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The Dark Half

aka: La Mitad Oscura

Description official description

Based on Stephen King's popular horror novel, The Dark Half attempts to retell the story of Thad Beaumont's mysterious world of crime via an adventure system reminiscent of Lucasarts' SCUMM interface.

In-game, you play Thad Beaumont, a successful horror-novelist whose evil twin besets the world with horrific crimes. The game offers a multitude of clues, quests and puzzles. The overall objective seems to be to prove Thad's innocence to the police, however Thad soon learns that his twin has other ideas, and has to run for his life.

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Credits (DOS version)

17 People

Executive Producer
Original Game Concept
Game Adaptation and Design
Art and Production Design
Additional Art
Programming Assistants
Sound Effects
Project Administration
Quality Assurance
Play Testing
Original Music
User’s Manual and Hint Book



Subject User Date
Is this game any good? xroox (3893) 2007-09-16 19:25:23


Cancelled Amiga version

An Amiga version was in development but never completed.


Some editions of the game came with a paperback copy of the novel The Dark Half.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith

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  • Game Nostalgia
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  • MobyGames ID: 6054


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by vga256.

Additional contributors: Zovni, martin jurgens, Jordi Vilalta Prat, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 27th, 2002. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.