Secret World spin-off Hide and Shriek is free this Halloween season

Did you miss out on the unusual scare-or-be-scared premise of Hide and Shriek last year? Funcom’s two-player Secret World spin-off stirred up some interest during Halloween 2016, and now the game is back — and it’s free.

Steam announced this week that Hide and Shriek has been moved over to the free-to-play category. This means that other than the option to buy a mask pack, there’s no prices attached to this game whatsoever.

Hide and Shriek takes place in the same universe as Secret World Legends. In each of its matches, two invisible players roam a high school to set up traps and attempt to “scare” each other for points. Check out the trailer below for a refresher course.

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Paragon Lost

Man, I gotta give it to Funcom, they don’t master many things, but they have mastered how to reuse material to the best potential gain with the least amount of effort.

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Eh, it’s a fun little game that fits the season and needs a player base in order to work. It’s not likely to hold anyone’s attention for months at a time but it is fun during the Halloween season.

Of course, maybe I’m just saying that because I was planning on playing it some next weekend and now it seems like I’ll have a better chance of actually finding a match.

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Paragon Lost

How does your post counter my point? Happy for ya that you enjoy it and that you think it’s a fun little game. Awesome.

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CMDR ShrunkenQuasar

You say “reuse material” like it inherently a bad thing. It isn’t.

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Malcolm Swoboda

I don’t care. I was waiting for a potential Halloween discount to get the items for The Secret World (to later transfer to Secret World Legends), but they suddenly do this and yank the items away. Really having no qualms with calling them Failcom this time.

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