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  • Summary: A dire curse has shrouded the town of Lorwich in an unnatural darkness, as monstrous hordes emerge from beyond the realm of nightmares to sow chaos on the land. As one of four heroes, you must battle the minions of Cthulhu with the force of arms and the power of illumination.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 12 out of 12
  1. Jun 24, 2015
    40
    Good concepts are fine, but if you cannot back those up with solid gameplay, then unfortunately it is always going to be a lost cause.
  2. Jun 29, 2015
    40
    Alone in the Dark: Illumination brings some interesting ideas to the table, but they're terribly executed.
  3. Oct 21, 2015
    40
    23 years, and this is how it ends? Horrifying, and not in a good way. Illumination is an utter failure on all fronts, a derivative, boring and disappointing shooter. What a sad ending for this legendary series.
  4. Jun 26, 2015
    20
    A complete and utter disaster. It might spark the curiosity of trash fans, and that's all there is to say.
  5. Jun 22, 2015
    15
    Alone In The Dark: Illumination comes across as trying to be a Left 4 Dead 2 and Resident Evil 6 hybrid while doing absolutely nothing right, and favoring to do everything wrong.
  6. Jun 12, 2015
    10
    Alone in the Dark: Illumination is ugly in every sense of the word, not just visually – though it is about as attractive as an anus in an eye socket. Hideous both inside and out, it’s the consummate fraud that hides behind a recognizable name to deliver interactive poison.
  7. Jul 24, 2015
    10
    How on earth could this game make it to a release state? And why would Atari kill the franchise that started survival horror and made Resident Evil what it is today?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 19 out of 21
  1. Aug 1, 2017
    10
    I love to play alone in the dark because i can play horror games at night and my room is dark. But, the games has a huge twist when there isI love to play alone in the dark because i can play horror games at night and my room is dark. But, the games has a huge twist when there is light in the dark, illuminating the surroundings so there is contrast between light and dark, two polar opposites. Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2015
    4
    Explosions happen in total silence. Poorly designed enemies noclip across walls. Boring missions, impossible to play in singleplayer since itExplosions happen in total silence. Poorly designed enemies noclip across walls. Boring missions, impossible to play in singleplayer since it is not balanced. In easy mode, monsters simply forget to spawn. Do i need to say anything else?

    A good concept ruined by a terrible execution. i can add a trigger sound in 3 minutes, and if the developers are too lazy to do even that, this game is not to be taken seriously.
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  3. Dec 3, 2015
    2
    Since this game is already buried under a mountain of terrible, i'm just going to say that the only thing it gets right is me crying alone inSince this game is already buried under a mountain of terrible, i'm just going to say that the only thing it gets right is me crying alone in a dark room. That's the only positive thing about it.

    So to be fair I'll give it a 0.5 for giving me a real life experience, another 0.5 for being in a dark environment in game and a 1 for the sorry guys who made the effort of producing this misleading 'thing'.
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  4. Jul 5, 2015
    1
    Alone in the dark? I used to like alone in the dark games.

    It seams as though Atari think Alone in the dark franchise can lend itself to be
    Alone in the dark? I used to like alone in the dark games.

    It seams as though Atari think Alone in the dark franchise can lend itself to be a left 4 dead style game, but it falls so far short of being on that level of playability.

    This mess of a game leads you into a level that is IMO impossible to complete on first few tries so you are expected to grind away at it gaining XP to level up skills before its possible to clear it.

    The level layout changes every try which would be cool except it becomes frustrating as you trek to a gate you cant open but can see the item you want is still behind it forcing you to check all gates in hope that you find the open gate before the endless dumb monsters corner you in an area that has no lights left, no lights means your dead as you can barely hurt the monsters, unless you have ammo for your super weapon.
    It appears that the pickups change every play too, I played as the hunter and on my 2nd try i lasted quite a while but I didn't see a single refill for my flame thrower. I saw at least 8 ammo packs for the engineer that I'm not even playing as.

    All the good ideas of this game are sapped to hell with bad execution. Few games have me thinking WTF is the point after just 10mins.

    This only lives up to the name in the fact u are, alone in the dark, no-one online playing cause everyone plays for 15mins and drops it like its made of ****!
    Not even hardcore lovers of Alone in dark series should pick this up it'll only end in a great disappointment its nothing like any of its previous incarnations.

    A truly horrible game by any standard. 1/10 1 point for having fairly nice lighting even if the rest of the game looks a bit **** (flamethrower effect / completely none existent jump animation LMAO)

    oh and you cant use a joypad of any kind as it wont let you bind use/pickup its stuck on F with no option for it
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  5. Oct 4, 2017
    0
    Atari developers got some balls to release this game out into the world
    NO Voice acting
    CO-OP Little to no sound effects feels unfinished
    Atari developers got some balls to release this game out into the world
    NO Voice acting
    CO-OP
    Little to no sound effects
    feels unfinished avoid
    R.I.P Alone in the Dark
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  6. una
    Jun 25, 2015
    0
    A complete disaster
    A completely pointless game
    A shame for the franchise that was once so brilliant! I do not recommend wasting even a
    A complete disaster
    A completely pointless game
    A shame for the franchise that was once so brilliant!
    I do not recommend wasting even a single cent on this game!
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  7. xag
    Jun 13, 2015
    0
    This is the worst game in the last ten years. Alone in the Dark franchise is dead and buried, thanks to Atari. Your life will be better if youThis is the worst game in the last ten years. Alone in the Dark franchise is dead and buried, thanks to Atari. Your life will be better if you don't suffer this horrendous piece of crap. This is a fraud for the memory of the legendary 90's franchise. I'm really angry, i can't say anymore. Expand

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