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Alone in the Dark

PS5 Details

Native PS5 application
Yes

Details

Release Date
October 25, 2023
Metacritic Score
64

Game Description

Psychological Horror meets Southern Gothic in this reimagination of the classic survival horror game, Alone in the Dark.

This love letter to the ground-breaking original lets you experience a haunting story through the eyes of one of two protagonists. Play as either Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood and explore your environments, fight monsters, solve puzzles and uncover the uneasy truth of Derceto Manor…

Deep in the 1920’s south, Emily Hartwood’s uncle has gone missing. Together with private investigator Edward Carnby, she embarks on a journey to Derceto Manor, a home for the mentally ill where something is lurking. You’ll encounter strange residents, nightmarish realms, dangerous monsters and ultimately uncover a plot of rising evil. At the intersection of reality, mystery, and insanity, an adventure waits that will challenge your core beliefs. Who can you trust, what will you believe, and what will you do next?

  • Explore Derceto Manor in this reimagination of Alone in the Dark, a love letter to the 90’s cult classic horror game.

  • Return to the roots of psychological horror and experience an atmospheric journey worthy of the game that started the genre.

  • Dive into a world full of sounds that make your skin crawl with a haunting, yet mesmerizing doom jazz soundtrack.

  • Enjoy the thrill of desperate survival in a world where reality starts to crumble, evil lurks in every shadow and ammunition is scarce.

  • Experience this nightmare from either Emily Hartwood’s or Edward Carnby’s perspective and unearth the dark secrets of a gothic mansion.

  • Immerse yourself in a deep psychological story that goes beyond the realms of the imaginable, by Mikael Hedberg, cult horror writer of SOMA and Amnesia.

Reviews

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Good
  • Original game was a progenitor of genre
  • Development team consists of high-calibre talent
  • Narrative involves the hiring of a private detective
  • Game allows choice of characters
  • Game involves exploration for clues
  • Old-school mode presents cryptic puzzles
  • Game features strong lighting and facial capture
  • Stable performance with choice of modes
  • Gameplay includes note-taking and completion of collectable sets
  • Game is at its strongest while exploring
  • Third-person shooting mechanics and melee-focused combat
  • Objects in the environment can be used in combat
  • Gameplay includes projectile attacks
  • Game involves psychosis and mental health deterioration
  • Narrative contributes to a sense of unease
  • David Harbour's performance for Edward Carnby impressive
  • Game includes world-building and narrative pacing
Bad
  • Subsequent releases could not capture the magic of the original
  • Game can be a little hand-holding
  • Cast characters visually inferior to protagonists
  • Enemy set isn't particularly inspired
  • Lack of tension in encounters
  • Melee combat is a little clunky
  • The enemies lack personality and are not threatening
  • Scripts for both characters do not deviate much
  • Playthrough relying mostly on protagonist's performance
  • The game wanes at different intervals
  • Tip prompts linger too long on screen
  • Key items are oddly close to puzzle
  • Sound bugs out at times
  • Character can sometimes get stuck in scenery
  • Melee weapons make no sense logically
  • Some design choices and bugs affect overall game experience

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Standard Edition

Videos

THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark | Release Trailer
THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark | Into The Madness Teaser
THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark | Into The Madness Trailer
THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark | Looking For Jeremy Trailer
THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark | The Dark Man Teaser
THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark Spotlight
THQ Nordic
Alone in the Dark | Spotlight Announcement
PlayStation
Alone in the Dark - Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games

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