Lost Cities Xbox 360

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Simple gameplay, great presentation and a finely tuned balance of luck and skill are the elements that made Lost Cities a hit with card- and board-game fans, and this version just makes all of that even better.
  2. The game is one long rush that comes from plotting against a worthy adversary. Lost Cities absolutely nails the right combo of gambling and card-counting skill and counts as Live Arcade’s latest gem.
  3. Card games don't get any more addictive than Lost Cities.
  4. A sober-minded card game that forces players to continually unearth new strategies.
  5. It's not a bad game, but it's not something everyone will enjoy. Price point is slightly high if you consider its lack of depth. Try the free demo first.
  6. The beauty of Lost Cities is that it’s so tough when you first start out that when you do start to win rounds and rack up those (rather tough and daunting) achievements, you realise that you’re completely and totally addicted.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    Challenging, but rather dull presentation. [June 2008, p.78]
  8. This is a quality card game that packs a lot of strategic fun for players aged ten and older. The simple controls make it accessible, and the varied play via Xbox LIVE is very satisfying.
  9. You’re left with a light filler card game that has nowhere near the staying power of the other board game ports that are on XBL.
  10. A fun and addictive card game, it’s just a pity that there isnt a bit more to it that’s all.
  11. As bland as it looks, Lost Cities is a well-designed card game with more depth than most, but this version does little to justify the leap from deck to joypad.
  12. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    "Uno" still sits smugly atop the XBLA card game throne, but Lost Cities is a worthy alternative. [Aug 2008, p.99]
  13. It may offer a richer gameplay experience than Uno, but Lost Cities just doesn’t have the fast, fun and addictive quality of that particular social card game.
  14. If you have a few spare and want a nice mix between strategy and card games, then go ahead, but Lost Cities will not be for everyone.
  15. 55
    Lost Cities may be a fun card game to sit around the kitchen table and play with friends or family, but it makes for a pretty thin Xbox Live experience.
  16. Lost Cities is a nice card game transformation, but when you multiply half scores the end result is even lower. The game plays fast and is therefore perfectly made for online play, but it lacks the depth and options to make it worth the 800 points.
  17. X-ONE Magazine UK
    40
    Put simply, there are deeper tactical outings, more sociable games of skill, and many Live Arcade titles more enjoyable than this. Go and buy one of htose instead. [Issue#34, p.116]

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