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The Dark Eye

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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.


The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Macabre painting
The Dark Eye Windows The Tell-tale Heart
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Elise's letter to Henry
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Desk

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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 (755)
"Had bad dreams last night, did you?" Windows Terrence Bosky (5227)

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Windows 1997 A+ 100
Just Adventure Macintosh 1997 A+ 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla Windows Nov 09, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Feb 07, 2008 4 out of 5 80
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Quandary Windows Apr, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers Windows Dec 04, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 36 out of 100 36


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