Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem GameCube

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 159 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 159
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  1. Ryanphillips
    Jul 5, 2002
    1
    This game rules!!!! It is the best i have ever played!!! get it!!!! why have u all given it 9's or 10's????? this game rules it deserves a #1!!!!! Buy this game because it is the best!!!!
  2. MonkeyC.
    Mar 28, 2003
    2
    Boring anti-cheese game with no replay value whatsoever!
  3. JerradH.
    Nov 22, 2002
    3
    Repetitive and not scary in the slightest. Gimme System Shock 2 or Fatal Frame anyday. Still, not a complete loss.
  4. EricS.
    Jan 12, 2004
    0
    Fun for the first 15 minutes, Eternal Darkness coudn't hold my interest. This is an example of a game that focuses all on graphics and plot, yet ignores gameplay. The "original" combat is slow pased, pointless, repetative, and overall, boring. To make matters worse, ED has an increadibly clunky controls which takes hours to get used to, and for the whole game it feels like the Fun for the first 15 minutes, Eternal Darkness coudn't hold my interest. This is an example of a game that focuses all on graphics and plot, yet ignores gameplay. The "original" combat is slow pased, pointless, repetative, and overall, boring. To make matters worse, ED has an increadibly clunky controls which takes hours to get used to, and for the whole game it feels like the characters are walking around in lead shoes! The most overly hyped game in years, Nintendo should just stick to kiddy games and leave everything else to Sony and Microsoft. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    Developers of 3D games should study the camerawork in "Eternal Darkness." It's quite simply a stunning technical achievement.
  2. Play Magazine
    100
    All of this delightful action and horror comes wrapped in a bone-chilling soundtrack with enough chanting and "what the hell was that?" sound effects to sen dyou running for the light switch. [Aug 2002, p.62]
  3. 100
    From cover to cover this game was full of originality.