GOG Summer Sale Begins, Offers Cheap Games to Fill the E3 Hole In Your Heart

Hundreds of DRM-free PC games can now be yours on the cheap.

With E3 behind us, we've now gotten a look at many of the games coming later this year (or, in many cases, 2015 and beyond). With a few exceptions, like Entwined, Dead Rising 3's DLC, and the Destiny alpha, the event hasn't left you with anything more to play right now--and that's where the GOG Summer Sale comes in.

As is always the case with GOG, every game sold through the site is DRM-free. That means you can download and play these games offline and never have to worry about using the site again (although it is working on an optional, Steam-style client, GOG Galaxy, for those who want such a thing). "Almost all" of the site's catalog has had its price dropped by at least 50 percent; in many cases, discounts go as high as 90 percent, and giveaways are planned for some point during the sale.

Similar to Steam sales (word has it that service will be offering its own summer sale soon, too), there are daily deals that rotate in every day and flash deals that change every few hours. As of this writing, the flash deals include Hotline Miami for $2 (which is worth more than this just to listen to its soundtrack, let alone play it), Beyond Good & Evil for $2.50, The Swapper for $3, Dyad for $3, and Outlast for $5.

More notable at the moment are the daily bundles. The RollerCoaster Tycoon series--encompassing the first three games, complete with expansion packs--is $9 right now, and the Dungeons & Dragon Masterset--including Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2, Icewind Dale 1 and 2, and more--for $21. These are offered at 75 and 80 percent discounts, respectively, or you can opt to buy individual games from either one at a lower discount. But what's laudable about the way the bundles work is that, if you already own games from either one, you don't lose out: You can buy the remaining games at the full discount.

You can check out the current deals--and get a glimpse of the next wave of flash deals, which currently includes Don't Starve--for yourself at GOG's website.

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Discussion

38 comments
cratecruncher
cratecruncher

When I first started buying from GOG they only had a few old games.  Now they have nearly 1000 and adding dozens daily.  Some haven't been out long at all either.


Yes I have some of the classics on CD.  But most don't work on Win7 64bit and at $1.99 to have a game that will always be available in the cloud and updated for my current OS is a good deal.


I've also noticed that GOG's prices have gotten a LOT better lately compared to Steam.

lilflipp
lilflipp

beyond good and evil and hotline miami worth.

volk036
volk036

The steam summer sale starts on the 18th of June (not sure).

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

you guys should wait for the 30 of june 

most of the indies i bought there were utter crap 

malachi_27
malachi_27

Only purchase worth my consideration would be the D&D Masterset, but, really, what PC gamer doesn't already have the games in which are included?


Beyond Good and Evil is a great one, though I suspect many own that by now, too. 

onefai
onefai

The selection is just abysmal. They will need to pay me to play those games. 

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Good to see others doing deals but honestly. GOG can't come close to Steam sales. GOG sells mostly old games and a lot of crap no one cares about. There are a few good games but that is few and far between. 

punisher70
punisher70

Avoid Orgin at all costs 1 out of 4 games works


SpookyJack
SpookyJack

In GOG I trust.


And now a moment of silence for my wallet.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Good ol Polacks creating some nice competition. I love CD Projekt Red and I love GOG.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I've hardly recovered from the deluge of articles about E3 and now this! I'll see if there's anything good at GoG, but the flood of E3 articles is nothing compared to my backlog. I've played like 3 out of 20 games I own on GoG and am about to start on number four, The Witcher 2. It's good timing to do this before the all-consuming Steam Summer Sale June 19th. Even though my Steam backlog is even worse, there is always something of interest in Steam's big sales. Something both good enough and cheap enough. Like The Gabefather always says: I'm gonna make you an offer you can't refuse.

Stebsis
Stebsis

And Steam sale is supposed to start next week. Kind of glad there's not really anything specific that I want

tomservo51
tomservo51

I still havent played half the games from their last sale!!


Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

To anyone who hasn't heard of or played The Swapper yet, I highly recommend it, especially at that price. 

bernard978
bernard978

Got Shadow Warrior, now let's hope more bigger publishers offer a DRM free option.

Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

If you own The Witcher 1 and/or 2 on GOG you can pre-order The Witcher 3 15% to 20% off.

StickyJr1
StickyJr1

Oh, GOG!  You know you've already emptied my wallet with these games long ago...

headbanger1186
headbanger1186

@volk036 Yeah but to be fair GOG was created by CD Projeckt and they deserve every penny for offering us all a flexible and DRM free experience. Steam also kicks ass though.

Anamon
Anamon

@WingChopMasta I think the "crap" ratio is a lot higher on Steam than it is on GOG. Just browse beyond the front page. All the derivative overpriced hype games that even when reduced 85% offer less play-for-money than most games on GOG.

faizanhd
faizanhd

@WingChopMasta

"a lot of crap no one cares about."

Not everyone on earth likes playing generic action adventure games all day.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@AuronAXE If you love CDPR and GOG, you shouldn't call them Polacks. It's offensive.

Anamon
Anamon

@Hurvl Didn't you know, the sale is the actual game. You don't really have to play the games afterwards, who's got time for that? :P

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Stebsis Me neither, but I'm holding out for a few titles to come down to 5 euros.

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

@bernard978 Shadow Warrior was terrible. Unless you're a big fan of the original, I'd stay away

Mevrick
Mevrick

@Poison-tooth You can own them anywhere, not specifically from GoG, and you'll still get the 20% off. Just enter a validation code.

volk036
volk036

@headbanger1186 @volk036 Well, why not both ? I didn't say GOG's sales are worthless. I'm grabbing great deals from both Steam and GOG. 

SkyAboveThePort
SkyAboveThePort

@Vojtass @AuronAXE It's not offensive if he's a Pole himself, similar to "n-i-g-g-e-r" among black people ;-) PS. the word filter here sucks

kindlewithcare
kindlewithcare

@jeager_titan @spacecadet25 What an idiotic comment. I am more so a PC gamer and I hadn't heard of these guys either. Guess we all can't be as knowledgeable as you are about PC game sellers.

streamline
streamline

What a nice way to treat someone who might become a PC gamer, even if only part time, because of sales like these.