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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 Question and answer
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Train station ticket office
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Somebody placed cameras throughout the hotel at points of possible ghostly activity.
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Ladies' toilet

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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Thrills and chills abound in this spooky, mystifying adventure! Jeanne (75433) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Sep 07, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
ComputerGames.ro Aug 16, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PGNx Media Sep 18, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 23, 2003 80 out of 100 80
IGN Aug 20, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
UHS (Universal Hint System) Sep 26, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers Aug 30, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Corner Jan 26, 2004 67 out of 100 67
Game Critics Dec 17, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 2004 46 out of 100 46


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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 (75433) added Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows) on Aug 03, 2002