Welcome to this weekโ€™s installment of F2P Friday, where we highlight our favorite Free-2-Play games. The video game market is oversaturated, and sometimes hidden gems can fall through the cracks. This is where we do all the digging for you and feature a new F2P game every week that we know you will enjoy. Letโ€™s dive in!

Amarok Dreams
The monster chasing you in Amarok Dreams.

The monster chasing you in Amarok Dreams.

The Basics

Spooky season is upon us and to help you celebrate, we bring you Amarok Dreams. KirleyGames, PartumGameTutorials and MaXoMeR Games have come together to remake The Dream Theory in order to enhance the horror. The remake was released on PC through Steam on October 6, 2020. Players take control of Henry Clayton, the son of the new headmaster of Saint Allison. Mysterious events took place at the school and now something is haunting Henry. Amarok Dreams is broken into three chapters. They swap between investigating and running from the monster outside of Henry’s house and then trying to hide from the monster at night in Henry’s bed.

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During the investigation level players need to find tapes and documents that help to further explain the story. It is here where we learn why the school was initially closed and possibly how this monster came into existence. Players need to keep an eye out as the monster lurks behind fallen trees just waiting to jump out and grab you. When it comes time to sleep at night, the monster is there waiting. Here players will need to keep an eye out for the monster lurking in doorways, vents and even at the end of the bed. If the monster gets too close, the player needs to dive under the bed until he goes away. Successfully survive three nights or this horror and you are home free. Or are you?

Why You Should Play

If jump-scares are up your alley, then Amarok Dreams is the game to play. That creepy monster seems to be lurking around every corner just waiting to spook you. Then at night, he pops up in random places in your room hoping to catch you off guard. The bedtime portion of each chapter is what really got me. It felt like the longest three minutes in my life. Plus, I spent my childhood asking my parents to look under the bed for the boogieman. So, having to relive that in a video game was pretty horrifying. Then add in the creepy music that plays throughout and it’s like every nightmare I have ever had.

When KirleyGames, PartumGameTutorials and MaXoMeR Games decided to bring more horror to Amarok Dreams, they definetly succeded. The VHS graphics reminded me of Five Nights at Freddys mixed with the ability to explore a bit more. The story is simple but adds to the horror by making you question what is really happening. Does this monster really exsist? Why is he trying to kill us? What really happened in the school all those years ago? As the final scenes come to a close we are left with another unanswered question and a simple to be continued. I guess we will just have to wait to find out if this is really just a bad dream.

 

 

Julia Roth
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