Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness

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Description

New England ... 1927 - William Stanton is visited by a friend from his childhood, Edgar Wycherley, who hands him a strange pyramid shaped object and begs him not to show it to anyone, not even him if he asks for it. As William delves into the mysteries of this object and the reasons why his friend gave it to him, he discovers that Edgar was somehow involved in the occult and that the entire world may be at risk.


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Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Bedroom
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Symbols in front of the tower
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Town
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows World map

Alternate Titles

  • "Некрономикон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Necronomicon : L'Aube des ténèbres" -- French title
  • "Necronomicon: The Gateway to Beyond" -- European/Canadian title
  • "Necronomicon: Świt Ciemności " -- Polish title
  • "Necronomicon: El alba de las tinieblas" -- Spanish title
  • "Necronomicon: Die Dämmerung der Dunkelheit" -- German PSX title
  • "Necronomicon: Das Mysterium der Dämmerung" -- German Windows title
  • "Necronomicon" -- Italian title

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User Reviews

Wait to buy this one from a bargain bin, unless you really adore mazes. Windows Jeanne (75500)

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Puntaeclicca.it Windows Oct, 2001 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Windows 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 2001 58 out of 100 58
GameBoomers Windows 2001 56 out of 100 56
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows Sep 19, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Meristation PlayStation Feb 28, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 35 out of 100 35
Just Adventure Windows 2001 D 25
Aventura y Cía Windows Oct 01, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

From the "Truth about the Necronomicon" at www.hplovecraft.com

"Now about the “terrible and forbidden books”—I am forced to say that most of them are purely imaginary. There never was any Abdul Alhazred or Necronomicon, for I invented these names myself." - H.P. Lovecraft

The misconception about the the Necronomicon's authenticity became even more complicated when numerous hoax editions of the book started to surface in the 70s.

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