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This week’s free game: Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa

Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa is a parody computer game based on the popular Metal Gear Solid stealth action games.
Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa is a parody computer game based on the popular Metal Gear Solid stealth action games.

Are you a gamer? Do you like free things? Of course you do!

We here at the Tech Deck are just like you: poor gamers looking for cheap entertainment. And nothing's cheaper than cost-free gaming. Each week, we'll bring you a title (or two or three) you can legally play at home without plopping down a single dollar. If you see games you think we should be featuring on the blog, email us at kiph@spokesman.com.

Do you like stealth games, but prefer the stakes a little lower? Like, instead of snapping bad dudes' necks and hanging out with a scantily clad sniper, you'd rather deliver some Christmas cheer with your espionage? Well, do I have some good news for you.

Click here to download Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa!

I've tested the above link and it still gives you a direct download to this free-to-play parody of Hideo Kojima's stealth action classic, which we featured a few weeks back. In this title, which takes its visual and gameplay cues directly from the Metal Gear NES games, you're Kriss Kringle, tasked with sneaking past all those boys and girls who wouldn't just listen to their parents and go to bed already. 

There's a twist if you can make it to the top floor of the house, but I won't spoil it for you. Suffice to say, you won't have to watch a three-hour-long cutscene to get the end of this seasonal story.

What's your favorite game to play on Christmas? Check back next week for another free game, and happy holidays!



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

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