Join the Doctor as his companion in an out-of-this-world adventure through time and space. You will need all your wits and courage to outsmart and defeat some of the Doctors' most storied enemies like the Daleks, Cybermen, and the Vashta Nerada. Explore the universe, and even see the inner workings of the TARDIS.
User reviews: Very Positive (169 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 31, 2011

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Join the Doctor as his companion in an out-of-this-world adventure through time and space. You will need all your wits and courage to outsmart and defeat some of the Doctors' most storied enemies like the Daleks, Cybermen, and the Vashta Nerada. Explore the universe, and even see the inner workings of the TARDIS!

  • Experience this thrilling adventure game based on the hit TV series, Doctor Who.
  • Use stealth and puzzle-solving skills to explore other worlds.
  • Collect bonus cards that enrich the story with Doctor Who trivia.
  • Become the Doctor’s companion across time and space!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz+ or AMD Sempron 2800 + or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9 or above compatible. 128 MB memory. Pixel Shader 2.0 or above with the latest drivers for your card.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.5 GHz+ or AMD Athlon XP 2500+ or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9c compatible. 256MB memory.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Creative Audigy series
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
So let me just get this out of the way, if you don't know what Doctor Who is or don't like it, DON'T GET IT! Personally I am a Doctor Who fan so I love the game! But if you are playing this to get into Doctor who, don't bother, most of the easter eggs are related to Doctor who (as you should know). This game makes you feel as the Doctor, wondering and thinking of what to do. In most levels they give you a open level sort of thing, where you have to find the items you need to progress in the story. This adds some fun and fustration at times. If you are a Doctor Who fan get it, it will be great fun. If you are not don't get it.

Pros - Great Stories (yes, multiple Doctor Who stories in this game)
Fun Puzzeles
Good use of companions
I like the Stealth, nice stealth system (opinion)
Lots of content
Voice acting done by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvil


Cons-
AI is a bit weird and stupid (at times)
Graphics (this is a minor if you're a Doctor Who fan)
Lack of settings options
Repetitive gameplay

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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
The adventure game format is a great fit for Doctor Who, as are the stealth sections.

The short length might not be to some players' tastes, but it fits the story. I find it takes about two hours to play through an episode the first time, which puts it on par with most other adventure games.

The real-time re-creation of the show's title sequences are beautifully done, and it's overall a good demonstration of how to go about making a game based on a TV show.

That said, it does have a few flaws.

The characters are rather lacking in facial animation. The developers would do well to take a leaf out of Valve's book in that department. Their mouths sync up with the dialogue and they blink occasionally, but their faces are otherwise largely static, making the game seem a lot older than it really is.

The controls are a bit sluggish, though they are somewhat improved in Episode 5, due to it having been made later.

The music has a tendency to get a bit too loud when string-heavy action sequences are playing, resulting in the sound effects and speech getting masked a bit.

Finally, the sequences which are explicitly about solving puzzles (typically involving modifying some kind of device) tend to be much too easy, and even then the challenge is usually about actually going through with the solution, rather than figuring it out in the first place. I'm sure this was meant to give the youngest members of the audience a chance at solving them, but it would have been nice to have an option to make the puzzles harder for older players like myself.

Overall, though, it's a good game and it's worth dropping $10 on when it's on sale if you're a fan of Doctor Who.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Fans only type game.

If you're not a Doctor Who fan, you'll have little patience for the dated, simplistic graphics
and gameplay.

If you are a fan, you'll get 4 charming, roughly hour long episodes. The graphics are dated
and the puzzles and gameplay are simplistic but entertaining, and there are several sets
of "trading cards" hidden throughout to keep things interesting.

Technically there are 5 episodes, but the 5th episode (which you have to launch seperately
through the Steam interface) is just awful, it's much longer and frustratingly tedious, and
although they included Rory in episode 5, he looks like a zombie with his neck stretched
out by some horrible accident.

The only real sticking point is the price...if you live in the UK you can pick these up for
free, but here in the US Steam wants you to pay 20 bucks for the package. I picked it up
on sale for 10 and was satisfied (10 bucks for 9 hours of gameplay, pretty good) but there
is 0 replay value (unless you miss some of the collectibles).
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
First i was affraid to play this game from my personal experience with games based on the movies.The most of them are terrible but fortunately Doctor Who: The Adventure Games isn't this case.
If you don't have this game yet maybe you asking ''What's this game about? Is it good? Should i buy it?''.In this review i'll try to answer those questions.

