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Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (developed by Sumo Digital and published by Legacy Games) will be removed from Steam at the end of May 2017 due to an expiration of the publisher’s license with the BBC according to a news post on the game’s Steam Community page.

The game focuses on the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor (portrayed by Matt Smith) and his companion Amy Pond (portrayed by Karen Gillan). Doctor Who: The Adventure Games showcases The Doctor going up against some of his classic antagonists such as Daleks, Cybermen, and the newer Vashta Nerada. As the title suggests, the game is in the Adventure genre and primarily takes place through a third-person perspective. It features voice acting from many of the series’ actors including that of the title character and his companion; the gameplay is also accompanied by music from the TV series’ composer Murray Gold.

The developer’s license with the BBC is expiring at the end of the month and the game is going to be pulled from sale on Steam. Unfortunately, the game was on sale very recently and Steam’s policy prevents them from initiating another sale so soon after the most recent one. Current & future owners of the game need not worry about availability; although the game won’t be available for purchase anymore come the end of May, existing owners will still be able to download and reinstall the game as needed.

The games were originally made available for free to residents of the UK before they were opened up for sale in International Markets. If you’d like to get your hands on Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, you’ll have just over two weeks to get it on Steam for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

Have you had a chance to play Doctor Who: The Adventure Games? Do you think you’ll pick this up before it leaves Steam when the license expires? What’s your favorite game based on Doctor Who? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!