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This week’s free game: Syberia II

Syberia II continued the adventures of Kate Walker, a puzzle-solving and adventure-loving attorney.  (Wikimedia Commons)
Syberia II continued the adventures of Kate Walker, a puzzle-solving and adventure-loving attorney. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Alright, alright. We know it's been awhile since we hooked you up with a free game. Blame all that news happening. Anyway, EA has released the 2004 adventure game Syberia II for free through it's On the House program, just a month before a new game in the franchise is scheduled to drop! Click on the image below to download the game through the Origin service!

Click here to download Syberia II for free! (Wikimedia photo)

Syberia II is a 3D puzzle adventure game following the exploits of Kate Walker, an American attorney who enters the titular fantasy world. Releasing two years after the first game, the goal of Syberia II is to escort the curious inventor Hans Voralberg to Syberia before he dies of illness. The gameplay is a standard mouse-pointing adventure, a genre that hasn't gotten a lot of love since the heyday of LucasArts in the mid-1990s.

The Syberia games are the brainchild of Belgian developer Benoit Sokal, who said after the release of Syberia II another game in the adventure was unlikely. That changed a few years ago, and Syberia 3 - which looks to have a more steampunk vibe than its predecessors - is scheduled to release in April for PC and the current generation of gaming consoles.

What's your favorite adventure game? Think there's any life left in the genre? Let us know in the comments below, and check back (hopefully soon) for another free game. 




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Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering City Hall, Congressional politics and the marijuana industry. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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