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  • Summary: The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning anThe Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Aug 16, 2021
    100
    Uniformly excellent writing, acting, and audio-visual presentation of an ancient Roman city and its imminently doomed citizens make The Forgotten City a mystery well worth solving—and the clever time-looping mechanics make your investigation a lot of fun.
  2. Jul 27, 2021
    100
    The Forgotten City is a beauty to behold no matter the eye, a deeply contemplative story matched with wonderful puzzles based in classical antiquity.
  3. Aug 1, 2021
    90
    Regardless of the visual shortcomings, The Forgotten City stands tall as a unique game that pulls you in with its world and words. I got a huge kick using time travel as a detective tool and found many of the characters to be delightful to chat with (even if they hold many dark secrets). If you are in the market for a different type of game that pushes you to stitch together a story in different ways than you would expect, don’t sleep on this inventive experience. It’s one that you won’t soon forget.
  4. Jul 27, 2021
    80
    The Forgotten City expands upon the original concept of a small mod and has been developed into a rich and well-balanced experience. While its gameplay is simple, its narrative and atmosphere shine through. A great game from start to end, The Forgotten City is a perfect gem for gamers who love a mystery. More than that though, it’s a fantastic game that explores the complexity of morality and challenges players to do the same long after its completion.
  5. Nov 30, 2021
    80
    A brilliant game that’s all about conversations. You get stuck in a time loop which sounds potentially frustrating but actually isn’t because you don’t have to repeat yourself in any way. It’s just a shame that the game’s a bit ugly and the puzzles a bit trivial.
  6. Aug 10, 2021
    80
    The characters are not only memorable, but the questions they and the overall story raise go beyond plot twists for the sake of plot twists. There’s care and an attention to detail worth celebrating here. Roman culture isn’t simply a cool historical backdrop, customs, behaviours, what we now know of the times can be found and felt in every corner of the world. And in many of the conversations you’ll have.
  7. Jul 27, 2021
    70
    For all its occasional grievances — that don’t add up to too much — it’s the intriguing mystery as much the appeal of its investigative leads across many a conversation where the strengths of The Forgotten City end up standing out most of all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Jun 10, 2022
    10
    Just a masterpiece. Clever, beautiful, touching… a must play. Can’t recommend it enough.
  2. Aug 25, 2021
    10
    Amazing game! Hard to find these days games like that. Impressive! Started to play and couldn't stop for hours and hours
  3. Aug 1, 2021
    10
    I am genuinely so impressed. With a team of only 3 developers, they have managed to accomplish so much:

    Fantastic story- time concepts,
    I am genuinely so impressed. With a team of only 3 developers, they have managed to accomplish so much:

    Fantastic story- time concepts, history, philosophy, and an open-worldish type adventure ticked all my boxes. The content of the quests was also very unique; no fetch x quests, each was memorable

    Acting- both the animations and voice overs were very well done; it was super engaging. Each character felt real

    Stability- with time loops involved and the quests that are included, theres a lot of potential for bugs. Surprisingly, I did not run into any (except a money exploit that I used to my benefit)

    The only downside is that I felt it was fairly short, but that might be because I loved it I wanted to explore as much as I could ASAP.
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  4. Feb 13, 2022
    9
    Beautiful detective game. The city is visually nice, the various endings are good!
  5. Jun 5, 2022
    8
    A game with great time loop and puzzle mechanics, sadly bogged down by clunky combat. The time loop puzzle is satisfying, but the game losesA game with great time loop and puzzle mechanics, sadly bogged down by clunky combat. The time loop puzzle is satisfying, but the game loses its momentum towards the end when it devolves into scouring the map in fetch quests. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2022
    8
    [PL]
    7,5/10 ❤️ - Bardzo dobra
    (po ukończeniu gry i zobaczeniu wszystkich zakończeń) Rozgrywka bardzo uboga, polega głównie na chodzeniu i
    [PL]
    7,5/10 ❤️ - Bardzo dobra
    (po ukończeniu gry i zobaczeniu wszystkich zakończeń)

    Rozgrywka bardzo uboga, polega głównie na chodzeniu i rozmawianiu.
    Niewiele walki i fatalnie rozłożona w czasie gry.

    Fabuła fajna, momentami bardzo wciągająca.
    Ukończenie bardzo satysfakcjonujące.

    Niesamowicie inspirująca gra.
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  7. Oct 8, 2021
    0
    There are too few supported languages. So it's not fun. It's annoying. Please support a lot of languages.

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