Joshua Schwartzman reports:
''Not to be confused with Uwe Boll's laughably bad bore-fest, Alone in the Dark has managed to offer up a brilliant action game complete with shrieks, shrills and lots of shooting. The gloomy, surreal setting of New York delivers the best atmosphere for killing plenty of supernatural foes. Sure, there could have been more polish in certain levels and features, but the overall excitement found in Atari's newest shooter is much more than anything ever put out by Uwe Boll himself.
Alone in the Dark begins in New York City as you control Edward Carnby, the same focal character that was featured in the original Alone in the Dark game nearly fifteen years ago. Things start to go horribly wrong almost instantly and Carnby is stuck in the middle of a massive battle with enemies that seem hell-bent on killing him. The game thrives on its scare tactics, and plenty of times will enemies pop out of darkened areas to give you a good fright. The enemies themselves don't look overly terrifying, as most of them look similar, but the effect of wandering aimlessly around New York City, Central Park, and other creepy nighttime locations by yourself is a very nullifying ordeal.''