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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 The butler
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Introduction
The Dark Eye Windows Cask of Amontillado
The Dark Eye Windows 3.x Bedroom

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User Reviews

"The Dark Eye" is one of the strangest games ever made and is pure nightmare fuel. Windows Kaddy B. (783)
"Had bad dreams last night, did you?" Windows Terrence Bosky (5472)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Apr, 1996 90 out of 100 90
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 Macintosh Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Feb 07, 2008 4 out of 5 80
High Score Macintosh Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54
Power Play Windows Jan, 1996 39 out of 100 39
Power Play Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 39 out of 100 39
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 36 out of 100 36


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