10 years is a long time for an online distribution service, but GOG has made it and gives something back to its community with a free game, new DRM-free titles added to the catalogue, and many discounted games during its sale.
A few days ago there was a vote in which one could choose which games would become giveaways for this event, and the winner, gory FPS Shadow Warrior 2, is now available for free to add to the library until tomorrow, October 6th, 2:15pm UTC. As I already covered this game in the release news, I won’t go into much detail here. Suffice it to say that anyone who likes their shooters with tongue-in-cheek humor and lots of gratuitous violence will have a blast playing this, including dual gun-wielding and the iconic sword slashing mechanic to get rid of those nasty demons. The trailer with 80ies rock music should be reason enough to download this right away.
Those who voted for the other two games that didn’t make it as free giveaways are still able to buy the games with a discount, i.e. stylish slow-motion FPS SUPERHOT with 50% off and exploration adventure game Firewatch with 75% off. I already wrote a preview for the former title, but the other one has been on my wishlist for a very long time as well, considering that the company comprises people who did The Walking Dead: Season 1.
Of course there are many more games to get into thanks to the GOG sale that offers, among other discounted titles, three special anniversary bundles: The Timeless Essentials, The Art of Aging Gracefully, and The Modern Classics. The sale will last until October 7th, 10pm UTC, so there’s still a bit of time to browse through the catalogue.
Also make sure to check out the overview of GOG’s history and the accompanying video below.
Last but not least, sci-fi strategy game Stellaris, classic FPS titles Soldier of Fortune: Platinum Edition, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Gold Edition, Soldier of Fortune: Payback, and finally action-adventure Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine have been added as well. More about those in other articles if time allows it, but just seeing the great Indy game make a return makes me very happy indeed.
What else is left to say for me? As GOG has been so kind enough to provide review copies over the years and I think bringing back classic games is just as important as giving people the opportunity to buy them DRM-free, here’s to another 10 years of GOG and a big thank you!
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