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Amax Interactive brings you the newest chilling installment of the much beloved Dark Tales series!

Your good friend Dupin has invited you to Pendulum House for an event filled with magic and illusions. But the show is interrupted when a murderer strikes! You quickly find a suspect, but nothing is quite as it seems in this mysterious manor. With Dupin in danger, do you have what it takes to find the culprit before it’s too late? Find out in this hypnotizing hidden-object puzzle adventure!

  • Make sure Zula's killer is stopped for good in the bonus game!
  • Uncover secret identities and hidden motives!
  • Discover hidden collectibles and morphing objects as you play.
  • Never get lost with the strategy guide!

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 846 MB

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Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum Collector's Edition is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who Cares If It Doesn't Follow Poe's Storyline? I can't believe so many people are marking this game down because it is not the same storyline as Poe's version. I will bet that most gamers haven't even read it. What is important to me is whether this game was fun to play.. and it WAS. It is back to the true detective story again... no ghosts or witches. The minigames are a mixture of challenging and not so challenging and Dupin is again clean-shaven (he is, afterall, supposed to be a gentleman). Play it. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 13th series game for Friday the 13th!!!! Love this series!! The character and plot building add to the previous games to make this game challenging. The games earn achievements and build upon each other!!
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PIT AND THE PENDULUM LONG AWAITED...... AND I FOR ONE AM NOT DISAPPOINTED, IT ONLY LEFT ME LONGING TO FINISH THE GAME!
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well it was a short game! Short game! Good try but does not meet the standards of prior Edgar Allen Poe's. The puzzles if you can call them that, I think of them as a nuisance, where one must drag through a worm like shape without touching the sides, for this neurologically challenged woman well, never going to happen. Think of something else please!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TURNS OUT 13 ISN'T AN UNLUCKY NUMBER FOR DARK TALES (but Poe may think otherwise Zula the Illusionist will be entertaining the guests at the Pendulum estate this evening, by invitation only. Detective Dupin will be a special guest star participant, so this will be a party to die for! Dupin had a bad feeling about this performance and begged Zula to reconsider, but "the show must go on" until it doesn't, and it did! It's a good thing you made it to the show on time, unfortunately, this show will be the Grand Final, but is it just an elaborate Grand Illusion? This is the first Dark Tales game I have enjoyed in quite a long time, in fact, I almost gave The Pit and the Pendulum 5 stars, but it does have a few features that could've been better. The mini-games were a little too easy as far as the Hard Mode goes, but I still enjoyed more than I disliked. The HOP's lacked creativity, but I'm getting used to the fact that HOP's have probably run their course of options, which makes me doubt anything new could possibly be created at this point. I love that Amax has included Morphing Objects and collectible Illusion Cards in this CE version, but the objects morphed too quickly and are easily spotted. My final complaint is that although I really liked the storyline, it doesn't seem to follow Poe's vision, so I'll ask again, Why does Amax insist on hanging onto ERS's apron strings? They obviously have a creative writing team, so why not take a leap of faith and allow them to write a brand new series? It seems to me that they are trying so hard to remaster the oldies by completely revamping the plots, so why not go all the way? The Hidden Object Scenes are just okay, nothing spectacular, nothing really new. There are Interactive List finds, Keywords in Sentence finds, Progressive Interactive finds, and several Zoom Zone HOP's where you are tasked with finding 5 Fragments to receive an inventory item. The Mini-Games I will admit are pretty easy to solve, even on the Hard difficulty setting, but I don't really care how hard or easy puzzles are, as long as they are fun, and I enjoyed several of them. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1-Slide buttons to correct positions according to clue shown. 2-Drag latch through symbol without touching borders. 3-Match both card sections correctly within their categories. 4-Select all pictured items to receive the safe code. 5-Turn safe wheel to the correct numbers shown on the clue. 6-Use numbered buttons to push tokens into place. 7-Click when both tokens are aligned (progressive speed) 8-Navigate through a dark maze, picking up and using items. This Collector's Edition version has 6 Wallpapers, 8 Concept Art pictures, 5 Screensavers, 4 Music Soundtracks, 12 Movie Videos, 16 re-playable Mini-Games, 12 re-playable Hidden Object Scenes, 16 Achievements to earn, 26 Morphing Objects, 9 Collectible Illusionist Cards, 5 Main Chapters + Bonus Chapter and a built-in Strategy Guide, enjoy! DARK TALES: EDGAR ALLAN POE'S GAMES AVAILABLE: Title***Collector's Edition Release Date***Average Rating 1-Murder's In The Rue Morgue (December 17-2009) 3.7 2-The Black Cat (September 16-2010) 4.4 3-The Premature Burial (October 7-2011) 4.5 4-The Gold Bug (January 10-2013) 3.8 5-The Masque Of The Red Death (April 25-2013) 4.4 6-The Fall Of The House Of Usher (March 20-2014) 4.0 7-The Mystery of Marie Roget (February 19-2015) 4.1 8-The Tell-Tale Heart (November 14-2015) 2.7 9-Metzengerstein (July 21-2016) 3.5 10-The Raven (December 29-2016) 3.2 11-Lenore (August 10-2017) 2.9 12-Morella (December 16-2017) 3.7 13-The Pit and the Pendulum (April 5-2018) n/a by: ERS/AMAX Interactive ERS/Amax Interactive games: Dark Tales (Edgar Allan Poe's), Haunted Legends, Puppet Show, Redemption Cemetery, Spirits of Mystery, Grim Facade, Shadow Wolf Mysteries, Queen's Tales, Twilight Phenomena, Reveries, Christmas Eve, Maestro, Ghosts of the Past, Forgotten Books, Beyond the Unknown, Haunted Halls, Flights of Fancy, Azada, Reality Show, Phantasmat (Crucible Peak only), Gothic Fiction, Dark Alley's, Hidden Wonders of the Depths, Pathfinders, Sarah Maribu, Steve the Sheriff, Many Years Ago, Mysterious Travel
