Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness

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Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness
Necronomicon- The Dawning of Darkness.jpg
Developer(s)Wanadoo Edition
Publisher(s)Wanadoo Edition
Cryo Interactive
DreamCatcher Interactive (North America)
Platform(s)Windows, PlayStation
ReleaseWindows
  • FRA: October 23, 2000
  • NA: May 11, 2001
  • EU: 2001
PlayStation
  • PAL: November 9, 2001
Genre(s)Horror, adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness, also known as Necronomicon: The Gateway to Beyond, is a 2000 video game developed by Wanadoo Edition and released for Windows and the PlayStation video game console.[1]

Plot[edit]

The game is set in 1927, where the ordinary life of William H. Stanton is affected by matters of the occult and darker truths about our world.

The game starts off in William Stanton's home in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is startled by a knock at his door. As William opens the door he discovers that it is his close friend Edgar acting in a suspicious manner. He gives William a metallic pyramid and tells him not to give it to anyone, including him, especially if he asks for it.

After going back inside there is a knock at the door again. This time it's Dr. Egleton, a friend of Edgar's father. He asks William to visit Edgar at his home soon so he can help decide whether or not Edgar should be committed for insanity.

The game then picks up and the player has to solve a series of puzzles and question shady people to find out what is going on, and uncover the truth about the horrible fate that has befallen Edgar.

Gameplay[edit]

The game has 30 hours of play, 4 difficulty levels, 20 3D-modeled characters, a dozen Game Overs, and original music.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PuntaecliccaMixed[3]
JeuxVideo14/20[4]
Adventure-archivMixed[5]
Gry Online6.5/10[6]
AdventureClassicGaming3/5[7]
Game Over Online22/40[8]
All Game Guide3/5[9]
Quandary3/5[10]
Gameboomers56%[11]
Gamezone6/10[12]
GameOver63%[13]
GameKult4/10[14]
UHS2/5[15]
Meristation3.5/10[16][17][18][19]
Just AdventureD[20]
Aventuraycia1/5[21][22]
Game Captain61%[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayback Machine". 2001-03-08. Archived from the original on 2001-03-08. Retrieved 2017-12-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Le jeu". 2001-04-17. Archived from the original on 2001-04-17. Retrieved 2017-12-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Punta e Clicca - Soluzioni e recensioni di giochi d'avventura - Soluzione e Recensione NECRONOMICON". 23 March 2009. Archived from the original on 23 March 2009.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Test Necronomicon sur PC".
  5. ^ Slydos. "Necronomicon - Review english". www.adventurearchiv.com.
  6. ^ "Necronomicon: Świt Ciemności - recenzja gry - GRYOnline.pl".
  7. ^ "Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness - Necronomicon: The Gateway to Beyond - Review - Adventure Classic Gaming - ACG - Adventure Games, Interactive Fiction Games - Reviews, Interviews, Features, Previews, Cheats, Galleries, Forums". www.adventureclassicgaming.com.
  8. ^ "Game Over Online Magazine - Necronomicon". 9 February 2005. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Necronomicon: The Gateway to Beyond - Review - allgame". 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 17 November 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Necronomicon Review by Quandary". 22 June 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ Singer. "Necronomicon Review by Singer". www.gameboomers.com.
  12. ^ "Necronomicon Review - PC". 27 December 2007. Archived from the original on 27 December 2007.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "Game Over Online Magazine - Necronomicon". 6 May 2007. Archived from the original on 6 May 2007.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  14. ^ "Necronomicon : L'aube des ténèbres, Test express". 3 March 2008. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ System, Universal Hint. "UHS: Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness Review". www.uhs-hints.com.
  16. ^ S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE, (28 February 2002). "Así se desaprovecha lo que podría haber sido un gran juego". meristation.as.com.
  17. ^ S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE, (28 February 2002). "Así se desaprovecha lo que podría haber sido un gran juego". meristation.as.com.
  18. ^ S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE, (28 February 2002). "Así se desaprovecha lo que podría haber sido un gran juego". meristation.as.com.
  19. ^ S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE,; S.L., MERISTATION MAGAZINE, (28 February 2002). "Así se desaprovecha lo que podría haber sido un gran juego". meristation.as.com.
  20. ^ "Review: Necronomicon". 5 June 2003. Archived from the original on 5 June 2003.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  21. ^ "Necronomicón: El Alba de las Tinieblas - Página 1 - Reviews - Aventura y CÍA". www.aventuraycia.com.
  22. ^ "Necronomicón: El Alba de las Tinieblas - Página 2 - Reviews - Aventura y CÍA". www.aventuraycia.com.
  23. ^ "GameCaptain: Aktuelles aus der Welt der PC-Spiele". 9 June 2003. Archived from the original on 9 June 2003.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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