A free-to-play horror game simulator for Windows PC

Amanda the Adventurer

Amanda the Adventurer

  -  414.66 MB  -  Demo
  • Latest Version

    Amanda the Adventurer LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    MANGLEDmaw Games / External Link

  • Filename

    Amanda The Adventurer Demo.zip

  • MD5 Checksum

    c87d3d4921ca66f1be0c632461335df0

Amanda the Adventurer is an immersive horror title that will ease its players in with the slow-paced simulation approach, only to completely surprise them with an excellent atmosphere, horror scares, and adventure gameplayby the end of its short main campaign.


As a rare example of unique game design, Amanda the Adventurer Demo does not rely much on jump scares and similar traditional horror elements, but instead, it builds its horror atmosphere by slowly taking the best moments that were popularized by found footage horror genre and building its pacing toward the memorable end fight. Even though it uses simple visuals, dated design elements, and a simplistic gameplay approach, this famous indie horror game title deserves to be experienced.

Overview

Itallows the players to explore their environments in a first-person perspective, introducing not only elements of exploration, puzzle solving, and action but also increased immersive and simulation. At first, players are welcomed with simple low-poly environments with bright colors, but quickly enough the user will start discovering mature references, and frightening or disturbing moments, which will quickly transform this title from an approachable adventure to a living nightmare that the player will struggle to survive.

The game features a forking narrative that can lead to two distinct endings, but since its complete campaign can last only 15 minutes of gameplay, it has very limited replayability. Users can quickly replay the game to see the other (very different) ending, and there are sadly no additional gameplay elements such as hidden quests, collectible items, or more.

Instead of being distributed as an automated installer that will deploy the game on your desktop or laptop PC with a simple double click, this game can only be downloaded from the web inside a compressed archive. Users are required to manually unpack the game and start it via the provided EXE file.

For fans of the horror genre, Amanda the Adventurer is a must-play horror game. Since it is 100% FREE, quick to download, and very light on resources, it can easily be played even on older desktop and laptop PCs, enabling anyone to be surprised and frightened by this indie experience. The game masterfully uses low-poly environments to showcase a slow-burn horror story, and the only thing it lacks is a longer campaign and some additional replayability. The game is optimized for all modern versions of Windows OS.

Highlights

Intricate Single Player Horror
Immerse yourself in a captivating horror experience that is both concise and intricately designed, delivering an intense gameplay journey.

Animated Tapes with Unsettling Story
Uncover an unsettling story through animated tapes cleverly presented as a seemingly innocent children's cartoon, creating a chilling contrast that adds to the overall atmosphere.

Nostalgic 90's-Style CGI
Experience a nostalgic trip down memory lane with classic 90's-style CGI animation that pays homage to a simpler era of animated entertainment, evoking a sense of nostalgia for players.

Direct Interaction with Characters
Engage with characters who directly interact with you, blurring the line between reality and nightmare, creating a unique and immersive experience, particularly for those who grew up in the 90s.

Challenging Escape Room Puzzles
Encounter escape room-style puzzles that challenge your problem-solving skills. Uncover hidden clues within the tapes themselves, requiring careful observation and deduction to progress.

Installation and Setup

To install Amanda the Adventurer, simply download the game from the official website, FileHorse or designated app store like Steam. The installation process is straightforward and generally automated, with clear on-screen instructions guiding you through each step. Once installed, you can launch the game and begin your adventure right away.

How to Play
  • Character Creation: Start by creating your own unique character, selecting from a wide range of customization options.
  • Tutorial: The game provides a comprehensive tutorial that introduces the basic mechanics, controls, and gameplay elements.
  • Questing and Exploration: Follow the main storyline, take on side quests, and venture into unexplored areas to uncover secrets and treasures.
  • Combat and Skills: Engage in combat encounters using a combination of weapons, magic, and abilities. Upgrade your skills and equipment to become more powerful.
  • Crafting and Gathering: Collect resources and use them to craft items, potions, and equipment to aid you on your journey.
FAQ

Q: Is Amanda the Adventurer a real TV show?
A: Amanda the Adventurer is not a real TV show. While Amanda's character draws inspiration from Dora the Explorer, there are only a few similarities between the two. These include the names of the shows and the presence of animal sidekicks. However, beyond these aspects, there are no further resemblances.

Q: What is Amanda the Adventurer?
A: Is a unique free-to-play simulation game that may surprise you with its seemingly innocent premise and retro, low-quality 3D graphics. However, don't be deceived by appearances, as this game offers a truly unsettling horror experience that sets itself apart from traditional jumpscare-driven games. Instead, it adopts a slow-burn approach, delivering a quick but unforgettable fright that will linger with you. Adding to its immersive atmosphere, the game effectively incorporates the found-footage trope, enhancing the overall experience of the game.

Pricing

Amanda the Adventurer follows a freemium (demo) model, allowing players to download and play the DEMO game for free. The game is available on Steam for the price of 8.79€. However, it includes optional in-app purchases for cosmetic items and convenience. The game offers a fair balance between accessible free content and premium offerings, providing players with the choice to enhance their gameplay experience.

System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.0 GHz or Faster
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or MD Radeon 6870 HD Series
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
PROS
  • Immersive and engaging gameplay experience
  • Engaging slow-burn horror experience
  • Visually stunning graphics and detailed world design
  • Extensive character customization options
  • Regular updates and new content additions
CONS
  • Limited replay value and short duration
  • Steeper learning curve for beginners
Conclusion

Itdelivers a truly enjoyable experience, especially considering its affordable price. As part of our thorough review process, we completed the game to 100%, and it took us approximately 4.2 hours, indicating a commendable amount of content packed into this title. If you're looking to challenge your mind and delve into a thought-provoking adventure, this game might be the perfect choice for you.

All in all, we highly recommend Amanda the Adventurer for its captivating gameplay, exceptional value for money, brain-teasing secrets, and well-crafted endings. The game's cohesive graphics contribute to its overall charm, ensuring an immersive experience from start to finish. If you're seeking an adventure that will both challenge and entertain you, Amanda the Adventurer is an excellent choice.