** 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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Ratings and Reviews
A chilling reminder that the threats you don’t see can be the most terrifying, Dark Echo drops you into a pitch-black room with only sounds and vague outlines to guide you. Before long, you’ll be clinging to every little noise and flash of light, hoping to avoid buzzing flies and angry growls. And when you finally reach the unlatching door that leads to the next area, you’ll feel an exhilarating jolt of pure glee.
Awesome yet a bit scary
As a developer myself my first thought when I saw this game featured was, “Those echo effects are soooo cool!” And after buying it I gotta say this is very well made. I never been a fan of scary movies nor especially games, but I love puzzles (Monument Valley is a fav) and avoiding red stuff you can’t see didn’t seem that scary. I have bought it now, love the price btw, and surprised myself that that aspect is actually a bit scary. I’m good and think this game is awesome! But if you really don’t like horror (I wasn’t exactly frightened just nervous- I’m very competitive) even if it doesn’t seem all that creepy— beware.
Suggestions for new features.
Ok, I love this game, but it’s sometimes glitchy and always annoying. I’m just salty because it’s hard, but seriously one time I threw a rock and lead all of the monsters into one corner, and when I lead all of the back, one of them teleported or something. There was still one there when they clearly all left. (I counted) It’s a great concept, but maybe a level maker would be cool. I understand if you can’t implement my ideas, but I just think it would make the game a little bit more interesting. I’m stuck on level XXXIII and it’s glitchy as heck. If it’s not the glitches, I’m just dumb but I seriously don’t know how to beat it. I looked up a walkthrough and still couldn’t beat it, so I might delete it. But anyway, it’s a good game that needs more features.
The developer, RAC7 Games, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- RAC7 Games
- 99.5 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 9.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2013 RAC7 Games
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.