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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Lazzer's model pack [Vol I]

Lazzer's model pack [Vol I]

Nov 9, 2014 Models Pack 7 comments

Hi guys, this is my little model pack I made for Amnesia and thought it'd be nice to upload here so you could get it too and maybe find a use for some...

Dead Memories

Dead Memories

Oct 11, 2014 Singleplayer Map 2 comments

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...

House of Brainless 2

House of Brainless 2

Sep 14, 2014 Singleplayer Map 1 comment

You were found unconscious somewhere in a forest. Now you've been taken into a dark house and you need to escape from this mansion. unzip in /redist/custom_stories...

House of Brainless 1

House of Brainless 1

Sep 14, 2014 Singleplayer Map 1 comment

You are trapped in an old House. Will you find the way out and Escape or do you to stay there forever? unzip in \redist\custom_stories and have fun =)

Amnesia Custom Main Menu Background

Amnesia Custom Main Menu Background

Aug 6, 2014 Skin Pack 0 comments

This is a Custom Main Menu Background for Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia-The Dark Decent-Darkness chapter 1

Amnesia-The Dark Decent-Darkness chapter 1

Jul 4, 2014 Singleplayer Map 0 comments

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brisk187 Nov 27 2010, 12:52pm says:

My #1 candidate for indie game of the year

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Serygala Nov 22 2010, 4:32am says:

Simply amazing! The day I can work out similar athmosphere and gameplay, I will be very proud of me!

Much better and more entertaining than some big studio productions...most of 'em!

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infernoth Nov 6 2010, 7:47am says:

hi, i have athlon xp +3000 burton (2,2ghz), ati radeon x1650 pro 512ddr2 (catalyst 10.2, v. 8.593.100.0), 2gb ram (400mhz),win xp sp3 and i have big problem with this game. when i start new game i just hear audio and see same subtitles but nothing more. f*cking black screen >:( please help...

p.s. sorry for my english LOL

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LizardGamer Nov 6 2010, 6:22pm replied:


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infernoth Nov 15 2010, 4:48pm replied:

ok patch 1.0.1 fix this problem ;)xD

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jimenillofu Nov 1 2010, 10:42am says:

this is the scariest game i have ever played. Good Job.

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DoctorCheese Nov 2 2010, 8:58am replied:

Scary game.



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UACmarine208 Oct 31 2010, 4:42pm says:

First time I screamed at a video game...
Other than in anger xD

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Mkilbride Oct 29 2010, 5:00pm says:

This is the same HPL Engine Penumbra uses, so why not put that, just like Penumbra has?

I don't think I've ever been so afraid of a game in my life. Good job. Took me weeks to finish this, cause I kept progressing 15 minutes at a time. :P

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LizardGamer Nov 5 2010, 6:53am replied:

Penumbra uses HPL Engine 1 and Amnesia uses HPL Engine 2

Plus I know how they made their engine, it's quite simple and easy!

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lukaluka94 Nov 5 2010, 12:36pm replied:

Care to share that knowledge?.. :)

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LizardGamer Nov 5 2010, 5:22pm replied:

They used a book called '3d game engine programming' written by Stefan Zerbst.

I know this because their HPL 1 Engine follows a very similar structure to the one in the book.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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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 (18 agree) 1/10

uhh look at me im an idiot

Feb 22 2013, 3:10pm by therupertbob

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