• Publisher: Funcom
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2000
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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 566 Ratings

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  • Summary: An epic 3-D adventure spanning over 150 unique locations across two distinct and detailed worlds. [Funcom]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Who would expect a previously unknown Norwegian developer to create such an absorbing and compelling adventure game? The Longest Journey is, quite simply, one of the best adventures ever made.
  2. Daily Radar
    100
    The best adventure game in years. That's one of the easier ways to describe The Longest Journey. It's also the longest, the most rewarding and the most mature.
  3. 100
    An adventure masterpiece...the best adventure game I've ever played.
  4. An engrossing and highly entertaining adventure game with characters that you can care about, an involving storyline to keep you hooked, and settings and characters that are both beautiful and bizarre.
  5. TLJ is a masterpiece and one of the best Adventures to be released during the past few years. Unfortunately it should be avoided by people who are violently repelled, for themselves or their offspring, by some extremely crude language.
  6. PC Gamer
    90
    The pinnacle of classic, point-and-click adventure gaming. [Feb 2001, p.97]
  7. Definitely not the kind of game everyone will appreciate and, in fact, may be unplayable after five minutes for some gamers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 106
  2. Negative: 11 out of 106
  1. CarlosTheBear
    Oct 3, 2008
    10
    Masterpiece! This game is over 10 years old and could teach nearly all modern developers how to tell a story. Sod next-gen physics and fancy Masterpiece! This game is over 10 years old and could teach nearly all modern developers how to tell a story. Sod next-gen physics and fancy graphics, this is engrossing. No game since Ico has had me actually caring for characters like this one has. Even if you don't like the genre (I myself am a racer/fps guy) this is a must buy. Expand
  2. Moonchild
    May 25, 2008
    10
    AWESOME! Great story, great dialogues! I loved it!
  3. Samantha
    Sep 4, 2001
    10
    This is the best game ever. It makes you think and solve problems. It's wonderful!!
  4. Dec 17, 2021
    10
    End of 2021. I got a decent hardware: RTX 2070 and Ryzen 5 3600 and I played this game without any additional HD mods or whatever exists outEnd of 2021. I got a decent hardware: RTX 2070 and Ryzen 5 3600 and I played this game without any additional HD mods or whatever exists out there, it was a raw experience. I thing this might be one of my favorite games. You can just feel the effort and love that went into it and I'm really, really grateful for this game. I don't know if this is a relevant information but I just wanted to note that I'm 20 so it's not some kind of nostalgia because my parents weren't even planning on having me when this game came out. So yeah, I want to say "Thank you" to the developers and the whole staff. I'm especially grateful for the voice acting team that did an amazing job and made the whole world feel more alive. Again, thank you. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2012
    9
    For such an old game, playing it in 2012 and it still entertains and is fun to play. Great story, good music and voices, graphics are totallyFor such an old game, playing it in 2012 and it still entertains and is fun to play. Great story, good music and voices, graphics are totally fine given its age. Puzzles are easy, hence the -1, but otherwise, highly recommended even in 2012 to fans of point-and-click games. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2012
    8
    I was extremely impressed by this game. It was a very fun experience even though the graphics were clearly dated (I played this in Nov 2012).I was extremely impressed by this game. It was a very fun experience even though the graphics were clearly dated (I played this in Nov 2012). The characters are great, the puzzles are fun but not too difficult. I got stuck and checked the UHS hints a few times, but 95% of the time I could solve the puzzle on my own. For me the difficulty level was perfect. It is always clear what the next problem to solve is. The game does a good job of giving the player cues as to what is important, what needs to happen next, etc. So in this way the game design was really well done. There was a good combination of humor and drama that I also like. The only downside is that is is maybe a bit too long. It took me ~30 hours (yes, I am slow) to finish. Some editing might have improved the game somewhat. The main character is a teenage girl, maybe hard for some players to identify with, although she is a likeable character. I am sure this game was a graphics phenomenon in 1999 when it was released. In 2012 the low res graphics and primitive animations are a bit distracting, so this is the main reason I give the game an 8 instead of a 9 or 10. Expand
  7. ShawnT.
    Jun 30, 2007
    0
    This is the lamest game ever invented the only reason why i bought it is because it got such a high metascore. Please do not buy this game This is the lamest game ever invented the only reason why i bought it is because it got such a high metascore. Please do not buy this game unless you are looking for something to help you fall asleep. Trust me this is a stupid game and you will hate it. I have played thousands of games and this one falls at the bottom of my list. I wish I could get my money back! Expand

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