Many horror games exist to shock and terrify as they push you through macabre worlds brimming with dangers lurking in the dark. Last year’s Amnesia: Rebirth managed to do all that but brought with it an intriguing story. Unfortunately, as is the nature of games like this, the fear of “death by monster” likely kept some players from discovering all the pieces of lore peppered throughout the game. Developer Frictional Games, however, has an option for those who only want to experience the game’s narrative. Today, the company released Adventure Mode for Amnesia: Rebirth. It pares down or otherwise removes much of the game’s horror trappings, allowing you to play at your own pace and enjoy the atmosphere.
However, not all of that dingy atmosphere will be the same. Adventure Mode keeps the game’s environments intact. But the lighting gets moved up a few notches, effectively changing how the world looks. The protagonist Tasi no longer needs to use items to light up the world. In the new mode, monsters that hunted Tasi are gone along with the sanity meter.
No longer afraid of the dark
The goal for Frictional Games is to include a mode for those who aren’t big on horror. Adventure Mode in Amnesia: Rebirth is similar to Safe Mode, which was offered in the developer’s previous spooky game, SOMA.
“We believe that anyone who loves a good story-driven adventure game will be stoked about this new mode.” said Fredrik Olsson, creative lead on Amnesia: Rebirth. “Not everyone is into horror and we don’t want that to block people from experiencing Tasi’s story.”
Adventure Mode will offer more than just a more accessible version of the game. It will also include more puzzles, offering up an “experience of a true Lovecraftian mystery adventure novel.”
Amnesia: Rebirth‘s Adventure Mode goes live today for the game on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. It’s currently on sale at 40% off.