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 Okami
Lowest review score: 0 Cold Case Files
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 293
293 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game was beautifully done, fun to play, and gorgeous to look at. With only a few minor quibbles such as the darkness and the movements into 3rd person, I really loved this game
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As good as this game is, there is room for improvement in several areas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Character reactions are exaggerated, heck, they’re waaaaay over-exaggerated, the main setting is a courtroom and it is - *gasp* - adventure. In fact, to label Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney as ‘kooky’ would be an understatement, but somehow it works.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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!
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While not perfect, the virtues of the game overwhelm its minor shortcomings like a tsunami over tinkertoys.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The production quality is good, the sounds of music, effects and voice talent are professionally done. The animation and graphic art are up to the Sam & Max standards of three dimensional excellence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game is throughly enjoyable and most adventurers, new and old, will savor the experience of meeting these new characters in what promises to be a quality series.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great way to rediscover a Jules Verne classic. If the idea of overcoming nature’s challenges, surviving in a forgotten land, and unlocking the mysteries of an exotic island interest you, do not miss this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You can’t begin to experience the complexities of this game or reap its full benefit during a review period. If I had more free time right now, I would embrace A Tale with all of my gaming heart and dive deep into Egypt.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I found the game as refreshing as a bucket of ice water on a sweltering evening. The animation and still art is better. The story is top notch. The music and voice work is as good as it always was (excellent).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Situation: Comedy is a very good second episode in the new episodic adventure gaming genre. While the two hour play time is very pricey, the quality is good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I am very impressed that Sam & Max have kept living up to the high standards we have come to expect. The story is fresh, enjoyable and funny. Everything about the production is professional and well done.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for light entertainment and solid gameplay, Legend of the Crystal Skull is worth your dollar.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pick it up and I think you will soon be drawn into its rich plot, fun characters and puzzles, and great art and soun
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though the hotel is seedy Hotel Dusk Room 215 is one place you won’t want to check out of any time soon.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I had fun playing detective for a day and trying to keep up with all the surprising developments that the case had to offer. It’s not without minor flaws, but it’s certainly a fun diversion that any mystery enthusiast – woman or not! – will enjoy. This is a series that deserves to continue and gain as loyal a legion of fans as Patterson himself already has.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fatal Frame 3 is horror at its best, minus any cheap scares. It does an outstanding job of creeping you out while spinning a deep and distressing story that will get under your skin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Cyan Worlds have brought two innovations to this game. One is the changeable world already mentioned. The other is an on-line multi-player game which actually changes with time. Put that all together and I must award an "A-" for the effort.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An entry in the series that long-time fans will love. Despite its serious lack of background music, the game delivers strong in so many ways that you will look over any of the weak puzzles and enjoy another outing with Nancy, the Hardys, and the usual collection of goofy and humorous characters (even a recurring character from a previous mystery!), accompanied by dialogue that’s more crisp and witty than it has been in a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game looks gorgeous, tells an engaging story, has fantastic voiceovers and will have you in stitches at some of its many outrageously funny moments.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode 1 exists in somewhere in the hinterland between casual game and serious RPG, and it’s a very comfortable position indeed. As a palate-cleanser between playing larger games, or simply as an opportunity to experience Penny Arcade in a fresh way, it’s easy to recommend the game.