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 (223 reviews) - 95% of the 223 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (14,244 reviews) - 95% of the 14,244 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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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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Redrum
18.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Easily one of my favourite horror games of all time.

Btw, play it using a good pair of headphones or speakers. Some of the sounds you'll hear are truly disturbing.

This game is all about immersing yourself in the story and atmosphere.
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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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DarkEspeon40K
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Let me tell you why you should buy this game. Just listen here for a second.

Can I say, that this game is awesome? Because it is. It's genuinely hard to complete in one sitting, all thanks to well placed environmental and NPC "screamers". Ah, that word - I shouldn't have used it. "Screamers" are what bad horror games prefer to use. There is no psychology behind that fear that you get after coming across a screamer. It's a one time thing, and all it does - is make sure your reflexes and self-preservation instincts still work. You scream not of fear, but of suddenness. Well, you won't scream if you are Kristen Stewart.

Amnesia? It doesn't have screamers. Well, not too many. Instead, it makes sure you get the feeling of dread just by walking through levels. The atmosphere of desolation and doom, the sounds that you make while walking across the creaky rotten floor, the creatures that make you feel disgust just by looking at them, not to mention the sounds they make... All of it is mixed together into a beautifully tragic and horrifying horror game, with a twisted story and a character to remember. Amnesia became a classic nowadays. There are better games, of course. I won't name them. But Amnesia is one thing you shouldn't miss out. Even if you're afraid of the year gap between now and when it's been created.

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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
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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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
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Easily one of my favourite horror games of all time.

Btw, play it using a good pair of headphones or speakers. Some of the sounds you'll hear are truly disturbing.

This game is all about immersing yourself in the story and atmosphere.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Product received for free
Amazing game. Doesn't even need jumpscares as i get scared my doors. 11/10 would get scared by doors again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
This is what I may call a horror game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
A sweet, super short and absolutely spoiler-free review and opinion on the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent by Frictional Games.

Close your door, shut down the lights and let the darkness sink in... The only visible light source being the computer monitor. The most rewarding experience will only be achievable in total darkness. Amnesia: The Dark Descent will take care of the rest.

As a horror game this gets a lot of things right with just only a handful of annoyances mixed in. The game is definitely recommendable to anyone who is able to handle a lot of spooks and many more jump scares.

The game goes even as far as planting some philosophical and truly thought provoking concepts in players head. So after one has beaten the game the memories about the “descending” aren’t necessarily the scary bits and pieces but the moments when the thoughts about “right” and “wrong” start to have debates in players mind. That’s perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the whole packet.

My IGN-score: 8.5 / 10

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SPOILERS (for those who really want to have a ‘clean’ experience)

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Pros:

- enjoyable surroundings
- atmosphere
- the dance of light and darkness (to put it nicely ^_^)

Cons:

- low resolution textures (the game is nearly seven years old so hardly surprising)
- not enough notes, diaries etc to read (completely subjective viewpoint)
- less appealing in the end (ok, this one is kinda a stretch {as I said there isn't much to criticise})
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