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Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is a first-person puzzle adventure game, featuring a mysterious and depressive setting heavily based on the H. P. Lovecraft mythos.

Unlike its predecessor, this second chapter is done in full 3D, instead of using simple pre-rendered backgrounds. While in the first game the controls were more akin to classic point-and-click games like Myst, now the player has more freedom of movement, just like in a first-person shooter.

The inventory system remains similar to the one previously used, where players can combine items using the brain icon to try and extract some clues by "thinking" about the objects in question.

The story follows the detective Howard Loreid once again, whereas after the struggle to retain his sanity after his encounters with the paranormal in the first game, he now finds himself at an old cottage, with no recollection of how he got there. In it, he finds a mysterious letter, telling him to head to the town of Arkhamend. Will Howard find what he's looking for, or simply head further down into his own doom ...?


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Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage Screenshot
Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Darkness Within 2: Темная родословная" -- Russian spelling
  • "Darkness Within 2: La Lignée Noire" -- French title

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Games Finder Jul 16, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Island Jul 14, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Jul, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GameBoomers Jul, 2010 B- 67
Adventure Lantern Jun, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers May 31, 2010 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Rik Hideto (464142) added Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage (Windows) on May 24, 2016
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