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TEEN, Animated Blood, Animated Violence
Infogrames Entertainment, S.A.
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Inspired by the works of horror/sci-fi writer H.P. Lovecraft, the designers of Alone in the Dark created a 3D, third-person action/adventure title that was designed to immerse players in the game and scare them half to death. Originally released to the PC, to which its gamers made it a best-selling title, Interplay's Macintosh division, MacSoft, ported the title over for Mac owners to enjoy. The player, as a man or woman, must investigate a mysterious and crumbling old mansion that is filled with tricks, traps, and creatures out of their worst nightmares. Searching the mansion for clues yields weapons, useful items, and the keys to solving the mystery behind the baleful supernatural activity in the area.
Movement and combat are handled entirely by the player, who must punch, kick, slash, or shoot their way out of trouble. Death comes in many forms, as monsters and the undead infest the mansion grounds, and deadly traps wait to snare the unwary. The game is extremely spooky, and the atmosphere draws players in, resulting in an enjoyable, if frightening experience. A challenging title, Alone in the Dark is filled with puzzles to solve, and it takes most players upward of thirty hours to complete the game. ~ Scott Steinberg, All Game Guide