Lost Echo is a game created by KickBack. It costs $2.99 and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


This game consists of solving mysteries and puzzles. In fact, the entire game is a big mysterious puzzle, both figuratively and literally.

You control the main character, Greg, by tapping on the screen and interacting with your inventory. The story starts off with a confusing abduction of Greg’s friend, Chloe. However when Greg wakes up from the accident that made her disappear, no one seems to remember who Chloe ever was.

What’s even more interesting is that Greg has been implanted with a “biodegradable” brain chip that is meant to monitor his health after the accident. You have to find out what really happened to Chloe and the meaning of the disappearance, and figure out why everyone is acting so weird.


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The Good:

The graphics are stunning and so is the entire story mode. A puzzle game that is completed through tapping on things is perfect for touch devices.

The Bad:

Starting the game off can be a little boring. Not to mention that there is no voice narration. Everything is done through onscreen text.

For example “Tom looks worried,” etc. Instead of the characters actually speaking or expressing themselves with their faces, they always have a blank face and you have to read what they’re “saying.” For me personally, “Tom looks worried” is really useless. I get bored of reading these text conversations and just end up skipping through everything.

If you’re looking for a fun quick game to play, this isn’t it.


This game has an average of 4 stars from over 45 users. Some mark it as a “tedious” game with “slow tapping, tapping through dialogue [that goes on forever], no hints [and] circular wandering.” Others hail it as a unique game with a truly amazing “narrative style.”

If you’re into narrative games or puzzles, then you will enjoy Lost Echo. However if you haven’t played games like this before that involve solving mysteries by tapping on things, then you should stay away.

The graphics are really amazing but if you aren’t interested in the story or gameplay you will miss the entire point of this game, which is to immerse you in the interesting Lost Echo world and its mysteries.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store