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9.2 out of 10

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
30 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I've played my share of horror games that started off tense, but eased up on the scare factor as I advanced ( Penumbra: Overture ). I've also plunged into a few that featured mundane introductions, awkwardly interrupted by spookiness ( Silent Hill 3 ). Usually, though, I enter a game that's so desensitizing that it becomes about as frightening as a old sock before I was even halfway through its campaign ( The Suffering ).
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Overall 9
9.0

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Thunderbolt Games
28 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Despite their graphical restrictions and penchant for awful voice acting, the survival horror games of the ’90s and early 2000s always managed to frighten with effective use of the protagonist’s vulnerability and a fantastic, panic-inducing atmosphere. In recent years, however, this traditional survival horror genre has almost died out, with beefy mercenaries armed to the teeth with myriad heavy weapons, easily disposing of any ‘scary’ foe they may encounter, replacing...
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Overall 9
9.0

PC Review - 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent'

WorthPlaying
28 January 2011
  • Summary: Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first-person survival horror game set in the late 18th century, and takes the player on a thrill ride through the depths of madness, exploring the dark side of the human emotions.
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Overall 9
9.0

PC Review - 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent'

WorthPlaying
28 January 2011
  • Summary: Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first-person survival horror game set in the late 18th century, and takes the player on a thrill ride through the depths of madness, exploring the dark side of the human emotions.
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Overall 10
10

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review

Softpedia
8 January 2011
  • Summary: Amnesia: The Dark Descent is not your average game. It’s not made for children and it’s not made for elderly people. It’s a game made to do one thing: scare the players down to their core. You might think we are ready for it, after all these years of gaming, but nothing will prepare us for this experience.
  • Pros: I don’t know if it’s the scariest game I’ve ever played. I’m more mature now and I’m harder to influence, but you should watch some of the YouTube videos about people playing. They are hilarious and they actually represent what most people feel about it. The fact that people record themselves while being scared is the best ad a game could possibly want, and it's a testament of its quality. The developers also recommend playing the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent with t...
  • Cons: The game is about tension, so I can understand that some of the interludes between action scenes need to vary, but sometimes you can go a long way without anything happening, especially at the beginning. The story also has a really slow development and has to be put together by the player. I’m not saying that a narrative voice was needed, as it would have totally disturbed the atmosphere, but I would have loved some more books in the game, or other clues to what is ac...
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Overall 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 9
9.2
Control 10
9.6
Addiction 8
8.0

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review

Cheat Code Central
30 December 2010
Overall 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 9
9.2
Control 10
9.6
Addiction 8
8.0

What’s Eating You?

Cheat Code Central
28 December 2010
  • Conclusion: If you’re going to play Amnesia: The Dark Descent in the evening, with the lights out and headphones on, make sure the house is empty. Should someone come up behind and tap you on the shoulder it could be game over. You’ve been warned.
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Overall 9
9.2

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

The Gamers Temple
13 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I think there are different way to get scared. You have the someone jumps out from the darkness and says "Boo!" variety and that's fun, but the thing that really gets me are the slow torturous paranoid environments. Think of the difference in a movie like Saw and the Exorcist. Saw might make you jump but the Exorcist will stick around in your head for a long time toying with you.
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
8.7
Sound 9
9.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review

ME Gamers
9 December 2010
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The true meaning and essence of “horror” has, over time, been eroded and reduced to little more than cheap scares, sudden, in-your-face imagery, and generous helpings of blood splatters. In a lot of ways, horror has become synonymous with gore, a fact clearly evident in the movie industry, and recently, in the world of videogames too.
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Overall 9
9.0

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Destructoid
8 December 2010
  • Summary: In recent years, the survival horror genre has seen something of a decline. Its once-defining characteristics have been co-opted into other genres or simply set aside in favor of more refined, accessible play. These days, the modern survival horror title more resembles an action game with the occasional jump scare than a truly fear-focused offering.
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