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The Dark Eye (Windows)

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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.

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The Dark Eye Windows "My Medicine"
The Dark Eye Windows Cask of Amontillado
The Dark Eye Windows The Tell-tale Heart
The Dark Eye Windows Annabel Lee

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User Reviews

"The Dark Eye" is one of the strangest games ever made and is pure nightmare fuel. Kadath Bird (712) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
"Had bad dreams last night, did you?" Terrence Bosky (5236) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure 1997 A+ 100
Gamezilla Nov 09, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Just Games Retro Oct 31, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The DOS Spirit Dec 11, 2011 4.5 out of 6 75
Quandary Apr, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Adventure Gamers Dec 04, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Power Play Jan, 1996 39 out of 100 39

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Mar 03, 2011

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ClydeFrog (10071) added The Dark Eye (Windows) on Jun 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by ClydeFrog (10071) and Jeanne (75617)