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Would you be able to abandon your everyday life? Nowhere Girl (7664) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
From New York to California -- Getting there is half the fun! Katakis | カタキス (42000) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Entertaining AND a historically accurate learning experience! OlSkool_Gamer (102) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
This is my alltime favourite Sierra AGI game Mats Rade (30) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall User Score (49 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Adventure Gamers (May 12, 2005)
Did you ever wonder why they call this genre "adventure", when so many games are more about conversation and puzzle solving than any actual adventuring? Fortunately, there are some games that manage to create the excitement of daring quests, including a title hidden among Sierra's earliest games. Gold Rush! is a tale of cunning and bravery that takes adventure to the wild and unexplored frontier of America in the 1840s.
Bleibt nur noch, viel Spaß und Durchhaltevermögen zu wünschen. Wem bislang die SIERRA-ON-LINE-Palette Freude gemacht hat, der findet mit GOLD RUSH eine ansprechende Ergänzung zur Adventure-Sammlung. Schade, daß der Parser diesmal ein bißchen wortkarg ist; sonst hätte man glatt 'nen Hit draus machen können.
Power Play (Mar, 1989)
Mir hat Gold Rush nicht ganz so viel Spaß gemacht, wie Police Quest II. Die Handlung ist nicht so flüssig, die Puzzles weniger originell. Doch immer wieder gibt es Gags. die das Spiel auflockern. So bekommt man zum Beispiel für unbefugtes Betreten des Rasens in Brooklyn einen Punkteabzug. Im Vergleich zu den anderen neuen Sierra-Geschichten ist Gold Rush nicht so toll. Wer aber von dieser Art Abenteuer nicht genug bekommen kann, wird ganz sicher auch an Gold Rush seinen Spaß haben.
It is a difficult task to classify Gold Rush. Due to the program's historical accuracy (The designers put over 250 man hours of research into this product, as well as verifying its preciseness with an expert on the historical era.), it is tempting to call it a "historical simulation." However, it also hails with the best of Sierra's adventure games in terms of game play and graphics. Much more than a history lesson, Gold Rush is stimulating, enriching and entertaining, a welcome addition to the Sierra library.