The number of missing in the city increased. People talk about the experiments on human beings. And now, only you can figure out if it was true. Especially because you have no choice. Mysteriously, you find yourself in a terrible location 40 meters underground. Your name is Katrine, and you do not remember anything about your past.
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Release Date: Feb 6, 2015

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The number of missing in the city increased. People talk about the experiments on human beings. And now, only you can figure out if it was true. Especially because you have no choice. Mysteriously, you find yourself in a terrible location 40 meters underground. Your name is Katrine, and you do not remember anything about your past. But in the search for truth, try not to lose yourself.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Atom 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT630, 1Gb
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
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CYBORG
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Cool game!
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LuckyDog
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Wow - The Reviews were absolutely right - Run For Your Life! This is an Assault on good judegement - Reviews Are NOT Mixed - They are majority Negative. You've already read about the awful camera angle, bad mechanics, dull story.

My Dad would say, "Never beat a dead horse," meaning not to labor a point that's already been made. So lemme be brief.

The subtitle translations can barely pass for English. The voiceovers are comical. Anybody remember Natasha & Boris Badanoff from Bullwinkle & Rocky cartoons. Thats where "Get Moose & Squirrel" would come off sounding like "Geet Mus und Skveral." Yep, this is one lousy Russian Fail. Even though I only paid pennies for this game, it was a big waste of valuable time. You've been warned..... by most of the Reviewers on this page. Cheers
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Daniel Valiente
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
The worst game I've played on any platform. The graphics and the level design are terrible. There are only three levels, two of which you will have to beat twice — and this is no joke. There are only three kinds of enemies (clones, fast clones, humans). There are just three save slots. The English version is atrocious. As a translator, I find this level of localisation absolutely disgusting. The "voice actors" obviously don't speak English themselves.

On the plus side, you can get a perfect game in about 1-2 hours (depending on whether you miss any weapons, which fact will require you to replay the game — yes, the whole game — as you can't just jump to the level of your choice), and there are trading cards.
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JanVal
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
MEGA ♥♥♥♥ !
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3N0 [I'm from Arkham]
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
flashlight trough walls 2016
can't hit a walking nude meat bag with a flashlight 2016
can't shoot batteries 'cause there's too much of them 2016
too confusing, seriosly, even when I was lookin' at the map whole time I couldn't make my way to "???" room.
at least you can stand infront of a clone and have some romantic moment, starin' at each others eyes. 2016

2016/80's.
this is my favorite year.
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Redbeard
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Darkness Assault was an assault upon both my senses and good judgement (I should never have bought it in the first place).

OMG! The worst thing about this game was the camera angle; it was set at something like a 45 degree behind the character, looking down towards the floor. It gave my neck an odd sensation from trying to look ahead all the time towards the area out of view (the cost to fix my neck by a physiotherapist would cost way more than the game is worth).
Why, for pity's sake, why? Either use a top-down setting with a wide view, or a first person setting so you can look straight ahead. This lame-brain notion, that looking down at the floor all the time is a good idea for a game setting, is rubbish.

Speaking of rubbish, the developers should have found someone who can speak English properly to write the dialogue and text boxes. The dialogue was understandable, but poor. Not the developer's fault if English isn't their first language, but they should have hired a reputable interpreter to cover that aspect of their production.

There was probably a lot more wrong with the game, but I didn't hang around to find out.

Sorry, but I found this game a real trial to play. So I stopped, rather than inflict any more damage upon myself.
I may try Darkness Assault at some later stage, once my neck has recovered, but don't hold your breath.
This game gets a thumbs down from me.
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Talha
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I really liked this game, I bought it on sale so it was very cheap and I was not expecting much.
I did not experience much difficulty in the game, I had sufficient ammo to get through all levels and kill everything on my way; When out of ammo I had enough adrenaline and medpacks to escape from enemies. The batteries of the torchlight don't last long but I also had more than enough batteries to make my way through with out a problem.

The game is not very long, once you have finished the game you can get through it again within 10 minutes to get 100% achievements. In order to use the map properly you will have to figure out yourself where you are since there is no marker that indicates your location.

