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  • Summary: Deep in the Peruvian Jungle, assume the role of Pitfall Harry, a fearless, rough-and-ready treasure seeker who battles evil using his athletic ability and a knapsack filled with adventure gear. Your mission: race against a rival explorer to find hidden treasures, which in the wrong hands could spell doom for you and your friends. Featuring over 50 perilous levels, including lush rain forests, creature-ridden caves and vast glacial mountains, you are challenged to explore a dynamic obstacle-filled world. Adventure your way through a vast landscape, from forests to ancient ruins to subterranean mines. With fast-paced action pathways and a host of obstacles and challenges, you must face the consequences of your every decision. Crossing treacherous jungle terrain and dark areas filled with puzzles, tricks and traps, you'll be swinging on vines, avoiding crocodiles and dodging rolling logs as you unearth artifacts and use your cunning to defeat dangerous foes. Laugh in the face of danger! [Activision] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. 90
    Wrap up the tight gameplay in gorgeous graphics and solid sounds, and Pitfall has never been better. [May 2004, p.69]
  2. A great little platforming adventure that is humorous, well crafted and bubbling with personality.
  3. One of the better platformers available on the PS2, certainly more so than games like Vexx and Sphinx. It’s not quite on the level of the Ratchet & Clank or Jak & Daxter series, but then, so few games are.
  4. It doesn't break any manner of new ground. However, this is not to say the game isn't fun on its own merits, and all told, The Lost Expedition still makes for a pretty enjoyable platforming experience all around.
  5. Full of overt and covert nods to the classic, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is a worthy, entertaining successor to the proud, creaking lineage.
  6. An average adventure with a good sense of humor. [May 2004, p.29]
  7. Borrows some ideas from the original game, mixes in lackluster graphics and sound, and tops it with awkward design choices.

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  1. Mar 16, 2014
    Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is an wonderfull experience that brought me into adventure games like Uncharted. Basicly its a 3D platform adventure game with deep characters and a great story. Expand
  2. AxelB.
    Mar 7, 2005
    This game is just awsome! Follow explorer Pitfall Harry on a adventure deep in the jungle. Watch out for crocodiles, bats, scorpions, spooky natives, and crazy monkeys, in over 40 challenging levels. Stunning graphics, and Dolby Surround make sure that you really are in a jungle! Pluss, Pitfall! (the orginal) and Pitfall2 are included on the disc (bonus), so your 'Pitfall-collection' is complete from day one. Pitfall, The Lost Expedition is truly a classic! Expand
  3. Adam
    Mar 6, 2004
    Znakomita platformowka,taka jakie lubie ,znakomita grafika i muzyka.Nic tylko kupowac i grac.W stylu Crasha.SUPER !
  4. Oct 6, 2014
    A fun an unique game. This is what i think of when i hear "Adventure Game". It is just such a perfectly designed game it's like uncharted for kids. Play this game if you can. Expand
  5. AndersH.
    Feb 23, 2005
    An exellent adventure in the jungle, with superb sounds/music and lovely graphics. On top, Pitfall! & Pitfall 2 as a bonus. -You cant go wrong here!
  6. May 10, 2013
    Pitfall: The Lost Expedition may lack originality, but it's a damn good game with a very decent gameplay, colorful visuals and charismatic characters.