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The Dark Eye

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.7
Windows
66
4.0
Windows 3.x
63
3.9
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Description

The Dark Eye is an interactive adventure through the works of Edgar Allan Poe featuring the voice of William S. Burroughs and the music of Thomas Dolby Robertson. While experiencing an original Poe-esque adventure, the player is transported into several of Poe's most famous works including The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart. All of the stories are surrealistically rendered with claymation figures and haunting music. Burrough's reading of The Masque of the Red Death is not to be missed.

Outside of Poe's literature, the game tells the tale of a nameless protagonist who is visiting his uncle Edwin (Played by William S. Burroughs) and his brother Henry and the young Elise. As time goes on, Henry & Elise engage in a sordid relationship that Edwin does not approve of and the story takes many dark turns that ultimately leads to the characters insanity.

Screenshots

The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Main menu
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Macabre painting
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Berenice close-up
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Henry

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User Reviews

"The Dark Eye" is one of the strangest games ever made and is pure nightmare fuel. Windows Kadath Bird (706)
"Had bad dreams last night, did you?" Windows Terrence Bosky (5235)

The Press Says

Gamezilla Windows Nov 09, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Feb 07, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Games Retro Windows Oct 31, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 75 out of 100 75
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 11, 2011 4.5 out of 6 75
Quandary Windows Apr, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Apr, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 36 out of 100 36

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Mar 03, 2011

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