Alone in the Dark PlayStation 2

User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
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  1. EmilyW.
    Jun 24, 2008
    3
    This game is pretty, has decent voice-acting, and an okay soundtrack. Other than that, I don't have much good to say. It's insanely difficult, with twitchy context-sensitive controls that make little sense. There is rarely any sense of direction or purpose, and you often find yourself in a room with no idea what you are doing, how exactly you got there, and what you are supposed This game is pretty, has decent voice-acting, and an okay soundtrack. Other than that, I don't have much good to say. It's insanely difficult, with twitchy context-sensitive controls that make little sense. There is rarely any sense of direction or purpose, and you often find yourself in a room with no idea what you are doing, how exactly you got there, and what you are supposed to do with the one or two items available. I honestly wish I could go back in time and never, ever consider paying full price (or any price) for this game. Expand
  2. AnthonyH.
    Jun 25, 2008
    2
    Just rubbish. The game is based on trial and error, you'll die with no indication, so you got to sit through the fmv sequences all over again, and theres no way to skip them. ARRGGHH. The camera is very twitchy, therefore control of your character is awful. Just Rubbish.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#21 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
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. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    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]
  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.