Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (Windows)

90
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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

Acting
The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).
4.2
Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
3.9
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.9
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
4.1
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
4.1
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
4.3
Overall MobyScore (206 votes)4.0

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Windows 108 4.1
      Acting 4.2
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 4.5
DOS 56 4.0
      Acting 4.3
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 4.1
      Story / Presentation 4.3
Macintosh 6 3.3
      Acting 0.0
      Gameplay 3.2
      Graphics 3.3
      Personal Slant 3.3
      Sound / Music 3.3
      Story / Presentation 3.2
Windows 3.x 36 3.8
      Acting 4.0
      Gameplay 3.8
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 3.8
      Sound / Music 3.9
      Story / Presentation 4.0


User Reviews

Is it possible for something to be above the best!? Yup, I guess it is :) MAT (70549) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Very good, but WHY an interactive movie style? Gav Powell (25) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A gripping story and a true achievement jTrippy (63) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
More good than bad things frin (147) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The Quality FMV Game Game22 (42) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The Gabriel Knight Series sets the bar for other adventure games to beat mclazyj (28) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A victim of the dreaded FMV-death Joakim Kihlman (270) 1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars
Excellent, but what does Richard Wagner and King Ludwig II have to do with werewolves? *Katakis* (37795) unrated
One of the better FMV efforts available Afterburner (477) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars