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  • Summary: It's winter, 1980. Szymon, a boy raised in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, finds an abandoned Nazi bunker. Will he find what he’s looking for? Play Paradise Lost and explore an underground world, where Slavic mythology mixes with retrofuturistic technology. Discover the last story on Earth.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 7, 2021
    Paradise Lost’s biggest strength is its ability to communicate two very different sensations — freedom and dread — deep into the player’s mind at the same time. It’s one thing to discover the knowledge hidden behind a puzzle, but it’s something else entirely to witness what else might be revealed by the same knowledge.
  2. Mar 24, 2021
    Paradise Lost is a grim alternate history lesson that asks tough philosophical questions about humanity and sacrifice. With a fascinating story and a genuinely engaging setting, it’s a game that’s easy to recommend to fans of the adventure genre. If you don’t mind the game’s lack of puzzles and plodding pacing, then be sure to make your way underground to uncover the bunker’s dark secrets. You won’t be disappointed.
  3. Mar 31, 2021
    If you're in the mood for a tense first-person narrative, turn the lights down and play Paradise Lost; it's a true atmospheric gem.
  4. Mar 24, 2021
    Paradise Lost is a title with untapped potential. The imagery built by the team effectively envelops the player, who walks the path shaped by PolyAmorous Games with involvement. Once the story is over, however, the feeling of incompleteness remains strong. The suggestions painted by the artistic sector and the soundtrack compensate for a technical sector that is not always excellent and a decidedly essential interface, for a pleasant experience, but which unfortunately is not memorable. A shame, because the Paradise Lost bunker, full of dark secrets, could undoubtedly have offered a more intense playful adventure.
  5. Mar 29, 2021
    Paradise Lost is a story worth exploring once, the alternative ending targeting those who were roped in by the story and the character development of Szymon. Sadly, there won’t be too many, because despite the strong start, the magic fades and ultimately Paradise Lost proves to be a walking simulator that could have been very interesting in theory, but actually it is just conventional and flat.
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    May 4, 2021
    An ambitious though rough first effort from a fledgling Polish studio, and a poignant exploration of how history can still hit close to home. [Issue#1, p.93]
  7. Apr 20, 2021
    Paradise Lost? More like time lost playing this game. Get it for free if you can but you should know that the interesting setting feels utterly wasted whether you pay for it or not.

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  1. Mar 26, 2021
    Paradise Lost
    No sleep lost
    paradise Lost is a 2 and a half hour walking simulator… here you play as Szymon, you recently lost your mother
    Paradise Lost
    No sleep lost
    paradise Lost is a 2 and a half hour walking simulator… here you play as Szymon, you recently lost your mother and you are in search of a mystery man in a photo.. this leads you to an abandoned nazi bunker, a new friend.. and a sudden urge to look at the clock every 3 seconds…
    This game is one of the mst boring games ive ever played… this game had its hooks in my close to the beginning after I said goodbye to my mother… but failed to keep its hooks into me.. almost instantly my interest tanked in paradise lost.. youre essentially just walking around at the pace of a snail, and opening doors.. that really is the game.. pick up optional lore builders that you guessed it.. I didn’t care to even bother looking at after maybe 30 minutes in… the world here was just so uninteresting to me.. and the environments all felt so boring, no cool moments, no interesting levels.. just boredom… waiting for this 2 and a half hours to be over…
    I tried to look for a redeeming quality here… there just isn’t one… obviously the environment thing can be subjective… im personally over post apocalytpical exploration that looks like every other post apocalyptical game that’s ever existed… the story is decent as there is mystery and multiple endings,… but there was just nothing here to make me care. I tried.. and I just couldn’t…
    I give Paradise lost
    a 4.5/10