Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Great story and intriguing plot twists, complete with graphical and aural pleasures, will keep you coming back for more.
  2. I wasn’t overly impressed with the weak storyline and drab voice acting, but I must give kudos to any game that scares the hell out of me. If it weren’t for that, this game would easily rate a 65.
  3. 80
    While it wasn't "Undying" scary, it definitely had some moments that made me jump and scream like Tal when he got his... well, nevermind. All in all, if you're a fan of this type of game, there's a good chance you'll like it.
  4. It’s been done before and it’s been done better.
  5. 72
    Despite its many bugs and flaws, the game is still fun to play when it works. The combat is rather uninspired, but it serves to add to the atmosphere. The amount of frustration you'll find in the game should be noted, however.
  6. Something that every fan of horror gaming in general--and the original Alone in the Dark series in particular--should check out.
  7. Suspense is what makes movies and games scary. Alone 4 is seriously lacking this important attribute.
  8. But as a PC game that feels like a port, especially with the save game method, it’s only good not great or excellent.
  9. I understand that the game had not been developed in an English speaking country, but they could have at least found one male and one female actor with decent pronunciation.
  10. AID:TNN comes off, despite its graphical wizardry, a little…sophomoric. The majority of the cinematic cuts and voice acting are god-awful-bad, and not even in that charming, maybe-they-meant-it, B-movie "Resident Evil" way.
  11. Dated technology, distracting controls, and some downright sloppy programming undo what could have been a great game.
  12. There are some gameplay merits of The New Nightmare—including two distinct and interwoven styles of play, an eerie atmosphere, an interesting underlying narrative, and generally more cerebral than monster-bashing activities (except for the last quarter). These strengths are diluted, unfortunately, by the multiplatform limitations imposed on the PC version by the developer.
  13. TNN fails to frighten and is marred by a few flaws that may frustrate rather than satiate.
  14. It's a clumsy port, but what's even more disappointing is that it's a clumsy port of only a middling console game.
  15. The release stands alone as the darkest disappointment those of us who cherish this franchise have yet encountered.
  16. A beautiful, yet vacant, "Resident Evil" rip-off full of annoying key hunts, obtuse and frustrating puzzles, and one of the worst "save game" functions ever. But, hey, it sure is pretty.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. CoreyG.
    Oct 8, 2001
    I think it is overall good exept the few flaws, this game would easily be a six besides the fact that it scared the hell out of me.
  2. Jose
    Aug 29, 2001
    Need more action in the game.