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:
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Very Positive (225 reviews) - 93% of the 225 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (13,778 reviews) - 95% of the 13,778 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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Recent:
Very Positive (225 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (13,778 reviews)
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Hexheli
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Excellent game. I couldnt stop playing (until bedtime ofcorse). Different type of scare factor than just jump scares. Storyline is ok, gameplay was awesome. I love that you can interact with mostly everything and keeping an eye out for much needed items to keep your lantern lit and complete puzzles was great. 4.5/5
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Tuaam
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fun for the whole family, will reccomend.
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jrvankirk
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Gave me nightmares! Had me cringing. Much Lovecraft. Wow.

10/10 would Cthulhu F'htagn again.
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Eisenbison
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Believe the hype. This is one of the best horror games ever made that relies on atmosphere instead of cheap jump scares. It's simple, it's immersive, and it's a helluva lot of fun.
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KHFan20
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Somewhere between all the YouTube wecams and mindless fans blindly praising Amnesia, is a game that I don't think quite lives up to the hype as the "scariest game of all time," but is still pretty damn good.

As we all know, the game takes place in a deserted castle and you play as Daniel, a man who awakes with amnesia. As you wander around the castle for the next few hours, you'll learn about the history of both the castle and it's caretaker, and Daniel's intentions for being there. The game is excellent at building tension and atmosphere, you will hold your breath many times while walking the halls of the castle.

The gameplay is where some of the problems begin to arise. I just found the game to be a little too forgiving. The tinderbox system is pretty much broken; I had a ridiculous number of them at the end of the game, somewhere in the 20s. The sanity meter is interesting enough, but I never really felt threatened if it got to a high level. If the meter gets too high, Daniel will pass out and awake after a few seconds. This happened once or twice during my playthrough, but nothing seemed to change afterwards. However, the absolute worst aspect is the enemy AI; Once you figure out the secret of their pathfinding and realize that they only stick to certain areas, the game becomes a breeze, and all feelings of horror and fear are lost. The puzzles aren't very tricky, but I did have to look up where to go once (I had to stack boxes because there was a hatch on a cieling... go figure).

So while Amnesia does capture a constant feeling of dread, you can only be as scared from the game as you want to be. It makes no attempt to hide that it is in fact, just a game.

Do I recommend Amnesia: The Dark Descent? Yes, to every horror fan. Old school horror fanatics will be pleased by this treat, and younger fans will scream at their Twitch followers.
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Hastalavista
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Hastalavistagaming played it and its AWESOME
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desertkona
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Fear of the Dark
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Spiller
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Scary game, enjoyed it.Nice story but questionable moral compass for main character. Try to solve all the puzzles yourself (i.e no google help), for example when you get stuck in a room with no apparent exit, you'll enjoy it.
Low system requirements so you should have the required hardware to play this. Get it on sale if you can.
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nely4
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Must haves when playing Amnesia:
1: A laptop/computer with Amnesia and sound
2: A nice place to sit
3: A dark room
4: A boyfriend (or girlfriend) who won't mind you screaming/grabing their arm (but be careful not to stab their arms with your nails).
5: If you don't have a boyfriend (or girlfriend) or you do but they don't want to play, then use a stuffed animal or a friend or anything that makes you feel safe. Or force/pay your boyfriend or girlfriend to play. Either way is good.
How to play
1: Sit somewhere with your boyfriend or girlfriend or something and start game.
2: Get scared and (if you have a boyfriend or girlfriend) grab their arm or grab whatever you have.
3: Enjoy!
10/10 Great game. Hope my review helped/you enjoyed it!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
56 of 61 people (92%) found this review helpful
62 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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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
35 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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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
12 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
13 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful