Lex Mortis is an open-world horror game set on a fully explorable island. The game’s atmosphere is directly affected by the time of day. During the daytime you will study the island and it’s mysteries. But at night the enemies reveal themselves, and the worst nightmare becomes real!
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Mixed (84 reviews) - 45% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 9, 2015

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Lex Mortis is an open-world horror game set on a fully explorable island.
The game’s atmosphere is directly affected by the time of day. During the daytime you will study the island and it’s mysteries.
But at night the enemies reveal themselves, and the worst nightmare becomes real!

June 28, 2017, you return to your birthplace, Berdwood island, which is located in Northern Europe.
After spending a night on the island, you will discover that there aren't any living people, despite the fact that the population of Berdwood is about 2000.
You will stumble upon the frightening reality of what exactly happened to the inhabitants of Berdwood.
Eventualy, you will get a difficult choice, which will influence on the fate of inhabitants of the island Berdwood.
The game has two endings.

Berdwood island is a fictional island, which is located in Northern Europe. Berdwood island is the site of action of the game's story.
And you don't need to pass the main story as quickly as possible. The island is completely open from the beginning of the game, and it's filled with the history of its inhabitants. This island is quite big. It contains: forests, fields, abandoned villages, mines, mountains and more. There are also working vehicles which will help you to navigate faster through the island. You won't get bored!

Berdwood island map:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750 or AMD Phenom II X4 955
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 or AMD Radeon R7 250
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S or AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
The good
  • graphics are impressive
  • there is voice acting
  • there is an attempt at storytelling
  • atmospheric

The bad
  • can't interact with many objects (like opening doors, flipping light switches)
  • plants clipping through walls
  • repettetive textures
  • too dark
  • no running inside buildings
  • no reflection in mirrors

The ugly
  • repetetive use of assets (doors, windows, closets, chairs, tables etc.)
  • houses filled with wooden crates, wooden pallets, wooden barrels (wooden boxes and barrels are barely used nowadays and are usually not found in peoples houses)
  • gamepad support broken, many buttons not bound (had to use controller companion)
  • many spelling and grammatical errors

The game looks nice at first glance, but once you start playin and moving around you start to notice more and more things either don't make sense or that need to be fixed. Like many similar games the developer seems to think that 'atmosperic and creepy' equals 'too dark to see anything'. Unfortunately that isn't true, it only makes your game frustrating to play. I do get the impression that the developer actually tried to make a decent game, but it's got too many annoying problems to be enjoyable.
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206 of 242 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
I don't like to bash small dev team games, but this is not a good experience. The developer is obviously interested in modeling because the island is impressive in that regard, but the gameplay is severely lacking. it feels more like flying through an empty multiplayer map in dev mode than actually playing a game. there didn't seem to be any sound aside from a couple of music tracks. The game is basically an unfinished benchmark program. Only play if the graphics alone are of great interest to you. the translation issues are the least of problems here.
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154 of 193 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
Visually, the game looks fantastic. I can't say the same for almost everything else. The grammar on the notes and dialogue, for example, sound like it came straight out of Google Translate. There are also times where sound effects just didn't register, like when an object fell near my character. Colored text can be found plastered on doors telling you that they are locked, just to name another example. Chickens also have the inherent ability to walk through solid objects. All of these things serve to break the immersion, which is a real shame considering how beautiful the environment looks. In order for this game to be really worth $10, I think it needs further attention in areas other than the visuals. "Amnesia" was able to maintain an eerie atmosphere without physically labeling locked doors, why can't "Lex Mortis"? At present, this feels more like a broken walking simulator...nice to look at, but everything else about it just pulls me right back to reality (which is not something you want to happen when trying to play a scary game). I can't recommend this game at present, not until the developer addresses these issues.


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65 of 92 people (71%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
I've completed this game but found it to have a number of problems. Here is a detailed video review:

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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
Lex Mortis is an open-world horror game set on an island. You try to find your father at your birthplace, the island Berdwood, which is located in Northern Europe. Soon you will discover that there are no living people on the whole island.
The graphics are pretty good, at least during the daytime. Due to poor lightning effects it is barely possible to see anything at night and the game is mostly played at night. There is also no flashlight or anything else which you could use to light your way somehow. The options does not include a way to increase the gamma settings.
There is not much music, probably 2 songs which repeat over and over again. Also the music does mostly not fit to the scenery.
Lex Mortis does not have footsteps sounds and a lot of other important sounds, which should be standard in a game, are missing. It is sometimes also not possible to understand what the protagonist says because the music is too loud and the voice is too silent.
The game itself is poorly translated. The subtitle includes lots of grammatical errors.
A good horror atmosphere is also not included, actually it is completely repetetive. You go to point A, get the information that you need something, so you go to point B and after that you go back to point A. While you are searching, you have to try to avoid to be discovered by some monsters. The behavior of them is weird. Besides of their strange movement, they often find you behind the cover which should normally not happen.
The game is a big disappointment and not worth your time and especially not 6€. If you search for a good open world first person exploration game you should take a look at Dear Esther or The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

