Welcome to this comprehensive game guide focusing on one of the most daunting parts of Alone in the Dark, the Cellar. Navigating through this part of the game can be quite a challenge, with the dimly lit mysterious corners, threatening rats, and ominous barrels hinting at a secret passage. Fear not! This guide was tailored with utmost precision to aid your journey through the cellar, ensuring that none of its veiled secrets or potential threats stand in your way of advancing in the game.
Keep in mind to tread carefully and utilize your resources wisely to ensure a smooth and productive course of action. This guide provides you a step-by-step walkthrough of the level with an added bonus of a section dedicated solely to answering some of the most hard-pressed queries, designed to resonate with your specific search needs. Let’s begin your journey without further ado and see what lies in the depths of the cellar!
Entering the Cellar
As you enter the cellar be aware of rats present. Though the accompanying monster theme might appear daunting, they aren’t a serious threat unless your energy points are already low. Do note, they’re invincible and thus, maintaining distance is advisable.
Under the stairway, on a shelf, you’ll find 6 bullets for your revolver. Collect these for extra ammunition (optional but recommended).
Accessing the Underground Tunnels (Optional)
This part isn’t necessary for the progression of the game and might risk your survival, so proceed with caution.
Move to the other side of the cellar until you spot two large red barrels with a wooden block on their right.
Take the wooden block but ensure you’re not in the barrels’ path; they’ll roll to the right causing severe damage if they crush you. Saving the game before attempting this can prevent accidental deaths.
Once the barrels have moved, drop the wooden block to reveal a secret passage that leads to an encounter with a deadly worm creature. Run away immediately to avoid death.
Note: This doesn’t aid your game progression because you’d still be able to escape the underground caves later on even without unlocking this passage now.
Finding the Book
Next to the barrels, on a shelf, find a book with extended background information (also optional). When everything is done, leave the cellar by taking the stairway up.
Smoking Room Access
With the key found in Jeremy’s Bedroom, you can now unlock and enter the smoking room’s double doors, leading to Jeremy’s study.
Smoking Room FAQ
How do I survive the rats in the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
Despite the scary music, the rats in the cellar are relatively harmless unless your health is already critically low. They are quite invincible, so the optimal strategy would be to avoid them rather than fight them.
Where can I find extra bullets in the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
Upon entering the cellar, look for a shelf situated almost under the stairway. On this shelf, you will find 6 bullets that can be used to reload your revolver.
Is there a hidden passage in the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
Yes, you can reveal a hidden passage by moving two large red barrels found in the cellar. These barrels are blocked by a wooden block. Once this block is removed, a secret passage will be revealed.
How do I avoid getting crushed by the barrels in the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
When you remove the wooden block from the path of the red barrels in the cellar, be sure to stand out of their way. They roll to the right and can cause significant damage if they crush you.
Is it necessary to open the secret passage in the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
No, it’s not necessary to open the secret passage in the cellar. There’s a dangerous worm creature in the passage which you can avoid by not entering the passage at all. You will be able to escape the caves later on in the game, regardless of whether you have opened this passage or not.
Where can I find extended background information in the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
On a shelf next to the red barrels in the cellar, you will find a book containing extended background information about the game.
How do I exit the cellar in Alone in the Dark?
After completing the tasks in the cellar, you can exit the area by using the stairway to head back up.
How do I unlock the double doors in the smoking room in Alone in the Dark?
The double doors in the smoking room can be unlocked using the key found earlier in Jeremy’s bedroom.