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Amnesia: Rebirth now has a less-spooky Adventure Mode

As a big stupid baby who is compelled to play horror games I know will freak my nut out, I am grateful to see Frictional Games add a less-spooky mode to another of their games. Today they blessed Amnesia: Rebirth with an ‘Adventure Mode’, an optional difficulty level which stops monsters murdering you while throwing in some extra puzzles for folks who just wanna explore somewhere strange and awful. That’s nice, that. The game has a big discount to celebration the launch too. Read more

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Go spook yourself with Amnesia: Rebirth’s new modding tools

So, you’ve grit your teeth, bit your nails, and mustered up the courage to see Amnesia: Rebirth through to completion. Now what? The scares shouldn’t just end with the rolling of the credits, right? This week, Frictional updated the game with a patch that lets you play custom, player-created stories, along with all the tools you’d need to make a bespoke first-person spooker yourself. (more…)

Amnesia: Rebirth’s launch was a bit cursed oOooOoo

In my expert opinion, the best thing a horror game about amnesia and half-glimpsed horrors can do upon launching is disappear. Was it ever there? Am I crazy in the coconut? So it’s thematically splendid (if practically inconvenient) that today’s Amnesia: Rebirth launch went spooky on Steam. At first some owners found it didn’t have an executable so they couldn’t play, which is a solid jumpscare after paying £24, then the game promptly vanished from the store. An excellent series of chills. But it’s okay now! Come relax with the launch trailer. (more…)


Amnesia: Rebirth reviews round-up – all the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 17:04 GMT The reviews are in for Frictional Games’ latest horror title, Amnesia: Rebirth, and the verdict is looking good for the esteemed developer.It’s been ten years since the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and now – emboldened after the success of SOMA – Frictional Games has returned with the horror sequel, Amnesia: Rebirth.Arriving tomorrow, October 20, on PC and PlayStation 4, the game has certainly made an impression with critics around the world. If you’re in the mood to get scared and spooked ahead of Halloween 2020, it looks like this will…


Amnesia: Rebirth story trailer shows off the Algerian desert, other environments

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 9 October 2020 16:17 GMT Frictional Games has released a story trailer for Amnesia: Rebirth.This Amnesia: Rebirth video is narrated by Salim, one of the marooned crew members of the Cassandra, who gives a bit of a background on the game’s story. After some members of the team leave to look for help, he becomes the only surviving member of those left behind and finds there is some sort of creature lurking around. He decides to leave the area to search for the others.The video also gives you an early look at some of the environments….

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Here’s your first look at Amnesia: Rebirth gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 2 October 2020 17:50 GMT Frictional Games has released the first gameplay footage of Amnesia: Rebirth.Frictional Games is showing off the first gameplay footage of Amnesia: Rebirth in a five-minute-long video. In it, you will see various environments, puzzles, and some of the gameplay mechanics along with physics interactions. It also shows a sneak peek of one of the game’s monsters where the player has to go through an obstacle course in an attempt to escape. Amnesia: Rebirth releases on October 20 for PC and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders are available on Steam,, Epic Games Store,…

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine For Pigs out now as open source

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:53 GMT Frictional Games has announced Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs are is now available as open source.The code released contains all the game code for both Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine For Pigs. It also contains all editor codes.The full source code for Amnesia: The Dark Descent is available under GPL v3 today.“Modding has been a huge part of Amnesia,” explains Thomas Grip, creative director at Frictional Games. “For instance, over the years The Dark Descent has accumulated over a thousand mods and addons on ModDB.“This flood of…

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Amnesia: Rebirth coming October 20 to PC and PlayStation 4

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:30 GMT SOMA developers Frictional Games has announced a date for the horror sequel Amnesia: Rebirth and has released a new trailer to go along with the date.Ten years after the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games has provided a new trailer announcing the release date for the horror sequel, Amnesia: Rebirth.Scheduled to arrive on October 20 on PC and PlayStation 4, pre-orders are now open on Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and the PlayStation Store.In the new trailer released today, you get a glimpse into more of the twisted story…

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In an alternate universe, Amnesia: The Dark Descent included Jesus and trampolines

In all of horror, the true terror often lies in threats of things that might have been more than what really is. A jump scare that’s just a gust of wind or a monster that’s actually a hallucination, you know the kind. Here’s a truly frightening prospect then: a version of Amnesia: The Dark Descent with some very different details. Frictional Games celebrated the game’s 10th anniversary by sharing some lesser-known ideas for the game as it might have been. Some of them are a real trip. (more…)