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User Reviews

In The Forbidden Forest, No One Can Hear Your Screams Rygar Starkong (9) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
I’d dance too if I killed every threat in the forest Katakis | カタキス (42093) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
The scariest game of its time Tom White (50) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Truly a masterpiece! Chagall77 (1706) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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When you first load Forbidden Forest into your 64 you'll be tempted to look around for a slot in which to insert a token or quarter. In a world where excellence seems to have gone out of style, Cosmi has created an arcade-style game that excels in its use of the Commodore 64's superior graphics and sound capabilities.
Your Commodore (Nov, 1984)
A superb game with a good music piece and an addictive original idea.
So there you have it. One day in the Forbidden Forest, ten years off your life and a few white hairs into the bargain. Stop fooling around with aliens and get on down to the woods today.
Zzap! (Oct, 1987)
[Budget re-release] The graphics are unbelievably blocky, but the gameplay is superb - full of blood, guts and gore. A superb soundtrack belts along as the archer cleaves a path through the forest, adding greatly to the atmosphere. This is definitely a classic - not to be missed.
Home Computing Weekly (Jul 03, 1984)
This could be another winner from Audiogenic, who seem to bring out only good software.
TeleMatch (Aug, 1984)
Witz und Motivation bei diesem aktionsgeladenen Spiel liegen in der szenischen Abwechslung, der Vielzahl unterschiedlich agierender Monster und in der ausgezeichneten akustischen Untermalung, von den zahlreichen Gags — so etwa dem Freudentanz nach erfolgreich abgewehrtem Angriff — einmal ganz abgesehen. Ein empfehlenswertes Programm!
Commodore User (May, 1984)
Enough variety in play to make things interesting, a complicated scoring system to rack up Hi-scores with your buddies, but especially the superb graphics and good detail - they all make this one something special. Shame about the intrusive sound and interminable jigs, but all in all a big hand for author Paul Norman.
Retrogaming History (Jul 27, 2009)
"Forbidden Forest vantava diverse innovazioni che per noi oggi sono date per certe ed acquisite, immancabili per ogni videogame che si rispetti. Un gioco che è rimasto nel cuore di tutti coloro che nei primi anni ’80 muovevano i primi timidi passi nel mondo dei videogiochi, un titolo capace di coinvolgere e d’intimorire. Una piccola esperienza video ludica, sicuramente un classico indimenticabile."
Overall, the game is fun and the graphics are reasonably clear and well animated. But the game, for all its frills, is only a plain shoot-'em-up and isn't in the same league as most American software. All in all, Forbidden Forest is a competent game, but it's definitely not game of the month material.
Micro 7 (Oct, 1984)
Autre collection intéressante pour le 64 et les Atari, les jeux de Cosmi.