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Nordic horror Through the Woods is out now

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Halloween is almost upon us, and here are some spooky games you could play to get you in the mood. Oh but there's also Through the Woods, a new 'horror adventure' that has you exploring a Norwegian forest in search of your missing son. It's got trolls in, and it looks extremely pretty, offering a dense forest to navigate in third-person. Here, get a load of this scene-setting trailer:

"Through reactive narration," the game description explains, "the player experiences the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance. Players follow the path of a terrified woman who has forced herself to enter this terrible place for the sole purpose of finding her son, in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales".

You can read more about the game from our interview with developer Antagonist back in July, or you can head to Steam, GOG (opens in new tab) or Humble (opens in new tab) to buy it—there's a 10% launch discount for the next few days.

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.