Metascore
47

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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Worst of all, it never feels even vaguely scary. [Aug 2008, p.102]
  4. Tired, inconsistent and just plain ugly. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  5. 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.
User Score
4.8

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
    10
    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 »