Category: Classic Games

A look at the different ways in which games give us nightmares.

Horror. Horror never changes. Wait a minute, yes it does! If it’s to stay effective, it needs to tap into our deepest fears, while finding fresh ways to expose us to them. This week, Outlast 2 and Little Nightmares, two diametrically different horror games, came to stalk GOG.com, offering us the perfect reminder that there are plenty of ways to be scary.

Where is my mind?

All horror games worth their salt will mess with your head to some degree. Some of them even make it their mission to upset you without actually putting you into any dangerous situations. It’s the promise of something sinister lurking in the shadows that gets to you rather than any monsters physically threatening to drag you away with them. Layers of Fear, The Park, Stories Untold, Fear Equation, the Dark Fall series, and Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon are all examples of games that pull this off with gusto.

A heart attack waiting to happen

Raw, gory, occasionally violent, and very very effective.
They’re the games that combine the horror of getting killed with having to face the nasty face of whatever delivers the blow (if it even has one). Plenty of jump scares are waiting for you around each corner but if the game does its job right, some of the most intense moments come from the buildup leading to them, not because of your pursuer’s ugliness. Outlast 1+2, Amnesia, F.E.A.R. 1+2, Dead Space, SOMA, and Clive Barker’s Undying are all great examples of such scary deadly games.

Beautifully unsettling

Every once in awhile a game comes along that doesn’t aim to make you jump in terror but slowly creeps under your skin, making itself cozy next to your nightmare-inducing glands. The grotesque imagery, the haunting …read more

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Ride the waves of history.

Expeditions: Viking, a historically-tuned strategy about an upcoming Viking clan seeking its destiny beyond the Norse lands, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% launch discount.

Your clan needs you now more than ever. To lead them beyond the borders of your troubled settlement and venture towards Britannia, seeking glory, honor, and a new place to call home. The journey will involve raiding, trading, uneasy alliances, and all the rewarding challenges that come with hammering out your own legacy.

The 10% discount will last until May 4, 2:00 PM UTC.

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Get your gory kicks, like it’s 1996!

STRAFE®, a fast-paced, roguelike first-person shooter with plenty of guts, gusto, and gung-ho attitude, is now available for pre-order, DRM-free on GOG.com!

The monsters are charging you in droves, your weapons are becoming more and more ridiculous, and the levels rearrange themselves every time you die. Or maybe not – it’s hard to tell when there’s so much blood spatter in your eyes. But who needs a map, when you’ve got wicked instincts and insane mobility?

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Skin demonic hordes, answer the call of violence, date lovely chicks!

The second round of Weekly Sale deals brings plenty of yummy Devolver games to the table. Let’s take a closer look at some of those that just joined the feast:

No demon limb is safe when Wang is on the prowl. In Shadow Warrior 2, the potty-mouthed death-dealer returns in full force, blazing through procedurally generated levels and bloodying all kinds of uglies with a devastating combination of magic and sick-looking weapons.

Less graphic but no less spectacular is the violent symphony that all who Enter the Gungeon must know how to dance to. Eccentric anti-heroes, crazy loot, outlandish weapons, and shifting dungeons full of unforgiving enemies. Can you claim the ultimate prize?

That’s not all, though! There’s plenty more to love here, like: Hotline Miami, Dropsy, Hatoful Boyfriend, Reigns, OlliOlli, and several other winners, up to -90%! Don’t forget – there are just a few days left to grab what you want!

Did you miss Monday’s launch of our Weekly Sale? Check it out – it was all about stylish role-playing and tactical challenges.

The Weekly Sale will last until May 1st, 4:00 PM UTC.

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When bad meets evil.

Little Nightmares, the delightfully grotesque adventure of a little girl navigating a vessel full of hungry souls, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com!

Buy Little Nightmares and get INSIDE. This exclusive GOG.com offer will last until May 12, 2017.

