Lost Patrol

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Atari ST
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You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong guerillas force your helicopter to crash land in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It's now your responsibility to lead the remaining survivors to the nearest U.S. base, evading or facing an elusive and dangerous enemy on his own grounds.

Most of the time, you'll see a map of the country on the screen and navigate your men through the country. It's important to watch your men's health and morale by getting them food, water, ammo and letting them rest, etc. When reaching certain spots on the map, e.g. a native village, the game presents the current situation in a nice graphic scene. Sometimes you'll run into V.C. snipers, patrols, whole ambushes or encounter minefields. Then the game offers some small arcade sequences like firing your guns or fighting it out in desperate hand-to-hand combat. The progress of your party is accompanied by video sequences from the Vietnam War.


Lost Patrol DOS Intermediate screen (EGA)
Lost Patrol Amiga Finding a VC tunnel in the village. Whatever might be there to find, mmm...
Lost Patrol Amiga The only difference between you and your soldiers being killed is that when you're killed, whoever you (the leader) are, the game is instantly over.
Lost Patrol Amiga Talking to the villagers sometimes requires being brutal to get some answers. The sole talking works in a text-parsing way, though.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Lost Patrol" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Very atmospheric, but unfortunately short-lived Amiga EboMike (3005)

Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Mar, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Zero Atari ST Mar, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1990 73 out of 100 73
The One Amiga Feb, 1990 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1991 630 out of 1000 63
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0


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Description mistake... 26 Depeche Mike (17194)
Jan 19, 2008
Nice fanpage ... 4 Black_Rose (51)
Nov 26, 2007


German index

On March 31, 1992, Lost Patrol was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
Contributed to by Christian Klein (5970), Alexander Schaefer (2316) and MAT (102250)