Eternal Darkness : Sanity's Requiem

published by Nintendo in 2002-06-24, developed by Silicon Knights, running on GameCube
type: action/reflex, adventure
genre: Horror, Fantasy
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player

Official descriptions (2)

Behold a unique genre: the "psychological thriller". As the player's "sanity meter" drops, both the character and player will question what is real and what is merely in their head. Characters will react to their environment according to their mental state. In a story that spans space and time, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem introduces 12 controllable characters through the last 2000 years of history, from ancient Rome to modern day. The story revolves around a young woman, Alexandra Rovias, who travels to Rhode Island to investigate the mysterious death of her grandfather. As the game unfolds, Alexandra experiences events through the game's other characters and eventually discovers the secret of human history.
# 2014-08-14 14:40:27 - official description
Rearing its ghastly head on GameCube, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem delivers a spine-tingling adventure intended for mature audiences and brave souls. Twelve different characters from throughout history wage a lonely battle against the forces of darkness. The titanic struggle rages in a dazzling array of exotic environments around the world. The horror epic spans generations, and players must relive the blood-soaked history while conjuring spells, solving puzzles and slaying supernatural beasts. Whether you're creeping around as the Roman Centurion, Cambodian villager or any of the other characters, the psychological thriller will challenge you.
# 2007-04-11 22:32:14 - official description

Comments (2)

Contains several references to H.P. Lovecraft and his works.
Sanguine # 2008-12-11 23:18:18
The Tome of Eternal Darkness hides many mysteries and dark secrets, many of which mortals should have never discovered.

Play as different characters across several eras to discover the secrets of Eternal Darkness.

The story is dark fantasy/horror, very Lovecraft-inspired. The game plays somewhat like Resident Evil, but with "friendlier" controls. The player can create his own spells from runes and scrolls and various components, and s/he must always be careful of his level of sanity - when sanity drops, weird things happen...
# 2002-08-20 12:31:20

Technical specs

display: textured polygons

Authors / Staff


Denis Dyack (game concept)


Denis Dyack (storyline)


Steve Henifin (music)

External reviews (3) - average: 94% - median: 94%

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