LSD: Lost Sandy Desert is a free, far out trip on an alien planet

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Dune's Arrakis isn't the only alien planet to carry a hallucinogenic substance. Take, for example, the pink flowers in the aptly named LSD: Lost Sandy Desert. To survive in the ruddy hot desert you find yourself in, you'll have to munch much of the plant-life, and every time you devour one, the world will warp in surreal manner before your eyes.

The first time I tried the flower, huge, bouncy mushrooms appeared. The next, a big eye creature arrived, who wasn't terribly friendly. Before long I was skating around on a quite big pizza. While all that was going on, I had to deliver three mysterious cubes to three mysterious temple things, an act that opened up a portal, which ended the game.

LSD is a short game, and the hallucinations aren't quite as wild or as numerous as I had hoped, but I still had a fun time exploring its hazy, trippy desert, wondering what strange sights I would see the next time I popped a flower into my mouth. (Thanks, Alpha Beta Gamer.)

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Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.