Parents' Guide to

Amnesia: Collection

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Disturbing, mature collection of psychological fears.

Game Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows 2016
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

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man what the heeeeelllllll, this shit is boring a f :sleep emoji:, i would NOT make my kid play this game. They would fucking die of boredom, play robloxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (18+)
age 15+

15+

Language: Mild Sex: Strong Nudity Violence: Some Other: Strong Horror

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

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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