Adventure.

The Arrival

The Arrival
3

Yet another alien invasion sci-fi story, this time based on the movie with the same name, and wrapped in adventure gaming motifs. Technically, adventure games are relatively simple to design. It’s surprising, then, that The Arrival ships with so many minor but potentially show-stopping glitches. While much of the game plays quite nicely, borrowing interface […]

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The Thing

The Thing
3

Games based on movies seem to be jinxed. Maybe it’s the rush for quick cash, but they almost always hold a bleak reputation for being some of the most broken, buggy, or (at best) average games out there. It’s difficult to pin exactly where The Thing fits, a game-to-movie adaptation based on the John Carpenter […]

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Star Trek: Hidden Evil

Star Trek: Hidden Evil
3

Star Trek: Hidden Evil is not the groundbreaking, must-have Trek game it was originally hyped to be. Despite the lovely graphics, faithfully sampled sound effects and admirable recreation of the Star Trek universe, the mixture of action and adventure just didn’t mix well. As it stands, it’s a third-person adventure game that doesn’t quite know […]

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Duckman

Duckman
3.5

Based on the TV show by Everett Peck, Duckman the adventure game features the same rude and sleazy protagonist. He is the master of the smart-mouthed one liner, and sexual innuendo. If your sense of humour leans towards South Park styled shock humor, then Duckman should fit the bill. Duckman is a private detective, handling […]

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Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade

Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade
2.5

If you’ve ever heard of StarBreeze Studios, you might have played their previous game at some point – Enclave. It was a great looking action adventure with some fantastic animations, texture work and a simplified RPG framework. The game itself, unfortunately, played terribly, with uninteresting melee fights and completely forgettable puzzles. A couple of years […]

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Catwoman

Catwoman
1

It’s hard to fully appreciate how terrible the film version of Catwoman really was. The only conceivable benefit derived from its awfulness was that it served as indirect comedy, or a nice way to list everything that should not happen in an action movie. It’s only fitting, then, that such a terrible movie would have […]

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Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
4

A forgotten and surprisingly pleasant voyage for Myst fans. In the pre-Sims world, Myst was the game that captured the imagination of the masses only to be universally reviled and misunderstood by the hardcore. Deriding it as a slideshow game, people missed the point entirely; it remains one of the deepest and most involving gaming […]

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Broken Sword 3 : The Sleeping Dragon

Broken Sword 3 : The Sleeping Dragon
3.5

The first two Broken Sword games, The Shadow of the Templars (Circle of Blood) and The Smoking Mirror, are fondly remembered by adventure gamers everywhere. With the third game going full 3D, it definitely ranks as the most different iteration. Six years after the events in Broken Sword 2 and George is a patent attorney, […]

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars

Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars
4.5

Mystery and suspense in Paris. Broken Sword: The Shadow of Templars (also known as Circle of Blood in North America) is a point and click adventure with all of ingredients of great game. The game follows the journey of George Stobbart as the protagonist visiting France while on vacation from the states. For poor George, […]

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Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror

Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
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In Broken Sword 2, you join American tourist George Stobbart and French photojournalist Nico Collard on another globe-trotting adventure. This time, Nico receives a mysterious stone and contacts George to join her for a meeting with an archeologist who might be able to reveal its secrets. However, just as this curious mystery is about to […]

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