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.
Gather your forces... the darkness is coming.
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Did You Know?
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...
The opening Nintendo logo is preceded by a close up of a zombie. See more
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