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4.43 stars 4.43/5 Stars Average score of 23 user reviews spread across 3 releases and 0 DLC

This might just be the creepiest game ever made. 0

 You wake up in a castle with a note you have written yourself. You cannot remember who or where you are, but your former self is not surprised. The note tells you that you have purposefully forgotten recent events, and that you now have one goal: find and kill a man named Alexander. You don’t know who Alexander is or why you wanted to kill him, but your note warns that you are being chased by a dark shadow that alters reality and that time will be short. The dark shadow is a persistent t...

15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

A Lovecraftian scarefest 0

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 the hapless, civili...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Very Well Made Horror Game 0

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a very strong entry in the first person horror genre from developer Frictional Games, the same studio that produced the very strong Penumbra series of games.  Much like its spiritual predecessor, Amnesia is largely a puzzle game, although there are monsters as well.  But like the second Penumbra game, combat is not something that should be attempted.  Playing as Daniel, you are more or less an ordinary person facing extraordinary monsters.  You don't stand a chance t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review!!! 0

Heres a game that just came out of nowhere and knocked my wind out, went to my cousins to watch his dogs for the weekend and in return for doing that he gave me this, daring me not to get scared and to play through it all by the time he returned, so, I took that dare and I played this game non stop all the way through, and let me tell you, I loved every minute of it. From the creators of Penumbra brings another first person survival horror game, except this time its set in a castle in the middle...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

There's no terror if there's no penalty for failure 0

Most video games are structured in such a way that the player character's life is in danger. You can die by falling from a platform, or getting gunned down by your enemies, or being eaten by monsters.So what separates a horror game from any other? Horror games alter the relationship between player and game through two mechanisms: they balance combat to be unfavorable to the player, and they contextualize the gameplay in the conventions of the horror genre (minimal lighting, grim imagery, ominous...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Small Game, Big Scares 0

I love when games get me spooked, and this rather dark little game was a near perfect recipe for suspense and jumpiness. It's rare that a title comes along and provides players with such a rich atmosphere to be immersed in. Like the intro states, the game is not to be played to win, its purpose is to give players a dramatic first person survival horror experience. I can honestly say that the game freaked me out a few times, but I'm a sucker for playing games in the dark with the sound cranked!  ...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

The ultimate interactive horror experience! 0

This little independent gem with somewhat shoddy graphics is, in my humble opinion, the game of the year. It doesn’t matter one bit that Amnesia’s budget is a drop in the ocean compared to this year’s AAA titles, because this game is all about masterfully creating a mood, and ultimately, an intense sense of dread and hopelessness-- while displaying some great storytelling at the same time. In a day and age where pretty much all the big games out there feature powerful weapons and lend the player...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Though it's held back by its brevity, Amnesia is a must-play 0

Amnesia: The Dark descent is one of the scariest games ever made. While that might be a bold statement, it couldn't be a more apt way to sum up this spook fest, courtesy of the Swedish, independent studio Frictional Games. Amnesia is all about disempowerment; you have no weapons or means to defend yourself, so when trouble arises –which it often does-- then all you can do is run away and hide. But the scare factor in Amnesia goes deeper than that. This is a dark, sumptuous looking and desa...

0 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Though it's held back by its brevity, Amnesia is a must-play. 0

Amnesia: The Dark descent is one of the scariest games ever made. While that might be a bold statement, it couldn't be a more apt way to sum up this spook fest, courtesy of the Swedish, independent studio Frictional Games. Amnesia is all about disempowerment; you have no weapons or means to defend yourself, so when trouble arises –which it often does-then all you can do is run away and hide. But the scare factor in Amnesia goes deeper than that. This is a dark, sumptuous looking...

0 out of 8 found this review helpful.

OH MY GOD! Wait the games over? 0

What a great idea for a game. An intensely suspenseful puzzle game which leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat at all times. There are many points in this game where I found myself screaming like a child and pausing the game to collect myself. The gameplay was flawless, there really was nothing to though. It simply was a point and click game while running with WSAD. The scariest part which was also the most intriguing was the fact that you can't fight the monsters, you can only run and hop...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Scary but amazing 0

I picked up this game just based on videos and the quick look but I basically knew the idea: a scary as shit game with no weapons monsters and no fighting back. Even with that knowledge I could not tell the experience I was going to have with the game I kinda thought some reviews were over exaggerating when they are talking about you will feel like stuff is there when it is clearly not you just too out of your mind to see the obvious facts. I found myself hiding in closets in the first 45 or so ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Finally A Decent Horror Game! 0

