Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, alternatively known as Alone in the Dark 4, is the fourth installment of the survival horror video game series Alone in the Dark created by Infogrames.

The game was developed by Darkworks released in 2001 on several platforms including Windows, Dreamcast, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Color.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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 Carnby to Aline Cedrac, an intelligent, young university professor. She joins Carnby 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, Carnby and Aline's plane comes under attack by an unknown creature. Carnby and Aline both jump out of the plane and parachute to the ground, but are separated immediately. Carnby lands in the dense forest just outside a manor, while Aline lands on the roof of said manor.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The player is given the option of choosing which of the two protagonists they play as. Carnby's side of the plot is based mainly on fighting the monsters by physical means, particularly with his trusty double barreled revolver; while Aline's is more centered on puzzles. The two occasionally meet up, and the main areas of plot intersect.

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