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GOG Harvest Sale 2020 | parasurv's webspace

Date: 2020-08-24

Another nice sale at GOG until September 1st. This will be a recommendation post about some really nice DRM-free games.

The sale has 1500 games.

Good Old Games

Dark Reign was one the best strategy games in late 90s. Specifically that units used high ground, that actually mattered for visibility and aim.

Might and Magic 6 pack - this is the first 6 games of the RPG series, Might and Magic, for less than 3 USD. I have recently seen the 6th game, and it looked fun if you are fan of the party based dungeon crawler genre. Note that the first game is from 1986 and the 6th one is from 1998. I would have bought it, but I am not a big fantasy guy myself (more like sci-fi).

Note: this is not the turn-based strategy series, which is called Heroes of Might and Magic.

Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition - one of the RPGs I will play someday (tm).

Deus Ex games - all of them are on sale. The franchise maybe uneven quality, but this is still games that goes into history books (especially the first one).

Myst: Masterpiece Edition - this is the remake version of the original Myst game. Interestingly the game runs with ScummVM, but there is no Linux support.

Thief series - OK, I am biased. This is the best game series of all time, and you can't tell me otherwise. You can get all 3 games around 3.5 USD, it's a steal (pun intended). Thief Gold / Thief II / Thief Deadly Shadows.
Visit [[../thief-corner.html][]] for more information.

Beyond Good & Evil - third person action adventure game.

Panzer General II - an old time turn-based strategy classic, where you control the tanks on the battlefield. You can control both Axis and Allied forces.

Titanic: Adventure Out of Time - I remember seeing this game in a magazine. It captured my attention, because there is a free roaming mode where you can freely walk through the Titanic. Story mode I think it's time based so you can't just take your time with everything, which is understandable, since your are on a soon to be sinking ship.

Phantasmagoria - point and click adventure-horro game, doesn't really do justice to this title. I think it original came on 7 CD-ROMs, in 1995 with full motion videos! edit: GOG did a 25th anniversary look back at this game, which was certainly a milestone in video game history.

Newer games

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - This is one of the most interesting games in recent years.

/"Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua's mind."/

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Commandos like gameplay, but in the Japanese Edo era in 1620.

This War of Mine: Complete Edition - wargames are almost always about from the soldiers perspective, but not this one. We are civilians try to survives with random people in a city during a civil war. We have to survive until the war is over, build a busy, make yourself at home and go out at night and get more materials for building and weapons, foods and other stuff.

Blasphemous - a soulslike game, with nice pixelart graphics. Very responsive controls and interesting, religious story.

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