GOG's We Love Games sale is up: here are our picks
The last couple of months have seen a lot of sales on various gaming platforms for desktop systems. Steam, GOG, UPlay, Origin, and the Epic Store are just some of the stores that ran sales.
One of the first sales of the new year has just started over on GOG. It is called We Love Games, and more than 2500 games are discounted during the sale with discounts up to 92% according to GOG. The sale ends on February 15, 2021 at 2 PM UTC.
One of the main reasons for buying games on GOG, and not on other stores, is that the games are offered DRM free and that you can download and install them individually, and are not forced to use a game client that needs to be running in the background. The main downside is that the store has not such a wide selection of games, as many publishers don't put newer games on the store.
To give you a heads start, we dug deep and found ten interesting games that we would like to suggest to you. Keep in mind that this is a personal selection. We made sure to pick games this time that did not make it on the Winter's Sale list. You can still check it out for even more game suggestions.
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition for â‚¬10
Fallout New Vegas by Obsidian is arguably one of the most atmospheric Fallout games since Bethesda switched from 2D to 3D. The ultimate edition includes all add-on content including new stories and new equipment.
Don't expect state of the art graphics in this title from 2008, but gameplay and story make more than up for that. GOG adds the first two Elder Scrolls titles for free to the account if you purchase the game.
Broken Sword: Director's Cut for â‚¬2.49
After LucasArts quit doing adventure games, one had to look elsewhere. The first Broken Sword game came out in 2008, and it had me hooked immediately.
It features hand-drawn graphics that aged well, an interesting story and lots of puzzles and mysteries that you need to solve.Â Once you are done, I suggest you start playing Broken Sword 2: Remastered immediately, the second part of the adventure series and available for â‚¬2.49 as well.
LEGO Star Wars - The Complete Saga for â‚¬4.19
Lego is not just for kids. If you like Star Wars and have played the greatest Star Wars games, KotoR I and II, Dark Force or Jedi Knight, already, you could give this one a try as it is an excellent game that allows you to play through the first six episodes of Star Wars in Lego-fashion.
Jagged Alliance 2 for 1.69
Jagged Alliance is a turn-based strategy game. The player hires a bunch of mercenaries, each with certain personality traits, to free a fictitious third-world country from a ruthless dictator.
If you love turn-based strategy games, you will love this game.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centaury Planetary Pack for â‚¬1.29
If you are tired of building your civilization over and over again, you may be interested in another Sid Meier classic. Alpha Centauri was dubbed civilization in space, but it is more than that.
The bundle includes the original game and its expansion Alien Crossfire. You compete with other factions to colonize space.
Settlers 3: Ultimate Collection for â‚¬2.49
Is Settlers 3 the best Settlers title, or is it Settlers 2? The game is a strategic simulation game in which you build up your tribe by constructing buildings, producing goods, and harvesting, and by conquering new territories.
The Ultimate Edition includes the original game, the expansion Quest of the Amazons, and the Mission CD.
Legend of Grimrock for â‚¬4.99
One of my favorite game series of all times is the Eye of the Beholder series. Legend of Grimrock reminds me of that series, but with a modern look and feel to it.
It is a dungeon crawler in which you control a group of prisoners that are kept in a prison inside Mount Grimrock.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers for â‚¬3.29
Next to the Broken Sword series, it was the Gabriel Knight series of adventure games that kept me entertained and wishing for more. The first part of the series features hand-drawn graphics and another interesting story with lots of great puzzles.
Part 2 is also on sale, but it is a FMW game and no longer a hand-drawn game. Still, it is interesting as well.
XIII for â‚¬2.39
The remake of XIII bombed; this one is the original, featuring the classic cell-shading look. It is an action game based on the comic of the same name.
Broforce for â‚¬3.49
Looking for a fun fast-paced action game that you can play with a friend? Then you may want to check out Broforce, a game that is not taking itself too seriously.
It features lots of different characters that you can play as, most taken out of action movies such as Predator, Rambo or Alien. It is tremendous fun if you play it with a friend.
Now You: have a different suggestion? Let everyone know in the comments section below.
You should note that Fallout has a ton of addons which can do everything from improving graphics greatly to improve gameplay.
In my opinion the best games one can get from GOG are:
– Worms Armageddon
– Heroes of Might and Magic 3
– The Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind
– Star Wars Battlefront 1
I’m sure there are more great ones, but these are the ones that I’ve played since launch and still play in 2021, there are other great ones, just outside of my scope. xD
Another great game I still play today is Age of Empires 2. In particular, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is discounted to 13 EUR on Steam and it’s practically a steal.
I wonder if they will ever bring Devotion to the platform, or pretend it never was announced and cancelled in less than two hours.
GOG has a wide choice for anything that’s not released last months. From classics as Morrowind to various FPS of the past, anyone with some interest in games will surely find something interesting. I suggest Masters of Orion for a space-related classic game.