A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Game uses simple touch controls, but puzzles can be really hard.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Like the original, this puzzling and mysterious point-and-click adventure game is both engaging and intellectually challenging. In Isoland 2: Ashes of Time, you have to explore a remote island full of puzzles and things to poke. Why? Well, figuring that out is part of the fun of this clever game, which pairs its intellectual challenge with a mystery that'll keep you searching for answers. It also helps that the game is beautiful, like one of the original Addams Family cartoons if Charles Addams used a little more color (though only a little).
And yet, this game isn't for everyone. It's not for the easily frustrated or anyone looking for something with a lot more action. It's also not for hard-core puzzle fans who want tougher and tougher variations on a theme; the puzzles here are not the same kind of experience over and over until the ending credits. Still, if you're looking for a mysterious and dark tale, one that's told by poking and prodding the screen while solving increasingly difficult puzzles, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time will keep you wandering for a while.
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