Adventure Gamers
Adventure Gamers logo.png
Type of site
Gaming website
URLwww.adventuregamers.com
CommercialNo
LaunchedMarch 1998; 24 years ago (1998-03)

Adventure Gamers is a computer game website created by Marek Bronstring in March 1998[1] dedicated to the genre of adventure games. It publishes reviews and previews of adventure games, as well as opinion articles and interviews with game designers.

The site's reviews have been quoted on many adventure game box covers,[2][3][4][5][6][7] and it is listed as a trusted reviewer on CNET's Metacritic and GameRankings. Adventure Gamers was also referenced in the print book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts.[8]

Adventure Gamers is respected by developers of adventure games. Ragnar Tornquist, the creator of the adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, has stated that the reviews on Adventure Gamers are "very important to [him]".[9] In addition, Straandlooper, the developer of Hector: Badge of Carnage, called Adventure Gamers "one of the foremost and widely respected websites about adventure games".[10]

The Aggie Awards

Every year starting from 2009, Adventure Gamers hosts the Aggie Awards, which award adventure games of the previous year[a] for their merits in several categories from concept, art direction, and story, to the adventure game of the year. The categories are divided in choices made by website staff and by readers. These awards are held in high regard by the companies[citation needed] who receive them, as they are featured on official covers of those games.[11]

Aggie Award for Best Adventure of the Year
Year AG Staff's Choice Readers' Choice Ref
2008 [12]
2009 [13]
2010 [14]
2011 [15]
2012 [16]
2013 [17]
2014 [18]
2015 [19]
2016 [20]
2017 [21]
2018 [22]
2019
Whispers of a Machine
[23]
2020 [24]
2021
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark
[25]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Episodic video games are awarded for the year the last episode was released.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.adventuregamer.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2001. Retrieved 11 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Box art for AGON: the Mysterious Codex Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
  3. ^ Box art for Ankh Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
  4. ^ Box art for Missing Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
  5. ^ Box art for Scratches Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
  6. ^ Box art for Syberia Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
  7. ^ Box art for The Longest Journey Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamer
  8. ^ Smith, Rob (2008). Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. Chronicle Books. ISBN 978-0-8118-6184-7.
  9. ^ "Dreamfall - Update 12". Ragnar Tornquist. Archived from the original on 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  10. ^ "Badge of Carnage on Adventure Gamers". Straandlooper. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  11. ^ Box art for Tales of Monkey Island Archived 2014-10-22 at the Wayback Machine featuring the Aggie Award for Best Adventure of the Year
  12. ^ "2008 Aggie Awards". February 18, 2009.
  13. ^ "2009 Aggie Awards". February 17, 2010.
  14. ^ "2010 Aggie Awards". February 16, 2011.
  15. ^ "2011 Aggie Awards". February 15, 2012.
  16. ^ "2012 Aggie Awards". February 20, 2013.
  17. ^ "2013 Aggie Awards". February 19, 2014.
  18. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2014". February 18, 2015.
  19. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2015". February 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2016". February 22, 2017.
  21. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2017". February 21, 2018.
  22. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2018". February 22, 2019.
  23. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2019". February 7, 2020.
  24. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2020". February 19, 2021.
  25. ^ "The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2021". February 18, 2022.