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It’s (Almost) Monday ~ Free Games are Free !

Hey guys, it’s almost Monday, I know it’s becoming a (bad) habit to write one or two days later, happens that I don’t go to physio on Mondays anymore, and having 80% of my focus distracted by physio +6 days (aka ouch). But I like to write the word almost, so yeah, get over it, whatever day I’ll post those update, it will always be Monday.
I thought today would be a day like another we would be able to speak of all those hidden gems that happen to be free for whatever reason even though they are super nice or well made or just happen to be that game you thought would keep you occupied for an hour and next time you’re watching the clock, it’s already 2AM and you spent the last 5 hours on it. And you want more.


Visual Novels

I’m cheating here. There are a TON of free VN, good ones at that, and as bonus it seems to be one of the best media to dig through specific topics other games can only scratch the surface on. LGBTQA+ topics are, of course, part of those and I could do a whole topic about them and how interesting they get over years.

  • Cinderella Phenomenon
    Cinderella Phenomenon

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Be You
    Be You

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Under What?
    Under What?

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Dandelion Girl: Don't You Remember Me?
    The Dandelion Girl: Don't You Remember Me?

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Narcissu 1st & 2nd
    Narcissu 1st & 2nd

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 5 achievements

  • Sepia Tears
    Sepia Tears

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Voices from the Sea
    Voices from the Sea

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Missed Messages
    Missed Messages

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 4 achievements

  • Doki Doki Literature Club
    Doki Doki Literature Club

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Lynne
    Lynne

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

I’ll add more when I’ll be less tired (oops)


Do you have some Free games that you love ? It can be VN or anything else, I’ll add those to the list. It can even include non Steam game :) !

Lenor

Cheeky Chooks is definitely my favourite free game on Steam. It’s very adorable and enjoyable.

Here is a screenshot of my farm.

Other notable mentions:

JaffaCaffa

Looks great! Love the paths and circular nature of the town. :)

I really enjoyed the game up until the last map, lost steam after rearranging everything each time it expanded and fitting room to build the necessary items. But seeing your farm makes me wanna go back and freely decorate one (since I’ve already 100%’d the game).

Lenor

Yea UI and controls wise it could definitely use some quality of life updates which they said that they are going to focus on next in a recent announcement. It also could use an item capacity expansion. Maybe a slider in options so everyone can decide for themselves according to what their PCs can handle.

Thank you.

Cece09

Kokurase while free requires dlc to finish it. However this was a game that straight after finishing the 1st episode made me buy full price the dlc to continue,

Now another vn but totally free is Cupid its one of the best free stories and even paid story I have read

JaffaCaffa

I recently beat Under What? and missed messages, am playing Doki Doki (finally!) right now.

Loved The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, brought back such nostalgia for childhood and fantastic music/voice-over.
A Raven Monologue is beautifully made.
We Were Here was one of my favourites in general, had an absolute blast during the first playthrough (it’s co-op).
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist is incredibly good for a freebie, if you loved Stanley Parable you’ll enjoy this one too.
Neon Beats was a very fun (albeit short) platformer.

As for VNs I still need to get to Love Thyself - A Horatio Story.

86maylin

I totally agree with a bunch of your recommendations! You practically mentioned all of the ones I’m gonna comment about. :D

I’ve recently finished Love Thyself and I must say it’s pretty good. :3 The world building in it and the world itself is just so different and fascinating, even though the actual “plot” is a bit weak.

JaffaCaffa

Nice to hear, will have to get to it soon!
I also have a book of beasts and buddies on my to play, but forgot about it nearly a year later… Ty for the reminder. :D

Trent

I’ve added a bunch of free games to my wishlist to help me track them (including the aforementioned We Were Here and CAYNE), but to my knowledge I’ve never played one. Oh and I guess I did play Serena because it’s by Senscape (Scratches, ASYLUM). But you know how it is– with so many games in the backlog that you’ve paid for, it’s sometimes hard to play a free game. Sounds silly, I know…but I don’t really consider free games in my backlog, per se.

86maylin

A Book of Beasts and Buddies is a game that I just adore so much but so little people know about it honestly just saddens me. :<
Robin is also a nice experience, even though I won’t technically call it a “fun” game.
I also really enjoyed the first episode of The Lion’s Song and actually bought the rest of the game. But it’s still sitting in my backlog…..Orz
I really like the art style and the overall feel of MANDAGON.
And last but not least, I got Monument Valley free a while back on my phone and enjoyed it very much. Sadly it’s limited time free, but it’s a good game to keep an eye out for.
Oh and I’m also like Trent that added a lot of free games to my wishlist. I just need to remember that I actually did that and to play them when I get the chance and the right mood. :P