Category: Classic Games

One of the best things about video games is that they let you experience things that you may never, or can never, experience in real life. Epic fantasy battles, intense gunfights, space exploration, and more are all possible.

One of our favorite things that games can let us experience is what it feels like to be a secret agent, to stealthily complete missions, to stop the bad guys without ever making a sound. It’s a feeling that you’d be hard-pressed to replicate in real life (without serious risk to yourself!), which makes stealth games all the more appealing.

With the release of classic Metal Gear titles on GOG.COM, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at some of the classic and most amazing stealth game series to ever grace our screens. Check them out below!

Hitman

There are not many video game stars more recognizable than Agent 47. His pressed suit, his bald head, his barcode tattoo. The Hitman series has been going strong for two decades, and for good reason, it’s an amazing stealth video game!

As Agent 47, you have a variety of weapons and gadgets at your disposal, and you can don the outfits of unsuspecting people you take out, letting you into places that would be impossible otherwise. And don’t forget, hide those bodies! Any old freezer or closet should do just fine. Let’s just hope the maid doesn’t have to go in there for any reason.

Thief

If donning business suits and guns aren’t your style, then maybe it is time to dive into the Thief series. This first-person stealth title has you playing as a trained thief through a variety of different settings.

You’ll have plenty of gadgets to help you on your journey, so get creative while staying silent. And while you …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Ride a powerful creature in the new, remade version of the action-adventure classic! Panzer Dragoon: Remake is now available DRM-free on GOG.COM with a 10% discount until 2nd October, 1 PM UTC! Armed with a deadly gun from the past, and the guidance of your armored blue dragon, you must fulfill your destiny and keep the Prototype Dragon from reaching the Tower or die trying.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive discounts. Visit the “Privacy & settings” section of your GOG.COM account to join now!

…read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Starting in 1987, this famous stealth series has kept us on the edge of our seats. Here are 5 reasons why you should take a shot at the Metal Gear series, starting with its first classic installments that you can now buy on GOG.COM.

1. The series introduced stealth gameplay to video games

Described originally as Tactical Espionage Action, Metal Gear, released in 1987, showed gamers that prudence can trump an all-out attack. The main hero of the story, Solid Snake, has to infiltrate a heavily fortified state of Outer Heaven to destroy Metal Gear, a walking tank capable of launching nuclear missiles.

Much to gamers’ surprise at the time, the “Rambo” approach of shooting your way through Outer Heaven proved counterproductive in Konami’s title. In fact, keeping a low profile and hiding from the guards in the shadows or behind obstacles was a much more effective way to succeed. From that time, many other stealth games were born, like Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Dishonored, but it was Metal Gear who first opened the door to a more sneaky way of playing.

2. The plot is full of twists and is more than meets the eye

The development team behind the first Metal Gear games, with Hideo Kojima on top, simply loved multi-layered spy intrigues. Without spoiling anything, the story of Metal Gear Solid from 1998 starts as a typical infiltration mission and ends up showing Solid Snake more about himself than he would probably wish to know. Plot twists are a backbone of the Metal Gear series’ story, and you have to be ready to be confused more than once.

3. A set of memorable, over-the-top characters

The lore of the Metal Gear series is very cinematic, not surprisingly, because its creators are huge silver …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Award-winning games, a feature film, an animated TV series, and books – the franchise created in 1990 by Chris Roberts has expanded beyond imagination. The 30th anniversary of the Wing Commander release is the perfect opportunity to look back at the story behind one of the most famous space simulators of all time.

Above and beyond

Game developer Chris Roberts had already worked at Origin Systems for a few years when he came up with an idea for a game that he described as “World War II in space.” Released in 1990, Wing Commander was a major breakthrough in the space combat genre, as it combined action-packed 3D gameplay with cinematic story elements and lore.

Set in the year 2654, Wing Commander tells the story of a war between the human-led Terran Confederation and Kilrathi, a feline race inspired by Larry Niven’s books. You become a nameless pilot transferred to the TCS Tiger’s Claw space carrier. Along with other pilots, you must commit to a series of ferocious space battles and dogfights that results in an attack on the Kilrathi High Command starbase.

A cinematic story

What helped make Wing Commander stand out from other contemporary space combat games at the time was an engaging story that accompanied the fun gameplay. In between space battles, you could explore the TCS Tiger’s Claw’s board to see what other pilots had to say about ongoing events.

This approach, coupled with dynamic gameplay, made Wing Commander a massive success and Computer Gaming World’s Overall Game of the Year award in 1991.

