Lost: The Video Game aka Lost: Via Domus (2008, Game, 360) – 7/10 review

Lost Lost: The Video Game aka Lost: Via Domus (2008)

Flight 815 from Australia to Los Angeles: after surviving the catastrophic failure of the aircraft you come to in a jungle with no memory of who you are, no idea where you are and what must be a ghost of a beautiful woman standing in front of you.

7/10

Though you might be a bit miffed at paying full price for it, this is a near-perfect Lost video game. The story is terrific and the whole game has, brilliantly, the same polish and atmosphere of the television show. Though it is short (I finished it inside a day in just a few hours), the length feels just right with no padding or unnecessary backtracking. There are problems. Surprise insta-deaths and restart points that include unskippable videos are the main one but the lack of an illusion of choice is a bit of a surprise for an adventure game. Critically, however, this feels like a good episode of the original show and not many spin-off games achieve that.

This Lost game contains mild bad language and violence, gory and unpleasant scenes.

Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.

One thought on “Lost: The Video Game aka Lost: Via Domus (2008, Game, 360) – 7/10 review

  1. This is a surprisingly good review for this game. Most people tend to hate it. I’m still waiting for the price to go from lower. I was laughing at myself the other day when I saw it on the shelf for $19.99, somehow that wasn’t low enough for me, I guess I’m waiting for $9.99.
    – izi

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