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Man Of Medan, Blair Witch Out Today, And You Can Get Them Both On Sale
It's officially spook season.
As August comes to an end, we're officially less than a month away from fall. To herald in the season, two of this year's most anticipated horror games have just released, and on the same day: The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (PS4, Xbox One, PC) and Blair Witch (Xbox One, PC). If you were planning to buy either game on Steam, you'll want to know they're both on sale already at Green Man Gaming. Plus, Man of Medan's console versions are also getting price cuts.
While its MSRP is $30, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is already discounted to $26.09, and new customers can save an additional 15% with promo code HELLO15, dropping the price to $25.49. The PS4 and Xbox One version are discounted too at various retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Man of Medan is the latest from Supermassive Games, the team behind acclaimed survival horror adventure Until Dawn. The first in an anthology of story-driven, cinematic horror games, Man of Medan follows a group of American students on a holiday diving trip who soon find themselves trapped on a cursed ghost ship.
The game earned a 6/10 in GameSpot's Man of Medan review, in which critic James O'Connor took issue with its weaker narrative and reliance on jump scares. He did praise its "smart and innovative" online co-op mode. "It is, without a doubt, the definitive way to experience Man of Medan, especially if you're playing with another person who is familiar with the material," he wrote. "Shared Story sees you both playing at the same time, taking control of different characters as their scenes play out simultaneously. You'll both, eventually, get a turn with every character (if they live long enough), and often your paths will diverge. Once the five main characters meet after the initial prologue, Shared Story immediately offers a more engaging experience than the single-player campaign can."
Despite less-than-stellar reviews, longtime Until Dawn fans will likely still want to dive in and get their first taste of The Dark Pictures anthology. You can grab Man of Medan for $25 at the following retailers.
Inspired by the classic horror film franchise, Blair Witch is a first-person psychological horror game from Bloober Team, best known for creating the Layers of Fear games. Its list price is also $30, but new customers can get it for $25.49 with promo code HELLO15 at Green Man Gaming. You'll get a Steam key with that purchase, but if you aren't a new GMG customer, you can also buy it directly at Steam for $27. So far, it's not on sale anywhere for Xbox One.
Blair Witch is set in 1996, when a boy goes missing in the Black Hills Forest in Maryland. You'll play as Ellis, a police officer investigating his disappearance. We haven't had a chance to review the game yet, but if you're familiar with the Blair Witch franchise, you can probably guess what disturbing ways the story may unfold from there.
Green Man Gaming has some other solid deals available this weekend, including upcoming releases like Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (out Tuesday). You can check those deals out below.
- Final Fantasy VIII Remastered -- $17 using promo code HELLO15*, includes pre-order bonus
- Greedfall -- $43.39 ($42.49 with promo code HELLO15*), includes pre-order bonus
- Children of Morta -- $17.42
- Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition -- $6.44 (72% off)
- InnerSpace -- $4 (80% off)
- Observer -- $7.20 (76% off)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare -- $8 (60% off) (Mac only)
- Civilization VI: Gathering Storm -- $24 (40% off) (Mac only)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider -- $19.80 (67% off)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Croft Edition -- $29.70 (67% off)
- Ancestors Legacy -- $17.50
- Through the Woods: Collector's Edition -- $5.75 (75% off)
- Deep Sky Derelicts -- $10 (50% off)
*new customers only
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