Xbox Series X
The Forgotten City
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About this game
Developer: Modern Storyteller
Content Rating: Teen
The Forgotten City is a time travel murder mystery in a mythological city. Deep underground in an ancient Roman city, 26 trapped explorers lay dead because one of them broke a mysterious law. A portal leads back to the past, allowing you to change their fate - or witness their deaths in a time loop for eternity.
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All in all, The Forgotten City has surprised us with how engaging it is. The time loop mechanic is used to great effect and works much more than a simple gimmick, and the standout is the writing, which keeps you invested line after line. It's not a home run, with some overall clunkiness to the game and certain segments that could easily have been stripped out, but it's definitely a 10-12 hour adventure worth taking, with many paths and possibilities to uncover.
It's this careful mix of themes and the effortless manner in which The Forgotten City serves them up that makes each of its many memorable moments stick with you long after credits have rolled. They provide the impetus that drives you to discover more, with the game teasing you to discover its alternative endings for the most comprehensive conclusion to its often morally-complex tale.
Ultimately, though, The Forgotten City is one of those games that will inspire other games for years to come. It’s absurd to think it was mostly developed by a three-person team, and yet the clear, unanimous focus a team this small permits is evident throughout the entire game.