The Forgotten City

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews
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84 / 100
Jul 29, 2021

An intriguing mystery adventure with outstanding writing and performances.

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2021

The Forgotten City does a fabulous job exploring interesting moral quandaries through excellently written dialogue and characters.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Aug 6, 2021

A cleverly constructed narrative adventure that explores serious issues of morality without ever being preachy, and still allowing for an intricately designed, non-linear gaming experience.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2021

One of the better choice-driven games in recent memory that makes you feel like you have ownership over your actions and the narrative flow

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Unscored
Aug 27, 2021

This is all bolstered by strong art direction and technical design. Although the soundtrack and some instances of stiff character animation remind me that this was once a Skyrim mod, environments are nicely detailed, strikingly lit, and filled with era-appropriate pieces of clutter. If you want, you can even discuss the intricacies of Roman architecture with one of the NPCs and then observe those same intricacies throughout the city. The attention to historical accuracy is enthralling. I learned several things about real-life history during my playthrough, and not all were Roman-centric.

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9 / 10
Aug 17, 2021

The Forgotten City is a deeply satisfying puzzle adventure that will have you questioning what it means to sin.

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IGN Italy
Stefano Castagnola

Top Critic

8.4 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2021

The Forgotten City may not be an entirely new game, being an adaptation of one of the most renowned Skyrim mods, but it's still a very intriguing narrative adventure that can entice players with its writing and original story premise.

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90 / 100
Jul 27, 2021

A masterclass in narrative driven storytelling. Every character is important and every choice could lead to your doom. Play it and see if you can solve the mystery for yourself!

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Aug 9, 2021

A time-loop murder mystery set in ancient Rome is enlivened by excellent acting, dialogue, and good old-fashioned skulduggery

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Jul 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.

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