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Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Windows)

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Written by  :  Naster (4)
Written on  :  Feb 20, 2011
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

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Summary

Brilliant physics-based horror game will scare you like no other

The Good

The game has some brilliantly scary moments.

It's paced well, giving you enough room to breathe between the scariest moments, instead of being in-your-face scary non-stop.

Physics-based interaction with the environment is great. You can actually grab a door and pull it open open gradually, instead of just pressing a button to open. This not only increases immersion a lot, but enables interactions not otherwise possible.

The mysterious story told by the environment is gripping enough to make you want to push forward through the horrors and find out more.

The Bad

It's so scary I had to take pauses every hour or so from playing just to calm my nerves.

The Bottom Line

If playing Dead Space has given you nightmares, avoid this game as it will probably destroy you mentally. Otherwise if you would like to traumatize yourself with new levels of scariness, experience a gripping mystery told in an interesting way or play around with the unique physics-based interaction system of the game, get this game now.