*** WARNING: This game contains frightening scenes which some players may find disturbing! ***
*** MEDIA REVIEWS: Toucharcade - 90% / Gamezebo - 90% / Appgamer - 100% ***
NOTE: If the game "hangs" at the blacksmith it's usually due to low-resource issues on your device. Try shutting down all background apps and freeing up some space before restarting your device. This should help fix the issue.
For the best experience we recommend you play Dark Fear on an iPad with a decent pair of headphones.
You wake up in pitch blackness. You have no idea who you are, where you are or how you got here - it's up to you to figure it out!
For horror game fans seeking out that ultimate fix, 'Dark Fear' delivers an immersive, frightening experience wrapped in a cinematic soundtrack and a dark, twisted storyline written by an ex-film industry professional. The game can only described as blend between RPG and adventure with a 2D graphical style similar to the classic PC games from the 1980s (think Myst meets Kings Quest). Its simplistic approach allows even the most casual gamers to gently unfold and enjoy its many complex layers of game mechanics.
Explore a diverse landscape filled with forests, mountains, lakes and deserts. Make allies in the local village, upgrade your weapon and armor, go hunting/fishing and fight your way to the truth by slaying your foes, solving puzzles and helping people with their problems.
- A combination of both adventure and RPG game mechanics
- Classic 1980's PC style visuals
- A cinematic Hollywood-style soundtrack composed by film industry professionals
- A deep and engaging storyline
"...enthralling, well-put together and leaves you in suspense right up to the end" - AppGamer - 100%
"With its simple 'cabin in the woods' setup, Dark Fear evolves into something that eclipses many horror games released today" - TouchArcade - 90%
"There's little else out there quite like Dark Fear, and its brooding tension and moodiness is a great way to ensure that you'll be hooked all the more by what unfolds" - Gamezebo - 90%
"Adventure fans, prepare to be haunted" - 148 Apps - 80%
"Absolutely smashing!" - AppSpy
"Clever and engaging adventure that will appeal to fans of classic horror" - JayIsGames
Fixed audio and autosave bug
Updated to newer version of AIR
Updated to Starling 2
Ratings and Reviews
This game should be way more popular! I rarely give 5 star reviews, this one definitely deserves it. I think maybe people are put off by the old-style pixelated graphics, but that is a big mistake. Especially if you are looking for a good adventure game that is also quite scary! I was surprised that a pixelated-style graphics game could be scary at all, but it certainly delivers. If the graphics were more realistic, it would've probably been too scary for me. It was just right. And I can't think of a thing to criticize about it, just like another great game, The Room. This game was fun, definitely worth the price, and I hope it gets more attention so this developer will hopefully make more super-enjoyable games. :)
This game is incredible. I read the reviews and wondered why they were praising this relatively unknown game so much. Figured it was worth a try and I was not disappointed! The soundtrack is gorgeous, there are legitimate jump scares and creepy characters/landscapes. The puzzles are relatively easy but the storyline keeps you interested and engaged. I can not recommend this game more highly if you love adventure games.
Impressive Hidden Gem
Where has this game been hiding, and WHY isn't it among Apple's best of the best?!? Despite the retro graphics, the game has exceptional gameplay, story, and soundtrack, and is even creepier than a lot of higher end games out there. Well worth the money you'd otherwise spend on a cheeseburger, and way more satisfying!
Would love to see a sequel.
- A Majothi
- 65.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2014, 2016 Arif Games
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.