The Dark Eye (Windows)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
User Score
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Description

The Dark Eye is an interactive adventure through the works of Edgar Allan Poe featuring the voice of William S. Burroughs and the music of Thomas Dolby Robertson. While experiencing an original Poe-esque adventure, the player is transported into several of Poe's most famous works including The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart. All of the stories are surrealistically rendered with claymation figures and haunting music. Burrough's reading of The Masque of the Red Death is not to be missed.

Outside of Poe's literature, the game tells the tale of a nameless protagonist who is visiting his uncle Edwin (Played by William S. Burroughs) and his brother Henry and the young Elise. As time goes on, Henry & Elise engage in a sordid relationship that Edwin does not approve of and the story takes many dark turns that ultimately leads to the characters insanity.

Screenshots

The Dark Eye Windows Masque of Red Death
The Dark Eye Windows The Tell-tale Heart
The Dark Eye Windows Crazy Piano
The Dark Eye Windows Cask of Amontillado

Promo Images

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User Reviews

"The Dark Eye" is one of the strangest games ever made and is pure nightmare fuel. Kaddy B. (791) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
"Had bad dreams last night, did you?" Terrence Bosky (5476) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Przygodoskop Oct 01, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla Nov 09, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Score Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro Oct 31, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Quandary Apr, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot May 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1996 36 out of 100 36

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Mar 03, 2011

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ClydeFrog (10551) added The Dark Eye (Windows) on Jun 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by ClydeFrog (10551) and Jeanne (76652)