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 (89 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 21, 2010
Popular user-defined tags for this product:

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Dark Fall: Lost Souls

WEEK LONG DEAL! Offer ends October 6

-75%
$12.99
$3.24
 

Reviews

“... 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
53 of 85 people (62%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 3
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 21
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 21
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Excellent and challenging old school adventure game. Though the sound effects and the vocals are not very good, the atmosphere is rather creepy. The gameplay is very simple: point and click in order to use items, solve riddles or do some chatting with ghosts. The riddles are not very easy and sometimes you might need a little help. To sum up i'd say that iits a great value for money, and a must for all the fans of horror adventure games.
Posted: April 6
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
56.2 hrs on record
I played Dark Fall: Lost Souls for about 4 hours, although letting it open while I was AFK caused Steam to think I had about 56 hours of gameplay. I absolutely love horror graphic adventures and I can objectively say this game is terrible.

The gameplay is very tedious, walking and turning around are slow actions, and you get stuck in the game without any signs of what you should do next very often, which wouldn't be so bad if it didn't take you years to go from point A to point B and explore it. Textures and animations lack details and make the game look older than it really is. The overall atmosphere is pretty good, but in the end the only really scary parts are just cheap scare jumps (really cheap, literally just an image appearing and the music going loud for a second).

The story reuses a lot of elements from Dark Fall: The Journal, and it's not bad, although the endings are incredibly disappointing (there are two, they only depend on a line in the final dialogue).

The worst thing about this game is the voice acting. It is AWFUL, most of the time lacking emotion or, on the contrary, sounding too forced. It kind of reminded me to the voice acting in Resident Evil 1, but I would choose RE1's any time.

I bought this game 75% off and I would undo it. I wouldn't even try it if it was free. Really, it is THAT bad.
Posted: April 14
Was this review helpful? Yes No
27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 3, 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes No