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  • Summary: After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a seemingly deserted Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers has become reluctant heroes who must work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay alive. Danger and mystery loom behind every corner on the island, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. A little Lost goes a long way with diehard fans. So, while I wished there were some deeper gameplay moments or a longer adventure (the game clocks in at about seven hours), I couldn't imagine, as a Lost fan, not playing this game and loving what it has to offer.
  2. For a fan of the series it may be great to explore the locations and talk to well known characters, but even the greatest atmosphere is going down the drain if the lack of enthusiasm of the developers is so obvious. Sloppily created missions, repetetive riddles and unnecessary howlers in design make it difficult to enjoy the game.
  3. If you have the choice, check that you're really a huge fan of the show by reciting Hurley's winning lottery numbers, and then either play Via Domus on a PC or rent it.
  4. Adventure game fans have come to expect a lot more than this, and fans of the show, while they may enjoy this extra chapter of the story, are not likely to get their money's worth.
  5. Folks who have been watching the show from the first episode won’t find any new answers about the island, and those used to a more robust adventure game experience will be put off by the boring, simplistic game play.
  6. Ultimately, there's no real reward, no incentive, no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - there is literally no reason to play this at all. It's very, very average, way too short, has an underdeveloped plot, and only a few good gameplay segments.
  7. A game that offers all the TV characters but gives you impersonators for the voices is a cheap, nasty rip-off. That is Lost Via Domus. Avoid it like you would Season 4 spoilers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. JalexD.
    Feb 28, 2008
    A classic game....but, only if you're already immersed in the 'Lost' world.
  2. BoD.
    Mar 3, 2008
    Seriously, how great is this? Here we get to play a completely new character as if he were connected directly to the tv series instead of some far off story that has nothing to do with the series. And all at a great price (if you bought the PC version, which is only $30 compared to $60 for the other versions). Controls are smooth and fluid and the game has all the atmosphere and mystery of the tv show. Expand
  3. SalM.
    Mar 4, 2008
    Finally! After all this time we finally have a good companion game to the show. This is a lot better than I expected, given that the show has such a strong fan base. They could have made any old cruddy game and it would have probably done well just with the diehard show fans alone. But they took the care to make this a sharp, fun and well paced game that stands on it Expand
  4. 4rchetype
    Mar 10, 2008
    This game is only for lost fans, the game is pretty good as a lost episode but could have been a lot better. I laughed my way trough the first few levels then it started to grow on me, but not all that much. The lost characters don't really like me too much other then Kate, not that I had any choice that I could tell and that made me start to get angry at Jack Lock and Siead*. I would only recommend Lost: "via domus" to lost fans that don't mind a trudge through a not so great adventure game to get at the lost content. I gave this a 7 because I liked the story. Expand
  5. DavidP.
    Feb 27, 2008
    A very poor take on the show. Some of the characters personalities, most notably Kate, are nothing like they should be. All the references to events in the show feel very contrived and forced. A lot of the game doesn't even make sense, at one stage you are given a dharma lighter from Michael, yet at this stage of the story they haven't even come in to contact with dharma. Graphics are pretty good in places, jack's face is pretty good but overall the graphics are nothing special. I love lost, i don't love this. Expand
  6. Steve
    Mar 11, 2008
    This game should get lost and stay lost... forever! Annoying gameplay glitches make the whole thing almost unplayable. With few minor tweaks this could have been... average. Expand
  7. KristophD.
    Jan 29, 2008
    It's is a licensed game so it is bound to be rubbish it usually is always sometimes a bad idea to turn tv shows into video games.

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