Amnesia: The Dark Descent gets an (unofficial) VR remake

There is no salvation…only soiled underwear.

Amnesia The Dark Descent: a skull being lifted from a table by a disembodied hand.

Amnesia: The Bunker has all but reinvented Frictional Games’ horror series, a crucial move at a time when the previous entry didn’t quite hit the mark for some. However, the original – The Dark Descent – will always hold a special place in the hearts of horror fans. And if you thought the 2010 game was scary as it is, get ready to play it in VR.

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As spotted by PCGamer, a mod over on ModDB has taken the OG Amnesia title and completely remade it. By rebuilding it in the Unity engine (boo hiss, etc.), CreaTeam’s Sclerosis has managed to implement VR into the acclaimed horror game.

The above trailer shows off the more immersive aspects of the game. If you didn’t know it was a rebuild, you’d swear it was just the original release. The team looks to have done a comprehensive job remaking Dark Descent, right down to the redesigned controls that have been “meticulously adapted to virtual reality controllers.”

If you’ve missed Amnesia, you’ve missed a treat

I’m a long time fan of the Amnesia series. The first game set quite the tone in the indie horror scene, particularly at a time when the genre was experiencing something of an identity crisis (Resident Evil 5 came out the year before – just saying).

With no ability to defend yourself, being forced to hide from monsters, and the knowledge that staying in the dark too long was just as detrimental, The Dark Descent was a breath of (horrifying) fresh air.

Who knows whether Frictional will be able to reinvent the franchise again with subsequent entries. But judging by the likes of The Bunker, the series still has a lot of life left in it.

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