This week’s App Store Free App of the Week is Dark Echo, a sound-based horror game that only made its debut on iOS last month. Some of the apps that are part of Apple’s promotion can be a little stale, but not this one.

Normally priced at $1.99 and available this week for free, the game uses sound in a way that we don’t think we have ever seen before. If you like atmospheric games then this takes that to a whole new level. Speaking of levels, there are 80 to play through in Dark Echo, so you’re getting plenty to go at here.

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Gamers are left to explore the world using nothing but sound, but the catch is that the same sound is also attracting something altogether rather unpleasant, as the game’s App Store description makes clear.

“Trapped in darkness, you must use visualized sound to guide your way through threatening environments. The sounds you create will bounce off obstacles, revealing the shape of the surrounding world. It won’t be long before your only way of sensing the world attracts a horrifying evil that devours both sound and souls.”

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Dark Echo was well received when it was at full price, and now that it’s free, it should arguably be part of every gamer’s collection of iOS titles. Importantly, Dark Echo doesn’t feature any in-app purchases, which isn’t always the case when games are part of this promotion. If you download Dark Echo now, it’s complete with no IAP to worry about. That’s got to be a good deal.

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You can download Dark Echo now from the link that we have embedded below. But really, just download it. It’s free and you’ll be kicking yourself in a week’s time if you don’t.

(Download: Dark Echo for iOS on the App Store)

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