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The Darkest Tales

3.9 out of 5
11 User Ratings
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Join a stuffed bear named Teddy on this gloomy and sinister adventure to rescue his owner, Alicia, from the realm of dreams and distorted childhood fantasies.
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About The Darkest Tales

About this game

Join a stuffed bear named Teddy on this gloomy and sinister adventure to rescue his owner, Alicia, from the realm of dreams and distorted childhood fantasies. Who else will fight for the life of the girl, now grown-up, if not her long-forgotten and dusty toy?

The Darkest Tales is a complex and compelling adventure, full of familiar characters and fairytale landscapes. Over the course of the journey, you’ll have to come face-to-face with the difficult questions of life more than once.

Happily Never After

You’ll meet familiar characters from your childhood, but the reunion isn’t likely to be a happy one. The gingerbread men are out for blood, Sleeping Beauty seems to be a couple of centuries behind on sleep, and the Little Mermaid looks more like a sea witch than an innocent child of the waves.

Teddy Scissorpaws

As it turns out, our hero is a jack-of-all-trades. He crafted a bow and melee weapons from a pair of scissors and uses needles as powerful arrows and grappling hooks. All’s fair in a fight against the forces of evil.

Ahead lies only darkness

Each level takes place in a recognizable, but distorted fairytale world rife with combat, obstacles, and secrets. On this journey you will gain experience, master and branch out your skills, and overcome a multitude of challenges — from fighting blood-thirsty rubber duckies to exploring the giants’ castle in the clouds.

The Darkest Tales is a game with a deep and mysterious lore. As you progress and defeat monsters, you’ll unveil the mysteries of this nightmarish world. How will this tale end? It’s up to you to decide.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
October 13, 2022
Developer:
Trinity Team
Publisher:
101XP
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
PEGI rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 11 GB available space

The Darkest Tales User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 11 ratings
73% of users would recommend this.
3.9

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
27%
5 Stars
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4 Stars
55%
4 Stars
55%
3 Stars
9%
3 Stars
9%
2 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
9%
1 Stars
9%

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There are way too many metroidvanias out there, why waste time playing a below average/mediocre one?

GamingWithUno
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The art design is the best thing going for this game. Some buttons randomly dont register (for example: the walk forward button). The mechanical execution of this game was not given the same attention and quality investment as the art style. Very disappointing because the atmosphere is successfully creepy.
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Recommended

Nadzpogi
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While it offers an intense experience, there are a few downsides to consider. The gameplay can feel somewhat repetitive after a while, and some of the controls might be a tad finicky. Nevertheless, if you're a horror and narrative enthusiast, The Darkest Tales delivers an intriguing experience that's worth exploring, especially if you can overlook these minor issues.
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Not Recommended

TheGord
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Non native controller support = instant delete.
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Recommended

DannyG
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Works great on deck, fun with just enough challenge to keep you honest. If you liked Castle of Illusion you will dig it
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Recommended

East Rengaw
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A fun riff on fairy tales in an Ori-style metroidvania-lite experience. The skill customization is not overly important aside from a couple obvious choices, but the core gameplay is fun enough to make up for that. A bit janky from time to time, but overall a fun game with fantastic art design!
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Recommended

El
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An interesting take on classic fairytales with platforming and battling. I enjoy the sarcasm and wit of the main character and the banter he has with his companion as he works to complete his goal. 4/5
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An absolute must have game 100% fun

D3mfsh
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Absolutly gem of a game. Really well designed and the art style is fantastic. The protagonists is a grumpy old teddy bear and the chemistry between the bear and the . . . Whisp ? . . Is fantastic
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to PEGI, The Darkest Tales is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, The Darkest Tales is Steam Deck Verified.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
73% of Fanatical users recommend The Darkest Tales. The average review score is 3.9/5
The Darkest Tales was released on October 13, 2022
The Darkest Tales is published by 101XP
The Darkest Tales was developed by Trinity Team
Fanatical users tagged The Darkest Tales as Action-Adventure, Adventure, Platformer, and Action
Fanatical users tagged The Darkest Tales as Dark Fantasy, Atmospheric, Horror, and Dark
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkest Tales as Action-Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkest Tales as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkest Tales as Platformer

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