Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings
Sep 24, 2013I bought this game once it was available in store today. I played the PC version and I should say this is a much better game. Lone Survivor isI bought this game once it was available in store today. I played the PC version and I should say this is a much better game. Lone Survivor is one of the best survival horror indie games I have ever seen. It starts mysteriously in a very nightmarish world filled with a really moody atmosphere and step by step it will tell you the story. I will not spoil anything about the story.
Lone Survivor is pretty much about surviving. In the game world you have to explore and while you explore you have to be careful to take enough food and sleep. You have to keep your sanity stable as well by consuming pills. the game really relies on resource management and as you go through the game the more depth will be added to the overall survival mechanism. Since the items are important therefore exploring in the game is very rewarding as well.
However, exploring will not be that easy. It is all about the choices that you will make based on your items. you can go ahead and kill all the monsters you can chose to accomplish you goal by stealth rather than fighting with enemies. depend on which action you chose all the items you have found will come in handy, depend on the item the consequences will be varied. you can stunt enemies, blind them, burn them or kill them with your shotgun and so on. There is a really crazy variety of items that you can use and since you will treat everything as a scare source therefore the gameplay will not be repetitive throughout the game.
Other than these sort of challenges which you will face through the adventure in the game, also for exploring you will be required to look for maps, there are various puzzles to solve as well which all together adds more variety to the core gameplay.
The game world is truly beautiful. Mostly it reminds me of the silent hill series but it has its own art style. even though it is pixelated but as the matter of the fact this kind of graphics adds a better level of the atmosphere to the overall presentation. Sound effects, dialogues and so on are quiet quality work.
I recommend this game to every survival horror lover. … Full Review »
Sep 21, 2014Nice indie survival horror. Retro pixel art games are always perfectly suited for Vita, so I had a good time playing it at night. The moodNice indie survival horror. Retro pixel art games are always perfectly suited for Vita, so I had a good time playing it at night. The mood reminds me of Silent Hill, there are even some dreamy Lynch style moments and from the first moment I liked what the game is trying to do. The indirect story-telling and some thought-provoking dialog. Who you are? What's actually going on? This is right up my alley, but for some reason, I wasn't really scared which was something I was expecting but didn't get, the gameplay wasn't as fluid and responsive as I would like and the map was quite chaotic to navigate but despite that it's definitely a game worth experiencing at least once. 7/10… Full Review »
Feb 28, 2014Lone Survivor is a 2d survival horror title that follows a nameless protagonist as they try to escape a monster infected town. Never quiteLone Survivor is a 2d survival horror title that follows a nameless protagonist as they try to escape a monster infected town. Never quite making it clear exactly what is going on the game creates an increasingly disturbing atmosphere (headphones and a darkened room are a must) despite its simple graphics, something that many recent bigger budget so called horror games have completely failed to do.
Much of the actual game is spent trying to avoid monsters and find your way around obstacles such as locked doors and, much like the older Resident Evil or Silent Hill titles, there is a fair amount of backtracking in order to use found items on previously impassable sections. Like all good survival horrors ammo for your pistol is hard to come by and so items such as flares and decaying meat must be used to help distract the monsters allowing you to sneak past them. In all honesty there is little variety to the gameplay but the constant fear of being alone and vulnerable means this isn’t really an issue. The 2D gameplay can initially make navigation a little confusing but once you get used to using the maps that can be collected this is less of a problem.
My first playthrough only took about four hours but with its multiple endings and its low price I’d recommend Lone Survivor to any PS Vita and PS3 owners after a horror fix.… Full Review »