The strongest part of this game is story.Earth is in troubles and only Doctor and his companion Amy can save the situation.Sounds easy enough?Well,unfortunately your greatest enemies will try to kill you.Will you prevail against Daleks,Cybermen and others and could you stop their evil plans before they conquer the Universe?

Gameplay is interesting-mixture of adventure,stealth action and puzzles.Together they work surprisingly well and keep you enterntained in entire game.

Graphic is very good,it could be better but also it could be much worse.I'm not that type of guy who judging the game for graphics, in fact it's the least thing i care.In this case i could tell the grapic is solid and well made.

Sound is awesome.Some songs are from show itself others are very similiar and make perfect atmosphere.

Last thoughts: The game is great for every Whovian and not just for them.Even if you never watched the show you can easily get into it thanks for Facts and information from Cards which you collecting through game.So the answers for my questions from the first part of this review are ''Doctor and his adventures.Hell yeah and Sure thing.''
Thanks for the reading and i hope this review helped.

Summary- pros: epic story,incredible sound,collecting informations and cards,funny gameplay (specially puzzles) and wibbly wobbly timey wimey....stuff
cons: maybe too short (i just want another episodes to play ^^')
Final verdict 8.2/10 -it's a fantastic game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Disclaimer: Do NOT play this game if you are not already familiar with Doctor Who, at least up to Series 5. Otherwise, none of this will make any sense whatsoever. If you are, however, this bundle of games, excluding maybe the first one, can be quite enjoyable. Don't expect too much - these are basically bonus episodes to Series 5 and 6, set up as adventure games with stealth and minigames - but they are (usually) just as well written as the tv programme itself, and get better as they go on. The continuity cavalcade going on in the third one - TARDIS - is especially lovely; and not only that, both the Doctor and Amy explain what they understand of the TARDIS controls, and you actually get to have a go yourself! Definitely makes the scenes in the tv programme where he's flying "Sexy" more interesting to watch.

So, if you're a Whovian, and this happens to be on sale, don't think, BUY IT. You won't regret it. And you'll have fun looking for all the collectibles...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
This game is so fun! I have not been playing it for that long but it is so far really challenging game. When you play you can not really fight but the mini little puzzle things are challenging and when you have to sneak when a Dalek is near. If you run into its radar it will try to shot you. You guys should deffinaly try this game!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Great stuff!

This is a very good value title for 10 hours of action and adventure and 5 Dr Who episodes.
Of the 5 adventures, the best by far is the last one, The Gunpowder Plot, with a lovely atmosphere and a fine (but rather too clean) 400 year old London to walk around. I spent about 6 hours on this titele, with the first 4 episodes lasting around 4 -5 hours in total.

There is a lot of stealth and repeat puzzles, which are all pretty easily solved, but the storylines are very enjoyable. Daleks, Cybermen and many more await.

I started watching Dr Who at the end of the 3rd doctor, just before the best, Tom Baker, and these 5 episodes easily rank with the tv shows, though it's a bit sad to have to listen to the politically correct rubbish in there (a blackboard is a bloackboard, not a chalkboard etc etc) but this was made by the BBC, so you are bound to get the subtle indoctrination of the Loony Left in there too.

Recommended for 10 entertaining hours.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
If you are looking for a Doctor Who game this is the way to go. The only real major differences in this and The Eternity Clock is different story, you can't jump and you collect cards instead of hats and diary pages. Also you can get badges and cards for steam on this one. 84/100
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
As a massive fan of Doctor Who I decided to try out this game to see how it was. Let me tell you that one of the things they got right here is the dialogue of the characters. Everyone's in character here and the dialogue can range from dead serious to openly hilarious just like in the show and I have to say that it's great to see that here. Also, they have the soundtrack from the show in here which is ear candy. Whether or not you find that great fan service or just plain lazy us up to you to decide.

