Beautiful Desolation | Mini Review

What is it?

Beautiful Desolation is an adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic where you play as Mark, looking for his lost brother Don in an unpredictable and unfamiliar world.

Platform played on


Beautiful graphics.
Not optimised well for the Switch.
Story has holes.
Obtuse and unintuitive puzzles.


I played Beautiful Desolation on the Switch, and it was not worth it. Probably up there with one of the more disappointed I’ve been with a game as it had, on the surface, quite a lot going for it. It just falls short of all expectations and leaves a sour taste in the mouth.


2 Stars