The Creepiest Game You've Never Heard Of

Back in the mid 1990s, some unique stuff happened in gaming, but few things are weirder than the bizarre PC adventure game The Dark Eye: A puppet adventure game based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe and starring one of the 20th century's most influential authors, William S. Burroughs.

In the video above, I talk about the game The Dark Eye: Why it's creepy, why it's forgotten and why the hell the guy that wrote Naked Lunch is in it.

Also, as a special bonus, here is Burroughs' reading of Annabelle Lee, the poem mentioned in the video:


    This I want to play

    Also, The 7th Guest

      Wow. The 7th Guest. I forgot all about that game. Dark Seed was creepy too at the time.

      Ive still got a copy of 7th Guest lying around somewhere. Box and inserts and all... wonder if its worth any money?

        Ditto what Ev said, except I've got a copy of The Dark Eye on the shelves. Actually, come to think of it, I've got a few old point and click games about.

      I'm pretty sure that's on GOG.

      Its sequel too!

      Last edited 02/01/13 10:20 pm

        If you haven't played Scratches, it's well worth playing too. Also available on GOG!

    The 7th Guest scared the absolute shit out of me

      It was the ghost in the hallway that made me squeal as a kid. Then again as an adult replaying it.

        Same dude!

        Fucking freaky

        It has never left my mind

        And I remember playing it when it came out

        It was on two discs

          I've got the discs lying around somewhere too. Never got far. I quickly labelled it as a Myst game and moved on. I need to get over that particular prejudice. :P

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