Think Gilligan's Island meets The Sims. While features are limited and graphics are passible, Lost Island is a borderline entertaining game--even more if you're considering a tropical vacation. It's not an intuitive game, however; be sure to read the tutorial completely before starting up. Manage food, conserve water, build shelter, and try not to go out of your stranded mind--it's the basic survival premise that both prime-time TV and Hollywood loves. The program unfortunately doesn't allow you to change colors or some controls, but you can tweak the music volume and mouse controls. About as fun as a barrel of coconuts, this game just isn't one of our favorites.
What's new in version 1.0.3
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedDecember 15, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Find out how many days you would be able to survive in the desert without water. Discover if you would be able to find food on a tropical island, or start a fire without matches or a lighter. You don't have to make a trip to the wilderness to test this out. Supply your characters on a small deserted island with water and food, construct shelters to keep them alive, and prove your composure and inventiveness.