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Lost Horizon (Windows)

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Description

Fenton Paddock is a dismissed officer of the British Army in 1936. Now spending his life as airborne freight forwarder in Hongkong, specialized on smuggling and rather dubious assignments, he stumbles into an adventure of unforeseen dimensions. Initially searching for a friend missing on an expedition in Tibet he travels through three continents and encounters ancient mythologies. On his way he must fight the Triads, the Nazis and his own past. Paddock gets help from an old friend Kim Wuang who is a niece of a former employee of our hero.

Most of the time the player has to control Paddock to solve puzzles of variable design, but sometimes multiple characters at a time have to be taken care of. The puzzles include collecting items to apply or combine, machine puzzles and dialogues. The game controls are quite identical to the spiritual predecessor Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. The right mouse button is used to inspect items and to skip dialogues or movie sequences. The left one is responsible for all other interactions. The game provides a hot spot function and a help system that offers general information of the current tasks. The story is rather linear but sometimes puzzles can be solved in more than one way. Especially machine puzzles typically offer two difficulty levels.

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Lost Horizon Windows Fenton closeup in dialogue
Lost Horizon Windows Main Menu
Lost Horizon Windows Icy place some thousand years ago
Lost Horizon Windows Koweoon Harbour in Hongkong

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A FUN AND EXOTIC ADVENTURE GAME ECHOING THE GLORY DAYS OF THE 1930s StorytellerShannon (19) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

GameBoomers Sep, 2010 A 100
Adventure-Treff Aug 23, 2010 91 out of 100 91
Adventurearchiv Nov 12, 2010 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Aug 18, 2010 87 out of 100 87
Game Captain Aug 02, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Level Sep, 2010 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 27, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Gamer.nl Aug 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameZebo Sep 27, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
4Players.de Sep 03, 2010 69 out of 100 69

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Zerobrain (2759) added Lost Horizon (Windows) on Aug 19, 2010