Somehow, it's already been a whole ten years since GOG (the folks formerly known as Good Old Games) started doing the whole 'selling legit PC games online but without all the DRM' thing. The site is celebrating its tenth anniversary in a variety of ways - not least of which is a big site-wide sale, naturally.
First things first - there's some free stuff up for grabs. Right now, you can vote for which game you'd like to get for free from a choice of Shadow Warrior 2, Firewatch and Superhot. Once voting finishes, one of those three will be available for free for the following 48 hours.
Once you've voted and/or claimed your freebie, you can check out three GOG-curated Anniversary Collections on the site now. The Timeless Essentials selection features Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper 2, System Shock 2 and more for £3.89 / $5 apiece. Then we have the Art of Aging Gracefully Collection, which includes Owlboy, Homeworld Remastered and Dragon Age: Origins for £7.79 / $10 each. After that, you can check out the Modern Classics range, featuring Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and more for £19.39 / $25 each.
Perhaps most excitingly, GOG went ahead and let us at Eurogamer make a collection out of some of our own favourites. The Eurogamer Essentials Collection is live right now for your perusal, featuring a whole bunch of - as you may have guessed - games that have received an 'Essential' from us, as well as a few others that are just darn good games. Also, Bioforge is there.
Here are some of the highlights from the Eurogamer Essentials range:
- Cultist Simulator for £14.99
- Hollow Knight for £7.69
- The Witcher 3 for £12.49
- Stardew Valley for £8.79
- SWAT 4 Gold Edition for £3.99
- Into The Breach for £9.29
- Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines for £3.89
- Darkest Dungeon for £7.59
- The Curse of Monkey Island for £5.49
If, even after all that, you find your hunger for GOG stuff unsatiated, the site now proudly features a History of GOG section, detailing the storied history of the company, starting in 1994 - well before it came into existence - to today.
On top of all of this, of course, you'll probably have already noticed that the whole site has had a bit of a visual change-around, with a new reviews system as well as that new coat of paint.
Be sure to check out Bertie's article from last week, in which he sat down with Piotr and Łukasz from GOG to talk about the site's past, present and future. It's a good read, that one.