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Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness (Windows)

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New England ... 1927 - William Stanton is visited by a friend from his childhood, Edgar Wycherley, who hands him a strange pyramid shaped object and begs him not to show it to anyone, not even him if he asks for it. As William delves into the mysteries of this object and the reasons why his friend gave it to him, he discovers that Edgar was somehow involved in the occult and that the entire world may be at risk.


Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Navigational Map
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Friend or Foe?
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Disgruntled Spirit
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Windows Garden View

Alternate Titles

  • "Некрономикон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Necronomicon : L'Aube des ténèbres" -- French title
  • "Necronomicon: The Gateway to Beyond" -- European/Canadian title
  • "Necronomicon: Swit Ciemnosci" -- Polish title
  • "Necronomicon: El alba de las tinieblas" -- Spanish title
  • "Necronomicon: Die Dämmerung der Dunkelheit" -- German PSX title
  • "Necronomicon: Das Mysterium der Dämmerung" -- German Windows title
  • "Necronomicon" -- Italian title

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Wait to buy this one from a bargain bin, unless you really adore mazes. Jeanne (75624) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says Dec 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Adventurearchiv May 02, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Game Over Online Jun 07, 2001 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameZone Jun 19, 2001 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2001 58 out of 100 58
PC Action Mar 08, 2001 54 out of 100 54
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2001 35 out of 100 35
Just Adventure 2001 D 25
Aventura y Cía Oct 01, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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From the "Truth about the Necronomicon" at

"Now about the “terrible and forbidden books”—I am forced to say that most of them are purely imaginary. There never was any Abdul Alhazred or Necronomicon, for I invented these names myself." - H.P. Lovecraft

The misconception about the the Necronomicon's authenticity became even more complicated when numerous hoax editions of the book started to surface in the 70s.

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