Sounds 2/10
Graphics 6/10
Gameplay 2/10
Atmosphere 3/10

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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2015
Poor map system, tons of typos and gramatical errors, options are a mess (like your mouse is inverted automatically and if you ever go back to game settings after changing it, it will revert.)

But is it scary?

Well, I opened a door and a skeleton appeared for a second with the screen turning red.

So you tell me.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
Beautiful graphics. Sadly with the poor lightning and the game mostly nighttime you dont see much of it.
And no, your character is unable to pick up any kind of lightsource...

- Cheap jumpscares that are out of place
- lots plotholes and illogical placed items
- to dark and no flashlight etc
- still lots of bugs (cant change sound volume, for example)
- character has no animations (legs move, the rest is a static puppet)
- Seems like the game has only 2 Music tracks that repeat over and over again.
- Music often doesnt fit the scenery
- english at preschool level
- bad dubbing
- no sounds like footsteps etc

and so on...

Did I mention, the game hasnt been updated in 4 Months?
Last update made the night brighter, you still cant see sh*t

Devs clearly have no interest in this game...
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
Finished playing the game, and overall was more disappointed than happy.
The game is in the beginning actually doing its job, in the father's house you feel not comfortable. But after that point several stuff made me really dislike the game.
- Everything is scripted. Very poorly scripted. Need fuel for the car? Well, no matter if you know where the fuel is, if you don't enter the car first, so the game can tell you that you require fuel, you won't get fuel. Same with notes.
- Multiple times it's the same with the objective: You go to point A, get told you require a object, go to point B, go back to point A. Worst case (Coatown) nothing happens worthwhile, and literally is a time waste, just to artificially extend the gametime.
- Pacing of the game is extremely forced. The moment you reach a "key"-destination (aka night points) your character becomes immensely slow, so slow that it's actually annoying than terrifying.
- "Open-World". Yes, you can explore the entire game. But (especially villages) you just see houses, over houses - and you can't enter any of them, except the ones YOU MUST enter. Or the "sight-seeing" points (like Train Station) are almost nothing, worst case just a poorly modelled "house".
- Enemy behavior is weird. Besides of cringe-worthy movement, they sometimes (often) find you behind cover.
- Bugs. Quite honestly, Lex Mortis should've been put into Early-Access, not released. When the game was released it took 2-3 hours until you could actually enter the game (game was broken). Besides of some settings not saving at all, game crashing when you close it and other weird interactions in the game.
- With the latest update (1.1) you can skip the intro. You can skip the text part, but you're still forced to watch the sequence afterwards and the character still talking about the text part - even when you get the control.
- "Save Game" option, when hitting escape to get into the menu is 2015-most useless feature. It does literally nothing.
- Before some updates, when you closed the game, or died (because alien-creatures catched you) you had to re-do everything, including watching the intro, this was another artificial cause of increasing the game time (total clear time was 2~ hours).

Overall the game was a disappointment. It had just its graphic talking, gameplay-wise, story-wise AND exploration-wise it was terrible, besides of the poorly scripted stuff.
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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2015
Why is this game so bad? Sure it looks good, but what's the point when there's no good gameplay. What's the point of an open world when the enemies are scripted and don't hunt you down, and all the buildings you can't enter or do anything with intel the game lets you. That's not even the worst part of the game there's NO FLASHLIGHT REALLY WHY??? What's the point of a good looking game if you can't see anything when it's dark and when I say ''dark'' I meant pitch back, and the fact that you can't turn off the very annoying music. Coupled with the .000000000001 mph walking speed you get the most frustrating game I have ever played. 3/10 M8. If you want to watch the videos I made for this game just go to my website click the Youtube link gamedoglp.com
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Its a horror/exploration type of game created from what I know by one person. Game runs on CryEngine so of course it looks somehow good. Sadly developer abused the reflection effect on the objects to the point that everything looks like its wet/shiny. No matter if inside or outside of houses. It looks weird and I'm sure it eats those few FPSs.
Other than that design of the terrain that player needs to explore its not bad (CryEngine vegetation always looks great).
The real problem with the design decision is the simple fact that game is too dark. Its pitch black at night and light sources in houses dont really cast any light on the surrounding. And the player have no torch/light source of any kind.
Due to this it gets really uncomfortable and almost unplayable and it's a shame because I was actually getting into the games atmosphere/mystery.
I dont know if the developer is still working on this project but I would not buy it.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: April 22
when was the last update? feb. 2015. glad i paid for a game that will never be complete and is boring.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: March 28
I find no words except for "This is not a finished product".
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1.5 hrs
Posted: February 14
As I was walking down the road toward next objective I suddenly was teleported into water . I swim for 3 minutes in each direction and nothing .

