About The Game
In psychological survival adventure Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real.
Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut is a new kind of adventure where you choose how to survive. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or take down everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or self-medicate to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness. Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.
This extended edition of Jasper Byrne's horror experience expands Lone Survivor's deep story with hundreds of tiny new details, more locations, additional dialogue, further side quests, extra craftable items, and even two completely new endings.
Lone survivor has be applauded many times by critics, players and websites across the world.
Not everyone will like it of course there will always be some that don't like a game for whatever reason no game will ever receive love from all.
They'll undoubtedly be a website out there somewhere stating how much they hate this game and despised every moment spent playing it.
I haven't seen any such website (but then I haven't looked for one either)
So with that in mind.
I not only dislike this game I passionately hate this game!
It's not the first game I've ever played and really disliked, but I would choose almost any other game regardless how bad it is than have to ever play Lone Survivor again in my life!
A question I'm still asking myself even now
Lone Survivor is a survival horror game (quite fitting as I had to survive the horror of playing it) it's a genre I quite like.
You start the game as a guy (*you* he has no other name) who's apparently the only survivor in a town ravaged by something (I'm not entirely sure if they're aliens or zombies)
He's a real whiner who always moans he's tired or hungry.
You can ignore these comments if you so desire (he'll keep making them either way)
There is a reason for these demands however and the ending you'll get will depend on his sanity at the end of the game.
You can also play the game in various ways too such as avoiding all enemies via hiding and sneaking or find some bullets load the gun and shoot everything in sight.
You can also choose to use your flash light to lighten the way ahead a little (but draw attention from unwanted sources) or go it alone in the dark.
The game will have your character and perhaps yourself question what's real and what isn't.
You'll also come across a variety of items that could be helpful along the way if you can find the locations to use them.
Get use to it, he never stops complaining
The map is badly designed (Not just a complaint from a non fan this is common consensus)
The game is also laid out in such a way your largely just left to roam around with little hint or inclination as to where your actually supposed to be going or what your suppose to do.
I don't have such an issue with that personally I'm not a fan of hand holding games but it certainly won't appeal to everyone.
The graphical style will appeal to some and completely put off others before anyone even thinks about trying the game.
I'm not a graphics guy (I've said that many times and I still play lots of retro games) but I found the whole game unappealing to look at and at times a pixelated mess
No, He never ever stops!
Apparently most survival horror fans will get a few hours of enjoyment from the game.
Multiple endings that are directly linked to the choices you make.
Multiple ways of playing the game.
Now I've reviewed it I never have to play it again!
On a positive note there is a man with a box on his head and you clearly aren't the sole survivor!
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
The map is badly designed.
Graphics will inevitably put some off.
Almost no in game guidance at all.
I'd like to answer that by saying almost absolutely everything!
Even if that does sound harsh!
Curve Studios are doing a very good Job of bringing Indie games to home consoles.
In Thomas Was Alone they introduced me to the current highest scoring review on this site.
Lone survivor is a perfect example of where not having a scoring system works best.
I hate this game and the number would have reflected that I found very few redeemable qualities.
It functions and it doesn't suffer from game breaking issues.
Reviews and scores are just the personal opinions of those writing them.
For me there is almost no other game I'd pick this over but I don't doubt many others would love the experience.
A review copy of the game was provided by Curve Digital games and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.