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The Shrouded Isle

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

50%

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Based on 14 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 4, 2017

Developers: Kitfox Games, Jongwoo Kim, Erica Lahaie, FX Bilodeau, Tanya Short

Genre: Interactive Story

As the high priest, uncover and purge heretics to prepare for the awakening of your beloved god beneath the waves.

Villagers with secret, randomly assigned virtues and vices create a different strategy every time.

Manage your resources without angering your allies.

Carefully choose who to serve as your advisors, as one of them must be your sacrifice at season’s end.

Watch your advisors carefully to deduce their possible virtues and vices.

Rename villagers at whim, and thereby sacrifice simulacrums of your friends, family, or followers.

Search out the true heretics with unforgivable sins, to quiet the voices in your dreams.

Can you survive all three years, and meet your Lord’s expectations of purity?

Find all six cinematic endings.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

A winningly nasty turn-based cult sim with beautiful monochrome art and surgical orchestral audio.

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GamesBeat

60 / 100
GamesBeat

It's a stylish game centered around an interesting moral dilemma. However, there just isn't enough world-building to hammer the point home.

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DualShockers

7.5 / 10.0
Chris Compendio

The Shrouded Isle did not feel like a game for beginners to the genre. The premise, the world-building, and sound all made the game into a wonderful sensory experience. But for some time, it also felt like a beast to wrestle with, and an experience that felt more Sisyphean than Lovecraftian. Perhaps that’s just on me to “git gud” in managing my damn cult.

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Pure Nintendo

Jennifer Sheffield
8 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

“The Shrouded Isle” keeps its grit through replay-ability, due to its random regeneration of NPC sinners, requests from the mighty Chernobog, and random events threatening the cult from the inside-out.

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