Winter Games Sale on has started

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 13, 2018

The Winter Sale has started today. PC gamers can head over to the gog website to grab a free game and buy more than 2000 discounted games over the course of the next three weeks.

The free game is Full Throttle Remastered, a remake of Lucasart's adventure game Full Throttle. Any customer may add the game to the account to play it for free. You may create an account for free to sign up for the site to claim the free game.

Here is the intro of the game.

Gog, unlike Steam, awards free games to customers who spend a certain amount of money during the Winter Sale. Anyone who spends at least €0.01, yes that is 1 Cent, gets the ancient but still awesome Fantasy General from SSI added to their account. Those who spend at least €13 get Everspace addded to the account.

Grabbing freebies is great but what about deals? Gog highlights eight deals as daily deals that have special discounts. Steam had this feature as well in the past but got rid of it.

gog winter sale 2018

Daily deals are not liked by all games. Some like the thrill of discovering new deals each day and stumbling upon games that are discounted even more than they are usually. Others dislike it as it may mean that they miss out on special discounts if they don't check back each day to find out which games have special discounts.

The daily deals system requires a different approach to the sale if you want to maximize savings. Since any game may have a bigger discount on a single day, you may want to wait with your purchases to the last day of the sale if games you are interested in are not offered as a daily deal prior to that.

The idea is simple: daily deals offer better discounts and you may not want to run into a situation where you bought a game only to find out that you could have saved more the next day when it was listed as a daily deal.

Gog Winter Sale 2018 Recommendations

Here is a selection of games that I recommend. Note that I like strategy, adventure, and RPG games the most.

  • Panzer Corps and Grand Campaign: an unofficial successor to Panzer General by SSI, Panzer Corps plays very similarly to Panzer General. While you can have a lot of fun with Panzer Corps, which is available for just €2.09 during the sale, it is the Grand Campaign that pushes it to new limits.
  • Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete: a fantasy strategy game with turn-based combat and campaigns to play through. Available for just €3.49. If Heroes IV with its heroes participating in battle style of gameplay is more your style, check it out as it is available for €2.49
  • Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition: a classic Bioware RPG that offers days of fun if you are into that kind of game. Available for €5.09
  • Forgotten Realms The Archives Collection 1 and 2: this is more for hardcore fans who don't mind antiquated looks and controls if the games make up for it. Collections include several games each. Both available for €2.19
  • Dungeon Keeper Gold: still a classic game in which you are an evil dungeon lord who commands an army of imps and other creatures. Your task is simple: keep the heroes from pillaging your dungeon. Available for €1.39

You can grab recent games as well but the selection is limited as some publishers don't want their games offered in a DRM-free way.

Now You: Found games of interest? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Winter Games Sale on has started
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The Winter Sale has started today and you can grab a copy of a free game, Full Throttle Remastered, if you have an account.
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  1. stefann said on December 19, 2018 at 10:20 am

    GOG is greedy ! They hinder me from download free DOS-games online on several sites. Games that are abandonware. GOG has demanded them removed from these sites. BOYCOTT GOG !

  2. Anonymous said on December 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    YAY! Summer is almost here!
    The bear season is arriving 21st December!
    Horray South Emisphere! because we exist!
    Almost 40ºC here!

  3. Anonymous said on December 14, 2018 at 2:21 am

    I recommend picking up The Witcher trilogy (sold separately), which are made by the same company that owns GOG (CD Projekt). The general consensus is that the Witcher 3 > 1 > 2. While I agree with this ranking, be warned that the first game’s combat controls may not be for everyone (essentially times/rhythmic clicks). They also contain a lot of nudity, which is unavoidable and unskippable in the first game.

  4. Thorky said on December 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Just bought legendary Syndicate Plus and got Fantasy General as a bonus too. Altogether three games for 0,86€. Very nice! 😁👍

  5. Yuliya said on December 13, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Speaking of free games, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is free on Steam!

  6. John Fenderson said on December 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Oh, great, there goes my next paycheck.

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