So I open the damn map . I am like 15 miles away from where I was and apparently lower than the map itself . I swim back toward land on the map. Water got invisible and I was like a bird flying in the sky .

It took me about 30 minutes to find a way to climb up but at that point the game was broken . Trees had no land attached to them and bridges are suspded in the air . My character stack in the endless void of Glitch Paradise .

I exosted every corner but there was no way to return .

Exit Game . Loading....

Puts me back into the corner of the map even though that is not where I saved and that is obviously not a check point . Solution? Start game over ...

Now that I am done with my little Adventure .

This game feels 30% finished .

Loading screen take forever . Its like loading map into gaming engine . Graphics settings do not save for me and sometimes gltich the game into oblivion .

The light effects inside the house are the worst I ever seen ( you can't see the doorway right in front of you ) I will give developer credit for doing jump scares well although its the wirdness of the game design that adds to overall atmoshere .

Same objects are often reused . Like same painting in like 10 different rooms . Developer even put in some of his personal photoes ? ( what does that have to do with conistency in a game )

Gameplay is minimal . No thought or reasoning required . Search everything until you find a key .

I have to start over . Too curious now not to finish this random money cash in .

Was worth $1.40 for WTF feeling . What was a Dear Esther Horror look alike turned into LSD Dream .

Well . I want to say that this game could be Okeyesh if it gets another 10 patches . I would not count on it .
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0.2 hrs
Posted: February 13
Made with a good engine but does everything have to be wet? are all the buildings lacking roofs? Made it to 1st objective and became too dark to do anything. then what light there was it had wet areas.. really hard on my eyes..
Where is the flashlight? come on now. This has been out what? a year and 4 days as of my review and not much as been done with this?
Did I mention Flashlight?? maybe a cell phone with a light??
Now do I recommend this? well it is better than playing The District and I have played worse..
yes I only recommend this if its on heavy sale or part of a bundle of some sort..
and it is better than The District so will be postitive.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: February 13
Seeing that the developer did the last update a year ago, there seems to be little hope that this game gets good.
It has some potential, but too many flaws.

- nice graphics
- decent voice acting
- some good jump scares

- overused effects like specular lighting
- night too dark
- boring level design (the first house is just scattered with random objects)
- terrible(!) written journal messages
- boring "search for key and open doors"-errands
- player character doesn't react to environment at all (blood pools etc.)

Don't spend more than 2€ for this until there has been a major update.

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1.1 hrs
Posted: February 12
The only problem with the game is that its dark as hell in there! But The gameplay i think is awesome. I love it!
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3.6 hrs
Posted: December 15, 2015
The game looks nice, but under that coat of looks is a ton of bugs and broken dialouge...
within my 3 hours of gameplay, I was glitched out of a boat but was still controlling it... I flipped a car by turning... mind you the cars only go 30MPH if you don't hit sprint whinch for some reason also causes the car to sprint but wasn't listed in the cars instructions... speaking of which you press F to bail out of cars but also press F to close the instructions window... I think you can guess what happened...
I then Saw a red and blue place holder image that said "replace me" when the game was reloading, and I also got glitched in the underground base, after dieing from a turret the was facing the opposite direction of me, and was unable to move. This was the last straw for me since it literally broke the game, i tried to access the menu but it froze so I had to ctr alt del out of the game... I then asked for a refund.

Also the Game is far too dark at times, I get the darkness to set the mood and atmosphere but I still need to see at least moderately infront of me or else I have no idead what is hapenning, there was a pitch black cutscene where a bridge collapsed and I had no idea that had happened untill after the cutscene when i awoke in a river.

Also Why the hell can I not Run in the misions like seriously? and then on top of that there was a set of stairs in the factory that you couldn't crouch walk up, but had to crouch walk to get down.... how does that even make sense?

Pros: looks pretty, controls work OK
CONS: game is not fun, game is buggy, translations break immersion, not much of a real free roam experience
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2.6 hrs
Posted: December 15, 2015
this game is unplayable , i got stuck on the early mission, something bugged so i cant walk through downstairs
i was wondering what to do and suddenly when i press f2, the game just messed up
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