The gameplay in Alone In The Dark differs greatly from other games in the series. It is set out through DVD-style 'episodes', where the player can choose to start the game from the beginning, or choose to skip to a section if they get stuck. If they choose so, the past events are recollected in a "Previously on Alone In The Dark..." cutscene at the start of the episode.
Alone In The Dark has an interchangeable first and third person camera, and puzzle solving style gameplay. The player can switch to first-person view if they choose to. The environment plays a big part of core gameplay, as the player can pick up any object (such as pipes, wood, etc.) and use it as a melee weapon. It can also be used to smash in doors, and knock objects over. Fire is generated in real-time, as objects can be set alight by holding it over the fire, and it can be extinguished. If the fire isn't extinguished fast enough, the flames will continue to regenerate. The player can pick up objects, and combine to make different styles of weapons, however only some objects can be combined with others.
Alone in the Dark: Central Dark Compatible Graphics Cards
PC System Analysis For Alone in the Dark: Central Dark Requirements
Alone in the Dark: Central Dark requires at least a Radeon X1950 Pro or GeForce 7800 GTX to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 2 GB system memory. Your GPU is expected to be able to deliver DirectX 9.