Other (objects, etc.) theme

Presents a bleak world for the player to explore, one that seems sad, hopeless, depressing, or otherwise where things are or go wrong all the time and getting them right is nigh impossible or come with heavy price.


Alternate names: Grim
Name variations: cheerless, hopeless, grimdark

The first video game about Bleak was released on August 12, 1992.

Electronic Arts, Midway Games and Konami has published most of these games

Generally the purpose is to create a sad, hopeless setting that hopefully gives the player some level of helplessness.

Commonly an autumnal setting is also used.

Parent group

Literary mood

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Windows 42
Linux 17
Mac OS X 7
PS3 5
PS 4
Xbox 4
X360 4
PS2 3
Mac OS Classic 3
Mega Drive 1
Nintendo DS 1
Saturn 1
BeOS 1
N64 1
Amiga AGA 1
Amiga 1
PS Vita 1
PS4 1
Pandora 1
Switch 1
Dreamcast 1
Atari ST 1
GP2X 1
Wii 1

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