Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
If the current string of survival horror games has left you disappointed, enter Lone Survivor. This survival horror game entirely depends on creating tension and letting the player feel the intense situation. Instead of relying on visuals and surprises to scare you, the game does it with its atmosphere, music and sounds. This is a 2D side scroller stuck in the 1985, its visuals will remind you of old games and will also tell you that to become a good survival horror game, you don’t need to depend on just visuals. I was terrified when I played the game throughout the review, and I hope you will be convinced to play the game.
Lone Survivor tells the story of a lone guy against a horde of zombies. Just like in I AM Legend, you start off in the safe confinement of your room, where your only protection against the zombie virus is a surgical mask. Outside your home the world is rotting with disease as the undead try to feast upon whatever they can get their hands on. You are absolutely sure that no one has been left alive except you, until you receive a message to go out and meet up with a party.
Sounds and atmosphere is what makes Lone Survivor so terrifying. The building you are in is full of darkness and your only friend is your torch light. You go through corridors and the light if everything you have as a weapon against the horrors. You do find a gun later on in the game but that is usually not used too often. The supplies are very limited and you often have to rely on the environment for survival.
Playing Lone Survivor really brought me back to the classic survival genre. As soon as I set foot in this terrifying adventure, I was always found looking for supplies such as food and ammunition. The supplies are so limited that you will have to use whatever you have in the most needed times. This makes the game a perfect survival horror game and I would definitely recommend it to the fans.