The 3rd Night Is A Survival-Horror Game Being Offered For Free To PC Users

The 3rd Night Is A Survival-Horror Game Being Offered For Free To PC Users
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Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to put away those survival-horror games. There are still plenty of scares to be had, whether you like battling against terrifying zombies or unlocking truths about a historical and ghostly mansion. The options are pretty endless today, especially on PC.

If you’re looking to add another survival-horror game to the collection at no charge, then feast your eyes on The 3rd Night. This game is completely free to download at the moment. It’s not the longest game with advanced controls, but it definitely is worth checking out if you like the horror genre overall and are looking for a very atmospheric experience.

What’s crazy to fathom is this game was created in just two weeks. The developers Andre Silva and Danilo Dias didn’t have a ton of resources to use at their disposal. And yet, through passion and a pure understanding of the survival-horror genre space, they were able to put together something pretty spectacular.

The premise of the game revolves around a creepy house out in the middle of nowhere. You wake up after a booze-filled night only to find out that the front door is locked. You can’t just open it. Instead, you’ll have to search through the various rooms and hallways to find the key.

This won’t be as simple as stumbling upon in. There are — in fact — a series of puzzles you’ll have to solve. They’re not the most difficult in comparison to others found in games like Resident Evil, but they will require you to think.

While you’re doing that, you’ll enjoy the creepy visuals scattered all throughout the house. The visuals aren’t that sharp, but their gritty nature really do give this game a lot of personality. It’s a throwback to the horror games you would expect to play a couple of decades ago.

The very nature of exploring the house — not really sure of what’s around the corner  — is a fun experience. You get the sense that something bad is about to happen from start to finish. It’s a pretty fun game that won’t take up a lot of space on your computer.

If you enjoy the horror genre or just want to see if you can escape the house, The 3rd Night can be found with a simple Google search. Once on the main page, you’ll be prompted to the download.