Humble Bundle free games “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” + “Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs”

It’s been a bit quiet this month in blogging (mainly due to some time-consuming Borderlands play), so let’s slowly build up writing momentum with short gaming news, this time about Humble Bundle‘s giveaway of the two Amnesia games.

As the offer is only available until tomorrow, I’ll keep this short, especially since I already covered both titles in their respective reviews. Amnesia: The Dark Descent mixes Gothic horror with a fair bit of (backtracking) puzzle solving, taking up the hide-and-run-from-enemies mechanics of Frictional Games‘ previous Penumbra Collection. Playing with psychological horror that makes the protagonist hallucinate works pretty well and even if the story and characters aren’t perfect, it still remains a great addition to the survival horror genre.

Official website

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is more of an exploration game that is lacking in scares and especially puzzles. While the writing is quite good, it’s also a bit pretentious at times, which might have to do with the involvement of The Chinese Room, a developer that has a penchant for art games. Playing more like a short story with an exceptional soundtrack, it still keeps that sense of Gothic horror and offers a few narrative surprises, but one shouldn’t expect the same thrills and chills as in the original.

Official website

As both games are available for free in a collection, there’s really no excuse to avoid them anymore, even if one only receives a Steam code.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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