Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Dreamcast

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. A bit like a B-Dreamcast game, and will probably secure a place in your library for that reason, so maybe you can skip the Eric Roberts movie after all.
  2. Superb graphics, challenging puzzles, morbid acts, and eerie noises will have you playing until the wee hours of the morning.
  3. Game Informer
    80
    When you go up against "RE Code: Veronica" armed with only a flashlight, you just aren't going to win the battle. [Nov 2001, p.125]
  4. If you like your games brainy and scary, Alone in the Dark is just the medicine the witch doctor ordered.
  5. 80
    Sports the best lighting effects you’ll ever see on the Dreamcast. The overall graphic quality is topnotch with sharp prerendered environments and good-looking characters.
  6. Lack of originality aside, this is still a good and highly playable game.
  7. A pretty good game and something that I would recommend any horror fan to play.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. HaydenP.
    Feb 4, 2006
    5
    Not bad, not good either. Graphics kinda crummy compared to more recent games. Puzzle moderately challenging. Cross between Resident Evil and Not bad, not good either. Graphics kinda crummy compared to more recent games. Puzzle moderately challenging. Cross between Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Worst thing is camera views, short loading sequences every 5 minutes, and the control of the character. Wow, all this criticism and i've only had the game for 3 hours. Full Review »
  2. AndrewB.
    Feb 3, 2002
    6
    Didn't find it all that challenging. I thought it to be sort of an RE rip off.
  3. RyanP.
    Jan 4, 2002
    8
    Good graphics and puzzles that have you searching the internet for walkthroughs. Only problem is a flashlight is considered a weapon.