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- Features -
- As you start to lose your sanity, you start to see things, are they real or are you imagining them
- Exploration-based adventure game from a first-person perspective.
- Cutting edge 3D graphics & a dynamic sound system. Whatever happens to you will happen to you first-hand
- Danger can lurk behind every corner. Your only means of protection are hiding, running and using your wits! Do you have what it takes to survive
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Do you have what it takes to survive?
Top customer reviews
Amnesia's most redeeming quality is its atmosphere. This is without a doubt the scariest video game I have ever played. A few years ago I bought Doom 3 in hopes of being legitimately scared while gaming. Doom was slightly nerve-racking at times, but I always found myself comforted by the fact that if anything came at me, I could fill it with lead, plasma, or the teeth of a chainsaw. Amnesia provides no such comfort, which is what makes it so fantastic. Another difference is the way in which the game affects you. Doom 3 achieves its scariness via dismembered corpses, splattered viscera and gore, flickering lights, evil laughs, and enemies that spawn right in front of your face. Amnesia has a much more psychological effect, one that fills you with a cold, palpable sense of dread that makes it difficult to reach for the next door handle.
Playing this game in a dark room with earphones and a real desire to be filled with terror and apprehension (as twisted as that may seem) will immerse you in a world unlike any you have experienced. Within the first 15 minutes of playing this, I found myself clenching my teeth in fear, inhaling deeply before entering each new room. Unlike during a horror movie, you are in control, and you must react to the sudden breathing from around the corner, the horrified shrieks of an unnamed woman, or the shadowy menace smashing through your makeshift barricade.
To cut to the chase, I love everything about this game. All of its components, the limited oil for your only lantern, for example, make it one of the most amazing PC games in a while. The product itself is flawless also. It comes in a typical DVD case with a cover, and installed on my computer within minutes without a hitch. If you are in for a highly entertaining scare, I strongly recommend that you purchase this game.
The story of the game takes place in the 1900's (around 1840 to 1860, I think, though it could be later)
and puts you in the role of Daniel, who was in Algeria on an archeological expedition for the British Museum
when Daniel stumbles upon a room with an orb in it, when he collects the orb, he blacks and becomes trapped
in the room for about an hour, but is eventually rescued.
Daniel returns home to Great Britain after his ordeal, only to have people he has come in contact with
mysteriously die horrible deaths. Daniel writes to several people, in the hopes that he can find out why
they are dy9ing after he has contact with them, esp. something that was chasing him and killed some
locals he passed... Something is chasing Daniel, something of pure evil and killing everyone he comes
into contact with. An ancient evil, perhaps. After the orb he has.
I will not spoil the story anymore except to say that the Count of Castle Brennenberg in Prussia offers
Daniel help and the rest of the story unfolds in the game through notes, journals, memos, flashbacks, etc.
The game is played from a first person perspective, and is very dark, as it takes place in a castle at night time
and their is no electricity, only certain areas and rooms with pre-lit candles, torches and lanterns.
The game has puzzles you must solve, though they are not that hard and most people can eventually solve them
by using their heads.
The game is indeed very tense, unnerving and scary, however monsters don't appear until the middle of the game.
Some other points to keep in mind:
Amnesia is a true survival horror game, no weapons similar to Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (I think).
You cannot kill enemies/monsters, only hide from them in the dark or try and run from them and lose them.
Lot's of exploration, this is not an action game but an adventure one.
There are horrors/monsters in this game.
The setting is scary, moody and tense as are the levels in the castle you'll be exploring.
Great physics engine, your character can carry certain items like boxes and chairs and even stack them up or use them to block or stun monsters.
Monsters can run fast and kill you in one or two swipes.
You have a handheld lantern you eventually find, but it requires oil every so often to keep lit.
In dark areas, you also have tinderboxes that can be used to light candles, fireplaces, torches,
other lanterns, etc.
Levels/rooms/areas are well designed and decorated even.
Graphics are nice and detailed though very dark most of the time unless you are in a lighted area
or have oil for your lantern. Might have to turn up the brightness and gamma of the game and your
monitor to boot.
Sound and sound effects are great, scary and downright tense plus creepy too. Love the drum beats!
Controls are good as is inventory management of items found and keeping track of notes, etc.
Memo's sometimes give you hints of what to do next or what to do in general.
Custom story's add life to the game, created by other users (Don't forget to download from
Fractional Games the Justine expansion pack and also The Things in the Night from Doom2299,
Markiplier on youtube also did an awesome 28 part video series of this custom story).
Great story and characters in general (Look on Amnesia Wikia though spoilers abound btw).
Does indeed remind me of certain horror movies and game (i.e. Hellrasier, Resident Evil, Silent Hill,
and a few others, horror books included).
All in all I give this game 5/5 stars for being somewhat original and it does indeed remind me
a bit of Silent Hill plus Resident Evil and a few other games. I recommend strongly it.
p.s. Play it at night, alone, in the dark with headphones on.
For more info look on Amnesia: The Dark Descent TV Tropes page, GameFAQ'd and
Amnesia:TDD Wikia as well as for reviews of this game from not only here but PC Gamer,
IGN, GameSpot, etc.
Edit: The Amnesia Total Conversion mods Necrologue and Twilight of the Archaic are must play!