Reviewed by Derek Forrester, he writes:
"Long before Resident Evil's S.T.A.R.S. team were but a twinkle in Capcom's eye, a dapper fella by the name of Edward Carnaby had survived all manner of haunted house horror in Infogrames' Alone in the Dark series. Notable not only for providing one of the genuinely scariest gaming experiences of the early 90's, AitD (as it shall be referred to herein) also popularised a genre that has seen many entries since. Yet its own fortunes waned as the sequels appeared, with the last one materialising in 2001 to a lukewarm reception.
Like an undead Leotard-wearing Madonna, however, AitD has risen from its grave with the aim of re-inventing itself. Shifting the time line forward to present day New York, Carnaby must investigate some unusual behaviour above and beyond what usually goes on in Central Park at night."