• Publisher: Funcom
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2000
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91

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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 562 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: 83 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. Sep 4, 2014
    9
    The Longest Journey was quite literally the pinnacle of my experiences from gaming since i started playing games back in 1992!
    The game does
    The Longest Journey was quite literally the pinnacle of my experiences from gaming since i started playing games back in 1992!
    The game does have its shortfalls, the mechanics are a touch clanky, some of the puzzles are silly, but I have never gotten so completely engrossed in the story and characters of a game as I did with the Longest Journey. The game is now 14 years old, so if you are after the latest and best graphics available then move along, the mechanics of the game are a vessel with which to carry one of the most intriguing and ingenious plot-lines you will ever experience.
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  6. Apr 4, 2015
    8
    Classic game that while slightly out dated now is a must play for point and click fans. Amazing story and world pulls you through a great andClassic game that while slightly out dated now is a must play for point and click fans. Amazing story and world pulls you through a great and unique experience. 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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