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Lost Eden

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
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DOS
71
3.8
Macintosh
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4.3
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Description

Lost Eden is an adventure game set on an eerie planet populated with dinosaurs.

Your civilisation is menaced. Armies of Tyranns, led by Moorkus Rex, are gathering around your kingdom. Soon they will swarm in, destroy everything and kill your people. However, there is a single hope. There are legends telling that several hundreds of years ago, men and dinosaurs cooperated to build 5 mighty Citadels that were almost invulnerable to the Tyranns. Today, all the Citadels but one have been destroyed.

You play as Adam of Mo, you must rediscover the secret of uniting men and dinosaurs, rebuild the Citadels, and finally defeat Morkus Rex and his armies.

Lost Eden is a first-person adventure that utilizes Myst-style navigation through pre-rendered backgrounds that represent locations. However, the gameplay is less heavy on environment-manipulating puzzle-solving than Myst, having more in common with traditional adventure games with their inventory-based puzzles.

Screenshots

Lost Eden DOS Opening screen
Lost Eden DOS Queen joins your party
Lost Eden DOS The entire world map
Lost Eden DOS The enbalmers give you three objects of power to fight the Tyrann.

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The Press Says

High Score DOS Jul, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Mar, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer DOS Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
neXGam CD-i Dec 27, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Dec, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1995 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 3.5 out of 5 70
Power Play DOS May, 1995 44 out of 100 44
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1995 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Dialogue

Author James Follett rewrote the dialogue to fit existing lip-sync but was never credited for the work.

Soundtrack

A soundtrack of Lost Eden was released in 1997 by Shooting Star. Besides the music, the CD also contains an interview with composer Stephane Picq and a making-of feature.

Tracklist:
  1. Citadel of Knowledge
  2. Thaa's Secret
  3. The Quest
  4. Lost Eden Theme
  5. Amazonia
  6. Brontosaurus
  7. Aquasaurus
  8. Castra's Harmonic Song
  9. The Magnificents
  10. Velociraptor Ride
  11. Mother of Energy
  12. Undead Soul
  13. Elemental
The total playtime is about 50 minutes.

Information also contributed by karttu

Related Web Sites

  • Wikipedia (Information page about Lost Eden)
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