Paradise Lost Reviews

Paradise Lost is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
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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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
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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Unscored
Apr 22, 2021

Paradise Lost is a simple and short game, strengthened by a hauntingly beautiful environment, and weakened by its underdeveloped story. Despite the atrocious animation and movement speed, I enjoyed my time with the game. It would have benefited from a cleaner story, additional bug testing, and the trimming of some game mechanics, but it bodes well for the developers behind the game. Environmental design is crucial to walking simulators, and they clearly know how to create a fascinating environment. I look forward to playing their future games.

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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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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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64 / 100
Mar 30, 2021

While the bunker in Paradise Lost is interesting to explore at first, it is not packed with enough narrative content to match its ostentatious surrounds. This brief walking adventure quickly becomes frustrating as you wait for the mostly unsatisfying story to reveal itself.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2021

Paradise Lost is a story worth exploring once, the alternative ending targeting those who were roped in by the story and the character development of Szymon. Sadly, there won't be too many, because despite the strong start, the magic fades and ultimately Paradise Lost proves to be a walking simulator that could have been very interesting in theory, but actually it is just conventional and flat.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2021

Abandoned Nazi bunker could be big surprise, but result is not very convincing.

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65 / 100
Mar 24, 2021

Paradise Lost tries to be something big, but in reality it fails to deliver everything it promises, in addition to the various bugs found. Although a whole universe was created for its arrival, the preparations proved to be better than the game itself.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2021

Set in a macabre alternative universe, Paradise Lost creates a captivating world that begs to be explored and uncovered. Every moment of the game will keep players hooked to the screen, desperate to find out more. It goes to some dark places, but as long as you’ve got the stomach for it, this is a game that will stick with you long after you’ve seen the credits roll.

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Mar 31, 2021

If you're in the mood for a tense first-person narrative, turn the lights down and play Paradise Lost; it's a true atmospheric gem.

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Apr 12, 2022

Paradise Lost is an adventure game following the life of a twelve-year-old boy experiencing the aftermath of World War II in Nazi Germany. Is this experience one worth going on? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2021

PolyAmorous took a risk and it paid off. With a fresh story and an unorthodox setting, a lot could have gone wrong. And save for a few technical mechanics, it went fairly smoothly. Paradise Lost is a great narrative and a great concept, it just has to work on the “game” part of the game.

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Mar 28, 2021

Paradise Lost tells an interesting tale in a beautiful and captivating setting. If you can get past the incredibly slow movement, there is plenty to enjoy here. Just don't expect much gameplay.

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