Lost Orbit

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2015

Lost Orbit features an endearing story that is wrapped in a wonderful package with great attention to detail. However, even at 40 levels, the game is over too soon and the wonky controls can be problematic for a genre that requires lighting fast timing. It's a good game that tells a narrative that will stick in my heart long after I've forgotten about the gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
May 20, 2015

When we first launched Lost Orbit, we didn't expect to be treated to such a mesmerising experience. The game's lack of attacking options forced us to think differently about our approach and in turn, made us fear every obstacle in our path. When the engrossing gameplay is combined with the beautiful visuals and satisfying soundtrack, you get a game that delivers in every single way. While we did suffer from some problems with the controls in the first few levels and the upgrade tree is on the short side, these problems aren't enough to take away from the fantastic experience of playing Lost Orbit.

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8 / 10.0
May 19, 2015

A simple, yet eminently playable dodge em' up vertical scroller, Lost Orbit will suck players in with its tight controls and wonderfully constructed story.

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6 / 10
May 19, 2015

Its story of unlikely friendship isn't up to par with The Fox and the Hound, just as its attempt at black humour never hits Harold and Maude, but Lost Orbit knows how to give one hell of an adrenaline rush. Speed runners, risk takers, and thrill seekers will all be sorely disappointed to miss out here – but everyone else can pass.

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7.6 / 10.0
May 14, 2015

Cool concept and well executed, Lost Orbit is worth your attention.

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8 / 10.0
May 13, 2015

The constant need to speed up, turn, avoid, or utilize level features at break neck speeds all conspire to make your moves instinctual. It's possible to get "in the zone," with this game, where you hit that Zen state where your hands know what to do faster than your brain does.

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7.3 / 10.0
May 12, 2015

If you're in the market for an arcade-style survival game with an intriguing narrative then you'll enjoy your time with Lost Orbit.

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9 / 10
May 12, 2015

I found my time with Lost Orbit to be enjoyable, and I wish there was more to it outside of the three hour campaign and time trial mode. The fact that I want more speaks highly of Lost Orbit and how it managed to hold my attention all the way through. The levels are well crafted, the voice acting well done, and the environmental art looks fantastic. There's also an enticing level of challenge, especially if you go for the platinum medals or look to climb the world leaderboards. If you like dodge 'em ups then this is one of the best available, and if you're new to the genre it's a great starting point.

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8 / 10.0
May 11, 2015

All in all, Lost Orbit is a winner. At about two to three hours to get through its campaign, it doesn't overstay its welcome, but it can definitely last longer for those who want to go for all the platinum medals. It is only ever as easy or as hard as the player wants it to be, and it does that through smart design rather than by artificial difficulty tweaks. Boiled down to its essence it's a game about dodging obstacles, which isn't exactly an amazing concept. But it takes that concept and runs with it, doing its dodging thing well.

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80 / 100
May 11, 2015

Lost Orbit is fast-paced, adrenaline-filled fun with a story that, while entertaining, feels like an odd pairing to its gameplay.

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