Embark on a bold adventure in Adam’s Venture: Origins. Set in the roaring 20’s, in Adam’s Venture: Origins you will explore ancient ruins, and recover mysterious artifacts. Together with your trusted accomplice Evelyn, you will have to outsmart the evil Clairvaux company.
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Release Date: Apr 1, 2016

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“…[Adam’s Venture: Origins] features puzzles of which you were hoping they’d be included in the latest blockbusters. Actually we can’t help but say that games like [Adam’s Venture: Origins] are sorely lacking on the current consoles. Chapeau to Adam!”
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Embark on a bold adventure in Adam’s Venture: Origins. Set in the roaring 20’s, in Adam’s Venture: Origins you will explore ancient ruins, and recover mysterious artifacts. Together with your trusted accomplice Evelyn, you will have to outsmart the evil Clairvaux company.

Adam’s Venture Origins is a reimagining of the Adam’s Venture franchise. Streamlined and replotted to forge an engaging narrative, Adam’s Venture: Origins reimagines the events of the first exploits of Adam Venture.

Adam’s Venture: Origins features new, next-gen visuals, new gameplay and new animation work which makes it into a true next-gen experience.

Adam’s Venture: Origins is the fulfillment of the original vision of Vertigo Games, as facilitated by SOEDESCO. Challenging puzzles, stunning visuals, engaging narrative and tight gameplay will make Adam’s Venture: Origins into an adventure game that is not to be missed.

  • Brains over Brawn, Adam’s Venture: Origins focusses on clever puzzles.
  • Delve into ancient mysteries and recover mysterious artifacts.
  • Traverse long forgotten tombs and crumbling cities using the new grappling hook.
  • Rich and involving storyline that weaves a surprising adventure with historical overtones.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 745
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 750 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
I really like the grapple hook! looks like a very nice adventure game, nice puzzle's also!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Product received for free
I do not consider myself a vindictive person. I feel that I try to be fair to most games and most ideas, so long as the end result is something I feel is worth my time and energy to experience.

So when a game fails spectacularly to make its experience worthwhile, as is the case with Adam's Venture: Origins, I feel I must be upfront about my feelings. It is my sincere opinion that this is not a good game, or even a passable one. I cannot conceive of an angle or state of mind that would allow for developer Vertigo Games's work to be viewed as anything less than a sub-par, half-hearted creation.

It yearns to draw in the Uncharted crowd with its promise of environmental puzzles, platforming and scenic locales based on history (after a fact). Yet it doesn't deserve to be compared to anything so stellar - not with such simplistic and inane mechanics surrounded by technical issues and baffling design decisions aplenty.

I wanted to like this one - there's merit to its puzzle-first design philosophy and I appreciated the look of the world if nothing else. But it's not worth your time or energy persevering through an otherwise low-energy, low-effort production just for a few bright spots.


+Good Art Design


-Dull & Trite Narrative
-Boring, Simplistic Characters
-Sub-Par Gameplay
-Cheap-Looking Graphics
-Poor Sound Design

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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
i so thought this game was more than provided in the pictures and trailer...
a bit tomb raider alike but with more puzzles. but it was not.....
lets start with pros:
- nice graphics (for the environment)
- puzzles can take some time (which is nice)

then the cons:
- very short game +- 4 hours!!!!
- very easy
- no variations in game play
- blocky movement (cant jump on stone of 1 inch high....)
- predetermined way to walk (no exploring)
- voice acting
- PRICE!!!!!!!
- ending (kinda lame)

it is basically around 5 hours of following a line and solve puzzles (not even that much puzzles)

To make the summary whole literately the worst game i have ever bought on steam.!!
dont let yourself be fooled by the pictures like i did.
watch the walk trough on you tube if you want to know how it is.
I think it sucks especially for this price!! my god there goes my money...
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Personally I like these type of games but the focus is definitely on the puzzles in the first place and then the story. The environment is beautiful but it's not meant for exploring.

- nice puzzles, quite relaxing to figure them out, quite on the easy side though;
- beautiful environment;
- fun story for a puzzle game, the stories are useually really bad in this genre so I was positively surprised;

- no exploring/very lineair;
- apparently it does not run on every computer (I had no problems, though);
- you play through the game quite quickly.

Games like these are my guilty pleasure. It's a relax mode of adventure.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
**See Edit BELOW**

Right now, for me, i can't play the game, it has some serious performances issues, i have tried the game on low, medium, high, v-sync on and off, and it keeps having this terrible FPS drops, it goes from 120 to 100 then 110 then 90 then to 120 then to 60 then 50, and i can't play like that, it also has terrible camera issues.

The good thing is that the game has good graphics, the plot seems to be very good ( haven't play much, made it to the first paints area ) and the movement of the character feels very real and cool.

Will wait for fixes. Right now, NOT RECOMMENDED.

* EDIT, After miracle performance improvements. 4/21/2016*

One week later after my first words about the game i must confess the game is way better now, the game runs fluent, no FPS drops, just minos technical issues that are not game changers (graphic glitches or such stuff), and i have actually started having fun playnig the game, it seems like Indiana Jones went to a bar and founs Lara and they went updstaiers to mate, and 9 months after Adam was born.

About the game, you must complete puzzles, many are easy, just a few may need more time, mechanics are simple, do puzzles, jump, look for pieces of stuff to open doors, use the graple and such, plays better with controller, dialogs are fun too. Adam is such a spoiled brat lol.

The game is very entertained and i must say i am glad they have fixed errors and things that made it terrible in the beginning, now i am changing the game to RECOMMEND. :)

Graphics 7.5
Story 7.5
Sounds 8
gameplay 8.5
Voices: 8
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Remake - but why? As I know the original game was not a huge hit as well, but this Origins pulls out the few elements that made Adam's Venture a little bit above the avarage mass of games.

