Maybe my notion of time is getting a bit wonky in my previous age, however didn’t we simply end Spring Sale season every week or two in the past? No matter – low-cost video games are all the time in model. GOG’s summer sale opens with a giveaway of Goldhawk Interactive’s stable X-Com tribute Xenonauts. GOG additionally requested us to select a number of favourites from the sale, so check out our list on GOG.
Xenonauts might have a barely drab exterior, however underneath the gray and beige lies the center of 1994’s X-Com: UFO Defense. Good for armchair commanders that need one thing a bit extra granular than Firaxis’s fashionable XCOM reboot. Plus, it’s a great way to mud off the cobwebs earlier than Phoenix Point absolutely drags the method into the 2010s.
As has grow to be customary for GOG, there’s free bonus video games for spending cash in the course of the sale. Those who spend £3.59 (presumably equal to $5) get a free copy of Failbetter’s nautical (however good) post-Lovecraftian ocean journey Sunless Sea. Coincidentally, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (one other of RPS’s suggestions) simply occurs to price precisely that quantity to the penny. Spend £14.19 ($20, by my approximation) and also you get attractive puzzler Rime, too, which John gushed profusely over here.
As underrated as Bloodlines is, I wouldn’t advocate enjoying it with out Wesp5’s incredibly extensive unofficial patch, which up to date once more simply this April. My private suggestion from the RPS Collection could be deliciously amoral isometric mech-shooter Brigador. While I’d not usually advocate upgrading to the Deluxe edition of a sport, I’ll right here as a result of the marginally costlier version comes with the completely stonking soundtrack and an audiobook, which is compelling stuff in the event you like sci-fi mech-war tales.
Alice says it’s best to all purchase Far Cry 2 (additionally on our shortlist), as a result of – and I quote – “p.s. Far Cry 2 is the best one”. I can not argue with this assertion. Odd coincidence that it’s additionally a sport about being an amoral mercenary bastard. It’s a much more centered and thematically constant factor than newer video games within the collection. Far Cry 2 is bleak and oppressive and never particularly enjoyable in probably the most conventional sense of the phrase, nevertheless it’s the closest we’ve needed to a Heart of Darkness sport up to now.
The GOG Summer Sale continues till June 18th, though the Xenonauts giveaway ends in underneath 48 hours, so snap that up whilst you can. Plus, there’s a new set of GOG Connect games you possibly can copy over out of your Steam account – once more, time-limited.