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Play as an angry crab with a kitchen knife in this free comedy game

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The crustaceous cousin to Untitled Goose Game, and Catlateral Damage, Knife 2 Meat U is a game about a horrible crab. A horrible crab that has somehow got hold of a blade. You play as said crab in this silly comedy physics game, skittering about a house and garden causing trouble for the owners, who were most likely hoping to have you for dinner.

It's not a game for people who get frustrated with things like Octodad and QWOP (or, rather, it's only a game for people who enjoy getting frustrated with those games), as the knife-wielding crab is not the easiest thing to control. You'll need to master its awkward movement, as well as physically slicing at items with the blade, in order to progress through the residence, and get revenge on the human family inside.

The silent movie-style soundtrack captures the fiasco-like tone of the game incredibly well, and I do like the terrified animations of the human couple, one of whom attempts to attack you with a piddly broom, while the other cowers on top of the kitchen table. (Via Indie Games Plus.)

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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.