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 1.1 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If "Riven" was impressive, this is extraordinary. The images are smooth and crisp and detailed. Clouds look like clouds, rock looks hard, water is fluid and deep, and sharp looks like it would hurt.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it isn't perfect, particularly not for players who prefer using the mouse, but Neverwinter Nights 2 is nevertheless a hugely enjoyable trip.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the bumps and jolts I still had a lot of fun with Broken Sword 3 and this attests to the mesmerising quality and drawing-power of the game, and confirms Revolution as master storytellers when it comes to Ripping Yarns.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent addition, difficulty levels is something that would benefit every adventure game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So if you like meandering and cogitating, if soaking up the world around you is a pleasure in itself, if immediate understanding is not essential, if kicking back and looking at the sea is an ok thing to do when you haven't got a clue what else to do, if you can forgive the odd puzzle, and if patience is your virtue, then you should definitely make haste to Revelation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Syberia is a very fine adventure game, gorgeous to look at and with an intriguing and compelling story. It's tremendously enjoyable despite the air of sadness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I had fun playing Danger on Deception Island. Over all another great game has been made by Her Interactive, well done!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I still rate Arcanum as one of my favourite games. For me, it's the game play that really counts, and Arcanum has bucketloads of that!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is fun and woven together well and puzzle-wise it's the best ever, even with the mini games and timed components that might frustrate some players.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great little play for adults and kids. Kids will love the driving. The game is fairly short, around 3, maybe 4, hours of play, but they're a fun-filled few hours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything else about Divinity was a joy, and now I find that it's crept onto my list of 5 favourite RPGs of all time. And that's one tough list to get on, believe me!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It didn't simply meander to the finishing line, but stayed strong and surprising. Like the final part of "The Lord of the Rings," the completion of the journey of Hans and Kate deserves the highest marks.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gabriel Knight 3 is a fascinating and enjoyable mystery. It is also a good long game with a plot and puzzles that are quite absorbing, but be warned, it is also a dark tale containing ritual sacrifices of the throat-slashing variety.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't miss it, Sam & Max turn on the charm once again and dish out plenty of wisecracks in this crazy adventure in the sun. It's short and sweet and a lot of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every aspect has been well polished making it a pleasure to play. The game becomes more addictive as you progress.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another clever offering in this wacky off-beat series. I'm looking forward to seeing how far Telltale Games can push the absurd plotlines by the time the season ends with episode six.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Deus Ex:Invisible War proffers an intriguing storyline, powerful presentation, and relentless execution, delivering it all with a punch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you go into it expecting a short but focused and enjoyable adventure, there is a good possibility you'll enjoy your visit to Mournhold.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I thoroughly appreciated it from the opening sequence and found I didn't want to stop playing even when I was tired.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Exploring the gameword and solving the mystery are what Nancy Drew is about, and Secret of the Old Clock does that very well as usual. Because it does start Nancy off on her sleuthing adventures, it's a good game to start with for players who haven't accompanied Nancy on an adventure before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So the Myst series ends serenely, calmly, and the way it began. In truth though, I probably did want a fusion of all the best bits.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I enjoyed it but I wanted a bit more, more places to explore and more opportunity to admire the Nautilus, and get to know Mina and, perhaps, Captain Nemo a little better.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The absurd scenarios of this series are perfect for the characters of Sam & Max. The excellent and colourful artwork, music and sound effects also help to set the scene.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the previous games in this series, Sam & Max - Night of the Raving Dead is a neatly put together adventure that is stamped by professionalism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Finally, this game deserves the highest score I can give. The things that really matter are here. For those who enjoy this type of RPG, this game offers an experience you shouldn't pass up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall I thought that the answer to most of the conundrums was there to be teased out, with patience and (a lot of) persistence. It isn't easy though, and at times the way forward is indeed a jump, and not an insight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull is a 'busy' game and a lot of fun to play. Put on your thinking cap for this one as it's weighted more towards puzzling than story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're like me and enjoyed Neverwinter Nights then you'll enjoy Shadows of Undrentide. It's a fun romp through a dangerous, magical land.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's always fun to play adventure games where a teenage girl is the hero. You can guess that I enjoy them a lot as I'm still playing them four years on. My only concern would be the ending, as all of the story didn't seem to quite tie up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can almost feel the damp and the cold; and the echoing 'plink' of unseen dripping water or disembodied moans and a myriad of dungeon clangs and creaks haunt your every step.