Jack Allin

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Calling Article

Calling review

This haunting Wii adventure will ring a few bells for Japanese horror fans, but all too often loses its way in the dark.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Apr 28, 2010
Theresia Article

Theresia review

This DS throwback to the graphic/text horrors of old has a story worth uncovering, but it’s trapped beneath some punishing gameplay design.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Apr 2, 2010
Black Mirror 2 Article

Black Mirror II hands-on archived preview

A playable preview version of this highly anticipated sequel offered a chance to reflect on what we’ve seen so far.

Simon the Sorcerer 5 Article

Simon the Sorcerer 5: Who’d Even Want Contact? review

More "cosmic" than comic adventure, the fifth installment doesn't recapture the magic of the originals, but it can be a fun ride.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Mar 12, 2010
Dream Chronicles 3 Article

Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child review

Our three-part look at this casual adventure pioneer series reveals both promise and problems that will snap you back to a sobering reality.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 18, 2010
Dream Chronicles 2 Article

Dream Chronicles 2: The Eternal Maze review

Our three-part look at this casual adventure pioneer series reveals both promise and problems that will snap you back to a sobering reality.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 18, 2010
Dream Chronicles Article

Dream Chronicles review

Our three-part look at this casual adventure pioneer series reveals both promise and problems that will snap you back to a sobering reality.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 18, 2010
Christmas Quest trilogy Article

The Christmas Quest trilogy returns!

From AG to you, it just wouldn't be Christmas without the three-game quest for the best adventure ever.

Read more Dec 18, 2009
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Article

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove review

The hybrid design blows hot and cold at times, but it’s easy to be content with this wintry casual adventure.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 25, 2009
Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle Article

Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle review

The latest Hidden Expedition charts a welcome new course into casual adventure territory, with just a little turbulence along the way.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 18, 2009
Avenue Flo Article

Avenue Flo review

Adventure comes to Dinertown in this charming casual title, though you'll likely dash through it with relative ease.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 11, 2009
Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion Article

Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion review

The popular casual game series gets a new chapter on the Nintendo DS, but sometimes loses its way among all the clutter.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Nov 2, 2009
Nancy Drew Dossier 2 Article

Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger review

Far from bombing, Nancy Drew and casual adventuring continue to be a match made in heaven... or at least a luxury spa.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Sep 23, 2009
Casual adventuring 4 Article

Casual adventuring: hidden object retail round-up

Seek the names Hardy Boys, Cate West, Mortimer Beckett, and Samantha Swift, and store shelves are now where you'll find them.

Read more Sep 14, 2009
Hardy Boys DS Article

The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks hands-on archived preview

The teen sleuths are ready to embark on their first handheld adventure, and this sneak peek should grease the rails.


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