Darkness is a very different kind of horror game experience in Roblox. Unlike Confined, the scare factor doesn’t come from the atmosphere or even the environment. It comes from the other players. This is a multiplayer game that’s closer to Dead by Daylight or Depth, with one single player acting in a role that is far superior to every other. Overall, it’s a fantastic experience and addictive, but not without issues.
- Excellent multiplayer game.
- Addictive gameplay.
- Well-implemented mechanics.
- Open for all kinds of play styles.
- Huge map.
- Fantastic lighting.
- Small range of weapons.
- Very difficult to become The Beast.
While Darkness doesn’t have a story, it’s still a unique concept that you probably haven’t come across in Roblox before. Given that the game was developed by a single person back in 2013, it’s a hugely impressive package when you compare it to the monster that the asymmetrical horror series has become today.
In Darkness, a group of players is dumped into a single location on the map and given the task of hunting down The Beast. The number of players varies depending on how many people are playing the game at the time. There is always only ever one player taking on the role of The Beast though.
The Beast needs to hunt down as many players as they can and kill them with their scythe. Everyone else needs to kill The Beast with either their starting pistol or a better weapon if they find one around the map.
Playing Darkness is as easy as playing any other Roblox game. There are very few controls to master. There are buttons for each door, which is easy to master, and the shooting is just the same as it is in any other Roblox game. Though the recoil has been pushed up to make it a little harder.
Players start with a pistol, but they can find other, more powerful weapons such as Uzis as they move about the map. They also have a flashlight, which is an essential tool for players to be able to see. The map has no natural light, and players are plunged into utter darkness unless they use their flashlight.
The Beast can see and hide in the dark, which makes taking down any players off on their own extremely easy. This leads to groups of players banding together, but that only prolongs the horror as The Beast picks them off one by one.
Cheesing The Beast
This leads me onto the game’s only real problem. Once players have tried the game out a few times, they’ll stick together at the start and force The Beast to attack them in the light. This isn’t how the game is meant to be played and ruins the experience. When players stick to the general concept of seeking The Beast out though, the game is a lot more enjoyable. As with many games, Darkness can be very easily ruined by those who try to break it.
The sounds of Darkness aren’t its best quality by any means. The chatter of other players drowns out anything you’d be able to hear. The only noise you’ll notice is the swinging of The Beast’s scythe, which can be heard through doors.
That’s everything you need to know from our Darkness Roblox game review. This is an addictive horror game that is best played with a group of close friends. It’s basically a brilliant Roblox asymmetrical horror game for those who enjoy Dead by Daylight. If you want to see the game in action, check out the video above.
Don’t let yourself clam down, check out more horror games in our list of the best from Roblox in 2020 here.