndrome: it will inevitably be compared to the original source material.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The adventure chapters have a wonderfully classic feeling to them, and the action chapters are challenging and fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite its rough spots, GitS is a solid first outing for Cardboard Box Entertainment. By turns, it's quirky, funny, imaginative, macabre, silly (in a good way) and creepy, with a great showdown at the end. I mean, who could ask for anything more?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So what we have is a professionally made game with all the right pieces in all the right places, but with enough imperfection to prevent an “A” rating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As adventure games go, it is almost a sci-fi opus and it is intriguing to think that only a miniscule portion of the Perryverse has been plumbed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, I was surprised by how enjoyable Unsolved Crimes was to play. While I want to be careful not to oversell this modest game, the fact is that it can be a fun little package of murder to carry around with you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, despite its faults, Homestar Ruiner is a pretty enjoyable game, a lighthearted cartoon romp with a great sense of humor and an original flavor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is professionally done with good graphics, good voice acting and challenging puzzles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So if you like a fanciful game, with meaty puzzles, a fun cast of characters and a playing time that is easily 15+ hours - if you don’t cheat and consult a walkthrough - then Everlight of Magic and Power should be just your cup of tea.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    “The Bogey Man” is fun, funny and again beautifully made. I can indeed easily see how a W&G fan who has no discernible interest in adventure games might love it. Episode four was of a piece with its three previous installments, although a bit less surprising, a bit less engrossing. One could almost hear the game designers yawning.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As hard as this game tries to break out of the mold of similar titles, it still falls into a repetitive cycle that eventually makes it boring. It’s simply not challenging enough to keep you captivated, and after hunting for the same items in the same environment for the third time, you’ll start longing for something more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Almost everything in Black Mirror II deserves an A. The graphics, the music, the acting, the plot, the script, the interface. Even many of the puzzles are well thought out. If only the game had let me solve them. Without something to challenge the mind, however, it's all just cable TV. Which is why, despite its many sterling qualities, I'm giving Black Mirror II an overall B.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An innocuous game with each case taking from 1- 2 hours to complete. It stays true to the spirit of the show and the price is a steal at $9.99.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While The ABC Murders does not possess the depth of plot or crisp dialogue of the full-length Christie mysteries published by The Adventure Company (Murder on the Orient Express, Evil Under the Sun, And Then There Were None), it is an impressive opening salvo in what one hopes will be an ongoing series of games on the DS.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The solution to this problem might be corrected by better choices, including more Star Trek-like non-violent solutions and away mission problems, and a less obnoxiously difficult equipment upgrade system, which might give captains the will to live in this world.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Yes, it is a quality game with high-end graphics and superb voice-acting, but it also seems to be pretty much 'by-the-numbers' let's get this finished and hope we get better distribution and make more money than we did with Dreamcatcher so we can move on to our next project type of game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite my problems with 'earlier' versions, Max and the Magic Marker has a lot more polish than I'd expect from a casual game, but not nearly as much as I'd expect from a commercially sold unit.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For all its faults, Again is an innovative adventure game worth playing and a sequel – which is hinted at – would be more than welcome.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Everything in the game is top-notch, except, of course, for the puzzles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But, as usual, it's all expertly crafted and written and still highly amusing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the first chapter is more exposition than game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    To say this game is short is too kind. I think the credits are longer than the game. I think the endless loading screens at Lionhead Studios are longer than this game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As an X-Files game - directed to fans of the show - it should receive an ‘A’ as it features everything an X-Files episode would and the player gets to participate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Other than the “save” issue, I found this to be a very professionally produced and enjoyable game. If you enjoy puzzles, this game is for you, and given the relatively low MSRP, there’s a lot of bang for the buck.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Although the engine and interface are quite antiquated and there’s no innovation here; for you Myst and Riven fans, I’d like to stress the positives. There are unbelievable opportunities for exploration. The game is truly gigantic. The many puzzles are varied and very challenging.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    One big graphical and phonetic experience. If you like to solve logic-based puzzles and didn’t play hooky during your math lessons then this game really is a must. But be aware; besides your own calculation skills, this game requires quite some capacity from your computer and video card as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Possibly the least original shooter released this year. The enemy AI is standard but effective, the guns are big and beefy and it's basically a case of running around and pulling the trigger.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Imagine, a game that played like Gabriel Knight, but set in the world of "The X-Files."