Starting next Thursday, October 24th, you can claim both Q.U.B.E. 2 and Layers of Fear for free over on the Epic Games Store. No previous purchase is necessary in order to claim your free games, all you need is a free account and have downloaded the launcher/storefront.
Q.U.B.E. 2 is a first-person physics puzzle/exploration game set on a far-flung planet. The sequel to 2014's sleeper hit Q.U.B.E., Toxic Games once again set a pair of strangers in a supposedly hostile alien landscape. As Amelia Cross, you must use your wits and newfound powers to manipulate your environment in order to find a way off the strange planet. Now featuring a broadly expanded color palette and puzzle mechanics, Q.U.B.E. 2 hoped to expand upon the first in nearly every way. Many reviewers were enamored with the new content and various quality-of-life improvements. You can read our review of Q.U.B.E. 2 here, although our reviewer was not particularly impressed by the game.
The second game on offer is an equally atmosphere but much more spooky first-person adventure game, Layers of Fear. Set in a haunted Victorian mansion, you play as a mentally disturbed painter as he attempts to finish his greatest work, his "magnum opus." Terrorized by the past and his own mental state, players must navigate through the mansion, solving puzzles and exploring the ghostly house. Some reviewers found the atmosphere chilling and immersive, especially coming from developer Bloober Team, one that had never done horror before, although our reviewer found the game fell flat. You can read our own review of Layers of Fear here.
Of course, with the reveal of next week's offerings, we've got a chance to get our hands on this week's: >observer_ and Alan Wake's American Nightmare. A pair of spooky games in order to get you ready for Halloween, the first, >observer_ is Bloober Team's second horror game. Set in a cyberpunk dystopia where you interrogate suspects from within their own minds, it unfolds via a sprawling conspiracy interlaced with family drama. Alan Wake's American Nightmare, on the other hand, is a third-person horror shooter, and a more action-y follow-up to the original Alan Wake, at that. Both of these can be picked up through October 24th at 10 AM CDT.
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