PS4 Adam’s Venture Origin’s

Last updated date: August 8, 2019

DWYM Score
6.3


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Adam's Venture Origin's placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 10, 2019:
Checkout The Best Adventure Game for a detailed review of all the top adventure games.

Expert Summarized Score
6.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
6.4
4 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Puzzles are diverse. Some environments are nicely designed.
- God Is A Geek
April 8, 2016 | Full review
Adam’s Venture: Origins guides you pretty smoothly from one scene to the next, but the gameplay feels rather boxed in; there’s absolutely no room to wander off the beaten path, which feels like a missed opportunity. Some of the locations are actually quite well-designed, and the type of game this is should lend itself well to letting you step away from your preset destination and perhaps find an odd collectible or two.
- Game Spew
April 6, 2016 | Full review
I wanted to like this one – there's merit to its puzzle-first design philosophy and I appreciated the look of the world if nothing else.
- Keen Gamer
September 16, 2016 | Full review
Adam's Venture is a fun, satisfying puzzler which while lacking a bit of polish offers brilliant visuals but can stand to have had improved audio. If you put all this behind you though it challenges you and your ability to work things out and offers plenty of variety to keep you interested.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
April 12, 2016 | Full review
Visually bright environments. Puzzles are simple. Short run-time. Forgivng platforming.
- Playstation Country
April 17, 2016 | Full review
Puzzles interesting. Puzzles fun. Very good lighting effects.
- True Achievements
Adam’s Venture: Origins is a fun aside. It is a game that proves this medium is more than the sum of its parts. The adventuring isn’t as good as Uncharted, its narrative isn’t as engaging as, its puzzles aren’t as engrossing as The Witness. But even with all of this, there is something sweet about Adam Venture. Although it might not be worth the asking price just yet, this is a game can keep you occupied and happy longer than you might expect.
- WCCF Tech
April 17, 2016 | Full review
The Adam’s Venture series is a third person action adventure game in the same vein as classic 90s era Tomb Raiders. AV:Origins is a reimagined prequel chapter to the original PS3 port. Priced as a mid-level title on both consoles and PC, this latest edition promised to deliver next-gen visuals, and new improved gameplay. But this latest entry leaves a lot to be desired.
- Gone With The Win
April 27, 2016 | Full review
Needless to say, the game delivers in the graphical department, with some impressive lighting and texture work. Throughout the game, you will visit a variety of different locations, the majority of them looking pretty impressive.
- Rectify Gaming
What experts didn't like
Awful protagonist. Clunky gameplay in parts. Glitches are too common. Story doesn’t grab you.
- God Is A Geek
April 8, 2016 | Full review
There’s none of that; you can’t even get mildly lost as you’ll only ever be able to travel in the direction of your next objective. This linearity makes for a very short experience – I completed the game in two sittings, which probably amounted to around five hours. Considering that Adam’s Venture: Origins started out life as three separate titles, its brevity is something of a surprise. Had the game’s narrative been paced better, or had we been given the freedom to do a little exploration, it would have felt like a more worthy experience. As it stands now, I unfortunately can’t recommend paying full price for such a short and markedly average game.
- Game Spew
April 6, 2016 | Full review
But it's not worth your time or energy persevering through an otherwise low-energy, low-effort production just for a few bright spots.
- Keen Gamer
September 16, 2016 | Full review
Sadly however, once you hit the end there is little to keep you coming back. A one-time venture which needs some improvements still but definitely a fun one.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
April 12, 2016 | Full review
The entire sarcastic cast. Load times hamper a quick restart. It's all just kinda ... bland
- Playstation Country
April 17, 2016 | Full review
Extremely short. Exaggerated price.
- True Achievements
Improvements in a few areas, most notably graphics and a heavy reliance on puzzles to progress. However Adam's Venture: Origins feels completely uninspired and flat. Clunky and awkward or rushed and unpolished.
- Gone With The Win
April 27, 2016 | Full review
A mix of clunky movements and bugs also detract from the experience, and I’ve encountered countless amounts of them. Audio cutting out, glitching out characters, and a game crash just to name a few. It really ruins the immersion and mixed with it’s slow gameplay, I found myself struggling to complete the game.
- Rectify Gaming

From The Manufacturer

Embark on a bold adventure in Adam's Venture: Origins. Set in the roaring 20's, in Adam's Venture: Origins you will explore ancient ruins, and recover mysterious artifacts. Together with your trusted accomplice Evelyn, you will have to outsmart the evil Clairvaux company. Adam's Venture Origins is a reimagining of the Adam's Venture franchise. Streamlined and replotted to forge an engaging narrative, Adam's Venture: Origins reimagines the events of the first exploits of Adam Venture. Adam's Venture: Origins features new, next-gen visuals, new gameplay and new animation work which makes it into a true next-gen experience. Adam's Venture: Origins is the fulfillment of the original vision of Vertigo Games, as facilitated by SOEDESCO. Challenging puzzles, stunning visuals, engaging narrative and tight gameplay will make Adam's Venture: Origins into an adventure game that is not to be missed.

