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Alone in the Dark  1992

The first in Infogrames' series of 3D action horror adventure games. Jeremy Hartwood has hanged himself in a mansion called Derceto, and you must play either his niece or a private investigator and search the mansion to solve the mystery of Hartwood's suicide. Filled with puzzles and supernatural monsters, the hero must solve puzzles and sometimes use weapons to explore and survive the mansion. One of the first truly 3D games for the PC, Alone in the Dark uses polygonal characters and multiple camera angles to create a realistic and immersive world. Two demos were released, the first of which ends when the hero leaves the attic. A later demo added an attract mode with screenshots from the full version, but the demo doesn't end when you try to leave the attic — you're just stuck up there! Only the first stage is playable in the shareware demo.

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Alone in the Dark

Downloads

Alone in the Dark Shareware Demo with attract mode (1,247,267 bytes) 15 January 1993 DOS Play online
Alone in the Dark Shareware Demo (731,726 bytes) 24 September 1992 DOS

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It can be downloaded in a Windows XP/Vista/7/8-compatible format from GOG for $5.99.