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
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  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. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Superb graphics, challenging puzzles, morbid acts, and eerie noises will have you playing until the wee hours of the morning.
  6. 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.
  7. Lack of originality aside, this is still a good and highly playable game.
  8. If you like your games brainy and scary, Alone in the Dark is just the medicine the witch doctor ordered.
  9. 73
    If you grew up on this series and were hoping for the next great chapter, you'll be left alone in the dark.
  10. 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]
  11. 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.