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Eternal Darkness review

It's you and your posse against the undead

A simple limb-targeting system lets you hack off heads and arms with ease, and although you have no direct control over the camera, it still swings around fairly smartly. Usually. But the game's most brilliant turn is a spell-casting system that has you stringing together ancient forgotten syllables of terrible power.

Your magic-slinging abilities enable you to reveal invisible foes, throw up a circle of protection, or subjugate enemies to do your will. It adds a surprising amount of strategy to the battles - and a huge amount of tension as you wait for the voices of sleeping gods to slowly, carefully pronounce their damnable sentences.

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GenreAdventure
PlatformPS2, GameCube
US censor ratingMature
Release date24 June 2002 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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