In 2010, the mother of all modern day horror games was released into the world. Amnesia: The Dark Descent was Frictional Games’ second major release after Penumbra: Overture, and it spearheaded the first-person survival horror game movement that shortly came after. And now you too can experience the horror for yourself courtesy of Humble Bundle! Head on over to their website to grab the collection for free.
The collection includes the original Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Be quick though – this offer is only good until the end of tomorrow. Once you claim the offer, you’ll receive a Steam key in an e-mail from Humble Bundle. If you have one game or the other, this key will unlock whichever game you don’t own.
If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Amnesia, let’s bring you up to speed. Taking place during the early 1800’s in London, Amnesia: The Dark Descent put you in the shoes of Daniel. He awakens in the dark and abandoned halls of the Prussian Brennenburg Castle with no recollection of the events leading up to the present. All he can remember is his name and that he lives in Mayfair. He finds a note written to himself which tells him that he erased his memory on purpose and that he must travels to the inner halls of the castle to find the truth.
With a cryptic beginning, Amnesia: The Dark Descent begins proper and it won the hearts of gamers all around thanks to its undeniably creepy setting, a good mixture of foreboding atmosphere and high-octane nightmare fuel, and its dark and twisted story. Amnesia is actually a pretty important game as it started the popular trend of YouTubers and streamers doing “Let’s Play” videos for horror games, which is still well alive today.
Don’t hesitate – grab the game, turn down the lights, and get ready for an enthralling and horrifying adventure!