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Alone in the Dark 3 (DOS)

73
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Zombie cowboys, a ghost town and loads of adventuring. Sycada (175) unrated
Just as great as the original. Melvin Raeynes (26) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (47 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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100
High Score
Men man ska ju hellre fria än fälla, heter det, så Alone in the Dark 3 får full poäng. Det är fantastiskt kul att spela, och det håller en garanterat i ett fast grepp i många långa nätter. Men det är en ganska skakig femma, och jag lämnar fältet fritt fram för personliga justeringar.
91
Pelit
En suoraan sanoen odottanut tältä kolmannelta osalta juuri mitään ja peli muutenkin ilmestyi kuin varkain, mutta yksi omaperäisimmistä pelisarjoista viedään kunnialla päätökseen. Ainakin minulle sarjan ehkä tärkein hyve on se, ettei jenkkityyliin taluteta kädestä ja tyrkätä eteen itsestäänselviä ratkaisuja. Mystinen epämääräisyys on tallella niin hyvässä ja pahassa. Vaikka Alone-sarja tähän päättyykin, voi vain toivoa että jatkossa Infogrames tekee jotain samanlaista.
90
Coming Soon Magazine
Edward Carnby is back in the third and last episode of the "Alone in the Dark" series developed by Infogrames. This time around, the action starts in the Mohave desert in California where a film crew has disappeared in a ghost town named Slaughter Gulch. Following the first two episodes, local journalists have nicknamed you the "Supernatural Private Eye", and although ghosts and other paranormal phenomena do not frighten you anymore, you are still alone in the dark.
88
PC Gamer
Fluid motion; inventive puzzles and gameplay; and good atmosphere. Finding a good shooting angle is tough; it's still just Alone in the Dark. A rip-snorting good horror western, with the right blend of chills, humor, action, and puzzles.
86
Freak
ותיקי הסידרה יודעים בדיוק למה לצפות - מפחיד, מהיר, פרוע! אז חכו ללבד באפלה 4!
85
PC Games (Germany)
Meisterdetektiv Edward Carnby tappt zum dritten Mal allein im Dunkeln. Nachdem er die Geheimnisse der Villa Derceto und von Hell's Kitchen gelöst hat, verschlägt es ihn nun in den Wilden Westen.
80
Quandary
Edward Carnby has been through a lot. After freeing himself from the clutches of the possessed and bizarre house, Derceto, (Alone in the Dark 1); and releasing a captive young girl from the fiendish claws of the Zombie Witch Queen and her Ghost Pirate lover (Alone in the Dark 2); now he has been thrown into another adventure: the investigation of notorious, Slaughter Gulch, the most aptly named 'Ghost Town' in history. The ghosts, however, seem a little more solid than might be expected.
75
The DOS Spirit
Liker du overlevelsesgrøss bør absolutt Alone in the Dark-serien stå på lista di. Personlig vil jeg si det første er best, men det tredje og siste spillet i originalserien er likevel en verdig avslutning på et mytos bare H.P. Lovecraft kan å lage og gjør seg dermed fortjent til vår «Golden DOS Spirit»-medalje. Dermed har faktisk hele serien fått vår tunge utmerkelse – en utmerkelse i seg selv!
73
Power Play
Wenn das Pat Garrett wüßte: Jetzt werden die modernen Knochen seiner Westernkollegen schon in einem Computerspiel verbraten. Was den alten Haudegen dann aber wieder versöhnlich stimmen wird, ist die liebevolle Detailversessenheit, mit der Infogrames sich der Western-Szenarie nähert. Die Hintergründe und Kulissen sind wirklich exzellent gezeichnet, der Country-Sound schön gruselig schräg und die reichlich auftretenden Geister von exquisiter Gemeinheit. Drumherum gibt's jede Menge Gegenstände, viele Hinweise in gedruckter Form, originelle Rätselkost und eine sehr gute deutsche Synchronisation. So weit so gut. Weniger nett finde ich die Tatsache, daß in der Grusel-Mär immer noch die gleiche Spiel-Engine werkelt, die uns schon vor zwei Jahren beglückt hat. Das heißt, "Tote Winkel", die zu regelmäßigen Ableben führen, Gegenstände, die man nur per Zufall in der hinterletzten Ecke findet und ein Inventory-Aktions-System, das ob seiner Umständlichkeit ganz schön nervt.
67
PC Player (Germany)
Liebhaber der ersten Folgen des Grusel-Melodrams werden auch von diesem Aufguß nicht enttäuscht sein. Aber State of the art ist das Zombie-Recycling nicht mehr: Wer höhere Ansprüche stellt, kauft lieber Little Big Adventure.
65
JeuxVideoPC.com
Edward Carnby finira bien par y aller, à l’asile d’Arkham. Après avoir surmonté Derceto et Hell’s Kitchen, il se préparait à une retraite dorée dans une jolie camisole blanche. Mais ce ne sera pas encore pour cette fois. La raison de ce retard ? La disparition d’une jeune scripte de Hollywood, Emily Hartwood (la nièce du pendu dans le premier volet), sur un plateau de tournage grandeur nature, dans le Far West… Carnby est appelé à la rescousse et, espérant sans doute se refaire une santé financière plutôt que mentale, il accepte. L’idiot.
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Adventure Classic Gaming
The third installment in the Alone in the Dark series continues with the adventures of private investigator Edward Carnby. All the games in the Alone in the Dark series are inspired by the work of H P Lovecraft. In response to the criticisms drawn of the two previous games, Infogrames attempts to place more balance between action and adventure in the gameplay. Yet, compared to the more sophisticated graphics of other similar game titles now on the market, the polygon based graphic engine in Alone in the Dark 3 definitely begins to show its age.
40
HonestGamers
Alone 3 might have fared a mite better were this my only beef. But it’s not: the relentless dark makes all the areas look the same when they're really not. Just because we’re playing a game called alone in the dark does not mean the developers were forced to stick with a palette almost exclusively made up of shades of indigo. And even when Alone 3’s puzzles are clever, there's enough of Carnby's insistent "I'm not in the right place!" when he clearly appears to be, to make you second guess a brilliant solution. The game is lacking in Alone’s inimitably dreadful atmosphere and Alone 2’s cleverness and remarkable soundtrack. If this, by some stroke of misfortune is your first Alone in the Dark game, journey back to the beginning instead; despite their intention to bring it all together here, this is where Infogrames lost their way.
20
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
In addition to being aggravating and illogical, many puzzles are also compulsively fussy about the player's position. You usually need to be standing on the exact right pixel to get things to work. I could mention the incredibly annoying jumping sequence, where died at least least 40 times, but why bother? There are also the odd lockups and crashes, plus a host of minor graphics bugs and one giant whopper that, if encountered, lets Carnby walk on air and prevents you from finishing the game. And then there are the weaknesses left over from the first two games, like the combat, where unpredictable camera angles make hitting targets five feet away with a gun an act of stellar marksmanship, but I'm starting to feel like I'm kicking a dead horse here. It's sad to see a classic reduced so, but the only respectable thing to do with ALONE IN THE DARK 3 is to give it a plot up on Boot Hill.