Metascore
19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 12 out of 12
  1. 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.
  2. Jun 29, 2015
    40
    Alone in the Dark: Illumination brings some interesting ideas to the table, but they're terribly executed.
  3. 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.
  4. Jul 3, 2015
    25
    The real horror is where this franchise is heading. Alone in the Dark Illumination is an abomination of a video game that you should avoid.
  5. Jun 29, 2015
    23
    The 'Alone in the Dark" movie by Uwe Boll was the worst thing to happen to the series - until this game. It feels like the developers just stopped working at some point and went home.
  6. CD-Action
    Jul 27, 2015
    20
    Lacks in every possible way and looks like an alpha version in need of two more years of development. [08/2015, p.57]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Jul 12, 2015
    10
    Disgracing the name of Alone In The Dark is just one of the many crimes committed in this hatefully frustrating, and patently unfinished, survival horror.
  11. Jul 12, 2015
    10
    Alone in the Dark: Illumination should not exist. It's one of the worst games in recent years and horrible example of feeding on a recognizable brand. The 1992 original is turning in its grave.
  12. 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.
User Score
1.3

Overwhelming dislike- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 137
  1. Jun 12, 2015
    2
    A pale shell of the franchise. The A.I. is bad, no voice acting, a wire frame of a storyline, and long loading times for sub par graphics. AA pale shell of the franchise. The A.I. is bad, no voice acting, a wire frame of a storyline, and long loading times for sub par graphics. A great survival horror game turned into a lesser than average co-op shooter. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Jun 13, 2015
    1
    You want survival horror? Well f**k you, you get a action shooter using lights as a way to kill monsters. This has to be the worst game thisYou want survival horror? Well f**k you, you get a action shooter using lights as a way to kill monsters. This has to be the worst game this year. PLEASE STOP KILLING THIS NAME. Full Review »