Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. 31
    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. The overall concept is solid, but the testing phase seems to have been glossed over.
  2. Unfortunately, if the Wii version of AITD is any indication as to where this series is headed, then nostalgia may be all that is left for its many fans.
  3. For everything else in its amazing catalogue of flaws, errors and catastrophes, though, the biggest problem is that the game just stops whenever you can't work out what to do.
  4. It's a shame--the basic concepts are sound, but the execution should have been much better. [Sept 2008, p.86]
  5. A pale imitation of a far more ambitious game, Alone in the Dark on Wii is too higgledy-piggledy to satisfy. A handful of terrific highs can't make up for hours of lows. [Sept 2008, p.58]
  6. It should have been so good, but it's been rushed to the shelves too early. What a pity. [Aug 2008, p.86]
  7. This version has serious technical and design flaws that make it not much fun to play and are indication of a rushed conversion.
  8. Alone In The Dark is a truly shining example of both how to make a bad game and how to over-hype a game. Avoid.
  9. It's badly realised in places, the production values are low and, like a poorly produced horror flick, it feels like it's been stitched together like a Picasso. [Issue #24, p.71]
  10. Alone in the Dark is a game that had such great potential, but never followed through with making a solid product. Ultimately, the downfall of Alone in the Dark is that it is a chore to play.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 16 out of 21
  1. MatthewR.
    Jun 20, 2008
    Good game-don't listen to everyone who is saying it is utter rubbish. The controls work well and the graphics aren't that bad. The game play is great. All in all a brilliant game. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    hmm. i can't decide if this game is great or terrible, so i'm gonna say this, GRAPHICS= Terrible
    CONTROLS= Slightly Confusing ENJOYMENT= On and off
  3. Nov 29, 2010
    Stinker. Great atmosphere and decent story but the gameplay is WAY off (mote's response time is like trying to pull an object through mollasses) and the puzzling makes no sense in the context of the game. Really poorly designed and implemented, this is just a pretty face that does not play nicely. Full Review »