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Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children, or simply known as Virtual Villagers 2, is the second installment of the Virtual Villagers series.

Official description

Follow two curious, determined villagers as they make their way into the darkest recesses of the cave that had long taunted them. Plunge with them into dazzling sunlight and mist, as a magnificent waterfall at once cuts them off from their friends and family and brings them face to face with... children!

Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children challenges you in new ways to care for this fledgling tribe as you discover even more secrets of Isola. The unexpected awaits! Explore the western shore of Isola!

Background

A group of villagers have been living peacefully on the western side of Isola. The unknown side of the island is discovered when 2 villagers decide to enter a dark cave. They end up falling down a waterfall, and see some dirty, hungry children, beginning the story. There are 16 puzzles prepared to solve, like in Virtual Villagers: Origins. However, the puzzles, as well as the technology and island events, are completely different.

Features

  • Explore the western shore of Isola: all new puzzles, technologies, and island events!
  • Breed unique villagers and raise your own thriving tribe.
  • Watch your villagers go from toddlers, to adults, to grey-haired elders.
  • Unique and unpredictable "Island Events" to keep you on your toes.
  • Dozens of unique collectibles for children to retrieve.
  • Make a variety of unique stews from hidden herbs, many with strange and unpredictable effects.
  • Runs in true real time: new surprises every time you turn the game on.

Puzzles

Like all of the other Virtual Villagers games, it features 16 different puzzles for you to complete.

  1. Fire
  2. The Dam
  3. The Scarecrow
  4. The Cutting Tool
  5. Herb Mastery
  6. The Elder Totem
  7. Sustainable Fishing
  8. The Vine Wall
  9. The Stew
  10. The Ancient Mosaic
  11. The Hospital
  12. The Sewing Hut
  13. The Sunken Gong Piece
  14. The Crated Gong Piece
  15. The Inland Gong Piece
  16. The Overgrown Gong Piece

Collectibles

Children appear to have a bigger role in this game, as they are able to now pick up collectibles, which is an optional choice in the game. However, collectibles are able to be converted into Tech. Points, which aids the player in finding the possibility to buy specific levels to guide them in completing their game.

Stews

Villagers can make stews in this game. Some have to be used to complete puzzles, while some can make the villagers very sick.

Technology

Technology Level Effect
Farming 2 Enable the farmers to collect coconuts.
3 Unlock Sustainable Fishing puzzle.
Engineering 2 Unlock The Dam puzzle.
3 Unlock The Ancient Mosaic puzzle.
Exploration 2 Unlock The Cutting Tool and The Stew puzzles.
3
Culture 2 Unlock The Sewing Hut puzzle.
3 Unlock The Vine Wall puzzle.
Medicine 2
3 Unlock The Hospital puzzle.

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements
  • Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: 500MHZ or faster
  • 96 MB of RAM
  • DirectX 7.0 or later
  • Download size: 30MB
Mac System Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • 96 MB of RAM
  • 32 MB of VRAM
  • 256 MB of RAM (768 MB for iBook or G4 iMac)
  • Download size: 30MB

Platforms

  • PC
  • iPod (Generation 5 confirmed)
  • Mac

Virtual Villagers series
A New HomeThe Lost ChildrenThe Secret CityThe Tree of LifeNew BelieversOrigins 2