Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    Do you want to feel like a detective? Do other games keep giving you ‘all-seeing vision’? Do you wish you could actually solve problems on your own (more-or-less)? Look no further.
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    90
    More than an open love letter to Sins of the Fathers, Lamplight City is a first class detective mystery that succeeds in creating an atmospheric and believable alternate historical setting, whilst allowing us to fail in spectacular style. Highly compelling.
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    86
    In sum, Lamplight City is a bit of a departure from a typical point and click adventure, but it more than holds its own. While a little bit light in terms of gameplay and difficulty, it’s well compensated for with good characters, stories, multiple endings per mystery, and a fine presentation. Any fan of the genre or a good mystery should give this a serious look.
  4. Sep 18, 2018
    85
    Lamplight City offers an intriguing set of mysteries and stands as a great throwback to titles like Monkey Island and Sierra's Gabriel Knight series. The cases aren't especially taxing, but the well-realized setting and characters add plenty of flavor and help the game feel like something more than the sum of its parts.
  5. Sep 18, 2018
    85
    Lamplight City is the rare detective game where the mysteries are challenging to solve and satisfying to do so. While the world-building often doesn’t stand up if you peel back the initial layers and there are frustrating elements to the way cases stack against each other, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the world of New Bretagne and the mysteries inside of it. The game handled sensitive topics with real care and integrated them seamlessly into the story of Miles Fordham.
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    82
    A great Sierra-style mystery game. Very enjoyable despite the lack of some major point-and-click gameplay features.
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    80
    Lamplight City is neither as good, nor as bold as Unavowed’s mix of adventure and RPG but certain ways it reforms the genre do pleasantly surprise. Gonzalez’s marriage of a crime story with a period drama piece came out better than ever before. [13/2018, p.66]
  8. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    80
    Lamplight City is neither as good, nor as bold as Unavowed’s mix of adventure and RPG but certain ways it reforms the genre do pleasantly surprise. Gonzalez’s marriage of a crime story with a period drama piece came out better than ever before. [13/2018, p.66]
  9. Nov 11, 2018
    78
    A detective adventure with lots of conversation and exciting cases in a varied steampunk world.
  10. Sep 28, 2018
    75
    What it lacks in originality, it makes up in its unmitigated resolve to stick to realism, in the purity of its characters and the charm of its wonderful pixel drawn vistas.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    I am glad I discovered this game! It looks a bit retro but as soon as you play it you dive into a world with excellent voice acting and youI am glad I discovered this game! It looks a bit retro but as soon as you play it you dive into a world with excellent voice acting and you feel at home in a Victorian city full of intrigue and mysteries.
    You collect your clues, suspects and documentsin a casebook and you can always remember where you've been when you start the game again and look at your objectives list in the casebook.
    Puzzles aren't too hard but the focus really is on a well told story. I like it a lot!
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  2. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    I have been a fan of the good old Wadjet Eye games forever. Lamplight City clearly stands in that tradition and was done by Francisco GonzalezI have been a fan of the good old Wadjet Eye games forever. Lamplight City clearly stands in that tradition and was done by Francisco Gonzalez who did Shardlight and A Golden Wake with Wadjet Eye.
    I have bought this immediately, started playing and couldn't stop. I will be very tired for work today. ;-)
    This is an amazing experience. It is not your absurd inventory puzzle game like "put mustard on cat" or whatever. This is strictly logical investigation, collecting clues and find suspects to accuse.
    AND: You may get it wrong change your career as a detective and move on. Go get it, you will not regret that you did it!
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