Alone in the Dark's six worst ways to die

3) Girl issues

Nothing says "I love you" like an axe to the face. You can buy the hot chick dinner, you can bring her flowers and you can whisper sweet nothings into her ear, but she'll still probably try to murder you.

When you%26rsquo;re one of the last humans alive in Central Park, you definitely want to keep your friends close and your enemies really far away. But when one of your lovelier companions tries to knock you flat on your back, be wary. One wrong move and you'll be eating metal.

2) Flesh-eating fire

The flames in Alone in the Dark can be your best friend or your worst enemy. They can help you ward off monsters, get into hard-to-reach places and see in the dark. You%26rsquo;ll have to master where and when to use fire. If you hold on to a lighted object too long, for example, the flames will realistically burn your object up and start burning your hands instead.

One of the worst ways to die is forgetting this duality of friend versus foe and flambeing yourself in a heap of heat, with no one to help you as your flesh melts off your body. Have you ever seen leather burn? Have you ever seen leather boil into your skin? Very nasty.

1) Zombies

In every horror movie, one character eventually trips while running away and ends up with an axe in the head, a knife in the heart or several missing limbs. The zombies, on the other hand, usually get a nice meal out of the deal. When you%26rsquo;re roaming alone in the dark in Central Park, one of the worst things you can do is let your guard down - there are all sorts of creepy crawlies waiting to take you out.

You can see a glimpse of one of these bosses in the video on the previous page. Believe us - it's going to take some thought and calculation to take this guy down. Once he%26rsquo;s done tearing your arms, legs and other extremities off, he might snack on your face. A wrongful death, to say the least.

Jun 4, 2008