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A seriously weird game that will stay with you for a long time Maw (884) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The game that defines the concept of adventure gaming. St. Martyne (3649) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Infocom's underrated treasure xofdre (82) unrated
More Story then Game Tony Van (2855) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

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Category Description User Score
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Critic Reviews

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SPAG (Apr 19, 1995)
If you can suspend disbelief enough to accept the situation, then the game is quite good. Unlike other Infocom offerings, it is meant to be experienced, rather than played. The first two parts of the game have almost no puzzles, focusing instead on exploration and discovery as you walk the streets of Rockvil, watching daily life, seeing what activities can be attributed to the effects of the Plan, and watching the changes that take place over time.
Adventure Gamers (Aug 15, 2014)
But in the end, I feel its best aspects are in fact because it is a game. The great sense of exploration and non-linearity make you feel more like a historian researching for a book than a mere reader and player, curiously gathering evidence to evaluate The Plan for Renewed Purpose, all in a clearly-imagined and at times frightening world that seems more contemporary now than when it was written. For those who enjoy games heavy on exploration or with a political bent – or just want to experience a fascinating moment in gaming history – you should definitely check it out.
Retro Archives (Sep 04, 2019)
A Mind Forever Voyaging est, à bien des niveaux, un titre très particulier; c'est à peine un jeu, davantage une visite guidée dans une Amérique reaganienne futuriste décrite au vitriol, sans autre recours que votre imagination. Tandis qu'il dépeint la lente descente aux enfers de la petite cité de Rockvil, le récit imaginé par Steve Eric Meretzky dérange et fascine, au point qu'on y revienne chaque fois encore un peu plus piqué par la curiosité jusqu'à découvrir le fin mot de l'histoire. L'humour qui a fait la renommée d'Infocom est cette fois aux abonnés absents, laissant la place à un univers plus mature qui verse carrément, à terme, dans le brûlot politique. Autant dire un titre très difficile à noter et qui ne plaira pas à tout le monde, mais auquel les anglophones devraient laisser sa chance, le temps de revenir à une autre conception du jeu d'aventure et de la narration vidéoludique. À essayer.
Ultimately, the game's innovative premise falls short of a resonant message that does little more than tow the party line. The premise itself makes A Mind Forever Voyaging a classic, but playing it may not blow your mind away.