User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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100
I have rarely played a game I’ve enjoyed as much as Buried In Time. I spent most of the game staring at the screen with a stupid grin on my face, saying, “This is so cool!” over and over again. This game is a masterpiece of design and writing; I consider it a genre-defining game, and put it up there on my best list along with Circle of Blood, Obsidian, and The Rose Tattoo.
88
Joystick (French) (Oct, 1995)
Si la traduction est à la hauteur, BiT devrait sans nul doute être un très bon soft, le scénario s'avère fort complexe. Cependant il requiert une grosse config pour tourner parfaitement.
83
Coming Soon Magazine (Jan 13, 1996)
Buried in Time is the sequel to the very popular Journeyman Project game. Suspense, mystery and history are all combined into a solid adventure game published by Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. The traces of the two year making period become palpable from the very first moment you start the game.
80
PC Gamer (Oct, 1995)
Beautiful graphics; strong story line; and a rich soundtrack. In the beginning, it's all too easy to become frustrated by the movement interface. Runs slow on 486s. A good sci-fi yarn with plenty of interesting puzzles; just don't expect to get through it in a weekend.
80
In this sequel to The Journeyman Project, Gage Blackwood returns as Agent 5 of the Temporal Security Agency. Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time builds on the successful elements of its predecessor while correcting most of its failings. The result is a classic adventure game that rises beyond the original to give the gamers an immersing gaming experience that is rarely found.
79
PC Joker (Sep, 1995)
Die Rätsel während der Beweisführung des unschuldig Verdächtigten sind zwar nicht sonderlich originell und auch nicht immer logisch, aber schwierig sind sie. Zudem bezieht das Spiel seinen Reiz vornehmlich aus der imposanten Präsentation: Selten gab es derart fotorealistische Render-Grafiken zu bestaunen, selten eine so gute Musikbegleitung (im Stil von Pink Floyd) zu hören! Um das alles in seiner ganzen Pracht erleben zu können,werden allerdings 16 MB RAM benötigt, da man ansonsten entweder mit reduzierten Animationen oder aber mit der weit weniger eindrucksvollen Optik in 256 Farben vorliebnehmen muß.
75
Entertainment Weekly (Aug 04, 1995)
Fortunately, once you get past the demanding menu system, it's easy to enjoy The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time's meticulously detailed 3-D-like environments, which include a medieval castle, an Incan temple, and a space station. It's fun, to be sure, but a bit overdone.
72
Power Play (Sep, 1995)
Präsentation und Atmosphäre stimmen hier bis aufs i-Tüpfelchen. Exzellente, intelligente Dialoge, die auch in die deutsche Version hinübergerettet werden konnten, aufwendig gerenderte Grafiken, die es verstehen, Euch komplett in die angesteuerten Zeitepochen zu entführen. Doch die Problematik eines typischen Multimedia-Adventures ereilt Euch auch hier schon nach den ersten Spielminuten: Viel für Auge und Ohr, doch nur wenige gutdurchdachte Puzzles und eine nur mäßige Orientierung. Gelänge es einmal, den Witz, den Charme und die Puzzlelogik eines „Simon The Sorcerer“ mit der modernen Präsentationsweise eines „Buried In Time“ zu verbinden, könnten sich die beiden gegnerischen Lager versöhnt in die Arme fallen. So bleibt uns nur ein äußerst stimmungsvolles, multimediales Erlebnis. Doch von einem Spiel im eigentlichen Sinne kann leider auch hier wieder einmal nicht die Rede sein.
70
Quandary (Oct, 1997)
Buried in Time also has two modes of play, adventuring mode and walkthrough mode, which makes it very playable for novice adventures. In the walkthrough mode Arthur is much more helpful and some of the puzzles have been omitted or simplified. All in all a very enjoyable game with some interesting puzzles and a thought provoking storyline. Can the human race be trusted not to misuse time travel technology?
70
Adventure Gamers (Jul 15, 2004)
Two steps forward, one step back; one step forward, one step back (cha cha cha)... Actually, no, this isn't fancy footwork for a new dance routine. It's a description of the uneven route taken by Presto Studios in designing Buried in Time, a sequel to their futuristic sci-fi adventure, The Journeyman Project. It's also somewhat similar to the path the player will inadvertently take through the game.
67
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
If you're a lazy gamer, don't even bother with “Adventure” mode—you'll just hurt yourself. Instead, play "Walkthrough" and enjoy the cinematic feat here. This is an awesome experience whose completion feels a little like finishing a long novel that actually makes you think.
65
Wer sich am kleinen Grafikfenster und den wenigen Schauplätzen nicht stört, erhält jedoch schön anzusehende, leicht verdauliche Unterhaltungskost inklusive Einsteigermodus und Online-Tips.
65
PC Games (Germany) (Sep, 1995)
Puzzle-Fanatiker kommen auch in diesem Multimedia-Adventure leider etwas zu kurz, da die drei Spiel-CDs wirklich zu 99 Prozent mit Grafik und Sound gefüllt sind und die verbleibende Handvoll Rätsel nicht gerade einfallsreich sind.
60
If you're a hard core adventure gamer, the only real draw to Buried in Time is the novel multimedia format. To all others though, Buried in Time should be a lot of fun to play. Not only does it make good use of multimedia, it's also chock full of facts and has an interesting plot line to boot.
55
PC Attack (Oct, 1995)
Pity, really, because BIT is chocka with cool appalling acting. Excellent - unless you've paid for the game, of course. Take our advice and give it a miss.