Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Agent Phoenix Feb 10, 2013 @ 2:34am
IS AMNESIA (the game) scary? (like jump scares)
im scared ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of jump scares
so is there like a level where there is no monsters
but is it realy scary?
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No, Amnesia is an atmospheric horror game.
Corvo Attano Feb 10, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
Ok, So amnesia isn't a jumpscare kind of game. It's a survival horror game. So you can be hunted by a monster and you can be terrifed, with no jumpscares whatsoever.
BmoreBraap Feb 10, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
Yes, even with no monsters its scary as sh*t. Its all about the audio. Be alone, in the dark, headphones or surround sound cranked up.
Kuehnau Feb 10, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
The answer(s) to the question you asked are going to change based on every person who has played the game.

I didn't find the game scary at all. Not in the least. The audio is actually kind of eff'ed up. I have a surround sound system. With this game I get some sort of weird thing where if I am not facing the source of the sound(s), they cut off completely.

A great example is dripping water. If I am staring at the water, I hear it just fine, if I turn to my left, the audio for the water gets cut out completely.

I do not have this issue with any other games. This is the only one.

Besides the audio issues, I don't find the game remotly scary. Don't believe a majority of the videos posted on youtube as they are most likely uploaded by attention seeking ♥♥♥♥♥s.

I'd actually suggest just turning off all your lights in your house and wandering around it in the dark. If you want, have your stero play some spooky sound effects, it'll be amost exactly like playing this game, hell, it might be better.
Korean Jesus Feb 11, 2013 @ 8:18am 
i know how u gonna buy the game and play it ONLY to put videos on youtube to show how scared i was XD
Agent Phoenix Feb 11, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
i was scared one of those scary ♥♥♥♥ed up guys would come at meh
Dr. Strangelove Feb 13, 2013 @ 3:15am 
lol there are custom maps with jumpscares :p
pewdiepie's nightmare is a funny map ;)
you shoudl try it :p
Trust me, don't waste time on "PewDiePie maps".
Fimbulvinter Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
It has a few jump scares in it, but they are few and far between (As a good jump scare should be). about 95% of the horror and scare of this game comes from the atmosphere - sound design, asthetics and level design and all excellent. The fact that it is just you alone with no way to defend yourself bar throwing an object to stun an enemy for a few seconds makes it terrifying.

You will often get the feeling that something is just behind you, watching and waiting. Even when you know there isn't anything there, the feeling lingers.
Little12inWillie Feb 13, 2013 @ 7:26pm 
Dead Space may be right for you
Agent Phoenix Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:48pm 
sorry my door is autimatically opening and closing for no reason
oh wait its the window open flowing air at the door, making it shut randomly
or is it?
DeadWire Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:36pm 
More like spiders crawling up your back sort of scary
DaWarMachine Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
This is the kind of game that requires a good imagination to get the feel of the atmosphere and the role-play.

Otherwise, if you're only going to treat this game with a "MUST BEAT IT!" mentality, you'd miss the entire point of the game.
Ethelros Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:50am 
As said above, how scared the game makes you depends on what you are sensitive to. I would say though that Amnesia is well regarded enough to warrant a try IMO, especially since at the time of this posting it's on sale for dirt cheap.
LethalSquid Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:48am 
It's one of those games that makes you feel scared through audio, darkness, and the atmosphere. It makes you believe there are monsters around every corner.
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