** Most Innovative iPhone Game of 2015 ** - Apple

“Dark Echo is a brilliant, unique, and incredibly tense must-have masterpiece.” 5/5 - TouchArcade

“A masterful execution of minimalist design… play this with headphones, in the dark, alone.” - Indie Game Enthusiast

“One of the creepiest and most creative horror games on the App Store.” 4.5/5 - 148Apps


Trapped in darkness, you must use visualized sound to guide your way through threatening environments. The sounds you create will bounce off obstacles, revealing the shape of the surrounding world. It won't be long before your only way of sensing the world attracts a horrifying evil that devours both sound and souls.

Survive through 80 levels that will make your heart race and leave you with an irrational fear of red lines. A foreboding soundscape, best experienced with headphones, sets the tone for your journey. Explore, solve puzzles, and most importantly - stay alive.


No advertisements, no in-app purchases.

Designed for iPhone 4 and above.

* This game relies on the visualization of sound and cannot be played with audio only. It is not recommended for blind players.


What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

flubber2kool ,

Can I have my nerves back?

I’m on the ‘Labyrinth’ level My headphones turned up full. Each footstep echos in my head. Each time I let a large location echo go off it sounds like a whip crack in my headphones at full volume. My breathing sounds really loud as I lie in bed in my room with nothing but the strange white red and yellow lines bouncing over the screen, trying to show me where not to go. The strange sound of the ‘red means dead’ blobby lines on the screen making the atmosphere even more suspenseful.

The fact that this is all you get on the screen makes for a really great game. Some levels you walk quite purposefully, others more stealth is required. Same with the echos sent out. Really there’s no such thing as run in this game. It’s more walk very quickly in the opposite direction to the moving red thing on the screen. You will die at some point. On some levels this might happen more than once. This can be quite disconcerting as you only make footsteps. So hearing your character cry as he dies gets to you. At least it got to me.

This is one game I would definitely say needs headphones. At first I tried without then put them on. Having them gets you more immersed in the game. It’s well worth putting the time in for this game. I’m glad I picked it up.

Viva la Vidal loca ,

OMG so terrifying but amazing at the same time

What a fantastic yet terrifying game to play it's makes me feel like I'm actually in the game with all the sound effects that is in the game, this is one truly a great game to play so people around the world please download this game and you are in for the experience of a lifetime and you are in for a treat.

JoshDaly04 ,

Really good

Overall it’s a great game. I’ve discovered a glitch in the game tho, could you please contact me so I can tell you because I don’t want to say it on here


RAC7 Games
99.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes


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