Adventure Gamers is a computer game website created in March 1998 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.
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The site's reviews have been quoted on many adventure game box covers, 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.
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]". In addition, Straandlooper, the developer of Hector: Badge of Carnage, called Adventure Gamers "one of the foremost and widely respected websites about adventure games".
The Aggie AwardsEdit
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 who receive them, as they are featured on official covers of those games.
|Year||AG Staff's Choice||Readers' Choice|
- Episodic video games are awarded for the year the last episode was released.
- Box art for AGON: the Mysterious Codex Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
- Box art for Ankh Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
- Box art for Missing Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
- Box art for Scratches Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
- Box art for Syberia Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamers
- Box art for The Longest Journey Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine featuring a quote from Adventure Gamer
- Smith, Rob (2008). Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. Chronicle Books. ISBN 978-0-8118-6184-7.
- "Dreamfall - Update 12". Ragnar Tornquist. Archived from the original on 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- "Badge of Carnage on Adventure Gamers". Straandlooper. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- 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