The Empty City (Beta) – Explore a Lone City with a Surreal Atmospheric Experience

Game Review

The Empty City is a surreal experience where you play some unknown character in a lone city.

The game’s artwork will instantly remind you of older games in the PS1-era.  You start as a polygonal brown figure on a tall tower overlooking some various structure in the fog. Then you continue with your doings by grabbing a symbolic flower. As you continue your journey through the lone city, you start to wonder what happened to all the citizens that were once here.

You’ll explore sunken buildings, overrun streets, and flooded areas with a giant hill overlooking the city. The game is an adventure game at its core, but it’s pretty cool just to explore.

It’s not a horror game, but it definitely has an eerie feel to it. It’s one of those games where you don’t have any backstory nor narrative to interpret, so it’s really up to you to figure out what the heck happened to this huge city that was once bustling with people. It’s an atmospheric and surreal experience with a nice soundtrack that’ll suck you into the game’s creepy design. If you like artsy and surreal games, try out The Empty City.

The game plays right in the browser, so if you’re ready for a trippy experience, try it out.

ProsCons
  • Eerie atmosphere that’ll suck you in
  • Nice soundtrack
  • Old-school design
  • Very short
  • Not for everyone, especially the impatient
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Game Information

Status: Beta

Published: 7/20/18

Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux

Engine: –

Genre: Adventure

Languages: English

Inputs: Keyboard, Mouse

Developer Information

Developer: Lolon

Developer page: Go

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