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Atari rebooting Alone in the Dark and Haunted House

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If you think horror in gaming, the names Silent Hill and Resident Evil are sure to pop into your head fairly quickly. Names like Alone in the Dark and Haunted House are from a bygone era of gaming, but Atari thinks it’s time they came back.
If you have a keen memory, you’ll remember that Alone in the Dark (unfortunately) actually made a comeback no too long ago. A reboot was released in 2008, but it was goofy, broken and just downright awful to play. There’s no indication yet whether Atari’s proposed reboot will be any better, because we have no idea what it’s like.

What we do know is that it’s called Alone in the Dark: illumination, coming to PC exclusively later this year. That isn’t the only title Atari has planned either, with the studio also lining up to release a new Haunted House title later this year as well.

Haunted House also underwent the reboot treatment in 2010, although judging from the fact that it’s getting another reboot four years later I’m guessing it wasn’t that good. The Haunted House name is one of the oldest in horror games history, so I’m interested to see how Atari tackles it for a new age.

There aren’t many details outside of the two teaser websites for the titles. All we know is that they’re coming out later this year.

Last Updated: August 20, 2014


  1. Ima let you finish, but first a PSA: there’s a new humble bundle out & it’s not shabby at all.

    Minimum ($1): The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 1 Complete, Deadlight & Galactic Civilizations 2 Ultimate
    Average (currently $6.01): Terreria, King of Fighters XIII & Crusader Kings 2 + 3 unit DLCs
    Full ($15): Age of Empires Legacy bundle


    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      August 20, 2014 at 09:20

      That awkward moment you already own 80% of those games =/

      That said… Deadlight and Hellsing alone makes this worth your it! FOR $1 NO LESS!


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 20, 2014 at 09:33

        I’ve been eying Van Helsing for a long time, plus I only have Deadlight & Terreria. Yay me!


        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          August 20, 2014 at 09:45

          I’m going to wait and see what else is added


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 20, 2014 at 09:52

            I got it now because I was only paying the average, not interested in AoE. So may as well save myself a few R.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            August 20, 2014 at 10:09


  2. Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

    August 20, 2014 at 09:21


    New Nightmare. Bring it on back yo! Even the new one was pretty good too, except for that fact that it was a massive tech demo lol


  3. WarframedSquirrel

    August 20, 2014 at 09:23

    Games on special on Steam for $4.99 that I really want… but I don’t think I should. 😛


  4. Rinceable

    August 20, 2014 at 09:41

    I predict this is an indication of a new mainstream theme in gaming. Will it replace the CoD element? Maybe…


  5. OSiRiS

    August 20, 2014 at 09:44

    Atari is the hallmark channel of gaming


  6. Jaggy

    August 20, 2014 at 10:26

    More horror games. The media love’s punting this genre as of late *munches popcorn*


  7. Viking Of Science

    August 20, 2014 at 11:35

    wait, how does a non-existent company reboot a franchise o_O


  8. Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    August 20, 2014 at 12:29

    *sigh* more reboots


  9. Jonah Cash

    August 20, 2014 at 14:29

    Alone in the dark is the only game that I have never finished!!! And I don’t even mind saying that!!
    I finish every game I play, at least the story part! Even if I have to play on easy and rush through it!! But Alone in the Dark is utter crap!!!


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