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.
Is it real...or only in your head?
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Did You Know?
In Roberto's chapter, Pious says, "I am the scourge of God, appointed to chastise you, since no one knows the remedy for your iniquity except me. You are wicked, but I am more wicked than you." These words are identical to the ones spoken by the warlord Tamerlane Khan before sacking Damascus. 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
And so it comes to pass... Of the three Ancients, there is nothing... The mighty Chattur'gha has obliterated the insanity of Xel'lotath. The madness of Xel'lotath has overcome the power of Ulyaoth. The boundless Ulyaoth has decimated the power of Chattur'gha. All at once, separate and simultaneous, for the Universe is made of many timestreams, many possibilites, all in harmonious sychronicity. Only Mantorok remains, slowly dying. Mantorok... Keeper... Overseer... Warden of Ancients... Chaos, an...
**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