The annual GOG Winter Sale kicked off this week. The Sale features over 500 PC games up to 90% off. The sale ends December 26.
Unlike the Steam sales, GOG still has a few fun promotions with their sales. The first is a free game, Grim Fandago Remastered. The catch is that you need to claim it before December 14 at 6 am Pacific/9 am Eastern. Grim Fandango Remastered launched in 2015 with improved textures, models, orchestral score, and director’s commentary. The original Grim Fandango released in 1998 as a late-era entry of the Golden Age of LucasArts adventure games.
- Cuphead $16.99 (15% off)
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice $22.49 (25% off)
- What Remains of Edith Finch $15.99 (20% off)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition $19.99 (60% off)
- Tyranny – Commander Edition $17.99 (60% off)
- Stardew Valley $9.99 (33% off)
- Torment: Tides of Numenera $22.99 (50% off)
- Grim Dawn $7.49 (70% off)
- Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)
GOG is also offering Mystery Games in the form of $3 ‘stars.’ Each star contains a game that you don’t own, and stars are priced less than the sale price of games. You have no control over what game you actually receive, making it a quasi-loot box system.
GOG first introduced this mystery game feature during their Piñata Madness sale in August. I bought three of the Piñatas and got one decent game (A Wolf Among Us).
Every purchase you make during the Winter Sale, whether it’s games on sale, mystery stars, or card packs in GWENT goes toward unlocking more free games. Spending $15 during the sale nets you Hard West, while you’ll have to spend $40 to get Master of Orion for free. Hard West is a decent but flawed XCOM-like tactical strategy game set in a dark alt-Western world. Master of Orion is the 2016 remake of the classic space strategy series, but was met with mixed reception.
The GOG Winter Sale ends December 26.