GOG is offering 27 free games to help you relax at home

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Credit: Beneath a Steel Sky

GOG.com wants to help you keep your sanity while everyone’s sheltering in place, so the DRM-free platform’s handing out a whole lot of oldies-but-goodies for free—27 of them (Fun fact: GOG.com started out as Good Old Games). These should scratch your nostalgia itch, and the vast majority should run on the integrated graphics of even the most modest modern laptops.

“Even if the sun is shining and the flowers have already started to bloom where you live, health and safety are on everybody’s mind right now,” the new ‘Stay at home and play some games’ landing page says. “Closing the shades and playing video games can be one of the good ways to relax and pass the time when you stay at home. We’re here to help you choose your next great adventure with this selection of free games from our catalog and a massive Spring Sale running until March 30th.”

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Here’s the full list of freebies you’ll find on offer, including Gwent, the card game based on Witcher 3:

  • Akalabeth: World of Doom
  • Alder’s Blood Prologue
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Bio Menace
  • Builders of Egypt: Prologue
  • Cayne
  • Doomdark’s revenge
  • Eschalon: Book I
  • Flight of the Amazon Queen
  • GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
  • Hello Neighbor Alpha Version
  • Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy
  • Legend of Keepers: Prologue
  • The Lords of Midnight
  • Lure of the Temptress
  • Overload – Playable Teaser
  • Postal: Classic and Uncut
  • Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves
  • Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
  • Stargunner
  • Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
  • Teenagent
  • Treasure Adventure Game
  • Tyrian 2000
  • Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
  • Ultima World of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
  • Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

Reading over the selection gives me the urge to hop back into Ultima, Postal, and Shadow Warrior to relive the glory days of my youth. If you’re interested in test-driving newer games, Steam’s also throwing a Spring Game Festival that offers dozens upon dozens of demos for games that were originally supposed to be shown off at GDC 2020 before the event was canceled. Of course, the Epic Games Store is still giving away between one and three games week in and week out.

If you’re stuck at home, you’ve got all the games you need to enjoy yourself, at no cost whatsoever. Crack open a cold one and go get lost in some virtual worlds.

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Brad Chacos

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