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.
User reviews: Mixed (125 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 21, 2010
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"The third chapter of independent Dark Fall saga is the darkest and extremely Silent Hillish."

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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
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Ok, that's an interesting game, the enviroment is very good, graphics are really nice. The story is nice as well but the gameplay is very fuzzy. I mean, there's a lot of good ideas in this game (grabbing something with the mouse button and shaking the mouse to interact with the objects is a wonderful idea of interaction), but this game could call more attention on steam if the developer suited this point & click to a new game engine like Blender for exemple. It could be like Myst IV interaction (the players can see the scenery just moving the mouse to the corners of the screen) but with the same ideas of the dark fall's iinteraction. The other problem is: some puzzles are not well explained. I had to search on youtube about how to solve 3 or 4 puzzles, and that's not a good thing to do in a poin&click game. So my conclusion is: Dark Fall Lost Souls was a really great game in 2009, but nowdays it is just a nice game. I have 100% of sure that this game could be soo much better if the developer released a new version using a new engine.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
i kept hoping the story would get interesting despite everything that was getting in my way, but it didn't. the underdeveloped story is trapped behind the awkward navigation and enough back-and-forth to leave me impatiently waiting for it to let me click through to the next standable point. the horror aspect is just vague bones and blood so not scary and barely creepy. puzzles mostly felt like chores. i wouldn't even recommend this to adventure game fans.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
This game follows on from Dark Fall 1: The Journal; it is set in the same hotel and you meet some of the same characters although there is no need to have played the first one to understand this one (there is also a 2nd one - Lights out - but that one is a lot less scary and is set somewhere different); Lost Souls happily stands alone. You are a detective bent on solving the disappearance of a girl called Amy. It turns out later that this has become an obsession that has made you a bit crazy. But the main part of the game consists of exploring the old Station Hotel, which has become hideously warped and messed up since it is possessed by a creepy supernatural evil called the Dark Fall (you know this from the earlier games). There is also the ghost of the girl you are searching for and other souls trapped in the hotel that you can free.

The thing about this game is that its really really scary, so much so that I only finished it for the sake of finishing it and used the walkthrough to get it done as soon as possible. I usually love Jonathan Boakes' games who is a master of creepy adventure games; he is one of my favourite game creators ever (especially The Lost Crown; you should totally play that if you're vaguely interested in this). Chiefly, the decor of the hotel is terrifying; aside from blood smears everywhere, the corridors are dark, there are incredibly creepy mannequins everywhere and the scissor collections still haunt me (a bed stabbed dozens of times, and a wall equally covered in scissors in the room of a doomed soul - although artsy, its just horrible).

I set this game apart from Boakes' other creations because it steps over a line the others didn't cross. For one thing, there is blood, and quite a lot of it. There's still no all-out violence which is good; I think that would make me turn away from Boakes forever. But the blood is mainly just gross and indicative of brutality. There are also weird bloody writhing creatures that you have to kill with scissors which is also gross and just unpleasant.

Then there is threat of actual violence being done to your player character; I have not seen this before in his games and it was horrible. I am referring to one scene in the game where a ridiculously creepy creature is cowering in the corner but moves towards you as the light flickers. You have until it reaches you to solve a little puzzle which isn't difficult but the enormity of stress that I felt made it so bad. If you fail to solve it in time the scene changes to you being defibrilatored in hospital and you have to try again.

When I first loaded into the game the first thing I noticed which was different were the controls; you can look in for directions all around you as well as above and below each direction. You also swivel to change view rather than blocking from one frame to another. This immediately changes the way you feel about looking another way; it takes time, which builds suspense and, in my case, dread. It slows the game down considerably, especially when you find you went the wrong way or are not sure where to head next. This makes it frustrating as well. It is also hard to follow. Without the walkthrough I would have given up way earlier.

Another irritation is that you can't actually explore that much of the hotel; the number of rooms available to look in is very limited which is kindof annoying for me since I really enjoyed the freedom to enter every room in the hotel in the first game. However, since the parts of the hotel you can see are so terrifying I'm ok with not seeing more of it. I'd have just preferred a game based on mystery rather than shock and horror, like the first ones.

It wasn't all bad though; there are some scenes which transport you back in time where you have to solve some puzzles to free someone's soul. These are very nice; mainly because they remove you from the horrible deformed hotel you arrived in, and the puzzles are quite nice, although irritatingly repetitive if you get them wrong the first time. Overall however I'm going to uninstall this and pretend it never happened and hope the nightmares go away...
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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