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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews of Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Reviews about the gameplay and graphics are generally positive. The design and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the action and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on People really like the graphics and price. The size and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the action and reliability, while the controls and usability get mixed views.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Gustavo Lequerica-Calvo (

DS Games Review: Hotel Dusk


One of the greatest games in any Nintendo platform is Hotel Dusk: Room 215, because it has great noir themes and an amazing detective story where the player takes the role of Kyle Hyde a former NYPD who is now a door to door salesman trapped in the...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Steven Chan (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - DS review at Thunderbolt Games



Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Leyton (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Review


Nintendo offers an intriguing tale of theft, forgery, and secrets; just remember to pack your reading glasses...

Gripping storyline ; Majority of puzzles are well thought out ; Well suited to the DS

Perhaps too much dialogue ; Plodding tempo at times ; Linear structure restricts player's choices

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is undeniably a brave idea with occasionally clever execution. Unfortunately, the overall experience is bogged down with too much dialogue despite its novel influences, and an unfulfilled demand for something to actually play.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Mikey Dowling (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215


What happens when you take a gritty mystery and complement it with a text-heavy, pseudo-point and click game? Well, you get the compelling Hotel Dusk: Room 215 from Nintendo and Cinq. It seems that Cinq has come a long way with their take on the point...

Linearity and an ending that makes you want more aside, Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a wonderful addition to the text-based/point and click adventure game genre. Cinq really has raised the bar with what can be done with a type of DS game that hasn?t been...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Keith C. Smith (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on Nintendo DS


Staying the Night

As far as adventure games go, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, brings some new ideas to the table, but I feel the makers were so caught up showing you something new that they forgot that you might want a little more influence over it all. Still, if you’re the...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Dennis Rubinshteyn (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215


Around the time the Nintendo DS was released, there was a text-adventure game titled Sprung. Unfortunately, it was a terrible game that made the genre look bad, and it should rot in the ground. The following year, Nintendo released a point-and-click...

I greatly enjoyed Hotel Dusk, and I respect Cing's work even more. The story was engrossing, getting me engaged from start to finish, and the 2D styles on the characters and environments gave the game some charm. It's unfortunate that the game suffers...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Randy Sluganski (

Hotel Dusk Room 215


If you are a die-hard adventure gamer and you own a Sony PSP, well, what can I say except that you're a putz. But if your choice of handhelds is the Nintendo DS then you're already aware of its rapidly increasing library of adventure games. Trace...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : John Dougherty (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215


More fun than free HBO and a stocked minibar.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Morganti (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215


If you're a fan of adventure games, you've probably had at least one experience (if not half a dozen) of going into a store, asking for a game, and getting a blank stare from the clerk. I'm so used to this by now that it doesn't faze me, which is why I...

Well-paced mystery story, engaging characters, lots of exploration

Mundane puzzles that aren't well integrated into the story, clunky navigation

Hotel Dusk is another good DS release from Cing. The game is entertaining, and a worthwhile purchase for any DS owner who enjoys a lot of story in their games and doesn't mind the occasional lame puzzle.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Adam Smith (

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) Review


Mystery? The only mystery here is why don't you own this game yet?

Dusk is worth the scratch. While not everyone will love it, its one of those games so different you should try it anyways. Dusk is easy to like and easier to want to get more of. Still, everyone’s a critic these days and there are some people slinging...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

Kyle Hyde, a disgraced New York detective turned salesman, arrives at a run-down Los Angeles inn called Hotel Dusk. Once there, Kyle soon becomes involved in a 30-year-old mystery that involves lies, betrayal, kidnapping, and murder. And over the course of the night, he will also discover something very special about Room 215... a room that is said to grant wishes. But who is Kyle Hyde? Why is he haunted by his past? And what happened in Room 215? Only by taking stylus in hand and navigating through the story's twists and turns can you learn the answers.


Elements:Adventure - first person adventure
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Room 215
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hotel Dusk


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - adventure