Looking for something to do this weekend and love survival horror games? Steam is offering a free game to download through its client, the 2015 indie survival horror hit Kholat from Polish studio IMGN.PRO, complete with narration by actor Sean Bean. It’s available now on the Steam Store through February 4 at 9 AM PT. For those who don’t already know, the title is based on the Dyatlov Pass incident, a true event that involved ten Russian students, nine of which went missing on Kholat Syakhl, with the tenth student who walked back earlier due to illness, being the only survivor. Read more for a full video playthrough of the game.
“In many stories, blizzards and the frigid cold provide a specific kind of terror, and Kholat’s moaning winds cry out tales of lost souls that the game ignores in favor of shapeless nonsense. Its ideas reveal the game Kholat wanted to be, but its aspirations soar far higher than the game it became. What good is a mystery if you don’t care about what it might tell you?,” said critic Kevin VanOrd wrote in GameSpot’s review.