• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 80
    If you've never played Lost in Blue 3 or any game like it, you ought to give it a try.
  2. This is a game that rewards patience and routine. [June 2008, p.63]
  3. The Lost in Blue series is still the most compelling and realistically punishing take on the excitement and hardships of survival on a desert island that videogames have to offer, even if it still has much room to improve.
  4. If you played a previous Lost in Blue and just couldn’t get enough, this will certainly satisfy your craving. If you weren’t too into the last one, this entry is basically more of the same (and even a near-remake in most respects) with a few extra features thrown in, so you won’t be finding some revolutionary new direction for the series.
  5. 67
    Though Lost in Blue 3 will probably never be anyone's first pick for their ideal "desert island game," it manages to be more enjoyable than the sum of its repetitious parts.
  6. Lost in Blue 3 is a fun game, especially if you fall into one of two categories: if you've never played a Lost in Blue game, or if you have played a Lost in Blue game and can't get enough of the same gameplay.
  7. The game is not very difficult, and as soon as players grasp the standard controls they should have no problem progressing through the game. Lost in Blue 3 does not deviate much from experience of the first two games. The game still provides a relatively fun experience, but nothing we haven’t seen before.
  8. Sadly, Lost in Blue 3 has lost it’s charm or sense of adventure that made the first game so refreshingly appealing to Nintendo DS owners.
  9. Hasn't changed much since 2 and still needs an overhaul of the partner AI. [June 2008, p.71]
  10. Lost in Blue 3 is one of those games that starts off well, but eventually you realize that its mundane elements are never rectified and it becomes a grind.
  11. 55
    There are two parts to Lost in Blue 3: the parts that are the same and thus boring, and the parts that are different and thus overly tedious.
  12. Lost in Blue 3 recycles the series' gameplay mechanics, assets, and flaws.
  13. Everything is a struggle in Lost in Blue 3. [Apr 2008, p.90]
  14. Repeating the same mundane tasks every day so that I could do what I actually wanted to do--go exploring, which was great--really got to me. [May 2008, p.87]
  15. Does little to improve upon the franchise’s inherent faults. This is one series that should not survive to see a fourth outing.
  16. If it were not for having to spend so much of your valuable time doing everything for the other three people you’re saddled with Lost in Blue 3 could have been good. As it is Lost in Blue 3 is a very acquired taste and I’m not talking fancy recipes.
  17. Lost in Blue 3 is a far from exciting game. It’s not challenging in any way, the minimalistic level design is awful, the mission objectives are unclear, the constant retrieving of water is both boring and frustrating.. I always thought getting stranded on a deserted island was more fun.
  18. You have to look after several "lucky" survivors who seem incapable of taking care of themselves. This nagging flaw, combined with dreary island exploration and only a handful of acceptable mini-games, results in a loss of interest and fun.

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