A warm welcome back to all Loot Happens subscribers. Loot Happens is a weekly newsletter emailed and posted to LootHappens.com.

Premium subscribers! Each week, you'll receive different benefits that go beyond just the standard in-game content. Whether it's exciting in-game codes, valuable Steam keys, or thrilling giveaways, there's always something special waiting for you in your weekly email. Occasionally, we'll surprise you with mind-blowing early access to highly anticipated games or even premium titles that pay for an entire year's subscription.

Each newsletter is generally structured as Premium Loot > Free Sub Giveaways > Game Feature > Game discounts.

Cyberline Racing: Premium Game Key For Subscribers

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Cyberline Racing is a racing game with a twist, and this week premium subscribers can claim it for free. It combines explosive and adrenaline-pumping action that brings the racing genre to the next level. In Cyberline Racing, you'll need to load up your car with guns and test your driving skills in the most exotic places on the planet. Unlock over 30 ferocious warhorses and transform them into unstoppable steeds of war!

Map Pack For Enemy Front: Premium DLC Key For Subscribers

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This week, premium subscribers also can claim the multiplayer map pack for Enemy Front, the first modern WW2-inspired FPS shooter. The game has stunning visuals, open levels, and an interactive combat experience that gives players full freedom to choose their playstyle. To improve your gaming experience, claim map DLC that includes 4 multiplayer maps and the special multiplayer game mode The Great Escape.

3 Free Game Keys For Any Subscriber by Playing RAID: Shadow Legends

The realm of Teleria trembles beneath the shadow of the Dark Lord Siroth. You have been called upon by the Arbiter, the immortal guardian of Teleria, to stop him. Heed the call!

This is for PC users only from the United States! Sign up and activate your account, download and install the game. Play the game for at least 10-15 minutes, and email us some feedback about the game along with a screenshot. This is available to both free and premium subscribers.

Once you have completed it, send us a screenshot at hi@loothappens.com to confirm, and we will send you 3 free random Steam game keys. Keys are only available to those playing from United States. You can use a VPN for this if you are not in the U.S.

Instructions: Click here and then hit the 'Play RAID: Shadow Legends' link on that page.

One Last Breath: Key Giveaway For Free Subscribers

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For free subscribers, we have the key for the upcoming indie game One Last Breath. The game is unique since it tells the story that combines two controversial feelings: despair and hope! You'll be supposed to play in the 2.5D adventure as Gaia, whose main goal is to bring the life back to the planet! Will your powers be enough? The highly-anticipated game is to be released on March 28th.

If you would like to be in the running for a key, hit reply and just put 'lastbreath'. We will pick a winner and send over the key in 24 hours.

Subscriber Giveaway: Personalized PC/Xbox Controller

Just for a bit of fun, we are giving away one personalized PC/Xbox controller from the Xbox Design Lab. If selected, you will have full control over the design and it will be shipped out to you quickly!

If you would like to be in the running for random keys, hit reply and just put 'design'. We will pick a winner and send over the key in 24 hours.

Historically Low Prices

This section of Loot Happens tracks historical discounts right now on games and throughout the industry. These are games that we respect and love. Most importantly, we have never seen them this cheap. These are unbiased choices by our team, and the only reason we include them is because of how good of a deal they are.

Alone in the Dark [Steam]

Enjoy psychological horror with a discount!
$65.43 $41.44

Get Deal

Absolver [Xbox]

Enjoy an online multiplayer combat experience!
$29.99 $2.99

Get Deal

Stray [PS5]

Lost and separated from family, the Stray cat must survive!
$29.99 $19.79

Get Deal

Kenshi [Steam]

Try a new squad-based RPG and choose what you desire!
$29.44 $7.17

Get Deal

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora [PS5]

Enjoy the world never seen before!
$69.99 $41.99

Get Deal

Neversong [Steam]

Investigate the screams coming from the heart of Blackfork Asylum.
$16.35 $1.17

Get Deal

The Invincible [Steam]

Set on the scientific journey with a 50% discount!
$32.71 $15.87

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Atlas Fallen [PS5]

Unleash the storm!
$49.99 $34.99

Get Deal
Photo: THQ Nordic

The 2024 remake of Alone in the Dark retains the original game's characters and haunted house setting, but ditches the narrative and point-and-click gameplay for a modern third-person horror experience. The story throws you into the shoes of Emily Hartwood, a private investigator searching for her missing husband in Derceto Manor, a sprawling gothic mansion shrouded in mystery. As you explore its decaying halls, you uncover a sinister plot involving ancient cults, otherworldly entities, and a looming threat to reality itself. The narrative leans heavily on Lovecraftian horror, with cosmic dread and unknowable forces taking center stage. While the plot keeps you intrigued, it can feel derivative at times, especially for veterans of the genre.

Familiar Frights with Modern Touches

The core gameplay loop involves exploration, puzzle-solving, and resource management. You'll need to scavenge for ammo, health items, and crafting materials to survive. The puzzles, while not overly complex, offer a satisfying sense of accomplishment when solved. Combat encounters are tense affairs, as resources are scarce and enemies can be relentless. However, the combat mechanics themselves feel a bit clunky, lacking the fluidity of modern action games.

Legacy Is Partially Honored

Alone in the Dark succeeds in capturing the essence of what made the original game so intriguing: a chilling atmosphere, a suspenseful story, and a constant feeling of vulnerability. However, it stumbles in some areas, particularly with its combat mechanics and a narrative that doesn't quite break new ground. Fans of the original will likely appreciate the nostalgia trip, but those looking for a groundbreaking horror experience might find themselves wanting more.

Bottom Line

Alone in the Dark is a decent, if somewhat uneven, revival of a classic franchise. It delivers a haunting atmosphere, a decent story, and some satisfying puzzles. However, the clunky combat and derivative narrative elements hold it back from reaching its full potential. If you're a horror fan with a soft spot for the classics, Alone in the Dark might be worth checking out. But for others, there might be more chilling experiences lurking out there.

Next Week

Lots to look forward to in every newsletter and we are in active communication with several developers and studios. More to come next week!

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