Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows)

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Teen
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Narrative
69
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3.8
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Description

This first-person, point and click adventure is an atmospheric ghost story which takes place primarily in an old train station and a nearby hotel in Dorset, England.

The game begins as you listen to a phone message from your brother urging you to meet him immediately because "something has gone wrong" and that "what they were looking for has found them." You leave immediately and, upon arriving, you discover that your brother is only one of many whose disappearances are unexplained.

Your investigations into the past and present will involve reading diaries, newspapers, letters and other records to uncover the secrets hiding in the buildings. You will be finding clues to puzzles as you explore the creepy environment where apparitions come forth without warning.

The in 2009 released Classic Edition adds support for Windows XP and Vista, new sound effects and other technical adjustments.

Screenshots

Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Kitchen
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Another clue... now if only I can find a piano somewhere to play it.
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Main menu, alternate version.
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Restaurant

Promo Images

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Dark Fall: The Journal Screenshot
Dark Fall: The Journal Screenshot
Dark Fall: The Journal Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "黑暗之秋" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Обитель Тьмы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dark Fall: Rencontres Avec L'Au-Dela " -- French title
  • "Dark Fall - Il Diario dei misteri" -- Italian title
  • "Dark Fall: Das Journal des Geisterjägers" -- German title
  • "Dark Fall (Classic Edition)" -- 2009 re-release title
  • "Dark Fall 1" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Thrills and chills abound in this spooky, mystifying adventure! Jeanne (76526) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamers' Temple, The Dec 23, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Lantern Dec, 2007 78 out of 100 78
IGN Aug 20, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
Adventure-Treff Dec 22, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 01, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UHS (Universal Hint System) Sep 26, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers Aug 30, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Sep 06, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Adventure Corner Jan 26, 2004 67 out of 100 67
Game Critics Dec 17, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

Extras

There is a subdirectory on the CD, which contains instructions for the gameplay, a making of and a full hint system.

Inspiration

Many of the railway station and hotel settings are based on the 1979 'The Railway Station' episodes of the British sci-fi mystery series 'Sapphire and Steel'.

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Jeanne (76526) added Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows) on Aug 03, 2002