Over the course of two millenia, twelve men and women are linked together by an accursed book known as the Tome of Eternal Darkness.


Denis Dyack
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Cast overview:
Michael Bell ... Peter Jacob (voice)
Earl Boen ... Inspector Legrasse (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Anthony / Custodian (voice)
Neil Dickson ... Dr. Edward Roivas (voice)
Richard Doyle ... Pious Augustus / Defeated General / Liche & All His Many Incarnations / Ulyaoth (voice) (as Richard Doyal)
Greg Eagles ... Michael Edwards / Undead Guard / Chattur'gha (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Paul Luther / Monk / Supervisor (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Alexandra Roivas / Xel'lotath (voice)
David Hayter ... Roman Legionnaire 1 / Roman Legionnaire 2 / Angkor Thom Guard (voice)
William Hootkins ... Dr. Maximillian Roivas (voice) (as Bill Hootkins)
Kim Mai Guest ... Ellia / Xel'lotath (voice)
Phil Proctor ... Roberto Bianchi / Bishop (voice)
Rino Romano ... Karim / Guard (voice)
Neil Ross ... Dr. Edwin Lindsey (voice)
Paula Tiso ... 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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Gather your forces... the darkness is coming. See more »


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If you complete Karim's level with low sanity, you get a false ending where it tells you to wait for the next Eternal Darkness game. This was a parody of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, which had a similar ending. 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 »


Dr. Edward Roivas: It is finally over, my dear. The Ancient's plans are finished for now at least. You have proved to be an incredibly courageous young woman. Your mother and father would have proud of you, just as I am. I'm sorry it had to be like this. It's not quite the inheritance I had in mind for you, but there was so little time, and so much to do... Goodbye, Alex. I will miss you...
Ms. Alexandra Roivas: Where emptiness had been, new knowledge now seeped inside. Something happened then... I realized I was not the only one, that...
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Crazy Credits

The opening Nintendo logo is preceded by a close up of a zombie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some playable demos at trade shows such as the Electronics Enterainment Expo contained a playable character named Josef, a Knight-Templar. He does however have a cameo appearance as the man who can see Pious in his true form at the start of Robertos chapter. See more »


Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #40.3 (2008) See more »

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Scary and messes with your mind
30 December 2003 | by magzimillianSee all my reviews

As you play through the game you have a level of sanity, and if your sanity goes as low as it can get your character goes insane. Things such as your character 'dies' or the game 'turns off', but none of this is really happening. The game is actually very easy, but it gets harder after a while. In the beginning of the game Alex sees that her grandfather died, and she finds chapters of a book that answers her past, and soon she finds out how he died. You play as many characters throughout the game, but after about 8 chapters you start playing as Alex. I give this game an 8 out of 10

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24 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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