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The player takes the role of Howard E. Loreid, a policemen serving in the small town of Wellsmoth. Loreid has recently been assigned to a missing person's case in which, apart from a daily routine of paper work, he must locate Loath Nolder, a once well-known private investigator. Nolder's last case, the murder of a wealthy man from Clark Field who had been involved in the occult, had changed Nolver's life. After the case he quit his job and traveled through Africa and Oceania for five years. After his return he became a murder suspect; however due to the condition of his health he was checked into a hospital from which he subsequently managed to escape, despite being under surveillance. It is now Loreid's responsibility to find him.

One of the key features of the game is a "thinking" interaction system in which players can manipulate and utilize ideas and clues. The abstract nature of this system introduces new forms of interactions within the game; for instance, in order to find clues in books or diaries that the player comes across they must underline them in order to bring them to Loreid's attention.

Technical elements of the game are reminiscent of Adventure Game Company titles such as Scratches, although there are more modern effects in Darkness Within and support for things such as higher resolutions.

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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Windows The Darkness part of the title can be confirmed throughout the whole game...
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Windows Your clocks are always ticking.
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Windows A puzzle
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Windows The textures used on objects like this couch here are pretty decent for the time.

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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Screenshot
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Screenshot
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Screenshot
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Darkness Within: Сумрак внутри" -- Russian spelling
  • "Darkness Within: A La Poursuite De Loath Nolder" -- French title

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Adventurespiele Dec 18, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Puntaeclicca.it 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Adventure Island Feb 24, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Just Adventure Dec 19, 2007 B- 67
Game Watcher Oct 24, 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
GameZone Nov 20, 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 24, 2008 11 out of 20 55
Worth Playing Jan 11, 2008 5.4 out of 10 54
Jolt (UK) Dec 07, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN Dec 07, 2007 5.1 out of 10 51

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Virgil (7452) added Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder (Windows) on Nov 15, 2007