Illusions of the Dead has finally been released! Illusions of the Dead (IOTD) is an Amnesia: The Dark Descent custom story that has been released August 21st 2017. Story: You play as Marcus Grant who has a daughter named Emily but she has a disease called Sclerosis. There is no cure available but deep in the dungeons of the castle of Barnard, scientists were working on the cure but they got overrun by the undead a few days after the first test of the medicine. Marcus takes the risk and travels to the castle of Barnard in search of the medicine to safe his daughter Emily. But little does he know why the whole castle got evacuated 2 years ago... IOTD uses mostly the old Amnesia elements but used in a different and unique way. Some new entities and/or items were added to tweak the experience a little bit. Amnesia: AMFP entities and static objects are being used! If you have any suggestions or questions, please be sure to leave a comment! Please let me know what you think!

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Positives:

- Very long mod
- Unique
- Creative

Negatives:

- A few texture glitches and a couple of book rows going through the shelfs (colliding with each other)

Level design: 10/10

It still amazes me how you after all these years of amnesia modding can give us a mod this unique. Levels looks well thought out, they did not feel repeditive, I couldn't have done it better myself.

Story: 9/10

A loved one needs my help is a bit cliché. However, a cliché plot can be good if you make something new out of that plot, and I think you did.

Puzzles: 9/10

Somtimes had to stop and think. However, no puzzles in this mod felt too difficult and you gave me enough hints to keep me going without ever having to look up a walkthrough. It got a little bit repeditive with key quests for a while, but other than that, excellent quests.

Music and sounds: 10/10

Random sounds playing, scripted sound events, music that changes based on the current situation, what else can we ask for?

Creativity: 10/10

Creative scares, creative level design, you even went as far as to add a little mario level, as well as the main menu map for amnesia.

Bugs & Flaws: 9/10

Found a bunch of texture glitches in the first mansion levels and a couple of books going through some shelfs. Other than that, I encountered no bugs what so ever. Well done bug testers.

Also in the mario level, a text said I needed a mushroom to proceed. I already had it but it wouldn't let me through anyway and I couldn't use it anywhere ^^. I might have done something wrong maybe. Either way this is just extra easter egg so it's really not a big deal.

Conclusion:

Took you 1.5 years to finish this huh? Well it shows. This is exactly what we needed. A long, well thought out mod. The creativity is very high in this mod.

10/10 - Masterpiece. Definitely recommanded.

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HumiliatoR says

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I rarely give anyone perfect ten. But this time, I was stunned, how amazing this mod was. Amazing work buddy!

Where do I start? I have played so many mods on Amnesia, I can't even count them anymore. This mod uses original assets too, but it's done so good it's really something you should experience right away.

Map Desing is near perfection with lightning, shadows and all the realistic atmosphere make's this mod one of the unsettling and terrifying as I have played any mods so far. Stunning.

Scares are top-notch on this mod with atmosphere and all them combined, it's like dream come true. I have never scared so much, when you start those events with flashing eyes and you must just go forward to face that fear. It's freaking disturbing moment I have ever encountered. You managed still even advanced Amnesia player, scared the living hell out of me. Well done!

Story is really great and easy to follow, everything is nicely fitted on the areas and you can deep in your mind to it and experience whole story with gripping story writing aswell.

Puzzles are good and fairly done, I was stuck couple times, but didn't need that guide overall. I managed to solve every piece eventually. I like challenges and this mod have these brain-puzzles along the way you proceed further and further.

Music is great, even with original music, because you scripted those perfectly, I was scared so many times, because of that.

Creativity as Krusti said, is one of the strongest points on this mod, all the design and how everything comes together is damn good and I enjoyed every minute of it, I wasn't bored at all, in fact I was terrified almost every time I faced something unsettling. Damn you! :D

Pos:

- Creativity
- Unique
- Music
- Story
- Puzzles
- Top-notch Design
- Unsettling events
- Gameplay time is long

Neg:

- Couple maps got FPS drops
- Couple bugs and flickering textures, which is so normal it doesnt affect at score at all

You have done justice to this mod, and I applaud you for making this. 1,5 years is long time and you certainly delivered so much! It's one of the greatest mods on a long time and I will definitely play it again, it was just that good! Fantastic work and genius mapping. This mod still haunts me on my dreams, for sure.

10/10 - You can't miss this one!

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This is what I looking for. a straightforward story, puzzles and level design

I highly recommend it, Long mod, GOOD DETAILS, Good story, 10/10, masterpiece

10

tonystarksbitch says

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This was a beautifully put together custom story! I loved the hidden mario easter egg right after the Justine monster chases you in the water! That was such a cool add-on. That made this version stand out from any other versions of Amnesia my friend & I have played!

10

This was truly a masterpiece. I've enjoyed it thoroughly right until the end.
The mapping and level design was almost flawless and the attention to detail was impeccable. From the tiny rooms to the large, majestic areas, everything was well-thought and well-designed.
The atmosphere was incredible and immersive; especially that ghost, those white eyes in the dark, kept me on edge the entire time.
The puzzles were super intuitive and always had a clear solution. I've enjoyed solving them.
Story-wise, I would've preferred a bit more insight, but nonetheless it was well-written and to the point.
Keep up the awesome job! You're clearly greatly talented.

10

The BEST custom story I've ever played. My favourite so far. Original plot, magnificent level design, very nice scares, and a wonderful ending.
I really, really wish the already confirmed sequel comes some day!!

10

This is a really neat custom story so I wanted to rate it and give it some visibility, some parts could have been shorter and level design can be a bit confusing at times, but it is certainely minor complaints !

long custom story, story is amazing, awesome music, i wait Illusions of the Dead 2

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

Positives: - Very long mod - Unique - Creative Negatives: - A few texture glitches and a couple of book rows going through the shelfs (colliding with each other) Level design: 10/10 It still amazes me how you after all these years of amnesia modding can give us a mod this unique. Levels looks well thought out, they did not feel repeditive, I couldn't have done it better myself. Story: 9/10 A loved one needs my help is a bit cliché. However, a cliché plot can be good if you make something new out…

Aug 21 2017 by KrustiClawn