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The Forgotten City

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89%

Total Reviews: 57
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: The Forgotten City is a consistently engaging mystery and masterclass in narrative driven storytelling.
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Critic Reviews: 57
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 57

The Forgotten City is a consistently engaging mystery and masterclass in narrative driven storytelling.

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Critic Reviews for The Forgotten City

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High Score - 100/100
100%
Average Score - 84/100
84%
Low Score - 60/100
60%

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42% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

90/100
Adam Moreno (GamingTrend)

This was truly one of the most engaging narrative games I’ve played in a long time. From the unique characters to the exciting “action” scenes, I couldn’t put the controller down. At the price of the game, it’s well worth picking it up.

July 27, 2021 |

The Forgotten City is a fantastic entry in the oft-forgotten mystery-adventure genre, but a handful of flaws slightly detract from the experience.

July 27, 2021 |
4/5 stars
Zachary Boddy (Windows Central)
8.5/10
John-Paul Jones (PlayStation Universe)

Utterly absorbing and rarely anything less than completely fascinating, The Forgotten City is an intoxicating microcosm of Ancient Roman society embedded in a dialogue heavy adventure and wrapped around one of the most smartly designed mysteries and sleuthing yarns to come along in a good long while. Occasional technical creakiness and issues aside, it’s a deeply pleasant irony that The Forgotten City will remain long in your memory after the credits have completed their roll the first, second, third and fourth time.

July 27, 2021 |

Adam Moreno (GamingTrend)

90/100 - (Read Review)

This was truly one of the most engaging narrative games I’ve played in a long time. From the unique characters to the exciting “action” scenes, I couldn’t put the controller down. At the price of the game, it’s well worth picking it up.

Zachary Boddy (Windows Central)

4/5 stars - (Read Review)

The Forgotten City is a fantastic entry in the oft-forgotten mystery-adventure genre, but a handful of flaws slightly detract from the experience.

John-Paul Jones (PlayStation Universe)

8.5/10 - (Read Review)

Utterly absorbing and rarely anything less than completely fascinating, The Forgotten City is an intoxicating microcosm of Ancient Roman society embedded in a dialogue heavy adventure and wrapped around one of the most smartly designed mysteries and sleuthing yarns to come along in a good long while. Occasional technical creakiness and issues aside, it’s a deeply pleasant irony that The Forgotten City will remain long in your memory after the credits have completed their roll the first, second, third and fourth time.

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Game Description / Storyline:

The Forgotten City is a time travel murder mystery set in a mythological city. Deep underground in an ancient Roman city, twenty-six trapped explorers lay dead because one of them broke a mysterious law. Within, a portal leads back into the past, allowing you to change their fate – or witness their deaths in a time loop for eternity. Fortunately, hope remains. The Forgotten City offers incredible freedom, inviting you to manipulate the timeline, Groundhog Day-style, so events play out differently. By talking with diverse characters, making tough choices in moral dilemmas, and thinking laterally, you can unlock vastly different endings. The Forgotten City is a game about the human condition, for adults who enjoy figuring things out for themselves.

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