Free Steam Key For Nosferatu: Wrath Of Malachi

We’ve got 250,000 free Steam keys to give away for Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi [Steam page]. It’s a survival horror first-person shooter that is, according to its Steam reviews, quite good. More importantly: it’s free.

Just enter your email in the box below and, well, that’s it update: give permission to a Facebook app called “Coupons” to see your public profile (typically your basic details: name, age, gender and profile pic). You can remove the app again afterwards by going to your Facebook app settings. The key will be emailed to you in short order and the widget will shut up shop once the keys are all gone. Also there’s a button to like us on Facebook. You like us, don’t you? Oh go on. Alright stop that’s too much.

We’re running this giveaway with Bundle Stars, who work directly with game developers to create big value Steam game bundles and individual deals. At the moment, they’re offering the Killer Bundle 3, which has Planetary Annihilation, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, Of Orcs And Men and 7 more games for $4.99 / £3.99.

That is all.

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75 Comments

  1. Wowbagger says:

    I feel a bit grubby after that interaction – Like I’m in need of a good scrubbing.

  2. Da5e says:

    “Just enter your email in the box below and, well, that’s it.”

    Apart from the Facebook bits, you mean?

    • ScubaMonster says:

      Yeah that is a bit misleading. I’m not going to sign up for a key through some FB Coupons app. Not exactly the same as just entering an email address.

      • Slazia says:

        Yup. It should have been far more clear in the introduction. Disappointed with RPS for this. Think this might well be the first time.

    • Alex Bakke says:

      Yes, apart from the Facebook bits. They’re not required.

      • robby5566 says:

        They most certainly are. Maybe you don’t have to like their pages, you do have to give some weird third party permission to access your profile.

        • Alex Bakke says:

          Not in my case. I literally put my email in, unticked the “Please send me more news” option, and then clicked “send my key”. No permissions required.

          • Vesuvius says:

            If you already have granted access to coupons, it won’t ask you again. That may be why you didn’t see it.

        • Bereil says:

          Deleted the app right after. Though I’m sure it sucked up whatever little information I keep public anyway.

      • mxmissile says:

        “Coupons” app needs access to your facebook profile… no thanks.

    • Dawngreeter says:

      Yeah, I’d rather pay 9e than open a Facebook profile.

      Still, if someone happens to have a Facebook profile already, this is a good deal.

      • PerspectiveDesigns says:

        You know you can make a facebook and have it not linked to you at all? I’ve got one under a fake name that I only use for purposes like this.

        • Dawngreeter says:

          I know. I just don’t want to remove aliasing facebook.com as 127.0.0.1 on my computer. It’s pretty effective at shutting down facebook crap.

    • slerbal says:

      Yep, indeed. Thanks but no. I already Support RPS but I no longer use Facebook so certainly won’t be authorising the app. However it’s only a free game so I’m not too bothered, though I think you could have been a bit more up front about the FB requirements in the post.

      I think I am more concerned about my apparent drive to try and get a free copy of a game I’ve never heard of… bundles/steam/my psyche what have you done to me? :)

    • anduin1 says:

      I mean yea but how does everyone not have a fake facebook for all these bs sign ins that sites want these days? I wouldn’t want my actual FB page to reflect any of the stuff I do on the internet :)

    • Graham Smith says:

      Hey! Sorry, I didn’t initially notice that it required the authorisation of a Facebook app. I’ve added details of that to the post now.

  3. Wowbagger says:

    *Oh edit of the non ninja variety*

    Monster, monster, monster!

  4. padger says:

    I’d say the more important news here is that cheap Call Of Pripyat. RPS reader and you don’t own CoP? Buy it!

  5. Jip says:

    Why is it always “Like me on Facebook to get stuff… ” ?

    It’s free, but with conditions – so it’s not free.

    • Jalan says:

      You needn’t click the like buttons for either of them. You do, apparently, have to grant the Coupons app access to your profile.

      • Jip says:

        Thank you, but I won’t jump through blatant social media hoops to give a virtual handjob to anyone, even if there’s a reach-around, sorry, work-around.

        This is as deserving of a disclaimer as much as advertising a well known Mexican tortilla chip. As much for self respect as for professional integrity.

  6. go4brendon says:

    I would have been excited about 10 years ago with my Voodoo Banchee.

    • Atomic Playboy says:

      You were still gaming with a Banshee in 2005?

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      Eleven says:

      Ah, the Voodoo Banshee, the best videocard to have a name that sounds like it should be a female punk band.

      • Dawngreeter says:

        Horror Punk or Deathrock, either could work.

        …and now I’m sad that’s not actually true :(

  7. badmothergamer says:

    Am I correct that if I don’t have a facebook account I can’t get this? Every time I hit submit a popup, ummm, pops up, asking for facebook credentials.

