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Can you keep your sanity in this terrifying horror game?

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first person horror game set in the 19th Century. You play as Daniel, who wakes up with amnesia in a dark Prussian castle. Finding out how you got there becomes possibly the scariest video game you'll ever play.

The core gameplay of Amnesia: The Dark Descent is exploration, puzzle solving and avoiding monsters. The horrors Daniel confronts threaten his sanity, so must be avoided as much as possible. This is a challenge in itself, and you may also find controlling your own fear becomes too much!

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Daniel can't fight the monsters he encounters, and if he fails to avoid them, he must run away into the darkness to hide. This can make Amnesia: The Dark Descent a very panicky game, as running blindly into the dark is exactly what you don't want to do! The graphics are dark and atmospheric, but its the sound that makes Amnesia: The Dark Descent truly horrifying. The moans, screams and other effects really heighten your sense of dread and are beautifully timed for maximum effect.

There are multiple endings to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, so you can play through more than once if you dare. The tension and scares never let up and, unlike some horror games, the gameplay never gets in the way of the terror either. As well as sounds and shocks, the story in Amnesia: The Dark Descent is disturbing, and learning the truth about Daniel's amnesia is horrifying enough even without the monsters and darkness.

If you are a fan of horror games, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an essential game. I can promise you won't be disappointed.


  • Incredible atmosphere
  • Amazing sound design
  • Refreshingly different
  • Genuinely scary


  • Relentless horror may be too much for some!

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User reviews about Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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    by Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    This game is very great in my opinion and it always manage to make me scream wich rarely happens in other horror games I ever played. More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    A scary run and hide puzzle game.
    scary and makes you think to get where you want to go, the best part is you cant fight the nightmares and othe More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    i want it for mac os x. it is a awesome game, i played it on my friends computer (windows) but i have a mac so i want the full game download for mac o More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    where can i download the full game when i installed the game it sed with the name it was a demo!

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    This game is the most awesome game in the whole world
    Pros: The monster and Stephano
    Mr Chair
    Cons: we need Weapon to ki More


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