The Gog Winter 2017 Sale is on - gHacks Tech News

The Gog Winter 2017 Sale is on launched its Winter 2017 Sale yesterday with huge discounts, a freebie for everyone, and new deals every day.

The freebie is Grim Fandango Remastered. You can add it to your account free of charge the next 27 hours. It is a remake of the classic LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango which many believe is one of the best adventure games ever released.

You can get another game for free if you spend at least $15 during the sale, and another if you spend at least $40. Hard West is the reward for spending at least $15 during the sale. It is a turn based strategy game that plays in the wild west. Master of Orion is a new version of the popular space 4x game, and it is added to the account automatically if you spend at least $40 in the sale.

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Gog states on its start page that the Winter Sale has more than 900 items discounted by up to 90%. The sale runs until December 26, 2017.

Here is my top games that you may want to check out (let me know if you recommend another game):

Lots of classic games are discounted besides those mentioned already. You will find only a handful of modern games, games from the Witcher series for instance, on Gog though. So, what you get are mostly classic PC games and independent games. These games may not look as stunning as the latest triple A game, but they often make it more than up when it comes to gameplay in my opinion.

Closing Words

The Gog Winter 2017 sale is ideal for buying classic PC games for just a few bucks each, especially if you want to replay games that you played in your childhood, or want to play games that "the old ones" are talking about enthusiastically all the time.

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    1. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Last time I played a video game was back in 2007. The title was Crysis and the graphics were truly amazing with life-like characters and incredibly fine detail in the vegetation, vehicles and structures. You can still download the free demo I notice if you haven’t played it:

      You need a high end system to run it though and at the time, I only had an x86 version of Windows XP and the game would frequently crash. It’s brilliant game though and there’s a Wikipedia article on it now too:

      It’s nowhere to be seen on Gog though unfortunately.

      1. Anonymous said on December 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm
        1. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 6:10 pm

          That’s weird. I ran a search for both that and Far Cry which is another game I like, but both of them came up blank. :(

          That video in the link you posted though seems to have come from a later version that the first release.

      2. Mike said on December 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        “Last time I played a video game was back in 2007.”

        2007?! Wow, why that long? Been busy with life or not that much of a gamer?

        1. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm

          The wheels fell off my PC and I didn’t have any cash for a new one at the time. When I did eventually buy one, it wasn’t powerful enough to run games like Crysis and I kind of lost interest in them. I have a reasonably good laptop now which should be able to handle the graphics from a few years back so I’ll buy a couple to see how it goes. :)

    2. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      I found Far Cry now as well. But here’s another good game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. See Wikipedia for details:

      Link to the download :)

      I think I’m gonna go do some shopping in a minute :D

      1. Yuliya said on December 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

        STALKER series is absolutely amazing <3 There are three games:
        S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
        S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
        S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
        All available on GoG. Also METRO 2033 and Last Light (both Redux) are also available on GoG.

        1. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

          Oh, thanks for the tip. I’ll go take a look at those as well. :)

          METRO 2033 and Last Light look pretty good especially as they’re now one game. :)

    3. Maou said on December 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      GOG didn’t bother to send me an email, so I was unaware of the sale.
      Sadly, I already own Grim fandango, but got Hollow Knight for cheap.

    4. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Highly amusing article on Wikipedia about the original STALKER whereby a player can suffer radiation poisoning and die unless he either obtains radiation medication, or consumes a substantial amount of vodka! Trust the Ukranians to think of that!

      1. Yuliya said on December 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm

        Ukrainian here. There’s nothing that a substantial amount of vodka can’t cure! =))

        1. TelV said on December 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

          Hahaha! You can say that again!

      2. John said on December 14, 2017 at 12:55 am


        I’m biased to say this because I’m a huge fan of the franchise but…

        If you like these kind of games, check out the Fallout series, especially Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. They’re really great.

        I have great memories of Fallout 3, but Fallout New Vegas is “more RPG” than Fallout 3 itself because the former was made by Obsidian, and the latter by Bethesda.

        Still, both are great games and Fallout 3 IMHO have a more “end of the world” feeling, you really feel like you’re in a desolate wasteland forgotten by time.

        The only one I don’t recommend is Fallout 4 because for me it was such a dissapointment when compared to FO3 and FNV.

        1. TelV said on December 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

          @ John,

          Thanks for the tip. I read Wikipedia’s article on Fallout 3 and most notably on a character’s health. It would appear that if a character gets injured he can be revived by eating food and consuming soft drinks and water.

          But I prefer the vodka option in STALKER. Who cares if you’re injured if you’re p*ssed as a fart :)

          P.S. I’ve added the game to my shopping list. :)

    5. Stefan said on December 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Before GOG i downloaded many abandonware titles as dos games and did run them in Dosbox. Today it is very hard to find some dos games, they have been removed and with a text saying – You can buy this game from GOG. I utterly hate this. Couldn’t these greedy idiots (GOG) let the dos game be left online ? No way i pay for something i earlier could get for free ! Some of GOG’s games even still need Dosbox (integrated with the game) to be run…..

      1. Mike said on December 20, 2017 at 9:23 am

        “No way i pay for something i earlier could get for free!”

        Sorry buddy but some of these “abandon ware” games aren’t free anymore because they’re not abandoned anymore. If GOG is legally selling these “abandoned” games again, then it’s not really “abandon ware” anymore, huh? Don’t be such an entitled fool.

        And not everybody knows how to manually setup DOSBox to run these old games. GOG already has DOSBox set up in most of their old games so people don’t have to fiddle with the settings (this is a good thing for the computer illiterate).

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