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Alone in the Dark (DOS)

Alone in the Dark Screenshots

DOS version

Alone in the Dark DOS Title screen

Title screen

Alone in the Dark DOS Copy protection! Ahh, the good old days...

Copy protection! Ahh, the good old days...

Alone in the Dark DOS Choosing your character - Edward or Emily

Choosing your character - Edward or Emily

Alone in the Dark DOS The game opens with a cinematic introduction

The game opens with a cinematic introduction

Alone in the Dark DOS A masterful shot from the intro - if this doesn't give you the creeps, I don't know what would!

A masterful shot from the intro - if this doesn't give you the creeps, I don't know what would!

Alone in the Dark DOS Entering the house... what lies ahead?..

Entering the house... what lies ahead?..

Alone in the Dark DOS Exploring as Emily. This is the first room you'll get into

Exploring as Emily. This is the first room you'll get into

Alone in the Dark DOS The menu allows you to choose various actions

The menu allows you to choose various actions

Alone in the Dark DOS Fighting a pretty scary creature. Note how the camera angle changes in a cinematic way

Fighting a pretty scary creature. Note how the camera angle changes in a cinematic way

Alone in the Dark DOS The Necronomicon is one of the books you'll discover in the game. Yes, it was inspired by Lovecraft

The Necronomicon is one of the books you'll discover in the game. Yes, it was inspired by Lovecraft

Alone in the Dark DOS Main hall. Nice art!

Main hall. Nice art!

Alone in the Dark DOS In a library

In a library

Alone in the Dark DOS Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

Alone in the Dark DOS A coat of arms and a hidden entrance to the tunnels.

A coat of arms and a hidden entrance to the tunnels.

Alone in the Dark DOS "Indiana Jones - Alone in the Dark"

"Indiana Jones - Alone in the Dark"

Alone in the Dark DOS And slash!

And slash!

Alone in the Dark DOS Some items are related to the game's action element...

Some items are related to the game's action element...

Alone in the Dark DOS ...and some others serve different purposes - perhaps as solutions to puzzles?..

...and some others serve different purposes - perhaps as solutions to puzzles?..

Alone in the Dark DOS Killed by a cool purple gargoyle!

Killed by a cool purple gargoyle!

Alone in the Dark DOS Game Over - an elaborate row of animations, one of which is this sad picture...

Game Over - an elaborate row of animations, one of which is this sad picture...

Alone in the Dark DOS Evil rules in the house!..

Evil rules in the house!..

Alone in the Dark DOS Edward is relaxing in the garden, admiring the statues. This is definitely one of the brightest, most peaceful scenes in the game

Edward is relaxing in the garden, admiring the statues. This is definitely one of the brightest, most peaceful scenes in the game

Alone in the Dark DOS You'll find books - but also personal diaries. This story begins in a spooky way already...

You'll find books - but also personal diaries. This story begins in a spooky way already...

Alone in the Dark DOS Ahh, just look at this... Zombies gathered for a lunch. Please! Monsieur! Try this delicious... err... cerveaux humains!

Ahh, just look at this... Zombies gathered for a lunch. Please! Monsieur! Try this delicious... err... cerveaux humains!

Alone in the Dark DOS Arrrgh!.. Ahoy, matey!.. Seriously now - one of the bosses you'll have to fight in the game is a pirate

Arrrgh!.. Ahoy, matey!.. Seriously now - one of the bosses you'll have to fight in the game is a pirate

Alone in the Dark DOS Pulling out your revolver at the strange painting... Relax, Ed - it's okay now...

Pulling out your revolver at the strange painting... Relax, Ed - it's okay now...

Alone in the Dark DOS Cool cinematic angles abound in this innovative game. I see some items ahead...

Cool cinematic angles abound in this innovative game. I see some items ahead...

Alone in the Dark DOS Some rooms are dark (hence the need for an oil lamp). And you are alone. That's how the game got its title, see?

Some rooms are dark (hence the need for an oil lamp). And you are alone. That's how the game got its title, see?

Alone in the Dark DOS What, you had a nightmare? Don't jump out of the bed with a dagger, dude...

What, you had a nightmare? Don't jump out of the bed with a dagger, dude...

Alone in the Dark DOS Being attacked by rats in the basement. I should have never booked this vacation...

Being attacked by rats in the basement. I should have never booked this vacation...

Alone in the Dark DOS Oh wow! A mysterious brownish cave, a horrifying huge monster coming out... dramatic, isn't it?

Oh wow! A mysterious brownish cave, a horrifying huge monster coming out... dramatic, isn't it?

Alone in the Dark DOS You are hit by some crazy boulder (or energy ball). After a few awkward (yet realistic!) animations, you die

You are hit by some crazy boulder (or energy ball). After a few awkward (yet realistic!) animations, you die

Alone in the Dark DOS One of the close-ups of the dynamic camera. Yeah, low polygon count - so what? At that time it was state of the art. And, this game lets you drop any item anywhere, as you can see

One of the close-ups of the dynamic camera. Yeah, low polygon count - so what? At that time it was state of the art. And, this game lets you drop any item anywhere, as you can see

Alone in the Dark DOS Behold me! The mighty master of black balls!!... ... Ok. Ok. I could've rephrased that

Behold me! The mighty master of black balls!!... ... Ok. Ok. I could've rephrased that

Alone in the Dark DOS Fighting a giant spider! Come on, Edward, show him who is the boss!!.. ... (it's still the spider, but you get the point!)

Fighting a giant spider! Come on, Edward, show him who is the boss!!.. ... (it's still the spider, but you get the point!)

Alone in the Dark DOS Traversing a difficult maze. Falling into the water

Traversing a difficult maze. Falling into the water

Alone in the Dark DOS Part of the dying animation - serene, tranquil, macabre, and artsy in a disturbing way

Part of the dying animation - serene, tranquil, macabre, and artsy in a disturbing way

Alone in the Dark DOS This cave is completely dark. Even with the lamp you can only see so much

This cave is completely dark. Even with the lamp you can only see so much

Alone in the Dark DOS A beautiful place - but is it as peaceful as it seems?..

A beautiful place - but is it as peaceful as it seems?..