How to Get Past a Tough Puzzle in Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Getting stuck on a puzzle ruins the environment of any horror game! You go from afraid to frustrated, and you're less worried about any Grunt or Brute than just being able to move on. Here are a few suggestions that might help you move forward, and get back into the storyline!


  1. 1
    Check your Mementos! By pressing "M" on your keyboard, you can see the most recent notes that your character has written (if any) that could give you a hint of what to do next.
  2. 2
    Check your Notes! By pressing "N", you can see all of the notes you have collected so far. While many of these are storyline-based, and just help to provide background information, some are written to help you get through a puzzle, especially the ones with the recipes for potions!
  3. 3
    Search, search, search! When in doubt, scour the immediate area for any items that you can pick up, any levers to pull, anything! If nothing else, you might find some Tinderboxes or Oil.
  4. 4
    As a last resort, check the Frictional Games forum[1]. If you're stuck, odds are that someone, somewhere has also been stuck, and there's probably a topic that can help.


  • When you're searching, try to conserve oil by turning off your lantern. You'll lose sanity, but your "eyes" will adjust enough to allow you to see moderately well.
  • These tips also apply to any Amnesia Custom Stories that you might be playing, but make sure that if you're searching either on the Frictional Games forum or YouTube, you include the name of the Custom Story.


  • You should still be aware of your surroundings, and ready to run or hide, as some puzzles have a servant (monster) spawn somewhere in your area when you complete the puzzle, or in some cases, while you are figuring it out.

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