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi took all the elements from the original game and refined them. This time, our hero had to make ends meet after the TCS Tiger’s Claw carrier was destroyed by a Kilrathi surprise attack. To …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

It’s kind of wild to think that the classic video game Pong came out 50 years ago. That’s five decades worth of memorable gaming experiences with some of the most classic video game series starting with the 8-bit era of games on consoles.

Two amazing experiences from this time both came from Konami in the form of Castlevania and Contra. These two series are still talked about today and have spawned many sequels and inspired countless other titles.

What’s even more amazing is that they still hold up to this day and gamers of any era can appreciate them for their gameplay, stories, and art.

Now that we’re adding the awesome Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania & Contra to our evergrowing library of games on GOG.COM, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at some of the games that defined a generation.

Castlevania

First released in 1986, Castlevania has you playing as Simon Belmont. Your task? Defeat Count Dracula, the vampire. It features 18 levels divided between 6 stages. While your iconic whip will be your main weapon, you’ll have access to sub-weapons like holy water, a dagger, and more.

These additional weapons helped make each run-through unique and allowed players to cater to their playstyles around the weapons they enjoyed most.

Even in 1986 and with 8-bit graphics, Konami was creating atmospheric titles and Castlevania is the perfect example. The game takes heavy inspiration from horror movies and the director of the game, Hitoshi Akamatsu, notes that he approached the game with a “film director’s eye,” and that he wanted players to feel like they were playing a horror movie.

Another fun fact, the iconic whip not only fits the game’s setting, but Akamatsu was also a big fan of the Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and wanted …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Travel to the great unknown and conquer distant galaxies! The latest Weekend Sale on GOG.COM is dedicated to DRM-free games set in space accompanied by discounts reaching 90%. Apart from them, we have a Special Sale featuring outstanding titles from Team17 up to 80% off. Take a look at some of the discounted games:

Homeworld Remastered Collection (-90%) is an epic RTS genre where you take control over a space fleet and build an armada across more than 30 single-player missions.

STAR WARS: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (-65%) is a space simulator that lets you fly over 50 combat missions in 9 meticulously enhanced Star Wars starfighters with or against your friends.

Worms: Armageddon (-80%) is a hilarious artillery game that you can enjoy on your own or with all your friends. Use over 55 weird and wonderful weapons to wreak havoc!

Check more discounted games and be sure to read our article about the cult Wing Commander series. Both the latest Weekend Sale and Special Sale featuring Team17 games will end on 28th September 2020, 1 PM UTC.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive discounts. Visit the “Privacy & settings” section of your GOG.COM account to join now!

…read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Get ready for a fast-paced 3D platformer that has you using parkour skills and a grappling hook to scale and ride walls while fighting enemies with a laser gun. Cyber Hook is now available DRM-free on GOG.COM with a 15% discount lasting until 8th October 2020, 5 PM UTC. Hurtle forward in a vibrant retro wave environment to test skills and reflexes, but be careful – one missed jump can mean life or death.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive discounts. Visit the “Privacy & settings” section of your GOG.COM account to join now!

…read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

The First Cylon War is about to get even more fierce! Today 2 DLCs – Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Modern Ships Pack and Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Armistice – join GOG.COM’s DRM-free fleet along with exclusive offers.

If you buy Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Armistice until 1st October 2020, 2 PM UTC, you’ll receive Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Modern Ships Pack for free. Also until 1st October 2020, 2 PM UTC, Battlestar Galactica Deadlock is available on GOG.COM with a 65% discount while its selected DLCs are 30% off.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive discounts. Visit the “Privacy & settings” section of your GOG.COM account to join now!

…read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Immerse yourself in a turn-based strategy where powerful monsters will challenge your tactical skills. Against The Moon is now available DRM-free on GOG.COM. Lead a squad of powerful heroes to defeat the Furos, the nightmare creatures of the Moon, and restore humanity as the rightful rulers of Earth. Craft your own deck, upgrade your cards, and level up your characters to combat bizarre and dangerous opponents.

Until 1st October 2020, 1 PM UTC, Against The Moon base game, artbook, and OST are available on GOG.COM with a 15% discount while the entire bundle is 20% off.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive discounts. Visit the “Privacy & settings” section of your GOG.COM account to join now!

…read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Humanity is under siege again! The only ones that can stop the alien invasion are the misfit members of the Earth Defense Force and their leader – Sam “Serious” Stone.

That’s right, Serious Sam 4 is now available DRM-free on GOG.COM! Once again armed with a slew of devastating weapons and perfectly timed one-liners, you will fight your way through swarms of aliens commanded by the Notorious Mental.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive discounts. Visit the “Privacy & settings” section of your GOG.COM account to join now!

…read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games