Lust From Beyond

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

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65 / 100
Mar 9, 2021

A disturbing game, based on the works of HP Lovecraft, with interesting gameplay mechanics and artistic influences, but somme technical issues. We like the use of explicit elements in order to make the player uncomfortable.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2021

Lust from Beyond is a more-than-average first person adventure dealing with difficult topics, such as psychiatric diseases, sexuality and the very idea of a cult based exclusively on physical pleasure. It does so by building an almost convincing narrative structure, without skimping on the crude representation of sex and violence, managing to maintain a difficult balance with all the other components of the game. The technical quality, however, is fluctuating, with 3D models that seem to come out of some game 20 years ago, animations at the limit of decency and sudden "coughs" of the script.

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69 / 100
Mar 15, 2021

Lust From Beyond is a difficult title to review. On one hand, there are a variety of technical issues and design limitations, likely due to budget constraints, that make the game look dated. However, there is a nice variety of content and areas throughout the game and the story is deep and robust. The game is linear, but there are moments when it doesn’t feel linear – and there are some choices you can make that do impact certain outcomes. It’s rare that a game can create an adventure, filled with sex and nudity, without it feeling like it’s just about the sex and nudity.

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6.9 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2021

But looking past those things, and into the vale reveals a game bucking trends and showcasing what's truly capable in our medium. A bigger budget, more player-agency and a more expansive world are all that's holding this back from being groundbreaking. And a lot of learnings will be taken from this latest outing.

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3.4 / 5.0
Mar 28, 2021

Taking inspiration from Lovecraft, Giger and Beksinski, Lust from Beyond lures you in with hints of erotic exploration... mixed with psychological horror.

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4.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2021

Since its first appearance on Kickstarter, Lust from Beyond drew the attention of horror fans with bold sexual themes. The trailers, which left little room for imagination—lecherous bodies, ready to offer themselves with screams of pleasure—gave the impression of a simple desire of hype. Now, let's find out if Movie Games met the expectations of its donors.

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6 / 10
Mar 15, 2021

"I'd definitely come back to check on a sequel but it would be out of wary curiosity, not excitement. Still, I think a lot more can be done in this space and hope to see the Lust franchise continue to flourish and evolve something special come from it in the future."

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6.9 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2021

Lust from Beyond is a different kind of survival horror, but is held back by a bad IA and simplistic level design.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2021

Sex, blood and brutality - without reiable story and reasons.

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Athanasios

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 13, 2021

As bold, or unique the horror-meets-sex concept might be, the execution here is far from excellent… or great, or very good, to be honest. Lust from Beyond is a decent adventure, for sure, with a neat dose of Lovecraft in it as well. While it has its moments, it isn't really very effecting at being scary of discomforting, with the gameplay certainly being the least enjoyable aspect of it all. It's easy to find a lot worse in the realm of indie horror games, so if a big fan of the genre, do try it out if you get the chance to find it really cheap, just don't expect something that will stay with you for long.

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