King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

Critic Score User Score
PC-98
...
3.8
DOS
80
3.8
FM Towns
...
5.0

The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 1 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
3.6
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
4.2
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
3.8
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.9
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
3.7
Overall User Score (94 votes)3.9

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Amiga 10 3.6
      Gameplay 3.5
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 3.7
      Story / Presentation 4.2
DOS 71 3.8
      Gameplay 3.6
      Graphics 4.3
      Personal Slant 3.7
      Sound / Music 3.9
      Story / Presentation 3.5
FM Towns 1 5.0
      Gameplay 5.0
      Graphics 5.0
      Personal Slant 5.0
      Sound / Music 5.0
      Story / Presentation 5.0
Macintosh 3 3.8
      Gameplay 3.7
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 3.7
      Sound / Music 3.7
      Story / Presentation 0.0
PC-98 2 3.8
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 3.5
Windows 3.x 7 4.4
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.5
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.4
      Story / Presentation 5.0


User Reviews

The King & I DOS tom Jefferson (51)
Defeat an evil wizard that kidnapped your family - with help from an idiot DOS *Katakis* (37879)
Going back was no fun at all DOS The Gay Elf (14)
Probably the best of the fabulous King's Quest Games DOS Valerie Frankel (3)
Doesn't deserve half the good press it gets DOS Benjamin Vigeant (8)
One of the first adventure games I played DOS James1 (240)
Another great adventure in King's Quest land... Plus new interface gameplay! DOS OlSkool_Gamer (99)
King's Quest V is a major turning point for Sierra DOS vni VIC (20)
Sierra's game interface takes a turn for the worse. DOS Old man gamer (296)