And here we go again. GOG’s DRM-free summer sales are up and will be so until July 5, 2013.
What’s special about GOG (previously known as Good Old Games) is the fact that their games are DRM-free, which means these games are really yours and there are no limits to how or where you play them. And, usually, you don’t need a third-party tool to run them. DRM-free games are more flexible and give you more freedom. No 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.
Here’s our GOG list. What GOG has to offer on the realm of space-based, science-fiction themed and great strategy gaming. Now on sale (about 50% in most cases).
The must-buy ones are the first five or six :) Unfortunately we don’t have reviews for all. So, at least check GOG’s rating before you buy. Warning: Some of these titles are quite retro. Enjoy!
- FTL: Faster Than Light (9.5/10) [Review] (75% – $2.49)
- 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!
- Space Empires IV: Deluxe (50% – $4.99) Old-school gamer? You’ll probably like it! :)
- Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition (50% – $4.99) GalCiv2 is better though.
- Turn-based Strategies Supreme (bundle) You may want to check this one today ;)
Other Space and Sci-Fi strategy deals (all at 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)
- Conquest: Frontier Wars (2.99)
Other Space and Sci-Fi non-strategy deals (all at 50% off):
- Strike Suit Zero ($4.99)
- Syndicate ($2.99)
- 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 at 50% off):
- Master of Magic ($2.99)
- Heroes of Might & Magic ($4.99)
- Heroes of Might & Magic II: Gold Edition ($4.99) <- Oh, the memories… :)
- Heroes of Might & Magic III: Complete Edition ($4.99)
- Zeus + Poseidon ($4.99) <- Among the best city-building strategy ever made.
- Pharaoh + Cleopatra ($4.99) <- Precedes Zeus. Among the best city-building as well.
- Age of Wonders ($2.99)
- Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard’s Throne ($4.99)
- Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic ($4.99)
- Sid Meier’s Colonization ($2.99) Retro, but so good!
- Jagged Alliance 2 ($4.99) <- Excellent if you like X-COM.
These deals are included in GOG’s “2013 DRM-Free Summer Sale”, which has almost all of GOG’s game catalogue at 50% off. The prices listed above were the ones set when the article was posted. The sales end on July 5th 2013. Note that some promotions may end sooner.
Note also that GOG is offering special deals each day in which they discount games even further (75% or so), sometimes if bought on a bundle. To make sure you receive the maximum discount, you might want to wait until a particular game you’re interested becomes available as a daily deal, or bundle deal, and then buy it before July 5th. Happy gaming!Subscribe RSS
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