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Dark Fall: Lost Souls is a British first-person horror-adventure game. It is a sequel to the first Dark Fall game. It was released as a digital download on December 4, 2009 and as a boxed version on December 11, 2009.

Plot

The game revisits the Dowerton Train Station and Hotel first introduced in Dark Fall: The Journal. The game is set a few years after the events of the first game and the station and hotel are in an advanced state of disrepair. You play as "The Inspector", a disgraced police officer who was dismissed from the force after tampering with evidence in the case of a missing child, Amy. The case never left his mind however and his search for the missing child eventually leads him to the Dowerton Station.[1]

Gameplay

Lost Souls uses a simple point-and-click interface to move the player around and manipulate the environment. Contrary to a lot of modern adventure games but similar to the first two installments, Lost Souls does not keep note of any information or clues to puzzles that the player comes across during the game, effectively forcing the player to keep track of every puzzle or detail themselves.

Characters

The Inspector

A former police officer, fired from the force after tampering with evidence in the case of Amy Haven's disappearance.

Amy Haven

Young girl who disappeared at age 11 after being expelled from school.

Mr. Bones

Prime suspect in the case of the disappearance of Amy Haven.

Echo

Mysterious person who only communicates through text messages sent to your mobile phone.

The Forgotten

Spirits that inhabit the Dowerton Station Hotel, unable to 'pass on'.

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 74.5%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameZone 7.5[1]
Game Boomers A-[3]
AceGameZ 58[4]
Hooked Gamers 7.5[5]
Gamer.nl 7[6]
Adventure Classic Gaming 4 out of 5 stars[7]
JustAdventure A-[8]

The game has received generally favourable reviews. Most reviews praised the atmosphere[1][3][4][5][6][7][8] but some were less impressed by the controls[3] or the puzzles.[1][5]

References

  • Dark Fall: Lost Souls manual
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dark Fall: Lost Souls review. GameZone. Retrieved on 2010-01-10.
  2. Dark Fall 3: Lost Souls for PC. GameRankings. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dark Fall 3 by Flotsam. Gameboomers. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dark Fall: Lost Souls - PC Review. AceGameZ. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dark Fall: Lost Souls review for PC. Hooked Gamers. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dark Fall: Lost Souls. Gamer.nl. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dark Fall: Lost Souls - Review. Adventure Classic Gaming. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dark Fall: Lost Souls Review. JustAdventure. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.

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