Creepy Lovecraftian atmosphere and monsters.
Good mix of physics based puzzles with old-fashioned adventure brainteasers.
Spooky visuals and disturbing insanity effects.
Horror show sound effects that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
A genuine sense of fear and helplessness.
Clever puzzles that are never too cheap.
Brilliant sound design.
Remarkably rich atmosphere and stunning environments.
Improved physics engine allows for greater immersion.
The sanity meter will cause panic.
Physicsbased interface can require some annoying mouse maneuvers.
Can cause motion sickness.
Voice acting is hit or miss.
Itís not always clear what to do next.
By Gamers Daily News on April 28, 2011
“The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape.”Calling Amnesia: The Dark Descent a survival horror game doesn’t do it enough justice. It’s...75
By GameZone on October 17, 2010
Daniel wakes up with a splitting headache in a decrepit castle, and not a shred of memory. I normally would have rolled my eyes at the premise, except Daniel did it to himself. As detailed in a note written by his former self, Daniel “chose to...75
By itreviews.com on October 04, 2010
If Amnesia is one thing, the game's definitely not forgettable. It's a highly polished horror survival tale with some well balanced puzzles, a keen sense of pacing, and many genuinely chilling, even heart-racing moments. This is probably the...-
By V3.co.uk on October 03, 2010
A truly chilling adventure Good Points Very scary, excellent eerie sound design; clever puzzles Bad Points Graphics are a bit basic; voice acting is a little weak...80
By GameSpot on September 30, 2010
Amnesia just might drive you insane, but in a very good way since this is one of the scariest horror games you're ever going to...85
By GamingShogun on September 27, 2010
Have you ever played a game that literally made you cover your face in fear like a little girl? Just in time for the Halloween season, we got our hands on Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Did this game make us go out and buy a night light? Check out the...-
By Game Observer on September 19, 2010
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a masterpiece horror game. If you played the Penumbra series, you shouldnt even be reading this. You already have the game. If you enjoy horror games, this is a top priority. If youre someone who thinks you...94
By Hooked Gamers on September 18, 2010
Think of the scariest game youve ever played. Its not as scary as Amnesia: The Dark Descent.Seriously. I am a big fan of the survival horror genre, from early examples like Alone In The Dark and Realms Of The Haunting to modern terrors such...88
By Fusion Mods on September 14, 2010
In a sea of survival horror action titles comes a game from Frictional which actually encapsulates true survival horror mechanics. Amnesia: The Dark Descent sounds like a generic title, but after an intensely atmospheric and ruthlessly unique ten...100
By New Game Network on September 14, 2010
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a brilliant follow up game from Frictional Games after their successful Penumbra games. The mechanics feel similar to the Penumbra games albeit controlling the player more and displaying some truly oppressive and...82