Best PC games New PC games 2020 Best graphics cards Best free PC games Best Warzone loadout for Season 5 Best Minecraft shaders for 1.16.3

8

Freeware Garden: Atticus

Among the 50 games of the Asylum Jam there was only one point-and-click adventure that grabbed me and didn’t let go until I finished it. It was Atticus. A sleek, browser-based adventure of medium length, excellent hand-drawn visuals and a spooky premise.

Looking for more free games? Check out our round up of the best free PC games that you can download and play right now.

In Atticus you play as the good professor Price, who’s living through his worst, most surreal nightmare ever. For, you see, said nasty dream might look lovely and intricate and take place in a sizeable mansion no professor could afford, but it’s also deadly. Should the professor fail to puzzle his way out of there in less than 20 minutes he’ll die. In a surprisingly graphic way too.

And, yes, this does mean Atticus comes with a 20 minutes time limit – which will likely sound despicable to most point-and-clickers out there – but I have to admit the game’s timer works well in its horror setting. It adds a sense of urgency to everything you do and helps you focus on escaping the dreaded mansion instead of looking at everything and trying to fully get the details of the plot.

Even if this limit means you’ll fail to complete the game in your first couple of playthroughs, I strongly believe including it was a smart move.

It even helps you solve the surprisingly involved and well designed puzzles faster than you thought possible. Poisoning guards, deciphering symbols, piecing together codes and even whacking monstrous figures on the head has never been so swiftly accomplished. Not by me at least.

Tagged with , , , , , , , .

If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

12-20
SEPTEMBER
2020
THE WORLD'S
LARGEST DIGITAL
GAMES EVENT
New games | Panels | Let's Plays | Industry Insight | Esports tournaments | Livestreams | Tabletop gaming | Exclusive merch | More!

Who am I?

Konstantinos Dimopoulos

Contributor

More by me

Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more
Please enable Javascript to view comments.

Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.

Advertisement