Heart of Darkness is a cinematic platformer that's in the vein of developer predecessor Another World, which is another Eric Chahi cinematic platformer. Andy has the ability to run, jump, walk, climb and do the salto somersault, which lets him hang longer in the air. In addition to this, he can attack or defend by using either a plasma cannon or by throwing magic energy, depending on which section of the game is being played. The game is notable for the number of disturbing ways that Andy can be killed, as with all cinematic platformers. While the deaths of the game's enemies are for the most part visually cartoon-like, Andy himself can be crushed, incinerated, drowned, fall to his death, have his spine broken, or get eaten alive in unnervingly graphic detail. Despite this, the game still retains an E rating.
As an extra gimmick the game came with a pair of red/green 3D glasses so certain scenes could be viewed in 3D.
Heart of Darkness Compatible Graphics Cards
OS: Win 95
Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
PC System Analysis For Heart of Darkness Requirements
You need a Pentium III or Athlon MP processor coupled with a GeForce 6200 LE to run Heart of Darkness system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. 32 MB will also be needed to achieve the Heart of Darkness rec specs and get 60FPS. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 8. We suggest a 15 year old PC to play smoothly.