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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002)

Over the course of two millenia, twelve men and women are linked together by an accursed book known as the Tome of Eternal Darkness.


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Cast overview:
Peter Jacob (voice)
Anthony / Custodian (voice)
Dr. Edward Roivas (voice)
Paul Luther / Monk / Supervisor (voice)
Roman Legionnaire 1 / Roman Legionnaire 2 / Angkor Thom Guard (voice)
Dr. Maximillian Roivas (voice) (as Bill Hootkins)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Ellia / Xel'lotath (voice)
Roberto Bianchi / Bishop (voice)
Karim / Guard (voice)
Chandra (voice)


In the year 2000, college student Alex Roivas is called back to her grandfather's mansion when she discovers he has been horribly murdered. During her search for answers, she comes across the Tome of Eternal Darkness, a demonic book that describes the fate of all those who came across it. The tale begins in 33 B.C., when Roman General Pious Augustus sold his soul to an elder god. Each subsequent tale explores how 11 others, including a Cambodian dancing girl from the A.D. 1100s, an Inquisition era monk, a World War I journalist, previous members of the Roivas line and even Alex herself come to encounter and take part in the maddening fight against the eternal darkness. Written by Anonymous

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24 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Only after a few hours of video game developer Factor 5 announcing that they and Dolby Labs would license Dolby Prologic II technology to other game developers, Silicon Knights President Denis Dyack confirmed that the companies forthcoming title, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem would in fact take advantage of the audio Decoder. See more »


When Karim investigates a dead soldier, he describes the corpse as lying in a 'pool of cold blood.' The corpse and the ground its laying on however are completely clean. See more »


Xel'lotath: Pray to me that they don't.
Xel'lotath: Pray to me anyway...
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Crazy Credits

The opening Nintendo logo is preceded by a close up of a zombie. See more »


Referenced in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) See more »

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Scary and messes with your mind
30 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As you play through the game you have a level of sanity, and if your sanity goes as low as it can get your character goes insane. Things such as your character 'dies' or the game 'turns off', but none of this is really happening. The game is actually very easy, but it gets harder after a while. In the beginning of the game Alex sees that her grandfather died, and she finds chapters of a book that answers her past, and soon she finds out how he died. You play as many characters throughout the game, but after about 8 chapters you start playing as Alex. I give this game an 8 out of 10

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