Amnesia Collection, as you can tell from its name, is a collection of three games in the series. You’ll get Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: Justine, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Are you ready to dive into this bundle? Then read our Amnesia Collection review!
You should start with Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game will kindly display a few messages before throwing you into the story proper, for things such as “Amnesia should not be played to win. Instead, focus on immersing yourself in the game’s world and story.” There is a very important message that lets you know that the game will help you save so that you can enjoy the game – when you do want to stop playing you just select save and exit and you can continue from where you left off the second time around.
As for the gameplay, the game is very direct: the world of Amnesia is extremely dangerous and you certainly won’t be able to survive if you take on the enemies you’ll find. Instead, you should try to hide and run away as fast as possible or else you will end up dead before you know it. Since you’ll be playing from a first person view, you’ll move around with the left analog stick and look around with the right analog stick. You can jump with the X button, crouch with the Circle button and use your lantern with the Square button. The Triangle button will pull up your journal in case you need to check something. The L1 button is for throwing things, the L2 button is the very important run button, while the R2 button will allow you to interact with things.
As you play, you need to keep an eye on your sanity and your health. Staying in the dark for too long or witnessing unsettling events will reduce your sanity. But worry not since you can recover it bit by bit by solving puzzles and making progress in the game.
If you want to get all trophies in Amnesia Collection and add a new Platinum trophy to your collection, you’ll need to find all tinderboxes and notes in Amnesia: The Dark Descent, as well as all notes in all three games. This is easier said than done since you can’t backtrack forever so there are specific points in each game from which won’t be able to return to previous areas to search for anything you’re missing. You’ll get your first tinderbox in Amnesia: The Dark Descent right at the start of the game so that you know what you’ll be looking for, but after that things can get a bit trickier.
Overall, Amnesia Collection is a great option on PlayStation 4 since it includes more than enough content for its asking price, and it will surely delight fans of the horror genre. If you want to see how the team refined their craft on their way to creating SOMA, then be sure to give this collection a go!
This Amnesia Collection review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Frictional Games.