The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core. You stumble through the narrow corridors as the distant cry is heard. It is getting closer.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel's troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits. A sound of dragging feet? Or is your mind playing tricks on you?


By using a fully physically simulated world, cutting edge 3D graphics and a dynamic sound system, the game pulls no punches when trying to immerse you. Once the game starts, you will be in control from the beginning to the end. There are no cut-scenes or time-jumps, whatever happens will happen to you first hand. Something emerges out of the darkness. It's approaching. Fast.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent throws you headfirst into a dangerous world where danger can lurk behind every corner. Your only means of defense are hiding, running or using your wits. Do you have what it takes to survive?

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Amnesia Modloader

Amnesia Modloader

Feb 27, 2015 Installer Tool 9 comments

The Amnesia Modloader is a Java application I wrote to simplify the process of starting different mods you have installed for Amnesia. With this launcher...

Amnesia: Hell Castle 2

Amnesia: Hell Castle 2

Feb 13, 2015 Singleplayer Map 1 comment

It this short custom story(mini level),a second story of Hell Castle, You are in your house but you met monsters and every scary thing's. Your mision...

Amnesia: Hell Castle

Amnesia: Hell Castle

Feb 4, 2015 Singleplayer Map 2 comments

Is is my second map is done! I hope, that is very scary Custom story!

Amnesia: Hell's Slaughterhouse version 1.1

Amnesia: Hell's Slaughterhouse version 1.1

Jan 18, 2015 Singleplayer Map 5 comments

Hi it is repaired custom story sorry for flashing lights and too loud sounds hope it is good custom It is my fisrt custom! Next custom story is comming!

A Christmas Hunt

A Christmas Hunt

Dec 29, 2014 Singleplayer Map 1 comment

The download to "A Christmas Hunt" a custom story by i3670.

Dead Memories

Dead Memories

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WARNING!!! This amnesia custom story is in early alpha and is not finished, not even halfway. by downloading and installing this custom story, you have...

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MODLOVER43 Mar 29 2015, 10:05pm says:

Amazing game. Had already seen some gameplay before I bought the game and it was STILL incredibly scary. Even beyond that, the story was great and it also made me realize how much no cut scenes time jumps etc..., helps immerse the player.

Arguably the best horror game ever made

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ArkKnight Feb 6 2015, 4:28am says:

Just what`s wrong with mods section?

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Glasgow_Smile Feb 14 2015, 8:53pm replied:

The mods are there as always

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ArkKnight Mar 13 2015, 12:28pm replied:

For some reason it is empty for me sometimes.

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Glasgow_Smile Mar 17 2015, 1:26pm replied:

You'll probably survive for a moment even if the mods are missing

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ArkKnight Mar 30 2015, 3:18am replied:

True,but sometimes the "moment" lasts for some months.

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Lemoncreme Jan 22 2015, 8:06pm says:

Amnesia is probably the best horror game ever. Like, seriously, the mechanics are new and fresh and the whole interactive objects thing just makes for some hilarious gameplay. The creatures feel alive when they hunt you down, and I do love that it is possible to NOT hide and just run away from them, but you usually don't because they have great AI that really works at cornering you.

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Filchmaista Sep 22 2014, 2:04am says:

where is the link to download the game?

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Alex07Taylor Sep 22 2014, 4:28pm replied:

You need to buy it.
Go on Steam and download the DEMO, and then buy it. :D

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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Released Sep 3, 2010
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Highest Rated (42 agree) 10/10

If you like dark atmospheres and intense plots full of suspense and psycological terror, such as those found in games like Silent Hill, Diablo 1,or S.T.A.L.K.E.R SoC, then this is the game for you.

Amnesia - the Dark Descent redefines it's genre.

Dec 6 2010, 8:47am by X4VI3R

Lowest Rated (19 agree) 1/10

uhh look at me im an idiot

Feb 22 2013, 3:10pm by therupertbob

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Fun facts: The protagonist of Amnesia: TDD was once named Folke and a "cat" monster was in the design.

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Is Silent Hill 1 or 2 best? @ThomasGrip (from FG) and @adrianchm (from @TheAstroCrew) argues about just that:

Mar 26 2015, 11:43am

@J23PR This is our intent! But since release date is not 100% set yet, cannot promise, but will try our best for this to be the case.

Mar 21 2015, 4:16pm

@DarrelNorris It's mostly people close to us. Friends, other devs, etc.

Mar 13 2015, 7:13pm

@ColinPearceUK Polish, polish, polish, bug fixing and then release :)

Mar 13 2015, 7:34am

If all goes well, our (private) beta will be done in 4 weeks. Exciting & scary. Feels like we are really closing in on final release!

Mar 13 2015, 6:19am

@TheGreatHanster Great stuff! We love being able to inspire all things nightmarish! :)

Mar 6 2015, 2:42pm

@ProphetsAwaken Exciting indeed! This time we are putting a lot more focus on making sure modding is smoother and more powerful too!

Mar 1 2015, 6:10pm

Gotta say, we feel extremely proud to have a modding community that have managed to produce so many amazing and crazy things over the years.

Mar 1 2015, 6:03pm

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