Alone in the Dark - PC

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Also for: Wii, Xbox 360, PS2
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Adventure: Survival Horror
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Eden Games Soft. Co.: Atari
Publishers: Atari (GB/GB/US)
Released: 24 Jun 2008 (US)
20 Jun 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+, BBFC 15
Accessories: 360 Controller Support


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Don't go into the park alone at night. You'll find all sorts there. Muggers, tramps, sexual deviants, and... maybe something a lot, lot worse.

A lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ng time ago, the first Alone in the Dark game drew players into a world where fear was used as a weapon, creating a tense and ominous atmosphere. Now Atari, with the help of developer Eden Games, hopes to repeat the experience.

Edward Carnby, the protagonist of the original game, has returned. Over the course of one frightful night, he must uncover the dark secrets that shroud Manhattan's long-protected 1.3 square miles of greenery, Central Park. Whatever you do, however, don't make the mistake of assuming this is a whodunnit. As you try to unravel the mystery, you'll be fighting for your life against all manner of 'ugly'.

Eden Games has worked hard to make everything in the game work as it would in real life. If you think you could pick something up to bash a creature until gooey stuff comes out of it, you can in the game. If you think you could douse something in petrol and set it on fire in life, you can do it in the game. You'll put these aspects in the game to use not just during combat, but also in puzzle situations where you're left with just enough tools at your disposal to get the job done.

The game unfolds in the vast open world of Central Park, with not a load screen in sight. Evil nasties will pursue you relentlessly across the park, not limited to the areas that spawned them. Fortunately, you'll find vehicles strewn around which you can use to avoid them or, if you prefer, use as weapons against them.

It's probably too late to warn you against going into the park alone at night. But, you know, watch your back...