Unfortunately, that's where my praise ends. I'm not one to usually rant about graohics, but you have to admit that the visuals could have been a lot better here. Also, the controls are incredibly wonky and awkward. It's awful that the Doctor has to take a walking start before he actually runs. And your companion: Amy is a major handicap to play with since her AI is just awful. And the stories that takes place in the game are...okay. They're just okay. Nothing major to run home about. The stories are nowhere near the gems that take place in the show such as Vincent and the Doctor or The Doctor's Wife. But still, they are nowhere near as bad as other stories such as Angels Take Manhattan or Nightmare in Silver.

For recommendations, I would only recommend it if you are an obsessive die hard Whovian. But for the majority, I just can't recommend this game. I probably would have been more leniant on this game if it was free like in the UK, but on Steam where it's worth $10, it's just not worth your money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
I love this game! I beat all the games in 1 day, and I'm going to play them again. I only looked up walkthroughs for where to go in one of the games, but I figured the rest out on my own.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Although there are some difficult parts and parts that require you to go all the way forward and then all the way back, I LOVE this game! The voice acting, if not the actors themselves, is SUPERB. It makes me miss Matt Smith as the doctor. It gives you that nostalgia type feel to the game. The trading cards are cute and fun. I think this is a fantastic game for any whovian. The only thing I was a little upset about was the one where you would have to get the part through a maze as things that zapped and "killed" you moved around you. I don't have a steady hand so it was a bit difficult.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
A must-have to all the Doctor Who fans. Absolutely fantastic!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Full Let's Play of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games:

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Review:

This game is not good. Terrible as a game, actually. It all looks and feels unfinished, especially the last episode (The Gunpowder Plot) which felt really rushed. While the characters do quite look like their real life counterpart, the rest of the game looks like it was developed 2005. Some rather bad controls as well.

You run around interacting with things, solving puzzles in the enviroment. You do have an inventory, but it's rarely used. There is some puzzles in form of mini-games, and they're pretty bland and uncreative. There's also some stealth sections, which can be pretty frustrating, since the field of vision on the enemies on some parts are just unfair, and they can also shoot through walls. Oh, and you have Amy with you as well, and if they see her, they shoot her and that's game over. So be careful, and make sure she keeps away from their line of sight.

This game has some redeeming qualities though. It gets hilarious, due to the glitches and bugs, and the lack of enthusiasm in the voice acting makes it funny as well, especially in the more tense parts (well, it was supposed to be tense anyway) of the game.

All through the game you can pick up collectible cards that features things from the Doctor Who universe, such as enemies, friends, and companions, to name a few. There's also some objects that you can interact with so you get some facts, both taken from the real universe and the Doctor Who universe.


This game will be interesting to the whovians. If you're not a whovian, avoid this game.

  • Score based on being a whovian: 7/10
  • Score based on being a gamer: 4/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
It's a very detailed puzzle game with alot of thought into it. The voices are genuine voices from the series, and if you are a Doctor who fan, this game will be perfect for you. It has great plots into it, and it feels like a episode from the series, just that you play the episode. I highly recommend this game for Doctor who fans.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Pretty fun if you love Doctor Who
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17 of 33 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
doctor who?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games is an excellent game for all Doctor Who fans and puzzle game fans alike. If you're not very good at puzzle games and not a Doctor Who fan, I highly suggest looking somewhere else for a good game to purchase because this game can get REALLY frustrating at times.

I'm not a particular fan of puzzle games, but the story really drew me in and made me feel just like I was watching Doctor Who. Every episode you play actually has an intro and outro based on one from the show! I was really excited to see all of the fan-favorite Doctor Who monsters that appear in this game (especially the Vashta Nerada). The puzzles mainly involve sneaking around the monsters without being detected/killed while they're walking in a constant pattern or re-wiring interfaces so that they're usable for you (among other things, those are just the most memorable for me).

Each episode should take you about 45 minutes each if you aren't looking for the many collectable trading cards scattered around throughout the episodes. Each card has facts that revolve around the character(s) on the card. There's also some pretty interesting Who Facts that you can find in every level, keep an eye out for those!

Overall, I'd say you should buy it just to hear Matt Smith and Karen Gillan being their characters (and doing it well) in this awesome Doctor Who puzzle game. I can't think of a reason that a Doctor Who fan could/would not enjoy this game, so don't pass it up!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Poor controls and lousy puzzles. I like Doctor Who, but i didn't like this. 5/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Great rage tastic game for whovians!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
For lovers of blue boxes, big glasses and posh Brits!
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