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
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A solid "A" for innovation and delivering it in the highest professional manner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes this game such a pleasure to play is that it is simply a lot of fun. The puzzles are challenging, but not to a frustrating level; the suspects are funny and well-scripted; the plot moves quickly and holds interest; and the length is adequate. In some ways, I almost enjoy this series better than the original PC adventures because it is a more solid product, with no tedious chores or timed sequences to hinder enjoyment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you are even an occasional fan of the series, Justice is Served is an absolute must-play. Even if you have never watched an episode but enjoy mystery/detective adventure games (or those few legal/trial-based games that are out there) then I can pretty much assure you a good time from Legacy’s newest offering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Most of this game flowed flawlessly, but there was one sticking point I have to mention: the load time between scenes was agonizingly slow.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The experience of playing Dreamfall is so pleasant and user-friendly that I think it has the potential to be a “gateway” game, a game like Myst or The Sims, which brings new players to computer and video games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Like its two predecessors, Muzzled! is an exemplary offering.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But, as usual, it's all expertly crafted and written and still highly amusing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you're a real RPG junkie (which I freely admit I am), the fresh, irreverent, humorous tone of Bard's Tale may be entertaining enough for you to ignore the fact that it's sitting on top of a pretty mundane, flat game experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone who loves a mystery and has an investigative mind will get many hours of pleasure from Still Life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything short of the voice acting is professional. Knut Mueller wanted to give us a puzzling experience and he nailed it to the wall. If you love puzzles, then you will want this game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Honestly, if you played it and were rubbed the wrong way by the glitches, apply the patch and give it another shot. Mona may be only a campy vampire, but her heart, and the game's, are in the right place.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I don't know if it's a classic - only time can tell if Runaway deserves a place alongside the timeless - but this is the one of the most balanced and enjoyable adventures of these last years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Given how much I loathed playing it, I’d like to give it a really low grade. (Is there a Z?) But I can’t in all fairness do that, because this game is exactly what it’s supposed to be. What it does, it does well, and many of you will enjoy it. I didn’t.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the "must play" adventure games. There is simply no other game quite like it. The 2004 release is not a new game and not even a remake, however the significantly improved technical quality and wealth of additional material, combined with an attractive price, will make the new Bad Mojo appealing even to existing owners of the 1996 version.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a very good game for those who love a good story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    In the end this is a solid, light-hearted game that’s fun to play and has very little violence. It’s not challenging, mind you, and not overly long.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Consistently good B to B+ material and an excellent excuse to subscribe to GameTap.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.