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Redemption Cemetery: The Island of the Lost - Review

Time and time again, ERS Game Studios made the decision to dig up this long-running HOPA series from its grave. In this sixth game, your plane crashed onto an island roamed with lost souls. And just like in the previous five games, your job is to rest these lost souls in peace by travelling through different portals and fix the past.


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Name: Redemption Cemetery: The Island of the Lost Collector's Edition
Release Date: 06 March 2015
Developer: ERS Game Studios

This concept of helping the lost souls and fixing the past would have been very interesting if it was done several years ago; but definitely not after we have seen this concept used thousands of times both by this very developer and some other franchises. This is why we did not find The Island of the Lost to be very thrilling, neither the storyline nor its slightly creepy settings was enough to excite us.

Nonetheless, we still quite enjoyed the work the art team has done. The atmosphere is pretty dark in this game, which is perfect for a game with such dreadful theme. The graphics are professionally done and the visual effects are satisfying, although most of the locations are not especially unique in any way. The soundtracks are appropriately scary, while the voice overs have nothing wrong with them.

The Island of the Lost is certainly a game for beginners; regarding its uncreative gameplay and the lack of challenges. The majority of the adventure part of the game involves you walking here and there, and completing some tiresome tasks. Like in other installments, there is a useful raven helper provided - yet again, nothing worth writing home about. Even the hidden object scenes and the puzzles do not offer enough innovation to actually stand out.

We were kind of glad when The Island of the Lost came to an end after around 4 hours of sitting and yawning. Luckily, the Collector's Edition is packed with delightful extras to at least level up the value of the game.

Apart from some pleasant visuals and heavy extras, the rest of the game is boring and uninteresting. Unless ERS-G is able to come up with anything really unique or intriguing to put in the future installment, we hope that The Island of the Lost would be the conclusion of the tedious Redemption Cemetery series.

Graphics: 4/5 Stars
Sound: 4/5 Stars
Story: 3/5 Stars
Originality: 2.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 2/5 Stars
Extras: 4.5/5 Stars


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