Three men once manned the lighthouse on Fetch Rock, but they vanished without trace on New Year, 1900. No-one knows what really happened to those three poor souls, and no-one is brave enough to stay in the lighthouse, alone, after dark. Except to Fetch Rock Island, and discover what really happened...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (23 reviews) - 73% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 24, 2004

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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



“A tightly integrated game, well thought out and brilliantly executed.”
9.1/10 – JustAdventure

“Like the first Dark Fall, for full enjoyment don't rush through Lights Out. Read the letters and books you find, examine the photos and pictures. Listen to the sounds and embrace the dark. It's a many layered experience.”
80 % – Quandary

“A good, involving mystery adventure that most players will enjoy for the story and the puzzles.”
78 % – GameZone

About This Game

Three men once manned the lighthouse on Fetch Rock, but they vanished without trace on New Year, 1900. No-one knows what really happened to those three poor souls, and no-one is brave enough to stay in the lighthouse, alone, after dark. Except to Fetch Rock Island, and discover what really happened...

Use supernatural investigative techniques and realistic ghost hunting gadgets to reveal the evil presence that threatens Fetch Rock. Together you must defeat the evil that hides in the mist and uncover the mystery of Lights Out.

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

The Story

Many lives have been lost on the lethal rocks surrounding the harbour town of Trewarthan. Mysteriously, a thick fog covers the land and the silence is shattered by the sound of ghastly foghorn. Suddenly, the faithful light of Fetch Rock Lighthouse is plunged into darkness.

‘Fetch’ is the old English word for ‘ghost’; The old lighthouse is built upon something ancient and terrible, causing manifestations, time distortions and unexplainable paranormal events. Only by jumping through time, from the ancient Bronze Age to a futuristic research base, will you be able to uncover what is really happening on fetch Rock. Was your arrival upon the Island, that foggy night, really coincidence, or is someone, or something calling to you, across time.

Key Features

  • Includes Dark Fall 2: Lights Out Director's cut version
  • Explore the historic Lighthouse in four different eras.
  • Discover what happened to the Lighthouse Keepers, that foggy night.
  • Communicate with the dead to solve puzzles and mysteries.
  • A spooky tale by Jonathan Boakes, author of The Lost Crown.
  • Delve into a non-linear story, based upon a real event.
  • Use Time Portals to jump through time, exploring the past and future.
  • Experience the life and times of a Victorian Lighthouse.
  • Realistic world to explore, based on a real location.
  • Full audio experience and spooky soundtrack.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • 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
33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
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Персональный рейтинг - 7,5 из 10

Мастер и апологет чисто английского ужаса Джонатан Боукс, бессменный автор серии ужастиков Dark Fall и по совместительству член группы охотников за паранормальными активностями, все так же продолжает распутывать темные истории прошлого и настоящего, неутомимо копошась в грязном белье людей как живущих, так и усопших. Применительно ко второй части серии хоррор-адвенчур под заголовком Lights Out, Джонатан сменил акцент с леденящей кровь мистики под покровом ночи на научную фантастику. Впрочем, мистическая составляющая и непознанное-необъяснимое как и раньше будет преследовать нас до самого финала.

История, что разворачивается на наших глазах, имела место в действительности в далеком 1901 году в Англии, когда трое смотрителей маяка на острове Фланнан бесследным образом пропали. Все свидельствовало, будто трое смотрителей отлучились на минуту и буквально растворились в воздухе. На плите стыл ужин, был накрыт скромный стол, стыло пиво в пивных кружках... не было только людей. Были лишь истории призраков.

Я, естесственно, не буду вдаваться в детали сюжета. Отмечу лишь, что господин Боукс решил расширить мрачную историю как вширь так и вглубь, и одним только путешествием в 1912 год дело не ограничится. У нас тут научная фантастика, помните?

Несмотря на увлекательную завязку и любопытный сеттинг, игра не лишена недостатков. Самый основной из них - вопиющий пиксель-хантинг. Мистер Боукс все так же остается верным ценителем старых традиций и решительно отрицает все новомодные веяния, так что никакой подсветки активных точек. Неоднократно процесс буксовал лишь из-за того, что не удавалось вовремя обнаружить активный элемент на экране... Во-вторых, смазанный финал. Кажется, будто история не закончена и вопросов по-прежнему больше чем ответов, как игра внезапно ставит точку, больше похожую на кляксу. Ну и в-третьих, некоторые сюжетные ходы уж слишком неочевидны и спрятаны в самых потаенных местах.