    • badmothergamer says:

      Thank you for updating the article to include the fb requirement. This game doesn’t interest me enough to create a fake fb page for it but the clarification is appreciated.

  8. dangermouse76 says:

    Nice thanks. Oh no it wants facebook access !
    Get key go to facebook revoke app….done. If that’s your thing.
    Facebook contains no info I dont want the world to see or have.

  9. namad says:

    I am very very disappointed in this article, entering my email was not all that was asked. This game looks pretty awful. Absolutely not worth linking some shady facebook app to my account.

    Someone on staff at RPS should know better than to pollute their readers time this way.

  10. razgon says:

    Are we SURE this isn’t some sort of hacking of RPS? It seems extremely fishy!

  11. Kefren says:

    Mmm, unclear – do you have to enable a Facebook app or not?
    It’s a good game, I completed it twice. Not perfect but I almost guarantee that you’ll jump at some point. It can be tense.

  12. Veav says:

    Huh. This has actually converted me into an RPS detractor. gg marketing.

  13. Vesuvius says:

    I’m not happy with RPS doing giveaways this way. Trying to get you to trade your privacy for a key is sleazy.

  14. GunnerMcCaffrey says:

    I think I speak for us all when I say I’m absolutely enraged at RPS for forcing me to accept this free game and compromising the former bastion of privacy and discretion that was facebook. MY 17 TWITTER FOLLOWERS SHALL HEAR OF THIS

  15. Pointy says:

    This is a bit sad RPS.

    I don’t facebook and don’t really want to.

    You should really point this out beforehand.

    It’s not a big deal but this is my comment.

  16. Not_Id says:

    “It’s a survival horror first-person shooter that is, according to its Steam reviews, quite good.”

    Really RPS! lmao At least review it for us! :)

  17. Darth Gangrel says:

    I don’t like this mandatory coupon access thingy either, but now I’ve got my key and removed that app from my facebook account all is good.

    I played the demo once and thought it was awfully obtuse, didn’t know where to go or how to battle the enemies. I opened a door and then I was dead or I walked around a bit and then got a message that one of the family members I was supposed to save had now died. Yeah, great.

    Still, it’s been a long time since that and demos aren’t always the best way to ascertain if a game is good. Since it’s also mine to play for free, I might get back to it… in a year or two, lol. I have so many other games that I know I’ll like, so I don’t have to bother trying out games I only *might* like.

    Therefore, if anyone dislikes this whole giveaway and wants a free key to the game, let me know and I’ll give you mine. Of course, I’ll need some way to send it to you personally, because just writing here in the comments section will allow anybody to grab it.

    • GunnerMcCaffrey says:

      It’s actually pretty good once you get used to its way of thinking, and accept that it’s in an awkward evolutionary gap between ’90s FPSs and modern roguelites. Get thee to GameFAQs or something similar for understanding the mechanics then have at it.

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    Gnarl says:

    Seems to require Facebook. Brrrrr.

    Also that paragraph that describes Bundlestars sounds a bit weird.

  19. John O says:

    Well, look at it this way. This is my guess. An educated one though.
    The keys aren’t free for BundleStars, and RPS needs money too. They have kids, you know. Fluffy Cacodemon kids.
    Anyway, you’ve gotta count those keys, and you’ve gotta make sure those counts are unique, else one guy could swoop up all of them and resell them or whatever. Now to avoid creating a site that takes a login and has a system for counting and all of that, which wouldn’t come for free either, they use a third party platform. And that platform happens to use Facebook, since chances are people have a Facebook account, and also because Facebook has an API that lets your application see if it has a unique user with an account, while not giving the application more information than it needs (ideally). There’s a bigger threshold for people to cross if they had to sign up to a new Coupon site they didn’t know, and they’d have to deal with some technical issues that they don’t have if they use Facebooks infrastructure.

    • Graham Smith says:

      Pretty much. We’ve used a different service for free giveaways previously and found the keys then on sale via key resellers shortly afterwards. Which means essentially that bots got them and not readers.

      • April March says:

        I appreciate and understand your situation, while remaining irate that, as far as your system is concerned, I’m a bot, because I don’t have a FB account.

    • wu wei says:

      This is all true, however personally I don’t want to see a closed identity service have such an authentication monopoly and I refuse to create a fake account because it only serves to further support Facebook’s stranglehold. I know I’m pretty much pissing into the ocean here in terms of making an impact but at least I can be a conscientious objector.

      So it’s not really an issue in the case of a free game, it’s more annoying in the increasing number of online apps that require it, but it’s outright chilling that the only way I can openly engage in dialogue with a number of government institutions & elected officials is via Facebook. I guess I could always learn to love Big Brother but no, I know how that story ends.

