Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. After playing so many mediocre games from the big publishers, DF3 was a welcome treat. If you like adventure games, you must get this one.
  2. It won’t impress you with its story, but if you like an adventure that can send shivers down your spine as it flexes your brain, you owe it to yourself to check out Dark Fall: Lost Souls.
  3. A solid story well told and creaky gameplay mechanics result in a good game, but one that's definitely not recommended for a wide audience.
  4. An adventure shocking like a Stephen King Blockbuster. But it never gets too obvious, the horror elements are all psychological. Great atmosphere, and aside from the slow pace of the game, it works out quite well.
  5. Dark Fall: Lost Souls proves that the point-and-click genre hasn’t met his demise yet. Thankfully passionate individuals like Jonathan Boakes create games like this in their spare time. Lost Souls may not be of the same high quality as the other two entries in the series, but it still is a must-have for people with a weak for a good horror story and old fashioned point-and-click games.
  6. This is a flawed game, but it's getting better. [Feb 2010, p.95]
  7. It is sad to see so many good ideas killed by their implementation.
  8. Dark Fall: Lost Souls is aimed squarely at the Myst crowd: if you like taking your time pondering over clues, taking meticulous notes and solving some brain-bending puzzles, then you’ll render a considerable degree of enjoyment from the game. If not, then its tension and suspense will be lost on you thanks to the snail’s pace it takes and the distinct lack of anything remotely exciting happening.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    6
    Make no mistake, this is a puzzle solving type gaming. Type of game i'm not good at and regret buying for myself. Sound effects is the best feature about the game and the voice acting is okay. Story seemed interesting just couldn't get myself to finish it. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2013
    4
    Truely creepy intially but got bored with puzzle factor and annoyed by the voice acting, gave this point and click a try and could not follow it through to the end. Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2013
    5
    If you have played Scratches, and liked it, you'll be at home here as well. A point-and-click horror story, nice sound effects, I liked the lead voice (old voice, similar in both games), nice details in the environment, and there are one or two nice frights. But for a 2010 game, it falls short. Like Scratches, you click from scene to scene, no natural forward/back movement. I'm surprised a 2010 game would do this. Similarly, it's a screen scrape game, easy to miss things and you spend a lot of time going over the same route. And the UI for some puzzles is bad, could be a Windows 7 thing, but I had mouse trouble from time to time. Unfortunately, the occult story just doesn't hold you always, and like me, you may well yourself using a walkthrough to speed up the process. We've moved into fluid environments like Amnesia, so this has a somewhat retro feel already. There are people who will enjoy it, but for me, it's a nice idea, but you feel like giving up more often than wanting to continue. It's only the will power to finish a game that kept me going. Worth a visit for those with more patience, time and like these slower games. Full Review »