A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Collection of survival horror games from Amnesia franchise. Only real message is simply to not get killed.
Positive Role Models
Features a number of unique characters, but none particularly heroic, positive.
Ease of Play
Combination of stealth, puzzle-solving, as players avoid monsters with no weapons to help them survive. They uncover clues to their own identities, with major ramifications for missing key elements, making certain choices.
Violence & Scariness
Despite player not using a weapon, violence lurks around every corner. Terrifying creatures hunt for player, causing sprays of blood when they attack. Environments littered with scenes of carnage, including pools of blood, piles of corpses from both creatures' attacks, dark experiments.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
No actual sex; there's nudity, some corpses appear stripped of clothing.
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Frequent use of "s--t," other words.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some psychological aspects of stories: experiments taken place, use of drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Amnesia: Collection is a downloadable adventure collection of the three main entries from the Amnesia survivor horror video game franchise. This collection includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: Justine, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, all designed to generate a constant state of fear for the player. While the series focuses on avoiding direct confrontation, there's still a lot of violence and gore scattered throughout, usually in the form of blood and bodies littered across the environment. Some dialogue includes profanity, and the use of certain drugs is referenced as the story unfolds.
Is It Any Good?
This collection of horror titles may be showing its age, but the scares and exploration of primal emotions still provide a compelling experience. This series cranks up the element of fear. Players wake up in an unfamiliar environment with little to no memory of who they are or how they got there. It's up to them to discover what's happening and what part they play in a grander conspiracy. Toss in the fact that they're being hunted by twisted humanoid creatures that could be lurking just around the next corner. Oh, and for good measure, make the players have no way to defend themselves from these creatures, turning the entire experience into a deadly and horrific game of hide-and-go-seek.
While the three games included in Amnesia: Collection share common themes, each is a unique experience with different character motivations, story revelations, and even gameplay mechanics. For example, the first game includes a focus on keeping an eye on the protagonist's sanity. This is ditched in later entries, taking a little of the sense of dread out of the game, especially in A Machine for Pigs, which feels a little more like a standard horror survival game. Another thing to keep in mind is that this collection isn't actually a "remastered" version of the original games, so they're starting to show their age on the PS4. That doesn't mean the games don't still look creepy, but they aren't exactly cutting-edge, either. Still, it's a testament to the atmosphere of the original Amnesia games (and the first Amnesia in particular) that, even without a visual upgrade, they're still a tension-building, nightmare-inducing fearfest that's not for the faint of heart.
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