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.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (221 reviews) - 95% of the 221 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (14,245 reviews) - 95% of the 14,245 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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Eggs
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
A truly horrifying game.

When I started this game I had no idea what I was in for. I knew, from simply browsing youtube gaming channels, that this was a popular game, but I had no idea as to why. I watch clips of videos where people would scream while playing the game, so I simply assumed it was a jump scare game that sought to exploit the trend that was going on during the time, similar to Slenderman and so on.

I can tell you though, after completing the game, that this is not the case. Does this game scare the crap out of you and make you whimper like a cancer ridden puppy?

Yeah, it does that.

But it does so much more. The story is amazing and enticing. Few games are able to get me to read all of the back story that they have laying around. Bioshock is another example of this, I spent considerable time to seek out the recordings in that game to get the entire story, that s how much I loved it. I experienced that same feeling in this game.

This game also presents many puzzles, an element I did not know was part of this game. The puzzles, though mostly simple, are fun and rewarding.

The game's level and sound design are also marvelous I should mention. The terror of the beast lurking around the corner would be nothing if the beast had the sound of a rubber duck, and the corner had the appearance of a bus stop. No, this game seeks to draw out every sense of fear in you. The only moments of relief you get are in those brief moments of narration, savour those I tell you. (A very similar feeling to F.E.A.R.)

I won't drag on here. It's a terrifically terrifying game.

Though if you're a homosexual and open about it, I don't recommend buying this game, it'll put you right back in the closet.
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jitka.kockova
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
I don't really get the hype of this game, for me it was average. SOmething to do when you are bored.
I did not find it scary - I mean, come on, if I play it in the dead of night, all alone, it should at least make me afraid of going to the bathroom or something :-) Although the story itself is really sick and made me hate myself - aka Daniel quite a bit.
I would recommend buying it only on sale - the playthrough takes only about 10 hours, so imo it is not worth the full prize.
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Uber National
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Bought it four years ago and was too scared to play it. I finally picked it up two days ago, and I'm already done! I do recommend getting over whatever mental block you have to finish this game, it's not as scary as it might have seemed starting out, the main issue is puzzles with no clear solution, which is easily solvable with a quick trip to an online walkthrough text file.

Now I have to get through Outlast...
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Sithodah
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Nope.
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MMuBaK:>
10.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
Best horror game i've played so far
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Tassie Leviathan
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
First of all, The main campaign for this game is great. Spooky, unsettling, full of jumpscares and more a explorative world rather than a point a to point b survive to win. While I can't exactly go into a huge paragraph of detail, I will point this out.

THE MODDED LEVELS FOR THIS GAME MAKE IT HIGHLY WORTH BUYING.

You need to go to other sites for them, but each custom story I have played, long or short has been greatly satisfying, terrorfying and makes one game worth dozens. If you're a fan of Horrors or browsing player created content, this is the game for you.
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Mister.Exe
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
A very difficult game however very fun and interesting story
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BloodyComedyy
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
What a great experience! I love it <3
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Ameadius
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
Daniel is a bloody ♥♥♥♥♥.
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Alishabear
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
A LATE NIGHT DRINK<3 TINY BOX TIM<3
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
At first, my old computer couldn't run this game and I was sorely dissapointed. I've always wanted to play this game and experience the horror for myself. But now, three years later with a new laptop I'm finally able to play and I must confess.

It was worth the wait.

My first playthrough is still ongoing, but I would reccomend it to anyone and everyone!

10/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I actually completed this game tonight. I have owned it for 5 years, and started it now and again, but got only so far and then thought "well, thats enough for me".

Well, I braved it. I said nope, I'm doing it this time. And I am bloody glad I did.

Despite being 6 years old now, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is still a solid, good looking, great sounding, first person horror game. You wake up in castle with no recollection of where you are and why you are here, but you soon learn more as you descent further into the deep bowels of this forbidden place. Along the way, you have some relatively simple puzzles to overcome, while the odd puzzle or two present more of a challenge.

And it is true what they say, this game is just plain scary. I truly felt fear in this game like no other game has accomplished, and this is achieved by a combination of jumps, creepiness, fear of the unknown, fear of being chased, panic, a gloomy atmosphere and some utterly brilliant audio work.

I can't describe the gameplay and the mechanics without underselling the game at the same time. The only way to know what it is like is to just play it, and trust me on this - it really is one of the scariest things you'll play.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Product received for free
It was definately not f..ff.f..fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
That aint even a survival horror game!
A puzzle game with an amazing story and terrifying stuff.

This "puzzle game" was one of the games i wanted to play before i bought a new PC, because my old PC was crap. I bought this game in 2014 to play it when i get my new PC. I got my new PC in 2015, though...

WHATEVER!

Best game ever, 10/10 would fap tears
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Yeah im terrible at horror games, you see those 9 hours I have played of this, they are me at the beginning of the game, the furthest I have gotten is when the elevator breaks and your stuck in an area of pitch blackness, really when I say I am bad I mean it, I will complete it eventually and probably record it I might regret saying that, but from what I have played its a great game, so get it if you enjoy horror.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I always thought this game was overhyped and well, dumb. Man was I wrong (and stupid). While I have not finished the game, the short amount of time I have played, has been good. Real good. The game is pretty scary with a great atmosphere and I feel like most of the terror and tension comes from the superb sound design. I have been frightened multiple times, just from gusts of wind or creaking doors/floors. I keep meaning to play more of it, but I think (subconsciously) I'm too scared. So in the likely case I never finish the game, from what I have seen...a solid 9.5/10

OH plus there are a ton of custom stories you can download and play. "A Cowards Debt" is great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
What can I say about Amnesia, that hasn't already been said?

The game is just astounding. So beautiful and well crafted with this organic, ever changing feel to them game that, no matter how much you play, allows you to discover more and continue to get chills and scares for hours upon hours. There's never been a single player game I enjoyed as much as I have enjoyed Amnesia. The story is well done, the scares are placed and done thoughtfully, and the enviroment is so vast, even when the game takes place inside a single castle.

I love the heart that was put into the game, the voice acting is wonderful and the creatures are frightening. Even now, with 52 hours on record, I can still jump into the game and get chills and thrills from it.

And that was without including the in depth Custom Stories, where fans or developers can create their own wonderful horror story with the provided assets of Amnesia. So much creativity and scares, and even humor, has come from the community stories to where there is no end to the game. You can keep playing Amnesia, and experience a unique and creative take on the world a hundred times over.

I love this game. It has a place in my heart as one of my favorite games of all time, and I will never stop reccommending this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
What else can I say about this classic panic-attack game that hasn't already been said?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Do you like Slender? If you do thats a walk in the park. Have Fun :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Product received for free
Good spooks.
Good spooks for everyone.
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