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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Very Positive (142 reviews) - 90% of the 142 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (14,255 reviews) - 95% of the 14,255 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2010

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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

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    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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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
i've got nothing to say. this game is the queen of horrorgames. try it out for yourself. don't read any of these reviews. don't watch any let's plays of this game. let the power seep into your pores.

this is one of the games which has the capability to leave permanent mental scars.

buy a decent headset. turn off the lights. good luck.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Production of the creators of Penumbra. This is the adventure survival horror, tells the story of Daniel, who has lost his memory on its own initiative and now wanders basements, hallways and and other parts of the huge castle discovering the horrific events of his past and struggle to survive. The game is about exploration but also in our way will be a puzzles to solve. He is not able to defend themselves against the monsters so our goal is to avoid contact with them, hiding, avoiding the dark but also taking care of the health and psychological status of our hero. The game is one of the best survival horrors I've ever played, dark and gloomy atmosphere, great sound system, the monsters that always will give you creeps, taking care not to run out of oil lamp. In addition there is the ability to play the new campaigns created by players. If you're a fan of such a games I would definitely recommend this production.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
93.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Sound for reading!

OK, I'm proper scared. I've just been stalked through a sewer by something I can't see, let alone fight.

The only thing that gave it away was the languid ker-splosh of its footsteps as it ranged around after me. Every time I lost my footing on the narrow path of tottering crates and other detritus and landed in the drink, a flurry of intense sploshing rose sharply in volume as it made for my meat. It was utterly, panicinducingly horrible. I made errors in judgement, I missed jumps, I clenched. When it was all over, I nearly had a little cry.

Amnesia does Lovecraft in the purest sense: it understands that the imagined far outweighs the known in its psychological punch, and it gives you enough audio and visual cues to imagine a very carnival of horrors. From the twisted brainpipes of Frictional games, the guys behind the Penumbra series, this is every part the worthy successor, with considerably higher production values, bags more atmosphere, and a deeper exploration of the parallel themes of horror and insanity. While these screenshots shout FPS, it shares more with point-and-click adventures than shooters. There's not a weapon in sight: it's all about the puzzles, exploiting the neat physics engine, combining items to apply to the environment, and hiding when the nasties come.

The story unfolds from a locus of zero knowledge, aside from one fact: your name is Daniel. You wake in a medieval castle, and finding a note you'd previously written for yourself, you discover you're here for a reason. In fact, you've been here for some time, and as the plot expands through further diary-notes and flashbacks, the unsavoury purpose behind your presence becomes apparent. You're also just a bit afraid of the dark. The whole place is graveyard-dim, but you collect tinder-boxes to light torches and candles, and oil for your lamp. Keeping the shadows at bay is a constant – and necessary – struggle. (
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Spend too long in the gloaming, and madness beckons. As Daniel's sanity starts to stutter, imagination plays merry hell. Insects skitter across your vision, the input-lag between mouse-gesture and action goes to hell, the ground lurches sickeningly, and you'll hear things – whispers, cries and horrid noises, one of which can only be described as someone pulling crabs apart.

Against this background, you learn of the unspeakable experiments that happened here, and your involvement with them, as something hideous dogs your steps. It's hard to talk about certain specifics without spoilers, but suffice it to say, there are scenes you'll recoil at. One area of the game is devoted to revealing the psychological and physical specifics of medieval torture methods; fascinating in a horribly suggestive way, and all, somehow, tied to your past. When it's not breathing down your neck, lurching after you or trying to eat your face, Amnesia shows you bad things and makes you feel dirty.

And that's its triumph: one of grisly atmosphere over genre convention, with tension and release in keen balance. It seems rude to pick holes – some of the vocal delivery, for example, lacks the credible touch, and occasionally, you'll have no idea what the puzzle you're working on is meant to achieve; you just have to keep trying things out. But it's well worth it, and a snip at £12.95. Despite its title, Amnesia remembers what the blockbusters of survival horror seem to have forgotten: how to horrify. (
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This one indie game escalated the genre to the point of it being somewhat emulated by both indie and AAA studios to this very day.

Only thing missing is "Workshop" support on "Steam".
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
This game made me ♥♥♥♥ my pants
real horror experience
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Its really a crying shame there aren't any movies being made these days that give me a deep sense of fear and trepidation like Amnesia The Dark Descent and so am eternally grateful to the game developers who continue to push the boundries of the horror genre.