Let's face it: Aside from the shock value, most horror games and movies have become relatively predictable and, as a result, bland and boring. The F.E.A.R series capitalized on this by taking all the horror elements of The Ring and The Grudge and sticking them into a video game, with a substantially more naked antagonist. Regardless, the regurgitation of the same mechanics (open a door and something pops out, walk near a dead body and it comes to life, music ramps up as you approach something, e...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Things that go bump in the night. 0

I eagerly seek out anything based on H.P. Lovecraft's books. Amnesia has found a great balance between keeping the hair on he back of you standing on end and throwing fairly easy yet stimulating puzzles at you. You piece together the story by exploring the environment and finding notes, memory charged objects and through reading texts on load pages.The atmosphere is top-notch, controls easy and responsive and the voice acting mostly good.I feel that the game was building up to a climax that didn...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Realms of the Haunting on Steroids 0

Maybe my heading is too obscure for most to catch it, but if you played R.O.T.H. you'd understand. That aside, this game is an absolute gem. Lets get the obvious out of the way first. Yes, the graphics are somewhat dated but keep in mind this is an independent title produced by a small company. That being said, you can run them on max and they're good enough to get the job done. The somewhat dated engine does not detract from the overall immersive quality of the game. So what type of ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review!!! 0

Heres a game that just came out of nowhere and knocked my wind out, went to my cousins to watch his dogs for the weekend and in return for doing that he gave me this, daring me not to get scared and to play through it all by the time he returned, so, I took that dare and I played this game non stop all the way through, and let me tell you, I loved every minute of it. From the creators of Penumbra brings another first person survival horror game, except this time its set in a castle in the middle...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent 0

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a PC game in which you descent into the far reaches an ancient mansion in Prussia. You start off the game apparently having taken something that erases your memory. When you wake up you find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings, soon after exploring your surroundings you discover a letter that you, yourself, must have written shortly before. It tells you to seek out Alexander in the inner sanctum and kill him.Graphically this game looks like it could have come out dur...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This game is scary 0

This game does one thing and it does it very well, scares the shit out of the player. As an indie game, the graphics aren't great but are acceptable, but the sound design is absolutely brilliant and horrifying. The game prompts you to play to immerse yourself, not to win, and if you do it is one of the most genuinely scary things I've been exposed to in entertainment media....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Get used to that warm feeling on your seat 0

 Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a thrilling and terrifying experience from the beginning to the end. Problems do exist: the sanity mechanic turns out to be more of a chore than an enhancement to the experience, and the eight hours of the game are enough to grow desensitized to the horror that it provided throughout. Despite this, a compelling atmosphere of tension and dread supports Amnesia to the end. You play as Daniel, a British man who wakes up in castle Brennenburg with no memory and only a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Extremely immersive and scary 0

This is a scary game, and not in the cheap monster-in-the-closet kind of way although there is the occasional moment like that. Amnesia's scares don't come from just it's grotesque monster design, it's a lot more focused on it's sound which create a menacing atmosphere for the gloomy backdrop. The main scares from Amnesia instead come from the feeling of total helplessness. Monsters will hunt you in the dark cold corridors of the ancient castle and you can do NOTHING about it except hide and pra...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An excellent example of how horror isn't always blood n' guts. 0

The ShortPros- Genuine Lovecraftian horror- No combat; you run or you die- "Insanity" mechanic is fantastic and only adds to the horror- Slow burn of creepiness that reminds me of the classic Silent Hill games- Excellent sound design and graphics- Might be one of the scariest games I've ever playedCons- Can be difficult to know exactly where to go next- Might be a little slow at first for the impatient- Messing up just once and result in a quick death- Playing it in the dark with headphones can ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Very Novel Game 0

It's an odd thing to call a game as unsettling as Amnesia: The Dark Descent “refreshing”, but for a person whose idea of horror in video games was Doom 3 and Condemned, Amnesia came at me with a style and atmosphere so unabated and disturbing that when I found time between the skips of my heartbeat, I couldn't help but think, “Wow."Made by the team of five Swedes at Frictional Games, Amnesia is a game that focuses all of its energy into unsettling the player. From the very beginning, the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amnesia does many things right. 0

I've grown accustomed to indie games quite swiftly, and learned to love them too. I now fully support new developers trying to impress consumers armed with sometimes nothing more than low budget and a good idea. After all, most big developers are too busy copying the current trend or creating the next best FPS experience only to try competing with the number one game in the most popular genre and hopefully snag a larger piece of the pie. They're full of it, and we're left full of games that do e...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review 0

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0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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