Sanity system keeps the game interesting.
Great puzzles that require a lot of thinking.
Scarcity of supplies increases the tension in the game.
Pervasively creepy tone.
Fantastic sound design and music.
Multiple endings and branching pathways.
Oppressive 2D visuals draw you in.
Involving storyline and deep characterization.
Powerful music and sound design.
Psychological horror gets under your skin.
An amazing story arc from end to end.
Clunky menu system sometimes makes you want to tear your hair out.
Map may be confusing for some players.
No pause menu for quick key reference ends.
Confusing mapping system.
Terrible chase sequences.
Trial-and-error may frustrate.
Map is unnecessarily difficult to navigate.
Lack of direction can lead to occasional dead ends.
By New Game Network on July 24, 2012
Once you get used to the confusing map and some annoying mechanics, Lone Survivor proves an intense and intriguing experience for its duration of a few...74
By TechCentral on June 19, 2012
Lone Survivor is a particularly good experience and shows that you do not need amazing graphics to produce a great game. The 8-bit art style is used surprisingly well and there are moments where I jumped at the appearance of a boss. The soundscape...-
By eTeknix on May 05, 2012
I stumbled across this game late at night on Steam, mostly out of not having any time at all to play some of my larger retail games, its been a busy few weeks and I wanted something I could enjoy in a couple of hours or when ever I'm taking a break...-
By GameSpot on May 03, 2012
Eric Neigher dives deep into the psyche of this indie survival horror game, Lone Survivor....85
By IGN Gear on April 20, 2012
Regardless of how you approach it, Lone Survivor is one of those games that remain on your mind long after you've finished it. Even if you don't share my predilection for nightmares, you'll find that Lone Survivor's masterful dedication...85
By PC Gamer on April 20, 2012
A smart, unembellished survival horror adventure which rewards patience and inspires...79
By VideoGamer on April 16, 2012
Lone Survivor ReviewWhen it comes to indie games, there's one word that always makes me cringe, and that word is interesting. Interesting is usually used as a substitute for fun or excitement, justification for ploughing through a sophistic art...90
By GameSpy on April 06, 2012
When I reached the end of Lone Survivor, my playtime very clearly read 4:26. Four hours and 26 minutes. For a moment, I thought I'd taken on the defining characteristic of my delirious mask-wearing avatar; I thought I'd gone mad. But then I...90
By Destructoid on April 02, 2012
Jasper Byrne has made a name for himself with some incredibly clever indie titles in the past, including the brilliant Soul Brother and the famous Silent Hill demake, Soundless Mountain. His latest release, Lone Survivor, is his most ambitious title...90
By Gameswelt.de on April 18, 2012
Hinter der vermeintlich altbackenen 2-D-Fassade steckt eines der atmosphärischsten Spiele der jüngsten Vergangenheit....88