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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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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RavenITA Oct 20 2010, 10:25am says:

This game is superb, really. I've never felt so scary in... wait, 9 years? After Silent Hill 2 all the others felt so empty and repetitive. Now THIS is the real horror everyone is looking for. A solid, state-of-the-art horror game with stalkers and that feeling of hopelessness that few games have. Nowadays the BEST horror game on the market

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Phage317 Oct 20 2010, 6:08am says:

Definitely the scariest game I have ever played. I have to play in like 10 minute increments before I can't take anymore xD. Anyone looking for a horror game, THIS is as good as it gets.

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oversoul Oct 5 2010, 5:40pm says:

Hands down the scariest game I have ever played. No weapons = naked feeling.

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MikeyDoom Oct 4 2010, 6:27pm says:

I got a problem you know the blood on the floor? Well it shows up bright pink on my computer.

My Rig Specs:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Prescott, 3.44Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 6800
Ram: 2048mbs DDR
Motherboard: Phoenix 848P-ICH5
Monitor: Compaq W17g 1440x900 75htz Refresh Rate

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sexbad Oct 8 2010, 6:38pm replied:

It's supposed to be that. It's not blood.

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SNAKE_666 Oct 2 2010, 7:36pm says:

This isn't an Indie Game it's made by the same people who made why is it on the Indie's section?

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LizardGamer Oct 11 2010, 3:37am replied:

Because it's an Indie Company

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WarGet Sep 27 2010, 9:19am says:

hm... preety nice

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Magrathean Sep 22 2010, 8:04am says:

Absolutely beautiful game and downright terrifying to play. The horrors we saw in Castle Brennenburg will stay with us forever. Thank you for a great game.

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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.

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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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