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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.
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  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.40GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon X1950 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
  • System Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8.5 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
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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.
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Alone in the Dark: Central Dark PC Release Date:

20 Jun 2008

Alternative Game Tags: alone in the dark, atari, eden studios, horror, adventure, action, dark, alone, pc, 2008, central park, central dark
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Just i have problems running it? When i try to run it, i have black screen, thenn a message: "Alone in the Dark has stopped working"
I've tried many solutions (admin mode, XP comptible, but nothing worked) :(
I use win 7-32bit ult

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Med-High Settings?Fps?

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Medium on your rig mate :)

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i just installed the game but even with lowering my res and graphic settings still can't get acceptable fps (i get around 20-26 with lag and slow downs) any idea to fix this what's wrong ? my rig isn't powerfull but it should run this game fine. am i wrong about this?

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you should run this game fine on medium settings, try to update your drivers and get the latest patches

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My drivers are updated and also i have latest patches. i think my copy has problems maybe i should try another copy of game . by the way i just uninstall it cause i can't stand such a game play.

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What settings for me?

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Well according to the requirements you should be able to run it on low setting or even better :) !

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Thanks again :D
But, what fps?

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I'm not sure i haven't test it out :/ should give you 20+ fps if i'm not wrong :)

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When I first got this game, I had to try many different settings to get it to run well, finally managed to get it to run ok on medium settings. I´ve played all the AITD games on pc and even the third game on ps2 and I have to say that this one is the best of them all. I was never really completely satisfied with any of them concerning the horror or gameplay, I have played alot of horror games that give you chills and frantic gameplay, AITD doesn´t give me that, exept for maybe the third game, where you venture into the dark world near the end of the game. Now about Central Dark, some missions at the start are annoyingly frustrating and difficult but once you get into Central Park you are in control for once. Love the option of hijacking cars and driving like crazy into those monsters, then getting out, throwing a plastic molotov at them and shooting the bottle bursting it into flames! The monsters are menacing but in a fps kind of way, they should have upped the scare factor more. But it´s a good game nontheless, you just gotta look at it as an action-horror fps where your character is the only hope of mankind, which of course, he is. I was a bit let down by the ending though.

Any fans of AITD should also check out Alone In The Dark the movie, I think it really captures the action part of the series, good movie, but only as an action movie, not very scary.

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I was gutted when this game turned out quite buggy and unpolished. I loved the originals and really hoped this would be a natural progression for the series. Which version did you review, Gidzilla? I've heard the PS3 version sorts out some of the issues, but is still far from a classic.

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