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The Dark Half (DOS)

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Description

Based on Stephen King's popular horror novel, The Dark Half attempts to retell the story of Thad Beaumont's mysterious world of crime via an adventure system reminiscent of Lucasarts' SCUMM interface.

In-game, you play Thad Beaumont, a sucessful horror-novelist whose evil twin besets the world with horrific crimes. The game offers a multitude of clues, quests and puzzles. The overall objective seems to be to prove Thad's innocence to the police, however Thad soon learns that his twin has other ideas, and has to run for his life.

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The Dark Half DOS Also, Thad will be on his feet at night and at day.
The Dark Half DOS Also, you'll have to travel to different locations...
The Dark Half DOS ...he leaves a lot of problems. And you had better prove your innocence...
The Dark Half DOS So, to work: Collect evidence at the scenes of the crimes...

Alternate Titles

  • "La Mitad Oscura" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Adventurearchiv Jun 06, 2009 40 out of 100 40
PC Joker Nov, 1992 29 out of 100 29
Datormagazin Nov, 1992 1 out of 5 20
Power Play Dec, 1992 14 out of 100 14

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Is this game any good? 3 hydra9 (3851)
Sep 16, 2007

Trivia

Cancelled Amiga version

An Amiga version was in development but never completed.

Extras

Some editions of the game came with a paperback copy of the novel The Dark Half.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith

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ArtfulGamer (14) added The Dark Half (DOS) on Mar 27, 2002