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This is the first game in the Alone in the Dark series. For other games in the series see the Alone in the Dark category.

Box artwork for Alone in the Dark.
Box artwork for Alone in the Dark.
Alone in the Dark
Developer(s)Infogrames Entertainment
Publisher(s)Infogrames Entertainment, Interplay Entertainment, Pony Canyon
Year released1992
System(s)DOS, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, FM Towns, Windows, macOS
Followed byAlone in the Dark 2
SeriesAlone in the Dark
Designer(s)Frédérick Raynal
Genre(s)Survival horror
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)ESRB Teen
Alone in the Dark
Developer(s)Krisalis Software
Publisher(s)Infogrames Entertainment, Interplay Entertainment, Pony Canyon
Year released1994
System(s)3DO Interactive Multiplayer, RISC OS
Alone in the Dark
Year released2014
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This guide is for the original game. For the 2008 sequel, see Alone in the Dark (2008).

Alone in the Dark is a critically acclaimed survival horror action adventure game designed by Frédérick Raynal and developed by Infogrames and Krisalis (3DO). It was published by Infogrames in 1992. The game has spawned several sequels as part of the Alone in the Dark series and is considered the first 3D survival horror game.

Story[edit | edit source]

The story takes place in 1925, soon after the suicide of the famous painter Jeremy Hartwood in his luxurious mansion in Louisiana named Derceto. Playing either Emily Hartwood, the niece of the owner, or Edward Carnby, a private detective, you visit the mansion to discover reason for Jeremy's suicide. Once inside, it turns out that the place is cursed and you are now locked up with monsters all around you. Your goal will be to uncover the dark secrets of the manor in order to find a way to escape this nightmare.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Having heavily influenced the Resident Evil series, the is a classic survival-horror game, featuring tank controls, inventory management, doors to unlock and many, many traps. Pre-set camera angles give cinematic points of view. To appreciate the experience, play this game alone ... in the dark!

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