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When the Darkness comes

Discover a world filled with loneliness, anxiety, fear and depression.

When the Darkness comes is a free-to-play indie game made and published by Sirhaian. Discover a world filled with loneliness and fear. A world where despair breathes and hope dies. A world about you, about us. A world about humanity and about life. It is a walking simulator whose glitchy and dark tale tries to illustrate the hardships of depression and anxiety through a variety of imaginary digital landscapes. A clock, a piano and a girl. What do they all mean? What is meaning, anyway? What has meaning? Do you have one? A path, a goal, something determined, pre-determined? A light to follow?

Game Info

Release Date: 19 Feb, 2019
Developer: Sirhaian
Publisher: Sirhaian
Genre: Adventure, Free to Play, Indie
Rating: 80/100

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System Requirements

Minimum Specifications


OS: Win 7
CPU: Intel Core i5-3xxx
RAM: 2 GB
GRAPHIC: Nvidia Geforce 970
HDD: 0.5 GB

Recommended Specifications


OS: Win 10
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 and up, or similar.
RAM: 2 GB
GRAPHIC: Nvidia Geforce 1060 and up, or similar.
HDD: 0.5 GB

Game Features:

  • Discover a world filled with loneliness and fear.
  • A world where despair breathes and hope dies.
  • A world about you, about us.
  • A world about humanity and about life.

When the Darkness comes Trailer

When the Darkness comes Review

8 Total Score
Very Good

When the Darkness comes is an existentialism simulator. It’s a remarkable experience that’s full of breathtaking imagery and interesting surprises. This game does an amazing job of turning this philosophical concept into an experiential reality in a virtual world. It is really hard to put into words exactly what the game is, but if you have ever dealt with, or experienced depression or anxiety, the hopelessness of life sometimes, then please play this game. A beautiful and bizarre collection of contemplative digital dreamscapes. The level design differs, and even the gameplay within is variable, some puzzles require thinking, others platforming and others reaction time, for a free game I was very impressed. I recommend playing this to those who are suffering from depression and nearly having suicidal thoughts. This might change your outlook in life.

Very Good
8.0
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)