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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002)

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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Peter Jacob (voice)
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Inspector Legrasse (voice)
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Anthony / Custodian (voice)
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Pious Augustus / Defeated General / Liche & All His Many Incarnations / Ulyaoth (voice) (as Richard Doyal)
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Michael Edwards / Undead Guard / Chattur'gha (voice)
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Paul Luther / Monk / Supervisor (voice)
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Alexandra Roivas / Xel'lotath (voice)
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Roman Legionnaire 1 / Roman Legionnaire 2 / Angkor Thom Guard (voice)
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Dr. Maximillian Roivas (voice) (as Bill Hootkins)
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Ellia / Xel'lotath (voice)
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Roberto Bianchi / Bishop (voice)
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Karim / Guard (voice)
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Chandra (voice)
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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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The Darkness Comes... See more »


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24 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Exclusive to Nintendo's GameCube. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Dr. Maximillian Roivas: I tried... I tried to tell them... But they wouldn't listen to me... Damn them... DAMN THEIR EYES! They didn't believe me... Strange creatures... The world in peril from unseen foes... The death... THE DARKNESS! Instead they jeered and threw me into this forsaken place... A place of empty souls and fevered thoughts... reeking of foetor and decay! Thinking me mad with delirium!
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Dr. Maximillian Roivas: The fools cast away their hopes of salvation by locking me in this damned asylum! MAY THE RATS EAT YOUR EYES!...
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The credits play over stills of scenes from the game, filtered through a ghostly blue and white. See more »

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References Silent Hill 2 (2001) See more »

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3 September 2002 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I mean, really? What can you say about a videogame that truly transcends its medium?

Eternal Darkness is a masterpiece of storytelling. The best way to describe it is as an interactive novel. I personally don't have the time or the interest to play videogames right through until the end normally, but this one... BOY. I was hooked. I didn't stop playing until I finished the baby.

There were great moments, like there are with any piece of cinema, when the use of music, dialogue and story subversion created moments so exhilarating and original, that it suddenly becomes incredibly sad that it isn't going to reach the wide audience that it so deserves.

Go. And buy it now.


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