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Alone in the Dark

Reboot of the cult horror series, launched in 1992. In Alone in the Dark we find ourselves in the Derceto mansion, which we traverse in the skin of Emily Hartwood and Edward Carnby.

Action | TPP | survival horror | horror | action adventure | interwar period | Find Your Next Game

Alone in the Dark Release Date

20Mar2024in 19days

PC PS5 XSX

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Alone in the Dark is a psychological horror adventure action game. It is a reboot of the cult, albeit somewhat forgotten, series, launched back in 1992. The project was developed by Pieces Interactive studio (authors of such items as Magicka 2 and Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition), while its release was handled by THQ Nordic.

Plot

In the 1920s, Emily Hartwood's father disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the southern United States. Years later, the woman arrives at the Derceto estate, which serves as a home for the insane, accompanied by a private investigator - Edward Carnby. While trying to unravel the mystery of Hartwood's disappearance, the duo discovers that the mansion has been taken over by sinister forces, by which staying there turns into a real fight for life.

Mikael Hedberg - author of scripts for such games as SOMA and the Amnesia series - was responsible for the plot of Alone in the Dark.

Game mechanics

In Alone in the Dark we observe the action from a third-person perspective (TPP). The game allows us to play the role of both Emily Hartwood and Detective Carnby. We mainly wander through the halls and corridors of the mansion, but we also have the opportunity to explore its immediate surroundings (we visit, among others, the garden or the streets of the nearby town). As we progress, we get to know the strange inhabitants of Derceto and solve various puzzles, gradually uncovering more secrets of the place.

It doesn't end there, as the evil that has taken over the mansion manifests itself in the form of terrifying creatures. We eliminate the monsters, making use primarily of firearms. The matter is complicated by the fact that ammunition here is a scarce commodity, so we must constantly save it.

Technical aspects

Alone in the Dark features high-quality graphics. Most noteworthy are the detailed models of characters and monsters, although the locations bathed in darkness can not be faulted either. We can listen to the jazz soundtrack, composed by Jason Kohnen.

Last updated on 28 February 2024

Game mode: single player  

Expectations: 8.6 / 10 based on 17 votes.

Age restrictions Alone in the Dark: 18+

Alone in the Dark System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-8300 3.7 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / 8 Radeon RX 570 or better
  • 50 GB SSD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce RTX 2060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 5700 XT or better
  • 50 GB SSD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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