Тем не менее, я порекомендую Lights Out. Это работа ручной выделки, не лишенная авторского стиля и хранящая свою неповторимую атмосферу, в этот раз с привкусом соленого моря, гороховой похлебки, пропитанных потом матрацев и мрачновато-затхлого быта начала XX века.

Personal rating - 7,5 out of 10

Mister Jonanthan Boakes, a true master and lover of mild yet eerie and frightening English horror, being a creator and lead developer of Dark Fall ghost-hunting adventure series, plus an active ghosthunter himself, keeps on his way of sniffing around in grimy linen of living and departed souls. Regarding Dark Fall 2: Lights Out, we got the same amount of Boakes' favourite tricks with a taste of science fiction this time. But don't think mystical aspect or spirits from the past would leave you alone in this journey...

The story we're dealing with actually took place in 1901 when 3 lighthouse keepers from Flannan Isle had vanished without a trace. During the further investigation, the scene clearly indicated the tree keepers seemed like had left their rooms just to get back in a minute, but never returned. Dinner had been cooking in the oven... with not a single soul around like all the inhabitants just disappeared. Only ghost stories remained.

I don't wanna tell you what happens next to avoid spoilers, but I can only give you that mister Boakes certainly decided to expand the story in all directions, both in breadth and adding more depth to it. Science fiction included, remember?

Despite of captivating beginning and fascinating setting, the game still contains a number of downsides. The first and the most irritating is pixel-hunting. Do not expect active zone flickering or other ways of indicating that seem like being default in modern games. It's an old-timer and no such cheap tricks allowed. Secondly, a rather sloppy finale episode. When you want more, when you think there are still a lot of questions to answer, the game decides to put an end to this. And the last, but not least, some parts of the game are too unobvious and some hints are hidden in places where you might want to look the last.

I still recommend Lights Out, for it's truly a great piece of work with it's unique atmosphere combined with a tinge of salty sea, pea soup, sweaty mattresses and grimy, mouldy way of life in the dark places of the world in the beginning of XX century.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
As an adventure game coinneseur but also as someone that is terrible at adventure games I had a hard time after the first hour or so knowing what to do. The game's atmosphere is interesting but the gameplay is padded out since there is really only one location you spend all your time in, with differant time line scenarios. I found myself consulting a walkthrough with most of this game as I was sincerely frustrated throughout. Still, for the price it could be worth your time.

I love adventure point and click first person games...I'm just awful at them.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Wonderfully atmospheric with a twist in the tail.
Very much obvously descended from the original Dark Fall, but only a few minor references link the 2 story wise so it matters not which order you play them in.
Its great atmsphere more than makes up for the 'slide show' graphics, as with the original.
If you enjoy point and click adventure and atmospheric/suspense horror than it may well be your cup of tea. It is not visceral, or bloody or graphic, but it definitely sent shivers up my spine (much more so than slasher horror ever does, tho i love both).
If you want to enjoy it, and 'get it', play it slowly, explore and take in the atmosphere from one of the masters of atmospheric horror adventures.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
In theory this game could have been great. I really liked the different milieus and the genre shifts. There were moments when I was genuinely spooked although I knew there would be no jumpscares and no possibility of dying. The gameplay mechanics were however so frustrating that I can't recommend this game, even though I personally enjoyed it because of the story.

- the disorienting and dizzying task of trying to find every possible viewpoint to find the one exact view with an essential item or secret, with the added bonus of some locations (caves, rocks, vents) being impossible to navigate without going in circles FOREVER.
- accidentally doing a one-way teleport and having to take the long way back
- accidentally going through the same lengthy conversations with no option to skip them
- said conversations and ghost soundbites being much too repetitive
- the ghost hunting elements of the game being sort of... light and decorative, with none of the hands-on feel of the first Dark Fall game
- getting stuck because of the aforementioned navigational difficulties and not even being able to consult a walkthrough because this is the Director's Cut of the game and some of the puzzles and hidden locations have been changed.

That said, the game isn't impossible to finish with some good guesswork. If you're a fan of this developer's games and tricky point-and-click mysteries, you could give it a go. I kind of wish I'd listened to other reviewers and skipped this one in favour of Dark Fall: Lost Souls, but on the other hand this game does dish out more of Jonathan Boakes's worldbuilding which I do enjoy.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
As a fan of point-and-click adventure games I really like this series. Dark Fall 2 was a great addition. Definitely easier and more straight forward than Dark Fall 1 but still left plenty of challenge to enjoy. The story wasnt quite as interesting as the first game but still kept you immersed. Definitely a must play if you enjoyed the first installment!
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