Travel to the old train station and hotel, abandoned since 1947, following the 'disappearances'. Unravel the mystery that binds this place, by communicating with the ghosts of the long since dead, both in your time and theirs.
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Mixed (142 reviews) - 62% of the 142 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 21, 2010

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“... if you like an adventure that can send shivers down your spine as it flexes your brain, you owe it to yourself to check out Dark Fall: Lost Souls.”
80 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

Some say the old train station and hotel are a 'haunted hotspot', hidden away in the woods, forgotten by some, feared by others. The old hallways and train platforms echo with the ghosts of many eras, all trapped within the very fabric of the place, each hoping for salvation. The dusty old rooms seem possessed, exhibiting 'time slips' as the past becomes the present. You must tread very carefully, or you too many join the Lost Souls forever. So, why are you here?

Amy Haven went missing 5 Years ago. On the anniversary of the child's disappearance you, the Police Inspector who failed to find her, has returned to the Train Station and Hotel one last time. As you attempt to solve the mystery of Amy's disappearance you must face the horrors of your past. Someone, or something, does not want you to solve the mystery, that much is clear. Never turn your back on the darkness....for something hides there; something evil, unknowable and hungry.

Key features:

  • A stand-alone Dark Fall horror adventure.
  • Explore a derelict train station & hotel, abandoned since World War 2.
  • Experience 'timeslips' as the past becomes the present.
  • Communicate with ghosts, the Lost Souls, and attempt to free them from purgatory.
  • A hauntingly creepy score, to chill, alarm and horrify.
  • Explore the memories of the dead, in their own ‘nightmares’.
  • Discover the true identity, and power behind, the Dark Fall itself.
  • Play twisted 'Party Games' including Blind Man's Buff and Statues.
  • Solve a modern urban mystery, 'What Happened To Amy Haven?'
  • Use a Ouijaboard to meet and communicate with ghosts.
  • Survive the night in a realistic, abandoned location full of danger!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP(SP2/SP3) or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® IV (or equivalent recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0C Compatible 3D accelerated video card

    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0C
    • Sound: 16-bit DirectX® 9.0C Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Mouse, Speakers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP(SP2/SP3) or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® IV (or equivalent recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0C Compatible 3D accelerated video card

    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: 16-bit DirectX® 9.0C Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Mouse, Speakers
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Mixed (142 reviews)
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Dakimaz
6.5 hrs
Posted: July 16
I didn't like it.
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npocmaka
28.2 hrs
Posted: June 1
The "station hotel" form the first game.
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LumpsPlays
29.5 hrs
Posted: May 24
I wanna start out by saying I LOVE old school point and clicks, and the first 2 dark fall games were amazing to me, story, gameplay, environments, etc. They had everything I look for in an adventure game. I cannot say the same for Dark Fall: Lost Souls. It feels like they just handed the location setting to a completely random team, and said "make a ghost story!"

The story is cliche and forgettable. The first 2 titles in the series had very original, deep plotlines that I loved delving into. The lore was awesome, and traveling to different time periods was essential AND fascinating. In Lost Souls, the story is about a ghost girl that is haunting a haunted place. That's literally it. The depth of "malakai" from 2, or the intrigue of the well are completely gone from Lost Souls, and replaced with a snotty-spoiled ghost-child wearing pig tails. A huge let down.

The environments are a GREAT improvment! This game looks amazing compared to the first entries, however it's a huge shame that the improved graphics isn't met with better game design. Instead of being afraid of the story, you will be afraid of the graphics, if you're afraid at all. Something will jump on the screen, you won't find any notes in this game that give you chills to simply read. And I found that to be a huge let down.

Another thing that really bothered me was the padding. It wasn't the content that was padded, but the controls and gameplay itself. It takes a FULL SECOND to just turn your character in a single direction. This sounds negligible, but when you're trying to figure out where to go all of a sudden you realize you've been in the same hallway for nearly 2 minutes doing literally nothing but trying to orientate your character. The game (for no real reason) also allows you to "look" up/down on every single screen. Despite how this is only used once or twice in puzzles or story exploration, it's ultimately just a trap to spend MORE time looking around slowly and accomplishing nothing.

