Quandary's Scores

  • Games
For 186 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 World of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 10 Harvester
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 186
186 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Nibiru is an intriguing and entertaining game, not overly difficult, and I had a lot of fun playing it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So if you enjoy inventory based adventures that occasionally have you combining the most unlikely objects, narrative that rolls along at a fairly brisk pace, sumptuous graphics, a good soundtrack, and humour that owes itself to some inventive language translation as much as anything else... then I would recommend giving Secret Files: Tunguska a go.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a light-hearted romp through the old wild west. I happily played it through with a smile on my face and the occasional good chuckle at a playful anachronism or a witty remark. A lot of work has gone into making the characters fun and larger than life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the first Dark Fall, for full enjoyment don't rush through Lights Out. Read the letters and books you find, examine the photos and pictures. Listen to the sounds and embrace the dark. It's a many layered experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one is a leisurely and enjoyable journey, one to take if you just want to relax and don't want to tax your own little grey cells too severely. It's particularly good for new adventurers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The immersive world created by realMyst was a visual and auditory joy, but it was still essentially a game I had played before, even with the addition of Rime.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I enjoyed exploring the lonely old manor and its stark surroundings on the shores of Loch Ness. It's a suitably haunting setting for an ancient mystery with links to a more contemporary one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Maybe it excels with its graphics but it tries too hard to be funny and many jokes don't work at all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meticulously designed, Barrow Hill delivers a Cornish sojourn definitely worth taking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Careful exploration is called for, and this is one game where diligent searching is in context as perpetrators don't leave flashing signs that say 'click here for tell-tale bloodstains'.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Because of its idiosyncrasies I wouldn't recommend Journey to the Center of the Earth for novices. Experienced players, however, should have look if you want to take a fantastic journey and test your mental and moral fibre.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if you have no knowledge of things Potterish, detail abounds in the 3D animations, and poking about a school for witches and wizards full of ghosts and secret passages can be enthralling.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daemonica isn't perfect but it certainly made me want to play, which is a lot of what you want from a game. Its dark side appealed to mine, and for me, its strengths overpowered its flaws. Its final rating might not be the same as yours (isn't that always the case) but reflects how much fun I had over a few very lengthy and absorbing playing sessions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Go where you want, explore and reflect. If quiet roaming, looking and pondering is your thing, you will not be disappointed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An adventure game that has a lot going for it; impressive graphics with seamlessly integrated cut scenes, interesting worlds to explore, varied and challenging puzzles, and some rather nice music for the most part.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hans, it seems, is poised to continue his adventures so hopefully the interface will get some attention to make it more responsive. That taken care of and Hans Christian Andersen's adventures would be something to look forward to.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Traitors Gate is challenging and interesting to play, especially for fans of hi-tech gadgetry, though perhaps it is not for the easily frustrated.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy games like Myst, RHEM or Riven (and of course Schizm); then there is no doubt you will enjoy this. I do, and I did. The 3D engine can't help but add to the experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have an historical bent, you can be impressed by the recreated and changing Louvre - if not, you can simply enjoy poking around a big, graphically sumptuous castle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    CSI is quite a fun game and will keep you busy detecting and collecting evidence. Considering the intricacies of these actions the interface is very well designed and the individual stories are interesting and typical CSI fare.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it's an interesting chase it could have been so much better with more things going on, more twists in the plot so that the player gets more of a sense of solving problems and progressing under their own steam.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it lacks in refinement it makes up for in its enthusiasm for its subject. It's a good length game with lots to do and the puzzles are generally satisfying and befitting Holmes' powers of deduction.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A trip well worth taking. Most relaxing and enjoyable I thought, with enough challenge to keep experienced adventurers entertained and enough guidance for new players to join in and have plenty of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a variety of activities for Nemo fans to enjoy and it won't matter if kids haven't seen the movie because Nemo and Marlin will make some new friends here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A small conversational clue may lead to a startling revelation. Items you find may seem insignificant at first but may be crucial later. Seemingly unrelated historical information could be just what you need to get your mind focused. It's up to you to make the connections.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So because of its simplicity and relative shortness I'd say this game is more for the teenage player, which is not surprising as it is a PC and console game release.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Curse of Atlantis: Thorgal's Quest took about 10 hours and was not unenjoyable, but nor did it reach any great heights.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is not sexy or clever, entertaining or witty. Call me a fuddy duddy if you will, but my recommendation is to go play something - almost anything - else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To solve the problems in Crystal Key 2 it's pretty much up to you and it makes for a fun time fitting things together.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has a good sense of fun and is a little different from your average adventure game. A little more attention to the production values and it could have been a real winner.