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 (130 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 31, 2011

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About This Game

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
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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). If you are a Doctor Who fan get it, it will be great fun. If you are not don't get it.

Pros - Great Story Cons - AI is a bit weird
Fun Puzzeles Graphics (Minor)
Good use of companions The lack of settings options
Nice Stealth System Repetitive gameplay
Lots of content

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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This is one amazing game. At least, if you're a Doctor Who fan. The stories are well written and the dialog is witty so anyone might enjoy this game. But for those who love Doctor Who? This game is a must. There are five Doctor Who stories in all which tie into the show. Every story is presented like a television episode including the opening theme song and credits. But YOU get to play those episodes! The main characters are The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. The character models for the game look just like the actors AND are voiced by the actors. All in all, it's a pure pleasure to play. I'm about halfway through all the stories and I still marvel at their high quality. Maybe the character movement isn't quite as responsive as it could be but everything else is topnotch and I am giving this 5 out of 5 stars. Just as I will rewatch Doctor Who episodes on tv, I will replay this game again as well. This is one of my best buys on Steam!

Oh, Additional: Gameplay - a mixture of stealth and puzzles. If you want action, I believe the other Doctor Who game on Steam supplies that.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
The Adventure Games, when first released for free online, were the closest we we would get to a true Doctor Who video game. Then they disappeared, before later appearing here on Steam for the hefty price of £14.99. I ignored it for a while, but then they were part of a sale. As a Whovian, I couldn't ignore such a cheap price, so I bought the game and prepared for some heavy nostalgia.

These games are difficult to review; they aren't very good, but they're not bad either. The levels are repetitive, and the graphics leave a lot to be desired. However, the series is fun. It's addictive collectible gameplay prevents gamers from getting bored, and for software clearly targeted at children, the material does have mature moments and clever references.

I suppose the game is fun, and I would recommend buying it, but only when it is in a sale. The game is worth spending money on, but not fifteen quid. :D
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Be a companion to the good doctor and build a long lasting relationship with an intradimensional being that has lived for eons in all kinds of different manifestations!

Sadly bowties over scarves does cheapen the experience.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
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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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
very fun and great for doctor who fans!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
For a tv spinoff game, It's actually quite fun. My only real complaints would be the slightly wonky controls when using an x-box controller, and the fact that the game wasn't longer, because the content that was there was actually quite fun!
3.5/5
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
doctor who?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Well, the adventure games tell reasonably Doctor Who-ish stories. Various game mechanics tend to repeat quite a bit, like the puzzles, or sneaking through areas guarded by enemies, which doesn't really happen all that much on the actual TV show.

The first four episodes were comparatively short, and very linear. Sometimes you play as the Doctor, sometimes you play as Amy, but the character you're not playing is either standing around somewhere or following you, so it's still very linear.

The gunpowder plot is considerably longer. They've added Rory into the mix, and they made the switches between characters more meaningful as characters might split up to do different things. It's still linear progression, and switches between characters happen when the game says so. As for the game itself, it's still the same: Doctor Who-ish enough to be enjoyable, but more repetitive than the TV show would suggest.

It's not the must-have AAAAAAAAAAAA game of the millennium, but it's certainly a game to consider for a Doctor Who fan. You might want to pick it up on a sale, though.

Controls aren't the greatest achievement either, but it's not an action game of any sort so there's no actual issue with that.

Hint: try to search the areas carefully if you want to complete achievements. For example, if you're missing a "card" from the first four episodes, there is no hint where that card might be, so you have to replay all of them (at least until you find the missing cards). For "facts" you do at least know the episode where you have to search, although you still don't know which of the three acts you should be searching.

The Gunpowder plot, being considerably longer, gives no hints where a "fact" might be missing, and it has no way to start somewhere in the middle. So, take your time to search every spot for "facts" on your first playthrough.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I think this is my first formal reviews because this game is really complicated to review
My first thought is the control...is way too smooth and frustrating, you will regret this at the end
It makes this game sounds like a rage game
Graphics is OK, definitely looks like development doesn't know what is shading.
Gameplay looks little awkward and the puzzles are really mess you up.
BUT you still play on it because :
-the STORY, if you watched Series 5-7(part 1), you know that drill. But too bad No Steven's story in this game.
-the MUSICS, is kinda obvious, right?
-the VOICES, guarantee are from real actors, trust me

Is really worth it to Whovians who still miss Matt's Stories

Edit: Episode 5 have changed aside of the others, the control improved but the gameplay is giving a lot of problem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
The voice acting is so terrible. Fine, you have Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, but they sound like they are falling asleep. The dialogues are just as bad: I guess they are meant to be funny, but I couldn't smile about any of them.
But then again... it's Doctor Who. It feels like you play a short episode of the series. The gameplay is simple, you have some stealth parts, riddles and minigames. It is never difficult and the environments are rich in detail, the secondary characters are great. If you like Doctor Who, you will find those four episodes very enjoyable.

However, I didn't like the 5th episode, The Gunpowder Plot, at all. It has as much story as one of the other episodes, but it is as long as the four of them combined. The checkpoints are horrible which makes its stealth segments extremely frustrating. The atmosphere of 1605 London is great and the last of the three chapters is quite exciting, but that's it. It scarcely feels like an episode of Doctor Who, it is rather an educational game about the 5th of November. Oh, but the Silence freaked me out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
If you're a Dr. Who fan, this is well done.
far better done than I expected.
If you're a Matt Smith fan, moreso.
(I'm not so much a Matt Smith fan, but, I still give this praise)

Its worth it. Sound wise, no complaints.
Graphics, if you got a good card, its acceptable.
even when they dash back into the tardis when you click "Exit Game" its worth it.
SO WORTH IT.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
It's good in much aspects. The design is great the voice acting is accurate,The story is educational but fun and the overall gameplay is Great in comparsion to other games i played.
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