You can get SOMA free as part of the GOG Winter Sale! The DRM-free digital game distributors are simply giving the game away to anyone who makes an account and pops on over to their website—but only for a limited time!
SOMA is a game from the developers of the Amnesia franchise and suffice to say, this is a title that you can expect to scare the hell out of you. The underwater facility PATHOS-II is in a little trouble. Communications are down, your food supply is running low, and the machines are starting to go haywire. It certainly sounds like a terrifying situation—and you're stuck in the middle of it. Check out the game's launch trailer before you grab SOMA free over at GOG:
An interesting part of the game is the way that your character Simon interacts with the world. Mouse manipulation is key to getting objects to do what you want as you move throughout PATHOS-II. Our review of the game found it to not be the best method of interacting with a game, but it's certainly an interesting take on the mechanics.
SOMA has more of a narrative focus as compared to previous titles developed by Frictional Games. That means that, yes, it does stray a bit closer to walking simulator territory. Still, there is nonetheless a measure of gameplay here for you to enjoy and it's certainly got a lot more to do than just walking about a spooky underwater habitat.
You can get SOMA free over at GOG as long as you grab it in the next two days. Simply head on over to GOG's website or the store page for SOMA. Don't forget that we're still in the middle of the GOG Winter Sale—there are plenty of great DRM-free games to get at stellar discounts!
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What do you think of GOG giving players SOMA free? Did you like the game as compared to Frictional's previous works? Let us know in the comments below!