Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (2001)

About This Game

Edward Carnby and Aline Cedrac are about to face their worst
Out to avenge the murder of their friend and colleague, they
arrive on Shadow Island only to discover that it is held in the grasp of an evil force.

Now they must uncover clues to help them reclaim three ancient
tablets, before the ultimate terror is unleashed! Confronted by
menacing creatures and unspeakable horrors, will they survive the night?


Set on October 31, 2001. Edward Carnby’s best friend and partner, Charles Fiske, has been found dead off the coast of Shadow Island, a mysterious island near the coast of Massachusetts.

Carnby’s investigation quickly leads him to Frederick Johnson, who informs him of Fiske’s search for three ancient tablets with the ability to unlock an incredible and dangerous power. Johnson pleads with Carnby to take the place of Fiske and reopen the investigation in order to recover the tablets. Carnby accepts and makes it his mission to find Fiske’s killer.

Johnson introduces Edward to Aline Cedrac, an intelligent, young university professor. She joins Edward to recover the missing tablets and assist Professor Obed Morton, who she believes to be her father. While flying over the coast of Shadow Island, Edward and Aline’s plane comes under attack by an unknown creature.

Edward and Aline both jump out of the plane and parachute to the ground, but are separated immediately. Edward lands in the dense forest just outside a manor, while Aline lands on the roof of said manor. The game’s plot is a separate canon from the main of the series.


  • The spiritual continuation of the famous Alone in the Dark series – the precursor to the survival horror genre!
  • A chilling and gripping story where there’s always something hiding beneath the surface
  • Very immersive horror atmosphere that will make you jump out of your skin

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Action – Horror
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7)
Languages Audio and text: English, español, français
Released June 25, 2001
Size 1.4 GB
Company DarkWorks S.A. / Atari

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7
Processor:1.4 GHz
Memory: 256MB RAM (512 recommended),
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c with 256 MB VRAM
Mouse, Keyboard.


Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (2001)

Next Game

Freedom Force (2002)

People Who Also See

Alone in the Dark: The Trilogy 1+2+3 (1992)