Adventure Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 878 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 L.A. Noire
Lowest review score: 20 Mystery Of Rivenhallows
Score distribution:
893 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While predictably light on actual gameplay, Supermassive’s kick-off to their Dark Pictures Anthology is a welcome return to form that ticks all the right boxes for a scarily good time. Whether alone or with friends, raise the sails and weigh anchor aboard Man of Medan’s ghost ship if you dare.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Night Call is neither a great mystery nor a great cabbie simulator, but if you like dialogue and weird characters, this unique visual novel-style adventure is an interesting distraction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a Saw-inspired escape room adventure, Play With Me is a concept that works well on paper, but too many design choices inevitably stack up to an unsatisfying slog through one keycode puzzle after another.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Trails and Traces is an easy, modestly designed but enjoyable little comedy about pirates, detectives and megaphones, but it ends before it’s able to fully find its footing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it isn’t bogged down by overly long conversations and cutscenes, Neofeud presents a compelling vision of the future clearly influenced by science fiction tropes of the past.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DARQ’s rich atmosphere and clever central gameplay mechanic should overshadow any misgivings about its short length and narrative abstraction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too short for its own good, The Artifact has some fun and interesting game mechanics but the experience is over before it can leave a lasting impression.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The five-part Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest sets up an interesting sci-fi story with a beautiful pixel art presentation, but it has a number of flaws that create an uneven experience overall.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dr. Doyle and The Mystery of the Cloche Hat presents a captivating murder mystery with a fantastic old-time aesthetic and an interesting if slow-paced take on standard adventure game staples.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Subject tries to take the helpless cat-and-mouse horror of games like Amnesia and meld it with player-guided puzzle solving, but doesn’t push either angle as much as it should. The result is a middling mix of both, though a welcome casual mode implemented post-launch at least puts the focus on gameplay over survival.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Adventures of Isabelle Fine: Murder on Rails provides a fresh take on the detective investigation but gets sidetracked by overly repetitive puzzle sequences and an extraterrestrial storyline that’s not as stimulating as its human subplots.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Bear With Me‘s DLC prequel episode The Lost Robots is an entertaining addition to the Paper City universe, with plenty of stylish laughs surrounding an intriguing whodunit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Black Widow is an interesting reflection on the real life case of Louisa Collins, the last woman hanged in Australia, but doesn’t provide enough depth or any surprises to make it truly memorable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While the short, casual room puzzler The Tower of Beatrice has an intriguing premise and interesting recipe potion mechanic, they simply don’t make up for the nearly non-existent story, poor English translation and largely generic gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Idiot’s Tale is just a fun game to play, with a sarcastic, irreverent humour that permeates everything and lovingly throws shade at classic adventure titles. There are a couple of potentially serious negatives, but these are completely overshadowed by the enjoyable overall experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A grander take on Her Story‘s FMV database search idea, Telling Lies proves Sam Barlow is still the master of the carefully crafted reveal, even if at times this particular web of deceit unravels a little too slowly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A time-bending, physics-based VR puzzler isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. However, Transpose stands out even within its niche with some truly innovative gameplay mechanics that puzzle fans should definitely check out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lush, expansive, genre-bending adventure, Golden Treasure is worth seeking out for a fresh new experience, even if not all of the game’s ambitious elements fit together snugly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unlike its renowned predecessor by Sierra, Gold Rush! 2 fails to strike it rich. A historically interesting, slightly educational narrative can’t save the experience from its mind-numbingly easy puzzles and poor presentation in every respect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Vane manages to successfully present an intriguingly surreal world, but its aimless story and execution keep players from deriving much satisfaction from visiting it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another quality addition to the stable of games in the Black Watchmen universe, NITE Team 4 puts players on the hot seat of an elite hacker of a clandestine organization. Although some elements could have been executed better, the main game’s 25-plus hours of cyberwarfare goodness alone make this a must-have for existing Alice & Smith fans, and a great way for genre newbies to try their hand at some pretend hacking.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too unremarkable to share in its predecessor’s cult status and too clunky to rival its modern competition, Yume Nikki – Dream Diary is a reverential yet surprisingly unfaithful reimagining of its 2004 namesake.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it lacks the strong narrative underpinning of its better inspirations, there is a lot to like in Epitasis for those who enjoy the gameplay of The Talos Principle, The Witness and similar exploratory puzzle games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure looks amazing and will make you laugh, but its inability to tell a coherent story prevents this comedy cosmic horror adventure from fulfilling its abundant potential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It ends way too soon and could really use a better backstory, but Alt-Frequencies is a simple and fun game that is totally worth playing for a unique new experience, and even more so if you have affection for FM radio.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though its gameplay isn’t very deep, Sea of Solitude is a beautiful, at times poignant adventure that will linger with you long after you’ve left it in your wake.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As its title suggests, Yet Another Hero Story is a very by-the-numbers point-and-click fantasy adventure, but it’s generally a good one with great characters, a funny story and a compelling visual design.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who won’t be deterred by the endless deaths and time-looped backtracking in Outer Wilds, its intriguing mystery and non-linear exploration of an entire solar system will be a novel and deeply engaging experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It requires a great deal of patience and perseverance, but those who enjoy exploring and can embrace the nonsensical and peculiar should appreciate the surreal charms of Strange Telephone and its journey into the unknown.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a short and simple point-and-click adventure, but Clam Man is so packed full of grin-inducing jokes that it’s bound to brighten up your day.

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