Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Alone in the Dark is ambitious, but it trips, stumbles, and…well, breaks. It’s a bad PS2 game and we can’t imagine it would get that much better on the PS3.
  2. An ambitious and in ways progressive survival horror game, whose ambition is hampered by its own numerous flaws. Whether these problems are a result of porting a current-gen title to a last-gen console remains to be seen, but the PS2 edition is very clearly a stripped down version of the impressive 360 game Atari have been displaying.
  3. Alone in the Dark proves that with a little time and patience, a good game can be created from innovative ideas.
  4. This version has serious technical and design flaws that make it not much fun to play and are indication of a rushed conversion.
  5. 30
    Nearly every gamplay mechanic fails in one way or another. While the game is functional, Alone in the Dark is a clear case of something that needed to be baked in the oven longer.
  6. Flawed, scruffy and inconsistent, but the small moments of magic [do] some way make up for the lack of overall polish. [July 2008, p.64]
  7. Worst of all, it never feels even vaguely scary. [Aug 2008, p.102]
  8. 58
    Annoyingly its potential is continually squandered by robot mechanics and tedious progression. [Aug 2008, p.104]
  9. Tired, inconsistent and just plain ugly. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  10. Alone in the Dark can be played in a day. You can actually skip levels if you get too frustrated, but you can save a lot of frustration by just skipping the game entirely.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Aug 4, 2012
    Went against the reviews, rented the game, played the game, bought the game. Great atmosphere, solid story, amazing visuals. Having a blast with the game. Worth checking out! Full Review »
  2. MaxDeboreck
    Jul 14, 2008
    This game is not perfect,However it's a pretty good game for those who never played a Horror-Survival game in they're life! The two version's are both great(Wii/Ps2 and 360/Ps3/Pc) Good gameplay,nice storyline(understandable),Graphics are pretty good(not the best ever seen,but still good) One thing could've been done better- It could've been more scary. Conclusion= It's a good game,not bad at all and it's fun if you like horror-survival game! Full Review »
  3. MaciekO.
    Jun 27, 2008
    AITD is a well built action game with a tv drama/horror climax, the graphics are good but not the best on the ps2, the music and voices are great. One thing that annoys me is that enemies are kinda stupid and Sarah has some strange hair. Full Review »