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Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows)

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This first-person, point and click adventure is an atmospheric ghost story which takes place primarily in an old train station and a nearby hotel in Dorset, England.

The game begins as you listen to a phone message from your brother urging you to meet him immediately because "something has gone wrong" and that "what they were looking for has found them." You leave immediately and, upon arriving, you discover that your brother is only one of many whose disappearances are unexplained.

Your investigations into the past and present will involve reading diaries, newspapers, letters and other records to uncover the secrets hiding in the buildings. You will be finding clues to puzzles as you explore the creepy environment where apparitions come forth without warning.

The in 2009 released Classic Edition adds support for Windows XP and Vista, new sound effects and other technical adjustments.


Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Main Menu
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows PDA
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Main menu, alternate version.
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows First Paper

Alternate Titles

  • "黑暗之秋" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Обитель Тьмы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dark Fall: Rencontres Avec L'Au-Dela " -- French title
  • "Dark Fall - Il Diario dei misteri" -- Italian title
  • "Dark Fall: Das Journal des Geisterjägers" -- German title
  • "Dark Fall (Classic Edition)" -- 2009 re-release title
  • "Dark Fall 1" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Thrills and chills abound in this spooky, mystifying adventure! Jeanne (75591) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GameBoomers Jan 05, 2004 B+ 83 Aug 16, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 23, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GamesFire Jan 21, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Adventure Gamers Aug 30, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameBump/Gaming Horizon 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Aug 06, 2003 6.4 out of 10 64
Withingames Dec 09, 2003 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 15, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joystick (French) Feb, 2004 1 out of 10 10


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There is a subdirectory on the CD, which contains instructions for the gameplay, a making of and a full hint system.

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Jeanne (75591) added Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows) on Aug 03, 2002