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Alone in the Dark (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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4Players.de
Am Ende bietet dieses Abenteuer zu viel Beliebiges, zu wenig Dramatisches: Man klettert, man löscht, man ballert, man rast, aber das Herz klopft nicht. Aus der versprochenen Wiedergeburt von Alone in the Dark ist trotz guter Ansätze und einiger kreativer Ideen letztlich eine Totgeburt geworden. Denn statt spannendem Survival-Horror gibt es einen undefinierbaren Action-Race-Kletter-Kuchen mit viel zu vielen, teilweise schlecht dosierten Zutaten. Hoffentlich war das der letzte Auftritt des Edward "Ich-erschieß-dich-persönlich" Carnby.
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VicioJuegos.com
Alone in the Dark se presenta como un buen juego de acción y terror (más de lo primero) con buen argumento y ambientación, que lo hacen muy atractivo. Pero posee bastantes puntos en su contra. Gráficamente está por debajo de otros títulos similares (Silent Hill 3 le supera con creces, y es del 2003), y su jugabilidad y bajo nivel de dificultad no consiguen ofrecer un desafío serio al jugador. A su favor, podemos decir que la jugabilidad está mejor resuelta que en las versiones más potentes, eliminando muchos de sus bugs, pero manteniéndose algunos (hay veces que Edward puede atravesar puertas cerradas por arte de magia).
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Jeuxvideo.com
On ne peut pas s'empêcher de ressentir de la déception face à ce Alone in the Dark. Le jeu contient des éléments originaux qui auraient pu donner naissance à une oeuvre rythmée et véritablement immersive. Malheureusement le gameplay inabouti, l'IA inexistante des ennemis et les ratés graphiques vous feront bien vite passer l'envie d'apprendre pourquoi ce pauvre Carnby a perdu la mémoire.
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Thunderbolt Games
Alone in the Dark is an ambitious and in ways progressive survival horror game, whose ambition is hampered by its own numerous flaws. Whether these problems are a result of porting a current-gen title to a last-gen console remains to be seen, but the PS2 edition is very clearly a stripped down version of the impressive 360 game Atari have been displaying. For every positive aspect there are persistent failings with the basic structure of the game, and because of this it makes it hard to recommend Alone in the Dark to anyone except the most forgiving of gamers.
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Cheat Code Central
Alone in the Dark can be played in a day. You can actually skip levels if you get too frustrated, but you can save a lot of frustration by just skipping the game entirely.
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PSX Extreme
Alone in the Dark is ambitious, but it trips, stumbles, and…well, breaks. It’s a bad PS2 game and we can’t imagine it would get that much better on the PS3. Sorry, guys.
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IGN
As a fan of old-school adventure games and survival-horrors, I was looking forward to Alone in the Dark. I really wanted to like this game and while it has many great ideas, it simply bites off more than it can chew. Nearly every gamplay mechanic fails in one way or another. While the game is functional, Alone in the Dark is a clear case of something that needed to be baked in the oven longer. The overall concept is solid, but the testing phase seems to have been glossed over. While not everything about Alone in the Dark will make you tear your hair out, the unrefined gameplay weighs down the overall package heavily. To compensate for its shortcomings, Alone in the Dark allows you to skip levels to pass convoluted puzzles. It's a cheap solution, and the game knows it. In conclusion, skip this game. You'll be better off alone.