Boss Strategies – Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is a game primarily about exploring what is essentially a haunted mansion, puzzles, and a gradual descent into a voodoo and Lovecraft-inspired madness.

At the same time, the game does have its fair share of combat. And where there is combat, there are usually boss fights. Alone in the Dark follows this trend and throws several boss-type encounters at you. If you’re not playing the game for the excitement of controller-focused shooting, or if you’re having some trouble with any of Alone in the Dark’s boss fights, this article will lead you to detailed guides on how to beat them.

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The Dark Man encounter isn’t technically a boss fight, as you don’t get to actually fight him. It’s still a singularly unique encounter for the game and has its own special rules that may not be obvious to you straight away. If you’re wondering why you just keep dying outright whenever the Dark Man gets near you, our guide will come in handy for you.

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Now this here is a proper boss fight. When you run into Jacob van Ostadte in Greenland, you’ll have your big arena with health and ammo pickups helpfully scattered throughout, multiple phases, and a tough enemy with a health bar that hits like a truck. If you’d like to know where to go, what to do, and how to stop Jacob from infinitely getting back up on his feet after you’ve seemingly dealt with him, you should definitely check out our guide.

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You may be wondering why it is you’re fighting a stray member of the Lovecraftian pantheon using a Tommy gun and a couple of Molotov cocktails. Or for that matter why if that’s all it takes to do one in, is there all that fuss about them eldritch gods. Still, this is a video game, and games need their final bosses. The Black Goat of the Woods plays that part in Alone in the Dark. And our guide will help you prevail in that fight.

And there you have it, the boss encounters you’ll have to go through to beat Alone in the Dark. With our advice, they shouldn’t pose too much of a challenge for you, allowing you to go back to enjoying the main course the game offers – its tense and atmospheric exploration.

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Resident role-playing RPG game expert. Knows where trolls and paladins come from. You must fight for your right to gather your party before venturing forth.

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