It’s that time of the year again when one gives presents, either to others but also to oneself. So if you’re in the spirit of DRM-free indie, AAA or retro games, then the GOG Big Winter Sale is the perfect gift.
Having already started on 2 December, but going on for almost two weeks until 13 December at 1:59 PM GMT, the sale includes many discounted games and bundles. Among these, you’ll find the Star Wars Blaster Bundle, Star Wars Saber Bundle, Lucasfilm Classics, and Divine Pack.
As the new Star Wars movie is only two weeks away, this is the perfect time to re-live or experience anew classics like on-rails shooters Rebel Assault 1+2, space sims X-Wing, TIE-Fighter, FPS Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, and RPGs Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II.
As an old-school adventure gamer, I’m particularly excited about the classic point-and-clickers The Secret of Monkey Island and The Secret of Monkey Island 2. Even if the special editions are problematic in controls and graphics, you can still play the old versions. Loom and The Dig are also hidden gems which have to be played. I’ve never finished Zak McKracken back in the old days, but this might change. In addition to the Wild West FPS Outlaws and action-adventure Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb I haven’t had the chance to complete or play, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is of course a timeless classic that deserves all the praise and hopefully a movie adaptation, making the horrible fourth Indy movie a thing of the past.
There are many, many, many other titles to discover as well, but going into all of them would be pointless. Some have been reviewed, some have been played, some still have to played and reviewed. So make your choice, pick the ones you think will suit your genre expectations, but also make sure to give others a chance too. I’ll try to cover more genres (other than adventure games) if possible. But if there’s one title you particularly like and recommend, give me a shout in the form of a comment, message, tweet, etc.!
Last but not least, one should mention that there’s another interesting feature of this sale. If you spend 5 Dollars or more, you get Divine Divinity, 50 USD or more unlocks Blackguards Special Edition. But that’s not all. With newly added, rotating games and bundle sales, the cool-looking Holiday Ninja Squirrel (yes, the one we know from the GOG Big Fall Sale) offers $3 mystery games from the GOG catalog, each worth between $9.99 and $34.99. Now if that’s not a deal I don’t know what is. Expect my wishlist for review copies growing even bigger and more upcoming articles added to the pipeline!
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