And, after others have done their sales, it’s time for GOG and its collection of DRM-free games to have a go.
For the ones who don’t know, DRM-free games are games that don’t impose restrictions on their use. They don’t impose limits to how or where you play them, and usually don’t require a third-party tool to run. DRM-free games are more flexible and give you more freedom without the need for serials, installation activation, online verification or other enforced restrictions. Of course, copyright rules still apply and it is assumed that you don’t pirate the games, of course.
So, what does GOG has to offer on the realm of space-based, science-fiction themed and great strategy gaming?
Here’s our list. The must-buy ones are the first three :) Unfortunately we don’t have reviews for the rest. So, at least check GOG’s rating before buying. Warning: Some of these titles are quite retro. Enjoy!
- FTL: Faster Than Light (9.5/10) [Review] (25% – $7.49)
- Master of Orion 1+2 (8.9/10) [Review for 2] (50% – $2.99)
- Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (50% – $2.99). One of the best sci-fi strategy games ever!
Other Space and Sci-Fi strategy deals (all 50% off):
- Space Colony HD ($4.99)
- Moonbase Commander ($2.99)
- Total Annihilation: Commander Pack ($2.99)
- Star Control 1+2 ($2.99)
- Star Control 3 ($2.99)
- Earth 2140: Trilogy ($2.99)
- Earth 2150: Trilogy ($2.99)
- Earth 2160 ($2.99)
- Haegemonia: Gold Edition ($4.99)
- Star Wolves ($4.99)
- UFO: Aftermath ($2.99)
- UFO: Aftershock ($4.99)
- UFO: Afterlight ($4.99)
- Startopia ($2.99)
- Dark Reign + Expansion $4.99)
- Dark Reign 2 ($2.99)
- Nexus: The Jupiter Incident ($4.99)
- Fallout Tactics ($4.99)
- Master of Orion 3 ($4.99)
- Battle Isle: Platinum ($4.99)
- Ground Control + Expansion ($2.99)
- Ground Control 2: Special Edition ($2.99)
Other Space and Sci-Fi non-strategy deals (all 50% off):
- Freespace + Expansion ($2.99)
- Freespace 2 ($4.99)
- Descent 1+2 ($4.99)
- Descent 3 ($4.99)
- Wing Commander 1+2 ($2.99)
- Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger ($2.99)
- Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom ($2.99)
- Wing Commander: Privateer ($2.99)
- Space Quest 1+2+3 ($4.99)
- Space Quest 4+5+6 ($4.99)
- Starflight 1+2 ($2.99)
Other great strategy (all 50% off):
- Heroes of Might & Magic ($4.99) <- Oh, the memories… :)
- Heroes of Might & Magic II: Gold Edition ($4.99)
- Heroes of Might & Magic III: Complete Edition ($4.99)
- Pharaoh + Cleopatra ($4.99)
- Zeus + Poseidon ($4.99) <- Among the best city-building strategy ever made.
- Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard’s Throne ($4.99)
- Sid Meier’s Colonization ($2.99) Retro, but so good!
- Jagged Alliance 2 ($4.99) <- Very good if you like X-COM.
These deals are included in the GOG Holiday sale which has almost all of GOG’s game catalogue at 50% off during the holiday season. The sales end on January 3rd 2013. Note that some promotions may end sooner.
\Edit: GOG is offering special deals each day in which they discount games even further (75% or so). To ensure you receive the maximum discount, you might want to wait until the game you’re interested in becomes available as a daily deal, or then buy it before Jan 3rd. Thanks Bryan!Subscribe RSS
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