GOG free games: “Syndicate Plus”, “Syndicate Wars” and “Ultima Underworld I & II”

Fans of classic games can rejoice with GOG’s giveaway of 4 titles published by Electronic Arts.

As the offer already expires tomorrow, let’s have a quick rundown of these games that are only available on GOG. One could buy them before and then they disappeared from the store (as well as Steam where they haven’t made a return yet), but it seems that retro love still survived and made fans crave for the good old days, so they’re back again in digital form.

Syndicate Plus, developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by EA in 1993, includes both the original game and its expansion American Revolt.

It’s a sci-fi cyberpunk strategy game that tasks the player to take control of a group of cyborg mercenaries and complete missions for mega corporations as a marketing director, a dystopian future if there ever was one.

Syndicate Wars, also developed and published by the same companies in 1996, again sees a group of mercenaries or agents take on missions for a big company to get rid of the competition with all sorts of futuristic weapons.

However, this time one can also decide to fight on the side of a church, which certainly doesn’t end peacefully in this sci-fi setting.

Ultima Underworld I+II comprises Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss from 1992 and Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds from 1993, the former developed by Blue Sky Productions and published by Origin Systems, the latter developed by LookingGlass Technologies and published by Origin Systems and later EA.

Both are first-person RPGs that are set in the world of Richard Garriot’s Ultima series and also feature the same main hero, the Avatar. Being the first titles that used 3D technology to bring the fantasy lore into the modern age, they were groundbreaking by offering a new way of exploring these realms and still stayed true to the deep RPG roots.

All four games can be downloaded for free until tomorrow, September 3, 2021, at 5 PM UTC, so grab these classics while you can.

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Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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