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Combines humor with dark storytelling.
Plenty of funny, clever puzzles.
Funny voice acting.
Ample replayability built-in.
Controlling three characters at once is frustrating.
Having to repeat puzzles in order to see the new ones.
By AdventureGamers on February 04, 2013
The Cave may not turn out to be the genre trailblazer that Maniac Mansion was, but this modern day classic puts a new spin on many of the adventure conventions that have been around since Colossal Cave.
By GameSpy on January 29, 2013
I still don't know what The Cave is, precisely. I know what the game itself is -- it's a visually stylish platforming adventure laced with dark humor that reminds me fondly of Maniac Mansion and Trine -- but the eponymous sentient, manipulative,...
By TheTelegraph on January 27, 2013
Disappointing as a puzzle game, inconsequential as a platformer and far too reliant on players having the patience to traipse around, The Cave ends up feeling extremely hollow.
By Cheat Code Central on January 23, 2013
What was the last multi-character 2D adventure puzzle platformer that you can remember? The Lost Vikings? It’s not exactly a genre that has seen a lot of mileage over the years. Regardless, Double Fine and Ron Gilbert have attempted to bring the...
By IGN on January 22, 2013
Maybe that’s because the story is mostly told through scattered comic-book-style panels or because the only real dialogue comes from The Cave itself and not the seven characters. But being a Ron Gilbert-built adventure game in the modern era, it’s wholly unique in the market and your game library will be a better place with it included.
By EuroGamer on January 22, 2013
Plunge into The Cave and you'll definitely have fun finding your way out. It's just a shame it doesn't go deeper.
By GameSpot on January 22, 2013
Its mashup of elements from platformers and point-and-clicks fare less well, but if you can overlook those small flaws The Cave is a dark, yet humorous adventure that ably exercises the grey matter.
By NowGamer on January 22, 2013
A funny platformer/puzzle game, The Cave is a little rough around the edges and forces players into backtracking across its levels, but Double Fine's humour and characters make it worth it.
By 1UP on January 22, 2013
I really don't need to tell any of you adventure game fans that we're in the midst of a genre renaissance. This past year has seen a wealth of titles that present many different takes on one of gaming's oldest genres. From Telltale's...
By Gaming Age on January 22, 2013
While Telltale Games can certainly be accredited with the revival of the traditional adventure game, it’s nice to see someone else giving it a shot. Especially when that someone else ends up being Ron Gilbert, famed former LucasArts developer...
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