Alone in the Dark

a.k.a. AITD5 / Alone in the Dark 5

published by Atari / Akella in 2008-06-20, developed by Eden Games / Hydravision Entertainment, running on Windows
type: adventure
genre: Horror, Fantasy, Action-Adventure, Survival horror
series: Alone in the Dark
perspective: 1st person 3rd person selectable
player options: single player
languages: chi cze eng fre ger ita kor pol rus spa
2.8/5
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Personal review

This is the most bugged game I've seen in ages, and have to wonder how they manage to sell any copies of it out at all.

Besides that, the concepts and gameplay elements they've invented up are quite refreshing, but don't do much in the light of the bugs that prevent you from enjoying it.

After crashing or otherwise exhibiting bugs, it is good idea to exit the game and delete Alone_Data_DFE folder and possibly drm_dyndata_*.dll file in the system temp folder. Removing these seems to at least temporarily fix any bugging, until Eden Games releases a patch for the issues.

# 2008-09-13 21:53:50

Official description

THEY SAID CENTRAL PARK WAS FOR THE PEOPLE... THEY LIED.

Central Park was not built as a haven for the people of New York, but for something else entirely. Now the truth can no longer be contained.

In one apocalyptic night, Edward Carnby must fight the unimaginable to reveal the earth-shattering secret of Central Park.

Intense story: Told in thrilling episodes of action, plot twists and cliff-hangers
Improvise to survive: Use your imagination to create devastating new weapons
Exhilarating gameplay: Blockbuster action, tense exploration, dangerous driving, vicious fights
Pyromania: Play with fire but don't get burned
Never Get Stuck: DVD-style chapter select lets everyone reach the game's climax

NEW YORK WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.
Box blurb - # 2010-06-07 12:07:41 - official description

Technical specs

additional hardware: Xbox 360 gamepad controller,
display: textured polygons
Minimum:
* Windows XP w/ SP2 or Vista
* Pentium D 2.6 GHz or Athlon X2 3800+
* 1 GB RAM
* 7.7 GB HD space

Recommended
* 2.2 GHz Core 2 CPU
* 2 GB RAM
Sanguine # 2008-09-14 05:21:13

Editor notes (3)

Latest version: retail
# 2010-06-07 13:44:25
UPC: 742725273887
# 2010-06-07 12:04:30
EU 2008-06-20
NA 2008-06-24
RU 2008-06-?? by Akella (possibly only distribution)
# 2008-06-10 02:11:33

External reviews (2) - average: 45%

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IGN2008*3.5/1035%
Metacritic2008*55/10055%
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