Amnesia is a combination of classic haunted castle horror and a unique first-person adventure. But even a terrifying description of the game cannot convey the fear that will engulf you during gameplay.
From the very beginning, the game sets its essence – you find yourself trapped in a deadly trap in a huge mansion, where an unknown person is hunting you. Yes, it may sound cliché, but the execution is top-notch. The main intrigue is that the protagonist suffers from amnesia.
As you make your way through dark corridors and underground passages, you will discover bookshelves full of dusty tomes and horrifying evidence of strange experiments, as well as forgotten attributes of aristocratic life. It all looks very atmospheric! And fans of beautiful graphics will appreciate the rich visuals of the horror. The limited visibility naturally makes your brain wonder what awaits around the corner and in the shadows ahead.
The gameplay mechanics do not allow the use of weapons. All that is left is to run and hide. And because of the protagonist’s illness, he will have to relive past events from his life over and over again. Add to this a plethora of puzzles related to various mechanics that affect not only logic but also your knowledge of physics. The monsters may look standard, but the protagonist’s constant monologue keeps you on edge at the slightest rustle. In the end, Amnesia: The Dark Descent will be a revelation for you, as in 2010 it was the first to revive the lost popularity of horror games in the gaming industry.