Alone in the Dark is the fifth game in the Alone in the Dark series. The in-game levels are presented as "episodes" of a TV series. When the player resumes the game, they will receive a short cutscene: Previously, on Alone in the Dark. The game allows the player to switch between both first-person and third-person viewpoints at any time during the game. The game follows the story of Edward Carnby, an investigator with amnesia that attempts to regain his memory.