Tis the season for holiday sales, and few digital stores do seasonal sales better than GOG. Not only can you find over 2500 PC games up to 95% off, but if you’re quick you nab a free copy of RPG Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut.
The sale runs through January 2, 2o20, but the Wasteland 2 giveaway is only available until December 13. To get Wasteland 2, just head over to the website and click the button.
To help navigate the vast library of PC games, GOG has a number of discount bundles. The Paradox Strategy Bundle includes Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Imperator: Rome, and Surviving Mars, all on sale with an additional 25% bundle sale.
The 2019 Indie Gems Bundle is an excellent best-of bundle, highlighting excellent indie games that released this year, like Deliver Us The Moon, Dusk, and Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark. You only need pick five games to get the full 25% additional discount from the bundle.
Other highlighted deals include Diablo (15% off), My Friend Pedro (30% off), Darksiders 3 (66% off), and Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (65% off).
GOG offers DRM-free games, which means you don’t need to be signed in to any digital store to run them. GOG also has an optional library and store in GOG Galaxy, which was recently given a big 2.0 update, with achievements, stat tracking, and customization, and the ability to import all your games across all platforms and libraries.
The Epic Games Store is still stumbling out of the gate when it comes to features, and more than reaping its share of criticism as it gobbles up more exclusive PC games. At least they got the seasonal sale part right. Epic is currently the only place to purchase Borderlands 3 on PC, and the Halloween Sale is offering 20% off the Deluxe Edition and 25% off the Super Deluxe Edition.
Other highlights include Control (25% off), Darksiders 3 (66% off), Thimbleweed Park (60% off), For Honor (60% off), and The Walking Dead: The Final Season (30% off).
GOG’s Halloween sale features over 300 games up to 90% off, including a mix of older classics and recent releases. Classic PC games include the original Diablo (15% off), Ghost Master (90% off), and 90s adventure game series Call of Cthulhu (50% off), Gabriel Knight (35% off), Tex Murphy (75% off), and Broken Sword (75% off).
More recent releases include Cultist Simulator (33% off), Pathologic 2 (34% off), We Happy Few (50% off), and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (70% off).
With Luigi’s Mansion releasing on October 31, Nintendo’s seasonal sale is a bit more subdued this year. If you pre-purchase the game on the eShop before October 30, you can earn double the My Nintendo Gold Points.
The eShop Halloween sale is limited to certain publishers and series. The Amnesia series is 33% off, Outlast games are 70% off, THQ Nordic’s Darksiders series is 33% off, and DrinkBox’s indie games Severed and Guacamelee are 50% off. The biggest deal is Mortal Kombat 11 for 35.99 (40% off). Annoyingly, every single one of these sales has a different end time!
Sale ends: October 31 (MK 11, Amnesia), November 1 (Outlast), November 4 (DrinkBox), November 7 (THQ Nordic).
You’ll find the usual assortment of horror and horror-adjacent games on sale during Sony’s Halloween Sale, including even a few PS3 games. Catch up on some excellent action-horror series like BioShock: The Collection (75% off), Batman: Arkham Collection (70% off) and the prolific Resident Evil series (50-60% off).
It’s also a great time to jump on board the Dark Souls bandwagon with Dark Souls Remastered (50% off) and Dark Souls 3 (75% off).
Steam remains the gold standard for seasonal sales with promotional events on top of fantastic sale prices. This time instead of Steam hosting its own contests, they’re highlighting in-game seasonal events and DLC across dozens of different games, including horror and non-horror. Examples include a Left 4 Dead crossover with Dying Light, new Stranger Sins DLC for Graveyard Keeper, and a Halloween event in Terraria.
But let’s face it, we’re mostly here for those delicious sales. Horror game highlights include Blair Witch (25% off), Dead by Daylight (50% off), Vampyr (66% off), Prey (50% off), Man of Medan (33% off), and Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (15% off).
Lots of zombies, devils, and mutants can be found in the Xbox Shocktober Sale. Grab State of Decay 2 (50% off), Mortal Kombat 11 (40% off), Resident Evil 2 (50% off), Alien Isolation (60% off), Rage 2 (50% off), and the Prey + Dishonored 2 Bundle (50% 0ff).
