In Deadlight, the 2D sidescroller from the indie studio Tequila Works, players will take on the role of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across a 1986 Seattle, in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The game consists of puzzles that the player must solve while attempting to avoid the many “Shadows” (zombies) that they will encounters. Combat is possible, which the use of melee attacks and firearms (ammunition is very limited), but players are advised to avoid the Shadows as much as possible, and only engage them in combat when it is otherwise unavoidable.
Deadlight received mixed reviews, with many critics praising the art direction of graphics, atmosphere and plot, but criticizing the game’s controls, brevity and linearity. If you are looking to kill time with a new game but still want to save money (free things are always a great way to save), then give Deadlight a try.
Normally priced at $14.99 on the Xbox Marketplace, Deadlight will remain free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers until the 30th of April.
Brandon Ledbetter is a Graduate student at Arizona State University who would rather spend his days gaming than doing class work. When not hitting the books, he’s either listening to EDM, playing an RPG, or thinking up new characters for a novella that he hopes to one day write. You can find him on both Xbox Live and PSN or contact him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help him cheer on Team XBRO!