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 (262 reviews) - 93% of the 262 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (13,543 reviews) - 95% of the 13,543 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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Very Positive (262 reviews)
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RichardT341
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Great game :)
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Nigan
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
After this game, I had a few gray hairs, but for what I have become bolder and stronger in in terms of the psyche .
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The3rd_LibrariaN
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Saw this game when the youtuber Pewdiepie was playing it and I am glad that I bought it even if I get really
scared by horror games
7/10 - Sweish Guy
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DVS-Jingles
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
A great game to wear your headphones at max volume, immerse yourself in the game and to become the one wearing the shoes to get some fright, your goal is to figure out just exactly what the hell happened to you and why you are here. you must wander around the mansion you have found yourself in, there are monsters around every corner and scares right along with them. this game to me has been a very fun find and at a great price. get yourself into your own mansion and figure out the mystery today
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FatHairyBeast
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Good and scary but no cannibals. You can open doors, which is nice.
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Knuckle Bine
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
You will grow to love the water monster...
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MetalHead
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I don't like too much horror games but i play this game and it's awesome.If you want to buy it, it's worth it
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Dinoza
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
If u think its a short game, no worry, u need first a few years of physical preparation :D
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ヴィクトル コードギアス(The Random guy)
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I hope that the game is great but i can't run it becaus OF THIS ERROR!

access violation in module nvoglv32.dll


Sorry if my English is bad xD
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brainfuzz666
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
very well done, and creepy from start to finish. a must have if your into creepy horror games
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DONALD TRUMPU『THE WALL』
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Closet Hiding SImulator 10/10
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NuggetMan59
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I'm too much of a pussie to play this. I ♥♥♥♥ my pants from just the music and the noises.
Great Game 10/10, would ♥♥♥♥ my pants again.
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UltraGamezx
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Really enjoying this game. When I started playing it I didn't expect it to be very scary. But of course I was wrong. This game actually gets more scarier the more you you play it. Basically the more further you get the more scarier it gets. I love Amnesia The Dark Descent, I would buy it again. I recommend this game to any gamer who likes puzzle games with a little mix of horror. This game is actually quite tricky to play. But I like to have a challenge every once and awhile. I'd say this game deserves 999999999999/10.
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TheRock3r
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
10 out of 10 ♥♥♥♥ my pants again
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N3XiST
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
its one of those games that you better play without your pants on
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lowER
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
very scaring.though i didnt end the game but i can feel that
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Private Lurranf
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
A true classic. Fantastically atmospheric and you're as involved in the story as you want to be.
Loved it.
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GabbaGhast
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I would love to have amnesia right now: I can not forget the fear I experienced.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
A true Gem of the Survival Horror Genre took me only 2-3 years of owning it to gather the courage to play through it. 10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
Graphics: terrifying (good)
Performance: terrifying (no fps cap)
History: terrifying (terrifying) *didnt beat it atm
Puzzle difficulty: terrifying (im too worried about monsters to solve a puzzle)
Game Intro: terrifying (srly, its terrifying as hell)

10/10 - would sh!t my pants again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
an epic adventure, high modding capability with various options involved in where u can see as custom story. Good riddles and legendary atmosphere, what u would wanna have comes with it..

Gameplay,story, ambience, story development, the horror, anything u may need...

definitely a must!

the only problem as you may guess is the same that u may see in horror games tho, replayability. you end the main story and its over. although u have the chance of multiple endings, it does not save the repetative feeling once u set foot in the halls of Brennenburg.

Whatsoever, actually behind the customizable stories apart from the main one should be a hand not to give limited access to the game from the gamers' side. You can easily mod the game and enjoy your time.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
I probably like pain. It must be the reason. Otherwise i would never have decided to play this game again.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
With everything you've already heard about Amnesia, know this - you can only take its hype so far. Yes, it's a delightfully scary game with a real sense of accomplishment after every puzzle you complete and monster you run from. But it's not so scary that you should immediately dismiss it if it's "not your genre" or you're "too scared".

Any adult gamer owes it to themselves to pick up this game up if only for how well it is able to create a believable atmosphere with simplistic visuals, conveying information through text (an obvious limitation), and one of the best-sounding indie games of its time. AAA titles and indie games that want to venture into horror game making can take something out of this from a sound design standpoint.


Visually, it's delicious. The textures and effects work to display an ominous ancient castle in the 1880s with a steampunk aesthetic for its puzzle elements. The use of props, mechanics, and an inventory system works. It doesn't fare against today's AAAs, but it's going to look damn good on whatever you're playing it on. If you also play it on the correct brightness level (you'd only be cheating yourself), it adds another level of immersion.

The puzzle mechanics are great, but can get needlessly redundant and complex if you don't read some of the lore. If the papers are in the Notes section, they're worth reading. Sprinting mechanics and how the controls work when you're going insane felt strangely natural. Monsters spooked. The pick up, throw, and move object controls were also relieving - sometimes you just wanted to hurl a chair, a skull, or a body of other props in the air for no good reason other than to see it fly away.

