Edward Carnby, the supernatural detective, is back! And this time it's for revenge. Carnby's best friend, Charles Fiske, has been found dead near Shadow Island, a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Carnby's investigation quickly leads him to Fred Johnson, who informs him of Fiske's search for the three ancient tablets that, when placed in a specific location, will unlock an incredible and dangerous power. Johnson pleads with Carnby to pick up where Fiske left off and reopen the investigation. Carnby accepts the mission to find and destroy the murderer of Fiske and avenge his death. The original survival-horror franchise continues with a pure blend of intense action and suspenseful adventure. Alone in the Dark immerses the player into a dark and strange atmosphere where conventional rules do not apply. The player must overcome his natural fear of the dark unknown and control Edward Carnby through a deep and highly detailed story line. Armed with a flashlight and a pistol, Carnby must find the necessary items to survive, as well as the clues that will help him escape his ultimate nightmare. Alone in the Dark features an immersive and emotional story line with more than 20 characters; incredibly detailed and realistic environments; and a dark atmosphere that plays with obscurity and light. H.P. Lovecraft influenced the game.