Welcome to this week’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. Let’s dive in!

Blameless
A mysterious shed in Blameless.

A mysterious shed in Blameless.

The Basics

We are getting spooky for this week’s F2P game! Blameless is an adventure horror game from developer Vaclav Hudec. He released the game for PC on Steam back in October 2016. The story follows young architect Garrett Malcolm. He receives an offer to inspect the interior of a game that is currently under construction. He jumps on the offer and goes to visit the site. While conducting his walkthrough of the site, he sees a red stain on the floor. While trying to inspect it, he is hit in the back of the head and collapses.

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Garrett awakes a few hours later, finding himself locked in the room he collapsed in. This is where players finally get to take control. Using items found throughout the house, players will need to unlock doors, boxes and make their way to freedom. But be mindful, you never really know what is lurking behind the next corner. The real twist comes when Garrett finds a dead body hidden in one of the rooms. Did he kill her or is there something else out there?

Why You Should Play

Blameless is similar to both Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2. The horrifying feeling that settles into the pit of your stomach as Garrett awakens in this unknown place stays with you the entire game. It also features puzzles that require items within the world. When navigating through the first room, the player needs to use tools to bend a metal rod into a key. This key is then used to pull down the attic steps in order to move into the next section.

Every time I entered a new room, dread would set in. What or who would I find waiting for me? Was that someone back in that corner or are my eyes playing tricks on me? When it comes to nailing that horror atmosphere, Vaclav Hudec and Blameless do it flawlessly. I found myself hiding behind crates and barrels afraid of what was going to come next. This is the perfect game to enjoy during the final days of the spookiest season of the year.

 

 

Julia Roth
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