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprise, surprise.... It begins, as many of the Dark Tales. Dupin has written a note for you, in which he tells you in short, where to meet and what you’ll have to expect. Meeting point is the Pendulum House. A good friend of Dupin, Zula, has been threatened lately. As a medium and illusionist, she has foreseen her own death even, but Dupin and you shall protect her. You are in front of the house now, Dupin is nowhere to be seen. A knock at the door, the butler opens, asks for your invitation. Tonight a special performance of Zula and her partner is scheduled. Through te window you are able to see something strange: Dupin is shooting at a man. Part of the show? When you finally are inside the house, Zula enters the room, vanishes in blue smoke the next moment and reapears a second later – magic. But then she is hit by a dart and falls to the floor, dead. Obviously it was her partner, who hit her, he escapes the room instantly. Dupin goes after him. Left behind are you, with the task of helping Dupin. He is soon overpowered by the illusionist and taken down into a cellar of an old building near Pendulum House. Pursuit is not easy, you have to overcome a lot of obstacles. They are presented in minigames and puzzles, both easy as well as more challenging. One puzzle is a maze – nicely done and not too easy. HOS vary but most are lists. Finally in the cellar, you will be able to strike the illusionist and one step before setting free the bound Dupin, he just stands up, takes the pistol and aims at you: ‘Surprise, my friend, in this case the killer is me.’ A twist, not to be foreseen. It gives the game an unusual direction. If this weren’t enough, you find yourself down at the bottom of a pit in this cellar. So, is this game in the EAP series in the end closer to the original plot of Poe’s literary template?
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could have been a lot better This game is said to be based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. I actually checked out that poem, and the game is nothing like the poem at all. In fact, it seems to be made out of whole cloth! A complete fabrication with little or no relation to the claimed poem. So that was rather annoying itself. But then, the game does not make much sense either. The storyline is somewhat choppy, and parts of it really don't make any sense at all. For example, at one point, we are shot at in a room with a well; the next second, we find ourselves in a dungeon. So how did we end up there? Did we fall through the well? Either way, we should have been injured, yet we are left without a single scratch! So what exactly did happen anyway?! As if the storyline was not bad enough, the twist from the main game to the bonus chapter is worse. We are left with one impression at the end of the main game only to be told something different in the bonus chapter. This should serve as a warning to players who like to purchase only the standard edition of games! But what a cheap trick to get folks to buy the Collector's Edition to see what is the real, whole story! I should note that the graphics were pretty good, as usual; as was the familiar Dark Tales theme music. And, yes, there were at least a couple of very good puzzles in the game. But the Hidden Object scenes were just too simplistic, and the Achievements were rather silly. In fact, players will have a hard time figuring out what they even need to do to get some of those Achievements! In short, this game was quite disappointing on a lot of levels. Sure, if you would like to play a game without much attention to the story or achievements, you might enjoy this game. Otherwise, it is just another addition to a growing line of disappointments in the Dark Tales series.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmmmm It's good... I mean it's just good but there's something missing, and it's so very short... AND WHY ON EARTH YOU RETURNED DUPIN'S OLD LOOK???? This game seems like it's coming from the episodes before Morella... Morella was great and have fixed a lot of mistakes in the series including Dupin's look, but I don't understand WHY you ruined it again I love this series, it's my favorite and I'm always pleased to play it... And I hate seeing it running down like that Please fix it like you did in Morella, and make Dupin looks good again Waiting for the 14th game, and I hope it will not disappoint me
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bonus Game? This game went very quickly--too quickly for the price. At the end the prompt said I could play the bonus game, but...no bonus game. Eventually I figured out that just pushing "play" on the Extras menu started the bonus game. Overall the game was like other Poe games--good ambiance, story is good, and the play was fine. Nothing too different.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from dark tales indeed but is something missing. This is a very good game as with all the EAP but so very short , graphics are excellent but something is missing , this game was so short I have only just bought it and it is ended bit disappointed in that, if you want to play a short but good game THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU SAD Heartblob
Date published: 2018-04-07
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