  20. Siresly says:

    That’s a lot of keys. Like, this game will never be able to get sold for money again. Probably won’t have to worry about getting PT’d though.
    ——

    I eventually surrendered to Facebook. Set up an account specifically for dumb marketing garbage/raffles and giveaways like this.

    Logged in for the first time in a year or something. Auto-complete actually makes it kind of fun to weave together a random bullshit story. Blahg Blah learned to play Satanic Black Metal In Hell on the sitar, on the same day he moved to Italy from Bangladesh after having grown up in Russia, whilst somehow working in Brazil. She’s a very complicated person. Hopefully marketers will find this information useful.

    • BiPolar says:

      The game was released in 2003 – don’t think they’re planning on too many more sales.

  21. camdenbuzard says:

    well I was all set to explain how everybody on the Internet was wrong, that I got a key without giving the coupon app access, etc, etc.

    Turns out I had previously given it access, like, a super long time ago.

  22. NathaI3 says:

    Am I on the right website? This is pretty awful stuff RPS

  23. ButteringSundays says:

    This is some sleazy nonsense RPS.

    Also 250,000 is kind of a meaningless limit isn’t it?

    What you’ve *actually* posted here is a data capture form for *somebody else* and the carrot that’s being dangled is valueless. Why did you even post this? Is it sponsored content?

    • Already Gone says:

      ButteringSundays has it exactly right, I think — this is dressed up like it’s some obscure gem that we’re getting for free as a limited giveaway, but is in fact a scheme to arbitrage keys that were never going to sell for personal information that will definitely be sold. Might as well ask me to attend a free seminar about timeshares.

      I am a paid supporter of RPS, I’m happy to give them money if they need to pay the bills. This ostensible giveaway is a pretty awful way to raise funds.

  24. Epicedion says:

    Can a game no one has ever heard of afford to give away 250,000 copies? Is this a scam? It feels like a scam.

  25. Conundrummer says:

    I’m not sure if I missed it, or if it’s because I used an email not tied into anything Facebook, or if they merely changed something in the last several minutes…

    … but all I did was enter my email address, uncheck some boxes on the same screen, and it sent me an email with a key. I even double-checked Facebook, and there was no “Coupons” app or anything like that. Huh.

  26. anduin1 says:

    Thanks for the freebie, all of you complaining about facebook get yourselves a fake account and just dump all the login stuff to that one.

  27. suibhne says:

    RPS, that app is scummy and rarely works right.
    I’ve been really critical of BundleStars for using it, and PCGamer’s associated promotions have generally caused more ill will than good among its user community. Please reconsider this promotion for the future (and while you’re at it, tell BundleStars that this platform sucks).

  28. Pazguato says:

    Agreed.

  29. Scorpion says:

    you are crazy.250.000 steam keys?woowww.

  30. AngoraFish says:

    Giving away a 12 year old game in exchange for my personal info and facebook likes, that’s some desperation right there…

  31. RobF says:

    Yeah, another vote for wanting you to avoid these promotions in future. It’s been really nice that to date that RPS has been one of the few places I can come to to get away from this sort of “trade your social stuff for a ‘free’ videogame” thing or “this week on Green Man Gaming”, y’know? This is essentially email harvesting for bundle stars newsletters first, free game second.

    There’s an old Matt Gemmell piece which kinda sums up how I feel about them more eloquently than I could: link to mattgemmell.com

  32. ProApocalyptic says:

    Asking people to authorize a weird “coupons” app (even if it only viewing your public profile) seems super dodgy. I’ve got a fake facebook account for this kind of thing, but it still feels gross. I do appreciate the free game, though.

  33. Ricc says:

    Pretty cool game. Somehow this is the first time I’ve heard of it. Reminds me a lot of Clive Barker’s Undying, which was also great.

  34. Ejia says:

    Ah, well, this is why one has a fake/placeholder facebook profile.

  35. TheSplund says:

    Not doing it if it means signing up to Facebook – won’t even consider a fake profile either

  36. hercratoras says:

    Whats up with the code ? I click the “get key” button and literally nothing happens. I tried to search the app Coupons on FB manually without any luck. Shouldn’t i get a pop-up window asking me to allow Coupons when clicking the “get key” button ? Nosferatu is an awesome game btw, played it when i was young, then played it some years ago aswell. It’s beautiful. Help me get the key!

    • hercratoras says:

      Holy **** guys, my bad. I complained i didn’t get a pop-up for the fb app, actually i did, but it jumped to my 2nd monitor(extended) which happened to be unplugged and off. Lol.

  37. Mr_Blastman says:

    I don’t have Facebook. I don’t use it. I won’t use it. How can I get a key without this Facebook stuff?

  38. brotherthree says:

    Thanks for the offer, but fuck facebook.

  39. Ben says:

    I didn’t get the Steam key mailed to me (yes I checked my junk mail and gave it over half an hour). Ah well, app deleted, life continues.

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