Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Horror  -  24 June 2002 (USA)
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Over the course of two millenia, twelve men and women are linked together by an accursed book known as the Tome of Eternal Darkness.


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Cast overview:
Peter Jacob (voice)
Inspector Legrasse (voice)
Anthony / Custodian (voice)
Pious Augustus / Defeated General / Liche & All His Many Incarnations / Ulyaoth (voice) (as Richard Doyal)
Michael Edwards / Undead Guard / Chattur'gha (voice)
Paul Luther / Monk / Supervisor (voice)
Alexandra Roivas / Xel'lotath (voice)
Roman Legionnaire 1 / Roman Legionnaire 2 / Angkor Thom Guard (voice)
Dr. Maximillian Roivas (voice) (as Bill Hootkins)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Ellia / Xel'lotath (voice)
Roberto Bianchi / Bishop (voice)
Rino Romano ...
Karim / Guard (voice)
Paula Tiso ...
Chandra (voice)


In the year 2000, college student Alex Roivas is called back to her grandfather's mansion when she discovers he has been horribly murdered. During her search for answers, she comes across the Tome of Eternal Darkness, a demonic book that describes the fate of all those who came across it. The tale begins in 33 B.C., when Roman General Pious Augustus sold his soul to an elder god. Each subsequent tale explores how 11 others, including a Cambodian dancing girl from the A.D. 1100s, an Inquisition era monk, a World War I journalist, previous members of the Roivas line and even Alex herself come to encounter and take part in the maddening fight against the eternal darkness. Written by Anonymous

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Only after a few hours of video game developer Factor 5 announcing that they and Dolby Labs would license Dolby Prologic II technology to other game developers, Silicon Knights President Denis Dyack confirmed that the companies forthcoming title, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem would in fact take advantage of the audio Decoder. See more »


When Karim investigates a dead soldier, he describes the corpse as lying in a 'pool of cold blood.' The corpse and the ground its laying on however are completely clean. See more »


[repeated line]
Dr. Edward Roivas: Remember me, Alex?
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Crazy Credits

**SPOILER** One of the insanity effects is a fake closing screen saying "To be continued... Coming soon: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Redemption", making it seem like the game has ended on a cliffhanger. See more »


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Good story ruined by poor gameplay.
1 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I played this game and was completely engulfed in the story. Then you would play the characters and the game and it would lose some of the luster it attained during cutscenes and what not. The story is told in parts, some of them are not to bad to play, others quite maddening, and others still are way to short. The characters movement and their attack ability is also a tad erratic. Near the end of my playing this game I was completely frustrated with the whole endeavor thanks to the faulty controls and very hard gameplay that I actually never finished this game. Which is a shame as I was very curious to see how this one might end what with the strange monster in the catacombs and the strange Greek warrior that seemed to taunt this beast. It also had a really cool title of Eternal Darkness that I just loved. There are also cool things that occur when searching around the house, little cutscenes, some rather funny...others downright creepy. If they had just put a bit more effort into the gameplay mechanics this one would have been a real joy. Still, I may pick it up again someday just because the story is that good.

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