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 (9,182 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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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
Helpful customer reviews
62 of 64 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Most horror game developers think that jumpscares are the key feature for horror. It's just jumpscare after jumpscare. You may be worrying/nervous throughout those games but only because you know you're going to get jumpscared. Jumpscares AREN'T scary. They make you p!ss a little bit but that's a natural human reaction. Everything can jumpscare you in real life from a creaky floor to someone just saying something in a quiet place. That's not horror. True horror is this game.

Amnesia: The Dark Decent, although quite outdated, is defenitly the scariest game I have ever played. I've watched loads of horror films and played many scary games but non of them have left me scared sh!tless throughout and after. I only grab a cushion and conseal my face because I'm always expecting a jumpscare. This game, like no others, truely terrified me, during and after. I even got so scared I rushed to the bathroom and nearly threw up. Luckily I didn't. This game left me sick and shaken throughout it and slightly disturbed me with its well written story. Since there are no other humans (that aren't dead or deformed) apart from you, you feel alone and forgotten.

I haven't been this scared since the time I went to the London Dungeons when I was an infant ten years ago. Bravo Frictional Games, bravo.
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Competent, Unadulterated Survival-Horror

+ Atmosphere is palpable and relentless
+ The 'insanity' feature is well integrated into the game's environment, and the restrictive nature of needing to stay within a light-source adds a challenging mechanic to one's adventure
+ The little voice-acting present in the game is superb in quality
+ Graphics and textures, though dated, have aged well
+ Level designs are well-planned and make one feel thoroughly immersed
+ Controls are smooth, responsive, and blissfully minimalist
+ The story has multiple endings to choose from, and they differ enough as to be worth seeing
+ The plot is interesting and incredibly well-delivered
+ Pages and mementos are well-worth the effort to obtain, and do well to enrich the experience
+ Supports custom story-quests

- Save for a drive to see the other endings, there is little incentive to replay the main quest
- Plot is advanced through linear exploration and fetch-quests; this does not necessarily detract from the experience, and indeed this was the intended method of gameplay, but gamers uncomfortable with this style may find themselves turning away from the game due to an underlying tedium

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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
System Requirements:
A PC with some RAM, a video card, hard disk drive and a defibrillator.
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
- Set Volume to 80% or above
- Make sure you alone in room
- Turn off the light
- Play on Night


Enjoy the true Horror sensation ;3 Until you scared & screamed like a baby lol, and you make your pants wet
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
"Amnesia: The Dark Descent" is possibly the scariest survival horror game out there. The atmosphere is thick and terrifying, and the scares are horrific and memorable. The gameplay is well crafted, and the story slowly unfolds to disturbing peaks, all of these things making this survival horror classic, a must play. Grab a copy when you can; and enjoy this imaginative, horrific, yet memorable horror masterpiece.
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My rating: 10/10
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