The Bonfire Forsaken Lands Review – A Dark and Quirky Survival Game


The Bonfire Forsaken Lands is a 2D side-scrolling survival game with combat and base building elements that will keep you on your toes. This game definitely has an indie game feel to it with a unique and simplistic art style that is a bit odd at times and sound effects that can be off-putting (in a good way). You start out in a mysterious and hostile land and slowly attract new wanderers to help you build your village and help fight off the nightmarish creatures that come in the night to wreak havoc.


The Bonfire Forsaken Lands
The stoic protagonist

Gameplay includes managing resources, assigning your villagers to different jobs, and fending off the evil monsters that show up when the sun goes down. There is also a dungeon-crawling mechanic, but that aspect of the game fell pretty short because the risk of going on an adventure does not match the reward. This game has some challenging aspects to it that make it a joy to play and finishing it is very satisfying as a result. You may have to reset a few times and try a new strategy, but it’s not overly frustrating. This game is free to try for 7 in-game days, which is about 15 minutes of gameplay. The gameplay that you experience during the trial period is pretty true to the rest of the game so you should be able to make an educated decision whether to purchase the full game or not.

The Bonfire Forsaken Lands gameplay
Dungeon combat is a risky endeavour

The Bonfire Forsaken Lands Verdict

The Bonfire Forsaken Lands took me about 8 hours to beat and it was a very fun and addicting experience throughout. Even Though I don’t think this game has much replay value once you complete the story, I still think it is worth purchasing. Let me know what you think of this game in the comments below.

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