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. There's a lot of survival in this survival horror, but very little horror. Occasionally it manages to surprise you with some good monster placement and give you a little jolt, but that's all.
  2. While there are better games available for the console--most notably, Capcom's Resident Evil: Code Veronica--the budget price of this game is sure to please just about any gamer willing to take the plunge into this well-saturated genre.
  3. 73
    If you grew up on this series and were hoping for the next great chapter, you'll be left alone in the dark.
  4. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    The Dreamcast version gives you the best of all possible worlds: sharp, solid 3D graphics, along with reasonably familiar Resident Evil-style gamepad control. [Jan 2002, p.86]

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.