I know my account shows nearly 30 hours of gameplay—I assure you that is not because I loved it OR because it's that long! I literally fell asleep multiple times playing this game. How uninteresting the story is, how much nothing seems to actually fit into anything, how slow it is to even MOVE, all add up to an incredibly dull game. The most successful thing this game did, was put me to sleep.

EDIT: If you're still reading and want another example of how watered down bad this is compared to the first 2, you remember the "over here!" or "here!" voice mechanics in 1 and 2? That were creepy to hear cuz it meant something creepy was happening? In this game, when you hear "Over here!" it means "HEY TURN YOUR FLASHLIGHT ON, YOU CAN'T SEE!". That's all. It only happens when you need your flashlight out. Because not being able to see wasn't hint enough? Completely ruined a creepy mechanic.

TL;DR
As a standalone game, it's better than most other point and clicks, but still forgettable 6/10
As a sequel to Dark Fall 1 & 2, it's an utter disappointment 3/10.
Just play 1 or 2 again, is what I recommend.
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WizWar100
2.0 hrs
Posted: May 15
So maybe like me, you come across this game called Dark Fall: Lost Souls, you watched the trailer for it and it seems to be at least a somewhat interesting if not at least somewhat engaging plot of mystery, and you then noticed that the game is at a fairly cheap price and you'll give it a whirl. But before you play it on your steam, you decide to check the overall user reviews on the game and find that(at this time) this game is 'Mixed'. Half liked it and the other don't so read through it and see that you'll jsut have to find out for yourself which side of the mixed reviews you'll be on.

About 2 hrs of playing, confusion, looking up guides, and snoring. You might find that this game is a total piece of suck from a duck with trucks mucking around in poo and that now you're on the negative side of the mixed reviews and wonder why the flippin burger gurgers that anyone even remotely likes this stupid, boring, hyptic game. I know I only played 2 hours at the time fo this review, but it's just so boring.

Alright review portion; I bought this game on sale thank gerd, in hopes of having fun with a good horror mystery game. What I soon found minutes into the game IN THE FIRST AREA is that I had to look up a guide on what to do. Warning lights flashed and foreshadowed what I'll be doing later and constantly in the future of this game(Which I did).

Back pedal a bit, the options in this game is unbelievably pathetic, no window mode, no audio adjust, just difficulty and subtitles.(Which on that note I might need to play the game on a lower difficulty to see if it actually plays better as it defaults to hard).

Anyways the game is not clear and is never quite clear on what you can do in this game as that's how I got stuck on the first 'puzzle' because it went against everything I knew about the point n clicks I played. I'd spoil it but then you wouldn't know the frustration of finding out how this dumb game and it's mechanics work. This game has mechanics that just make everything you do a chore and makes the game unnessacarily slow and difficult by having crucial items you need at your feet out of view that you had to look down at, at specifical points. Oh and there's no 'examine area' where most point n click characters would make a comment about something like say for instance clicking on a dark area would make them say 'It's too dark here, if only I had some light to see' to give you a clue of what to do.

Speaking of voice your main character's voice causes heart attacks because it's just one of the most cringe worthy british accents I ever heard. It sounds like Pete form Disney is choking on something while trying to speak in a british voice. it's terrible and I could have done a better accent.

Music is also quite grinding to listen to as it just keep repeating itself and gets dull.

I started falling asleep as I try to figure out the bizzare hyptic puzzles the game wants you to figure out and I swear they don't give you enough clear hints on how to solve them and that the creators are out of their freaking minds when making these dumb puzzles. I want Virtue's Last Reward Puzzles Quality! Not this bullcrap. You got clues that are loosely connected and then the whole somewhat pixel hunting to find items you'll need the puzzles in this game is just crap and thinking about it will just ruin another set of brain cells that could have lived longer for a better purpose. You WILL be looking at a walkthrough to find out how the fudge you're suppose to make progress because it lacks any logic at all.

Oh and don't get me started on the horror aspect of this game, it has creepy areas to be in but the scares themselve so far have been ♥♥♥♥♥♥. The ghost are laughable harry potter ghosts, and the scares are cheap jumpscares that are not impressive at all and didn't even wake me up as I yawned.

