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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The windows version of Amnesia: The Dark Descent demo.

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Overlord1965 Apr 10 2012, 12:31pm buried:


I dont see why people like this game its just like another one or even worst.
I dont see any fun in this game.
Its just search for that and find this.
There is almost no fun playing this game, besides i have to pay for it!?
I can get it for free!
Besides its rank number 1?
I have lots of beter scary games...
You guys realy dont now good games...

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XxRoCkBaNdMaNxX Apr 10 2012, 12:55pm replied:

True, it may not be the scariest, but Frictional Games is an indie game maker. They don't have a team of over 1000 people like EA or who ever the hell makes horror games these days. Frictional has a team of like, 20-30 people, less if I'm not mistaken.

Also, when you play Amnesia, you have to play in the dark, alone, brightness of the game turned down to at least 0.8 or 1.0, and playing it at 2AM while your tired really adds to the immersion and scariness.

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frictionalgames Apr 11 2012, 9:43am replied:

We were 5 at the company when making Amnesia + some outsourcers ;)

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KarlCrane Apr 4 2012, 7:44am says:

People just say they are not scared b/c they are really scared a ton I bet ;)

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Derranged Apr 6 2012, 11:07pm replied:

They don't get scared, they get the **** scared out of them.

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andste Apr 2 2012, 2:07am says:

Guy! I can't install mods with Desura! All I get is this;

Gathering Information Error

There was an error during the gathering information process and it has been stopped.

The item handle was null (gather info failed) [16.0]

How do I fix it?

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Rawra Apr 1 2012, 8:02pm says:

Not scary in the slightest :3 Very good game though!

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austintxman25 Mar 29 2012, 5:05pm says:

I always get a black screen but I can see the text what do I do?

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tylerhw Apr 16 2012, 1:41pm replied:

A little help albeit late, if means your graphics card doesn't support shader 3.0 which is needed to play many newer games including Amnesia.

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endosine Mar 3 2013, 3:26pm replied:

you can't. suck it up little girl.

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Highest Rated (41 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.

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Lowest Rated (18 agree) 1/10

uhh look at me im an idiot

Feb 22 2013, 3:10pm by therupertbob

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