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Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

39%

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Based on 37 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCSep 1, 2021
Xbox OneSep 1, 2021
Xbox Series X/SSep 1, 2021
Nintendo SwitchSep 1, 2021

Developer: Gamious

Publisher: Whitethorn Digital

Genre: Adventure

It's September 1, 1986. You take on the role of forty-something Meredith Weiss, who returns from the big city to her quiet hometown. She exchanges her busy career at a software company to fill in for her dad, the local mail carrier. During her two-week stay in beautiful Providence Oaks, Oregon, she runs into a few familiar faces as well as plenty of new folk. As Meredith, you get to decide who to talk to, who to befriend and perhaps even start a romantic relationship with. Whatever happens, at the end of her stint she'll have to make up her mind: return to her demanding job in the big city, or stay in the town she grew up in? PLAY LAKE AND… Escape to a beautiful, rustic environment without cellphones and the Internet. Drive around the lake in your dad's trusty mail truck, or let the auto-pilot do the work. Talk to a range of engaging characters, each with their own personalities and quirks. Choose after-work activities: hang out with your friends, help out your neighbours or stay home and read a book. Experience two weeks of branching story that doesn't shy away from slice-of-life themes. Determine your own story: there are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers or endings, simply what you want to happen.

Lake Critic Reviews

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A gentle adventure, imbued with a sense of place and purpose.

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Personal grievances aside, I think Lake succeeds in its aims, and that’s the important thing. It set out to be a slice of small-town life, and that’s what it is. I think there’s a rather narrow audience for that kind of thing, but it will be perfect for those who know what they’re getting into. If you think you’d be into a narrative about escaping the city life, then here it is. The writing is solid, the production values are decent for its asking price, so it’s worthwhile to check out of that’s your thing. As for me, I’m just eager to get back to the city.

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A charming journey into the American countryside. It's not the most original gaming experience and there are a few bugs that still needs solving, but thanks to its rich atmosphere and interesting characters Lake still manages to provide half a dozen hours of good entertainment.

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This peaceful circuit is perfect for the kind of person who tries to observe traffic laws when playing Grand Theft Auto

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