Observer and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Now Free on the Epic Games Store


Observer and Alan Wake's American Nightmare are the two new games available for free via the Epic Games store for this week. They'll be up for grabs to be permanently kept in your library until October 24th, when they'll get replaced by Layers of Fear Master Edition and Q.U.B.E. 2.

Observer is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team (Layers of Fear), featuring the great Rutger Hauer. It launched in August 2017 and Francesco enjoyed it, as you can read in his review.

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Observer is a very interesting first person adventure game featuring a well-crafted setting and characters as well as the team's signature transitions, which manage to carry everything forward in spite of the gameplay which gets slightly repetitive over time. While the single elements may not be particularly original, the sum of the parts more than makes up for it, making Observers a worthy purchase for fans of psychological horror and dystopian settings.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is another horror game, a standalone spin-off follow-up to Alan Wake, released by Remedy a couple of years after the original. Here's the official description you can find on the store page:

In this brand new standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping on point for new players!
Key Features:
  • Play the full-fledged Story Mode: You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you fight to stop your murderous evil double to take back your life... and change reality itself!
  • Fight till dawn arcade mode: In the action-packed Arcade Mode, you’ll need to master the Fight with Light mechanic to stay alive until dawn and beat your friends on theLeaderboards. Can you survive until sunrise?
  • Face the darkness: Twisted and dangerous enemies stalk you in the shadows. Dispatch them with the powerful arsenal of weapons at your disposal.

As a reminder, Remedy recently got the publishing rights back from Microsoft, which means we might get more Alan Wake from them at last.