The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape. Awake... Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
- Intel Processor.
- ATI/AMD or NVIDIA graphics card, no other types of hardware supported.
If your computer does not match the requirements, the game will freeze, crash or not run at all.
- Fixes various crash issues related to the added gamepad support in 1.3.
- Fixed being able to rebind the lean buttons.
- Updated launcher to correctly limit SSAO samples to 32x.
Ratings and Reviews
Normally I can play scary games and, not be scared, because I know I have some form of defense. This game has me, already (30 minutes into the game) peeking around corners and jumping to every background sound, in fact, I even hid in a dresser for 10 minutes once because of the intense background noise. I almost came to the conclusion that I am never playing this game again because, it is to scary, and I have yet to even see or get chased by the monster! Most insane game to date.
What is great is that I run a Mac mini, I can barely play certain games at a high setting, and with a low setting i still get choppy gameplay. Now in this game i have everything on high and the game still runs smooth. For $5, it is the most magnificant deal yet, I normally don't write reviews unless I am extremely impressed with it. This is it.
PS. It's even scarier since you do not have Toby (Tobuscus) to commentate on everything, a lot less funny, a lot more scary.
Absolutely fantastic, and runs like a dream!
I played Penumbra Overture a while ago, and I have since wanted to play Amnesia: The Dark Descent. However, I got rid of my gaming PC and only had my Macbook at the time of its release. I bought a new i7 Macbook Pro this past September (2011), and what do you know, Amnesia is now on the Mac App Store. At $5, it was beyond a deal and worth the wait.
I am using a Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4 GB of memory, and it runs with absolutely no hiccups or problems. I also upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard midway through playing, and it worked with no problem on both operating systems. The first time I opened it after upgrading to Lion, it did freeze, but after that initial time, I haven't experienced a problem at all.
The game is a brilliant horror-survival game. Like it's Penumbra predecessors, Amnesia uses genuine survival-style, as opposed to the "standard" Resident Evil and Silent Hill style of mindless killing and violence. More than anything, Amnesia excells in its sound and sounds effects. Wearing a good pair of headphones will take this game from scary to horrifying.
Seriously, do yourself a favor and download Amnesia. It's one of the best survival-horror games on the market, and I would even argue one of the scariest things I've had the pleasure of experiencing in a long, long time. Great job, Frictional Games. This is the way you do it!
The new classic horror game
I love Amnesia, the Dark Descent…the atmosphere is excellent, the graphics are good, and it's just a fun game all around. I highly recommend buying it.
With a catch. If you play the game, love it, and come up with ideas of your own you want to make, there's a fantastic level editor you can download to use. Except for the App Store version. If you think you'll want to make your own game, don't buy it from the App Store, buy it from Frictional Games directly. The level editor has not been released for the App Store version and there's no planned release date. You've been warned.
With that in mind, I'd like to reiterate the game is top-notch. A year after I first played the game, I replayed it, and it was still scary. Frictional Games outdid themselves with this release, and it's become the new highest standard of horror since then.
- Frictional Games AB
- 1.3 GB
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2010-2015 Frictional Games AB
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.