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How to Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent

For the fans of the survival horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent offers a terrifying yet overtly satisfying experience. The adrenaline rush you experience is unmatched by other games in this genre. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is the first part of the Amnesia franchise. It was released in 2010. You can play it on Windows, Mac, Linux, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So far there are four games in the Amnesia series and none of the games are related, and you can play the games in any order you want.

How to Survive in The World of Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Check the journal regularly so that you find important information about the story and objectives.

Explore the environment to gain access to new locations and find meaning in the dangerous environment.

Distract enemies by throwing objects and finding a better place to hide. Turn off the lantern to evade monsters. You cannot fight against the monsters, therefore, all you can do is avoid direct contact and hide.

Manage your sanity because if your sanity level completely drops, you will die. You can maintain sanity by avoiding looking at monsters and staying in well-lit areas.

Sound effects are very important in the game’s atmosphere. Listen carefully to become aware of any potential dangers.

Always lock the doors behind you. You will not only be able to escape successfully but also get additional time to build a strategy.

How Not to Lose Sanity in Amnesia: The Dark Descent

If you lose your sanity completely, you die, therefore, follow these tips to maintain your sanity level.

Well-lit areas level up your sanity up to a maximum level of 51. Use the lantern and other light sources to maintain sanity. Use the lantern wisely and mostly for important areas.

Looking directly at monsters can deplete your sanity. You will also make monsters aggressive when you look at them directly.

Progressing into the game will also help you regain your sanity. Your sanity will stabilize when you advance into the story.

Mistakes to Avoid While Playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Don’t look at monsters, avert your eyes. When you look at the enemies, your sanity will be depleted.

Even though hiding is good for survival, you will also have to run sometimes and find well-lit areas.

Not paying attention to managing sanity can be disastrous.

Not paying attention to sound effects can be detrimental because sound effects play a key role in the game’s atmosphere.

Not exploring the game environment will deny you progression in the game. Therefore, explore and look for clues, items, and hidden paths.

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1 Comment

  • Smokey 17 October 2023

    I remember playing this game a few years back. Holy crap some parts really get you. Definitely a good title to play around Halloween time, with the lights off and blinds drawn so you can get the full atmospheric effect.

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