Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul Image
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  • Summary: Employing the hack-n-slash formula made popular by Blizzard's "Diablo II," this action role-playing fantasy features a character named Zak who awakens with amnesia on a primitive island barely clothed and initially carrying only a bronze knife and must slaughter countless monsters on theEmploying the hack-n-slash formula made popular by Blizzard's "Diablo II," this action role-playing fantasy features a character named Zak who awakens with amnesia on a primitive island barely clothed and initially carrying only a bronze knife and must slaughter countless monsters on the quest for his identity. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 90
    For a refreshing RPG that will satisfy all but the most blowhard dungeon hacks, take a trip to Evil Islands.
  2. GamePower
    88
    A game that is at once familiar, yet unique, this RPG from the folks who brought you the Rage Of Mages strategy RPGs is a strong, yet slightly flawed plate of gaming goodness.
  3. Could have been fantastic except for its game-slowing bugs and voiceover issues. Even with them, it's still addictive and I've found myself playing it until early morning.
  4. A huge, varied and utterly addictive game. Acting and dialogue is a bit hit and miss at times, and the voice acknowledgements when you give your characters orders soon get rather repetitive, but overall the storyline is strong enough to keep you involved in the game.
  5. Sometimes fun and satisfying, but more often than not it is slow, boring and repetitive.
  6. Evil Islands does not present a very novel gameplay experience...But the excellent polish of the overall product, with particularly strong graphics, music, and artificial intelligence, makes it more than worth a look.
  7. In the end, the thing you remember most isn't the graphics engine, the nifty spell and item construction, or even the awful voice acting; it's the frustration of slogging through a poorly balanced game that substitutes saving and reloading for gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 14, 2012
    10
    Beautiful world, marvellous climate, great game-play and very interesting story. In my opinion there is no perfect game. This game is almostBeautiful world, marvellous climate, great game-play and very interesting story. In my opinion there is no perfect game. This game is almost perfect, I give it 9,8/10 score. Expand
  2. ToniS.
    Oct 10, 2005
    10
    Theres something differnt and cool in this game!!
  3. Feb 12, 2016
    10
    Evil Islands is one of my favorite game. Incredible atmosphere of fairy tale. Long and really interesting adventure in very unusual places. AEvil Islands is one of my favorite game. Incredible atmosphere of fairy tale. Long and really interesting adventure in very unusual places. A hidden RPG "Gem"! Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2016
    9
    The world presented in this game is climatic and consistent - every of three land where the adventure takes place is different of each otherThe world presented in this game is climatic and consistent - every of three land where the adventure takes place is different of each other and have unique climat. In the 2001 full 3D graphic was quite new experience for gamers and for 2001 it presented very beautiful. Gameplay is great, I hope there will be continued. Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Story and voice acting are utterly pathetic. The gameplay was enough fun for me to complete the whole game spending some reasonably fun hours though. The end of the game was easily the worst I have ever seen. After some tedious sneaking in the last stage and a potentially unavoidable deadly trap (If you did not level your mana high enough, you weren't able to use the teleport spell to get past the trap) came the boss fight.This "fight" took about 5 seconds and was fought out between some NPC and the boss. You didn't really have to do anything and just hope your dude wins. The fight is followed by a very short and very inconclusive cutscene and boom game is finished. Expand