Amnesia: The Dark Descent

  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
85
Based on 19 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Creepy Lovecraftian atmosphere and monsters.
  • Good mix of physics based puzzles with old-fashioned adventure brainteasers.
  • Spooky visuals and disturbing insanity effects.

Cons:

  • Physicsbased interface can require some annoying mouse maneuvers.
  • Dated visuals.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gamers Daily News on 75

“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...

By GameZone on 75

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...

By itreviews.com on -

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 80

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...

By GameSpot on 85

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...

By GamingShogun on -

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 94

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a masterpiece horror game. If you played the Penumbra series, you shouldn’t even be reading this. You already have the game. If you enjoy horror games, this is a top priority. If you’re someone who thinks you...

By Hooked Gamers on 88

Think of the scariest game you’ve ever played. It’s 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...

By Fusion Mods on 100

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...

By New Game Network on 82

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...

By Cheat Code Central on 90

How good is Amnesia: The Dark Descent? Or maybe you want to know how scary it is? Let me put it this way; I had to shut the game down a few times to satisfy myself I was absolutely alone in my house. My house is over a hundred years old, and it really...

By Neoseeker on 90

When I had my first look at Frictional Games' Amnesia: The Dark Descent, I noted while there were moments of real fear, the experience as a whole was disappointing in a sense, as it came up short of being completely mortifying. Having played the...

By IGN Gear on 85

This is one of the scariest games in recent memory. The loading screen recommends you turn the lights off and play with headphones, something I'll strongly echo. Amnesia: The Dark Descent's puzzles aren't especially impressive and the voice...

International Review By HardwareMX on -

Buen día a todos ustedes. Me presento, mi nombre es Carlos Enciso mejor conocido en el mundo del Internet como “alucard889” y les traigo el que espero sea el primero de muchos reviews de videojuegos, en esta ocasión les traigo un...

International Review By GamePlayer on 90

Jag må vara liten och klen, men lättskrämd är jag inte. Det har blivit en hel del skräckfilmer genom åren, men det är inte ofta jag sitter och tuggar på nagelbanden. Jag brukar ganska stolt proklamera att jag...

International Review By Gamereactor on 80

Mörkret trycker sig tätt inpå i slottet Brennenburg. Hjärtat pumpar, huvudet dunkar. Daniel befinner sig på gränsen till galenskap i årets läskigaste...

International Review By Eurogamer on 90

Det er menneskets lod at være bange for mørke. Siden tidernes morgen har vi frygtet den tid på dagen, hvor solens sidste stråler svinder fra horisonten, og vores ellers så trofaste øjne mødes af en kulsort intethed. Et...

International Review By dome.fi on -

Muistinmenetys, mikä ihana tekosyy. Pelaaja herää keskellä synkkää linnaa, pihalla kuin Vihreät hallituksessa. Lattialla on verta, jäljet vievät kohti pimeyttä. Selittämätön pahuus vaanii...

International Review By OnlineWelten on 83

Frictional Games gelingt es mit Amnesia nicht nur, die Ängste des Hauptcharakters glaubwürdig auf den Monitor zu zaubern, sondern das Studio transportiert diese Gefühle auch direkt auf jeden, der mit dem Titel in Berührung kommt. Die...

International Review By Skillpoint on 80

Det var länge sedan man fann en mumie speciellt läskig. Ett av alla dessa klassiska monster som en gång i tiden satta fasa i hjärtat på folk, vare sig det var i litteratur eller på film. Men få idag känner att de...