First, the story is full of clichés, it steals from Indiana Jones to Tomb Raider. But in reality, this title is just a counterpart of a B movie of the weaker kind.

The gameplay is boring as well. It makes you repeat lot of similar puzzles which are interesting in the first two hours but lose its sense in the remaining parts of the game.

Furthermore, Adam's Venture: Origins has several gameplay elements which are rather mistakes than new features. Take the most annoying part, the hook and the climbing. It'll make you very angry when you can't reach a height after 2-3 minutes long swinging. And it is funny that if you lower the quality, you can do the swinging immediately. This is so 90s. But the first Tomb Raider in 1996 performed much better in this feature too. And I swear Lara Croft's motion and acrobatic skills were much more professional back then than Adam's in 2016.

Therefore I think you should not buy this game. It is a waste of time and especially a waste of money. If you want to play an adventure / platformer / puzzle game, the Tomb Raider series are still your best choice.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
It's a fun, hardcore, oldskool adventure/puzzle game.
It quite reminds me of great titles like Myst and Siberia in the feel of the game. Where
you don't constantly get taken by the hand and lead to the solution.

Totally recommended!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Adam's Venture: Origins
is a total remake of the earlier released Adam's Venture games.

In short, the game is about Adam and his female companion Evelyn, who are on a quest together. I will not spoil to much of the story but it's intriguing and quite entertaining. The game also has my kind of humor, with some funny one liners. The story does not have branches, and therefor the game is quite linear. But I think the developer intended to tell a specific story with this game.

The "Adam's Venture: Origins" game has a bit of Indiana Jones feeling about it. Searching through caves, solving puzzles and visiting far away places. Also it reminded me of other interesting adventure games, like Dreamfall and Syberia. The music and sound design is really atmospheric. The game also looks gorgeous for an adventure game. I didn't get stuck on any puzzle, but some of them took some time to figure out. Adam has a new option for gameplay in this game: he has a grappling hook which can be used for traversing and solving puzzles.

The game isn't really long, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I really like the fact that it didn't have much backtracking to just stretch the length of the game. If you are an adventure gamer, enjoy puzzles and some funny jokes, you will find this quite an interesting game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Exploring secret places, solving puzzles and a cool main character? Where do I sign up?! Count me in!

Adam's Venture is a 3D third person puzzle adventure, set in the roaring 1920's. It's basically a remake / reimagining of the original, three-game, Adam's Venture series that was originally released between 2009 and 2012. In Adam's Venture Origins, you control the actions of our hero, Adam who, together with a female companion named Evelyn, will have to thwart the evil plans of the shadowy Clairveaux company.

I've never played the original Adam's venture games, so this was actually my first experience with the Adam's Venture Franchise. I must say, I really think it turned out to be a great game! The controls are simple yet effective and the game has a nice overall look to it. Combine this with a nice soundtrack and this game is really one you want to play if you like games like the Secret Files series or something similar.

You'll begin your adventure in your father's study, who is in need of a certain book for his studies. He has sent his new assistant to collect it, but she hasn't returned just yet. At this point, your father grows impatient and sends you to find her and the book. You set off to do just that and that's how you meet Evelyn; a nice girl who will help you during your adventures (or criticize you from time to time). Adam's Venture has a nice story that takes you to all kind of cool and mysterious locations. When Adam is exploring an area, he can use his grapple hook to get around. It's a nice addition to the game and works really well.

Adam's Venture Origins features a lot of cool environments and surprising events. And although I don't want to spoil anything for the people who haven't played the game yet, I cannot help but to tell you about one really cool point in the story. It occurred right after I found a certain book in a library. I went back to study and Adam's father and Evelyn are examining the book. I was able to take it from them and then I use it to open a secret panel. When I entered the newly discovered passageway, I fell into a tomb that was hidden underneath the house. You never see that happening at your own house, do you?

Our protagonist, Adam, is kind of an anti-hero; He is a bit cocky, but kind and often uses some cheesy one-liners. Like when you come across a globe and you're able to spin it round. If you interact with it, Adam actually says: Adam Venture, makes the world goes round. I just love that! The developers focused on difficult puzzles for you to solve. Now, don't get anxious and start crying or something. You will eventually get the hang of it, I promise. The puzzles are intricate and solving them will really demand a lot of thinking on your part, but with some logic and by occasionally racking my brains, I was able to solve them. Adam's Venture is literally filled with puzzles and every time you solve one, you'll feel incredible!

I would just like to say that I had a great time playing Adam's Venture Origins! it's a great game for everyone who likes adventure and/or puzzle games. Because there's next to no violence in it, it's also appropriate for children (PEGI 7). So if you feel like using your brain and have a great adventure, Adam's Venture Origins is one title you will not want to miss.

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34 of 69 people (49%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Crashes and it is horribly voice acted and scripted,.. i realllly wanted to like this but i wanted to claw my eyes out while listening to the horrible dialogue

3/10 for trying...
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3.6 hrs
Posted: September 5
Product received for free
Good looking game with fun little puzzles, but it's way too short and lacking for a price like this, it's considered very expensive to most people out there, and if you think 4/5 hours is too short of a gameplay, don't buy this, but overall, it's a fun and challenging game.

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0.2 hrs
Posted: July 24
Booted up on my second monitor instead of main
Had to reboot 3 times to get to the right resolution on the right screen
Wasn't able to change controls which sucks because the default ones are on QWERTY, and i have an AZERTY keyboard
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