Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (297 reviews) - 93% of the 297 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (13,836 reviews) - 95% of the 13,836 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2010

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About This Game

The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape.
Awake...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
You stumble through the narrow corridors as the distant cry is heard.
It is getting closer.
Explore...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel's troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits.
A sound of dragging feet? Or is your mind playing tricks on you?
Experience...
By using a fully physically simulated world, cutting edge 3D graphics and a dynamic sound system, the game pulls no punches when trying to immerse you. Once the game starts, you will be in control from the beginning to the end. There are no cut-scenes or time-jumps, whatever happens will happen to you first hand.
Something emerges out of the darkness. It's approaching. Fast.
Survive...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent throws you headfirst into a dangerous world where danger can lurk behind every corner. Your only means of defense are hiding, running or using your wits.
Do you have what it takes to survive?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 3GB
    • Graphics: Radeon X1000/GF 6 - Integrated graphics and very low budget cards might not work.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X1000/GeForce 6 (Integrated Intel Graphics not supported)
    • Hard Drive: 2GB space free
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Mint 13 LTS, Fedora 16, fully updated
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed.
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Radeon X1000/GeForce 6 - Integrated graphics and low budget cards might not work.
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB
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Overwhelmingly Positive (13,836 reviews)
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Mr-Tori-Fluf
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
1 Think i learned from this game










Never go there where there is alot of dead naked bodys.
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D r i z z
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I ♥♥♥♥ my pants. That's all there is to say.
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Dicing Onions takes Skill
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
scary? grab "The Dark Room" mod. problem solved.
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Shrump
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
What an eerie disturbing and spectacular game if your looking to get scared just buy it ASAP.
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kooledud
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A horror masterpiece.
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-=|Kenlaboss|=-
( 55.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The best horror experience you can get out there, well, except of Donald Trump becoming president.
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Idaishara
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
1. Purchases game.
2. Feeling confident and fearless after watching so many Let's Plays. I got this...
3. Plays game for 2 hours; getting lost in the fantastic story, solving puzzles, evading monsters and fully absorbing the creepy, immersive atmosphere. Pshhh, nothing to it...
5. Falls into water area. Oh s***
6. A Wild Water Monster Appears!
7. Boards the express train to Nope.
8. Closes game, turns on all the lights and sits with back to a corner.

10/10 Totally worth the free panic attack. Will play again...eventually...maybe...
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That Critical Bastard
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Now I just finished the game and what a gameplay i had playing this little gem is it scary?yes does it have good music?yes I whould recommend this game and its very cheap so you dont need to spend alot of money
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railslavegames
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Unplayably frightening ...it's just gets right under your skin from the first loading screen.
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**Death Row**
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is one of the scariest games in recent memory. The loading screen recommends you turn the lights off and play with headphones, something I'll strongly echo. Amnesia: The Dark Descent's puzzles aren't especially impressive and the voice acting can range from convincing to goofy, but the atmosphere Frictional has infused into the experience is as powerful as they come. It's a tale of terror that's menacing and disturbing from the very first moments, and only amplifies the further you progress. Any fan of horror, every Lovecraft fan, and any with even a hint of curiosity should give Amnesia a shot!!
In Frictional Games' Amnesia: The Dark Descent, you get no gun. When a gruesome shambling creature rounds a corner on wobbly knees and its yawning rictus comes into focus, you can only succumb to its onslaught or flee in terror, hoping the shadows will provide safe haven. It plays more like a first-person adventure game than anything else, and borrows many of the environmental manipulation mechanics of Frictional's previous Penumbra series. It's a fairly short game, but one that's near impossible to forget.
What follows is a tale told mostly in flashback as you' re beset by ghostly visions and uncover journal entries on dimly lit desks that tell of scientific expeditions that lead to the discovery of ancient terrors. By itself the story is strong enough, and told effectively assuming you take the time to explore and pick up a majority of the notes. Yet what really adds a quality of unsettling authenticity to the tale is the unshakeable feeling of pursuit and inevitability of some kind of horrific climax.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
88 of 95 people (93%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Hiding in my wardrobe, will review later..
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Do you want a horror game that does not rely on jumpscares, and is genuinly terrifyting? Well this is the game, by far my favorite horror game of all time.
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51 of 55 people (93%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I'm scared that this is in my Library
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If there was any game I could wipe from my memory as to experience it anew again and again, it would be The Dark Descent. Despite having a thousand let's-plays on YouTube for every hair on your head, I still believe this game is hideously underrated.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent has nailed down the most important quality in any horror game in a masterful way that I have not seen since Resident Evil 4, and that quality is that the fear associated with gameplay is carefully trickled into the player's head through the musical score, voice acting and environments.

The voice acting is tastefully theatrical, yet believable. Sam Mowry's talent as the voice of our antagonist goes a long way toward paintaing an image of a formidable, developed foe. Richard Topping's voice as the protagonist potently reflects the player's fear while still managing to pull us into a false sense of safety in the game's many story flashbacks (oops, spoilers!), before shoving us back into the crucible of terror that is this game.

The graphics are as enjoyable as they are cohesive. As mentioned in the commentary playthrough available to the player, a great deal of consideration was invested in assuring that the visual elements of the game would add to the experience. I will omit detail on the topic for the sake of avoiding spoilers.

The ominous nature of the musical score is unparalleled. Whether the environment was meant to instill a peaceful mood in one of the hub levels or to generate a horrifying ambience to leave you looking over your shoulder in your own home, it does it right.

This game is horrifying and beautiful. Synonyms to be sure... if you're a true horror fan.

Easily a 9 out of 10 game. Avid horror fans have no excuse not to purchase or wishlist this item. Those who are rightfully skeptical of the horror genre as a whole have the entirety of my enthusiasm: Give this game a shot.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
65.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Product received for free
Whenever i need a laxative i play this game





It is surprisingly efficient.







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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
*Plays game*
*starts collecting*
*hear grunt and intense music playing*
*shut off computer*
*never play again*

IGN rate: spookyscaryskeleton / 10

Would crap pants again
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ my pants in the menu screen.
Proceeded with the instructions and played in complete dark, alone and with headphontes. ♥♥♥♥ my pants again.
Lights on, sound off. Monster poped out. Outcome the same.
Game is good, not that scary. Got used to it after a while. Stupid lightbulb broke, complete dark and steam message recieved. Running out of the pants..

All in all. Story is great.

10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ my pants again.

Too bad I will never play horror game again..
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
My friend ( hes a sadist) is making me play this game in one sitting. I havent done it yet. I might die.


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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Haunting atmosphere with riveting yet disturbing story which is well worth following. Even someone who doesn't like the horror genre (like me) can really "enjoy" this game.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful