Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. 40
    One gets the feeling that the show's creators are trying to wash their hands of Via Domus, awkwardly placed as it is in the series' now-sprawling legendarium. But above and beyond that, fans should approach it as a lark; it's not very accomplished as a game.
  2. A decent digital recreation of the show, with mediocre story and adventure gameplay, counterbalanced by oodles of Lost fan-service.
  3. 42
    Via Domus is fan service through and through, and does deliver one genuinely amazing moment via its ending.
  4. 40
    But there's nothing in the game that you haven't already heard blabbed around the water cooler. Besides, if you play the modest mess that is Lost: Via Domus you'll never again wonder if the TV series has jumped the shark. It can't possibly get this muddled.
  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. 38
    It's not a particularly fun game, but it does manage to capture the essence of the series pretty well, and has a couple of clever ideas that do make it enjoyable enough to play. [Issue#164, p.93]
  7. Worst of all, Via Domus fails to work as a decent game - thanks to its refusal to let you explore, dull puzzling and an appalling ending that was already cheesy when "Dallas" did it 20 years ago. [Apr 2008, p.78]
  8. As a rental, Lost: The Video Game might entertain a handful of die-hard fans for four or five hours, but it has no replay value.
  9. 40
    A disappointment. As a Lost fan, I’m annoyed by the inconsistencies in character actions; if I were not a Lost fan, I’d be confused about who all these people are and what they’re up to. As a game player, I’m frustrated by clunky mechanics, and if I were a non-game player, I’d probably feel justified in thinking that videogames were still the realm of nerds and their ilk.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 5, 2010
    2
    TLDR Version: This game is awful. Rent it, bang your head for a few minutes and move on with life.

    The non-TLDR version: The greatest
    strength of the Internet is also one of its shortcomings. People with access to the internet can write whatever they want without facts to back it up. People who barely have an idea of how videos game were over the years can pick up a copy and get satisfied that a particular game meeds their mediocre standards and then write glowing reviews on the web. That's what you see from the other reviewers here.

    Graphics: Mediocre at best - 4/10
    Voice Acting: Very poor imitation of the original voices - 2/10
    Storyline: Decent but weak and stretched way too much - 3/10
    Gameplay and Control: Exceedingly annoying at times with invisible textures stopping you at key moments. Camera angle and movement is a pain to deal with - 2/10
    Environment: Very poor. Very fixed and restricted paths and cannot explore anything beyond your immediate vicinity - 1/10
    Ending - 1/10

    The bottom line is this feels more like a fan based half-baked product instead of a professional video game (lol @ you Montreal Ubisoft). As to all the professional critic reviews here that gave this game a 70+, shame on you, grow a spine and adopt some standards.
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  2. Mar 22, 2014
    4
    I picked this game for 7 dollars. And I got to tell you it’s pretty bad. So the premise is, you’re stranded on the island from Lost, but you’re not one of the TV serie’s characters (you are some other guy who by the way is probably the least likeable character of any video game in history). You need to find your way out and to do that you have to navigate through the jungle, fix electrical panels (a boring mini-game that you have to beat about half a dozen times) and do other pointless stuff.
    The controls are the lousiest I’ve seen in a game. Doing something as simple as walking is a miserable experience. Navigating in the jungle is a pain in the a$$, the graphics are an eyesore and the voice acting sucks. Most of the action in this game is running away from the black smoke (you also get to fire two shots with a gun). I loved the TV series but as a game this has no merit. The cave mission was fun but that’s about it.
    If you liked Lost and can get this for 5 bucks, go ahead. If not stay away, not worth your time.
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  3. May 10, 2012
    6
    The better graphics makes it's up. But the game endings make it's down. I hate this game after the game ending. The time i beat it's only 3/4 hours, nothing special from this game. Only if you watch the movie... Full Review »