Should have named the game Dark Fail: Lost Cause. cause I just don't want to keep playing after 2 hrs and there's 8 parts to this and fudge that noise, just go watch some poor sod playing through this game or some playthrough of some poor sod who went through it.

As if the game isn't bad enough you have the whole mixed reviews with people who actually like this game. Well more power to those but they would have to be crazy to like this maddening game. It's like the game Anna if it was slower, more hyptic, and less logic. Oh and this is obvious but never ever listen to the review scores in the trailer because they knew this game is bad and had to find some way to convince people to buy it. Believe the negative reviews not the positive ones because I'm positive they just used a guide and never thought for a second how hyptic the puzzles are and believe the game is good.

The graphics are the only thing worth praising as it looks like a location from a resident evil game and is quite nice.

Whatever I paid for this game I want my money back.
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jdog50150
1.4 hrs
Posted: May 12
it sucks see my youtube at jdog50150. on youtube.
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Pointnclickster
10.3 hrs
Posted: April 3
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you fused Dark Fall and Silent Hill together? I'll tell you what happens: you get Lost Souls, the creepiest game by far in the Dark Fall series. What a game. What a finish.

Where do I even begin, since it's all great? I love the look of this game. You can tell Jonathan Boakes definitely had a bigger budget to play with since this game moves away from the Myst like feel, and more towards 360 degree surroundings, in which your character turns, sweeping the surroundings around him, instead of slide images. Time has not been kind to the Dowerton Station and Hotel. In Dark Fall 1, the train station is unsettling, but still just an empty, abandoned train station. In DF: LS, Dowerton has turned into a hell hole - a place where vandalism, illicit activity, and even satanic activity have become commonplace. The train station and hotel is beautifully rendered, yet is visually disturbing. This game does not bank on jump scares, though I was suprised a couple times. The scares come from knowing that you are exploring an evil place.

The story is fairly simple and very reminiscent of a Silent Hill kind of story. You are an Inspector who failed to apprehend the kidnapper/murderer of a young girl named Amy. She was last seen at the train station. Your guilt and shame lead you to return to the station and hopefully find her and bring about closure. As you explore, you meet other ghosts who for some reason or other are also trapped in the hotel. Because you are such a nice inspector, you help these lost souls find their way so they can move on. Each ghost you help gives you a key that will be useful. What I love about this section is that you are able to jump back in time to 1947, seeing the hotel at its peak. It makes returning to the present all the more horrifying as you see the decay of the place.

Just like the previous Dark Fall games, the use of sound is great. With visuals and sound creating an eerie, disturbing world, this is a game that would definitely be one to play in the dark with a good set of headphones.

So, good basic story, good visuals and sound, what about the puzzles? They are by far the easiest puzzles in the Dark Fall series. Yes, you will still read a lot and you will need to take notes, but I feel that the puzzles are a lot more intuitive than the previous games. There are three floors to the Hotel, and each one serves as a kind of level. The Train Station itself serves as a level. Within each level, there are puzzles that are meant for just that area. To me, that makes this game a lot easier, unlike Dark Fall: The Journal where you just jump in and have no idea what the first objective is.

Speaking of learning objectives, your character has a cell phone! Throughout the game, you will receive texts that will give hints to where you should go, and the next mission. It will also serve as filling in parts of the story.

This game was a fitting conclusion to the Dark Fall series. I enjoyed revisiting the Dowerton Station and Hotel. It has really made me curious and excited to look at other games made by Jonathan Boakes. If you like ghost stories, you owe it to yourself to try the Dark Fall series.

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Ronery
12.8 hrs
Posted: February 23
This is by far, a great game. It's a bit longer than Scratches: Directors Cut (which btw, is NOT, I repeat, NOT available on steam anymore. Shame). Little bit more jump scares and what not than Scratches. Buy it.
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odin
5.9 hrs
Posted: February 19
If you like creepy adventure games (no action), get it on sale. No regrets on this purchase (got it on sale).

