Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare PlayStation

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Even with its dodgy graphics and other niggling problems, Alone in the Dark will still make you jump - even with the lights on.
  2. 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.
  3. With versions in the works for both the PlayStation 2 and the Dreamcast, though, owners of multiple consoles are probably better off waiting for the graphical enhancement that will come with a more powerful console.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    Illogical puzzles, vague directions and objects almost impossible to spot against the backgrounds cause you to waste too much time wandering the same rooms again and again. [Sept 2001, p.147]

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
#1 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 31, 2012
    10
    One of the first games that was able to scare me. Many have called it a resident evil rip off but it actually sticks pretty close to theOne of the first games that was able to scare me. Many have called it a resident evil rip off but it actually sticks pretty close to the gameplay mechanics and style of the original alone in the dark games, which predate RE by a few years... so who borrowed from who again? Anyway, Shadow Island is a creepy place to explore and you get to do it in two different scenarios, which are actually much different from each other and both just as fresh and exciting. It's the best in the series, but also the last good entry to date. Full Review »
  2. Nov 11, 2013
    9
    I don't usually get scared, by anything, but this... I am frequently having to take 5-10 minute breaks to get my breathe back. The soundtrackI don't usually get scared, by anything, but this... I am frequently having to take 5-10 minute breaks to get my breathe back. The soundtrack is also phenomenal, and the grainy graphics and sounds makes everything even scarier. Amazing game, and gripping storyline. Only faults are a couple of small holes in the story and the controls. Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2013
    7
    A decent enough continuation of the series into the console era. It follows the Alone in the Dark Formula to the letter. And that is it'sA decent enough continuation of the series into the console era. It follows the Alone in the Dark Formula to the letter. And that is it's biggest flaw. It doesn't do anything new. It is more or less exactly the same as the 3 game that came before it, just with better visuals. A pity, as this did feel like a wasted opportunity.

    Overall:
    While it does feel like they could have done more, Alone in the Dark: New Nightmare is still a great game that does do what it sets out to do.
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