Every child might enter the Maw at some point in their lives, led by their impressionable imagination or fear of ordinary things.
It is a horrible, fascinating place, lurking under the ocean. Twisted creatures roam its rotten halls, lumbering their disfigured bodies in a semi-involuntary fashion. But there’s whimsy here too! Everything is out of proportion, comically distorted and embarrassed of its own existence – much like in a Jean-Pierre Jeunet film. And amidst this disturbingly charming playground stands the fragile silhouette of Six, a girl in a yellow raincoat that desperately wants to escape.

–Reviews Roundup–

Want to know what the critics have to say about Little Nightmares? Come take a look:

RockPaperShotgun loved almost every minute of it.
Polygon admits that the game worked its way into their dreams with its creepy charm.
Eurogamer calls it a masterpiece of meat and malice, swiftly consumed but with a lingering aftertaste. Yummy.
Destructoid got a dish of heart-pounding terror, that left them hungry for more.
Videogamer found it intensely unsettling, horribly beautiful, and with amazing attention to detail.

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United colors of bouncing.

de Blob, the wildly colorful 3D platformer where you paint your exploits all over a grey city, is now available DRM-free on GOG.com with a 25% launch discount.

They sucked all color out of de Blob’s city, but he still got plenty to spare. And spatter. And splatter. He’s a bouncing menace of painterly mayhem and he will squash any evil I.N.K.T. forces standing in his way, even if that means blowing up his shapely form, teaming up with Color Revolutionaries, or drawing color patterns all over the streets of this once vibrant city.

The 25% discount will last until May 4, 5:00 PM UTC.

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Find what you’re looking for faster, easier, and with style.

As some of you have already noticed, today we launched an overhauled navigation system for GOG.com. The goal is simple: to make it faster, simpler, and better for you to explore our store and find what you’re looking for.

Browsing our catalog has never been easier: mouse over the Store tab for a neat dropdown menu that contains ongoing sales, a detailed breakdown of our games categories, and several top-tier suggestions.
To bring our games closer to you, we’ve also made several improvements to our search engine, so locating the title you’re after should be much more straightforward now. Those accessing our store through mobile will notice that these changes have dramatically improved their experience, as well.

But that’s not all! If you want to reach Support, interact with the Community, or manage your Account, you’ll find that the intuitive dropdown menus make for a much more fluid experience, saving you time that could be spent playing your favorite games!

Your account name and avatar are now clearly visible on top at all times, so you can tell at a glance if you’re logged in and on which account. Last but not least, redeeming gift codes and switching between languages or currencies is now more readily available with no need to scroll to the bottom of the page.

Enjoy!

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The color of darkness.

Scanner Sombre, a claustrophobic experience set inside a network of tunnels devoid of light, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 20% discount and the studio’s previous games included as bonuses: Darwinia, Uplink, Multiwinia, and DEFCON.

You wake up in a cave that echoes with the danger of the unknown. Confused and helpless, your only hope is to use your scanning device to explore the surrounding darkness and find an exit. With each beam, the caverns turn into a tapestry woven by colored dots. With each beam, the horrible truth comes alive.

The offers will last until May 3, 2:00 PM UTC.
If you already own any of these bonus games on GOG.com, please contact our support team to request a giftable game code.

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Punching above your level.

Ruin of the Reckless, a punishing, melee-focused roguelike with swift moves and neat grooves, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 15% launch discount.

Eternity ain’t that bad a deal if you can spend it blazing through a randomly generated tower, punching adorable creepers out of your way. Sure, reaching the top is the ultimate prize, but the equipment you pick up, the moves you pull off, and the gleeful destruction you deliver are truly their own rewards.

Grab the OST for some addictive tunes, or go for the Collector’s Edition Art Pack, if you want a behind-the-scenes look at the game’s lovely pixel art.

The 15% discount will last until May 3, 2:00 PM UTC.

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Bad blood.

The fourth Episode of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 15% discount!

Tensions are running high as the revelations surrounding New Frontier’s leadership cause a new round of explosive confrontations. Javier must help steer his community’s decisions but with a wave of walkers fast approaching and Clem on the warpath, all options seem to drive the hate and fear of the survivors towards a breaking point.

This gives you access to all five episodes of A New Frontier.

The 15% discount will last until May 2, 5:00 PM UTC.

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