PROS:
-Creepy
-Good visual puzzles
-enjoyable story
-amusing voice acting

CONS:
-slow navigation through a large map
-unskippable dialogue (really annoying when you have to repeat it over and over ... there are some dialogue puzzles)
-sometimes knowing what to do next is near impossible to figure out without a walkthrough
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Vampyre Prince
7.8 hrs
Posted: February 17
Let me start by saying that I've played the other games up to this one, and I enjoyed them immensely, especially The Lost Crown. The atmosphere and the general vibe was pretty creepy, but with that said, this one seems to be even creepier. I've just started playing it, and from the start it seems like it's going to be an extremely difficult game. I like puzzles even though I'm not very good at them, so I'll probably have to consult a walkthrough, which is somethih8ng I rarely had to do with the others.

The way the camera moves is interesting, as it's very different from the other games in the series. I think it moves a bit too slow sometimes, but it's a minor annoyance. It sets for the eerie atmosphere I suppose. As for the other mechanics, like it's been said in other reviews, it's a bit difficult to grasp the 'move the objects' mechanic. I found myself throwing my mouse in every direction to figure out how to move something, but once again, it's a really minor annoyance.

All said so far, I like the game from what I've played of it. It genuinely creeped me out (I'm playing this before bed, joy), and I'm really excited to see more of the story unfold. Would definitely recommmend this to anyone who likes to get creeped out!
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nekobun
14.0 hrs
Posted: January 8
Haunted hotels just ain't what they used to be. Dark Fall: Lost Souls is... odd, to say the least, but it has a certain charm once you overcome its counterintuitive puzzles and embrace its world's dark peculiarity.

Dark Fall: Lost Souls dumps you in media res in a dark train tunnel full of detritus, apparently investigating the disappearance of a local girl that's been pinned on another local, unsavory character. Right from the get go, the puzzles in Lost Souls are incredibly obtuse, and are often more easily solved by just clicking everything and hoping something works rather than trying to apply any sort of logic to things. Step 1: collect any items. Step 2: Slam said items against everything and any other items in your inventory until something clicks. Step 3: If you're still buggered, maybe actually pay attention the lore-related bits.

That's something of an oversimplification, but you're likely to get frustrated on a regular basis if you think anything about this game is going to be straightforward. Bring some paper along with you in real life, take notes (especially if you see symbols involved in something), and keep an eye on the cursor at all times for any changes as you hover over things. Even then, there's likely to be trial and error involved.

Despite all this hardship, the story of Dark Fall: Lost Souls is interesting enough to stick with it and get through to the end. If you can, track down the other two Dark Fall games, or at least the first one, Dark Fall: The Journal. The Journal takes place in the same location as Lost Souls, so you can see what led to Lost Souls' events and get a bit more context. Dark Fall: Lights Out, the second game in the series, is a bit of a departure and is set elsewhere, but at least shares similar logic and is tied in tangentially to the other two.

My recommendation on this one is a bit tenuous and comes with caveats, but I liked it overall. If you feel the whole taking notes thing is a bit too much work, maybe pass on this one.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
First off, only get this game on sale. Even though I recommend it, I don't for $13. It's more of a under $5 game. Also if you are looking for a really creepy game that keeps you on your toes, and/or have balls of steel, then this game might not be for you. This game has a few good jump scares but for the most part you end up losing the fear until the jump scare puts you back into it. And if you are pretty comfy with most horror games then the jump scares will make you jump a bit then be like "Meh." Finally, if you want a 'simple' game that is easy to play, then this isn't for you either. The puzzles are hard and for most of the game me and my friend had a guide we would go to every time we couldn't figure what to do.

With all the said, Me and my friend enjoyed the game. The surroundings were spooking, the story was interesting. Hell the main reason we didn't want to stop was because we wanted to figure things out. Why was he there? What were those statue? The Voice acting is pretty bad though, I remember asking my friend if they just pulled some guy off the coding crew to voice the main character. I think that might be my biggest complaint, that the voice acting was horrible. It really pulled you out of the game whenever they spoke, especially the main character. But I've dealt with worse.

