With so many garbage free-to-play games in the Steam Library, it can be a challenge to find something that’s fun to play. Luckily, i’ve compiled found 5 games that are both entertaining and completely free! Check out my list below! A word of warning though. Some of these are not suitable for children to play.
1. Doki Doki Literature Club (Dating Sim, Psychological horror)
Let’s start with the game that is probably the most famous. I felt uncomfortable throughout my time playing this game. I’m not really one for dating sim games and this basically starts out like one. However, once you get further into it, things start getting weird. And even more unsettling.
2. the static speaks my name (Psychological horror)
I’m sticking with the weird vibe at the moment, just so I can get it out of the way. the static speaks my name is a short game that starts out fairly normal and then basically tips over the edge into crazy. The graphics are incredibly clunky but this actually adds to the creepy vibe. Thankfully it does have multiple endings so there is replay value.
3. The Plan (Flying Simulator?)
This game is also super short. I wouldn’t actually call it a game, more of an experience. Probably one that you can sit down and get done in less than 10 minutes? Despite the short length, I really enjoyed my time with The Plan. I can’t say that the ending is life-changing but it did make me sit back and think…”Huh? That was unexpected.” There’s also something that happens after the game has ended that does make it worth playing through again one last time.
4. Emily is Away (Visual novel, Romance)
Out of everything on this list, ‘Emily Is Away’ is my favourite. Since I grew up in the 90’s and 00’s this game brings back a flood of nostalgia. The chunky Windows 2000-esque graphics and pop culture references of that time speaks volumes to me. It has the nice touch of making you type on your keyboard to reply to characters, even though what you say is mostly fixed.
5. Endless Sky (Space Sim)
It blows my mind that a game this deep is available for free. My first time with this game consisted of flying around for a bit trying to work out the controls, failing at everything and ultimately getting blown to smithereens. I promptly began the game again, fixed my initial mistakes because I knew what I was doing and then lost 1.5 hours of my life. I’ve not played such a time sink since Stardew Valley.
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