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Alternative Names

Alone in the Dark: Near Death



Eden Studios



Other Versions

Wii, 3DO, PS2, XBL, PS3, All

Release Dates

06/23/08 Atari
12/25/08 Electronic Arts
06/20/08 Atari

Community Stats

Owners: 70
Favorite: 1
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 0
Now Playing: 1

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The game that started the popular survival horror genre returns better than ever! Players control Edward Carnby, the main character from the original Alone in the Dark, on a thrilling journey through a dark and terrifying re-creation of New York’s Central Park where Carnby must discover the truth behind a dark conspiracy.

With inspiration from the presentation style of popular action TV dramas, Alone in the Dark will be split into a number of distinct episodes. With approximately 30-40 minutes of gameplay comprising each episode, the structure of Alone in the Dark pulls you into world that delivers a fiercely gripping and terrifying experience. Each time the player launches a saved game, the episode will begin with a video summary of the previous episode to quickly re-immerse the player in the story and removing the need to remember where they were or what they were doing. Every episode will close with a nail-biting cliff-hanger ending to rattle players’ nerves, and if the player is leaving the game a video teaser of the next episode will play to leave them wanting more.

Alone in the Dark will provide a complete next-generation, action packed experience within a highly detailed, free roaming environment, featuring a mixture of real-time physics and full environmental interaction. The game will mark a new beginning for the Alone in the Dark series.


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Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a n/a 44,229 44,229
2 n/a 35,235 19,298 9,360 63,893
3 n/a 8,576 11,726 3,422 23,724
4 n/a 3,583 11,770 2,548 17,901
5 n/a 2,228 9,205 1,891 13,324
6 n/a 1,694 7,815 1,571 11,080
7 n/a 1,203 6,221 1,225 8,649
8 n/a 857 5,432 1,035 7,324
9 n/a 630 4,962 919 6,511
10 n/a 440 4,785 857 6,082

Opinion (23)

thewastedyouth posted 06/10/2012, 03:45
Alone in the Dark was the first horror game to come out, yes before Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Sadly today after this piece of garbage it will be dead

so sad!!!!
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slipknotfan posted 26/06/2011, 02:42
My son calls this one of the worst games hes ever played
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Berstuck posted 12/07/2009, 04:23
Awfull, silent hill homecoming is far superior.
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fastyxx posted 10/06/2009, 02:07
This game blows. I am fairly intrigued by the first chapter, in terms of the story and the ambience, but the controls are SO freaking bad and the camera sucks, among other issues. Pretty poor. I got it for $5.42 and a $5 coupon - so 42 cents. I'm still struggling with it.
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Slimebeast posted 17/12/2008, 08:04
I'm sad this game sold so bad. Hopefully Atari managed to ship over 1 million copies to stores though before the bad reviews started to make people suspicious lol.
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Egghead posted 27/11/2008, 04:01
Wow sold REALLY badly in NA, this is a real diamond in the rough, they should just released it with the PS3
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