If you are easily creeped out and good at puzzle games, I recommend the game. If you are more into being chased and always having to be on your toes, then maybe you should go look somewhere else.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you fused Dark Fall and Silent Hill together? I'll tell you what happens: you get Lost Souls, the creepiest game by far in the Dark Fall series. What a game. What a finish.

Where do I even begin, since it's all great? I love the look of this game. You can tell Jonathan Boakes definitely had a bigger budget to play with since this game moves away from the Myst like feel, and more towards 360 degree surroundings, in which your character turns, sweeping the surroundings around him, instead of slide images. Time has not been kind to the Dowerton Station and Hotel. In Dark Fall 1, the train station is unsettling, but still just an empty, abandoned train station. In DF: LS, Dowerton has turned into a hell hole - a place where vandalism, illicit activity, and even satanic activity have become commonplace. The train station and hotel is beautifully rendered, yet is visually disturbing. This game does not bank on jump scares, though I was suprised a couple times. The scares come from knowing that you are exploring an evil place.

The story is fairly simple and very reminiscent of a Silent Hill kind of story. You are an Inspector who failed to apprehend the kidnapper/murderer of a young girl named Amy. She was last seen at the train station. Your guilt and shame lead you to return to the station and hopefully find her and bring about closure. As you explore, you meet other ghosts who for some reason or other are also trapped in the hotel. Because you are such a nice inspector, you help these lost souls find their way so they can move on. Each ghost you help gives you a key that will be useful. What I love about this section is that you are able to jump back in time to 1947, seeing the hotel at its peak. It makes returning to the present all the more horrifying as you see the decay of the place.

Just like the previous Dark Fall games, the use of sound is great. With visuals and sound creating an eerie, disturbing world, this is a game that would definitely be one to play in the dark with a good set of headphones.

So, good basic story, good visuals and sound, what about the puzzles? They are by far the easiest puzzles in the Dark Fall series. Yes, you will still read a lot and you will need to take notes, but I feel that the puzzles are a lot more intuitive than the previous games. There are three floors to the Hotel, and each one serves as a kind of level. The Train Station itself serves as a level. Within each level, there are puzzles that are meant for just that area. To me, that makes this game a lot easier, unlike Dark Fall: The Journal where you just jump in and have no idea what the first objective is.

Speaking of learning objectives, your character has a cell phone! Throughout the game, you will receive texts that will give hints to where you should go, and the next mission. It will also serve as filling in parts of the story.

This game was a fitting conclusion to the Dark Fall series. I enjoyed revisiting the Dowerton Station and Hotel. It has really made me curious and excited to look at other games made by Jonathan Boakes. If you like ghost stories, you owe it to yourself to try the Dark Fall series.

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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
I played this game before the other two and I loved it...so I bought those and will be playing this again. This game is a nonlinear horror that had me tense all the time and scared a lot of the time. Though the game is nonlinear, there are some things that need done before you can move on. Sometimes, what needs to be done is not obvious so you pretty much have to go around and try different things until you can move on. There is a quite wonderful guide on Steam (I'm sorry I don't remember the name of the one who made it, but qudos to you). This is definately not a game for children. The game has two endings and several very interesting easter eggs about hauntings and weird happenings around the area of the game. I really liked that and looked to collect them all. Some of the mechanics of the game are a little hard to work with (like moving things), but keep trying and some of the puzzles (like "conversations with...") were downright frustrating. All in all, even though I needed some help, I had a great time. Thanks to the devs and all for a great scare, and another and another....
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
simple storyline, average voice acting, but atmosphere (sound and visual) is spectacularly creepy.

worth playing when on sale
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Definitely if you like point and click adventure puzzle games, this is a great title to get. It's pretty spooky and has a fairly interesting storyline. Happy to have played this for sure
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Dark Fall, Lost Souls is the third game in the Dark Fall series by Jonathan Boakes of Darkling Room. It is not necessary to have played the earlier games (The Journal, Lights Out) but I'm sure that once you've played Lost Souls you will want to see what else Darkling Room has to offer. This game is creepy as all hell!

