De1001 | Added on: November 1, 2010
I loved this game! It was challenging and fun. I was dissappointed when it ended and look forward to the sequel. I would like to play more games like this.
derekthedj | Added on: October 26, 2010
I'm rather surprised by the positive reviews (so far) as the more I played The Island - Castaway the more I despised it. You play the soap opera star caricature and your job is to run around and do everything other people tell you to do. Seriously, that's all you're doing in this game. "Go find this", "Go look for these items", "Go cook these meals". Meanwhile nobody else does anything except sit around and bark out orders. Where's the fun in that? Usually I don't care about voice acting that much but it's cringeworthy in this game. Perhaps a child will enjoy this game since it involves doing little else than following directions. Still, I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone.
Smiley5 | Added on: April 29, 2012
I really enjoyed the story line and side stories to this game, but I was really disappointed with the graphics in a few spots. The opening screens were really messed up, and the caves always had black lines through them. Other than that, it was a great game. I really couldn't recommend buying though because of the glitches I had.
PureJoy | Added on: October 20, 2011
It was nice to find a different type of game than what I had been able to find to play. If you get stuck at any time I found a nice website that will help you out. http://www.casualgameguides.com/games/guide/game_guide.cfm/The_Island_Castaway-Walkthrough/Cheats-1/game_id-4927/
kwilks56 | Added on: October 25, 2010
Totally fun. I love HOG but this was not anything like that. It wasn't like a time management game either. This was like a role playing game. I completely enjoyed this and will look for more games like it.
crankviperette | Added on: April 8, 2011
I really liked the game, it was fun. The only thing I was disappointed in was about the time I really started to get into it, it was over. That was a bummer.
MARKAN | Added on: March 24, 2013
Love this game It allows a person to do multiple tasks in any order they wish. You are not locked down to do a task, finish it then do the next and so on. there is a lot you can do just to relax and enjoy. What I did not like: the fruit trees could have been a bit more abundant throughout the islands. On whole this game was tons of fun for me and I've played it several times since I bought it just wish there were more games like it. I've got number 2 and cannot wait for the 3rd one! Also got the promised land which is like this one in not being nailed down to do a task then move to next one those are so boring! If anyone knows of more games like these 1&2 island castaway and promised land do let me know
laura2 | Added on: October 28, 2010
This game reminds me of wandering willows but not as cute and slower paced. The running around got tedious. Also, after constantly saying it was autosaving, I've managed to lose my whole game so I have to start over. I'm not sure I have the patience for that. I didn't dislike this game, but it could have been better.
Hezzie | Added on: January 27, 2012
Fun and interesting. A nice change from all the point and click games out there.
NawtiAngel | Added on: November 1, 2010
You have to be in a very relaxed mood and like adventure ganes. I personally really liked this game. I enjoyed collecting all the items laying around everywhere and finding rares . And adventuring round from place to place. I am waiting for champter 2
Cloverods | Added on: January 17, 2012
This was my first venture outside the time management genre, and I was so delighted! I've since searched for other games in this style, and been disappointed. The story is exciting and moves a long nicely. I love how all aspects of the game, such as cooking, hunting, and collecting pearls all ties in nicely. I loved the character development, and I have played this game through from beginning to end more than once, enjoying it every time. I found it challenging in parts, but was able to figure it out, which made it all the more fun. The graphics are decent, and appealing to the eye. I enjoyed the voice actors and just had a great time playing. You can play it all the way through in one sitting, but it'd be quite the marathon. I highly recommend giving this game a try. I wish there were many more!
tiny17701 | Added on: October 28, 2010
Even though you can't get the others to do anything, this game keeps it interesting and is certainly re-playable.
greolivtre | Added on: January 18, 2011
This game is a combination simulation like virtual villagers and finding objects, some of which are hidden, as well as a mini drama to solve. There is only one character to control who does all the work, cooking, growing food, hunting, building and finding things. The game is very engaging and kept my attention to the last, in fact so absorbing that I kept riveted to it as long as I could each day. It took several days to finish. A very good and satisfying game!
wsbayless | Added on: November 1, 2010
More like an addictive book than a game but is worth the time. Entertaining enough to keep your attention but replay is non existant.
laurencairns | Added on: December 16, 2010
I'm normally a TM player but decided to give this game a go based on all the great reviews and it didn't disappoint. I found the game really interesting and it was quite involved. I bought this game as the free trial didn't give enough time to enjoy the game. The only disappointing element with this game was the ending - I'm assuming they ended it that way so they can create a sequel. Well worth giving it a go.
eprn2005 | Added on: December 22, 2011
This is a fun game to play when you don't want to have to think or search or solve puzzles. The hero has to do a lot of 'running around' though that gets tiresome, and it's time consuming. Would like to have a button that would move him from one spot to another on some occasions. But most of the time, that running around is useful for picking up items from the Island.
KimmieKat | Added on: October 27, 2010
I thought it was a great game. You do a lot of running around and clicking, but the story and the missions are original and engaging. Yes, the other characters are lazy and you do all the work, but it's a game. Not real life. The game would be boring if the others did the work. The point is to finish the missions. I nice relaxing game.
jumpy0099 | Added on: January 4, 2011
My boys (ages 9- almost 6 years ole) loved this game. I thought it was pretty fun but did not like the ending. "To be continued" is fine, as long as I can find the next game it's continued on - but I didn't see it. Overall a fun game - interesting for the kids, nice story line, decent graphics, and although a bit repetitive - you can do well if you think a bit! Thanks!
JayP | Added on: November 16, 2010
I got this game because another reviewer mentioned that it was good for those who enjoy Virtual Villager games, and I have to say, it did not disappoint! It's a lot more straight forward than VV and has direct tasks that are usually pretty well explained. There were a lot of fun things thrown into it including hunting, fishing, farming and exploring. Enough variety to keep you from ever getting bored. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this game, my only complaint is that I wish it had been longer! The ending was a bit sudden, but made it clear that there (should) be a sequel, so Yay!
HarshMelon | Added on: November 2, 2010
Considering this was a downloaded game and not one bought on CD-ROM, I think this was pretty good! I definitely got into the one-more-task mentality, and stayed up way past my bedtime as I went through the game. Once a task is completed, a new one is immediately introduced, so there is not a lot of random wandering around. There is a lot of running around, though, fulfilling everyone's wish. My biggest problem with the game was the abrupt ending, and the fact that the final chapter was almost entirely cut scenes. It felt like the game designers got tired of programming at that point, and just made the end run itself. All in all, a satisfying game, very addictive, and reasonably challenging.