The Survival-Horror Title Amnesia: The Dark Descent Is Now Free On The Epic Games Store

The Survival-Horror Title Amnesia: The Dark Descent Is Now Free On The Epic Games Store
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The Epic Games Store has really come through for PC gamers during the coronavirus pandemic. As people are having to stay inside for safety reasons, gamers have been able to come to this platform and pick up a lot of great free offerings.

A new bunch is currently available right now, and one of them includes a survival-horror game called Amnesia: The Dark Descent. If you like frights and chills, then you’ll have a blast with this title from Frictional Games that debuted all the way back in 2010. It’s an oldie, but a horror goody.

Shot from a first-person perspective, this game does an amazing job at immersing you in creepy environments and making you question your own sanity. It’s like a living nightmare you can’t wait to escape from. The game is broken down into three main activities: Exploring, experiencing, and surviving.

You get to play as a young man named Daniel, who’s just found himself in some mysterious castle. Unaware of how he got here, he must move throughout the castle searching for clues. Along the way, he’ll stumble upon haunting memories that he long forget. In this way, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is very psychological. You’ll get to explore the human psyche in a novel way that may bring forth some noteworthy revelations of your own.

The 3D graphics are amazing in this game and so are the sound effects. They can be attributed to a novel sound system that really immerses you in the environments. It’s almost unsettling to the point where you want to take a break from the action. Interestingly enough, this game is just one long experience. There are no cut-scenes to give you a breather. It’s thus an emotional ride from start to finish.

The horror elements are also great in that you don’t have a lot of resources. You’ll simply have to be strategic with when you move when dark threats lurk around the corner. The limited resources really enhance the tension as you know you’ll be outmatched should you stumble upon something monstrous.

If you enjoy survival-horror games, then this title is definitely refreshing. It has a slower pace that gradually builds up to some pretty memorable moments. Now you can experience the creepy, well-detailed environments for absolutely no charge on the Epic Games Store. Just make sure you’re ready for a thrilling adventure that you can’t stop once you start.