I did not like restarting the game 23 times to die though.
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Flipper Is A Dophin
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Things i've learned from this game:
- all male zombies must wear a towel to cover their testicles
- zombies will chase you while wearing thong sandals
- female zombies are weaker than male zombies but they have nice,untained ♥♥♥♥ anyway-> call Anita Sarkeesian,thanks.
- you can't actually run for more than 4 meters without having a stroke
- whenever you get lost in real life you can find your way by just looking at a wolrld wide map, because FU Google Maps
- all doctors are bald and insane at the same time. And they're German too. Germans are evil.
- a torchlight battery lasts for 15 seconds, much more than an Iphone's battery anyway
- when you want to shoot something with a gun, always aim for the sky. F**k you Pidgey.
- hospitals are made by bathrooms only. Who needs to eat in 2016? We just need to take our daily dump.
- all floors must be soggy and covered in blood, no matter why.

Cheesy sarcasm aside, this is trash. Torchlight or not, you can't see ♥♥♥♥ anyway. Floors all look the same, except the last one.
Worst aspects of this game?
- plot as deep as an espresso's mug
- full of clichès
- it exists
- a sequel might come to steam
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Cringe Worthy
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
PROS:
- Farely decent soundtrack
- Clean Graphics
- Trading Cards 1 0f 5
- Requires player to be independent
- Decent price for te stand alone product

CONS:
- Strict camera angles
- Buggy door opening sequence

3/5
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Wow - The Reviews were absolutely right - Run For Your Life! This is an Assault on good judegement - Reviews Are NOT Mixed - They are majority Negative. You've already read about the awful camera angle, bad mechanics, dull story.

My Dad would say, "Never beat a dead horse," meaning not to labor a point that's already been made. So lemme be brief.

The subtitle translations can barely pass for English. The voiceovers are comical. Anybody remember Natasha & Boris Badanoff from Bullwinkle & Rocky cartoons. Thats where "Get Moose & Squirrel" would come off sounding like "Geet Mus und Skveral." Yep, this is one lousy Russian Fail. Even though I only paid pennies for this game, it was a big waste of valuable time. You've been warned..... by most of the Reviewers on this page. Cheers
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192 of 245 people (78%) found this review helpful
197 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
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79 of 94 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
A top down action/adventure game obviously inspired by Silent Hill. Unfortunately it has a ton of issues:

The translation is pretty bad. The developers are Russian and there's a ton of spoken and written Engrish. The main character repeats the same lines over and over whenever you pick up an item. They should've kept the original Russian voices and gotten someone else to translate the text.

The level design is awful, the first three levels are nothing but mazes with almost identical rooms. There's a radar on the screen but it only shows you and enemies as dots and nothing more. There should've been a map system that slowly uncovers the level as you move through it since they involve searching for items and, as it stands, you'll spend a lot of time running in circles searching for the last Document you need because everything looks the same.

The game tells you to conserve ammo, yet the levels are so narrow that if you try to run past enemies you will get hurt. The only way through is to shoot them.

Unless this changes later on in the game the only enemy types are identical zombies that attack you once they get close.

Unlike most cheap Steam games these days playing it shows that the developers tried to make a good game, but it's way too flawed for me to recommend it.
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Darkness Assault is an indie horror game in which you have been kidnapped and taken to some kind of prison / research installations, as Katrine you have to find what happened.

There are some things that makes this game a bad experience:

  • Enemy models are the same. Different models would be great.
  • Camera. You can't rotate the camera.
  • The level design is awful. All rooms are the same just with different objects.
  • Poor animations. Enemies moves like if them have pooped in their pants.
  • The voice acting it's a joke You can clearly hear that them are having issues to pronounce some dialogues, due devs are russians.
  • Translation into english is poor. You can find senseless dialogues *cough* *cough* Someone used Google Translator *cough*.

This game would be good, sounds like a good story, but there are many things that makes this game another failed attempt of an horror game.

4 / 10
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
This is a very poor effort. It can hardly even be called survival horror as you find like 2 dozen batteries and only end up using 1 even though the place is bright enough to see everything for the entirety of the game anyway! Just a pointless attempt to make it seem like it has more going on in it than it actually does. Ammo is plentiful as well, as are health packs.

Gameplay is horrid. Walk down samey-looking murky corridors, aim at shambling enemies, shoot and move on. Your biggest enemy is getting caught on the furniture while trying to backpedal from your foes. I didn't think the levels were hard to find your way around as some have reported but maybe the map feature is new, which really does help, particularly in the third and arguably most winding level. The aim and shoot feature is horribly bugged, often needing to press fire several times to get one shot off. Even the ending is complete anti-climax. Not even a boss fight. You just kill some more of the guys you've been killing and walk down a corridor and then the final cutscene rolls.

