Embark on an eerie ghost-hunting adventure, featuring real evidence of paranormal activity, to solve the mystery of the Lost Crown. Be warned, to seek advice from the dead can have bitter consequences.
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Mostly Positive (127 reviews) - 71% of the 127 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 18, 2008

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“The Lost Crown has a great, creepy atmosphere, and the presentation is one of a kind. Dark shadows, spectral figures, near constant mist, and chilling sounds are bound to give most folks an uneasy feeling about playing the game at night in a dimly lit room.”
80 – Cheat Code Central

“Brilliant sound design and superb art direction.”
70 – Adventure Gamers

“Great atmosphere thanks to its black-and-white art style, use of real world photos as backdrops, and solid, often unearthly sound effects and tracks.”
70 – IGN

About This Game

Unravel an ancient mystery and search for an ancient treasure on England's fog-shrouded coastline, famed for its legends of smugglers, pirates and ghosts. Join ghost-hunters Nigel Danvers and Lucy Reubans as they investigate a tale of horror and haunting. Wielding the tools of the modern-day ghost-hunter in a cinematic, richly detailed interactive world of wind-swept coastlines and crumbling crypts, you will be captivated, taunted and teased by mind-bending puzzles and interactions with the town 'locals'. But, be warned, there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent Nigel discovering "that which should stay hidden". With nerves of steel and wits to match, in your search for The Lost Crown you will soon discover long lost secrets previously known only to the dead!

Key features:

  • Spine-tingling ghost story.
  • Realistic ghost-hunting, featuring actual E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomena).
  • Explore isolated, creepy locations with a nite-vision camera.
  • Photographs of unexplained entities captured by creator Jonathan Boakes while researching the game.
  • A Full cast of actors to bring the world of Saxton to life.
  • Chilling original soundtrack.
  • Point and click gameplay with both first and third person interaction.
  • Realistic and integrated puzzles.
  • A stunning 30+ hours of gameplay.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp, Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DX 9.0c compliant videocard
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX 9.0c compliant soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DX 9.0c compliant videocard
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX 9.0c compliant soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
It's hard not to develop at least a mild fascination with ghost stories and the unearthly legends of the people who've long passed on from this world. Such tales - particularly if they are well-delivered - can raise the hairs on your neck and send chills down the spine. The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure is steeped heavily in the folklore intrigue of the spirit world rather than the full-on gore and flesh eating creatures found in horror games, but it still delivers a winding story full of scary moments and interesting twists. It's a creepy game that dabbles equally in aspects of ghost-hunting, searching for ancient treasure, and old fashioned detective work. If you're into ghosts, you'll love digging into this haunted adventure mystery set on the fog-laden coast of England.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Perhaps my favourite game. Definitely top 3. Unlike anything else entirely.

Absolutely to be forgiven of such painfully endearing floors as 'poor' voice acting, obtuse puzzles and slow animations. If you like adventure games play this on a week off school/work and preferably with a friend. Turn off your phone, minimize distractions, have snacks/ready meals on standby and settle in.

Its floors (which are definite by any objective standard) make it loveable and unique. It is somewhat slow, misshapen and brutally clunky... but this is a one-man band we're talking about! Jonathan Boakes has done a singularly fantastic job making this game. I cannot stress enough how worth it this game is.

If I had never played this I would pay around £15 on a punt to see if it was worth it because I like the genre. After having played it I would gladly pay £100 or more because it is honestly unparalleled (okay, that sounds rediculous, but it's honestly true.)

I will not give away anything about the game because saying anything about it at all would be unfairly taking it out of context, something to which this game is vitally important. I will say however that the voice acting is preposterous, the opening cutscene is cringeworthy, and the constant appeal to 'what is scary', dumb - but none of this matters. The 'bad' points about this game become almost instantly charming; the atmosphere will win you over.

The story is for the most part intruiging, the puzzles a mixture of challenging and twee, but the atmosphere... oh the atmosphere. Scary, yes, creepy, certainly, beautiful, absolutely.

You will be greatly rewarded for sticking this game out. A true independent masterpiece for anyone who is even tangentially interested in adventure games.

P.S. The best part is, Boakes is already a decent way through making the next game in the series!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Low profile, yet wonderfully deep adventure. First to notice is b&w photography stylization, which is creepy from the beginning. Later on, when you discover the foggy little coastal town of Saxton a little better, it becomes more and more suggestive, almost hypnotic.

It's a game with probably the slowest tempo I know. And it's also very long. Like endless drowning in the swamps around the town. Many people could probably find it unbearable, but for me it's important part of it's charm. Wandering the streets or countryside around town, getting to know it's inhabitants and their stories, is beautiful. And despite tempo, actual ghosthunting in the sinister Saxton's atmosphere can be pretty thrilling.

Unique experience, but be carefull with this one.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Dated graphics for 2008 but the atmosphere and story is good. If you like point and click games with horror aspects this is for you.
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103 of 110 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
A couple of years ago I came across this game in a store and I have to admit I was intrigued but disgusted at the same time. Let me explain. I love point and click adventures, I like horror/mystery genre and the art on the front cover definitely promised a sick and twisted journey, but the actual screenshots on the back appeared as completely unappealing to me. It's black and white, character models looked just plain ugly and the environments didn't look interesting or detailed. The game wasn't that expensive so I decided to give it a chance.

During the first few minutes of it I realised that I really misjudged this little game. It's creeping on you even after you quit it and leave your house, it has a truly breathtaking atmosphere, manages to create great tension and catches you off guard most of the time. You go in thinking that this is going to be a bland story about ghost hunting in a "there's something off about this" village and it's inhabitants, but what you get is something more unique than you think. Frightening and eerie sound, dialogues that you wouldn't want to skip through and a whole lot of spine-chilling moments. As soon as I saw that it's available on Steam, I knew I just had to write a positive review so people won't make a mistake having prejudgments like I once did.

If you're a fan of suspense and atmosphere that's so strong, you have to pause the game to gather your thoughts together from time to time, I'd strongly recommend getting this game.
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