Paradise Lost

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews
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52 / 100
Apr 13, 2021

The pace of the game is slow, there isn’t a whole lot of depth to be found anywhere in Paradise Lost, and it’s not without its frame rate drops and bugs either. Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly some diamonds to be found in the rough here, but they’re few and far between. What Paradise Lost does deliver on is a minimally interactive experience as more of a walking simulator than an alternate history first-player adventure game. And it does look and sound exactly as you’d expect if you were to find yourself as a 12-year-old boy, trapped in a desolate Nazi bunker. Overall there’s just a lot of potential left untapped and that’s really its biggest problem.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2021

Paradise Lost is a slow-paced adventure where you have to watch and listen carefully most of the time instead of actually playing it. Whether that's good or bad depends on what you seek in a game.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2021

Paradise Lost fails to take full advantage of its gripping premise and the haunting atmosphere of its setting.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2021

Paradise Lost doesn’t have any gameplay systems to keep players engaged and loses some of its potential because of it, but it does use its space well for its storytelling. It creates an otherworldly setting designed to simultaneously wow and disgust players as they make their way through gorgeous, yet heinous structures designed for evil. The stories within these structures are elegantly told for the most part as they reflect and strengthen each other along the way. Shooting Nazis in the face is almost always a blast, but Paradise Lost doesn’t resort to violence to make its point. Instead, it explores these horrors and wraps that inhumanity around the tragedy of a grief-stricken orphan, a rarity in the medium that demonstrates that how gaming can portray such evil needing to shoot at it first.

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60 / 100
Mar 24, 2021

Although the setting is really attractive, the ups and downs on the story and gameplay fronts makes Paradise Lost an experience as enjoyable as forgettable.

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6.9 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2021

An ambitious walking simulator, but with a short breath. The narrative premises are excellent and the setting is very suggestive; the game, however, is unable to stand out for the strength of the themes faced or the introspective depth of the protagonists. Brave, but too unripe.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2021

While Paradise Lost has everything to be a great game, it ends up being just good. Its background story is strong and intriguing, but you can't feel it that much in the game. Locations and objects are well crafted, but invisible walls keep you from feeling them as if they were real and alive. Everything is in his place, but by the end nothing leaves you wanting more. This four-hour adventure is worth playing, but it won't change your life.

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7 / 10
Apr 9, 2021

A cerebrally enjoyable journey for those that fall in a specific history and story-loving niche, Paradise Lost is otherwise barebones in mechanics and gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2021

Paradise Lost may bring nothing new on the gameplay front, but its excellent atmosphere and heartbreaking story make it essential for fans of the narrative adventure genre.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2021

Paradise Lost takes place in a compelling setting and has a lot of beautiful locations to explore. But sadly it never feels like more than a sightseeing tour at a painfully slow pace with a story you’ve probably seen before.

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