The Forgotten City

4.5 out of 5
34 User Ratings
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The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 3 million downloads.
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About The Forgotten City

About this game

Developed Modern Storyteller and published by Dear Villagers.

The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game centred around exploration, deduction, and smart choices. With your power to rewind time, you'll go back 2000 years and try to unravel the mystery of who destroyed the ancient underground city.

Be Whoever You Want

Choose your character's gender, origin, and backstory before heading into the mysteries of the ancient Roman City. Aside from your narrative, you'll be able to control how you react before intense moral dilemmas that will have life-and-death consequences. Be careful before you act! After all, the fate of the entire city is in your hands.

Questions Not Fists

Throughout your playthrough, you'll interrogate many colourful characters, each with their own personality and life. Whilst combat and violence is an options, they will only get you so far; use your head, and work smart, not hard.

Not the Only Way

Thankfully, fists and questions aren't the only way you can go about your business in The Forgotten City: reason, charm, bribe, and intimidate your way through the playthrough! And that's if you can't just learn to exploit the time loop.

Think, Think

Aside from getting to know the cast of characters, finding the multiple endings, and walking around the beautiful open world, you'll also spend a ton of time solving puzzles and challenges that will keep your mind engaged!

Open-World

Roam around freely through the open-world setting of ancient Rome, with historically-authentic art, architecture, costumes, and customs! It's easy to get immersed in The Forgotten City.

Game Details

Release Date:
July 28, 2021
Developer:
Modern Storyteller
Publisher:
Dear Villagers
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or newer
  • Processor: 4 Core 3GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 | AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 26 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 8 Core 3.2 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 | AMD Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Critic Reviews

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Wccftech

85 / 100
"The Forgotten City just feels so satisfying to play. You'll constantly be solving little mysteries and discovering new secrets to hit you with some immediate gratifications,...

MGG

80 / 100
"If The Forgotten City is based on a mod initially designed for Skyrim, it knows how to detach itself from it to become a work in its own right. It is not an action game, even...

WellPlayed

100 / 100
"The Forgotten City is a beauty to behold no matter the eye, a deeply contemplative story matched with wonderful puzzles based in classical antiquity."
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Relax & enjoy! 61.7%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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The Forgotten City User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 34 ratings
78% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

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1 - 8 of 21 Reviews

Good, not great

Bopoe
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Despite the great reviews, I did not find The Forgotten City to be very good. No aspect of the game is terrible, but likewise, no aspect is great. It largely fails as an "adventure" game because the objectives or always too simple to require much thought, and usually have quest markers. But, staying true to its roots as a Skyrim mod, the game also forces you into the occasional mediocre dungeon delve, with only 1 weapon and 1 enemy type for the entire game. The story does little to redeem the overall experience as well. I don't recommend this game for anything more than $10. It took me 6 relatively boring hours to achieve all endings.
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Recommended

CM
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Absolutely loved it!! Completed all endings ☺️
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Ethical dilemas in a magical realism ancient Roma setting

Fanatical User
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A time loop game focusing on dialogue, taking place in an ancient Roman city where, if a single crime is committed, an unknown god will kill all the inhabitants. Your task is to discover which god could inflict such a curse on the city and discussing ethics, philosophy and morals with the inhabitants. Quite a bit of research went into the historical accuracy of the customs of the time. Recommended!
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Recommended

respwn
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Light RPG with very well written story, short playtime and gameplay wise not very deep. You play this for the story foremost, which is very good though. If you love story games, this is 100% for you.
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Get it on sale, 90 mins of fun.

SuaveSkeletor
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Good, a little clunky. Backed into a good ending after 90 mins. Would recommend on sale!
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Great game, buy it you wont regret it, quality game
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Recommended

templeofxian
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Very intriguing game that really keeps you on your toes and makes you think. Beautiful graphics and interesting characters; there's so much to discover and not everything is as it seems!
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Recommended

Peiper
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Sweet!! If you are a sucker for ancient Rome and FallOut3, This Is For You! Missions are quite scripted, Run from A to B. But you can hang around, as much u like! The Forgotten City is originally a Skyrim-Mod, so the engine is a bit old, but it is ok! Hugely Recommended!!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Available DLCs for The Forgotten City include Collector’s DLC and Digital Soundtrack
Relax and Enjoy! 66% of GameFAQs users said The Forgotten City is Simple or Easy. 32% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
Yes, The Forgotten City is Steam Deck Verified.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or newer
  • Processor: 4 Core 3GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 | AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 26 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 8 Core 3.2 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 | AMD Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 10 hours.
Yes, The Forgotten City has broad critical consensus. 88% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Forgotten City. The Metascore is 85 out of 100.
78% of Fanatical users recommend The Forgotten City. The average review score is 4.5/5
Yes, 78% of Fanatical users and 88% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Forgotten City.
The Forgotten City was released on July 28, 2021
The Forgotten City is published by Dear Villagers
The Forgotten City was developed by Modern Storyteller
Fanatical users tagged The Forgotten City as Story Rich, Adventure, Walking Simulator, and Exploration
Fanatical users tagged The Forgotten City as Mystery, Historical, Time Travel, and Investigation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Forgotten City as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Forgotten City as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Forgotten City as Walking Simulator

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Disclaimer: The Forgotten City is not affiliated with any third party game or franchise. © 2018 Modern Storyteller Pty Ltd. The Forgotten City is a registered trademark of Modern Storyteller Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

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