Lost Horizon (PC DVD)
- Deep and involving storyline with many twists and turns.
- Experience exotic locations as you travel the globe.
- Tons of puzzles and mysteries to be solved.
- Handcrafted visuals create a unique masterpiece.
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- Media: DVD-ROM
1936: Nazis are searching the world for occult weapons to support them in their mad plans of conquest.
When Fenton, a former British soldier and luckless smuggler, is asked to go on a quest for a lost expedition in Tibet, he has no idea that this search will take him across three different continents to a secret that could overturn the world.
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Top Customer Reviews
Lost Horizon is your classic 3rd person point & click adventure game. Story + puzzles + inventory items = progress, yet LH is head & shoulders above allot of adventure games of this type that i have played over the past 7 years or so, and hopefully my review will reveal why. Set during the 1930's around a time where the Nazi's are searching for mythical weapons/objects to help them crush their enemies, you see where this is getting like Indiana Jones, yes ? well thats part of it anyway.
LH story starts off somewhere in Tibet around 1936, in a Monestery, where some British soliders(unkown to them) & the protectors of an unkown weapon, kept secret for so long, are under attack from Nazi forces, to gain control of this weapon & use it to crush their enemies. However things dont go quite to plan for the Countess, a German scientist in charge of gathering these mytical objects, as our games hero has something to say about that, his name...Fenton Paddock. Visualy Fenton looks almost identical to the iconic Indiana Jones character, minus the Fedora hat & whip of course, plus he is an ex-british solider. Kind of like the british version of Broken Swords lead Broken Sword: Trilogy (PC DVD), Geroge Stobbart, witty, cocky & yet a more charming character, along the lines of say 007's James Bond. Fenton, dismissed from the army years ago due to a tragic set of events, is now a smuggler(Hans solo type) who has found himself in toruble with the Hong Kong triads due to his new line of work. and after a lucky escape, is asked by his old commanding officer to go on the search for Fenton's best old friend, Richard.Read more ›
Graphically, Lost Horizon doesn't break any boundaries but it's pleasant to look at, and on the whole, the voice acting is performed well.
I would recommend this to fans of the point and click adventure genre. I also found that it took elements from the Indiana Jones movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark in particular) and the story/some scenes were reminiscent of the old Sierra/Dynamix game 'Heart of China.' Worth a look!
I have been playing point + click adventure games since the first Monkey Island, and Simon The Sorcerer, and Lost Horizon is without a doubt one of the best I've played. Like most other reviewers, if I have to choose a downside, it would be that it is just a tad too easy, but then this does allow the game to move along at a swift pace, akin to a film of the genre.
Broken Sword is one of my all time favourites, not least because of George Stobbarts fantastic characterisation. Some adventure games tend to have a hero or heroine that is lacking in personality, and this can prevent you from becoming completely immersed in the story. I've got to say that I enjoyed playing as Fenton paddock (the hero in Lost Horizon), and there is more than a nod to Indiana Jones (at one point, he is surveying the scene from a window, and says "Nazis....I hate these guys". Fenton Paddock is humerous, the voice-acting is really good, and one of the most important points of all - HE DOES NOT HAVE TO INGAGE IN INNANE BORING CONVERSATION TO ADVANCE IN THE STORY. Sure, there is character interaction, but NOT A WORD IS WASTED in the exchanges, I actually enjoyed the chat. Even with Broken Sword, sometimes I just felt I DON'T CARE ABOUT ALL THIS CRAP THE CHARACTER IS TALKING ABOUT, HARPING ON ABOUT STUFF IN THEIR LIVES THAT HAVE LITTLE OR NO RELEVANCE TO THE PLOT.
TAKE HEED ADVENTURE GAME MAKERS! This is how you keep character interaction interesting, and not over-long. You even get to choose your answer sometimes, which is a nice touch, and it can certainly can change the way you complete a puzzle. This is really only evident earlier on in the game though.Read more ›
haven't played a good adventure in some time now,
well, this one delivers,
it has everything I expect from a good adventure game,
nice story, good atmosphere and nice gfx,
totally recommended to everyone who likes adventures!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The most annoying things are the silly characters. Otherwise it could have been a reasonably good game. Buy it if you need to kill a few hours.Published on 13 Jan. 2014 by K. Ãrsell
I'm playing Lost Horizon right now; I'm on Chapter 5, but I simply can't wait til the end before writing my review. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2012 by silverwing
Swap a few names here and there and Lost Horizon could very well be an Indiana Jones adventure game - we have the crafty adventurer, the spunky love interest, the Nazis, and a... Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2012 by Amazon Customer
Ok i loved this, its the best of the genre in a VERY long time. I particularly loved the time switchy thing at the end, and if they make a sequel the whole game should go that... Read morePublished on 27 July 2011 by M. Notman
This game, in my opinion was a great game. It was easy to move around in it as well as the plot kept me on the edge on my seat. Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2011 by G. Hodson
If you haven't played this game, you're seriously missing out! I have been waiting for one like this for a long time, and while it takes a pop and Indiana et al (including a... Read morePublished on 23 May 2011 by Anna of Owlcats
Played on Windows 7. Everything installed and played fine, which was a blessing, as so many games don't (my beloved Myst series, for example - can't play them on Vista or... Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2011 by J. Farrer
got this for my dad and iv seen him playing it,the graphics are brilliant and the stroyline is good and funny at points,reminds me alot of broken sword so all good.Published on 14 Mar. 2011 by amyesmith