Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Genre(s): Action Adventure
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UK Publisher: Frictional Games
US Publisher: Frictional Games
Developer: Frictional Games
Age Rating: ESRB Mature | PEGI 16

Frictional's Penumbra titles were moderately frightening first-person adventure games, but with Amnesia they struck gold, creating a world where light is your only weapon against the creatures that lurk in the shadows, and the only thing keeping your character from (quite literally) degenerating into a gibbering wreck.

Survival in this early 19th-century hellhole is a careful matter of solving nifty physics puzzles, taking heed of scattered diaries, lighting beacon-like torches, and of course hiding like a massive coward whenever a hideous inside-out monster comes a-hunting.

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88

Rich in atmosphere and big on scares, Amnesia: The Dark Descent goes where survival-horror fears to tread.

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OS: Windows XP/Vista/7