I’m always on the hunt for free games. They are in abundance these days. I remain in a state of shock at how the gaming industry has transformed since I was a child. During my formative years, being a consumer was simple. You bought a game and then you played it. There were no such things as free games or the ability to download extra content within a game. So the idea that we currently live in a time where free games are abundant always blows me away.
In this post, I wanted to spotlight and endorse the wacky adventure game known as 3 out of 10. It is a gaming series that is free on PC through the Epic Games Store. The first episode revolves around a new hire for a struggling gaming company who finds out just why the organization is in shambles. That’s as far as I will go explaining the plot because I don’t want to spoil it. 3 out of 10’s wit and humor pokes fun at gaming development and also reminds me of the point-and-click LucasArts games from my youth. The way that it incorporates mini-games that cite other gaming genres is pretty cool. Developer Terrible Posture Games touts it as the “first playable sitcom.”
The art style compliments the tone of the game itself. At its heart, 3 out of 10 is meant to be a fun game that you don’t take too seriously. The graphics give off that intent from the beginning. It reminds me of Day of the Tentacle, a reference to those of you familiar with the Maniac Mansion series. I also realize that this type of aesthetic could be very hit-or-miss depending on the type of gamer you are. If you are a gamer who is more into realism, this isn’t a game that I would recommend.
I’ve just finished the first episode because I finally got around to trying the game out. My experience was enjoyable enough to warrant completing the first season. 3 out of 10 is available on the Epic Games Store (PC), Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Yet only the Epic Games Store version is free. The Xbox and Nintendo versions both cost $9.99. Also, only the PC version contains the second season of the game. So I recommend the Epic Games Store version for the best experience.
For more information on 3 Out Of 10, visit the Terrible Posture Games website. Happy FREE gaming.