Lost: Via Domus

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on TV show -- has good story, weak play.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Fine

The game is fine the graphics are a bit poor but make sure your kids don't get scared if you go traveling by plane, and you should guide them so when they die and the "creepy"numbers and graphic blood come up, remind them they're seeing it on TV and its not real and how can numbers hurt you? That's silly
not rated for age

Disappointment

While Ubisoft Montreal has made some good games (Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed), this is not one of them. The gameplay is linear, boring, and contributes nothing to the television program's story. All you really do is follow a set path, talk to some characters, and take pictures during flashbacks. There are items to collect and trade but rarely do you need to. Although you never feel as if you have been on the island for more than a few days, the television characters are doing a lot off-screen as they seem to progress through the whole first two seasons of the show. That's remarkable when you can complete the game in under six hours. Saving takes place at checkpoints and if you do have to reload you are usually stuck watching a series of clips that you are not allowed to skip over. Lost is definitely not for anyone other than those who watch the television show. It is also difficult to recommend to fans of the show, as there is nothing memorable about it once the experience is over.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: February 26, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Tobacco Reference, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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