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  • Summary: From the moment Edward Carnby and Aline Cedrac set foot on Shadow Island, they were confronted by evil creatures intent on thwarting their progress to recover three ancient tablets. Fears threaten from every corner. The slightest shadow could be hiding deep secrets, or concealing worse nightmares ... [Infogrames] Collapse
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Something that every fan of horror gaming in general--and the original Alone in the Dark series in particular--should check out.
  5. Dated technology, distracting controls, and some downright sloppy programming undo what could have been a great game.
  6. 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.
  7. The release stands alone as the darkest disappointment those of us who cherish this franchise have yet encountered.

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  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.