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Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul (Windows)

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Description

There is trouble in the land of Gipath. Legends tell of the Chosen One that will come and save its inhabitants. However, they didn't think he'd appear as a mere boy with blond hair and grey pantaloons... This boy, whose name is Zak, finds himself dazed and confused in a middle of some ruins. Without any idea who or where he is, he must travel between three islands in search of his identity, with plenty of tasks to accomplish.

Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul is a fantasy role-playing game with real-time combat and stealth elements. The player-controlled party can support up to three people, which are for the most part fixed for scripting reasons. The gameplay focuses on outwitting the enemies by crawling or sneaking to backstab and surprise them, or pickpocketing a valuable item from an unsuspecting victim. Magic is also prominently featured, as many of the enemies are best met with a fire bolt or a lightning strike at long range. The gallery of enemies varies from orcs, wizards and skeletons to mighty dragons, lizards and cyclops.

This game also features blueprints which allow players to create their own armor, weapons and other accessories, provided they possess the required materials. There are several types of materials with various characteristics. The player is responsible for equipping every character in the party with items gained from travels and combat.

Screenshots

Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul Windows And Having Lots Of Fun... Encounters
Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul Windows Oops, something evil has awoken in the mountains...
Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul Windows The world map
Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul Windows Agh!! Ambushed!

Alternate Titles

  • "Проклятые земли" -- Russian spelling
  • "Proklyatie zemly" -- Russian title
  • "Evil Islands: Klątwa Zagubionej Duszy" -- Polish title
  • "Evil Islands: A Maldição da Alma Perdida" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

A rather pretty but very challenging game ahead of its time, packaging a great crafting system Cavalary (5193) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A hidden RP"Gem"! Kic'N (4242) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Apr 13, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameLand Sep, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla May 31, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Mar, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
LKI.ru Oct, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Game Over Online May 23, 2001 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Apr 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 23, 2003 14 out of 20 70
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 69 out of 100 69
Game Informer Magazine May, 2001 5.25 out of 10 52

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Trivia

Rage of Mages

This game could have been called "Rage of Mages 3". In gameplay principles, its a direct continuation of the developers' strategic role-playing series, Rage of Mages, moving to a 3D engine.

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Kartanym (10779) added Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul (Windows) on May 15, 2001