By Michael Fontanini / September 15th, 2015
For those of you who still haven’t played this incredibly creepy game, now’s your chance. As part of this week’s Midweek Madness sale, Steam is letting you grab a free copy of Amesia: The Dark Descent. At the time of this writing, you have just over 19 hours left to grab your free copy. This is one of those rare extra-awesome deals. Having played the entire game myself, I can tell you that it really is that creepy. It uses ambiance and your own imagination to scare you more than cheap jump scares like many other horror games have done. I know what you’re thinking, “but once you’ve beaten the game you know where all the monsters are so it won’t be as scary.” This is true, but the game has a free editor and so there are plenty of custom campaigns available online to play through as well.
Once a lot of time has passed, you’ll have forgotten the exact locations of most of the monsters in the official campaign so you’ll be able to play that again, with the fear. Of course you could always take things up a notch and play Amnesia: The Dark Descent in a virtual reality headset instead of just on your computer screen. I’ve never done that as I don’t have such a headset, but it would certainly put you more deeply into the incredibly creepy world of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is one of the creepiest game’s I’ve played, and I like that it doesn’t just rely heavily on jump scares as some games have done.
Also, if you want more free games, BundleStars.com (along with PC Gamer) is giving away one free game for each of the next 4 weeks. This week’s free game from them is a steampunk RPG called Skyborn. It’s a classical top-down style RPG but with a more modernized graphical style. You play as Claret Spencer, the star mechanic of an independent repair shop, but she soon finds herself drawn into an “epic” city-wide conflict that’s “going to take a lot more than elbow grease to fix”. Go to the link at the top of this paragraph to get your free copy of Skyborn if you want one, and check back at that link each of the next 3 weeks to see what games Bundle Stars and PC Gamer will give away next!
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