The Forgotten City
The Forgotten City

Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Unravel the mystery at the city’s heart by exploiting its deadly time loop, questioning locals, exploring, and solving puzzles.

About the game

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.

Don't break the golden rule

Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far.
Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.

Features

  • Explore an open-world ancient Roman city with historically authentic art, architecture, costumes and customs
  • Investigate a gripping, non-linear mystery with multiple endings
  • Become entwined in the lives of richly detailed, deeply interactive characters
  • Grapple with moral dilemmas which have life-and-death consequences
  • Role-play as whoever you want, by choosing your own sex, race and backstory
  • Solve problems with reason, charm, bribery, intimidation, violence, or by cleverly exploiting the time-loop

Enjoyed the mod?

If you liked the mod, you’re going to love the stand-alone game. We've taken the best elements of the mod, re-written the script, which is now more than twice the length of the original at 80,000+ words, and added plenty of exciting new twists, endings, and surprises. Walk the streets of a brand new city. Get to know re-imagined characters. Solve challenging new puzzles with new gameplay mechanics, and enjoy an all-new orchestral score and professional voice acting. This is the story we always wanted to tell, for you to enjoy all over again - and again.

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Ratings

  • 90%
    Critics Recommend
  • 84
    Top Critic Average
  • Mighty
    OpenCritic Rating
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IGN
by Gabriel Moss
9 / 10
“The Forgotten City does a fabulous job exploring interesting moral quandaries through excellently written dialogue and characters.”
PC Gamer
by Christopher Livingston
84 / 100
“An intriguing mystery adventure with outstanding writing and performances.”
Game Informer
by Andrew Reiner
9 / 10
“One of the better choice-driven games in recent memory that makes you feel like you have ownership over your actions and the narrative flow”
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OSWindows 7 SP1 64-bit or newer
OSWindows 10 (64-bit)
Processor4 Core 3GHz or better
Processor8 Core 3.2 GHz or better
Memory8 GB
Memory8 GB
Storage26 GB space
StorageSSD with 26 GB space
Direct XDirectX 11
Direct XDirectX 11
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB | AMD Radeon R7 265 or better
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 | AMD Radeon RX 580
OtherSound Card DirectX Compatible
OtherSound Card DirectX Compatible
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, Spanish - Spain, German, French, Chinese - Simplified
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