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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (6,953 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 8, 2010

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"Rich in atmosphere and big on scares, Amnesia: The Dark Descent goes where survival-horror fears to tread."
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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

PC
Mac
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    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
62 of 64 people (97%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Pros: Not scary when there's no monsters nearby.

Cons: There's monsters everywhere.
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
-Recipe for playing this game-

Ingredients:
- 1 cozy blanket (2 is also good)
- 1 computer or laptop
- 1 installed Amnesia game
- 2 nice chairs
- 1 Dark room
- 1 willing boyfriend who has experience with the game
- 1 pillow or stuffed animal to hug (or the arm of the boyfriend, but he might disagree about that when he got puncture wounds from your nails after the first jumpscare)

Directions:

1. Start up the computer, it may take a while depending on how good your system is. Use the startup time to go on a treasure hunt for the other ingredients. Also make sure that the room is dark enough.

2. Persuade your boyfriend to play Amnesia. It could be that he declines, if so, capture him with a Pokéball.

3. Wrap yourself and the boyfriend in a blanket and sit in the chairs in front of the Computer.

4. Now it's safe to start Amnesia, make sure you keep your distance.

5. Let the boyfriend play it, specially when he is experienced with the game, just sit back and ask silly questions which he probably already gave the answer to but you were too spooked to listen.

6. Enjoy!
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
66.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
All the dead people have real ding dongs, ten outa ten!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I was constipated all week.
Then i played this game.
#Instantrelief
10/10
Would recommend this game to anyone with severe bowel movement disfuctions
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
The only person who is not naked in this game is you. 10/10 would stand on a pile of dead naked men again.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
one of the greatest mind messing games i've ever played, and that is while i played it during the day, and at night a total nightmare , the sounds and atmosphere created will have you quivering in your onesies
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Creepy as hell!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Similar to the Penumbra games, Amnesia: TDD is all about atmosphere and storytelling. The biggest difference between the two series is that Amnesia does include more of the classic horror induced moments of being chased and hunted. Not that Penumbra didn't have a bit of that, but I'd say in Amnesia, there were specific moments designed to inject some action.

Overall however, the game is paced similarly. I could wander about, sip some coffee, read my notes and mementos and take in my surroundings.
This may sound casual but what Amnesia succeeds in doing is creating a sense of dread. Brennenburg Castle is a miserable place and rarely do you find yourself feeling too comfortable. When an enemy does discover you and then gives chase, it is probably one of the more scary moments I've experienced in a game. The music, the blurriness of your view, the sound of the monster chasing you...not to mention, when you do finally get behind a closed door and find a hiding spot, you then get to watch as the door is violently brought down into pieces. All you can do is hope you're not spotted as you stare at the wall (there is a "sanity" element if you're new to these games). IRL, I am guilty of some audible "gasping" during these moments. During one particular chase I couldn't find an adequate path to get away from my pursuer and pretty much lost control of my ability to suppress myself from exclaiming out loud! That being said, I allowed the game to get under my skin purely becuase it was better that way. I could have played it and completely steeled myself from letting it get to me (i.e. left the lights on, lowered the sound, casually approached the objectives), but what's fun about that? For me, nothing.

As far as the story is concerned, I felt compelled to move forward to find the next clue. I felt a bit of excitement every time I saw a new note to read or completed a puzzle. Naturally I won't reveal any spoilers just in case someone does read this review.

I must emphasize that this is not a game full of jump scares and over the top gore. With that being said, there are some very disturbing scenes that you come across. I walk away from this game still thinking about some of what I experienced. Per the recommendation from the developers when you first start the game, play with the lights off, don't worry about saving and allow the story to drive you forward.

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I'm not fan of quests or horrors, but played this game with a great pleasure. Demo that features athmosphere and gameplay basics is available, so you can try it before purchase.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I enjoyed this game a lot! For the right atmosphere it is utterly important that you play it with headphones on in a totally dark room. If you don't, you are missing out. Recommended for all fans of the horror genre.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Scary as Hell if you like to play survival horror games this is a must have to grab and keep in your library, just don't scare yourself to dead plating this game. Ha Ha Haaaa. Oh snap I am dead.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Someone bought this game for me specifically because they knew it would scare the ♥♥♥♥ out of me, and they were right. I've tried so many times to play this game in ways where I wasn't terrified of everything, but it just doesn't work that way. Play this game with a good set of speakers and/or high quality headphones, and you're in for some good ol' fashioned misery. I'd say it's worth the money, but I didn't even buy it, and I haven't made it very far in terms of progression. I'm sure it's worth the money though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
A spine chilling game that will scare you at every corner. Anyone that is a fan of horror games I would definently recommend for you to buy this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Great game. The only things I did not like about it was the monster just seems too scripted. And after the first few incounters the horror kinda goes away. But still a verry intense game and the story was verry well layed out. And the custom storys kept me coming back.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Get Amnesia they said, it will be fun they said.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Fun ♥♥♥♥ is fun. This game basically sparked interest of Indie horror games, which are extremely common today, with games like Outlast, Slender Games, and much much more. I will review this game in some kind of organised way for you picky buggers out there.

Story: The story is simple, but quite interesting. You play a man named daniel, who woke up in a creepy castle called Brendan Burg Castle (Or something like that) and have amnesia and must remember who you are. Though while on the journey of remembering you rather dark future, you are followed by creepy mutant things called "Shadows" who are everything but pleasent. I like the story, it keeps you wanting to know more about your character and trust me, Daniel does not have the most pleasent past.

Gameplay: This game is really just a off the rails point-and-click first person game. There is no combat, which is what makes it "Survival horror" survival makes sense, but "Horror" I would say is quite loose. The gameplay is to be honest, boring and repetitive, making amnesia good in small doses. What makes the gameplay any good though, is the, to be honest, hilarious physics system. In this game you can pick up any item and walk around with it, throw chairs, books, beer bottles, anything around that you feel like throwin. This is VERY funny when a monster is chasing you and your throwing books at the monster, just ♥♥♥♥ing it off.

Graphics: Who cares about graphics, why is this here?

Sound: Eh there is not much here. The music is some what chilling, though its not saupose to be pleasent. The thing I loved most about the sound was the sound of books or chairs hitting was when you throw em, or when you drag them across the floor.

Overall: Amnesia is good fun and worth checking out if you got the 15 or so bucks to buy it. It is in no way a bad game but its not for everyone, it is honestly quite boring at times with nothing driving it but the story or "Spooky" sounds in the background. And if you want a scary game folks, this is NOT the game for you so save your money and go buy a REAL horror game.

If your a gamer who wants to try something new get this game, I am not stopping you, you might enjoy it but like I said its not for everyone.

I give it a 7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I love this game. The game is a very good looking game but also has a good atmosphere. Also, the game has custom stories. So you can play other peoples levels.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
2 Spooky 4 Me... 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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