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The 100 Greatest Games | 41 | Eternal Darkness: Sanity�s Requim
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The 100 Greatest Games | 41 | Eternal Darkness: Sanity�s Requim

YEAR: 2002     FORMAT: GAMECUBE

The 100 Greatest Games | 41 | Eternal Darkness: Sanity�s Requim


While commercially unimpressive, epoch-spanning psycho-horror Eternal Darkness is notable for being Nintendo's first 'Mature' rated game. It is genuinely unsettling, opting for extra-planear Lovecraftian terrors rather than Resident Evil-style zombies and mutants. It's blessed with unfettered creativity, from its time-hopping plotting (ranging from Ancient Rome to the first Gulf War), to its sigil-based Magick system(decoding the runes is half the fun), to the brilliantly tricksy sanity meter�

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The more fiendish effects of suffering insanity. It starts with screaming in the background, then you start walking into rooms upside down. Then flies start crawling around the inside of the TV screen. Then you get a message on screen telling you the game has crashed. It hasn't, reboot at your peril�

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