1936: Soldiers of the Third Reich roam the world seeking occult weapons for their insane plans of conquest. When Fenton Paddock, a former British soldier and hapless smuggler, is asked to look for his friend Richard, who went missing in Tibet, he has no idea that this search will lead him across three continents to a secret that could...
User reviews: Very Positive (121 reviews) - 93% of the 121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 24, 2010

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About This Game

1936: Soldiers of the Third Reich roam the world seeking occult weapons for their insane plans of conquest. When Fenton Paddock, a former British soldier and hapless smuggler, is asked to look for his friend Richard, who went missing in Tibet, he has no idea that this search will lead him across three continents to a secret that could turn the whole world upside down. Enough mystery? Not in the mood for another crime story? "Lost Horizon" brings the classic adventure back to its roots: the 1930s, exotic settings all over the world, and the dangerous quest for one of the greatest secrets of mankind makes adventurers' hearts beat faster. The Makers of the award-winning Secret Files series invite you to experience a technically outstanding, carefully designed game featuring an absolutely thrilling story at the side of Kim and Fenton.

Key features:

  • Unique handmade graphic style
  • Exotic settings you've never seen before
  • Movie-like story by novelist Claudia Kern
  • Both realistic and funny dialogues
  • Excellent technical appearance and minimal system requirements
  • Fast-paced presentation of the exciting story in movie style
  • Innovative puzzle design, always fair and logical

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista™/Windows 7™
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2 GHz Single Core or 100 % compatible CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9-compatible AGP or PCI Express 64 MB video card or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB of free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9-compatible 16-bit sound card (optional)
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
A grean classic point-and-click adventure with medium difficulty puzzles that are, for the better part of the game, very well designed and never go into moon logic solutions. Varied environments to explore and a classical pure adventure Indiana Jonesian plot. An easy, solid recommendation!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
About story and gameplay, one of the best graphic adventures available on Steam.
I really enjoyed the travel around the world and some tricky puzzles, with the innovative "collaborative single playing", where you must use a combination of two characters' actions to solve the puzzles. In any case, it wasn't too difficult to reach the end.
Maybe some of the dialogues have been too long, but necessary to explain the story in detail, so I was happy to follow them.

I will have a look at the ending extras with interest, maybe adding something to this feedback.

One negative point is coming from grapichs issues. Environment is always really colorful and enjoyable, BUT characters sometimes look too "cartoony" and their motion is unreal. This should have required more attention by the developers, even if luckily this is not affecting the gameplay at all, but just video scenes.

Anyhow, highly recommended to everyone who is passionate about this kind of games! :)
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Overall, I thought this was a fun point and click adventure. It doesn't compare to classics of the genre such as Full Throttle or The Longest Journey, but I still found it entertaining.

Pros: Beautiful artwork. Plenty of challenging and rewarding puzzles. One play-through took me about 11 hours. Fairly stable product (only locked up once).

Cons: The story is so-so, and I found a couple of the jokes offensive. A few early puzzles were far too easy, and a couple puzzles later in the game made no sense at all; I beat them only by trying things totally at random. Also, the main character is kind of a jerk and not particularly likeable.

Overall, though, a fine game at full price ($10) and a steal if it's on sale for less.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
You can tell a lot about the game by its ending, or - more precisely - by the feeling you get when you've reached it. If you feel like "at last! my suffering is over", or "and that's it?!", or "wtf was that?!", it means the game probably did not deserve to be finished at all. If you forgot where you are or who you are and it was you who was that guy who kissed the girl in the end - that is the sign of a great game. But when it comes to _good_ games, one can always be recognised when you feel sad that it's over. And that's exactly how I felt when I finished Lost Horizon.

The game is safe from anything edgy or grandious to be an outstanding title, and that's probably why I have completely missed it when it came out. But with its beautiful art, solid feel, enjoyable puzzles, super easy mechanics and pretty good voice acting, it's far from being a waste of time. I'm sad it's over not because I'm disappointed, but because I enjoyed the process of playing it. It was not an epic rollercoaster ride, but a journey equally pleasant all way through. With this game you get the kick in playing it, not in getting it finished.

Influenced heavily by adventure films and games of the past, but not making a direct adaptation of the Lost Horizon novel, developers played safe to avoid a disappointment. It feels as if they are saying: "We are not making revolutions here, we are just following the great tradition". Lost Horizon will not shock you, will not turn your world upside down, will not break the grounds, but if you like the classic feel of adventure titles, you will enjoy it. It will not insult your intellect, or upset your ear with speech impedimented voice actors. It will please your eye with the striking beauty of its backgrounds and sometimes will give you a chuckle or two with a clever joke. The idea of hand-drawn backgrounds and 3D-animated characters seems to be the perfect approach. The only thing that stops this game from being great is that developers did not have a megalomaniac urge to make the best game in the world. They just did a good game, and that's what it is. And I think, it is better to make a good game and succeed at that, than try making a great game and fail to deliver.

So, if you like old Indiana Jones games, or the Broken Sword series, you will most likely enjoy this one. Just don't expect much - and you'll be pleasantly surprised on every corner. I was!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
I adore this game. Yes, it's a recycled Indiana Jones knock off--but frankly, I wish there were a few more games like it. Lost Horizon is not complicated or complex gameplay, and the puzzles are kinda crazy at times, but it's just so much fun. The voice acting for Fenton Paddock was perfect--he had a lot of personality and was consistent through the game. One of my favorite lines toward the end of the game when you try to get him to fight someone is, "When have you ever seen me fight anyone??"

It's a classic point and click adventure, so if you're used to that kind of gameplay there will be few surprises. It's all about how engaged you are by the story and the voice acting. My advice would be to try the demo, and if you find it fun, this will be worth the buy.
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