A great many games have been released since this game was iniatially launched and yet few stack up to its standard, as old as the game is its graphics don't fail to impress not a moment went by that I didn't take a moment whilst hiding in a dark corner or ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ myself in a wardrobe to take in the ambience of the dark, twisted environments my poor character had the gross misfortune to find himself in.

The pure malevonance of the castle I was trapped in was only further imbued by terror due in no small part to the downright twisted ambient music flowing through my Turtle Beaches and into my head causing me to proceed more cautiously and with a sense of pure anxiety that had me sweating so much it felt as though I would slip right off my chair at any moment.

With a non-invasive UI that didn't take away from the gameplay and an easy to use inventory system the only problem I found was rationing my supplies as to not get caught in the dark without a light source or a rapidly diminishing mental state, which would leave my character crippled with fear or worse.

For those who like fast gameplay and linear storylines, this game is not for you if however you love a solid story that plumbs the very depths of human darkness and surviving my the skin of your teeth, not to mention quaking in terror at an effective horror title then step on in and enjoy the ride, I promise you, you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Pro Tip: Be sure to wear brown pants while playing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
11/10 scare the living sh*t out of yourself.

such a bloody scary game... (͡๏̯͡๏)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Ma kardan 10/10
*TRANSLATE* sbuuki gaem
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I've played this game through countless times.
It's still the best horror game ever.

Focus on the story, people. Dive into it. Read everything with thought.
The story is really good, the monster scare you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
You struggle, you win.

My favorite game forever!
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Jonny
8.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
never beat it. just to scary for me hahahah
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Roger O. Thornhill
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
Amnesia: The Dark Descent has earned it's spot as the gold standard for horror games. It masturfully creates tension and suspense like no other game can. For those who don't know, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is set in a Victorian-era castle. You wake up having, of course, amnesia. The story unfolds through letters you wrote to yourself and letters you find scattered throughout the castle. I won't spoil the story or the backstory that got you there but it is incredibly well written and acted. The suspense of the story only hightens the real danger in the castle too. The monsters are terrifying and the hightened suspense at times made me truly horrified. The soundtrack kept me on edge too and is very well made. In addition to running away from monsters, there is also a good deal of puzzle solving. It's the kind of puzzles that make you think and make you feel good when you figure them out, but not the impossibly hard ones that usually need a walkthrough to solve, which is a good balance. Overall, this game is near flawless, and a must-have for any fan of horror. However, there is one thing I realized that did hinder the expierience a little bit. It is immersion breaking, so only read this after you beat the game. The enemies spawn and de-spawn in almost all locations. Knowing this makes it far less scary, but then you realize that if you don't hear the growls of demons then you are ok to traverse the area quickly. If you do hear a monster, you can hide for a minute and then you're fine. I've seen monsters go down 1-way hallways, and then when I go down after them, they are gone. Those hallways have sealed off doors, too, so ther is no way they could have gone anywhere. It's not that big of a problem but it is something to be aware of. I got this game for free during a 1-day promotion for SOMA. If you were unlucky and didn't redeem your free copy then you should still buy this game at full price. Frictional games makes masterpieces and you should buy this game for sure!
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Koneko Toujou
301.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
A truly amazing psychological horror game, a pretty short but very well crafted storyline makes this game worth it. Even better, is at a perfect price range for what you are getting. But what really stole hours of my life away from me are the mods, this game has a very very active modding community, even now. Get it for the main story, stay for community-made stories.
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EvilBob
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
This is about the scariest game you could possibly play. If you are into horror game, and defacating your pants, this is the game for you.

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Isla
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
"This game cant be THAT scary" I say as i click the install on the game when it was free
*Plays for 0.6 hours*
*Nonstop jumpscares*
"FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC I QUIT I AM DONE NO FUQ THIS. FUQ YOU FUQ UR JUMPSCARES I AINT EVEN HALFWAY FUQ THIS SHET"
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Shank Thomastik
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
It's a fantastic survival horror with controls you have to fight with and monsters you hope you don't. Reminds me of old Silent Hill games, and reading Poe or Lovecraft.

Unlike the Silent Hill franchise, this game has a bit more challenge in the gameplay department, leaving you more terrified than disturbed. A splashy, flooded area made me nope right out of the game. That coupled with the sanity management dynamic (hide in the shadows and lose your sanity, or walk in the light and be spotted by an enemy) created too much of the type of stress I'm not looking for.

It may hook you, however, so it's worth a try.
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Jingelnuts17
50.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
10/10
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The Only Squid
14.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
This 2010 game is better than most new games...People still make maps for it and its incredible...Also s*** me pants
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Doofenshmirtz - Joël
12.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
Kapot eng
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