This Myst-style horror-adventure game will bring fear into your heart. From the very beginning you are exposed to an overwhelming but invisible ghost presence – strange calls, footsteps, voices from nowhere. In order to help your brother and survive you will need to solve the mystery of this abandoned, haunted place. And remember!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (87 reviews) - 78% of the 87 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 19, 2002

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Includes 2 items: Dark Fall 2: Lights Out, Dark Fall: The Journal

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Includes 15 items: 15 Days, Aura: Fate of the Ages, Black Mirror, Black Mirror II, Black Mirror III, Dark Fall 2: Lights Out, Dark Fall: The Journal, Jack Keane 2 - The Fire Within, Overclocked: A History of Violence, Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure, The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles, The Moment of Silence, The Mystery of the Druids, The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief

 

Reviews

“A very well-designed ghost story from a very promising developer, and well worth the purchase for suspense and first-person fans.”
7/10 – Adventure Gamers

“Proves that gameplay and story can (and always should) supersede flash and that a game does not need a big budget to tell a great story.”
8.6/10 – The Armchair Empire

“Taking about twenty hours to finish in all, it is packed with some of the scariest moments I have encountered in my gaming life.”
80 % – Gamers' Temple

About This Game

This Myst-style horror-adventure game will bring fear into your heart. From the very beginning you are exposed to an overwhelming but invisible ghost presence – strange calls, footsteps, voices from nowhere. In order to help your brother and survive you will need to solve the mystery of this abandoned, haunted place. And remember! Do not let it to find you! Do not let it to find you... Do not.. Let... find...

The game is best played in a dark room with your speakers turned up. Unless you're scared, of course.

The Story - many decades ago

The old, abandoned train station at Dowerton hides a history of disappearances, mystery and hauntings. The nearby Station Hotel was once a busy, bustling place for weary travellers to rest and relax...but something went wrong...on the night of April 29th, 1947, the guests and staff vanished without trace, never to be seen again.

The Story - present

You come back from work hoping to get a good night's sleep but then you notice light blinking on your answering machine. It was your brother – an architect redeveloping an old train station and hotel. He called to ask for your help. Alarmed by his frightened voice, cryptic information about some disappearance and strange whispers in the background you board a train without hesitation. From now on your adventure has just begun and soon you will realize that although no one is there, you are not alone...

Key Features

  • Explore the haunted hotel and train station, alone at night.
  • Use Ghost-Hunting Gadgets to ‘see’ into the past, and hear the dead.
  • An eerie, World War 2 setting is fully realised in 3D graphics.
  • Use detective skills to uncover secret places and learn long lost secrets.
  • Challenge the mind by solving many devious puzzles and enigmas.
  • Communicate with ghosts via a Ouijaboard.
  • Decypher an ancient, long forgotten, language.
  • A non-linear story by Jonathan Boakes, author of The Lost Crown.
  • Full cast of actors & sound to bring the haunted location to spooky life!
  • Utilise high-tech surveillance equipment, to watch supernatural activity.
  • Research local Ghost Stories to learn more about the Dark Fall.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
This game has to be played in the dark, on your own and with the volume up high. I'm not spooked by much but more than once, I was given goosebumps and palpitations by a sudden phone ringing, floorboards creaking and a disembodied voice calling to me as I explored the abandoned hotel and railway station.

You get the feeling you are there.

On your own..

And very frightened...
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Just finish the game.

First of all I recommand this game, it has a really good quality/cost ratio.

Cons:
Stupid voices talking while trying to read medium to long text.(A pet peeve of mine)
Lots of backtracking if you don't take the time to make lot of notes. (Would be great to have all important data on hand like in shivers).
Didn't understand how the cue system works (not needed to finish the game)
Some anticlimatic long text. (Remove the feeling of danger and urgency)

Pros:
Really nice puzzles!
Nice gameplay (Not just basic point & click)
Lot of backstories!
Good atmosphere (But Scratches had a better one I think)
Good lenght for a "Ghost hunting" point & click
Good unexpected ending
Good price

A good game that I recommand.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
6.8/10 - A Darker Myst Clone

This game is pretty good. Very similar to Myst, but there is tons of voice acting which is a bonus. Clues also have lots of detail so you really feel like you are solving the mystery. Controls are good for the style and overall the one is enjoyable to play.

Always on sale. Good price for the content. Worth $3-5

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
plenty of spooks to be had
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53 of 56 people (95%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Okay I don't know how this got such a poor rating. For 5.99 get both, so far this game is great. If you like games that make you think to progress and a great story then buy them while you can.
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