The core gameplay loop involves loading into maps, looting for weapons/armor/items, fighting AI enemies and other players, and extracting safely to keep your loot. Here are some key gameplay features:
There are currently 4 maps in Lost Light:
The maps have random loot spawns and extraction points that change every match. The play area also gets restricted over time to force conflict.
Solo PvEvP – You queue solo against AI and other players. Team PvEvP – You can queue with friends or get matched with random teammates. Ranked – This competitive mode ranks you against other players each season.
Your shelter is your persistent home that you return to between matches. Here you can:
Upgrading the shelter is important to store more loot and gear up properly for harder difficulties.
Lost Light features a huge arsenal of real-world guns to find and customize. Weapon types include:
Weapons have a deep customization system. You can attach scopes, barrels, stocks, magazines, grips, lasers, etc. There are hundreds of gun part options to mix and match. Higher tier weapons and gear can be found in certain areas of maps, or crafted back at your shelter.
As you play, you’ll improve your skills and shelter, unlock better weapons/gear, and become more effective on missions.
Lost Light has excellent graphics, especially for a mobile game. The environments are detailed with good lighting and atmospheric effects. Character models, weapons, and animations are also well done. On high-end devices, the graphics can rival many PC and console games. Performance is optimized extremely well too, with smooth framerates and quick load times. The game runs smoothly even on mid-range mobile devices.
The touch controls are intuitive and customizable. You can easily move, aim, shoot, switch weapons, reload, loot, etc with on-screen buttons. You can also connect a controller on mobile or play with mouse & keyboard on PC. This allows for even better control precision.
The sound design is very immersive and impactful. Guns sound powerful and unique. Environments have ambient noises. Enemy sounds will make you alert. The excellent audio really enhances the atmosphere.
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A unique feature is that Lost Light has full cross-platform support between mobile and PC. You can squad up and play together with friends on either platform. This gives the game a unified player base and more options for finding matches quickly. The cross-play works seamlessly without any issues.
Lost Light uses a free-to-play model with optional in-app purchases. The monetization is handled fairly:
Spending money isn’t required to enjoy the game or compete. But you can optionally buy skins, season passes, etc if you choose.
Here is a quick summary of the pros and cons:
Lost Light is an impressive entry into the survival shooter genre, especially considering it’s a mobile game. The addictive and satisfying gameplay loop along with excellent production values make this a must-try. Hardcore shooter fans will love the realistic gunplay and customization. There’s tons of content and replayability. The cross-platform play is also a huge advantage. While it shares similarities with Escape from Tarkov, Lost Light simplifies some mechanics to work better on mobile. This also makes it a bit more accessible for new players. There are some issues that could be improved with future updates, but overall Lost Light delivers a premium shooter experience on mobile and PC. It’s easy to recommend fans of the genre at least give this game a try.