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Alone in the Dark

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Alone in the Dark

Just Adventure
16 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Alone in the Dark is one of the most influential games of the DOS era. How does it hold up today for the first-time player? I was very interested in playing this famous older title, which is so frequently referred to in writing about our beloved adventure genre. After playing it, I can say that I was not disappointed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Alone in the Dark 3 review (PC)

HonestGamers
24 November 2011
  • Excerpt: tries to blend the first game’s unparalleled approach to otherworldly detective work, with the second game’s more lighthearted but equally smart MacGyver-esque sleuthing (and jacked-up combat), in order to arrive at a happy medium. To the credit of the developers, the mixture does reach a medium, but it’s not happy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kaboom! review (A2600)

HonestGamers
14 December 2008
  • Excerpt: is astir once more, perched against an entirely gray background atop a solid olive green wall, awaiting his cue to strike. Still adorned in the black-and-white striped jailbird outfit he broke out of the big house in – the ensemble accessorized by the black mask with cutout eyeholes stretched across the width of his face – the criminal mastermind holds his soon to be unleashed explosive in the palms of his hands, a scowl perpetually across his face, only fleeting for the...
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Alone in the Dark (2008) Review

VideoGamer.com
27 November 2008
  • Excerpt: I've never played a game that has thrown me in more directions than Alone in the Dark. At times Eden's ambitious survival horror game touches on brilliance, dazzles with blockbuster spectacles and revels in originality. Its problem is that these moments make up a small portion of the game - a game which suffers from almost every longstanding gaming irritant and problem I've written about a thousand times over.
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Overall 4
4.2
Graphics 5
4.6
Sound 9
9.0
Control 4
4.0
Addiction 4
4.0

Where Dying Is a Fact of Life

Cheat Code Central
20 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The guns are actually accurate and effective, but the supply of ammo is limited. You can take swipes at the monsters with various sticks and pipes, but there is some latency in the controls that cause the character to delay the command up to a second or two, and that can cost you some serious health if the creature gets to you first. Invisible walls are common, forcing you through a linear path like a rat in a science experiment.
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Overall 6
6.1
Gameplay 7
6.9
Graphics 7
7.2
Sound 7
7.3
Longevity 5
5.2

Alone In The Dark

NowGamer
28 June 2008
  • Summary: Great environmental puzzles and a chilling soundtrack are sadly let down by a poor port with dodgy controls.
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Alone in the Dark - PC

HEXUS
24 June 2008
Overall 4
4.2
Graphics 5
4.6
Sound 9
9.0
Control 4
4.0
Addiction 4
4.0

Alone in the Dark Review

Cheat Code Central
4 June 2008

Alone In The Dark

Project COE
31 May 2008
  • Conclusion: If we haven't already overwhelmed you enough, there's actually more that could be said, but this is an appropriate place to stop. It's just amazing how Alone In The Dark has rather flown under the radar, but it's shaping up to be such an incredibly immersive, new horror experience. Sure it's a continuation of an established franchise, but Eden and Atari have done everything they can think of to change its failing reputation.
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Overall 4
4.0

Alone in the Dark 2

Adventure Classic Gaming
5 November 1997
  • Excerpt: With the success of Alone in the Dark last year, Infogrames attempts to duplicate both the dramatic storytelling and the suspenseful gameplay in this sequel. The original Alone in the Dark is a horror action adventure that is inspired by the work of H P Lovecraft. While Alone in the Dark 2 continues with the supernatural adventures of private investigator Edward Carnby, the sequel unfortunately takes on an unwanted direction by placing too much emphasis on combat arcade...
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