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Average Player Score Based on 150 ratings
7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 150 ratings
  1. 10 (12)
  2. 9 (28)
  3. 8 (67)
  4. 7 (24)
  5. 6 (6)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.2

    A fun, classic adventure!

    Considering that those who are familiar with the world of Zork would probably recall a simple text-based adventure, Return to Zork represents a leap in the game's history. Open mailbox. The game starts off with a g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:6.7

    "open door" "pick up object" "walk forward" "read note" "hit wall" "commit suicide"

    Is this the one where you have that wierd old guy talk to you in that magic crystal ball? Man, this was such as long time ago, I remember this game as the first I've received from someone else. It came in a package that ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Great adventure game, with some great weird deaths. if you like weird stories then this game is for you!

    Return to zork was a classic adventure game very very close to myst, riven and others. It is also one of the first games to use live actors its also one of the few to ever do so. This game was one of a kind it was one of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Great adventure game with some features that are impressive even today.

    Return to Zork is possibly the best adventure/puzzle game ever made. It takes place in the "Underground Empire" from the previous games known as Zork. While it may have come out over a decade ago, it still has some impre... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Still one of the best Adventure games out there!

    Good old Return To Zork. This was one of the first ever games to come out on CD for the PC. It was a revelation in graphics and digitised live action acting! I have fond memories of this as a younger gamer, when my cousi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.3

    Baffling...most of the time.

    Return to Zork was easily one of the most bizzare games I've ever played. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I see why it was given away for free. The setting was strange...the way you interact with other characters w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    A fun, classic adventure!

    Considering that those who are familiar with the world of Zork would probably recall a simple text-based adventure, Return to Zork represents a leap in the game's history. Open mailbox. The game starts off with a g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    A Really Goofy, but Fun Game

    I played this game years ago. I had played one of the original Zork games, but this was their first Graphic adventure. For the Zork fans, this was a great game of its day. The simple humor, the puzzles (Yeah, I think ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.7

    Did they even playtest this game?

    Having loved the Zork grand inquisitor game I decided to give this game a go. Now I wasn’t expecting to much since it is an old game originally run in dos. This has to be the most incomprehensible and frustrating game I ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful