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Rusty Lake Paradise (2018) is an unusual point-and-click puzzle set in the Rusty Lake universe where you play through plagues reminiscent of the ten plagues of Egypt in the biblical story of Exodus. With a unique mystery at the core of the story, challenging puzzles and a story that offers connecting threads to the other games in the franchise, it's a novel entry to the series and wider fiction of Rusty Lake.

Set in 1776 on a remote island in the Rusty Lake fiction, your mother mysteriously dies, and a set of ten vile plagues set themselves upon the island and its inhabitants. By interacting with your family members around the island and solving strange and often macabre puzzles, you must stop the blights and restore peace.

Unlike many of the other Rusty Lake games, which often tell a complex intertwining story, this game is only tangentially related to most of the events of the other games, being most connected to Rusty Lake Hotel, but the narrative threads it does offer are very impactful on the overall story of the series.

Gameplay is similar to the other games in the series; you explore the various areas and collect items, and use them to unlock new areas, collect other items or complete puzzles. Many of these puzzles have macabre or disturbing elements, such as forcing animals and humans to drink blood pumped up from the ground, or crushing leeches to collect a key. The solutions to puzzles are often not immediately obvious, often requiring deep thinking and lateral thinking, making them a tough but rewarding challenge.

It's a unique game in the series, which offers a plethora of new and unusual puzzles, mysterious story elements and a unique narrative that makes it a compelling entry.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Rusty Lake Paradise 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete. While shorter than some of the other games in the franchise, it still offers a wide variety of challenges and puzzles, some of which can take quite some time. To find all the secrets will take far longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence and Horror.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The puzzles are often very complex, making t more suited to older children.


Rusty Lake Paradise usually costs £3.99.

Rusty Lake Paradise

Steam Store PC £3.99
Steam Store Mac £3.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/01/2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

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