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Get Free and Discounted Games with the GOG Halloween Sale

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Let the season of big game sales begin! Digital PC store GOG has kicked off their annual Halloween Sale today. It’s not just horror games either. Over 200 games are on sale, between 33% and 90% off. The Halloween Sale ends November 2.

The big promo for this sale is a free game. If you spend at least $15 during the sale, you’ll receive Tales from the Borderlands for free. That’s also not a horror game, but it is a fantastic episodic adventure series by Telltale Games, starring the wacky characters and world of Borderlands.

As is typical with GOG sales, you can purchase digital games in bundles to receive bigger discounts. Purchasing The Walking Dead Bundle, for example, grants all five episodic Walking Dead games by TellTale for 80% off, or $18.95. Otherwise each individual game is 70% off, except the newer third season, A New Frontier, which is 55% off.

Other bundle deals include the LEGO Bundle, Sherlock Holmes Bundle, and a D&D Bundle of ‘gold box’ classics. These are all ‘completion bundles.’ That means if you already own some of the games in the bundle, you’ll still get the deeper discount for purchasing the rest at an even cheaper price.

Here are some individual highlights of the GOG Halloween Sale:

  • Hotline Miami $1.99 (80% off)
  • Hotline Miami 2 $3.79 (75% off)
  • Dead Space $3.99 (80% off)
  • Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition $3.99 (80% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)
  • Outlast $2.99 (85% off)
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered $5.09 (66% off)
  • SOMA $7.49 (75% off)

If you use both Steam and GOG for PC gaming, GOG Connect lets you add your Steam purchases into your GOG library for DRM-free, offline gaming goodness. It’s only available for specific, select games, and they usually trickle in slowly. The 2017 Halloween Sale opens up a whopping 30 games to GOG Connect. The mostly include horror games such as the Amnesia games and Walking Dead series.

To use GOG Connect you’ll need to sign in with your Steam account and make sure your settings are set to Public.

The GOG Halloween Sale ends November 2. If you believe the (usually correct) rumors, the Steam Halloween Sale should be starting soon as well.

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GOG Summer Sale Begins Today for PC Games

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PC gaming digital distributor GOG.com is kicking off their Summer Sale today. The Sale includes over 1500 discounts of up to 90% off. Any purchase during the sale will net a free copy of spaceship sim Rebel Galaxy. The GOG Summer Sale will last for two weeks.

GOG is home to older classic games as well as newer indie titles. It offers an alternative to Steam where you can permanently download games to your hard drive, no license required. Highlights of the GOG Summer Sale include: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year (50% off), Pillars of Eternity (60% off), Stardew Valley (33% off), and Night in the Woods (15% off).

To help navigate the large library of games, GOG has put together a few dozen lists. Some of the collections are general recommendations based on genre, while others were submitted by other websites and popular YouTube and Twitch gamers, including PC Gamer, Eurogamer, Yogscast, and Day9.

Surrounding the Summer Sale will be a Choose Your Own Adventure style RPG called Adventure on Mystery Island. This meta game will be played out via Twitter polls. Rebel Galaxy is mentioned as the reward for the first adventure, so it’s possible more free games are yet to come.

The Summer Sale also brings back another round of GOG Connect. GOG Connect lets you connect your Steam account to your GOG library, letting you redeem select Steam games into non-DRM versions. A total of 40 games can be given the GOG Connect treatment, including The Walking Dead: Season 1, Amnesia: the Dark Descent, and Brutal Legend.

.The GOG Summer Sale ends June 20. Note that the free copy of Rebel Galaxy may take some time to arrive due to internet traffic.