After 10 Years, PewDiePie Returns to The Horror Series that Started it All

After ten long years, the world’s most popular YouTuber PewDiePie has returned to the horror series that arguably launched his career to a whole new level – Amnesia.

Back in 2010, PewDiePie (real name Felix Kjellberg) was all about horror games and one game in particular is perhaps one that is synonymous with the streamer more than most, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a game developed by Friction Games. 

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It’s not only been ten years since PewDiePie originally played Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but it’s also a return for the original developer of the series, Friction Games with the release Amnesia: Rebirth for PC and PlayStation 4 this week. 


So ten years on, PewDiePie has fittingly returned to the series that helped him establish his name with a ‘Let’s Play’ video perfectly entitled “It’s Been Ten Years”. Playing through Amnesia: Rebirth for millions of followers definitely invokes a lot of nostalgia!

Check it out in the video below!

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Despite not developing its 2013 sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (though they did publish it), Friction went on to develop an arguably more disturbing game with 2015’s SOMA, a sci-fi horror set in an underwater facility (not unlike Bioshock in that respect).


If you’ve not played SOMA, I certainly recommend it as I haven’t played too many games that have you questioning your actions quite like this one.  While SOMA does feature more traditional moments of genuine horror, without giving too much away and as cliché as it sounds, the most horrifying moments arguably come from you, the player.

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Personally, I’ve not watched any PewDiePie videos for a very long time, but seeing as I have a soft spot for nostalgia and in particular horror, I might get the kettle on and enjoy the 50+ minute video later tonight.  Also, from what I hear, Amnesia: Rebirth is a return to form for the series, so I may actually check it out for myself too.

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Will you be watching PewDiePie’s playthrough of Amnesia: Rebirth or perhaps you’ve picked up the game for yourself?  Let us know across our social media channels.


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