Took 49 minutes from start to finish and even at that I was getting bored. All dialogue and found document text is complete gobbledygook. From what I could make out it seemed like the usual mad-scientist-abducts-people-and-experiments-on-them-to-create-zombie-mutants. Cause why not.

Avoid like the zombie plague.
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51 of 72 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Darkness Assault is a topdown "horror" game.
The thing is though that the horror is not in the game itself, it is more the things surrounding it.

First of all the game's highest resolution is 720p, which is not really acceptable in this day and age.
Secondly the textures simply look as if there was absolutely no effort put into polishing them at least a little bit.
Thirdly the animations look hideous or don't exist at all.

So graphicswise it doesn't look good at all, and soundeffectswise it won't get better:
The voiceacting ingame is dull and repetitive. Though after 3 levels I still don't know where exactly the flashlight comes in now.
The guns sound like they were filled with blanks and there is no sound on impact.

Only performancewise the game is nicely done, with getting 60+ fps consitently.

The aforementioned facts are the most horrifiing things in this game, I am not joking. The zombies and other enemies as well as the ambient sounds are even less frightening than the Military Quater in Naxxramas in WoW... and that wasn't even that frightening to begin with.

Conclusions: I cannot, by any means, recommend this game. In the first three levels I felt absolutely no fear, which is the point in horror game in my opinion. Apart from that it looks and plays like a budget game, but money is not the problem here. It is the fact that this game takes time to play and I wouldn't dedicate any more time to that game than I did for this review.

First impressions video is here: http://youtu.be/v9N9WIQ2nus
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
A bad attempt at a survival horror

Pros:

+Soundtrack is good
+Has achievements and trading cards

Cons:

-Short
-Terrible story
-Poor animations
-Bad voice acting
-Camera is locked
-Identical enemies
-English translation is poor
-Too high priced for what it is
-Lack of enemies, not that many
-No boss fight, not even at the end


Download Size: 807mb
Trading Cards: 5 cards in the set
Achievement Difficulty: Easy to 100%
Time to 100%: 2-3

Rating: 2/10
Recommendation: Avoid

My Opinion:

It's a big not recommend from me, the game just fails to deliver any enjoyment due to it being bland and boring. It isn't immersive and fails to catch your interest, you are more or less wandering around trying to escape while also finding out what happened to you. Doesn't explain a lot, you never understand why you were there.
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
Bad. Just bad.

- Levels act like mazes.
- Very short (although for the price given, this could be justified).
- Poor transaltion and character says the same line every time you pick up an item. (i.e. you pick up adrenaline 5 times, you'll hear the character say the same line 5 times...)
- The 3 weapons you get in the game all do the same damage.
- Poor variety in enemies. 2 different enemies, Clones and Security guards. Clones, however, do have 2 different models. (Great!)
- Game crashed 3 times for me. Twice when starting the game up and once while in-game.

Overall, I don't recommend it, even at its price. The "game" becomes more of a chore through its terrible level design and lack of difficulty.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
I tried to like this game but is simply bad.
The movement of the main character is horrible, there is low ammo, and the enemies are too strong and fast,
Total dissapointment, Don`t buy it.

Update:

They made a patch for the game, and I'm glad to say they fixed A LOT of issues,, now there are better graphics, the controls are more responsive but still a little clunky, there is more ammo and health packs, the enemies are not OP, and they added a map since the first level but you still need a good sense of orientation.

Do I recommend this game now? Maybe, it is much better now, and I was able to complete the game after the patch.

The players could have avoided A LOT of frustration if this patch would have released since the launch date.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2015
I can't believe this game is not free....Seriously, i know free games that are longer than this, i finished it under 1 hour!
Voice acting is very bad, judging by it's sound probably russian english.
Story ending is huge tease, you go to to some hall and then few scenes appear where you see killed profesor (person behind all of this), and then your character says something like "wanna know how i did it? well let's leave that story for another time!"....Just WOW :O
Well i enjoyed only a little bit killing zombies, nothing special.
Play this game only if you get it as gift (as i did) !
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