You play as The Inspector - an ex police inspector who, several years before, investigated the disappearance of a young girl called Amy in the town of Dowerton. She was never found. You are back at Dowerton Railway Station and the Station Hotel, which are now in total disrepair due to them being abandoned shortly after Amy's disappearance. It is bonfire night and fireworks light up the sky above the eerie night-time setting. It soon becomes clear that some bad things have happened here. There are many lost souls - some good, some evil, lurking in the shadows. Some want to harm you but others need your help. You will be transported to times past in order to understand all the events that have taken place and to finally find your own fate. This is no ordinary place though. Jonathan Boakes, the creator, has surpassed himself in creating a world which is familiar enough to make you feel at home, yet weird enough to make it a very unsettling and scary place indeed.

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I cannot praise Lost Souls enough. The graphics, navigation, music, sound effects, gameplay, puzzles - all are of an excellent quality and take 'point and click' adventures on to a whole new level.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
6/10

A bit of a 'meh' game, really. If Steam had the option for a middle spot between recommend and don't recommend, I'd choose it. It had its moments, some of the puzzles were good and much of the story was okay as well, but nothing really shone. Some confusing UI. Some horrible voice acting (and some okay). Some cheesy horror aspects. No ability to skip repetitive dialog or animations. Quite linear, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there are some obtuse prerequisites to move the story along at times. For instance, you're in a room, do everything you can...and move on. Explore some other area, do all you can...then get stuck. Well if you then go back to the first area, something will have changed for some reason...triggered by something else you did but for no apparent reason.

But overall, it just didn't grip me enough to make me want to work through things...or I would just assume something illogical was going on even if in the end it just might have just taken a little more scrutiny...but time I didn't feel like spending on it.

In the end, it was good enough that I at least was willing to finish it. I got it on a 75% Steam sale, so I can't complain. If you like horror/spooky and maybe have an interest in the occult, it might grip you more than it did me and you can overlook some of its flaws.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
You've been called to point and click your way through a mystery down at the old abandoned hotel and train station. It isn't long though before you're ambushed by G-G-G-GHOSTS?!? Lucky for you, you have a bottle of vodka, a handful of Clozapine and a helpful buddy with a serious texting habit. Your adventure is celebrated by the town by putting on a fireworks display in your honor but can you avoid the spooky skeletons and delerium tremens long enough to yank the mask off old man Withers?

Excellent ambiance, Don't play alone alone in the dark. Bottle of vodka reccomended for player as well as character.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2014
Dark Fall: Lolst Souls was a very compelling game featuring ghost's and solving the mystery as to what happened to the little girl Amy, the difficulty was extremely great. Tthe game was able to challenge your mind on every level. However the ending could've been better than it was.
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67 of 124 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
Personal Rating: "Grab it on a massively discounted sale"
Traditional Rating: 4/10
Genre: Point and Click Adventure

Back in the day when adventure gaming was king, I resented the FPS for slowly and systematically killing off the genre that helped define my childhood (Sierra and LucasArts adventure games were amongst my favorite back then) but if this is the sorry state of point and click adventure gaming today then pass me the club whilst I bash its head in.

Whilst I don't play much point and click adventures these days having somewhat moved passed them (although I still do love a good one when it comes around), Dark Fall: Lost Souls has got to rank as one of the worst I have played. This ghost story is something I would expect to have read out to me in some classroom by some over enthusiastic grade scholar with aspiring dreams to be the next Stephen King - except when you hear the story you realize in your heart of hearts that it's never going to happen. You play the game as an Inspector who is trying to solve the case of a young missing girl. Having tampered with the evidence to get a certain suspect convicted you find yourself out of work and desperate to solve the actual case and redeem yourself. Your investigations begin to uncover some paranormal connection and things begin to take a decidedly darker turn.

Graphically the game is serviceable but the voice acting is so ear-splittingly awful I wanted to vomit every time the inspector opened his mouth to say something. This is one game you'll be wiser to just turn the volume right down. I got this on one of the sales so I don't feel cheated as I think I paid $2 but I wouldn't seriously think about going any higher than that price wise unless you are in it just for the laughs because if this was supposed to be scary or chilling or even clever it missed the mark completely.
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