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Alone in the Dark

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Alone in the Dark is a decent attempt to revive the classic franchise, with critics praising its strong atmosphere, intriguing story, and focus on puzzles. However, the game is held back by significant technical issues, clunky combat mechanics, and an inconsistent approach to horror elements. While it has potential, the execution is flawed, ultimately leaving reviewers with a mixed impression.

Game Info

Return to Derceto Manor in this reimagination of Alone in the Dark, a love letter to the 90’s cult classic horror game.

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RATING & REVIEWS

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30

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

85%

Median Score

75%

Low Score

50%
What did you think of Alone in the Dark?
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Mark Delaney (GameSpot)
March 19, 2024
4/10

This reboot of a long-dormant horror franchise doesn’t do enough to justify digging up the dead.

Liam Croft (Push Square)
March 19, 2024
6/10

There are too many flaws at the heart of Pieces Interactive’s Alone in the Dark reboot for a blanket recommendation, but anyone with a love for classic survival horror gameplay should – after a few post-launch patches at least – find a relatively worthwhile experience. The combat sections are awful and there’s very little to actually spook you, but the puzzle-solving gameplay at the game’s core shines. For that alone, it’ll find just enough of an audience ready and willing to love it.

Jon Bailes (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
March 19, 2024
Recommended

Returning to its interwar period roots, Alone in the Dark successfully reworks and expands the original game’s scenario and characters, but its exploration, puzzle solving and combat largely stick to now familiar survival horror routines.

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Alone in the Dark Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Mikael Hedberg

PRODUCER(S):

Michael Paeck

DESIGNER(S):

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PROGRAMMER(S):

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ARTIST(S):

Guy Davis

WRITER(S):

Mikael Hedberg

COMPOSER(S):

Jason Köhnen, Árni Bergur Zoëga

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