If you’ve already completed Resident Evil 2 and you happen to be a Twitch Prime member looking for something new to play, Christmas has truly come early this year.
As part of their monthly offers, the streaming giant is offering gamers four free games to get their teeth into.
The first of these titles is the puzzle adventure game, Pikuniku by Sectordub. Here, you control the protagonist Piku as he solves puzzles to progress through levels. The majority of the puzzles revolve around pushing blocks to hit switches to get to the next part of the level. The titular character can swing from hooks by lassoing his long legs or curl into a ball and roll, allowing players to reach otherwise inaccessible areas. What’s more, the game can be played co-operatively (locally), with a second player controlling Niku. Through nine levels, both players must work together to reach a boat at the end of the level. Cute, charming and fun, Pikuniku is a great gift for Twitch Prime users.
The second is Dear Esther, a minimalist first-person adventure game. Developed by the Chinese Room, the game has you exploring a mysterious uninhabited island. As you go, you hear an anonymous man read letter fragments to his wife, Esther. As the player reaches new areas, new audio fragments are played, describing various mysterious characters and further deepening the narrative. As you explore the island, you find derelict remains of buildings, a shipwreck, and a cave system adorned with patterns resembling bacteria and chemical diagrams. This mysterious adventure has you interpreting what happens in the game’s conclusion.
Next on the agenda is Downwell. This vertically-scrolling shooter was brought to life by Moppin and is presented with a palette consisting of three colors. The levels are procedurally-generated, having the player encounter large amounts of different enemies. They can be taken out with your trusty gun-boots or by jumping on them. Overall, a nice retro-esque addition for Twitch Prime gamers.
Finally, we have The Flame and the Flood. This quirky game has you attempt to survive a river journey through post-colonial America. The player controls Scout, who rides a boat alongside a trusty dog companion, and must go from land to land, collecting survival supplies to aid her journey.
All of these games are available until February 28th. So, if you’re a Twitch Prime member, hit ’em up! And if not, maybe give Twitch Prime a try.
Do any of the games mentioned above sound like your jam? Let us know in the comments below!
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