One more year, one more GOG winter/holiday season/end-of-the-year DRM-free sale. This sale seems to put most of their games with a 50% discount, but of course you will want to double check this before you buy any title. They also offer some daily/flash deals where the discount can go up to 70% or more.
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. Warning: Some of these titles are quite retro. Enjoy!
- FTL: Faster Than Light (9.5/10) [Review] (50% – $4.99)
- Master of Orion 1+2 (8.9/10) [Review for 2] (50% – $2.99)
- Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (includes Alien Crossfire expansion – $2.99) One of the best sci-fi strategy games ever!
- Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition ($4.99) GalCiv2 is better though.
- Space Empires IV: Deluxe ($4.99) Old-school 4X gamer? You’ll probably like it! :)
Other Space and Sci-Fi strategy deals (most at 50% off):
- Smugglers V ($4.99) <- Recent
- Battle Worlds: Kronos (33% off – $19.99) <- Recent
- Battle Isle: Platinum ($4.99)
- Conquest: Frontier Wars (2.99)
- Dark Reign + Expansion $4.99)
- Dark Reign 2 ($2.99)
- Earth 2140: Trilogy ($2.99)
- Earth 2150: Trilogy ($2.99)
- Earth 2160 ($2.99)
- Fallout Tactics ($4.99)
- Ground Control + Expansion ($2.99)
- Ground Control 2: Special Edition ($2.99)
- Haegemonia: Gold Edition ($4.99)
- Master of Orion 3 ($4.99)
- Moonbase Commander ($2.99)
- Nexus: The Jupiter Incident ($4.99)
- Space Colony HD ($4.99)
- Star Control 1+2 ($2.99)
- Star Control 3 ($2.99)
- Star Wolves ($4.99)
- Startopia ($2.99)
- Total Annihilation: Commander Pack ($2.99)
- UFO: Aftermath ($2.99)
- UFO: Aftershock ($4.99)
- UFO: Afterlight ($4.99)
Other Space and Sci-Fi non-strategy deals (most at 50% off):
- Descent 1+2 (60% off – $3.99)
- Descent 3 (60% off – $3.99)
- Freespace + Expansion ($2.99)
- Freespace 2 (60% off - $3.99)
- Space Quest 1+2+3 ($4.99)
- Space Quest 4+5+6 ($4.99)
- Starflight 1+2 ($2.99)
- Strike Suit Zero (33% off – $9.99)
- Sword of the Stars: The Pit ($3.49)
- Syndicate ($2.99)
- 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)
Other great strategy (all at 50% off):
- Age of Wonders ($2.99)
- Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard’s Throne ($4.99)
- Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic ($4.99)
- 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)
- Jagged Alliance 2 ($4.99) <- Excellent if you like X-COM.
- Master of Magic ($2.99) <- Great fantasy 4X by the same designer of Master of Orion.
- Pharaoh + Cleopatra ($4.99) <- Precedes Zeus. Among the best city-building as well.
- Sid Meier’s Colonization ($2.99) Retro, but so good!
- Zeus + Poseidon ($4.99) <- Among the best city-building strategy ever made.
These deals are included in GOG’s “2013 DRM-Free Winter Sale”, which puts almost all of GOG’s catalog at 50% off. The prices listed above were the ones presented at the time this article was posted. The sale supposedly ends on December 29th but 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 in becomes available as a daily deal or bundle deal, and then buy it before December 29th. Happy (DRM-free) gaming!Subscribe RSS
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