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Creators of SOMA and Amnesia Reinvent the Rules of Horror In New Title, Amnesia: The Bunker

Knuckle down for Amnesia: The Bunker, the first in the Amnesia IP to deliver horror survival by way of emergent gameplay, more player agency, and a sandbox open-world environment with abundant unscripted terror.

Malmö, Sweden - December 1, 2022 – Frictional Games, the studio behind the Amnesia series and SOMA, is eager to reveal their latest title, Amnesia: The Bunker, coming to Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox, and PlayStation in 2023. Amnesia: The Bunker is the latest installation in the Amnesia franchise and a pivotal point in the beloved horror series. For the first time, players are equipped with high levels of freedom to impact gameplay, choosing their playstyle as they explore at will this semi-open world. With hardly any scripted events, and constant tension brought about by an ever-present threat, it is up to each player to finesse their approach to survival.

[Check out Amnesia: The Bunker Reveal Trailer]

Unlike their previous Amnesia games, Amnesia: The Bunker will feature a new kind of horror survival adventure that incorporates emergent gameplay and sandbox elements into the mix. Players will be in total control of their moment-to-moment decisions. Armed with a revolver gun and a noisy dynamo flashlight, players will walk the course of an ill-lighted WW1 bunker on the shoes of a French soldier troubled by his amnesia and hunted by an otherworldly creature. 

Amnesia: The Bunker will test players’ cleverness, courage, and ability to keep cool under pressure to make quick problem-solving decisions. There are multiple available solutions to each task, puzzle, and approach to the game’s obstacles; it’s up to you to decide your moves.   

The tenebrous dark corridors and tunnels are perhaps the last of threats stalking your every move. When everyone is dead, rations are running low, and only one bullet is left in the gun barrel, it is all up to you to face the oppressing terrors of the Bunker and make your way out alive.

In a semi-open world, Amnesia: The Bunker encourages the player to explore and experiment, using wits and whatever tools are at their disposal to overcome the looming horrors. Players will feel a stressful amount of power in their hands. Every decision will change the outcome of how the game responds as a consequence of the choices made. This new twist in gameplay adds new depths and constant tension to the game, forcing players to create new strategic paths in every playthrough. 


  • Player choice - emergent gameplay in a sandbox horror survival experience
  • Unscripted environment - objects, threats, and resources, change in every playthrough
  • Adaptive horrid threats - an ever-present gruesome creature that stalks the player.  
  • Tactile immersion - all-new levels of interaction with the world through puzzle-solving and tool handling
  • Absorbing yet terrifying tale - experience hell on earth in a fictional appalling story
  • Engrossing atmosphere and tension - enhanced lighting effects and carefully designed sound effects for a real horror experience. 

Expect to hear more news soon about Amnesia: The Bunker. In the meantime, you can browse through the game’s website and watch Frictional Games’ recently released video clips for The Bunker here. To keep up to date with everything from Frictional Games, follow the official channels on Twitter and Instagram.


About Amnesia Games

Amnesia: The Dark Descent revolutionized the first-person horror experience when it launched in 2010 and kickstarted an entire genre of survival horror games. Amnesia: Rebirth launched in 2020, brought back the horrors of the franchise taking physics-based mechanics to a new level while building a deeper narrative experience. Amnesia: The Bunker will leap to new grounds, blending emergent gameplay, puzzle solving, and a near-open world for the first time in the franchise. 

About Frictional Games

Frictional Games is a small independent game developer, known for horror themes and narrative experiences. The studio has developed the Penumbra Series, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA, and Amnesia: Rebirth. The studio has also published Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. 
In a decade, Frictional Games has grown from a 3-person company to employing over 30 people, a third of whom are working from a central hub in Malmö, Sweden, and the rest scattered across Europe. Two new games are underway in a two-project model.