GOG’s Wacky Summer Promo and Free Games
GOG.com are known for their generosity and they certainly live up to that reputation. To promote their new ‘Battle of the Games’ sale they’re giving away two of the Ultima World classics, Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire and Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams, DRM free as per GOG usual at no cost.
“Great!” you might say, “What’s this Battle of the Games then?”. Well..
In a now forgotten era of gaming some of the most recognisable franchises were born. During this time privacy, DRM and other modern issues simply didn’t exist for your average gamer and thankfully they don’t have to now.
Good Old Games offers an unparalleled service that brings some of the most acclaimed classic games to a digital platform free of some of the many issues that would otherwise make playing that 1989 copy of Space Quest a nightmare. Every single game offered on GOG is compatible with Windows XP, and perhaps more impressively, Vista which is no small feat considering both the notorious hostility of the operating system as well as the fact that some of the titles predate the ’90s. And while it may be a near impossibility to pick up a retail copy of Alone in the Dark at your local game store GOG certainly aren’t taking advantage of the fact.