Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Strong storytelling – Unique setting
  • Minimal combat depth – Needlessly long walking distances

Set in a post apocalyptic world LISA is a quirky adventure that follows a depressing journey of one man and his search for his adopted daughter. For telling this story in a unique way (specifically dark humour) the title has received positive reviews.


Your protagonist for this adventure is Brad Armstrong, a middle age drug addict who calls the wastelands of Olathe home. Several years before the game events a mysterious apocalyptic event known only as the Flash ruined society by taking away every last woman. After discovering a baby girl in the wild and naming it Buddy players go on a journey of self discovery with his party of adventurers to reclaim his daughter after being kidnapped.

A central element to this adventure is permanent decisions that impact yourself and party members. One such early choice has players choosing between keeping a party member alive or keeping all of their inventory items.

Exploring the world is done through a 2D side scrolling overworld where players control Brad. Brads abilities are limited in this game element to simple jumps and ranges of movements although keen eye players will be able to use these simple controls to find the various secret areas where bonus items await. Players can also find NPCs, shops, settlements and various recruit-able party members.

When an enemy is encountered the game switches to battle mode which relies on simple turn based mechanics. Players will instruct each of their party members to perform an action (attack, guard, item, etc.). Brad is your primary fighter, relying on his brutal melee style known as “Armstrong Style”. Other party members range from supportive, defensive and offensive.


What is really attracting about the LISA experience is the weird and wonderful things to encounter, people to meet (and recruit) and the flashback story telling that slowly reveals what pre-flash life was like for Brad.

While the story of LISA is impressive some of the game elements can be dull, such as the large game worlds that take a while to trek through (and have an excessive number of dead ends) and then minimal amount of depth in the combat system.


  • A rough post apocalyptic title.
  • Hunt down your adopted daughter, Buddy.
  • Recruit party members to use in turn based battles.
  • Explore an overworld full of characters, secrets and settlements.
  • Available for Windows and Mac.



Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on March 19, 2016. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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