The Xbox sale also includes discounts on some select non-horror games such as Anthem (67% off), Kingdom Hearts 3 (40% off), and Fortnite: Save the World – Founders Pack (50% off).
The weather is beginning to cool, football is starting up, and kids are going back to school. For parents who want to catch up on gaming, digital PC store GOG is hosting a Back to School sale this week.
The Back to School sale features over 250 PC games discounted up to 90% off, with a big focus on indie games and new releases.
Big game highlights include The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – GOTY Edition (70% off), Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Obsidian Edition (60% off), Darksiders III (66% off), Vampyr (60% off), and Kingdom Come: Deliverance (40% off). You can also snag some great indie deals, such as Battletech (66% off), Frostpunk (50% off), Darkest Dungeon (70% off), Firewatch (75% off), and Surviving Mars – First Colony Edition (66% off).
Recent releases on GOG include They Are Billions (20% off), Cooking Simulator (15% 0ff), and Children of Morta, which just launched today. You can also pre-order Cyberpunk 2077, coming April 16, 2020. Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt Red also owns and operates GOG.
Digital PC Store GOG.com has officially kicked off its Summer Sale Festival. The sale features a vast library of thousands of PC games up to 90% off, including a rotating collection of heavily discounted flash sales every 24 hours. The sale ends June 17.
During the first 48 hours of the sale, you can grab Obduction for free, simply by vising the store and clicking the download button. Obduction is a highly-rated first person adventure game developed by the makes of the original Myst, and released in 2016.
GOG’s flash sales offer new deeply discounted sales every day, encouraging shoppers to return and check the store. The first day’s flash sales include Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for $3.99 (80% off), Shadows: Awakening at $11.99 (70% off), and Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition at $9.99 (50% off).
To expand upon the festival theme, GOG offers Main stage headliners as bundle deals. The Arctic Mages includes all three Banner Saga games for $27.99. Die Auslanders features all the original classic X-COM strategy games for a cool $5. Daily Mixes and recommendations will help you find the right games based on your purchase and browsing history.
New arrivals at GOG include 2013’s BioShock Infinite Complete Edition, discounted 75% to $13.79, as well as new release Vambrace: Cold Soul, with a 10% early purchase discount.
Digital PC game store GOG added a seminal classic of PC gaming to its library: 1996’s Diablo. For the first time you can now purchase Diablo outside of Blizzard (or retail), for $9.99. It does not include the 1997 Hellfire expansion, which was released by a different company.
Like many of GOG’s rereleases, Diablo has been closely preserved to its original release, with 20 FPS SVGA graphics. Up to four players can journey beneath Tristram together through direct IP connection or the older version of Blizzard’s Battle.net multiplayer lobby. Note that playing online requires opening up ports and your firewall as Diablo predates modern online safeguards.
A few tweaks and updates have been included to support modern PCs, including Win 10 support and proper upscaling for higher resolutions.
While not the first dungeon crawling loot fest, Diablo is often considered the grandfather of the entire genre. Play a warrior, rogue, or sorcerer and explore randomly generated dungeons, fight monsters, and nab loot. Diablo was a huge success that begat an entire genre of co-op hack ‘n slash games that persists to this day.
Diablo was the most requested game on GOG. To this day it’s often voted as one of the best and most influential games of all time. Though its gameplay hasn’t aged quite as well, with clunky controls and muddy graphics. Diabl0 2, released in 2000, was a massive improvement in every way, and is even more highly regarded. Diablo 2 is currently available via Blizzard’s store.
Diablo represents the first of several classic Blizzard games that will make their way onto GOG. The partnership is due to the fact that these games’ older infrastructure prevent them from being sold and played via Blizzard’s modern Battle.net digital storefront. Blizzard’s solution is to remake them, such as with 2017’s StarCraft Remastered and WarCraft 3 Reforged, coming later this year. The original Warcraft 1 and 2 will be coming to GOG as well.