Named one of the best games in the App Store Best of 2015.
“Gorgeous visuals and a tense atmosphere make for a game that offers plenty of scares and will keep you hooked until the very end” – MacLife.com
“What Lost Within really thrives on is the ability to tell a compelling story in an easily-digestible way throughout the experience. In-between the jumps and frights I had a burning desire to unravel the game's various mysteries, and press on to the next area.” – Destructoid
“Lost Within is a survival horror meets adventure game, so it is kind of a little bit like what would happen if Silent Hill and Myst had a gruesome, gruesome baby together.” – Pocket Gamer
From the developer of Prey -- Survive a haunted asylum and its monstrous Inhabitants. Confront a legendary killer who prowls the abandoned wards. Scavenge and create makeshift weapons or conserve your resources and employ stealth tactics to sneak past the lurking horrors. When all else fails, run for your life or find a place to hide. To escape, you must uncover the asylum's dark mystery: the shattering secret that led to its condemnation. There are many doors, but there is only one way out.
Ratings and Reviews
You’re exploring a “vacant” hospital before its demolition when you hear a child’s voice call to you from the air ducts. Before long, you’ve fallen through a decaying floor…and straight into a horrifying conspiracy in the heart of the asylum. Amazon Game Studios’ creepy thrill ride boasts stunning visuals, intuitive controls, and an immersive story that’ll leave you reeling.
It felt like a drag at all times.
When I bought this app, I was hoping to buy a mobile game which demonstrated amazing graphics, a well designed movement system, an intriguing story line, and in general, a challenging gameplay. All these expectations were considered from the plethora of positive reviews made by people on the internet and from the reviews made in the AppStore. This game did not meet my expectations. The graphics were a little above average, the gameplay is repetitive and boring since AI is not that intelligent, and in fact too easy to dodge. The movement system is a smart attempt for a mobile game, but it feels clunky when moving, especially when there are lots of enemies in a certain level. Characters and the story line is a bit above average, but the ending of the game is too confusing to comprehend, as it just feels incomplete (I will not tell the ending because I would not want to spoil the ending for any player. I also played the campaign 2 times to confirm the ending).
Horror. This was the key reason I bought this game. This game lacks jump scare horror and creepy horror. It is just not that scary. That makes the whole game, especially from reviews and how the game is described, seem like a ruse.
Every individual is untitled to their opinion, however. Most people like this game, but I personally do not. I believe this is a 2/5.
Repetitive level design, clunky controls, laughable story
I am a huge fan of survival horror games. Some of my recent favorites were Outlast and Amnesia. The idea of having a similar experience on an iPad or iPhone was too good to pass up.
Graphically speaking it looks pretty good and sounds great too. Gameplay is not perfect but decent. You can craft various items that can be used to lure enemies away, temporarily stun enemies, lay traps, or heal yourself.
Unfortunately that's pretty much it in regard to the good. The controls can be frustrating sometimes. It's very easy to get stuck next to doors or accidentally click the wrong direction. Very frustrating when you're trying to escape from a baddy that really wants to kill you.
The story is garbage and laughable and unfortunately the game is kind of repetitive. It is broken down into three chapters and all three chapters basically follow the exact same formula. In addition the level design is very repetitive. You will find yourself traveling down similar-looking hallways and rooms endlessly.
Since the game isn't very expensive and some would say it gets a pass for being on a mobile platform, I don't think that's a good excuse. In fact I would have gladly paid $20 for a better game.
If you're desperate to play a half baked survival horror game on mobile platform then it might be worth it otherwise I would stick to the much better games on console or pc that do it so much better.
- AMZN Mobile LLC
- 1.2 GB
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2015 Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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