The only way you could tell this was a budgeted game was through its use of limited narration in its story texts. Most information is conveyed through what's written down on pieces of paper, and a limited voiceover from a few characters on a few documents (not all are voiced over) made me lose interest. But there were times in the journey where the your world would slow so that the protagonist could remember moments that were mostly delivered only through dialogue and sound. Those moments more than balanced out the chunks of text that were both spoken and unspoken.

With its limited scope and mechanics for it being a budgeted title, the length felt right. It has 3 types of endings, which fit within its lofty lore that surrounds it. The checkpoint system was forgiving, and I wouldn't have had that any other way. Another gripe was that once you died or initially encountered the same few monsters, it felt less spooker than I anticipated. But the scores and sound cues that accompanied their presence hooked me back into it.

TL:DR

++ P H E N O M E N A L sound design in every step in the process, whether you're using on board audio or a top-notch sound card.
+ Short, but sweet game w/ interesting puzzles
+ Fresh spin on old environments with great visuals
+ Simple mechanics in a complex world
+/- Most information delivered through text, can feel a bit like a visual novel at points
- Characters not as memorable as the setting, which I found to be a missed opportunity
- Monster interactions got tedious and boring at points

8.5/10 - A great game for anyone coming from any genre background. This game also has a semi-active modding community on modDB that can provide tens of hours of new stories and campaign that reaches from Amnesia's rich backstory. One of my best Humble Bundle fringe purchases to this date.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
opened it 5 times played it once, too spooky 4 me
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
Too scared to play, 10/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I got scared as soon as I heard the bad guys scream.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
One of the first if not the first great horror game to be made,with no way to defend yourself this game makes you look left and right, hide in closets and even throw boxes and chairs to escape with your life. Interesting story and many different maps to be played thanks to modders.

8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
if you love horror this is a must have
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
The most stressful game play experience I've ever endured.
In fact, it is not being dramatic to say that the game may well induce mild PTSD in some individuals.
I've never gotten used to looking directly at the Grunts.
As long as I live, I may never forget that screeching terror meter sound.
Something about the bugs crawling, the warped vision and the falling over panic attacks really rings true.
The game is designed taking into account a serious study of what scares human beings.
Hearing something untoward in a dark environment is apparently the most unnerving type of scare, and
there is plenty of that here.
That being said, when you can finally see them, nothing gets better, it gets worse...worse.
If you are a fan of horror
and/or
you are keen to play a historic and masterfully crafted game,
then 10/10 ... highly recommended ... indespensible.
Turn off the lights, put on the head phones , get a good monitor.
This having been said, and speaking as someone who is a serious fan of the game,
there's a hesitation...I don't know about recommending that just anyone play it.
This game is bad news.
The first time I played it induced a mild trauma but it is also addictive.
Frictional Games other major franchise, Penumbra was indeed a true dress rehersal for this.
And, Penumbra has plenty of personality and merit of its own, the key differences are that:
-The enemies in Amnesia are orders of magnitude more frightening.
-The graphics are better (Although, Penumbra Necrologue makes Penumbra sing using the HPL 2 engine).
-Personally, I prefer the story in Amnesia better than Penumbra. Amnesia is often criticized for a less than optimal story, but at least in Amnesia we unturn the stones. In Penumbra we're just trying to survive. We come across fragments of an explanation, but the dots are frustratingly never connected. Amnesia does offer several distinct endings.
-Amnesia is a longer play, no doubt the sheer terror factor will slow most people down.
I love the game, but I'm not sure what that says about me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
very good gamer with amazing situations to keep the heart going
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Game so scary, my dog coulnt handle it
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
You should read this.

who said that flying naked men couldn't be scary?
also who said that naked monsters couldn't be scary?
who said that paintings cant be creepy?
who said that there can't be any dead naked men?
who said that flying naked men couldn't jumpscare you?

well, Amnesia the dark descent includes all these things.

who said that games cant have problems that last for years?

amnesia also includes that.

who said that you should read this?

I SAID THAT YOU SHOULD READ THIS!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
- be like me
- boot up game
- start playing
- scared ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ for no reason
- 2scary4me.jpeg
- get to random absolutely not scary part
- not scary scene exaggerated to seem scary
- lose my cool completely
- uninstall game after about 20 minutes of confused playtime
- never installed this game ever again
10/10 would lose my cool again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I'm too much of a pussie to play this. I ♥♥♥♥ my pants from just the music and the noises.
Great Game 10/10, would ♥♥♥♥ my pants again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
very scaring.though i didnt end the game but i can feel that
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Me hizo cagar ladrillos,y asi arme mi casa :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Pros: Free, fun, spooky.

Cons: You break your computer, your your w key, your pants and your ♥♥♥.

whales/whales- IGN Would whale again.
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