Triverse writes, "Alone in the Dark was one of those titles that had to be seen to be believed, and many that saw it, bought it. The game was just so different versus what was available at the time. For the first time, it was actually like walking around a deserted mansion fending off unspeakable horrors that have invaded. This was no side scrolling, or over head, title like had seen so many titles through in the past, and afterwards. This was actually controlling a character and seeing their environment around them in 3D."