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Sony God of War 4
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 11
3. XBOX ONE Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
4. PS4 Shadow of the Colossus
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 11
5. PS4 Tomb Raider
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
6. PS4 A Plague Tale: Innocence
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Square Enix Final Fantasy XV
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. XBOX 360 Minecraft: Story Mode
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 6
9. PS4 Adam’s Venture Origin’s
Overall Score: 6.3
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Adventure Games

Looking for the best adventure game for your game day with friends? Whether you play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, there are adventure games galore. You may find it a bit overwhelming, so let’s make it easy for you and show you some top-rated options for those consoles. Let’s first take a look at the different consoles and what they have to offer the adventure game-lover in you.

PlayStation 4 is a pioneer in original, exclusive titles for console game players. With outstanding ratings for their exclusive games, players will surely find a unique, intriguing game experience through the PlayStation 4 console. For PlayStation 4 players, there are two fantastic recommendations for adventure games. “God of War” by Sony takes the player through the experience of Kratos, who lives and has to survive in the world of monsters and Norse Gods. This game is packed with unparalleled graphics and incredibly realistic, unique monsters that may make you shake in your boots. Another such adventure game for the PS4 fanatic is “Final Fantasy XV.” In this game, the player can explore freely through the world in multiple modes of transportation, use incredible action moves such as double jumps and enjoy realistic graphics.

If you are an Xbox One owner, you will find a great selection of games. In addition to games designed for Xbox One, the console also allows for Xbox 360 and Xbox games. This makes your choice of games much wider and more diverse than the PS4. Besides the games, Xbox One has a leg up on other console games with endless access to entertainment apps and media servers, including Kodi, which PS4 does not offer. For an excellent Xbox One adventure game, check out “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.” This game has it all, from old-time game features to improved graphics that impress even the toughest critics.

Both PS4 and Xbox One allow for compatibility with third-party games. Some of those games include “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Mortal Kombat 11” and “Resident Evil 2.” This creates an even bigger pool of options for console game players.

Now throw in the Nintendo Switch for comparison. The Switch has exceptional controller choices and super portability. With the option to use it as a home system or an on-the-go handheld system, the competition has nothing on it in that category. While it has awesome gamepads of its own, the Switch also offers compatibility with third-party gamepads if you so choose.

In terms of game selection, Nintendo is extremely exclusive with its trademark games, such as the “Mario” series. The item does support third-party games, which has been a huge selling point for the console. In addition, the Switch is accommodating to the indie genre of games, including “Night in the Woods”.  This is a huge plus for Nintendo Switch users.

One highly recommended adventure game for Switch players is “The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.” This super popular game is a favorite because of its open-air roaming that allows you to explore a beautiful kingdom with all different landscapes available.You will happen upon adventures as you switch from each climate and landscape.

When comparing the console games, it’s important to note the subscriptions that may be needed to access the games and all their fabulous features. Every console has its own service, and some are better than others in terms of what they offer. For PS4, players will want access to and subscribe to the PlayStation Network; the Xbox One users will want access to Xbox Live; and Nintendo Switch Online services the Switch users. The PS Network and Xbox Live offer substantially more services than the Nintendo Switch Online, but players will also pay quite a bit more for the subscription. These services are absolutely essential if players want to connect online with friends or fellow gamers when playing their favorite adventure game.

DYWM Fun Fact

“The Brown Box” was created in 1967 by a team led by Ralph Baer. This was the first video game system used in the home. It was sold with the name “Odyssey” in 1972 after Baer sold it to Magnavox. This would, as most video game consoles do, phase out over just a few years. During those years, it had 28 games that the player could choose from, one of which inspired the uber-famous “Pong” that would later be seen on the Atari systems in 1975.

“Space Invaders” came out in 1978, and in 1979, Activision was the pioneer in console game creation without making a console, or as some would call them, ‘third-party’ game developers. This opened the door for many other companies to get into the business.

The early 1980s welcomed the still-popular “Pac-Man,” “Donkey Kong,” and Microsoft’s first “Flight” simulator game, before the crash of 1983. The crash was a direct cause of oversaturation in the industry. Consoles were being released by new companies constantly. The games were extremely low-quality and not very captivating to players, and the competition between third-party developers was causing the market to dive.  It caused multiple home console creators to go into bankruptcy, which ultimately brought the market back up in 1985. Nintendo was a huge contributor to bringing the video game market back to the United States. It offered the incredibly long-lasting games “Super Mario Bros.,” “The Legend of Zelda” and “Metroid”.

In 1991, Genesis created the “Sonic the Hedgehog” game that finally gave Nintendo some competition in the market. The game became super popular, and Nintendo and Genesis entered a rivalry. That year, Nintendo released a new console to compete and thus began the console war that is still happening today between several companies.

The Adventure Game Buying Guide

  • Always keep in mind the ratings on adventure games, especially when looking for kids. Many of them have explanations for their ratings, such as violence or crude image, so you can make a well-informed decision on the right adventure game for your player.
  • Getting a subscription to the console service networks will make gaming super convenient. You will have countless games at the click of a button. Having the subscription will allow you to track your progress and see how you match-up against the competition.
  • Try multiple different types of games in the adventure game genre. Diversify your library of games so you never get bored of playing.
  • Create your dream team within the online networks with friends or fellow gamers and set up game times for you all to meet and play together. This keeps things interesting and fun.
  • Stay on top of the best adventure games for your console through your subscription. You will get updates about new games coming out and how they compare to the most popular adventure games today.