Much like the fight between the Hatfields and McCoys, gamers have been at each other’s throats for years about consoles. PlayStation is the best, Xbox is the best…and so it goes forever and ever. Well, I am here as a representative of the Sony army to show why PlayStation Network is boss: the Amnesia Collection.
When you have a PS Plus membership, every month Playstation will put two or more games for free in the PS store. Some months are better than others which is bound to happen. Last month I was able to pick up Assassins Creed Freedom Cry and Just Cause 3 free of charge.
I’ve also picked up Transformers and Life is Strange as well as a number of amazing indie games. They give you access to free social gaming and exclusive betas. They really have outdone themselves this month by offering the ENTIRE Amnesia collection.
Take a moment to get those tits nice and calm and reread what I just laid down. Three games, all free for the month of October. If you need some spooky scary gaming action, PSN has you more than covered. For those of you that have never played Amnesia, there are three games in the series: The Dark Descent, Justine and A Machine for Pigs.
The first in the series is Amnesia: The Dark Descent, where you play a man named Daniel. Daniel has awoken in a castle and can only remember his name, where he lives and that something is after him. That is literally all you have to go on. Since there is no fighting mechanic in the game, it is a literal survival horror as you piece together your past and try to find “Alexander,” the man who seems responsible.
In Amnesia: Justine, a very Saw-like experience ensues. Originally made as an expansion for The Dark Descent, this game follows Justine, a woman who purposely makes herself forget by drinking a potion. When she wakes up, she relies on recordings of herself to guide her through a maze that will either kill or save the people imprisoned with her based on her choices.
In the final game, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, you play Oswald Mandus who is recovering from a long illness after traveling abroad. He receives word that his two sons are trapped below him in an underground “machine” and he must get it working again to save them. To get to them, however, he must make it past the Manpigs, humanoid piggy monstrosities that wander the bowels of the building below him.
If that doesn’t sound like a bitchin’ Halloween time, I don’t know what does. For those of you with PS Plus, pick up the Amnesia collection for free while you still can. And those of you who don’t, all three games are available on Steam to purchase for $19.99. Now, get to surviving!